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Superintendent of Learning | Apply By: June 1, 2018

In anticipation of an upcoming opening, Trillium Lakelands District School Board is seeking an outstanding leader who inspires educational vision, to become a Superintendent of Schools.


The Board operates a strong, progressive system of 54 schools with approximately 2,000 staff members and 16,000 students from JK to grade 12, including seven secondary schools, six alternate education centres, a French Immersion program, extensive student success and special education programs and services, as well as a number of progressive initiatives such as e-learning.


Trillium Lakelands District School Board is centrally located in the province with urban and rural areas offering spectacular scenery, a wide variety of four-season sporting activities, as well as cultural and post-secondary educational opportunities.


Qualifications:


Reporting to the Director of Education, the successful candidate must:


  • demonstrate the ability to develop and promote a shared vision working with a dynamic senior team;
  • develop genuine trusting relationships and collaborative cultures with and among students, staff, families, and school communities;
  • support the enhancement of partnerships with community agencies;
  • demonstrate the value of affirming and empowering others to work in the best interest of all students;
  • communicate the significance of setting high performance expectations and learning outcomes;
  • demonstrate an ability to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional leadership;
  • have a sound understanding of the principles of Learning for All, K – 12;
  • demonstrate the importance of accountability to students, parents, the community, the Director of Education, and the Board, for ensuring that students benefit from a high quality education;
  • have a record of outstanding educational leadership and superior interpersonal and communications skills;
  • possess, or be working towards, Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications;
  • have the support of their Superintendent or immediate supervisor in their current role;
  • include a recent performance appraisal and permission to contact three professional references;
  • have a proven record of supporting students with special needs;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the provision of relevant professional learning opportunities for staff.

Application:


Please submit applications by 4 p.m. on June 1, 2017 including a recent performance appraisal and permission to contact three professional references, including the current immediate supervisor, to the District Manager of Corporate Communications, Catherine Shedden catherine.shedden@tldsb.on.ca


Trillium Lakelands District School Board complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources Department.


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide an original Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector screening prior to the commencement of employment. Please note that the CRC must be dated within six months of acceptance of employment.


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Education Officer - Ministry of Education | Apply By: June 11, 2018

Apply By: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:59 pm EDT


Education Officer

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 123462


Are you a high-performing educator with excellent policy development skills? The Ministry of Education, Special Education/Success for All Branch is looking for an Education Officer to lead the design and implementation of special education policies and programs within Ontario.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will work within a team to:

  • collaborate with other Education Officers and policy/program staff on regional capacity building
  • provide educational expertise in designing, developing, and implementing policies and programs for students with special education needs
  • develop analysis and advice on ministry policy and program initiatives
  • conduct research and assess evidence of alignment, outcomes and effectiveness
  • develop strong and effective partnerships with sector, stakeholders and within the ministry
  • contribute to provincial-level professional development for teachers
  • lead the implementation of communications plans
How do I qualify?

Education sector knowledge and experience:

  • You have thorough knowledge of Ontario's education systems and experience in leading and implementing high-profile education projects across Ontario's education system.
  • You have the ability to interpret and apply the Education Act and associated regulations in order to understand and address province-wide issues related to special education and students with special education needs.
  • You have knowledge of and/or experience with standards and service-delivery program development and monitoring relating to special education and/or students with special education needs.
  • You have experience in policy development and research initiatives.
  • You have strong experience working successfully within a team.
  • You have recent teaching and/or school board experience related to special education.

Interpersonal, communication and consultation skills:

  • You can work effectively as part of a team.
  • You have experience in developing and managing education stakeholder relations.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills and can prepare presentations and briefing materials in a variety of formats.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver capacity building and professional learning to a range of education sector professionals.

