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Director of Education
An exciting opportunity for an approachable, visionary senior educator to strengthen a supportive, compassionate culture of inclusion and collaboration, and lead the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of today and tomorrow.
Situated in the heart of beautiful South Eastern Ontario, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,000 students each day in 40 schools (33 elementary; one K-12; two 7-12; and four secondary), with an annual operating budget of $200+ million. Supporting student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, along with caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. The district covers a wide geographic area, stretching 200 km from Lake Ontario northward to Algonquin Park. The Board’s administrative office is located in Belleville.
Committed to student achievement and well-being, and recognizing that each student is an individual, with unique interests, goals and strengths, the Board is working to ensure that all students feel invested in and fully supported on their chosen pathway to graduation. This is where you can make your mark as the new Director of Education.
This is a crucial mandate for a leader who has experience with cutting-edge instructional practice, is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning, with a K-12 focus on global competencies, and can adapt effectively to the changing landscape of education and implement initiatives that will move the Board toward an exciting and successful future. Passionate about public education, community engagement and student success, you are prepared to establish a proactive communication strategy that will build on positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders — from staff, students and parents, to trustees and unions, to Indigenous communities and diverse newcomers.
As Director of Education, your clear commitment to addressing the needs of Indigenous peoples as you enhance student success and well-being will be evident. You will have experience in initiating and championing innovative approaches to addressing educational inequities in Indigenous communities.
As Director of Education, you welcome the challenge and opportunity of embracing new ideas and adding fresh perspective to the Board, creating a common understanding of purpose, refocusing priorities, unifying the Board, as well as developing and implementing a new strategic plan to meet the evolving learning needs of HPEDSB's rural and urban communities. In this key role, you will draw upon your strengths as an advocate for innovation in education, including the effective, proactive use of new and emerging technologies, and your political acumen in championing and embedding leading governance practices by working with, and supporting, the Board of Trustees in an open, transparent and trusted relationship.
As you transition successfully into this high-impact, highly visible role, the Board will rely on you to build trust and credibility with all interested parties with a special focus on engaging the student voice. You will further enhance the HPEDSB culture of inclusion. You will also evaluate and optimize the allocation of resources across the Board to create financial stability as the Board emerges from a three year financial recovery plan. You will be a catalyst for the growth of others and will unite and empower the senior leadership team and maximize its contribution to the overall success of the Board.
With a track record of success combining Supervising Officer papers with a Master’s degree and system leadership experience working within a school board, with demonstrated acumen in financial accountability in a small to medium system, you are adept at holding yourself and others accountable for actions and deliverables, at building a vision and at executing a strategic plan for an organization.
A highly collaborative, inclusive decision-maker and a confident servant leader, you are clear, open, responsive and empowering, recognized for your high emotional intelligence, integrity and visibility, and your ability to listen to, engage with, and leverage the diverse perspectives of trustees, educators, support staff, students, parents and community leaders. You are equally known for building staff capacity by providing opportunities and strong mentorship, and for gaining the respect of staff, students and parents through empathetic, consistent leadership.
Informed by research and evidence, you are an assured manager of change, able to strengthen, inspire and motivate the senior management team, and build capacity through focused instructional intervention and family engagement. Having worked successfully in diverse communities, both rural and urban, with families and stakeholders to enhance student success and well-being, you are highly committed to equity and inclusion, in addressing the needs of diverse communities, and conversant with effective interventions to eliminate barriers to success.
To be considered for this pivotal mandate with high visibility, accountability and impact, please send your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title in the subject line of your email, by June 11, 2019, to email@example.com.
HPEDSB is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available, upon request, during all phases of the recruitment process.
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Associate Director – School Support Services
Come help us to inspire success, confidence and hope
At the Peel District School Board, we help students reach high levels of achievement by inspiring success, confidence and hope in each student. Our vision is to prepare each student for a successful future as a lifelong learner. We are the second largest school board in Canada, with over 155,000 students in 257 schools. Collective daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of students, their families and the world, as the Board serves the vibrant and diverse communities of Peel – Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We look forward to an exciting future and are seeking an outstanding leader to assume the position of Associate Director of School Support Services.
An innovative leader with outstanding interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to equity of access and opportunity for students and staff to learn, work and grow, you will join a dynamic senior leadership team and support decision-making through the development of authentic relationships, consultation and consensus-building.
