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Superintendent of Education - Hastings and Prince Edward DSB | Apply By: January 6, 2022

HPEDSB invites both internal and external applicants to apply to the position of Superintendent of Education with Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB).

HPEDSB is highly committed to student success, equity and well-being. Ensuring student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,000 students each day at 39 in-person schools (32 elementary, two K-12; four 7-12, one secondary) and a K-10 virtual school. The district covers a beautiful geographic area of 7,220 square kilometers serving communities from the tip of Algonquin Park to the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Ontario.


Working as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, and reporting to the Director of Education, the Superintendent of Education will:


  • model exemplary personal and professional commitment to learning and achievement,
  • seek opportunities through collaboration to create system coherence, build capacity and enhance practice and service,
  • provide exceptional leadership in service to all students and schools through the lens of the Board’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan (Pdf),
  • demonstrate outstanding progressive leadership in K-12 education,
  • mentor, support, motivate and coach system and school staff to meet or exceed expectations, and
  • have a capacity for personal growth, reflection and development.

The successful candidate is a collaborative system thinker, a principled decision maker who uses data and engages stakeholder voice to inform decisions, and an educational leader who keeps equity and students at the core of their work. With responsibility for supervision of schools in addition to a system portfolio, they will possess superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, have the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with staff and parents, and will work supportively and collaboratively with school principals, managers, and community stakeholders and partners.


The successful candidate will assume portfolio responsibility for Human Resources Support Services, which includes:


  • leadership in labour and employee relations matters, such as acting as the board spokesperson in contract negotiations, and leading labour-management committees,
  • leadership in health and safety, employee wellness, employee development, and staffing for all employee groups,
  • the proactive and positive response to and resolution of highly sensitive issues on behalf of the Board, including grievance resolution, using constructive conflict resolution skills,
  • the development and implementation of portfolio-specific policies and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of services while managing organizational risk, including staff recruitment and onboarding to meet system needs,
  • the identification and removal of barriers in order to create culturally-responsive practices, inclusive environments, and equitable outcomes and opportunities
  • compliance with portfolio legislative requirements.

Candidates who are interested in joining our current Senior Leadership Team:


  • are in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers,
  • hold Supervisory Officer Qualifications (or who are enrolled or eligible to enroll in the program),
  • posses a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or equivalent experience and qualifications and are prepared to complete the certification,
  • have a proven record of successful teaching, and
  • have several years of successful school and/or system leadership experience.

Successful external candidates must submit a recent and satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to commencing employment.


Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit the following:


  • A cover letter,
  • A detailed summary of professional and academic qualifications and experience,
  • Three professional references.

Written applications will be received until January 6, 2022 and must be addressed confidentially to: csheridan-harris@hpedsb.on.ca.


Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to a qualified workforce that is representative of the diversity of the people of Ontario and across the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences as a member of a marginalized group, including but not limited to:


  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples,
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin,
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities,
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.


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Associate Director Role, Two Positions - TDSB | Apply By: January 21, 2022

The TDSB is dedicated to the achievement and well-being of each student grounded in a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression and human rights. Every day, staff members in its 583 schools and 5 Adult Learning Centres across the city are privileged to serve students and families of communities as richly diverse and inspiring as any in the world.


The core purpose of the TDSB is to:


  • ensure that every student has the conditions and experiences needed to engage fully and be successful in school and beyond, and
  • ensure our business and operations processes are modern, responsive, and deliver quality service aligned with our core purpose.

A new organizational structure is required to adapt to the current contextual realities while remaining focused on achieving the priorities in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) and the Pandemic Recovery Plan. The newly designed structure for the TDSB Director’s Executive Council consisting of four Associate Directors will have, as its core, a cross-functional and highly collaborative approach in which the Director and the Associate Directors will support and enhance each other’s efforts to be equity and anti- oppression focused, innovative, accountable, responsive and invitational, committed to service excellence in all its processes and policies while building positive relationships and partnerships both internally within the Board and externally with stakeholders and multi-faceted communities.


The Toronto District School Board is currently seeking outstanding educational leaders to assume the responsibilities of the following two Associate Director roles:


  • The Associate Director, Learning Transformation and Equity
  • The Associate Director, Student Well-Being and Innovation

You may choose to apply for one or both of these positions.


