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Superintendent of Schools/CEO - Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 | Apply By: Feb. 2, 2018

The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent/CEO for Livingstone Range School Division No. 68. Duties will commence at a mutually agreed date.


The Division

Livingstone Range School Division is a rural school division located in the southwestern corner of Alberta. The large geographical area includes portions of the Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and many farming communities in the prairies. The name is taken from the Livingstone mountain range within the Division.


Our 14 schools draw rural students from the communities of Nanton, Stavely, Claresholm, Granum, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Crowsnest Pass. Currently the Division serves Hutterian students in 13 colony schools; we also provide programming through three outreach/NAPI friendship centers and one virtual school. We are committed to providing a broad range of student learning experiences outside the classroom and are proud to provide an amazing place for students from around the world to study and learn.


Livingstone Range School Division employs approximately 228 teachers and 230 support staff, including secretaries, bus drivers, maintenance workers, educational assistants, custodians and others to deliver educational services to approximately 3400 FTE students. The annual operating budget for 2017-18 is approximately $52,000,000.


Seven trustees were recently elected in three wards to serve students and to provide for the governing of the Division. The Board is committed to governance excellence.


Our vision statement “to be leaders in providing quality education to rural students in a dynamic learning environment” reflects both our greatest strength and primary challenge. Our goals are based on a continual commitment of building success for our students, and working in the community context is important to us.


The Division models and promotes a safe and caring environment of mutual respect within the education community. Accountability for excellence in student achievement is supported by the following behaviours:


  • transparent and effective communication
  • collaborative decision-making
  • commitment to success and achievement
  • recognition and celebration of accomplishments
The Region

The region boasts an extensive variety of year-round recreational opportunities and is a popular holiday destination. Strong and diverse cultural opportunities are provided throughout this rural area, which has ready access to major urban centres. Ranching, farming, logging, tourism, wind power, oil and natural gas provide a strong economic base for this area.


The Candidate

The successful candidate will qualify for an Alberta teaching certificate, hold a master’s degree, and have significant, successful, broad-based educational leadership experience, including work as a system and school-based administrator. Knowledge of current educational research, issues and trends, including Alberta’s transformation agenda and impending legislation, would also be an asset.


As an innovative and collaborative leader, you have a vision for vibrant rural education and are committed to building strong working relationships within the Division and with external partners; significant experience with diverse student populations would also be vital to your role as Superintendent.


The Board seeks a supportive, knowledgeable individual who is passionate about meeting student needs, with a strong focus on shared decision making, the capacity to develop leadership potential of others, and commitment to student achievement and success in all curricular areas.


More Information

www.lrsd.ca
www.claresholm.ca
www.albertasouthwest.com


The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to February 2, 2018 are assured careful consideration.


Applications

Email by February 2, 2018, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five recent references to:


Mr. Jim Gibbons
Alberta School Boards Association
E: jgibbons@asba.ab.ca P: 403.507.9522



Ideal Candidate Profile
Education
  • Master’s degree as a minimum
  • Must qualify for or hold teaching certification in the Province of Alberta
  • Knowledgeable of current educational research, issues and trends, including Alberta’s transformation agenda and impending legislation
Professional Experience
  • Significant, successful, broad-based educational leadership experience, including work as a system and a school-based administrator
  • Demonstrated strong classroom experience
  • Significant, successful experience with diverse student populations
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, education and issues
Student Focus
  • Committed to meeting student needs first
  • Ensures each student is provided with a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment
  • Strong commitment to student achievement and success in all curricular areas
  • Committed to providing a broad range of student learning experiences outside the classroom
  • Continued support of international student programs
Rural Education
  • A vision for vibrant rural education - commitment to diversity of programming in rural communities
  • Understanding of and passionate about rural and small urban education issues
Leadership Style/Skills
  • Is an ethical leader who demonstrates personal and corporate integrity
  • Committed to a collaborative, transparent approach to decision-making processes
  • A strong focus on shared decision making
  • Navigates difficult issues and takes responsibility for decisions
  • Models lifelong learning
  • Demonstrates supportive teambuilding skills
  • Committed to building strong working relationships within the Division and with external partnerships
  • Works collaboratively and has the ability to establish a positive working relationship and a “first team” approach with the Board of Trustees
  • Committed to continuous improvement of self, others and the organization
  • Capacity to develop leadership potential of others
  • Maintains an effective process for staff growth, supervision and evaluation
  • Ability to work effectively with other partners – local, regional and provincial
  • Committed to innovative and visionary leadership building on current Division strengths
  • Utilizes policy effectively to guide decision making
  • Is politically astute and has the ability to work effectively with Alberta Education and other ministerial partners
  • A proven innovator who has the courage to implement change and enables others to do so
  • good listener who seeks first to understand and is non-judgmental
  • Capacity to facilitate strategic planning processes with appropriate stakeholder input
  • Represents the Division in a positive, balanced and professional manner
  • Ability to work with rural and small urban communities to support community goals
  • Models a healthy balance between personal life and work
Fiscal/Organizational Management Skills
  • Is knowledgeable and has an understanding of technology applications to enhance organization and learning effectiveness
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strengths in planning, delegating, time management, assignment of responsibilities and ensuring successful completion of tasks
  • Displays knowledge of the policy process and an ability to facilitate the Board’s work regarding advocacy, governance and policy issues
  • Ability to understand and optimize financial operations for maximum student learning
Communication/Community Engagement
  • Clearly articulates and inspires a shared vision throughout the Division
  • Demonstrates strong communication and facilitation skills, including public engagement
  • Will seek out new opportunities for collaborative partnerships at local, provincial, national and international levels
  • Is approachable and has the capability to work effectively with administrators, staff, parents and school councils within the community context

