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Director of Education - District School Board Ontario North East

An opportunity for an innovative, ‘tech savvy’ educational leader to drive organizational change in a school board committed to enabling greatness in every one of its students.

Serving students throughout North Eastern Ontario, District School Board Ontario North East provides opportunities for education excellence, including French immersion programming, a focus on First Nations, an active arts community, differentiated programming for students with special needs, and provincial leadership in the use of technology for instruction. Working together with students, staff, parents and the greater community to develop and implement innovative and collaborative practices, the Board strives to ensure each and every student reaches their full potential.

As the new Director of Education for District School Board Ontario North East, you will report to the Board of Directors as you lead the organization through a period of transition and changing educational landscapes. With a focus on growth and advancement, you will play a critical role in understanding the unique needs of the Board, assessing past priorities, and fostering meaningful engagement with the senior team, Board staff, parents and community partners as you gain their trust and support in the vision forward.

Your planning expertise and your strategy for execution of well defined plans will develop the shared leadership capacity of team members and help align resources across school and community needs. Of course being mindful of the geographically expansive nature of the district and differentiation among schools is essential to your success. More specifically, you will be called upon to make advancements that meet the needs of differentiated learners, maintain a robust French Immersion program, reduce special education assessment waitlists, continue to build on the relationship with the First Nations communities and build resources where Board employees can access training and tools to improve teaching and learning throughout the District.

An astute leader who can set priorities using a consultative approach, demonstrate accountability and transparency and bring a high level of emotional intelligence, you have extensive experience in the field of Education, including strong evidence of successful Board-wide instructional changes and improved student achievement. In addition to the exceptional time management and organizational skills required to manage the large geographic area, you can clearly communicate ideas to various audiences, are up-to-date on the latest in technological advancements in the field of education, and have the vision and drive to find and implement innovative solutions for Board-wide improvement. Due to the nature of the position, you must be able to work a flexible schedule, be prepared to travel across the District, and truly enjoy everything life in the North has to offer.

To apply to this executive role, submit your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title, by March 20, 2017, to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH167405, at

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Chief Executive Officer - Education Quality and Accountability Office

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is an indepen¬dent agency of the Government of Ontario, dedicated to supporting and improving the academic achievement of students through large-scale assessment and research. The agency is committed to enhancing the quality and accountability of the education system in Ontario. EQAO works with the education community by undertaking student assessments that produce objective, reliable information, through the public release of this information and through the profiling the value and use of EQAO data across the province.

In its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, which is anchored in the mandate of the Agency and the Ministry of Education’s renewed vision, EQAO has identified four main areas of focus: assessment and evaluation, research, communication and engagement and business and governance.

As EQAO’s next Chief Executive Officer, you will report to the Chair and Board of Directors of the Agency, working with them to advance the mission of the organization, building upon EQAO’s rich foundation and reputation as a leader of large scale assessment, nationally and internationally. You are a well respected public sector leader with a deep understanding of elementary/secondary education in all four pubicly funded school systems in Ontario. Your broad knowledge of the assessment field will position you to provide overall leadership to a complex organization acknowledged world wide for its assessment expertise and analytic prowess.

EQAO is now engaging in the modernization of its assessments by implementing online design and delivery. You will be expected to provide overall leadership to this significant transformation and help the organization use the opportunity to take full advantage of ‘the digital dividend’ to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Using your superb communications skills, you will advocate for the mission of EQAO with the general public, parents, students, teachers, school boards, and stakeholders. Your vision and influence will enable EQAO to continue to contribute to the strengthening of Ontario’s education system in keeping with the government’s strategic direction for education: achieving excellence, ensuring equity, supporting well being and enhancing confidence in publicly funded education.

