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Chief Superintendent | Calgary CSD | Apply By: Nov. 1, 2019

With the announced retirement of its chief executive officer, The Calgary Catholic School Division is now seeking a successor. Duties will commence March 1, 2020.

The Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School Division (CCSD) is responsible for the administration of the largest Catholic school division in Alberta. This Division serves the City of Calgary as well as the neighboring communities of Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, and Rocky View County. With a budget of over 630 million dollars, this publicly funded School Division educates over 58,000 students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in 116 schools.

The philosophic foundation of the Division, which guides its decision making, is expressed within the Mission, Vision, and Value Statements.

The Division, an Alberta Top 70 Employer, has a reputation for excellence in student achievement, strong administrative leadership as well as diligent and responsive governance.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Superintendent’s primary mandate and key leadership role includes:

  • Enhancing the development of the Division based upon its philosophy of Shepherd Leadership;
  • Promoting a vibrant Catholic and spiritual climate and culture of the Division;
  • Enhancing educational programs and services, the efficient use of resources and the effective performance of personnel, on a continuous basis;
  • Providing guidance and support to the Board of Trustees particularly with respect to policy development;
  • Providing the Board with timely and accurate Accountability Reports that address all relevant Board policy;
  • Nurturing an organization which is principled, rational, collaborative, self-critical, self-correcting, and progressive.

The successful candidate will be….

  • An active, practicing Catholic who is strongly committed to Catholic education;
  • A knowledgeable educator and results-focused leader, dedicated to instructional and academic excellence;
  • An effective communicator, team builder, problem-solver and visionary;
  • Experienced in working with Boards, committees and government departments;
  • In possession of related post graduate degrees with preference given to holders of a PhD;
  • A minimum of 15 years relevant experience in the field of education with experience at a senior administrative level;
  • In possession of, or prepared to obtain, the Alberta Education Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard designation;

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received by November 1, 2019 are assured of careful consideration. Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three recent references, plus one current pastoral reference to:

Mr. Terry Gunderson, Alberta School Boards Association
Phone: 1-780-451-7116

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Superintendent of Business (CFO) | Upper Canada DSB | Apply before Nov. 1, 2019

We prepare all students for a successful life.

Odgers Berndtson and The Upper Canada District School Board invite applications for the position of Superintendent of Business (CFO), based in Brockville, Ontario.

The Upper Canada District School Board serves 26,000 students and has approximately 4,000 employees who support student learning in 79 schools, with an operating budget in excess of $350 million. The 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 lake district to the west.

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. This role is instrumental in developing and overseeing the Board’s annual budget of $350 million and also has a key presence on the Board’s Audit Committee and serves as treasurer for foundations affiliated with the school board.

This opportunity requires a leader who can quickly grasp 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 a part of the Director of Education’s Executive Council (a team of eight), the Superintendent of Business will work closely with the Director of Education and the team to contribute and support the implementation and monitoring of the priorities of the Work Plan, providing insight and guidance about budgetary practices, priorities, and commitments. He or she will bring a passion for community and economic development and delivering outstanding education to its diverse communities.

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. Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills are required to build productive relationships in all departments; supporting 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 strongly preferred and a definite advantage.

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 June 1, 2021.
  • 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 (this role leads a team of six staff)
  • Candidates holding a professional designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) is preferred);
  • Currently holds a formal educational background in a business administration-related field, such as, a degree in finance, commerce, or economics, and;
  • Evidence of employability in this position of trust and responsibility, through the provision of a current Police Criminal Record Check, prior to commencing employment.

To explore this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume online below or contact Eric Slankis or Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson at 514-937-1000 x 238 or via email at Our intent is to have all candidates reviewed and screened by no later than November 1, 2019. The ideal start date for the successful candidate is February 1, 2020. 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 an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Upper Canada District School Board throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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Superintendent of BEducation | Avon Maitland DSB | Apply before Nov. 4, 2019

The Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) invites applications from skilled, dynamic, educational leaders for the position of Superintendent of Education from both internal and external applicants. The AMDSB is committed to maximizing student outcomes and creating positive, inclusive learning environments. We are an innovative, progressive public school board with 15,000 students in 40 schools serving both Huron and Perth counties including the towns of Stratford, St. Marys, Exeter, Wingham, Goderich and Listowel.

Superintendent of Education

Our new Superintendent will be a collaborative member of our senior team and be ready to lead and supervise a region of elementary and secondary schools, as well as assume a system-wide portfolio of responsibilities that could include Program, Learning Services, or School Operations.

Candidates must be a member of good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers and hold Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications or be done these qualifications by August 31, 2020.

Qualifications required:

  • Outstanding educational leadership, including a commitment to collaborative decision-making with trustees, peers, employees and union and community partners;
  • Superior communication, organizational and time-management skills;
  • Expertise in instructional leadership, assessment and evaluation and professional learning;
  • Proven skill in change management;
  • Core leadership capacities and personal leadership resources in accordance with the Ontario Leadership Framework; and
  • Knowledge and understanding of characteristics and needs of urban and rural school communities.

Qualified candidates must submit an application package that includes:

  • A covering letter, detailed resume and most recent performance appraisal;
  • A one-page essay: Describe a system strategic initiative focused on student achievement which you led that has given you great professional satisfaction, and include the leadership moves that contributed to a positive outcome;
  • A written consent to contact four professional referees, including current and prior supervisors.

Completed application packages must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 to:

Dr. Lisa Walsh, Director of Education

Please address the subject line in your email ‘Superintendent of Education Application.’

If you have not received an email confirmation of receipt, please contact Barb Crawford at (519) 527- 0111 ext. 106.

