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Superintendent of Education | Avon Maitland DSB | Apply by Oct. 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 Friday, October 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.

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

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Associate Director, Education, Schools & Programs | York Region DSB | Apply by Oct.25, 2019

Associate Director, Education, Schools & Programs

A unique opportunity for a collaborative, transformational leader who is open to new ideas, builds trust and respect, and actively seeks staff contributions and perspectives in order to champion the Board’s renewed commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in an environment of transparency, integrity, trust and resolve.

York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 127,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools, and a mission “to advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community”. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing, making the Board one of the top achievers in the province. YRDSB attributes this success to a unique combination of students who are motivated to succeed; teachers who are skilled at helping students learn; strong educational leaders who share a common vision of excellence; and the participation of a supportive community and parents that understand the importance of quality public education.

With a renewed commitment to inclusion and equity, and to live its mission, vision and values, the Board is seeking a visionary, collaborative and action-oriented Associate Director of Education, Schools and Programs who sees this role as a great opportunity to join a team building an exciting future for the YRDSB – a financially strong, growing school board within a rapidly growing region that is proud of its richly diverse population and its reputation as a wonderful place in which to live and work.

Operating confidently and collaboratively within a system that is both challenging and innovative, bold, forward-thinking and open to change, you’ll lead by example in focusing on the parent and community experience, putting students first, supporting families, fostering productive relationships, and ensuring that school Principals and Superintendents have the timely information they need to make sound decisions. As Associate Director, you’ll build instructional coherence and serve schools by leveraging existing strengths across the Board while effectively addressing issues and special needs, inside the school and beyond, modelling ethical leadership, welcoming feedback from students and parents, and generally promoting a shared commitment to the Board’s values and to finding new ways to change the system so it can better serve students in times of change.

Your success as Associate Director of Education, Schools and Programs will depend in large part on your ability to strongly connect with people, recognize what is working and boldly address or change what is not. You will be highly visible and directly connected to those you serve. You will be successful by engaging people’s talents and supporting the Board of Trustees and the Director as they work together to define and achieve the system’s strategic priorities.

A proactive leader with demonstrated intelligence, integrity and initiative, and a solid understanding of the classroom experience and realities for students and teachers, you know how to identify and incorporate future trends and opportunities in your work, decisions and advice, and work with parents to engage them and inspire confidence. While a wide variety of experience –elementary and secondary – is preferable, what is most important is your proven track record of success in leading change with and through people, and your ability to keep things in perspective, value the opinions of others, and gain the trust, respect and buy-in of your peers, leadership, staff and the community at large.

An Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Certificate, a master’s degree and demonstrated outstanding service as a Superintendent are required, along with a demonstrated strong equity background embracing all the different opportunities that arise from feedback on Equity and Human Rights.

To apply for this pivotal senior administrative role in public education, submit your application to Phelps, at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: October 25, 2019.

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

Please Note: In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the York Region District School Board strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non- discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of attending the interview/practicum.

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Education Officer/Education Officer (DES) | Apply By: Oct. 25, 2019

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
City: Toronto
Job Term: 4 Temporary up to 18 months
Job Code: 6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary: $71,243.00 - $122,991.00 Per Year
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Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 139516

Are you a high-performing educator with excellent curriculum and assessment knowledge and understanding? If so, consider joining the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), Literacy and Numeracy Teams.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an arms-length agency of the Ministry of Education is responsible for the large-scale assessment program in Ontario. The assessments 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/ numeracy 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?


  • 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/ numeracy.
  • You have knowledge of large-scale assessment practices.
  • 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:


  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 2 Carleton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 2 Carleton St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
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Education and Training

Posted on:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019


How to apply:
  1. 1. You must apply online by visiting 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.
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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, October 15, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. 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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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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