Policy, program development, analytical and problem-solving skills:

  • You can think strategically, analyze complex issues and develop policy options.
  • You can research and use your analytical skills to contribute to the development and use of evidence in designing and assessing initiatives.
  • You have proficiency in computer applications for word processing, slide presentations, web-based resources, creation of databases (e.g. Microsoft Suite) to be able to research and prepare materials.

Project management, planning and organizational skills:

  • You have project management, planning and organizational skills to lead projects, design and implement work plans and manage all phases of work.
Additional Information:

Address:

  • 1 Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule: 6
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2018


Note:

  • T-EU-123462/18

How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. 2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. 4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. 6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.


Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 11, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


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Education Officer - Ministry of Education (2 Permanent) | Apply By: May 31, 2018

Apply By: Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:59 pm EDT


Education Officer

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Research and Innovation
City: Toronto
Job Term: 2 Permanent
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 123460


The Innovation Design and Implementation Team (IDI) of the Incubation and Design Branch of the System Planning, Research and Innovation Division is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in an Ontario school system.


What can I expect to do in this role?

Working as a team member, you will:

  • provide expertise, leadership, innovation and support to the renewed goals for education
  • share your knowledge and experience with current effective practices and research about learning, teaching and leading
  • use current research to develop and implement innovative, “out of the box” teaching and learning opportunities that are scale-able to support student and educator learning and engagement
How do I qualify?

Mandatory

  • You are able to travel throughout Ontario.

Education-related knowledge and experience:

  • You have teaching and leadership experience in Ontario elementary and secondary school and board settings.
  • You have a deep understanding of Ontario curriculum, integrating curriculum, instruction, assessment, and inclusive design, and have proven experience sharing your knowledge in a professional learning environment.
  • You have thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies and current issues and trends impacting student achievement and well-being.
  • You have a deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, gap- closing, culturally responsive pedagogy, and personalization strategies.
  • You have facilitated both face-to-face and virtual professional learning sessions.
  • You have experience leading and supporting student well-being
  • You have experience with design thinking processes/user-centric processes.

Communication skills:

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You practice reflective listening and questioning in a way that provokes thinking, engages partners in co-reflection and influences outcomes.
  • You demonstrate excellent presentation, facilitation and relationship building skills.
  • You have experience using technology to collaborate with colleagues and supporting educators provincially.

Conceptual, research, analytical and strategic-thinking skills:

  • You make connections that support coherence and alignment of international, system and ministry priorities.
  • You think strategically and anticipate complex, large-scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions.
  • You know and understand current educational research and innovative and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization.

Planning, implementation and leadership skills:

  • You have highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills.
  • You have experience designing, creating, developing and implementing innovative projects.
  • You have superior planning skills and the ability to deliver projects on time.
  • You demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills.
  • You have experience in agile learning and working environments.
Additional Information:

Address:

  • 2 Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule: 6
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Note:

  • T-EU-123460/18(2)

How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. 2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips,
  3. 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. 4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. 6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.


Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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Education Officer - Ministry of Education (2 Secondment) | Apply By: May 31, 2018

Apply By: Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:59 pm EDT


Education Officer

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: System Planning, Research and Innovation
City: Toronto
Job Term: Up to 2 Secondees
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: Current Board Salary up to $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted


The Innovation Design and Implementation Team (IDI) of the Incubation and Design Branch of the System Planning, Research and Innovation Division is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in an Ontario school system.


What can I expect to do in this role?

Working as a team member, you will:

  • provide expertise, leadership, innovation and support to the renewed goals for education
  • share your knowledge and experience with current effective practices and research about learning, teaching and leading
  • use current research to develop and implement innovative, “out of the box” teaching and learning opportunities that are scale-able to support student and educator learning and engagement
How do I qualify?

Mandatory

  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • 7 + years of experience teaching in an Ontario publicly funded school board.
  • You are able to travel throughout Ontario.