You will be responsible for building and leading an experienced, cohesive team of professionals, each expert in their own area, resulting in the Agency employing exemplary practice in large scale assessment. You will have senior level experience leading a large, complex organization. With this background you will enable an organizational structure for the agency that will position EQAO to carry out its crucial role efficiently and effectively. Insightful, inclusive and dedicated, you will work with all stakeholders and the government to achieve continuous improvement in Ontario’s education system. You will combine theoretical knowledge and your practical expertise to provide transparent and accountable service to the students and communities of Ontario through ongoing excellent in reporting which informs leading edge practice in Ontario’s classrooms. As a powerfully persuasive champion of evidence based decision making, you will increase the value of EQAO’s impact among education stakeholders and contribute to continuous improvement and high achievement for all students.

Fluency in French would be an asset for this role.

If you would like a leadership role that makes a real difference for all students in Ontario, this is your opportunity.

To apply to this executive role, submit your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title, by March 17, 2017, to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH178449, at

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Chief Chef de la direction - Office de la qualité et de la responsabilité en éducation

L'Office de la qualité et de la responsabilité en éducation (OQRE) est un organisme indépendant du gouvernement de l'Ontario qui s'emploie à soutenir et à améliorer la réussite académique des élèves grâce à la recherche et à des tests à grande échelle. L'organisme se voue au rehaussement de la qualité et du niveau de responsabilité du système d'éducation en Ontario. L'OQRE travaille avec les membres de la communauté enseignante pour administrer des tests aux élèves afin de fournir des données objectives et fidèles. L'organisme diffuse ces résultats et fait la promotion de l’utilité et de l’utilisation des données de l’OQRE dans toute la province

Dans son plan stratégique 2016-2019, lequel s'inscrit dans le mandat de l'organisme et de la nouvelle vision du Ministre de l'Éducation, l'OQRE a identifié quatre axes principaux : les tests et les évaluations, la recherche, la communication et l'engagement, et les activités et la gouvernance.

En tant que prochain chef de la direction de l'OQRE, vous relèverez du président et des membres du conseil d'administration de l'organisme, et vous travaillerez avec eux à faire avancer la mission de l'organisation en misant sur la solide réputation de l'OQRE comme chef de file des évaluations à grande échelle nationales et internationales. Respecté en tant que meneur dans le secteur public, vous avez acquis une solide compréhension de l'éducation au primaire et au secondaire dans les quatre systèmes scolaires publics subventionnés en Ontario. Votre vaste connaissance du domaine des évaluations vous positionne adéquatement pour fournir un leadership global à une organisation complexe reconnue mondialement pour son expertise en évaluation et ses capacités analytiques.

L'OQRE s'affaire présentement à moderniser ses évaluations grâce à la conception et à la livraison en ligne. Vous serez appelé à fournir un leadership général dans cette importante transformation et à aider l'organisme à tirer parti du « dividende numérique » afin d'améliorer l'enseignement et l'apprentissage par la technologie. Mettant à profit vos superbes habiletés communicationnelles, vous vous porterez à la défense de la mission de l'OQRE auprès du public en général, des parents, des élèves, des enseignements, des conseils scolaires et autres parties prenantes. Votre vision et votre capacité d'influence permettront à l'OQRE de continuer à contribuer au renforcement du système éducatif en Ontario appuyant ainsi la direction stratégique du gouvernement envers l'éducation qui consiste à : atteindre l'excellence, assurer l'équité, promouvoir le bien-être et rehausser la confiance du public en un système d'éducation financé par les deniers publics.

Vous aurez la responsabilité de bâtir et de mener une équipe unie de professionnels expérimentés, chacun détenant une expertise dans son domaine, ce qui fera en sorte que l'organisme utilisera des pratiques exemplaires dans ses tests à grande échelle. Vous devez posséder une expérience de calibre senior à la tête d'un grand organisme complexe. Cette expérience vous permettra de mettre en place la structure organisationnelle requise pour que l'OQRE puisse remplir son rôle crucial avec efficacité et efficience. Visionnaire, inclusif et assidu, vous travaillerez avec toutes les parties prenantes et avec le gouvernement afin que le système d'éducation en Ontario s'améliore constamment. Vous combinerez adroitement vos connaissances théoriques et vos expériences pratiques pour procurer un service transparent et responsable aux élèves et aux communautés de la province par le biais de rapports réguliers afin de les renseigner sur les pratiques de pointe dans les salles de classe en Ontario. Puissant et convaincant défenseur de la prise de décisions fondées sur les données probantes, vous ajouterez à la valeur de l'impact de l'OQRE auprès des parties prenantes en éducation et contribuerez à l'amélioration constante et à la réussite de tous les élèves.

