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Virtual High School (VHS) provides online high school courses to students in Ontario and around the world. We have grown to be one of the largest private high schools issuing Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits in Canada. We strive to be a leader in online education; our mission is to provide the best learning experience for our students, with a flexible learning environment and the capacity of technology to connect our students with quality education. VHS also operates Virtual Elementary School (VES), a private, non-inspected elementary school recognized by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.

VHS is located in Bayfield, Ontario, a picturesque heritage village along the eastern shore of Lake Huron. Bayfield offers scenic views and natural beauty, in addition to beautiful beaches and the Bayfield River. With gourmet dining, art galleries, and shops along historic Main Street, VHS is in the middle of a village with cultural appeal and charm.

Working at VHS

a meeting space in the VHS office

We make every effort to provide a collaborative, creative, and energetic work environment for our employees. Our team of department heads, administrators, and developers all work at our office in Bayfield, Ontario. We offer competitive compensation, flexible work hours, an open-architecture workspace (rather than cubicles), relaxed dress code, fitness benefits, and a dog-friendly office. Most importantly, you will be part of a talented and committed team creating high-end products and providing exceptional customer service to all of our students.

Teaching at VHS

In addition to our in-house staff, VHS has a team of highly talented teachers. Our teachers all work remotely to provide support to our worldwide student body. Teaching roles at VHS are flexible and can fit into any schedule. Teachers work with VHS to set appropriate course enrolment numbers and can decide when and how they log in each day. VHS has specific expectations for teacher communication and feedback to ensure we provide the best support to our students, and our team of department heads is there to support teachers every step of the way.

Read our Teacher Spotlights to learn about some of our teachers.

Teaching Opportunities

Virtual High School is always accepting resumes from qualified teachers. When a position becomes available, we review the candidates in our teacher candidacy pool to determine whether any applicants possess the necessary skills and qualifications. Our team then reaches out to any potential candidates.

If you are interested in joining our teacher candidate list, please send your resume and a cover letter to Careers@VirtualHighSchool.com. Our Human Resources team will contact you with a short questionnaire and further information about teaching at VHS.

Current Employment Opportunities 

SENIOR WEB APPLICATION DESIGNER

Position: Full-time, permanent

Location: Virtual High School in Bayfield, Ontario

The Company: Virtual High School (VHS) provides online high school courses to students in Ontario and around the world. As a private school issuing Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits, we have grown to be one of the largest private high schools in Canada. We strive to be a leader in online education; our mission is to provide the best learning experience for our students using a flexible learning environment and the capacity of technology to connect our students with quality education.

Compensation: ($65,000 - $80,000)
We make every effort to provide a collaborative, creative, and energetic work environment for our employees. We offer competitive compensation, a full benefits package, flexible work hours, open architecture workspace (rather than cubicles), relaxed dress code, fitness benefits and a dog-friendly office. Most importantly, you will work as part of a talented and committed team to create a high-end product and provide exceptional customer service to all of our students.

The Position: We are seeking an experienced programmer to join our growing team. You will oversee our MySQL content databases and the Node.js backend that interacts with them to create our custom content management system. You will use Node.js, Sockets.io, Express, and other NPM libraries to expand our applications feature set and write APIs to connect our front-end developers to the application. Get ready to use Webpack and Bitbucket to run your dev environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Define site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envision system features and functionality.
  • Design and develop user interfaces to Internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; determine design methodologies and tool sets; complete programming using languages and software products; design and conduct tests.
  • Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives.
  • Integrate applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; study and establish connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers.
  • Complete applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contribute to team meetings; troubleshoot development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.
  • Support users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Update job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations.
  • Take ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

The Qualified Candidates will have:

  • College diploma and/or university degree in Computer Science or related subject.
  • 5 years’ experience with most or all of the following: Node.js, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, Git & Git workflows, Drupal 8, Gulp, Vagrant, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Web User Interface Design, Web Programming Skills, Software Requirements, Software Architecture, Software Development Fundamentals, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Software Debugging.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines and specific project requirements.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Technical leadership and the ability to work well independently and collaboratively to complete tasks.

The Location: This position requires the successful candidates to work at VHS's office in Bayfield. Bayfield is a heritage village located in southwestern Ontario along the eastern shores of Lake Huron. Approximately 200 km west of Toronto, and 80 km north of London, Bayfield offers scenic locales and natural beauty, in addition to beautiful beaches and the Bayfield River. Bayfield is a picturesque, cultural village offering gourmet dining, art galleries, and numerous boutiques and shops all along its historic Main Street. In addition, Bayfield attracts musicians and award-winning authors from around the world, which further adds to its cultural appeal and charm. With Virtual High School located on Main Street, an exciting opportunity awaits to become part of a leading company in online education.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Careers@VirtualHighSchool.com.

 

If you have special accessibility requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please email Careers@VirtualHighSchool.com and a member of our HR team will respond. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.