Reporting to the Director of Education, you will serve as a senior instructional leader, and lead policy and budget development. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a positive, supportive and student-focused Board of Trustees and an integrated senior management team focused on supporting student success. Your honesty and integrity are essential in this team environment, along with a combination of education, experience and achievements that will command respect within the Peel educational system.
As Associate Director of School Support Services, you will work closely with the Director of Education, the academic Associate Directors and the Associate Director of Operational Support Services to achieve the goals of the organization. This includes coordination of the Plan for Student Success process (the strategic plan for the Board), integration of the work of schools and Superintendents of Education, and monitoring of progress in achieving identified targets.
As the ideal candidate for this executive role, you will be an adaptable, accomplished communicator with a talent for systems planning and the excellent analytical, organizational and management abilities required to function productively in a complex educational system. Above all, you will demonstrate outstanding skills in working with students, parents, union and non-union staff groups, faith leaders, diverse communities and community members, Trustees, governments and the media.
With a current Supervisory Officer Certificate, and experience as a member of the senior team within a school board organization, you bring an experience-based understanding of the functions of School Success Planning and monitoring, budget development, resource allocation, staff hiring and retention, and staff negotiations. Skilled in long-range planning and able to integrate the goals of a school board’s Strategic Plan with School Improvement Planning, as well as provide leadership and implement difficult decisions, you know how to motivate others by creating an effective internal communications network, resulting in all levels of staff working together to identify opportunities and solve problems based on established priorities.
Creative, innovative, and forward-looking, with the confidence to examine alternative methodologies, and a collaborative approach to team-building, delegation and participatory skills that results in informed decision-making, you are also a persuasive negotiator with a proven ability to compromise and/or mediate conflicting demands and priorities. Training in investigations would be an asset.
The Peel District School Board offers a competitive salary at the senior level, an excellent benefit package and a challenging work environment.
Interested, qualified candidates should complete the application kit available at www.peelschools.org/jobs/jobpostings. Please return your completed application electronically, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Janice Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to provide a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the Human Rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.
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Apply By: Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:59 pm EDT
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Education Labour & Finance
Job Term: 2 Permanent
Job Code: I1002B - Human Resources51
Salary: $75,924.00 - $110,352.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 135015
Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to employ your exceptional labour relations and education sector knowledge and experience? If so, consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Education, where you will participate as a representative of the Crown in the negotiation and implementation of sector-wide collective agreements and other labour relations activities and strategies.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
- participate as a representative of the Crown in the negotiation of sector-wide central collective agreements and contract maintenance
- epresent the Ministry in matters relating to labour/employee relations
- provide guidance and direction to the Ministry and the government in their labour/employee relations activities
- develop and maintain critical relationships with school boards, unions and other stakeholders
How do I qualify?
Labour relations knowledge and experience:
- experience as a union or management representative in collective bargaining in the education sector with extensive experience in developing bargaining mandates and crafting collective agreement proposals
- expert knowledge of labour relations jurisprudence and current issues and trends in jurisprudence that may have an impact on collective bargaining and labour relations in the education sector
- thorough understanding of labour case law, relevant statutes, and current policies, practices and procedures
- ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the education sector, including the unique characteristics of the four Ontario school systems for the development of bargaining strategies and approaches
- ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, the Education Act, the Ontario College Of Teachers' Act, the Ontario Labour Relations Act, the Human Rights Code, the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Act, and other related statutes as they relate to labour relations matters
Communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills:
- demonstrated communication skills to represent the government at central bargaining tables
- relationship building skills to develop and nurture effective partnerships and working relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups
- excellent written communication skills to prepare mandate proposals, briefing /issue notes and correspondence on behalf of the ADM, DM and MO
- excellent organizational and project leadership skills to provide effective management of project teams
- the ability to research and analyze issues in order to formulate appropriate recommendations
- excellent judgement to represent the government at sector central bargaining tables and determine the appropriate direction/action/response at the table and when advising senior management
- proven strategic ability to translate bargaining proposals into operational and financial impacts on the short and long-term outcomes
Address: 2 Permanent, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan
Category: Human Resources
Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2019
How to apply:
- 1. You must apply online.
- 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. 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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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 Sunday, Thursday, May 23, 2019 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.