These two members of the Director’s Executive Council, together with the Associate Director, Organizational Transformation and Accountability, and the Associate Director, Modernization and Strategic Resource Alignment, will provide focused leadership for the achievement of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan. In particular, these two Associate Directors, working with the Director’s Executive Council are responsible for:


  • Transforming student learning and school climates to ensure continuous improvement for all by addressing disproportionalities in student experience and outcomes
  • Championing and guiding purposeful practice through an anti-oppressive stance as it relates to monitoring school improvement and changing outcomes for vulnerable and under-served students
  • Removing barriers and creating equitable access to learning opportunities and providing focused supports for success for all students
  • Working with the Associate Director, Modernization and Strategic Resource Alignment, to achieve the goals of the MYSP by allocating human and financial resources strategically to meet student needs, particularly for those who have been historically marginalized or underserved
  • Giving agency to student and family voice and experience in order to create the learning dynamic that promotes positive student outcomes and strengthens relationships and partnerships within diverse school communities
  • Along with the Director of Education and the other two Associate Directors, providing timely and relevant information and supports to the Board of Trustees to enable good governance decision making

These two Associate Directors, along with the Director of Education and the other two Associate Directors, will advance the TDSB vision for learning and service.


The Associate Director, Student Well-Being and Innovation and the Associate Director, Learning Transformation and Equity are responsible for leading the Board’s commitments to achievement, well-being, and equity including student voice and parent and community engagement through schools. These positions will determine how the TDSB equity, anti-oppression, and anti-racism work is incorporated dynamically into the school improvement process. These two Associate Directors will work with Learning Centre Executive Superintendents and Learning Network leaders to raise achievement and eliminate disparities and disproportionate outcomes and experiences among historically underserved groups of students (e.g., Black, African, Caribbean, Latin, Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ students).


These two Associate Director positions will ensure close attention to the culture that exists in each school in order to identify, name, address, repair and eliminate systemic and individual acts of discrimination, hatred or oppression. These Associate Directors will work together with the other two Associate Directors to build the capacity of superintendents, principals/vice-principals, managers, teachers and support staff in key areas of the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan.


Analysis and strengthening of student, staff, parent, and community engagement strategies, to ensure that these engagements truly assist in the improvement of student achievement and well-being, will be central to the success of all four Associate Directors as they work closely with Trustees to actualize Board policy and bring about the implementation of the Board’s strategic commitments. All Associate Directors will model collaborative professionalism and a cross-functional approach to leadership and will report to the Director of Education and support her leadership internally with all staff and externally with all stakeholders.


Your application for the role of either the Associate Director, Learning Transformation and Equity and/or the Associate Director, Student Well-Being and Innovation will be supported by your body of work’s demonstration of the following leadership attributes, commitments, and achievements in the roles you have held thus far.


  • Fortitude and determination in the face of opposition to dismantling systemic inequities and fostering accountability and ability to make bold decisions and encourage disruption of old ways while respecting what is working well
  • Unwavering commitment and demonstrated capacity to serve as an anti-racist and ethical leader working to Anti-Asian racism, Ableism, Anti-Black racism, Anti-Indigenous racism, Islamophobia, Homophobia, Antisemitism, Anti-South Asian racism, Transphobia, and other forms of hate and discrimination.
  • A leader in challenging bias, discrimination and oppression providing oversight in addressing issues connected to privilege, power, and system barriers
  • Deep understanding of the relationship between equity, well-being, and student achievement
  • Demonstrated success in creating authentic engagement with communities in meaningful and sustained ways to ensure all voices are heard especially those that have been marginalized or underrepresented
  • Proven success in leading change in instructional practice and school culture and ensuring the utilization of resources that are inclusive and culturally responsive, relevant and reflective of students, and TDSB’s broader school communities, including working closely with colleagues in implementing equity audits and recommendations arising from that and other similar processes.
  • Appreciation of the varying roles of service providers including such mental health professionals as social workers, psychologists, and other support services
  • An advocate of collaborative professionalism, capable of working as a cross-functional Executive
  • Champion of service excellence based upon a respect of the values and perspectives of the communities served by the TDSB
  • A driver of accountability who provides ongoing guidance and support and feedback mechanisms to track ongoing strategies, programs, and services
  • Skilled relationship builder who can encourage coherence in process and implementation across the system and break down silos
  • Politically astute and sensitive to assisting Trustees with good governance by hearing and responding appropriately to their perspectives and providing timely and thorough information to support effective decision-making
  • Innovative, evidence-based risk taker, problem solver and system thinker, agile in a fast-paced environment and able to forge results in ambiguity thus mobilizing the efforts of others
  • Known for authenticity, integrity, and respect with high credibility as a visionary educator
  • Champion of a far reaching and persistent commitment to Employment Equity across the TDSB workforce
  • Supporter of staff autonomy and outcomes-based professional growth with a particular focus on
  • mentoring and supporting leaders new to their roles as they make complex decisions
  • Known for high emotional intelligence and an invitational leadership style
  • Extremely strong written and oral communicator

Note: The PDF file below contains additional information relating to both positions.


