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Associate Director, Corporate Services/CFO/Treasurer - Dufferin-Peel CDSB | Apply By: Jan. 26, 2018

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is a dynamic board committed to the delivery of quality educational programs and services. The Board operates one of the largest school boards in Ontario consisting of 123 elementary schools and 26 secondary schools with an enrolment of approximately 80,888 students, and approximately 11,000 employees in an increasingly diverse community. The Board encompasses both urban and rural areas, serving students throughout the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville.


The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Education, Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is committed to student achievement and lifelong faith development. The Board is seeking a visionary Catholic leader with a record of excellence in a public setting.


The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, Executive Council and Senior Management. The successful candidate is responsible to the Director of Education and leads the corporate departments of the Board, including Human Resources, Employee Relations, Financial Services, Planning and Operations, as well as indirect day-to-day responsibility for the Information Communications Technology Department.


Candidates must possess Ontario Supervisory Officer's qualifications preferably obtained from the Catholic Community Delivery Organization (or be able to obtain them within 2 years of appointment); university degree in commerce or a related discipline and a Canadian recognized Chartered Professional Accounting designation, (CPA); and have a record of progressive and excellent leadership in public administration. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in education and/or the public sector.


Applications must include proof of qualifications, a detailed resume, six month entry plan, three professional references and one reference from the applicant’s Catholic parish priest, all dated within the past year. In addition, applicants must provide a one-page Philosophy of Catholic Education as it relates to the position sought.


The effective date of the appointment will be negotiated. Appropriately qualified and experienced Catholic leaders are invited to submit a complete application, noted as confidential, by 4 pm on January 26th, 2018 to: Theresa Davis, General Manager of Human Resources, Dufferin- Peel Catholic District School Board, 40 Matheson Blvd. W., Mississauga, Ont., L5R 1C5. A detailed responsibility briefing of the position is available on the board web site at www.dpcdsb.org under Careers – Support Services.


As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must produce a valid Criminal Reference Check. We thank all applicants, but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.


Marianne Mazzorato www.dpcdsb.org Mario Pascucci
Director of Education   Chair of the Board


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Associate Director, Learning Support Services - Thames Valley DSB | Apply By: Jan. 26, 2018

The Thames Valley District School Board is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director, Learning Support Services, commencing 2018 September 01.


Reporting to the Director of Education, this position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership skills who can work effectively in an environment of shared leadership, collaboration and decision-making. Primary oversight includes providing strategic leadership and overall direction to Learning Support Services and responsibilities as determined by the organizational structure of the Board. The implementation of the Board’s Strategic Plan and the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement is a priority.


The successful candidate must possess superior interpersonal and communications skills, and have a demonstrated record of successful experiences in the implementation of programs and strategies leading to enhanced student learning and achievement. Ideally, the successful candidate will bring several years of successful and progressive experience as a Supervisory Officer within a publicly funded school board.


Application packages are due at 12:00 Noon on 2018 January 26 and interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, 2018 February 21.


Interested individuals who presently hold Ontario Supervisory Officer Qualifications are invited to apply for this senior leadership position. A detailed position description is available by contacting Theresa Levschuk at 519-452-2000 ext. 20222 or t.levschuk@tvdsb.ca.


Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request to enable equitable participation in the recruitment process.


Laura Elliott Matt Reid
Director of Education and Secretary Chair


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Education Officer (3 Year Secondment) - Ministry of Education (Toronto) | Apply By: Jan. 19, 2018

Ministry: Education
Division: Student Achievement Division
Branch: Professionalism, Teaching Policy and Standards Branch
Position Title: Education Officer
3 years (Winter/Spring 2018 – June 30, 2021)

Location: 900 Bay Street, Toronto

Compensation Group: AMAPCEO
Salary: $70,538 - $121,773 per annum
Posting Status: Open
Job Code: 6A007N

Closing Date: January 19, 2018



The Ministry of Education’s Teaching Policy and Standards Branch offers an opportunity that will appeal to education professionals with sound knowledge and demonstrated experience in strategies that promote teaching excellence. Your focus will be on professional learning for new teachers (New Teacher Induction Program), advanced professional learning for experienced teachers (Teacher Learning and Leadership Program), oversight of policies and supports related to the Teacher Performance Appraisal system and teacher hiring and assignment practices.