Education-related knowledge and experience:

  • You have teaching and leadership experience in Ontario elementary and secondary school and board settings.
  • You have a deep understanding of Ontario curriculum, integrating curriculum, instruction, assessment, and inclusive design, and have proven experience sharing your knowledge in a professional learning environment.
  • You have thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies and current issues and trends impacting student achievement and well-being.
  • You have a deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, gap- closing, culturally responsive pedagogy, and personalization strategies.
  • You have facilitated both face-to-face and virtual professional learning sessions.
  • You have experience leading and supporting student well-being
  • You have experience with design thinking processes/user-centric processes.

Communication skills:

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You practice reflective listening and questioning in a way that provokes thinking, engages partners in co-reflection and influences outcomes.
  • You demonstrate excellent presentation, facilitation and relationship building skills.
  • You have experience using technology to collaborate with colleagues and supporting educators provincially.

Conceptual, research, analytical and strategic-thinking skills:

  • You make connections that support coherence and alignment of international, system and ministry priorities.
  • You think strategically and anticipate complex, large-scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions.
  • You know and understand current educational research and innovative and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization.

Planning, implementation and leadership skills:

  • You have highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills.
  • You have experience designing, creating, developing and implementing innovative projects.
  • You have superior planning skills and the ability to deliver projects on time.
  • You demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills.
  • You have experience in agile learning and working environments.
Additional Information:

Address:

  • Up to 2 Secondees, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Schedule: 6
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Note:

  • T-EU-123460/18(2)

How to apply:
  1. 1. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages.
  2. 2. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  3. 3. Please combine your cover letter and resume in one document and ensure that your full name is in the title of the document. Email your application to elysia.levy@ontario.ca. In the subject line: please include your full name and “IDI EO Secondee Application”.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.


Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


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Executive Director of PCODE | Apply By: June 8, 2018

Executive Director of PCODE

The Public Council of Directors of Education (PCODE) is seeking a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled leader to serve as the organization’s Executive Director, effective January 7, 2019.* PCODE represents the chief education officers and chief executive officers of the 31 public district school boards in Ontario. PCODE members provide the leadership and management to high quality learning organizations, dedicated to improving student achievement and well-being. PCODE members serve over 1.2 million Ontario students.
(*Or at a date mutually agreed upon)


Key Duties


  • Advocate and engage with key stakeholder organizations, (i.e. OPC, MOE, OPSBA) regarding emergent issues related to Ontario public education in general and PCODE in particular
  • Support/Enhance the key priorities established annually by the PCODE membership
  • Enhance the profile of PCODE and positions established by the membership
  • Engage, support and advise the 31 PCODE members, as well as the Chair and Executive Committee of PCODE
  • Provide leadership and coordination of the PCODE Mentorship program for new Directors of Education
  • Consult and communicate regularly, both formally and informally, with the Executive Directors of PCODE’s parent organizations - OPSOA and CODE
  • Provide support to members in need of assistance with individual and contractual issues
  • Provide leadership and organizational support for all PCODE events, including logistics, agendas, minutes, background and resultant reports, communication and action

Parameters of Position


The business of PCODE occurs through a number of scheduled meetings, conducted at a variety of Ontario venues and through teleconference. Outside of these scheduled events, much of the work of the Executive Director is conducted remotely, through various electronic means. The allocation of time within the overall allocation must be flexible, in accordance with event requirements and the changing issues facing the organization.


This is a two-year contract, subject to renewal and to a mutually developed annual performance review process conducted by the Executive Committee of PCODE. The Executive Director will hold a 40% position, with a salary of approximately $90,000 for each of the two years of the contract.* No insured benefits are included in the contract; however, authorized expenses are reimbursed.
(*Subject to annual review by the Executive Committee of PCODE)


All active or retired PCODE members are eligible to apply.


