Work at the OJCS

A rewarding career as part of our משפחה (family)

At the Ottawa Jewish Community School, we collectively work to support our mission to provide an integrated trilingual General, French and Judaic Studies education that is comprehensive and academically challenging. Our commitment to educational excellence and Jewish tradition teaches our students to maximize their academic, social, physical and spiritual potentials. At the Ottawa Jewish Community School, education instills a strong sense of identity, preparedness for higher education and a commitment to responsible living guided by Jewish ethics and values. Please see the job postings below and contact us if you think you’d like to join The OJCS faculty.

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The OJCS is currently seeking a full-time Chief Accountant.  The candidate we move forward with will be responsible for:

  • Directing and completing accounting operations for OJCS and the OJCS Board of Directors, including managing general ledgers and related sub-ledgers, trial balances, payables and receivables.
  • Creating purchase orders and processes invoices (including those related to contracts) by ensuring that the goods and services have been received, proper authorization has been obtained and that the invoices are accurate.
  • Coding all purchase orders and invoices with the appropriate general ledger codes and entering transactional information into the accounting system. Managing vendor payment runs.
  • Completing the month-end and year-end transactions and producing regular financial reports for management, the Board of Directors and other stakeholders.
  • Leading the annual budget process and monitoring budget to actual on a regular basis.
  • Managing the financial aspects of the annual student enrolment process, including the administration of tuition assistance, creation of parent agreements/invoices and processing of tuition payments.
  • Oversight and administration of employee contracts and payroll (processed directly by a third-party service provider).
  • Supporting the external auditors with the financial audit process ensuring that the files and records are prepared in accordance with year-end and audit compliance requirements.
  • Providing procedural direction and interpretation of financial policies to OJCS employees, parents, vendors/suppliers and financial stakeholders.
  • Recommending changes to procedures, systems and operations and internal controls, to increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ensuring financial policies and procedures are documented and current.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The OJCS is currently seeking TWO (2) full-time French Studies Teachers:  One (1) for Grades K-2 and one (1) for Grades 4-8.  The candidate we move forward with will:

  • Be fluent in French (oral and written) and be committed to providing an immersive classroom setting;
  • Develop, prepare, and implement lesson plans based on the curriculum;
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology;
  • Collaborate with other faculty members and administrative staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation for individual student needs and implement the recommendations from assessments featured in Individual Education Plans;
  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Participate actively and meaningfully in Professional Development opportunities and be committed to professional growth;
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students;
  • Manage student behavior in alignment with the school philosophy.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking Occasional Teachers, Kindergarten – Grade 8, to teach General Studies, French Studies and Jewish Studies. The candidates we move forward with will:

  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Education and/or Master of Education;
  • Have experience working with Primary, Junior and/or Intermediate Divisions;
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification is considered an asset;
  • Maintain a well managed classroom and positive learning environment in line with
    our school’s philosophy;
  • Be punctual, energetic and motivated;
  • Up-to-date Police Record Check..

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

We’re always interested in hearing from superstar educators and facilitators.  If you think you’d make a great addition to the OJCS team please email your resume and a note telling us why, to