Employment


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Would you be interested in working in a school where faculty, staff, board and families are engaged in creating a well-rounded educational opportunity that educates the whole child and awakens basic goodness? A community that focuses as much on nourishing a child’s ability to navigate life, as it does on academic excellence? The Shambhala School of Halifax offers a unique work environment, where teachers are supported to bring their love of children into a developmental, creative and mindful approach, to an arts integrated and enriched academic program that nurtures awareness and invites compassionate society to bloom.

The Shambhala School is an independent, co-educational school serving a diverse Pre-Primary to Grade 12 population in North End Halifax. We provide an enriched curriculum that meets or exceeds the Nova Scotia Provincial Educational standards. Our curriculum is built on the five pillars of: Mindfulness/Compassion, Integrated Arts, Outdoor Education, Classical Literature/ History, and Society. The Shambhala School offers an inclusive, age appropriate approach to education that integrates arts and academics to ignite a genuine passion for learning. Our unique curriculum inspires students to grow into confident, creative thinkers with a strong sense of social and environmental awareness.

Diversity Statement: At our school, individual differences are recognized, appreciated and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s abilities and strengths. The Shambhala School is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from traditionally under-represented groups including but not limited to the African Canadian community, Indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQ+ community.  

Current Employment Opportunities

Openings for 2023/2024

Bookkeeper- Part Time

Location: Shambhala School, North End of Halifax
Position Type: Part-time, On-site
Hours: Average of 20 hours per week

Responsibilities:

● Utilize Xero for accounting tasks including payroll, accounts payable, and receivable
● Utilize Blackbaud for enrollment management tasks such as student registrations and admissions
● Prepare monthly pre-authorized debits (PAD) for tuition payments
● Manage accounts payable and receivable, ensuring invoices are processed promptly and payments are collected efficiently
● Maintain accurate financial records and documentation
● Reconcile bank statements and financial accounts regularly
● Assist in the preparation of financial reports for management and board meetings
● Collaborate with the administrative team to streamline financial processes and improve efficiency
● Adhere to all relevant accounting principles and regulations

Requirements:

● Proven experience in bookkeeping or accounting, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting
● Proficiency in Google Suite for communication and documentation purposes
● Proficiency in Xero for accounting tasks
● Familiarity with Blackbaud for enrollment management is preferred but not required
● Strong attention to detail and accuracy
● Excellent organizational and time management skills
● Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Alignment with the values and mission of Shambhala School
● Commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace

Benefits:

● Extended health care
● Generous vacation allowance
● Tuition discounts for students attending the school
● Family-Friendly Policies
● Flexible Work Schedule

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about education and possess the necessary skills and experience to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in joining the Shambhala School community to [email protected].


Casual Position

The Shambhala School is looking to expand our roster of substitute teachers and caregivers.

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for qualified substitute teachers for all levels: Pre-Primary, Elementary (Primary to Grade 5), and Upper School (Grades 6-12). The requirements are as follows:

  • Pre-Primary – Applicants should have experience working with children aged 3-5 years. ECE certification is preferred but not required for substitute teachers, as you will be paired with an ECE teacher.
     
  • Grades Primary through 12 – Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree with experience teaching in a classroom milieu. BEd is preferred, unless it is a specialty area (Music, Art, Drama).

To apply please submit your resume and letter of interest to  [email protected] In your letter of interest please identify the grades and subject you would prefer to teach, and the grades and subjects you are willing to teach.

Upon acceptance to our substitute list, we will ask you to provide the following Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, First aid and CPR certification Level C (Pre-Primary only)