Qualifications and assets

  • Demonstrated knowledge and advocacy for public education in Ontario
  • Proven leadership experience as a qualified Ontario Public Director of Education
  • Effective political acumen and ability to interact with key education stakeholder organizations in Ontario
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills, including effective use of social media and information technology
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Exemplary organizational and event planning skills

Applicants are asked to confidentially submit a complete cover letter and résumé, including a summary of experience, an indication of appropriate skills, a list of three references and signed permission to contact the references under the MFIPPA to Kathy Sanford at Kathy@opsoa.org, by 4 pm, June 8, 2018. Requests for additional information, or confidential suggestions and/or nominations of potential candidates may also be submitted to the address above.


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Education Officer - Ministry of Education (IEWD)| Apply By: June 1, 2018

Job Opportunity

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division
Position Title: Education Officer
Number of Vacancies: Multiple
Duration: 1 – Year Temporary Secondment with possible extension to a maximum of 3 years, less a day
Location: 900 Bay Street, Toronto
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 per annum
Closing Date: June 1st, 2018



The Ministry of Education’s Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division offers an opportunity that will appeal to educational professionals in leadership positions in schools and/or boards.


The division develops, promotes and implements policies and programs that support Indigenous education, inclusive education, safe and healthy schools, well-being and parent/community engagement ensuring:

  • Strong partnerships with parents/guardians, communities and First Nation, Métis and Inuit partners are fostered to help identify and address barriers to academic success and well-being.
  • Equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction, curriculum, supports and other educational resources, by differentiating resources for every student.
  • Development of ongoing platforms that give all students and staff the opportunity to share information about their own identities and lived experiences to learn about and understand the experiences of others.
  • Schools are perceived as safe and inclusive spaces for students to learn and develop skills to be caring, productive and responsible citizens.
  • Development and implementation of well-being as one of four interconnected goals for our publicly funded education system as identified in legislation.
Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of the Ontario education system acquired through direct employment in an Ontario school board. Experience in developing, reviewing, and implementing school and school board policies and programs related to the mandate of the Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division outlined above. Knowledge of, and experience working with, policies, programs and initiatives that promote a holistic approach to the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and self/spirit development of the learner.


Current or very recent experience working in schools and boards with system-wide leadership responsibilities; including leadership development and capacity building. Expert knowledge of strategies for working with teacher, support staff, principal, supervisory officer, and directors of education stakeholder groups.


Strong interpersonal, and relationship-management skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining partnerships, particularly in under-represented communities. Excellent communication skills in the areas of presenting, consulting and facilitating. Strong written, analytical, evaluation and project-management skills.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead and/or support the review, development and implementation of divisional priorities including:

  • Supporting internal and external partnerships and representing the Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division, as needed with key partners/stakeholder groups.
  • Reviewing, co-developing and/or implementing resources to support Indigenous student achievement, equity and well-being.
  • Participating on committees as needed to address linkages within curriculum policy and program, and to embed learning throughout other curriculum subjects/disciplines.
  • Ensuring curriculum and student achievement supports align with ministry priorities (e.g. Vision for Achieving Excellence, the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Policy Framework, the Equity Action Plan, Well-Being Strategy).

Note: This position may only be held by a current, full-time, employee of an Ontario school board. The successful candidate will be required to negotiate an approved leave of absence from their board. While on contract with the Ministry, the successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage. Moving and relocation costs will not be covered by the Ministry.


How to apply:

Applications, including cover letter and resume, must be received by the end of the closing date, June 1st, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.


To apply please send your cover letter and resume to Tsering.Zongdho@ontario.ca


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Tsering.Zongdho@ontario.ca Telephone: 416-326-4677


The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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Superintendent of Education - Simcoe County DSB | Apply By: June 4, 2018

Superintendent of Education K-12 - (2 Positions)

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Education K-12. Currently there are two opportunities through positions that have come about due to retirements. The SCDSB is seeking to fill these positions for September 2018. Reporting to the Director of Education, you will be responsible for the supervision of student achievement and day-to-day operations in an assigned school area. Guided by the goals within our strategic priorities, this will include the supervision of quality instruction and program delivery, performance reviews of principals, staff development, and monitoring of school and program improvement initiatives. Working as part of the senior administrative team, you will also have additional leadership responsibilities for other system portfolios.


