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Education Officer (2 Temporary Positions) - Ministry of Education (Toronto)

Apply By: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:59 pm EST


Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Achievement Division, Curriculum Assessment and Student Success Policy Branch
City: Toronto
Job Term: 2 Temporary
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $70,538.00 - $121,773.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 116221


Are you a high-performing educator with excellent technology enabled learning and teaching knowledge and experience? The Ministry of Education's Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, Technology Enabled Learning Ontario (TELO) unit, is looking for education professionals to lead initiatives to help drive the pedagogical uptake of technology in teaching and learning at the school and system level.


Note: this position will require frequent travel throughout the province.


What can I expect to do in this role?

Opportunities to contribute may include:

  • providing educational expertise to infrastructure (i.e., Virtual Learning Environment, Ontario Education Resource Bank, Seat Reservation System, etc.), digital resource development, and capacity building
  • leading the implementation of communications plans
  • providing professional learning support to Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) Contacts and District eLearning Contacts (DeLCs) in a region
  • collaborating with other Education Officers on regional capacity building
  • contributing to provincial-level professional learning for educators
  • leading on eCommunity oversight and development
  • developing strong and effective partnerships with sector, stakeholders and within the ministry
  • developing analysis and advice on ministry policy and program initiatives
  • conducting research and assessing evidence of alignment, outcomes and effectiveness
  • contribution to various unit projects
How do I qualify?

Education sector knowledge and experience:

  • You have teaching and leadership experience in a school board.
  • You have sound knowledge of the Ontario education system, ministry strategic priorities and stakeholder engagement.
  • You understand the effective use of technology in pedagogical practice and have actively supported technological uptake with educators.
  • You are experienced in the use of the Virtual Learning Environment and its use by school boards for eLearning, blended learning and professional learning.
  • You are familiar with ministry developed digital resources, and ministry licensed resources and their effective use in the classroom.
  • You have strong understanding of eLearning both conceptually and at school board program level.
  • You have strong understanding of the curriculum, and effective instructional strategies and assessment practices that you can apply to the concept and design of digital resources and professional learning and capacity building.

Interpersonal, communication and consultation skills:

  • You have experience in developing and managing education stakeholder relations.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills and can prepare presentations and briefing materials in a variety of formats.
  • You have demonstrated ability to develop and deliver capacity building and professional learning to a range of education sector professionals.

Policy, program development, analytical and problem-solving skills:

  • You can think strategically, analyze complex issues and develop policy options.
  • You can research and use your analytical skills to contribute to the development and use of evidence in designing and assessing initiatives.

Project management, planning and organizational skills:

  • 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 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule: 6 Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Note:

  • T-EU-116221/17

    Note: this competition may be used to fill future Education Officer vacancies in the Technology Enabled Learning Ontario (TELO) unit.

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. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. 6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us 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, January 2, 2018 11:59 pm EST. 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.


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Controller of Facilities and Environmental Support Services - Peel DSB


Controller of Facilities and Environmental Support Services

Come help us to inspire success, confidence and hope


At the Peel District School Board, we inspire 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 154,000 students in 256 schools. Our collective daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world, as we serve the vibrant and diverse communities of Peel – Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.


An innovate leader with outstanding interpersonal skills, you will join our dynamic senior leadership team and support decision-making through the development of authentic relationships, consultation and consensus-building. You have a demonstrated commitment to equity of access and opportunity for students and staff to learn, work and grow.


Reporting to the Associate Director, Operational Support Services, you will lead a service-oriented team responsible for the management and supervision of over 1,300 employees. As Controller of Facilities and Environmental Support Services, you will be responsible for custodial services; facilities maintenance, renewal and renovations; energy efficiency and conservation programs; joint use agreements; waste management and recycling programs; and environmental initiatives, compliance and eco-schools. You will support the day-to-day activities of the Facilities Services and Maintenance Service departments, along with setting overall goals and objectives and approving major initiatives. As Controller, you will also work proactively as a member of the board’s senior administrative team to develop and implement strategic plans in support of the board’s Plan for Student Success.


To be considered for this key mandate, you must have a track record of success that includes:


  • several years of experience in a senior position, preferably in a school board facilities management environment
  • excellent communication skills and highly developed leadership skills to work in a consultative and consensus-building environment
  • strong interpersonal and team-building skills
  • experience in a large, unionized environment
  • a university degree in business and/or engineering/technology (an asset)
  • a supervisory officer certificate (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 package available at www.peelschools.org/jobs/jobpostings. Please return completed applications electronically no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 to Jaspal Gill at jaspal.gill@peelsb.com.


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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Education Officer (Secondment) - Ministry of Education (Toronto)

Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Branch: Leadership, Collaboration and Governance
Position Title: Education Officer
3 years (September 1, 2018 C August 31, 2021)

Location: 900 Bay Street, Toronto

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $70,538 - $121,773 or your current board salary, whichever is highest
Posting Status: Open Targeted

Closing Date: January 22, 2018


The Student Achievement Division of the Ministry of Education is committed, in collaboration with district school boards, to the advancement of Achieving Excellence, a Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario.


