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Executive Officer of Finance - Toronto District School Board

A highly visible, highly accountable mandate for a collaborative, service-oriented financial leader who will safeguard, oversee and allocate financial resources in support of the Board’s Vision for Learning and Equity Framework.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is dedicated to the achievement and well-being of each student. Every day, staff members in its 584 schools across the city are privileged to serve students and families of communities as richly diverse and inspiring as any in the world. When it comes to helping schools create the learning conditions—the equitable, inclusive cultures and welcoming environments—that are critical to the achievement and well-being of all students, the role played by the Board’s Finance Department is critical in allocating resources in the best interests of all students. This is where you can have a visible impact as Executive Officer of Finance.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Operations and Service Excellence, you will work with the following Board of Trustee Committees: Audit and Finance, Budget and Enrolment, and serve on the Director’s senior leadership team as a member of the Executive Council. Reporting to the position of Executive Officer of Finance are the following roles:

  • Comptroller of Finance
  • Senior Manager, Compensation Services

As Executive Officer of Finance in this crucial mandate, you will lead the financial management of TDSB to ensure that the Board’s resources are used efficiently and effectively to advance the directions enunciated in the Vision for Learning. In particular, you will be called upon to understand, and advocate for, the use of resources in the spirit of the Board’s equity framework.

TDSB is seeking an experienced financial leader with demonstrated strategic business skills in a large, complex organization; someone who is accustomed to working in an environment of high accountability and public visibility, and works well with elected officials, Board committees, as well as municipal and provincial government officials. As the successful candidate, you will bring to the table a collegial and collaborative leadership style, a service oriented approach, and the commitment and ability to be a strong steward of the Board’s financial resources. A finance designation is essential.

To be considered for this vital leadership role, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup, by July 17, 2017, quoting PH178962, to

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

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Director of Education - Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) is seeking a dynamic and collaborative leader as its new Director of Education. The successful candidate will assume the role ideally on or before September 1, 2017, or at a mutually agreeable date as soon as possible thereafter, to be negotiated in concert with the Board.

KPR supports a world-class education for approximately 30,000 students in 91 schools spread across its diverse jurisdiction spanning over 7,000 square kilometers in rural and small urban communities in southeastern Ontario, including the Kawarthas to the north, and south to Lake Ontario; and from Hastings County in the east, on the edge of the City of Oshawa along Lake Ontario. KPR’s central board operations are located in the City of Peterborough. The region is home to a number of excellent post-secondary institutions, including Trent University, Fleming College, Durham College, Loyalist College as well as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As one of the most progressive publicly-funded school systems in Ontario, the district offers excellent health care facilities; a wide range of affordable housing; a thriving arts and cultural community; four-season recreational activities; and a vast array of outstanding lifestyle amenities within easy reach of lake and cottage country, or large metropolitan centres.

Reporting to a board of ten (10) elected trustees and one (1) appointed First Nations trustee, the Director of Education will provide strategic leadership and direction to a dedicated team of Supervisory Officers and staff, to advance the Board’s mission: “To educate students to excel in learning to succeed in life and to enrich our communities”. The role will appeal to an inspiring and experienced leader and educator who will work in partnership with trustees, staff, students, families and communities to achieve KPR’s vision, values and strategic priorities of: Health and Wellbeing; Safe, Equitable and Inclusive Environments; Focus on Excellence; Modern Learning Environments; Enhancing Public Confidence; and Partnerships. The successful candidate will possess Ontario Supervisory Officer certification, along with proven experience in a senior administrative/leadership role within a publicly-funded school board. Along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the successful candidate will model and champion KPR’s values. The candidate will provide visionary leadership and management across the system to champion and advance the Board’s future strategic directions, student and staff success and wellbeing, and embrace the unique opportunities and cultures within its small urban and rural communities.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please forward your résumé and covering letter, along with a list of four preliminary references (who will not be contacted without prior consent), quoting Project #KPR0617, to on or before July 9, 2017. Requests for additional information and the detailed Candidate Profile for the role, and/or confidential suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may be submitted to the email address above - or by contacting Jordene Lyttle at / (416) 850-1650 or Marilyn Gouthro at / (807) 626-6042. All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

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President & Chief Executive Officer - EdCan Network

The EdCan Network Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic President & CEO to lead our next exciting phase of organizational growth and development as the voice of Canadians championing change in public education.


