activities

Position Postings

 

If you have a position that you would like posted please contact: Kathy@opsoa.org.





Education Officer - Ministry of Education | Apply By: May 4, 2018

Apply By: Friday, May 4, 2018 11:59 pm EDT


Education Officer

Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services Division
City: Nepean
Job Term: 2 Permanent
Job Code: 07081 - Education Officer
Salary: $89,782.55 - $118,698.45 Per Year*
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 122305


Are you an experienced, bilingual education professional looking for a new challenging opportunity? If so, consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Education where, as an educator, you will provide information and clarification on legislation, policies and programs to schools, school boards, and other stakeholders.


What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • provide information and clarification on legislation, policies and programs to schools, school boards, and other stakeholders
  • facilitate the implementation of new policies
  • monitor and report on the effectiveness of the school system
  • ensure compliance with ministry policies and programs
  • help provide a strong and vibrant education system
How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

  • This position requires that applicants be members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • • You are proficient in English and oral and written French at the superior level (for bilingual position only).

Specialized knowledge and skills:

  • You have extensive knowledge and understanding in the application of education theory, principles and practices at the elementary and secondary school levels.
  • You have the ability to interpret and apply legislation (e.g. Education Act), ministry business plan and strategic directions, objectives, policy and priorities to monitor and ensure compliance at the local level by school board administration.

Leadership and analytical skills:

  • You have leadership, facilitation and organizational skills to provide a liaison role and to demonstrate authority and credibility when dealing with boards and interest groups.
  • You have analytical skills to interpret ministry policies and guidelines, and assess compliance with ministry legislation and requirements.
  • You have research skills to prepare advisory reports and briefings, and make evidence-based recommendations.

Communication skills:

  • You have written communication skills to prepare detailed reports, briefing notes and ministerial correspondence.
  • You have oral communication and interpersonal skills to advise and consult with school boards, educational facilities, community representatives and other stakeholders and make committee presentations.
Additional Information:

Address:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 1580 Merivale Rd, Nepean, East Region
  • 1 Permanent, 1580 Merivale Rd, Nepean, East Region

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 6
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Friday, April 20, 2018


Note:

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 Friday, May 4, 2018 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.


Download this job posting.


Télécharger


Education Officer - Ministry of Education | Apply By: May 8, 2018

Closing Date: May 8, 2018


Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: System Planning, Research and Innovation Division
City: Toronto
Job Term: Secondment up to three years (renewable each year)
Job Code: Education Officer (two positions available)
Salary: $70,538 - $121,773

Join the 21st Century Learning Unit in the Incubation and Design Branch to support future direction on policy and program related to deeper learning, global competencies and innovation in learning and teaching to support the Ministry’s vision of Achieving Excellence. The unit is responsible for: policy and program development, implementing the Innovation in Learning Fund, supporting the integration of deeper learning and global competencies across ministry initiatives and the education sector, supporting innovation in policy and programming through human-centred design principles and other models, knowledge mobilization across the sector and research and evaluation to support evidenced-informed decision-making.


We are seeking a passionate, exemplary, creative and innovative leader with extensive experience in the areas of deeper learning, global competencies and innovative policy, program and practices that respond to the needs of 21st century learners.


What can I expect to do in this role?
  • Advise and support board in the implementation of the Innovation in Learning Fund and other ministry funded programs.
  • Support knowledge mobilization across the education sector through presentations, workshops, webinars and the development of communication and resource products.
  • Collaborate with other branches through working groups and committees to ensure consistency and alignment in policy approaches that support 21st century learners.
  • Facilitate the integration of human-centred design thinking and other models across the ministry and education sector.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with professional associations and external organizations to support implementation efforts related to global competencies and innovation in learning.
  • Assist with research, consultations and analysis to support government decision-making.
How do I qualify?