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Education Officer - Ministry of Education (EQAO) | Apply by: Feb. 20, 2018

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 118055


The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is seeking an Education Officer in the Primary and Junior Assessment French Language Team. If you are an experienced, high-performing educator with excellent French Language curriculum and assessment knowledge and understanding, consider joining the EQAO.


EQAO, an arms-length agency of the Ministry of Education is responsible for the large-scale assessment program in Ontario. The provincial assessments administered in the Primary Division (Grade 3), Junior Division (Grade 6), Grade 9 and OSSLT are written, reviewed, designed and implemented by teachers.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • review policies relating to assessing, evaluating and reporting student achievement in literacy across the province
  • plan and lead large-scale education assessment projects
  • design and develop assessment materials and tools, including test items, scoring guides, and training plans
  • analyze and report on the results of provincial, national and international assessment of student achievements to support high-level decision-making
  • lead consultations and participate on committees with a variety of education stakeholders (e.g. teachers, parents, principals)
How do I qualify?

Mandatory

  • You are proficient in verbal and written French at the Superior level.

Education sector knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of pedagogy and elementary/secondary school systems as they relate to student achievement in literacy.
  • You have experience applying educational theories, professional principles and practices to develop tool and resource materials.
  • You have experience incorporating most recent technological methods to meet pedagogical requirements

Policy, research and analytical skills:

  • You have experience incorporating education policies into assessment strategies and resources.
  • You can apply research techniques, statistics, test theory, and sampling theory to analyze provincial, national and international data and outcomes.
  • You can research, analyze, assess and compare data to develop recommendations.

Communication, consultation, and negotiation skills:

  • You can lead consultations and develop consensus and understanding with stakeholders (e.g. teachers, parents, principals) who may have opposing needs and positions.
  • You can communicate information clearly to a variety of audiences.
  • You have strong writing skills to prepare and edit resource and technical materials, briefing notes, reports, and presentations.

Project management and leadership skills:

  • You have experience leading projects and managing all phases of project work.
  • You can provide project leadership and technical guidance to staff.
Additional Information:

Address: 1 Bilingual Permanent, 2 Carlton 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, January 29, 2018

Note:

  • This ad is also available in French.
  • T-EU-118055/18

How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. 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.
  4. 4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  5. 5. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to 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 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.


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Education Officer - Ministry of Education (Student Support & Field Services) | Apply by: Feb. 22, 2018

Apply By: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:59 pm EST


Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 118012


Are you a high-performing, bilingual educator with excellent policy development skills? The Ministry of Education, Special Education / Success for All Branch is looking for an Education Officer to lead the design and implementation of special education policies and programs within Ontario.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • provide educational expertise in designing, developing, and implementing policies and programs for special education
  • manage stakeholder consultations
  • provide in-service training to school boards and other stakeholders
How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

  • You have proficiency in English and superior level oral and written French.

Education knowledge:

You have:

  • thorough knowledge of Ontario's education systems and experience in leading and implementing high-profile education projects across Ontario's education system
  • ability to interpret and apply knowledge of the Education Act and associated regulations in order to understand and address province-wide issues related to special education and students with special education needs
  • knowledge of and/or experience with standards and service-delivery program development and monitoring relating to special education and/or students with special education needs
  • knowledge of French language programs, legislation and practices in Ontario schools
  • experience in policy development and research initiatives
  • recent teaching and/or school board experience related to special education

Interpersonal, communication and consultation skills:

  • You have experience in managing education stakeholder relations as well as oral and written communication and consultation skills.