La maitrise du français serait un atout pour ce rôle.

Si vous souhaitez remplir un rôle de leadership en faisant une réelle différence pour tous les élèves en Ontario, saisissez cette perspective de carrière.

Pour postuler ce poste de cadre, veuillez transmettre votre curriculum vitæ, avant le 17 mars 2017, au Groupe Phelps, en mentionnant le titre du poste et le numéro de concours PH178449 à

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Executive Director - OPSBA

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) represents public district school boards and school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.2 million elementary and secondary students. The Association advocates for the best interest and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the credible voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions.

The Executive Director of OPSBA serves as the Chief Administrative Officer reporting to the Board of Directors, and works with the Board's Executive Council within OPSBA's governance process. The Executive Director will lead the organization in developing and managing plans and priorities, identifying funding sources and allocating resources in support of strategic directions and policies established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will facilitate cooperative decision making and stimulate collaborative action amongst OPSBA members, partners and stakeholders.

Role Expectations

  • Be a leader in positioning OPSBA as the 'go to' source for authoritative insight on public education issues, and the one-stop conduit for communication with every trustee in the province.
  • Develop new strategies to move forward with vigour emphasizing the values of a current, innovative, bold and dynamic organization.
  • Place a focus on an internal organizational culture that demonstrates increasing levels of collaboration, strategic communications, clear expectations and accountability, openness and transparency in decision-making, and a proactive business environment.

Skill Sets

  • Strategic leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Advocacy and Communications
  • Governance Expertise
  • Stakeholder and Community Relations
  • Fiscal Management

Apply by email at by February 27, 2017.

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Teacher Secondment Opportunity - The Aga Khan Academies

Teacher Secondment Opportunity at the Aga Khan Academies, commencing 2017-2018

Location: Hyderabad, India
Start Dates: Fall 2017
Duration: One academic year
Salary Range: Annual salary compensation will be consistent with current salary level and classification, up to a maximum of $119,973.00
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017


This teacher secondment opportunity is being offered in partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Aga Khan Academies network of schools.

The Aga Khan Academies is an integrated network of boarding schools being established in countries of the developing world to educate potential future leaders to a high international standard. Dedicated to offering the highest quality education to talented students of all backgrounds, including those from disadvantaged circumstances, the aim of the Academies is to educate ethical and pluralistic leaders who will help strengthen their societies. The Academies also work toward strengthening the wider education systems in the regions where they are located by offering professional development opportunities for educators in surrounding schools.

The aims of this secondment program are to provide the Aga Khan Academies with teaching expertise that will help strengthen key areas of education at their schools, and to give Ontario teachers access to cultural immersion opportunities that will broaden their professional experience and inter-cultural understanding.

This secondment opportunity is available for experienced Ontario teachers currently employed by Ontario’s publicly-funded school system to be seconded to the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, India, for one academic year. Teachers would be assigned to either a junior, middle or senior school as appropriate.

Responsibilities at the Academy:

Seconded teachers will be engaged in a range of teaching, co-teaching and professional development activities (both as participants and leaders) across the Academy. Depending on the teacher’s particular skills, these will include:

  • Lesson planning and class teaching;
  • Contributing to curriculum planning and development;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Supporting the in-house Teacher Preparation Program;
  • Contributing to the Academy’s professional development programs;
  • Participating in and contributing to the Academy’s growth-oriented opportunities, supports, and resources; and
  • Documenting professional learning and growth through existing Ontario Ministry of Education professional learning networks.