Qualifications:

Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Thorough knowledge of Ontario educational system with proven leadership in elementary and/or secondary schools and experience working in school board settings. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of teacher-related education legislation, regulations and policy directions including teacher professional learning and expertise in formal and informal leadership capacity building with a view to supporting key provincial priorities.


Strong oral and written communication skills. Proven project management, team leadership and administration abilities to produce high quality results.


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


Applications must be received by the end of the closing date.


Send applications to:


Ministry of Education
Professionalism, Teaching Policy and Standards Branch
13th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay St.
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1L2
Attention: Valerie Clark (valerie.clark2@ontario.ca)


The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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Superintendent of Schools/CEO - Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 | Apply By: Feb. 2, 2018

The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent/CEO for Livingstone Range School Division No. 68. Duties will commence at a mutually agreed date.


The Division

Livingstone Range School Division is a rural school division located in the southwestern corner of Alberta. The large geographical area includes portions of the Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and many farming communities in the prairies. The name is taken from the Livingstone mountain range within the Division.


Our 14 schools draw rural students from the communities of Nanton, Stavely, Claresholm, Granum, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Crowsnest Pass. Currently the Division serves Hutterian students in 13 colony schools; we also provide programming through three outreach/NAPI friendship centers and one virtual school. We are committed to providing a broad range of student learning experiences outside the classroom and are proud to provide an amazing place for students from around the world to study and learn.


Livingstone Range School Division employs approximately 228 teachers and 230 support staff, including secretaries, bus drivers, maintenance workers, educational assistants, custodians and others to deliver educational services to approximately 3400 FTE students. The annual operating budget for 2017-18 is approximately $52,000,000.


Seven trustees were recently elected in three wards to serve students and to provide for the governing of the Division. The Board is committed to governance excellence.


Our vision statement “to be leaders in providing quality education to rural students in a dynamic learning environment” reflects both our greatest strength and primary challenge. Our goals are based on a continual commitment of building success for our students, and working in the community context is important to us.


The Division models and promotes a safe and caring environment of mutual respect within the education community. Accountability for excellence in student achievement is supported by the following behaviours:


  • transparent and effective communication
  • collaborative decision-making
  • commitment to success and achievement
  • recognition and celebration of accomplishments
The Region

The region boasts an extensive variety of year-round recreational opportunities and is a popular holiday destination. Strong and diverse cultural opportunities are provided throughout this rural area, which has ready access to major urban centres. Ranching, farming, logging, tourism, wind power, oil and natural gas provide a strong economic base for this area.


The Candidate

The successful candidate will qualify for an Alberta teaching certificate, hold a master’s degree, and have significant, successful, broad-based educational leadership experience, including work as a system and school-based administrator. Knowledge of current educational research, issues and trends, including Alberta’s transformation agenda and impending legislation, would also be an asset.


As an innovative and collaborative leader, you have a vision for vibrant rural education and are committed to building strong working relationships within the Division and with external partners; significant experience with diverse student populations would also be vital to your role as Superintendent.


The Board seeks a supportive, knowledgeable individual who is passionate about meeting student needs, with a strong focus on shared decision making, the capacity to develop leadership potential of others, and commitment to student achievement and success in all curricular areas.


More Information

www.lrsd.ca
www.claresholm.ca
www.albertasouthwest.com


The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to February 2, 2018 are assured careful consideration.