Strategic thinking, analytical and policy development skills:

  • You have the ability to think strategically, analyze complex issues and develop policy options.

Project management, planning and organizational skills:

  • You can develop highly complex and politically sensitive policies, programs, and resources.
  • You have project management, planning and organizational skills to lead projects, design and implement work plans and manage all phases of work.
Additional Information:

Address: 1 Bilingual Permanent, 2 Carlton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule: 6
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Note:

  • This ad is also available in French.
  • T-EU-118012/18

How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. 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.
  4. 4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  5. 5. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to 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 Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Download this job posting in English including links to apply online.

Download this job posting in French including links to apply online.

Superintendent/CEO - St. Thomas Aquinas RCS RD NO. 38 | Apply By: Feb. 25, 2018

The Division

Here in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, our mission is, “Rejoicing in the way of Christ, we nurture a love of learning in faith-filled Catholic schools!” Our vision is, “Souls seeking Christ on a journey of faith, learning and love.” Arriving at these statements was a wonderful journey and one the Board of Trustees is proud to say reflects our students and staff, parents and parish partners.


The Division extends across a broad geographical area in central Alberta. We currently serve more than 4,000 students attending 12 schools located in the communities of Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Lacombe, Leduc, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. We have seen several consecutive years of enrollment growth and have opened two new schools in the past two years. Over 400 dedicated and committed staff deliver exceptional educational programming permeated with the Catholic faith.


A seven-member Board of Trustees has a strong commitment to providing extensive Catholic educational opportunities for all students, responding to the diversity and uniqueness inherent in the Division. French Immersion programming has expanded significantly within the Division in recent years.


The Division’s operating budget for 2017/18 is approximately $46,000,000.


The Division’s central office is located in the City of Leduc.


The Region


Ready access to the international airport and the City of Edmonton makes this an especially attractive location. The area is renowned for its hosting of sporting and cultural events. Opportunities for educational, recreational and artistic pursuits throughout the year abound in the region!


Farm, acreage and city living provide diversity and options. It is an area with a colourful history and a very promising future.


The Candidate

A practicing, faith-filled Catholic is required to lead this progressive Division; to implement the Division’s mission and priorities and to provide strong, innovative leadership in a team-oriented setting. An ability to effectively communicate and to work easily and productively with the Board, staff, parents, education partners, the parishes and the community is essential. A servant leader who is student focused will find this an exciting opportunity.


This position will be of interest to a highly skilled individual who is compassionate, inspiring, collaborative and accountable. The successful candidate will be a visionary who sets high standards, successfully leads change efforts, and seeks continuous improvement.


Important attributes include: strong witness to the Catholic faith, high standards of ethical conduct, a commitment to Catholic education, excellent interpersonal, communication and administrative skills, a demonstrated superior ability in instructional leadership, strategic planning and fiscal management, and a commitment to Board governance.


The successful candidate must qualify for Alberta teaching certification, hold a Master’s degree in education or a related area, and have broad-based leadership experience, with preference for leadership experience in a Catholic school division at the school system level.


More Information

www.starcatholic.ab.ca
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to February 5, 2018 are assured careful consideration.


Applications

Email by February 5, 2018, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, most recent evaluation, and a list of at least five education references plus one current pastoral reference in a single PDF file to:


Mr. Terry Gunderson
Alberta School Boards Association
E: tgunderson@asba.ab.ca P: 780.451.7116




IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education

  • A master’s degree is required; doctoral studies would be an asset
  • Must qualify for teacher certification in the province of Alberta
  • Knowledgeable of current legislation, educational research, issues and trends

Professional Experience

  • Exceptional teaching record
  • Experience in French Immersion programming would be an asset
  • Broad-based leadership experience
  • Commitment to Catholic education, with preference for leadership experience in a Catholic school division at the school-system level

Catholicity

  • Practicing, faith-filled Catholic: a witness to the faith
  • Promotes permeation of Catholic faith within the Division
  • Demonstrates theological knowledge and is able to communicate his/her faith formation
  • Encourages the spiritual growth of all staff and students
  • Ensures the provision of high-quality education to every student in a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive environment
  • An active and highly visible member of the church community
  • Advocates for Catholic education

