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Superintendent of Education - Nipissing-Parry Sound CDSB

Located in North Bay, nestled between beautiful Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, and only a 3.5 hour drive north of Toronto, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board provides a high quality Catholic education to 2900 students in 13 caring Catholic centres of learning excellence, specifically, 11 elementary schools, one secondary school, and an alternative and continuing education campus.

Reporting to the Director of Education, the successful candidate will be an exemplary model of personal and professional commitment to Catholic education, will provide exceptional leadership in service to all students and schools through the lens of the Board’s Mission, Vision and Ends, will have demonstrated outstanding progressive leadership in K-12 education, and will have a capacity for personal growth and development. S/he will possess superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with staff and parents, and work collaboratively with school principals, managers, and community stakeholders and partners.

Working as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Superintendent of Education is a faith-filled leader, respected and known for creating and supporting safe, welcoming and positive environments that foster learning and well-being for students, staff, parents and the community. The ideal candidate demonstrates expertise in instructional leadership, confidently incorporates a system perspective for instructional and operational supervision and support, and engages in collaborative planning and creative problem solving.

Interested candidates in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers who hold Supervisory Officer Qualifications (or who are enrolled or eligible to enrol in the program), Part II in Religious Education, have a proven record of successful teaching, and have several years of successful school and / or system leadership experience, are invited to submit the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • A detailed summary of professional and academic qualifications and experience;
  • A brief (one page) statement of the candidate’s personal philosophy of Catholic Education Leadership;
  • A current pastoral reference and three professional references;
  • External candidates must submit a recent and satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Written applications will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Monday May 1, 2017 and must be addressed confidentially to:

Anna Marie Bitonti, Director of Education
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
1000 High Street
North Bay, Ontario P1B 6S6

Barbara McCool
Chair of the Board

Anna Marie Bitonti
Director of Education

you require any accommodation during the recruitment process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Education Act, the personal information you provide will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

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Superintendent of Schools/CEO - Fort Vermilion School Division No. 52

The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for Fort Vermilion School Division No. 52. Duties will commence September 1, 2017 or as mutually agreed.

The Division

The Fort Vermilion School Division (FVSD) is located in the northwestern corner of Alberta, with boundaries touching British Columbia on the west and the Northwest Territories to the north. FVSD operates 15 schools (including one First Nations school operated under contract), 4 designated learning stores that offer outreach services throughout our communities, and 1 Northern Home Education Centre.

Schools are located in Blue Hills, Buffalo Head Prairie, Fort Vermilion, High Level, Hill Crest, La Crete, Meander River, Rainbow Lake, Rocky Lane and Zama City. The learning stores are at Fort Vermilion, High Level, La Crete and Rainbow Lake.

The Division Office is located in Fort Vermilion. The Superintendent is supported by Assistants in human resources, inclusive education, teaching and learning as well as a Director in communications. The Division serves approximately 3,250 students and employs nearly 230 full-time teachers and 265 non-teaching staff.

The Division’s operating budget for 2016/17 is approximately $54,700,000. The nine-member Board of Trustees are elected from eight different wards: five urban, three rural, and a representative of the First Nations community. The Board has a strong commitment to providing personalized educational opportunities for all students. Innovative programming and partnerships with business, government and industry are exemplars of this Division.

The Region

Buffalo Head Prairie and covers a geographic area of 87,000 square km, roughly 12% of Alberta’s land mass.

The region is rich in natural resources; oil and gas, agriculture, and forestry are among the main contributors to the economic base. As for things to do, you’ll find no shortage of activities right outside your door. There’s untouched wilderness to explore, lakes and rivers to fish, and a rich historical past to discover. In the summer you’ll have endless hours of sunlight to play in, while the winter months bring out dazzling displays such as the magnificent Northern Lights.

The cultural diversity in the region is enriched by significant Mennonite, First Nations and Métis populations.

The Candidate

The Board seeks a student-focused, ethical, collaborative, relational professional who is committed to the provision of high-quality, innovative student programming in a rural context.

A highly visible, politically and technologically astute individual, the successful candidate will be a person of courage and conviction, committed to a balanced approach to work, have an entrepreneurial spirit, be interested in student voice, and possess an ability to nurture a positive organizational culture in the Division.

The successful candidate must qualify for Alberta teaching certification and hold a Master’s degree in education or a related area.

More Information

The Division:
High Level:
Rainbow Lake:
Mackenzie County:

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to May 6, 2017 are assured careful consideration.


Email by May 6, 2017 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five recent references in a single PDF file to:

Mr. Terry Gunderson
Alberta School Boards Association
P: 780.451.7116

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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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