Applications

Email by February 2, 2018, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five recent references to:


Mr. Jim Gibbons
Alberta School Boards Association
E: jgibbons@asba.ab.ca P: 403.507.9522



Ideal Candidate Profile
Education
  • Master’s degree as a minimum
  • Must qualify for or hold teaching certification in the Province of Alberta
  • Knowledgeable of current educational research, issues and trends, including Alberta’s transformation agenda and impending legislation
Professional Experience
  • Significant, successful, broad-based educational leadership experience, including work as a system and a school-based administrator
  • Demonstrated strong classroom experience
  • Significant, successful experience with diverse student populations
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, education and issues
Student Focus
  • Committed to meeting student needs first
  • Ensures each student is provided with a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment
  • Strong commitment to student achievement and success in all curricular areas
  • Committed to providing a broad range of student learning experiences outside the classroom
  • Continued support of international student programs
Rural Education
  • A vision for vibrant rural education - commitment to diversity of programming in rural communities
  • Understanding of and passionate about rural and small urban education issues
Leadership Style/Skills
  • Is an ethical leader who demonstrates personal and corporate integrity
  • Committed to a collaborative, transparent approach to decision-making processes
  • A strong focus on shared decision making
  • Navigates difficult issues and takes responsibility for decisions
  • Models lifelong learning
  • Demonstrates supportive teambuilding skills
  • Committed to building strong working relationships within the Division and with external partnerships
  • Works collaboratively and has the ability to establish a positive working relationship and a “first team” approach with the Board of Trustees
  • Committed to continuous improvement of self, others and the organization
  • Capacity to develop leadership potential of others
  • Maintains an effective process for staff growth, supervision and evaluation
  • Ability to work effectively with other partners – local, regional and provincial
  • Committed to innovative and visionary leadership building on current Division strengths
  • Utilizes policy effectively to guide decision making
  • Is politically astute and has the ability to work effectively with Alberta Education and other ministerial partners
  • A proven innovator who has the courage to implement change and enables others to do so
  • good listener who seeks first to understand and is non-judgmental
  • Capacity to facilitate strategic planning processes with appropriate stakeholder input
  • Represents the Division in a positive, balanced and professional manner
  • Ability to work with rural and small urban communities to support community goals
  • Models a healthy balance between personal life and work
Fiscal/Organizational Management Skills
  • Is knowledgeable and has an understanding of technology applications to enhance organization and learning effectiveness
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strengths in planning, delegating, time management, assignment of responsibilities and ensuring successful completion of tasks
  • Displays knowledge of the policy process and an ability to facilitate the Board’s work regarding advocacy, governance and policy issues
  • Ability to understand and optimize financial operations for maximum student learning
Communication/Community Engagement
  • Clearly articulates and inspires a shared vision throughout the Division
  • Demonstrates strong communication and facilitation skills, including public engagement
  • Will seek out new opportunities for collaborative partnerships at local, provincial, national and international levels
  • Is approachable and has the capability to work effectively with administrators, staff, parents and school councils within the community context

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Education Officer (3 Year Secondment) - Ministry of Education (Toronto) | Apply By: Jan. 22, 2018

Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Branch: Leadership, Collaboration and Governance
Position Title: Education Officer
3 years (September 1, 2018 C August 31, 2021)

Location: 900 Bay Street, Toronto

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $70,538 - $121,773 or your current board salary, whichever is highest
Posting Status: Open Targeted

Closing Date: January 22, 2018


The Student Achievement Division of the Ministry of Education is committed, in collaboration with district school boards, to the advancement of Achieving Excellence, a Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario.


As we move towards an approach where the Student Achievement Division supports educators and leaders from Early Years to Secondary Education, we are seeking candidates to join a team that supports school and system leaders in their efforts to improve student achievement, equity and well-being. This opportunity will appeal to educational professionals in Supervisory Officer leadership positions in boards and the Ontario College of Teachers.


