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Student Achievement Officer - Ministry of Education

Apply By: Monday, October 30, 2017 11:59 pm EDT

Student Achievement Officer

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: French-Language Policy and Programs Branch
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: 70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 111945

data-management and capacity building in literacy and/or numeracy? If so, consider joining our team at the French-Language Literacy and Numeracy Branch, Ministry of Education where we are committed to improving student achievement and well-being in Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • provide expertise, strategic leadership and support directed at improving student literacy and numeracy and well-being by designing, developing, implementing, researching and evaluating related policies, programs, standards and initiatives relevant to the Ontario context
  • work cooperatively with ministry and/or school board colleagues in building capacity within schools and districts for inquiry, research, evaluation and using data effectively for improvement planning and evidence- based decision making
  • provide school boards with information and clarification regarding research/evaluation, ministry legislation, policies, programs and literacy and numeracy strategies
  • conduct formal and informal consultations and establish effective linkages with stakeholders and advocacy groups within the ministry and with education communities
  • research and evaluate compliance with literacy and numeracy policies, initiative and program expectations
How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

  • You have the ability to travel throughout the region.
  • You are proficient in English as well as oral and written French at the superior level.

Technical leadership skills and knowledge:
You have:

  • expertise and experience in structuring, organizing and managing multiple complex projects with a proven track record of successful project completion
  • knowledge and understanding of research and evaluation methodology, policy and program planning, analysis and inferential reasoning
  • the ability to interpret and accurately understand and communicate research and apply policy and legislation

Stakeholder relations skills:
You have:

  • experience building and maintaining relationships in order to gather input and build consensus to deliver on priorities
  • good judgement and political acuity to deal with highly visible, complex and politically sensitive issues

Education related knowledge and experience:
You have:

  • thorough knowledge of Ontario's educational systems with experience in elementary and/or secondary schools and/or school board settings

Communication and computer skills:
You have:

  • demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • proficiency with computers, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database software
  • communication skills to interpret and communicate research/evaluation findings, complex ideas to a variety of stakeholders both technical and non-technical

Research and analytical skills:
You have:

  • proven conceptual, research, analytical, evaluation, issues management and interpretive skills
Additional Information:

Address: 1 Bilingual 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: Monday, October 16, 2017

  • This ad is also available in French.
  • T-EU-111945/17

How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting 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.
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  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, October 30, 2017 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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Superintendent of Education - Toronto Catholic DSB


We are inviting applications from all qualified candidates for the position Superintendent of Education.
The successful applicants will be placed on a shortlist in preparation for upcoming vacancies.

In addition, we are extending an invitation to all interested candidates to an Information Session on Tuesday, October 17th at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, starting at 4:30 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 the Cafeteria (4th floor) - a light dinner will be served. This session will highlight key aspects of the role and include testimonials from recently appointed superintendents.

Kindly advise if you are planning to attend the Information Session by reply email to

Candidates are to be actively practicing Catholics with a dedication to the goals and objectives of Catholic Education. They support the worth and dignity of every person and promote Gospel Values, social justice, environmental responsibility, human solidarity and the common good with a commitment to equity of outcomes at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated and visionary team leader who is ethical and caring. The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills; strong, proven leadership skills; a positive attitude; competency with technology and 21st Century Learning Competencies; and the ability to build effective relationships with all stakeholders.

The Superintendent of Education reports to the Director of Education. Responsibilities may include supervision and oversight of a family of schools, central portfolios, or responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director. The Superintendent of Education will provide exemplary leadership and work proactively with the Board’s senior team in supporting the Board’s Mission and Vision as well as developing and executing the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the Board’s Learning and Improvement Plan.

Candidates are required to have a Supervisory Officer’s Certificate, a minimum of 5 years combined experience as Principal, Vice Principal, Program Coordinator I or II, (or equivalent external educational experience) completed by June 30, 2018. Preferred qualifications for candidates include Special Education and Religious Education.