Ontario teachers on secondment to an Academy will be expected to share responsibility for a class using team teaching and co-teaching approaches, including proportional responsibility for tasks such as report card preparation and parent meetings. The co-teacher from the Academy, as a teacher experienced in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program as well as the day-to-day academic life of the school, will act as a support for the seconded teacher from Ontario.

The specifics of each appointee’s teaching obligations will be dependent upon the particular set of skills she/he brings to the job and will be negotiated at the time of appointment. Each appointee will bring a particular area of expertise to the role and will be expected to lead the development of other staff in that area. For some this may be pedagogical content knowledge associated with a given subject area (e.g. math or language teaching), while for others it may be more generally applicable skills associated with particular pedagogical approaches such as enquiry-based learning.

Teachers on secondment will have a balanced blend of teaching responsibilities, coaching and mentoring, and contributing to teacher preparation and professional development. Seconded teachers will support and mentor fellow Academy teachers by helping them plan and implement lessons and assess students, and by providing feedback to support their growth in teaching. Seconded teachers will participate in both internal and external professional development opportunities and workshops organized by the Academy.

The Aga Khan Academies offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and are actively involved in the life of the local community. Seconded teachers are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities and community/school events depending on their particular interests and availability. Teachers and students at the Academy residential campus live and work in an active, collegial learning environment where teaching and learning is very much integrated across school and campus life.

Please download the full job desicription including:

  • Ontario Ministry of Education Expectations
  • Requirements
  • Terms of Appointment
  • Additional Benefits
  • Preparation Prior to Arrival at the Academy
  • Application Instructions

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Superintendent of Business and Treasurer - Grand Erie DSB

The Grand Erie District School Board’s 2,700 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 74 schools. The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Head office is located in Brantford. The Board is currently seeking an outstanding educational leader to become Superintendent of Business and Treasurer. As a member of the Board’s senior management team, and reporting to the Director of Education, the Superintendent of Business will demonstrate commitment to Grand Erie’s strategic direction of SUCCESS for Every Student.

The Superintendent of Business provides supervision to the staff and service areas of Transportation, Facilities and Business. Responsibilities include managing and reporting on the Board’s financial operations, including the accounting, budget, purchasing, payroll, capital planning and facilities functions. This entails providing strategic and operational leadership, as well as facilitating the preparation of an operating budget of approximately $300 million.

The Division

Grasslands Public Schools covers an area of more than 2,500 square miles in southeastern Alberta, providing educational programs from Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 12 for approximately 3,800 students. The Division operates 13 schools and seven Hutterite colony schools. Programs are delivered by 220 teachers and 268 support staff.


  • Completion of the Ontario Business Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications or currently enrolled in the program (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 309)
  • Accounting Designation (CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in a business managerial role
  • Comprehensive and proven experience of managing people using effective communication, conflict resolution and strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in problem-solving and innovative thinking

School Board experience and knowledge of financial reporting procedures in the public sector are an asset..

The proposed start date for this position is May 1, 2017.

If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to excellence make you an ideal candidate for this position, please submit your application which includes a complete resume and a one-page description about the expected impact you will have in this role in Grand Erie as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references (including your current supervisor). Written application for this position must be received by 3:00 p.m. on March 3, 2017.

Apply to:

Brenda Blancher, Director of Education
Grand Erie District School Board
349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 5V3
Fax: (519) 759-5362 or by Email:

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All new employees are required to submit an original Police Record Check (which includes a vulnerable sector search) acceptable to the Board prior to commencement of employment.

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Superintendent of Schools/CEO - SD8 (Kootnay Lake)

We are looking for an exceptional educator and dynamic leader to join our team. Due to the impending retirement of our Superintendent, the Board of Education invites applications for the position of Superintendent/CEO for SD8 (Kootenay Lake). Duties will commence August 15, 2017, or as mutually agreed.

