About

Careers

Advantages of Working in an Independent School

  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Support offered through teacher induction, peer mentoring and professional growth programs
  • Motivated students & supportive parents
  • Stimulating and collegial environment
  • Strong network of QAIS colleagues
  • Teaching excellence
  • Active involvement in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Source: Quebec Association of Independent Schools
ECS attracts and inspires students, teachers, and administrators who are visionary and creative thinkers and doers. At the heart of our dynamic culture are the girls from Kindergarten to Grade 11 whose energy and love of learning make working at ECS an extraordinary experience.
As well as providing an excellent work environment, ECS offers a generous salary and benefits package.

If you are looking for an opportunity to help move an excellent school forward, please send us your application.

Career Opportunities

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  • Learning to Learn Program Coordinator

    Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s (ECS) is a small school by design. As a community-oriented independent girls’ school in the Montreal-area, we embrace a progressive approach to 21st century learning with a focus on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in our students from K-11. The mission of the school is to nurture each student to carve her own future and to care about the future of others as a global citizen in a rapidly changing professional landscape.

    ECS is seeking a Learning To Learn Program Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a dynamic and forward-thinking setting and understands with us that education changes lives. ECS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We welcome and encourage qualified applicants who share our commitment.

    Department: Learning to Learn Program
    Position Group: 60% Admin and 40% Teaching
    Reports To: JS Director and MS/SS Academic Leads
    Status: 100% load, Contract position

    Our School

    ECS is an innovative, best-in-class, research-led learning community that collaborates to help each of our students achieve personal growth and whole-girl wellness. Operating through bold leadership, courageous innovation, and authentic engagement, our ECS community values and stewards each girl’s distinct journey. Our purpose is to teach, model, inspire and encourage our students, ultimately preparing them to become successful global citizens. We are a K-11 school in Westmount, Quebec.

    Learning to Learn Mission

    The overall mission of Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s Learning to Learn program is to support diverse teaching and learning practices throughout all three divisions; junior, middle and senior, of the school. Specifically, Learning to Learn’s mission is founded on the following four pillars: i) meeting the remedial needs of Tier 3 students ii) providing additional support for all students in order that they may reach their individual potentials iii) collaborate with and support all teachers understanding and implementation of differentiated instruction iv) support parent awareness and understanding of issues related to differentiation. Thus the specific responsibilities of all Learning to Learn Strategy Specialists stem from this mission.

    Responsibilities:

    The Learning to Learn Coordinator must have several years of teaching experience supporting students with learning challenges within a school setting. The successful candidate should have proven expertise forging collaborative partnerships and possess a dynamic long term vision concerning the implementation and development of support programs within inclusive school settings. Established ties
    with the special education community is desirable. A solid understanding of and sensitivity to the way in which students learn as well as an expertise in the area of diverse teaching and learning strategies is essential. The chosen candidate is expected to be and to remain up-to-date on research proven best practices, principles of explicit and scaffolded instruction, differentiation and current curricular trends.

    Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Maintain and support the further development of a strong, collaborative and effective learning support team
    • Chair weekly Learning to Learn meetings to develop and enhance the program and support colleagues
    • Plan, schedule and evaluate departmental support services for Tier 2 and 3 students
    • Develop strategic plans to ensure sustainability of the L2L program
    • Continue to define policies and procedures with respect to allocation of resources and provision of services at different levels
    • Establish communication protocols for all partners; student, parents, teachers and administrators
    • Work closely with admissions to showcase the L2L department as well as establish admissions policies for students with recognized learning differences
    • Develop, oversee and supervise the implementation of student-centered learning skills initiatives such as strategic homework programs, executive functioning, notetaking and study skills workshops
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of proactive early intervention programs such as phonological awareness screening and training at the kindergarten level
    • Develop and implement professional development programs for staff on effective practices and differentiated instruction
    • Develop and implement parent education programs including written material and workshops on learning differences, home support for learning skills and study skills, promotion of literacy from a young age
    • Maintain referral process at all levels
    • Complete standardized educational assessments, when warranted, providing written reports with results and recommendations
    • Oversee the referral of students for outside evaluations; reading, summarizing and disseminating all salient information
    • Develop and maintain Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in collaboration with other Learning to Learn specialists and classroom teachers
    • Train invigilators, maintain accommodation spreadsheet and oversee and provide accommodations to students as per schedule and when necessary
    • Maintain department budget
    • Maintain and build material resources
    • Provide explicit, scaffolded on-going instruction to Tier 2 and 3 students to support the acquisition of grade appropriate skills
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers to differentiate and/or modify instruction and accommodate assessments
    • Collaborate with content tutors facilitating transmission of salient and relevant information and/or materials
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Masters Degree in Special Education or related area
    • Quebec Teaching Licence required
    • Proven leadership skills and teaching skills
    • Effective team member
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong professional relationships with students, colleagues, administration and parents
    • Comfort with technology and a demonstrated ability to teach students to use assistive technology
    • Concern for the whole student
    • Bilingualism is an asset
    Letters of application, accompanied by a resume, should be emailed by August 13th, 2021 to: shenkerj@ecs.qc.ca.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Marketing Strategist

    Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s (ECS) is a small school by design. As a community-oriented independent girls’ school in the Montreal-area, we embrace a progressive approach to 21st century learning with a focus on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in our students from K-11. The mission of the school is to nurture each student to carve her own future and to care about the future of others as a global citizen in a rapidly changing professional landscape.

    ECS is seeking a Marketing Strategist to join our team. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a dynamic and forward-thinking setting and understands with us that education changes lives. ECS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We welcome and encourage qualified applicants who share our commitment. 

    Reporting to the Director of Admissions & Brand Story, and working in tandem with the Communications team, the Marketing Strategist; will plan, implement and coordinate the School’s marketing by providing the strategies and content to support the mission of the School and the current strategic plan, as well as help communicate and strengthen the Brand Story as it evolves.

    Responsibilities:  
    • Develops the ECS narrative to share with internal and external audiences
    • Manage media and public relations for the School
    • Develops and drives multi-channel communication and marketing strategies
    • Track analytics, performance and engagement
    • Develop and pitch specific stories and story lines to improve editorial coverage
    • Ensures the School’s brand is represented appropriately in communications and marketing initiatives
    • Develop and maintain relationships with industry journalists and community leaders
    • Create and optimize existing content on the School’s website to keep it on target with the Brand Story 
    • Work alongside the Communications team on social media content, events, annual school and community content, and the School’s strategic priorities 
    • Assess market competition by comparing the school's marketing to competitors' marketing
    • Monitor marketing trends and appropriately apply that knowledge to the communications goals of the School 
    • Communicate the Strategic Plan to our stakeholders

    Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field 
    • Minimum three years pertinent experience in marketing, ideally in a nonprofit environment or an advertising agency setting or a school.
    • Knowledge of Google and social media analytics
    • Familiarity with the Montreal English private school system an asset 
    • Ability to write, edit and proofread to a professional standard
    • Have a thorough knowledge of social media platforms and leveraging social media as part of a marketing and public relations strategy
    • Team player who is proactive, positive, adaptable and resilient
    • Excellent English communication, writing and presentation skills; demonstrated success writing marketing content.
    • Strong French verbal communication, skills in presentation and booking ads and dealing with external partners
    • Strategic and creative thinker; strong problem-solving skills 
    • Strong interpersonal skills to establish, develop and maintain key relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including colleagues, students, parents, alumni, volunteers and external partners 
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
    To apply, please submit your letter of application and resumé by e-mail by August 6th, 2021 to: hr@ecs.qc.ca.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Replacement Elementary Cycle 2 or 3 English and Math

    Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be part of a progressive team that is redefining the status quo in education to meet the rapid and disruptive change that schools face today?
     
    Our Why:
    When ECS opened its doors in 1909, our school was determined to do things differently and redefine girls’ education by provoking imperative social change. Today, we follow in our founders’ trailblazing footsteps as we embrace this ever-changing world and champion innovation in educational landscapes. We go beyond traditional subject excellence to address the need for a relevant 21st century education designed particularly for K-11 girls’ voice and choice.  At ECS, you will hear her say:  I am the entrepreneur of my own future!
     
    Why You?
    Our heritage was shaped by two avant-garde women, Miss Edgar and Miss Cramp; their entrepreneurial spirit continues to shape our legacy, and our team just might be incomplete with you.
     