As we move towards an approach where the Student Achievement Division supports educators and leaders from Early Years to Secondary Education, we are seeking candidates to join a team that supports school and system leaders in their efforts to improve student achievement, equity and well-being. This opportunity will appeal to educational professionals in Supervisory Officer leadership positions in boards and the Ontario College of Teachers.


Working as a team member you will:


  • Inform the development and implementation of educational policies, programs, standards and initiatives related to leadership and governance practices in elementary and secondary education in Ontario through the perspective of school and board administration.
  • Using the concepts in PPM 159, Collaborative Professionalism, work collaboratively with school boards to build alignment, coherence and understanding of Ministry of Education policies, programs, and Ministry and board research, resources and strategies in support of students and staff;
  • Work collaboratively with various branches of the Ministry in support of the leadership learning goals of district school boards.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The Student Achievement Division is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in the Ontario publicly-funded school system.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Supervisory Officer qualifications
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Minimum 7 years successful experience in the Ontario publicly funded school system
  • Ability to travel throughout Ontario

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:


  • Reflective listening, questioning and facilitation skills to provoke thinking and co-reflection leading to positive outcomes for all learners
  • Excellent facilitation and relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

EDUCATION RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Thorough knowledge of the delivery of elementary and secondary education at the school and school board level acquired through direct employment as a Supervisory Officer in an Ontario school board
  • Current or very recent experience working in boards on system-wide leadership development and governance activities
  • Expert knowledge of strategies for working with principal, supervisory officer, directors of education, and trustee stakeholder) groups and directly-related associations to promote the leadership development for school and system leaders
  • Established relationships with school and system leaders in order to facilitate dialogue with school boards in the development and implementation of leadership and governance
  • Knowledge of public policy directions, Ontario’s educational system/environment and stakeholders
  • Ability to anticipate/absorb complex, large-scale issues and develop policy positions
  • Strong relationship-management skills
  • Excellent communication/ presentation/project-management skills
  • Research, analytical, evaluation and interpretative skills
  • Knowledge and experience in designing, co-planning, and facilitating effective professional learning in face-to-face and virtual settings
  • Meaningful understanding of the principles of equity as they apply to leadership and learning coupled with an understanding of inclusive design
  • Skilled use of data as means to understand and respond to educator professional learning needs
  • Skillful use of technology for collaboration and the use of varied virtual learning platforms
  • Fluency in French is an asset

CONCEPTUAL, RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL AND STRATEGIC THINKING SKILLS:


  • Ability to make connections that support coherence and alignment of system and ministry priorities
  • Strategic and integrative thinking skills and ability to anticipate complex, large-scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING:


  • Experience leading, influencing and implementing change processes and project management
  • Thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies, and current issues and trends impacting student achievement, well-being and equity
  • Highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
HOW TO APPLY

Please combine your cover letter and resume in one document and ensure that your full name is in the title of the document. Please send to Bruce Drewett at Bruce.Drewett@ontario.ca by the closing date.


If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please indicate this when submitting your application.


Please note that commuting, moving and relocation expenses will not be covered by the Ministry.


The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board or the College, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage.


Thank you very much for your interest in this position. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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Superintendent of Schools - New Westminster Schools (BC)


Controller of Facilities and Environmental Support Services

Engage. Learn. Grow.


New Westminster Schools has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and needs. The District is a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each unique learner so they will have the skills and competencies they need to be productive and successful citizens in a rapidly changing world. Located in the historic heart of Greater Vancouver and on the traditional territory of the Qayqayt First Nation and Coast Salish Peoples, New Westminster Schools is a growing urban District that meets the needs of learners through a variety of programs, such as International Baccalaureate, Montessori, French Immersion, and more.


As the leader of the New Westminster School District, you are responsible to the Board of Education for enhancing student learning by ensuring the District continuously strives for excellence and innovation in education. You will work with the educational leadership team to facilitate collaboration at all levels and encourage innovation inside and outside the classroom. You will work with partner groups and community to ensure New Westminster Schools is meeting the unique needs of all of its diverse learners, and will anticipate the learning needs of a growing and changing community. You will also work closely with the Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Education to ensure student success is facilitated through the effective and prudent stewardship of resources and facilities.


As the ideal candidate, you are a proven and seasoned leader who is ready to take an excellent District with a strong foundation and make it extraordinary. You are a consummate problem solver and collaborator, ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring New Westminster provides a variety of opportunities for student achievement. The New Westminster School District enjoys excellent relationships with its partner groups 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. An ability to build and maintain 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 www.pfmsearch.com. Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.


Apply by January 19, 2018.


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