As the successful candidate for Superintendent of Education K-12, you hold a Supervisory Officer Certificate, as specified by the Ministry of Education, or are working towards the completion of this certificate. Your experience will provide outstanding evidence of the school and system-level leadership practices as identified in the Ontario Leadership Framework. Extensive experience in elementary and/or secondary program delivery is essential.


Interested candidates are invited to contact Kary Hancock, Executive Assistant to the Associate Director/Superintendent of Human Resource Services, by email khancock@scdsb.on.ca to receive an application package.


Completed packages should be addressed to Steve Blake, Director of Education, and are to be submitted electronically to khancock@scdsb.on.ca by 12:00 noon on Monday June 4, 2018.


Interviews will take place the week of June 11, 2018.


Duties will commence on or about August 27, 2018.


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Superintendent of Schools | Apply By: May 24, 2018

Start Date: August 20, 2018
Location: Brockville, with supervision duties for K to 12 Schools in Prescott & Russell, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties


We prepare all students for a successful life.


The Upper Canada District School Board serves 26,000 students and has more than 4,000 employees who support student learning in 81 schools, with an operating budget in excess of $360 million. Our school district is one of the largest in Ontario, encompassing 12,000 square kilometers and eight counties bordered by the St. Lawrence River to the south, Quebec to the east, Ottawa-Carleton to the north and the Limestone district to the west.


The Upper Canada District School Board invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. We are seeking an accomplished educator with a strong desire to serve students and noted for leading others in complex work connected with student achievement and well-being within schools and across systems. Candidates have a track record of respectful and productive interaction with colleagues, parents, labour groups, and trustees. Superintendents of Schools in the Upper Canada District School Board must be prepared to implement, support and monitor the stated priorities of our Board’s Improvement Plan for Student Achievement, the UCDSB Strategic Plan (CREW), and commitments related the Director’s Work Plan. These plans are essential to the pursuit of positive change in student learning, continuous improvement in student well-being and belonging, transformation across the school district to deliver programs that our students need, and securing accountability in work that is identified as essential to schools / the school district.


As part of the Director of Education’s Executive Council, Superintendents of Schools are assigned responsibilities for supporting and supervising elementary, secondary, and alternative schools throughout our school district. This assignment also has system-level portfolio and project responsibilities (which are currently under review). The successful candidate is recognized for their expertise in supporting school improvement planning / school effectiveness K to 12, successfully responding to program delivery challenges unique to rural and remote settings, supporting students with special needs, and nurturing the potential of our school leaders.


This invitation for applications is open to internal and external candidates.


Qualification Requirements:


  • Candidates must be member of the Ontario College of Teachers in good standing, with Academic Supervisory Officer Qualifications as per the Education Act and its Regulations, or will commit to attaining these qualifications as part of the condition of their employment, by no later than August 31, 2019.
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful school leadership experience as a school principal within a publicly-funded school board is a prerequisite. Recent and successful leadership experience in supervising French Immersion and / or Dual-Track program environments are considered assets
  • A current driver’s license and access to a vehicle are essential to this role, which involves frequent travel to rural and remote areas throughout the school district.

Application Requirements:


  • Letter of application (maximum of one page), a curriculum vitae (maximum of three pages), and a leadership statement (maximum of two pages) outlining your approach for leading change and managing complexity as a superintendent of schools in the UCDSB.
  • The names of four professional references with authorization to contact under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your references must include your current supervisor.
  • Copy of your most recent performance appraisal from the past 3 years, or a letter of reference from a current supervisor commenting on your proven success as a leader in education, referencing the domains of the Ontario Leadership Framework.

To apply, qualified candidates are to send the required materials by email to the attention of Ms. Rhonda McNish in the Director’s Office, at rhonda.mcnish@ucdsb.on.ca , by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The interview and selection process will be completed to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.