    We are looking for qualified candidates to fill the following position:
     
    Replacement Elementary Cycle 2 or 3 English and Math
     
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The ECS Junior school (K-6), looks for highly trained, experienced educators who continually expand their subject knowledge, integrate new ways of teaching and share their love of learning. This candidate will demonstrate experience in instructional and assessment practices, a strong understanding of curriculum, ability to differentiate in the classroom, and an understanding of children’s social and emotional needs. We are looking for a team player willing to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities for this Cycle 2 or Cycle 3 position.
     
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor of Education
    • Teacher Certification
    • Quebec Teaching Brevet 
    • Experience teaching core subjects (math, language arts)
    • Teaching experience is an asset
    • Experience in the use of technology to enhance classroom experience is an asset
    • Coaching and/or extra-curricular experience is an asset
     
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
    • The candidate will:
    • Be an enthusiastic, innovative, and caring educator
    • Demonstrate a commitment to educating the whole student
    • Be committed to diversity and inclusion
    • Develop positive relationships with students, parents, and staff
    • Have strong classroom management skills
    • Be a collaborative, flexible, and supportive team-player
    • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Have strong organizational and time-management skills
    • Demonstrate an ability to integrate technology into learning experiences
    • Be committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
     
     
    ECS STAFF ARE PROVIDED WITH THE FOLLOWING:
    • A diverse and inclusive work environment
    • Small class sizes and time for planning and working collaboratively
    • Access to exceptional resources
    • Mentorship
     
     
     
    To apply, please submit your letter of application and resumé by e-mail to hr@ecs.qc.ca.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
     

    ECS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment.  We welcome qualified applicants who share our commitment.
     
  • Director of Finance and Operations

    Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be part of a progressive team that is redefining the status quo in education to meet the rapid and disruptive change that schools face today?
     
    Our Why:
    When ECS opened its doors in 1909, our school was determined to do things differently and redefine girls’ education by provoking imperative social change. Today, we follow in our founders’ trailblazing footsteps as we embrace this ever-changing world and champion innovation in educational landscapes. We go beyond traditional subject excellence to address the need for a relevant 21st century education designed particularly for K-11 girls’ voice and choice.  At ECS, you will hear her say:  I am the entrepreneur of my own future!
     
    Why You?
    Our heritage was shaped by two avant-garde women, Miss Edgar and Miss Cramp; their entrepreneurial spirit continues to shape our legacy, and our team just might be incomplete without you.


    We are looking for qualified candidates to fill the following position:
     
    Director of Finance and Operations

    Position Summary:
    Reporting directly to the Head of School and working closely with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the planning, direction and control of financial and operational functions of the school including strategic planning, risk management and special projects. In addition, the DFO is responsible for the management of cash and banking, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and benefits and the school’s annual audit.
     
    The Director of Finance and Operations will ensure that all financial and regulatory reports are submitted as required by the provincial and federal authorities. The DFO is responsible for ensuring that the school complies with government regulations, maintains appropriate employee, student and financial records, prepares financial statements and reports, and ensures the timely filing of the various reports required by provincial ministries and required organizations.

    It is the responsibility of the DFO to ensure that the building and grounds, and the physical contents of the School are properly maintained and insured and that appropriate security and safety measures are in place.

    The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the accounting, regulatory reporting, and financial management of the Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s Foundation. 
     
    By making recommendations for decisions related to the financial operations, and strategic direction, the DFO influences the choices made by the school Leadership Team and impacts the school’s future.

    Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
    • CPA designation
    • A minimum of five years experience in financial management and operations
    • Experience in an academic or not-for-profit environment is a major asset
    • Solid understanding of relevant municipal legislation/policies and fundraising regulations Is an asset.

    Knowledge, Skills & Technical abilities:
    • The ability to deal with multiple issues across several functions
    • Excellent leadership, management and team building skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills
    • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
    • Very effective organizational skills
    • Time management skills
    • Experience in providing strategic counsel to internal stakeholders and senior administrators including speaking, writing, and presentation skills
    • Strategic and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
    • Flexible, adaptable and excellent team player
    • Bilingual

    To apply, please submit your letter of application and resumé by e-mail to 
    hr@ecs.qc.ca.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    ECS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment.  We welcome qualified applicants who share our commitment.
At ECS, I feel empowered to use, develop, and build on my skills, experience, and creativity.