Working as a team member you will:


  • Inform the development and implementation of educational policies, programs, standards and initiatives related to leadership and governance practices in elementary and secondary education in Ontario through the perspective of school and board administration.
  • Using the concepts in PPM 159, Collaborative Professionalism, work collaboratively with school boards to build alignment, coherence and understanding of Ministry of Education policies, programs, and Ministry and board research, resources and strategies in support of students and staff;
  • Work collaboratively with various branches of the Ministry in support of the leadership learning goals of district school boards.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The Student Achievement Division is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in the Ontario publicly-funded school system.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Supervisory Officer qualifications
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Minimum 7 years successful experience in the Ontario publicly funded school system
  • Ability to travel throughout Ontario

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:


  • Reflective listening, questioning and facilitation skills to provoke thinking and co-reflection leading to positive outcomes for all learners
  • Excellent facilitation and relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

EDUCATION RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Thorough knowledge of the delivery of elementary and secondary education at the school and school board level acquired through direct employment as a Supervisory Officer in an Ontario school board
  • Current or very recent experience working in boards on system-wide leadership development and governance activities
  • Expert knowledge of strategies for working with principal, supervisory officer, directors of education, and trustee stakeholder) groups and directly-related associations to promote the leadership development for school and system leaders
  • Established relationships with school and system leaders in order to facilitate dialogue with school boards in the development and implementation of leadership and governance
  • Knowledge of public policy directions, Ontario’s educational system/environment and stakeholders
  • Ability to anticipate/absorb complex, large-scale issues and develop policy positions
  • Strong relationship-management skills
  • Excellent communication/ presentation/project-management skills
  • Research, analytical, evaluation and interpretative skills
  • Knowledge and experience in designing, co-planning, and facilitating effective professional learning in face-to-face and virtual settings
  • Meaningful understanding of the principles of equity as they apply to leadership and learning coupled with an understanding of inclusive design
  • Skilled use of data as means to understand and respond to educator professional learning needs
  • Skillful use of technology for collaboration and the use of varied virtual learning platforms
  • Fluency in French is an asset

CONCEPTUAL, RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL AND STRATEGIC THINKING SKILLS:


  • Ability to make connections that support coherence and alignment of system and ministry priorities
  • Strategic and integrative thinking skills and ability to anticipate complex, large-scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING:


  • Experience leading, influencing and implementing change processes and project management
  • Thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies, and current issues and trends impacting student achievement, well-being and equity
  • Highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
HOW TO APPLY

Please combine your cover letter and resume in one document and ensure that your full name is in the title of the document. Please send to Bruce Drewett at Bruce.Drewett@ontario.ca by the closing date.


If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please indicate this when submitting your application.


Please note that commuting, moving and relocation expenses will not be covered by the Ministry.


The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board or the College, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage.


Thank you very much for your interest in this position. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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Superintendent of Schools - New Westminster Schools (BC) | Apply By: Jan. 19, 2018


Engage. Learn. Grow.

New Westminster Schools has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and needs. The District is a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each unique learner so they will have the skills and competencies they need to be productive and successful citizens in a rapidly changing world. Located in the historic heart of Greater Vancouver and on the traditional territory of the Qayqayt First Nation and Coast Salish Peoples, New Westminster Schools is a growing urban District that meets the needs of learners through a variety of programs, such as International Baccalaureate, Montessori, French Immersion, and more.


As the leader of the New Westminster School District, you are responsible to the Board of Education for enhancing student learning by ensuring the District continuously strives for excellence and innovation in education. You will work with the educational leadership team to facilitate collaboration at all levels and encourage innovation inside and outside the classroom. You will work with partner groups and community to ensure New Westminster Schools is meeting the unique needs of all of its diverse learners, and will anticipate the learning needs of a growing and changing community. You will also work closely with the Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Education to ensure student success is facilitated through the effective and prudent stewardship of resources and facilities.


As the ideal candidate, you are a proven and seasoned leader who is ready to take an excellent District with a strong foundation and make it extraordinary. You are a consummate problem solver and collaborator, ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring New Westminster provides a variety of opportunities for student achievement. The New Westminster School District enjoys excellent relationships with its partner groups and is committed to consultation and collaboration with its partners. The new Superintendent will be one who values those relationships and ensures that these parties’ voices are heard and addressed. An ability to build and maintain a strong working relationship with the Board of Trustees is vital to the success of the new superintendent in order to navigate forward given the changing educational landscape and fiscal realities of the public education sector.


If you are ready to take on this challenge, visit our website and submit your application to Allison Rzen and Shelina Esmail at www.pfmsearch.com. Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.


Apply by January 19, 2018.


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