We thank all candidates in advance for their interest however, only those who have been short-listed for an interview will be contacted.


The Upper Canada District School Board is committed to providing accommodations [for people with disabilities]. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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Chief Superintendent - Calgary Board of Education | Apply By: ASAP

The Organization

The Calgary Board of Education(“CBE”) is one of Canada’s largest school system educating more than 121,000 students in over 245 schools and has responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $1.4B. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide learning as unique as every student.


The work is guided by a Three-Year Education Plan, which connects each CBE employee to student success. This creates an environment where each student can become an engaged learner, prepared for success in life, work and future learning.


The CBE is guided by an elected board of seven trustees. Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election along with Calgary's mayor and councilors. Day-to-day operations are led by a team of superintendents who are responsible for meeting the expectations of the Board of Trustees as set out in the Board's Results policies and Operational Expectations.


CBE Mission

Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.


CBE Results

Academic Success;
Citizenship;
Personal Development;
Character.


CBE Values

Students come first;
Learning is our central purpose;
Public education serves the common good.


For further information about Calgary Board of Education, please visit their website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca


Chief Superintenent

Reports to: Board of Trustees
Direct Reports: 6
Location: Calgary, AB.


Mandate

As a courageous leader the Chief Superintendent will advance the organization as a cohesive educational community that places student learning at its centre. This purpose will be met by: leading educational practice with an inclusive and multi-faceted perspective on organizational success, and leading public thought and engaging the community in understanding and supporting public education.


As a member of an interdependent executive team, the Chief is accountable for complying with Provincial standards and at the same time collaboratively leading the design and implementation of the CBE’s strategic plans and the evolution of its reputation as a world-class public education system.


Key Accountabilities

The Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing CBE’s Results through the following:


Champions Public Education

Demonstrates a deep commitment to public education as a common trust to be preserved, protected and vigorously championed; effectively advocates for public education at district, civic, provincial and national levels, within professional circles and in the public media.


Leads with Visionary Impact

In partnership with the Board of Trustees, leads the development of a preferred district future, developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve concrete measurable goals focused on Board and government priorities.


Improves Student Achievement

Creates conditions which effectively improve learning outcomes for all students. Facilitates high school completion and prepares students for adult life, work, and further learning; provides equitable child-specific learning opportunities utilizing varied learning strategies, in safe learning environments; sets targets for student achievement, growth and high school completion using a variety of assessment data; focuses administrative and staff work in support of classroom learning; develops teacher capacity.


Empowers Change and Innovation

Fosters innovation and effective change management throughout the Calgary Board of Education to improve student achievement, secure district enrolment, recruit and retain committed employees, achieve budget efficiencies and improve administrative processes.


Communicates Effectively

An articulate leader who can communicate the vision of the CBE both inside and outside the organization; inspires employee dedication and stakeholder engagement; and, ensures parents have sufficient and easily understood information to make effective decisions regarding their child’s education.


Partnering with the Elected Board of Trustees

Partners with the Board of Trustees to achieve the Board’s approved Results within a policy governance environment.


Builds Leadership Capacity

Creates conditions and oversees the development of leadership capacity across the organization; establishes a clearly articulated succession plan designed to support student learning, enhance professional development and take maximum advantage of employee skill sets; effectively delegates and holds accountable for results.


Positions Employees for Success

Leads by creating working conditions which attract and retain employees and empowers all staff to achieve organizational and professional goals. Fosters trust and dialogue at all levels; values the advice and contribution of all staff; actively engages employee groups in relevant decision-making processes; and, effectively manages differing opinions and competing priorities.


Works Respectfully with Parents and Diverse Communities

Creates conditions that encourage parent involvement in student learning and, engages our diverse community as important partners in meeting challenges faced by an urban, public school board.