In accordance with the Ontario Leadership Framework, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • The personal leadership resources of an effective leader –cognitive, social and psychological
  • The five core leadership capacities –setting goals, aligning resources with priorities, promoting collaborative learning cultures, using data, and engaging in courageous conversations
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience with system practices and procedures from the Catholic System-Level Leadership Framework – setting directions and accomplishing goals, developing leadership, networking and aligning, nurturing productive relationships

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, updated Certificate of Qualifications and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers, and a complete curriculum vitae. The curriculum vitae must include four letters of reference; one of which is a current pastoral reference and one from your current Superintendent of Education. It must also include an authorization to contact all references.

Barrier-Free Recruitment and Selection

The TCDSB is committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please inform the Human Resources Department, at the time of your application, of any requirement for accommodation in order for us to assess all candidates in a fair and equitable manner. Documentation to support the accommodation may be requested as required prior to the implementation of the accommodation measures.

Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017
Addressed to the attention of:
Rory McGuckin
Director of Education

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Superintendent of Business - Upper Canada DSB

Position: Superintendent of Business
Start Date: January 8, 2018 (or earlier, subject to the candidate’s availability)
Location: Brockville, Ontario (Board Office)

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 $340 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 Business. The Superintendent of Business will lead key business functions of the Board including finance, purchasing, payroll, risk management including occupational health and safety, and some aspect of community use of school facilities. In this role, the Superintendent of Business is instrumental in developing and overseeing the Board’s annual budget of $340 million. The Superintendent of Business also has a key presence on the Board’s Audit Committee and serves as treasurer for foundations affiliated with the school board.

Superintendent of Business in the Upper Canada District School Board must have a firm understanding of the priorities of the board’s Strategic Plan (CREW) and its annual Work Plan which is essential to implementing positive change, continuous improvement and transformation across the school district, and securing accountability. As part of the Director of Education’s Executive Council, the Superintendent of Business contributes and supports the implementation and monitoring of the priorities of the Director of Education’s Work Plan, providing insight and guidance about budgetary practices, priorities, and commitments.

The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional leadership skills, with a track record for problem-solving, time-sensitive delivery for reporting deadlines set by the Board and by the Ministry of Education and is highly regarded for their integrity and attention to detail. Given the nature of this assignment strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills are required to build productive relationships in all departments and that will support their efforts to make public presentations to the Board and to stakeholder groups. Previous experience with recording, reporting, and analyzing financial information using Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards is a definite advantage.

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

Qualification Requirements:

  • Candidates must hold Business 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 December 1, 2019.
  • Currently holds a professional designation (CPA);
  • Currently holds a formal educational background in a business administration-related field, such as, a degree in finance, commerce, or economics.
  • Proven business and successful experience in a senior management role, for at least 5 years, in one or more of the following: finance, commerce, or business systems.
  • Proven and successful experience supervising and supporting the work and productivity of staff in a business setting.
  • A current driver’s license and access to a vehicle are essential to this role, which involves occasional travel to rural and remote areas throughout the school district.
  • Evidence of employability in this position of trust and responsibility, through the provision of a current Police Criminal Record Check, prior to commencing employment.

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter (maximum of one page), a curriculum vitae (maximum of three pages), and a leadership statement outlining your approach for leading change and managing complexity as a Superintendent of Business in the UCDSB (maximum of two pages).
  • 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 immediate 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 within a business office setting.

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 , by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017. 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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Executive Director - OASBO

A non-profit organization, the Ontario Association of School Business Officials has 1,370 members across Ontario representing English, French, Catholic and Public school boards and is dedicated to collaboratively developing and promoting excellence in business practices to support learning. To maintain our standards of excellence, we require the expertise of a dynamic and highly skilled .........

Executive Director

part-time (flexible work schedule)

OASBO is seeking a hands-on leader engaged through active personal involvement for managing the organization and assisting the Board in achieving its strategic goals, budget development and management, as well as fostering positive relationships with members, government and other education stakeholders while reporting to the Board of Directors. As a dynamic leader with superior motivational abilities, you will create a positive work environment and manage communication and public relations activities. Your related degree or the equivalent in experience is coupled with at least five years’ managerial experience in a complex public sector organization with multiple unions, and a solid understanding of school board operations. Your highly effective communication and interpersonal skills are supported by fluency with related office software applications. Fluency in French is an asset.