The newly launched EdCan Network continues the Canadian Education Association’s 125-year tradition as the independent national organization supporting thousands of courageous K-12 educators dedicated to ensuring that all students receive the best possible learning experiences. We strive to impact the quality of public education by featuring their work in our Education Canada Magazine, professional learning and fact sheets – content that cuts through the rhetoric to amplify what really works.

The EdCan Network is not just a new logo – it embodies a reinvigorated position of the Canadian Education Association to amplify the bold innovation of our teachers, principals, superintendents, researchers and other education leaders. Our professional learning events provide a critical space for open dialogue and consensus-building to tighten our collective understanding of how education policy and research influence classroom practice and vice-versa.

Organizational Stance and Positioning:

The quality of Canadian public education should be judged by more than standardized test scores. The EdCan Network is sharply focused on the quality of learning and learner engagement in schools and addressing the increasing number of students and teachers who are tuning out of school.

The EdCan Network believes that:

  • All learners’ needs should take precedence over ideology and politics so that they discover their passions and interests in deeply engaging learning environments, ones that inspire them to become confident and competent learners for life
  • All educators should be trusted as designers of learning and further empowered to innovate and bridge the gap between policy decisions and actual learning
  • A more flexible public education system is required to support the rapidly changing and diverse needs of all learners

Competing holistic vs. corporate narratives about the role of public education often takes the focus away from what’s best for students. More than ever, what's needed in the education landscape is the EdCan Network – beholden to no special interest and uniquely positioned to advance change for all the right reasons by focusing exclusively on the quality of education and level of engagement in our learning environments.

Network Governance

The EdCan Network is governed by an engaged and highly committed 13-member Board of Directors and supported by a Pan-Canadian Advisory Council of over 30 senior executives from government, industry, school boards, and professional associations – all of whom are passionate champions of public education.

Position Mandate

Reporting to the Board of Directors, and working with a supportive and engaged Advisory Council, and small dedicated staff. The scope of responsibility of the President & CEO includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Develop and lead a strategic plan to secure, increase and diversify sustainable funding sources to ensure the long-term growth of the EdCan Network.
  • Facilitate the input of the Board, EdCan Network staff and Advisory Council members in the development of this long-term strategic plan to broaden the EdCan Network’s membership base and to identify high impact priorities that will increase revenue sources, partnerships and influence through its strategic initiatives (research, projects, programs, publications, membership, professional development events), knowledge mobilization, funding proposals and plans, new partnerships, etc.
  • Be the key driver to position our network as the leading independent authority for supporting the courageous changemakers who are currently innovating education.
  • Be the catalyst for producing and disseminating leading edge educational research and research informed opinions.
  • Advocate for – and influence – provincial ministry of education agendas by addressing policies and outcomes around student learning.
  • Inspire, lead, and manage the continued professional development of our team of staff, consultants and suppliers by spearheading an open, collaborative, inclusive, energetic, engaged and creative/ innovative work culture.
  • As the public "face" of the EdCan Network, engage and mobilize action among a broader education network of Ministries and Faculties of Education representatives, parents, students, citizens, corporations, etc. via dynamic presentations at a wide variety of education sector events and by continually sharing her/his expert analysis via our various communications tools and channels.
  • Provide strong support, inspiration, advice and accountability to the Board of Directors with a keen eye to recruit likeminded high-caliber leaders to serve on the Board and Advisory Council in the future.
  • Be a strong steward of the organization's mission, finances and resources.
  • Perform additional duties that may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

Desired Candidate Profile

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered for this challenging leadership opportunity:


  • Advanced education (minimum of a Master's degree in education or in another relevant discipline)
  • Evidence of continuous learning

Required Experience:

  • Expertise and experience in as well as comfort and proven success with fund development and revenue generation
  • Proven success in a senior leadership role as champion and advocate for a cause
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a strategic plan that achieves results, on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated track record in leading complex organizational/systemic change/ transformation within a complex network of stakeholders to achieve results
  • Proven ability to advocate for change using research/evidence/data
  • Proven ability to work in, and manage a small, nimble, lean organization with limited resources
  • Demonstrated enabling, collaborative, and inclusive approach to leadership
  • Proven ability to lead, inspire, manage and develop a talented mission-focused team

The following experience would be considered assets:

  • Extensive applied knowledge and experience in the world of K-12 and/or post- secondary education
  • Experience in, and commitment to, educational research; experience in/ understanding of knowledge mobilization
  • Proven ability to advocate for change in education using educational research/evidence/data

Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Bilingualism (written and oral French and English) is required
  • Leadership as defined by: integrity, ability to inspire trust; vision/foresight; ability to rally others around a shared vision; ability to deliver planned results.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, verbal, written, presentation)
  • Strong organizational, budget and people management skills
  • Ability to engage others, respectfully and thoughtfully by seeking out and respecting differing perspectives and new ideas
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to sustain political neutrality, while serving as an effective advocate for change

The following competencies/skills would be considered assets:

  • A proven changemaker, with a passion for education, and a reputation for supporting other education changemakers
  • A creative, collaborative and innovative leader who can mentor his/her team to think differently about how to challenge the "status quo" in Canadian Education

This position is located at the EdCan Network’s office in Toronto, Ontario.

Interested applicants may explore this opportunity in confidence by submitting a CV and cover letter to no later than June 30th, 2017.

The publication of this advertisement is neither an assurance that an applicant will be hired, nor that the position will be held open for any specific period if a suitable candidate for the position is identified at an earlier date. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Superintendent of Education - Peel DSB

Share the challenge of shaping our future to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student.

The Peel District School Board is a recognized leader in helping students learn, achieve success and prepare for the global workplace of the 21st century. We are the second largest school board in Canada, with 153,800 students in 253 schools serving the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

We are creating a list of qualified candidates for future leadership positions and invite applications from innovative education leaders to join our dynamic senior team. You must have a Supervisory Officer Certificate, or be currently enrolled in the SOQP and obtain your certificate no later than August 31, 2018. You must have an outstanding educational background including an excellent performance appraisal within the last 5 years. Candidates will demonstrate a depth and breadth of leadership experiences and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Principal. Experience in both the elementary and secondary panels is an asset.

An Information Session for prospective applicants will be held at the HJA Brown Education Centre, Mississauga Room, 5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 1C6, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Diana Engel at by Monday, June 19, 2017.

For detailed information about this opportunity and application details, please visit the job board in the "Jobs" section of our website at:

Completed application package is due electronically no later than Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Director of Education

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates based on job specific criteria. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to have a criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment. We are 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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Chief Executive Officer, Superintendent of Schools - Saanich School District, BC

Located on southern Vancouver Island, the Saanich School District supports a diverse community that blends both the rural and urban, including four local communities of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The Saanich School District has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 secondary schools, and is proudly represented by nearly 8,000 students. In addition, the District also maintains a children's development centre, two individual learning centres, and an international student program. The District places an emphasis on social responsibility, ensuring students develop and demonstrate respect for themselves, their environment and each other.

As the leader of the Saanich School District, you are responsible to the Board of Education for carrying out the school district’s goals, administering policies, and providing leadership in instructional practice, educational administration and student learning. Your track record as a respected educator and leader will further advance the District’s ability to find innovative and collaborative ways to improve and enhance the programs and initiatives of the District, while staying focused on a cohesive vision as articulated by the learning community.

The District is proud of the achievements of its students, its unique and diverse programs, quality instruction and a strong professional learning community. With this in mind, the ideal candidate will bring a rich professional background including educational and administrative senior leadership within a diverse school district. The selected candidate will be a consummate problem solver and collaborator ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring Saanich continues to be a leader in student achievement.

As the ideal candidate, you are an authentic leader who has a track record of creating safe and inclusive spaces that enable learning throughout an organization, from students to staff to stakeholders. The Saanich School District enjoys excellent relationships with its stakeholders 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. 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 Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.

PFM Executive Search / Panorama Search Partners
Suite 2020, 1055 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
Tel 604.689.9970

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