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Student Achievement Officer - Ministry of Education (All Regionals)

Student Achievement Officer

The Student Achievement Division,
Ministry of Education 3 Year Secondment
Closing Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
Please note which region(s) you will apply for


Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Position Title: K-12 Student Achievement Officer
Job Term: 3 year Secondment

Location: Northwest, Northeast, Ottawa, London East, London West, Barrie, Toronto Regions

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $69,496 - $121,772 or your current board salary
Posting Status: Open Targeted

Posting Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Closing Date: Friday, November 24, 2017


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, we are seeking candidates to join a team that supports K-12 educators, principals and system leaders in their efforts to improve student achievement, equity and well-being.


Working as a team member you will:


  • Provide expertise, leadership and support to improve student achievement in mathematics and literacy by developing and implementing an array of Student Achievement Division initiatives that are responsive to the needs of the district school boards in your team’s Region;
  • 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;
  • Work collaboratively with various branches of the Ministry in support of the learning goals of district school boards;
  • Be knowledgeable of current effective practices and research about well-being, equity, learning, teaching and leading from Early Years through secondary education and into post-secondary destination, including secondary student engagement and success.
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:

  • 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 and questioning 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:


  • Teaching and leadership experience across divisions and/or at the system-level
  • Deep understanding of mathematics and literacy content knowledge for teaching and leading, instruction and pedagogy
  • Deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, differentiated instruction, gap-closing and personalization strategies
  • 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.
  • Experience supporting English Language Learners, students with special education needs and/or students with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to promote culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of and respect for Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives
  • Skilled use of data as means to understand and respond to student and educator professional learning needs.
  • Skillful use of technology for collaboration and the use of varied virtual learning platforms
  • Expertise in supporting the transition of students, particularly those requiring more support, from grade to grade and from school to school and to post-secondary destination.

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 at the classroom, school and system levels with the planning, implementation and monitoring of improvement plans related to student achievement, equity and well-being
  • 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
  • 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 Elysia Levy at Elysia.Levy@ontario.ca by the closing date while noting the region(s) you will be applying for.


If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Elysia Levy at Elysia.Levy@ontario.ca


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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