Leadership Skills

  • Consistently and clearly articulates the Division’s mission and inspires people to work toward that mission
  • Has an understanding of and supports the roles of the Board and the Executive Team
  • Able to work with the Board and stakeholders to support the vision that results in a unique culture for the Division that reflects Catholic values and beliefs
  • Able to be an innovator in leading change efforts that result in the realization of Division priorities
  • Instructional leadership capability: student-centered approach and commitment to continuous improvement of high-quality Catholic instruction
  • Strategic and capital planning skills for a growing school division
  • Politically astute, with the ability to proactively and collaboratively network and form partnerships
  • Able to optimize financial operations to the maximum benefit of students, within fiscal constraints
  • Able to work with Alberta Education and other partners at local, regional and provincial levels
  • Able to mentor staff to foster maximum effectiveness for the organization, encouraging them to use their unique gifts, strengths and talents
  • Committed to a collaborative approach to decision-making and to consultation
  • Be visible and purposefully involved in schools and school communities
  • Sets high standards and holds her/himself and others accountable for meeting those standards
  • Has demonstrated the ability to inspire trust and confidence in his/her leadership

Indigenous Education

  • Sensitive to and possessing an understanding of Indigenous cultures
  • Committed to improving academic achievement of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students

Urban/Rural Education

  • Supportive of and knowledgeable about urban and rural education issues
  • Committed to serving in an urban/rural environment spread over a large geographic area, which requires travelling to these communities
  • Respects the uniqueness of communities and is committed to diverse programming
  • Able to unite multiple schools toward common Division priorities and purpose

Title Personal Skills and Attributes

  • A person of high integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communicates effectively and directly with the Board of Trustees; and with students, and staff working at all levels within the Division
  • Supportive team-building skills
  • Refined conflict resolution and issues management skills
  • Committed to continuous personal and professional improvement for her/himself, other staff, and the organization
  • Consistently models ethical and moral behaviour
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Celebrates the accomplishments of others

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Elementary and Secondary School Administrators - York Region DSB | Apply By: Various Dates

York Region DSB is Hiring School Administrators:

  • Elementary and Secondary Principals
  • Secondary Vice-Principals

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 124,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. We are committed to attracting, developing and supporting passionate school and system leaders across all facets of our organization. We strive to develop leadership capacity within our learning organization that cultivates excellence, innovation and creativity through quality learning and training.


Currently, we are seeking innovative educational leaders who:


  • Believe all students can learn and grow to their full potential;
  • Strive for equity, diversity and inclusivity;
  • Recognize and celebrate excellence, and value dedication and commitment; and
  • Are enthusiastic, strategic thinkers.

If these attributes describe you, we invite you to learn more about an administrative career with the York Region District School Board.


Secondary Vice-Principal Information Session


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Centre for Leadership and Learning
300 Harry Walker Parkway South
Newmarket, ON


Elementary and Secondary Principal Information Session


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Education Centre – Aurora
60 Wellington Street West
Aurora, ON


For more information, please visit our website or contact Human Resource Services at 905-727-0022 or 416-969-7170, ext. 2878.


Applications will be available on our website at www.yrdsb.ca as of the following dates, for:


Secondary Vice-Principals Application – February 13 – 21, 2018
(Deadline: 11:30 p.m. on February 21, 2018)


Elementary & Secondary Principals Application – February 27 – March 8, 2018
(Deadline: 11:30 p.m. on March 8, 2018)


We strive for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.


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Executive Director, Learning and Teaching - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

Executive Director, Learning and Teaching – Job Ref: 00005SUQ


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


  • Two key leadership roles within Educational Services available
  • Full time ongoing roles currently based in Sydney CBD
  • Public Service Senior Executive Band 2, Executive Directors
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.



As Executive Director, you will provide leadership and direction to teaching and learning from preschool to year 12 to improve the quality of teaching across NSW Public Schools.


A key aspect of the role will be to drive innovation in professional practice by co-designing and delivering high quality, research based professional learning that is abreast of national and international best practice.


To be successful, you will have a track record of successfully managing and developing people and leading change, with a depth of understanding of evidence based systems to improve teaching quality and school performance.



If you are a professional, forward thinking and results oriented individual with a desire to work in a complex, rewarding and challenging environment, apply today.


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Executive Director, Service Design and Delivery - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

The Executive Director Service Delivery and Design reports to the Deputy Director-General and is part of the Directorate’s Senior Executive Team and Corporate Executive team.


The position requires a person with exceptional executive leadership and management skills as well as expertise in service design, continuous improvement and an understanding of the relationships between the Directorate, Government, Minister, peak bodies and community.


The position requires superior skills in developing and implementing new service models, improvement strategies, program reform and the ability to think strategically. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills are critical for this role.


High level analytical and negotiating skills, superior judgment in relation to financial management and organisational improvement and the capacity for innovation and value adding are necessary.


The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


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