SALARY: $71,500 (Based on 110 days/year – three year contract with renewal option)

Qualified applicants should forward an application package consisting of resume, covering letter and employment references no later than Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Peter Derochie, Past President
Ontario Association of School Business Officials
144 Main Street North, Suite 207, Markham, Ontario

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Superintendent of Student Achievement - Specialized Services - HWDSB

As a member of Executive Council and reporting to the Associate Director of Learning Services, you will demonstrate your commitment to the Board’s vision to empower all students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. You are a visionary, inclusive and action- oriented educator who welcomes the opportunity to drive systematic transformative change through leading the efforts of special education, intensive support, psychological, speech and language, and social work service departments. Your extensive knowledge of best practices is complemented by superior interpersonal, communication, collaborative decision-making and team building skills. Your experience and expertise gained as a respected system leader in Specialized Services/Special Education is complemented by the Ministry of Education Supervisory Officer’s Certificate.

Your application and curriculum vitae must be accompanied by a one-page summary outlining how you will design and lead an inclusionary model of system and school improvement leading a multidisciplinary specialized services team. Please provide the names of three references with authorization to contact under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Application packages must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Please apply to:

Manny Figueiredo, Director of Education
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
20 Education Court, P.O. Box 2558
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3L1

Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however, only those who have been short-listed for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation for applicants is available in the recruitment process.

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Director of Education - York Region DSB

A unique opportunity for an equity-focused transformational leader to inspire change organization-wide and champion the Board’s renewed commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in an environment of transparency, integrity, trust and resolve.

York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 123,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools, and a mission “to advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community”. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing, making the Board one of the top achievers in the province. YRDSB attributes this success to a unique combination of students who are prepared and motivated to succeed; teachers who are skilled at helping students learn; strong educational leaders who share a common vision of excellence; and the participation of a supportive community and parents that understand the importance of quality public education.

Recognizing and celebrating the Region’s rich diversity and with a renewed commitment to equity and inclusiveness, and to live its mission, vision and values, the Board is seeking a visionary, collaborative and action-oriented Director of Education who welcomes the opportunity to drive systemic transformative change and truly engage students, teachers and parents in high student achievement and wellbeing. Among your priorities in this high-visibility, high-impact role will be empowering staff and students to take initiative and focus on innovation and what is needed for the learning experience to ensure student success in a complex technological world. You will “walk the talk” – building on the progressive work that has been done in Special Education as part of the equity/inclusion equation, promoting more open communication with parents and families, putting the needs and well-being of students front and centre, and creating an environment of accountability, trust and respect for all.

This is both a challenging and an exciting mandate within a large and complex school board, and calls for a highly skilled and respected leader with extensive knowledge of best practices in teaching for optimal learning. As the successful candidate, you are a seasoned Director or Supervisory Officer with a proven history of academic and administrative leadership, have held both field and centralized system portfolios, and exhibit a blend of broad educational experience, vision and courage, with exceptional interpersonal skills and keen emotional intelligence

Your success as Director of Education will also benefit from your previous leadership in improving the student experience in diverse communities, your cultural awareness, and your ability to forge collaborations internally, to enhance the performance and cohesion of the Senior Team and externally, to support and strengthen alliances with many stakeholders and community partners. Your profile attests to your strong commitment to equity and inclusion, your reputation as a relationship-builder, and your history of engagement in social-justice pedagogy and advocacy. As a veteran educator, you will bring an authentic understanding of what really happens in the classroom and in schools and will be highly visible in the system.

Above all, you are an exceptional relationship builder at all levels, able to re-build trust and public confidence in a system that has faced a period of challenge and maintain positive relations with all stakeholders including staff and students, parents and the community. Your experience working with elected officials will equip you to work with the Board in achievement of its vision and mission through the provision of timely and insightful advice and governance information to support good decision-making. You will lead senior management in their work to implement the Board’s decisions and model accountability and transparency. Your leadership as Director of Education will bring diverse people and perspectives together to ensure communities are engaged, innovative, progressive practices are fostered and a fertile learning environment is present for all students.

An Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Certificate, a Master’s degree and at least five years experience in educational administration at the system level in a school board is required.

To be considered for this senior executive role, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup by October 27, 2017, quoting PH179196, to

Please Note: in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the York Region District School Board strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non- discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of attending the interview/practicum.

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416-364-6229

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