To apply for one or both of these two Associate Director roles in the Toronto District School Board, submit your resume and cover letter by January 21, 2022, to: joanmgreenassociates@gmail.com


Download the complete posting of these jobs (PDF)

We recognize that this Executive Search Process includes some time over the holiday period and have therefore extended the duration of the advertisement and the closing date for an additional week, thus allowing further time for applicants to prepare their submissions. Please specify which Associate Director role(s) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


Associate Director, Organizational Transformation and Accountability - TDSB | Apply By: January 28, 2022

The TDSB is dedicated to the achievement and well-being of each student grounded in a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression and human rights. Every day, staff members in its 583 schools and 5 Adult Learning Centres across the city are privileged to serve students and families of communities as richly diverse and inspiring as any in the world.


The core purpose of the TDSB is to:


  • ensure that every student has the conditions and experiences needed to engage fully and be successful in school and beyond, and
  • ensure our business and operations processes are modern, responsive, and deliver quality service aligned with our core purpose.

A new organizational structure is required to adapt to the current and emerging challenges and opportunities TDSB is embracing, while remaining focused on achieving the priorities in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) and the Pandemic Recovery Plan. The newly designed structure for the TDSB Director’s Executive Council consisting of four Associate Directors will have, as its core, a cross- functional and highly collaborative approach in which the Director and the Associate Directors will support and enhance each other’s efforts to be equity and anti-oppression focused, innovative, accountable, responsive and invitational, committed to service excellence in all TDSB’s processes and policies while building positive relationships and partnerships both internally within the Board and externally with stakeholders and multi-faceted communities.


The Toronto District School Board is currently seeking an outstanding transformational leader to assume the responsibilities of the following role:


  • The Associate Director, Organizational Transformation and Accountability

This member of the Director’s Executive Council, together with the Associate Director, Modernization and Strategic Resource Alignment, and the two educational Associate Directors; the AD, Learning Transformation and Equity and the AD, Student Well-Being and Innovation, will provide focused leadership for the achievement of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.


This Associate Director, along with the Director of Education and the other three Associate Directors, will advance the TDSB vision for learning and service through a keen focus on continuous improvement thus transforming TDSB into a higher performing, more responsive and more accountable organization.


The Associate Director, Organizational Transformation and Accountability has the lead strategic role of transforming the TDSB from its present state to the organization that it aspires to be as its acts to promote equity and disrupt racism and oppression in achieving the goals of the Multi Year Strategic Plan. This will include a commitment to change management, organizational development, and the creation of robust processes to manage system risk.


This Associate Director will be responsible for transformation of Employee Services, organizational development, creation and implementation of enterprise risk management strategies and the establishment and embedding of coherent forward-thinking policies and processes across the organization to centre equity and human rights as foundational to all decision making and resource allocation.


This role has oversight for Employee Services, staff well-being, employment equity and strengthening accountability throughout the organization. The Associate Director will be responsible for the System Equity Strategy and will support the Director of Education in her monitoring and advocacy of Human Rights in all aspects of the Board’s work. This portfolio includes leadership of the Legal Services, Policy, as well as Government, Public and Community Relations. The Communications Department is also overseen and guided by this Associate Director.


This Associate Director will be focused on creating synergies between the efforts of the academic staff and the corporate staff in order to better enable cohesive, accountable and focused attention on transformative teaching, learning and community engagement in the interests of the success and well- being of all the students of the TDSB.


The following departments report to the Associate Director, Organizational Transformation and Accountability:


  • Employee Services
  • Equity Strategy (facilitating cohesion between corporate and academic strategic planning and execution)
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Organizational Transformation & Culture (Change Management)
  • Legal Services
  • Policy

Note: The PDF file below contains key responsibilities and deliverables for each department along with the qualifications, skills, commitments and attributes being sought.


To apply for this Associate Director role in the Toronto District School Board, submit your resume and cover letter by January 28, 2022, to: joanmgreenassociates@gmail.com


Download the complete posting of these jobs (PDF)

We recognize that this Executive Search Process includes some time over the holiday period and have therefore extended the duration of the advertisement and the closing date for an additional week, thus allowing further time for applicants to prepare their submissions. Please specify which Associate Director role(s) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.