Associate Director Admissions

Associate Director Admissions

Associate Director of Admissions

Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 12-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, a theatre, film lab, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, dance studio, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.

Shawnigan Lake School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (and volunteers) to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and a vulnerable sector criminal record check.



Shawnigan is always looking for diverse and ambitious administrators, and as part of our Strategic Plan Project Future, the Admissions team is expanding, and excited to invite applicants to join the team.


Reporting to, and working with the Executive Director of Admissions, the Associate Director (AD) of North American Boarders strategically plans and executes a North American boarding enrollment-strategy with corresponding enrollment targets that successfully cultivates and engages mission-appropriate North American families, ensures they understand the value-added of Shawnigan Lake School, and ultimately choose to enroll in the School’s North American boarding program.


The Associate Director North American Boarders will spend 20% – 30% of their time travelling, placing recruitment emphasis on North America, including Canada, BC (Kamloops, Smithers, Chilliwack, etc.), and more specifically, the Pacific West Coast of America (Seattle and California etc.).

​Shawnigan offers a competitive compensation package and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.

​Please visit our Careers Page for the full job description.



To apply, please send a resume and cover letter specifically expressing your interest in working at Shawnigan, along with copies of your qualifications to the attention of Gaynor Samuel, Executive Director of Admissions, via email at [email protected].

We ask you to please provide references at the shortlist stage of the recruitment process.

Shawnigan Lake School is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Position closes September 22, 2023.

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