Avon Maitland District School Board
Education Centre, 62 Chalk Street North, Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0

Engage, Inspire, Innovate ... Always Learning

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Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch | Apply by Nov. 15, 2019

Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

A uniquely rewarding mandate for a senior educator with strong leadership skills to provide strategic and operational direction in the education of Deaf, blind, deafblind and learning-disabled students

The Ontario Ministry of Education is responsible for the administration of five large, geographically-disparate facilities, that operate provincial and demonstration schools for pupils who are Deaf, blind or deafblind and/or have severe learning disabilities. With a worldwide reputation for the strength of its programs and services, the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch oversees the policies and operation of these schools and is an acknowledged exceptional model. The schools provide residential facilities for students, provide alternative programs as an extension of the continuum of services offered by Ontario’s publicly-funded school boards. Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch partners with school boards, community organizations and other government ministries to improve educational and residential programs, and disseminate information to current and former students, parents, staff, the medical community, other interested organizations and the public on education-related issues.

The Ministry is looking for a collaborative leader who will earn the confidence of stakeholders with competing interests and priorities, and effectively balance public service operations with student achievement and well-being.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Student Support and Field Services Division (SSFSD), you’ll provide strategic leadership and direction to the Branch in the development, implementation and support of quality, integrated, student-focused services and supports. As the Executive Director, you’ll liaise with professional and parent associations and government agencies regarding programs and services for Deaf, blind and deafblind students, and pupils with severe learning disabilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead by example as head of a branch committed to supporting students in achieving their full potential. Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch staff are acknowledged for their expertise in their respective fields, and educators take pride in the fact that they have an impact on student learning and student lives. You’ll cultivate existing strengths and provide direction to strategic and operational planning with respect to the future directions of the schools and their governance structure, by upholding high standards for educational quality, and promoting programs and services to meet the educational and other needs of students.

This key role demands an effective leader with strong communication skills, evident relationship-building skills and confident decision-making with a background in special education and, ideally, expertise with the Deaf and/or the blind community and/or learning disabilities communities. You relate well to educators, including teachers, and others who work directly with students. You can quickly build strong working relationships with experts in education of the Deaf, blind and/or learning disabilities communities.

Recognized for your collaborative approach and ability to create and inspire a high-performing senior team, you’re highly skilled in financial management, versed in human resources issues and relevant collective agreements, and prepared to work with all stakeholders, in a complex unionized environment, to reshape the organization and meet the overall needs of Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. Above all, you have what it takes to create an effective framework for the Branch, develop a new strategic plan informed by current issues and needs, set timely goals, including working with key performance indicators to gain the confidence of all stakeholders.

Membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers is required, as is a Supervisory Officer's Certificate for governance of the schools as required by the Education Act.

Demonstrated experience working in Special Education would be an asset; and

Demonstrated experience working with students who identify as Deaf, and/or blind and/or severe learning disabilities would be an asset.

To apply for this career-defining senior mandate within the Ontario Public Service, submit your application to Phelps, at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: November 15, 2019. To apply for this career-defining senior mandate within the Ontario Public Service, submit your application to Phelps, at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: November 15, 2019.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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

Director of Education | Near North DSB | Apply before Nov. 18, 2019

The Near North District School Board
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The Near North District School Board is committed to student achievement and well-being and educating students to their fullest potential. The NNDSB is working to ensure that all students feel invested in and fully supported on their chosen pathway to graduation. We are committed to creating and sustaining a dynamic culture that provides a relevant and engaging learning environment that inspires excellence in everyone. We are seeking a Director of Education who can lead this vision.

Situated in the heart of north eastern Ontario, The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) serves approximately 10,000 students each day in 36 schools (28 elementary; 4 grade 7-12; 3 secondary and one alternative), with an annual operating budget of $150+ 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 across the geographic regions of the Almaguin Highlands, North Bay and Parry Sound. The Board serves a wide variety of communities within a 17,020 km2 area in towns and communities from Mattawa to Sturgeon Falls, North Bay to Emsdale and Britt to MacTier. The board also services 8 First Nation communities. The Board’s main administrative office is located in North Bay. The schools of the Near North District School Board are situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe. We value the cultures, histories and relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (North America).

We seek a highly communicative leader that is driven by integrity. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, inclusive decision-maker and a confident leader, who is clear, open and responsive. The NNDSB Director will be recognized for their emotional intelligence, integrity and visibility, and their ability to engage with and leverage the diverse perspectives of all stakeholders. Our new Director will also be known for building staff capacity by providing learning and leadership opportunities and strong mentorship, and for gaining the respect of staff, students, parents and other stakeholders through empathetic, poised and consistent leadership and governance.

The successful candidate will have a track record of success combining Supervisory Officer qualifications with a Master’s degree and system leadership experience working within a school board, including significant secondary school-based administration and secondary school system level leadership experience. Experience in both panels would be desirable. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a Supervisory Officer with a central portfolio experience is required.The successful candidate will have demonstrated 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.You will evaluate and optimize the allocation of resources across the Board to create financial stability. In this key role, you will draw upon your strengths as an advocate for innovation in education 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.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this pivotal executive position, can apply in confidence, by submitting a cover letter, resume, most recent performance appraisal (within the last 5 years) and 3 references, on or before 12:00 p.m. on November 18, 2019 to: Geof Botting, Interim Director of Education at

Our intent is to have all candidates reviewed and interviewed by no later than November 26, 2019. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest however, only those who have been short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

The NNDSB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to supporting an inclusive and accessible environment. Accommodations are available, upon request, during all phases of the recruitment process. Please contact us to discuss how we may assist you.

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