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Superintendent, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch | Apply by: April 11th

Apply By: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:59 pm EDT

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
City: Belleville, Brantford, London, Milton
Job Term: 1 Temporary contract/assignment/secondment of up to 24 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code: M1208A - Prog Planning & Evaluation09
Salary: $98,028.00 - $148,135.00 Per Year
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Posting Status:Open Targeted
Job ID: 196572
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Please Note: the salary for the successful candidate is negotiable, depending on a variety of factors including skills and experience.

The Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB) is a centre of excellence that operates schools and student lodging programs serving Ontario students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, low vision, Deafblind and students who have severe learning disabilities. Business offices, schools and their student lodging programs are located in Belleville, Milton, Brantford, and London.

There is one (1) Superintendent position available as follows:

Superintendent - Demonstration Schools and Curriculum:

The position includes responsibility for schools and student lodging programs as well as other portfolios related to operations, student achievement and well being.

The portfolio will focus on Demonstration Schools' program and operations and curriculum and capacity development programs for the system.

The Superintendent of Education position is fixed term and is initially available on a 24- month basis with the possibility of extension. The position is open to Ontario Public Service, Provincial Schools Authority and Ontario School Board personnel as a secondment/temporary assignment opportunity. Some travel, as needed, between sites is required for this position.

PDSB is looking for one (1) experienced transformational, inclusive, and innovative instructional leader to join the senior team supporting school and student lodging operations, staff development, and student achievement and well-being. The senior team is seeking a collaborative team player who has a demonstrated track record of success with leading and managing change, staff and leadership development, evidence-based decision-making and ongoing data analysis, and continuous improvement to support achieving excellence in teaching and learning. PDSB is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?:

As a Superintendent of Education for the Demonstration Schools and Curriculum, you will:

  • build a culture around service and develop trusting relationships and mutual respect that focus on student success with staff, students, families, union partners, and PDSB stakeholders
  • hold responsibility for schools and student lodging programs and other assigned portfolios and ensure consistency and individual accountability to align behaviours to system goals and values
  • build a shared vision of continuous improvement for service excellence to support student achievement and well-being for students in PDSB's Demonstration Schools (for students with learning disabilities), District School Boards, and with the Learning Services curriculum support team.
  • build and coach system support teams to provide training and support to staff related to PDSB's strategic priorities.
  • establish and provide ongoing leadership development programs for staff.
  • develop and monitor integrated strategic priorities and system and school/student lodging improvement and action plans that prioritize student-centered decision-making and excellence in teaching and learning
  • align programs and supports based on current research and evidence-based practices
  • work collaboratively with the senior management team, with union partners, and model and support collaborative professionalism
  • lead ,develop and provide feedback on legislative and policy initiatives
How do I qualify?
  • You must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • You must have a Supervisory Officer Certificate or be in the process of completing
  • You must have awareness of the ASL community/culture and Deaf community/culture
Preferred Qualifications and Capacities:
  • Special Education Specialist qualification
  • Reading Specialist qualifications
  • Math Part 1 Additional qualification
  • Qualifications in all divisions (primary, junior, intermediate and senior) would be an asset
  • An effective ability to communicate in ASL is considered an asset for this position
Leadership Skills:
  • Preferred candidates will have elementary and/or secondary education leadership experience, preferably with a concentration in Special Education, ideally with students who identify as Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Blind, low vision, Deafblind, or with a severe learning disability.
  • Inclusive leader who values, promotes and creates a culture of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity in the workplace with a deep understanding of students with disabilities/special education needs.
  • You build collaborative, proactive, focused, and motivated teams
  • You inspire a passion for excellence, innovation, efficiency, and continuous improvement
  • You build trust and lead staff in a unionized environment and have experience working with collective agreements
  • You collaboratively develop strategic action plans and monitor and respond to their impact
Strategic Thinking, Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:
  • You foster and participate actively in a culture of curiosity and ‘out of the box' thinking
  • You are a creative and collaborative problem solver who leverages human capital and ensures alignment and coherence of processes, programs, and actions to the vision and strategic priorities
  • You have analytical, research, and problem-solving skills and display political acuity and professionalism when dealing with complex and/or contentious situations
  • You have the courage to challenge others in ways that inspire and motivate them to initiate, connect dots, and drive strategic actions and ideas
Stakeholder Management Skills:
  • You have experience and success with building and maintaining trusting relationships across the organization, with stakeholders, and with external partners
  • You model and expect professionalism, integrity, proactivity, and transparency
  • You communicate clearly and with political acuity, provide briefings on program issues, and are able to represent the ministry with school boards, teachers, and parents
  • You can anticipate and resolve emerging challenges and issues, ensuring aligned and effective communication in the process.
Equity and Inclusion:
  • Ensuring excellence in teaching and learning leading to excellent achievement and wellbeing outcomes for students.
  • Ensuring implementation of all policies that contribute to bias free, accessible learning and working environments.
  • Promoting anti-ableist beliefs and practices.
Specialized Knowledge:
  • You have project management skills and use them to set goals and priorities, meet deadlines, and measure progress.
  • You are digitally literate and leverage digital solutions to streamline and manage organizational processes and programs.
  • You have knowledge of legislation, professional regulations, policy, priorities and directions related to education in Ontario.
The Opportunity:

The successful candidate will have the option of working out of one of the following school sites:

  • 350 Dundas Street West, Belleville
  • 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford
  • 255 Ontario Street South, Milton
  • 1515 Cheapside Drive, London


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 255 Ontario St S, Milton, Central Region or 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region or 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region or 1515 Cheapside St, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan
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Schedule: 6
Category: Management and General
Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2023


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-EU-196572/23

How to apply:

  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. 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. 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. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  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 team will contact you within 48 hours.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 11, 2023 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's Human Rights Code.

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