Provides Intellectual Leadership

Is knowledgeable in educational research and trends, leadership theory and practice, societal currents and global trends affecting public education.


Influences through Community Involvement

Demonstrates the personal/interpersonal communication and political knowledge necessary to advance the cause of public education by engaging business, non-profit, community and government leaders at civic, provincial, national and international levels.


The Attraction and Opportunity

The next Chief Superintendent will join the CBE during a period of renewal and transformation, build upon past accomplishments and be the advocate for the future of public education for an increasingly diverse community population and school system.


  • To lead one of Canada’s largest school boards, the second largest employer in Calgary and to be part of an organization recognized for its leadership in public education.
  • To be at the forefront in shaping the future of public education and partnering with a Board of Trustees that values student achievement, student well-being and improved equity across the system.

First Year Deliverables / Measurers of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Articulate a clear vision for the future that has momentum, followership and clear indicators of progress (1yr, 3yr, 5yr);
  • Develop a plan of action to address a compelling vision for public education and Board priorities that are focused on results, equity, student well-being, and staff;
  • Assess and support/refocus actions and strategies recently developed to address feedback received from a staff engagement survey; and,
  • Establish strong working partnerships with the Board, staff and the CBE community at large, fostering an open, transparent culture that is willing to have honest dialogues.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


EDUCATION:

A minimum of a Master’s degree from a university in Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard – a PhD or MBA would be considered an asset; and


A certificate of qualification as a teacher issued under the Province of Alberta School Act or an equivalent certificate issued by another Province or Territory.


EXPERIENCE:

ignificant leadership experience in a larger, complex public-school system;


Demonstrated ability to adapt to leading in an increasingly multi-faceted and multicultural system while balancing the needs and opportunities for all learners;


Been a visible champion of change, inspiring and engaging others, challenging the status quo and advancing an organization forward, and,


Exposure to or an understanding of Board governance and reporting to a Board of Trustees.


COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES:

Superior communicator, proactive promoter of public education;


Open to new ideas, differing opinions and honest, transparent, healthy dialogue and discussion;


Strong relationship builder, able to quickly engage others and garner their trust and confidence;


Research and fact-based decision-making;


Respect for the role of staff, parents and community organizations as partners in public education;


Personal and public accountability and transparency;


Energetic, self-confident and yet adaptable and flexible in approach;


A belief in the value and worth of all persons and empathy for all employees;


Highest standards of personal integrity and ethical decision-making;


Self-improvement, creativity and risk-taking; and,


A global education perspective.


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Executive Director, Learning and Teaching - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

Executive Director, Learning and Teaching – Job Ref: 00005SUQ


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


  • Two key leadership roles within Educational Services available
  • Full time ongoing roles currently based in Sydney CBD
  • Public Service Senior Executive Band 2, Executive Directors
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.



As Executive Director, you will provide leadership and direction to teaching and learning from preschool to year 12 to improve the quality of teaching across NSW Public Schools.


A key aspect of the role will be to drive innovation in professional practice by co-designing and delivering high quality, research based professional learning that is abreast of national and international best practice.


To be successful, you will have a track record of successfully managing and developing people and leading change, with a depth of understanding of evidence based systems to improve teaching quality and school performance.



If you are a professional, forward thinking and results oriented individual with a desire to work in a complex, rewarding and challenging environment, apply today.


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Executive Director, Service Design and Delivery - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

The Executive Director Service Delivery and Design reports to the Deputy Director-General and is part of the Directorate’s Senior Executive Team and Corporate Executive team.


The position requires a person with exceptional executive leadership and management skills as well as expertise in service design, continuous improvement and an understanding of the relationships between the Directorate, Government, Minister, peak bodies and community.


The position requires superior skills in developing and implementing new service models, improvement strategies, program reform and the ability to think strategically. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills are critical for this role.


High level analytical and negotiating skills, superior judgment in relation to financial management and organisational improvement and the capacity for innovation and value adding are necessary.


The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


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