Imagine a pristine part of the world, filled with unparalleled beauty. Lush with outdoor and indoor opportunities, a thriving cultural presence and opportunities for young and old, the Kootenays attract people from all over the world who want to make this their home. Now imagine being a part of a visionary, creative team with a focus on providing the best opportunities we can possibly create on behalf of over 5300 students. Can you see yourself thriving in this kind of environment? If so we invite you to consider joining us in our quest to be a leader in public education.

The School District

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) is located in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada in a region called The Kootenays. The District serves a number of individual communities including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel, Yahk and the surrounding rural areas, within a large geographic area consisting of two time zones. There are 23 unique schools, and the District has an operating budget for 2016‐2017 of approximately $60 million and is in sound financial condition.

Further information regarding School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) can be obtained from the website at

The Board of Education has identified priorities in the following areas:

  • Student Expectations
  • Long Range Facilities Plan
  • Strong, effective relationships
  • Aboriginal Education

Nine Trustees serve the District. Each community has a unique identity and culture, and each demonstrates a strong commitment to Public Education. The Board of Education is proud of its efforts to work collaboratively with Stakeholders, and exercises a high degree of transparency.

The Board Office is located in Nelson, BC and there is a requirement for significant travel throughout the District for the Superintendent and Senior Leadership Team.


You will demonstrate a deep commitment to the strong relationships we value. A rich professional background, including educational and administrative senior leadership within a diverse school district will be among your strengths. You are a consummate problem solver and collaborator ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring SD8 (Kootenay Lake) continues to be a leader in student achievement, and a preferred employer.

The Role

The Superintendent of Schools is accountable to the Board of Education for the general management of the affairs of the district, for providing educational leadership and for implementing approved policies and programs to ensure the attainment of the objectives established by the Ministry of Education and the Board. In addition, the Superintendent plays a key role in advising the Board and recommending actions to address current and emerging issues. A track record as a respected educator and leader will further advance the District’s ability to find innovative and collaborative ways to improve and enhance the programs and initiatives of the District, while staying focused on a cohesive vision as articulated by the learning community.

Experience working in a rural setting is preferred, as well as experience in Aboriginal Education, International student programs and varied programming options to meet the changing needs of students.

A Master’s or Doctorate degree in a relevant field, and senior educational leadership in a school system are required. The selected candidate must possess, or be eligible to attain, teaching certification in the Province of British Columbia.

To Apply

Email by February 27, 2017, in a single PDF, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts and a list of three recent references to:

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Chief Executive Officer, Superintendent of Schools - Saanich School District, BC

Located on southern Vancouver Island, the Saanich School District supports a diverse community that blends both the rural and urban, including four local communities of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The Saanich School District has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 secondary schools, and is proudly represented by nearly 8,000 students. In addition, the District also maintains a children's development centre, two individual learning centres, and an international student program. The District places an emphasis on social responsibility, ensuring students develop and demonstrate respect for themselves, their environment and each other.

As the leader of the Saanich School District, you are responsible to the Board of Education for carrying out the school district’s goals, administering policies, and providing leadership in instructional practice, educational administration and student learning. Your track record as a respected educator and leader will further advance the District’s ability to find innovative and collaborative ways to improve and enhance the programs and initiatives of the District, while staying focused on a cohesive vision as articulated by the learning community.

The District is proud of the achievements of its students, its unique and diverse programs, quality instruction and a strong professional learning community. With this in mind, the ideal candidate will bring a rich professional background including educational and administrative senior leadership within a diverse school district. The selected candidate will be a consummate problem solver and collaborator ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring Saanich continues to be a leader in student achievement.

As the ideal candidate, you are an authentic leader who has a track record of creating safe and inclusive spaces that enable learning throughout an organization, from students to staff to stakeholders. The Saanich School District enjoys excellent relationships with its stakeholders 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. 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 Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.

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Suite 2020, 1055 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
Tel 604.689.9970

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