MANDATORY:

You have:

  • you must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • at least 7 years of experience teaching in the Ontario publicly funded system
  • recognized experience implementing effective and innovative practices to support deeper learning and global competencies to support student achievement, equity or well-being
  • superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • are able to travel throughout Ontario from time to time

EDUCATION RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

You have:

  • an understanding of adult learning models and teaching and leadership experience in Ontario elementary/secondary school/board settings that support deeper learning and competencies
  • thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies and current issues and trends impacting student achievement and well-being
  • a deep understanding of Ontario curriculum, instruction, assessment, and inclusive design
  • a deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, evidence-based programming and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • experience designing, creating, developing and implementing innovative projects that support deeper learning and global competencies
  • you have experience in human-centred design or other models that support innovation

COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION SKILLS:

You have:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • excellent presentation, facilitation and relationship building skills and the ability to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual professional learning sessions
  • demonstrated experience in the practice of reflective listening and questioning to provoke thinking, and engage partners in co-reflection
  • a collaborative and inclusive working style when interacting with other team members
  • experience using technology to collaborate with colleagues and foster learning for educators provincially

RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL AND STRATEGIC THINKING SKILLS:

You have:

  • make connections that support coherence and alignment of international, system and ministry priorities
  • think dynamically and strategically to anticipate complex, large-scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions
  • know and understand current educational research and innovative and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization
  • Can analyze and synthesize research to help inform government decision-making

PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION SKILLS:

You have:

  • highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills
  • superior planning skills and the ability to complete projects on time
  • demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills
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. Your full name and name of the division should be included in the subject line.


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


Thank you very much for your interest in the position. However, only those selected for 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.


Download this job posting.


Chief Superintendent - Calgary Board of Education | Apply By: ASAP

The Organization

The Calgary Board of Education(“CBE”) is one of Canada’s largest school system educating more than 121,000 students in over 245 schools and has responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $1.4B. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide learning as unique as every student.


The work is guided by a Three-Year Education Plan, which connects each CBE employee to student success. This creates an environment where each student can become an engaged learner, prepared for success in life, work and future learning.


The CBE is guided by an elected board of seven trustees. Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election along with Calgary's mayor and councilors. Day-to-day operations are led by a team of superintendents who are responsible for meeting the expectations of the Board of Trustees as set out in the Board's Results policies and Operational Expectations.


CBE Mission

Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.


CBE Results

Academic Success;
Citizenship;
Personal Development;
Character.


CBE Values

Students come first;
Learning is our central purpose;
Public education serves the common good.


For further information about Calgary Board of Education, please visit their website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca


Chief Superintenent

Reports to: Board of Trustees
Direct Reports: 6
Location: Calgary, AB.


Mandate

As a courageous leader the Chief Superintendent will advance the organization as a cohesive educational community that places student learning at its centre. This purpose will be met by: leading educational practice with an inclusive and multi-faceted perspective on organizational success, and leading public thought and engaging the community in understanding and supporting public education.


As a member of an interdependent executive team, the Chief is accountable for complying with Provincial standards and at the same time collaboratively leading the design and implementation of the CBE’s strategic plans and the evolution of its reputation as a world-class public education system.


Key Accountabilities

The Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing CBE’s Results through the following:


Champions Public Education

Demonstrates a deep commitment to public education as a common trust to be preserved, protected and vigorously championed; effectively advocates for public education at district, civic, provincial and national levels, within professional circles and in the public media.


Leads with Visionary Impact

In partnership with the Board of Trustees, leads the development of a preferred district future, developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve concrete measurable goals focused on Board and government priorities.


Improves Student Achievement

Creates conditions which effectively improve learning outcomes for all students. Facilitates high school completion and prepares students for adult life, work, and further learning; provides equitable child-specific learning opportunities utilizing varied learning strategies, in safe learning environments; sets targets for student achievement, growth and high school completion using a variety of assessment data; focuses administrative and staff work in support of classroom learning; develops teacher capacity.


Empowers Change and Innovation

Fosters innovation and effective change management throughout the Calgary Board of Education to improve student achievement, secure district enrolment, recruit and retain committed employees, achieve budget efficiencies and improve administrative processes.


Communicates Effectively

An articulate leader who can communicate the vision of the CBE both inside and outside the organization; inspires employee dedication and stakeholder engagement; and, ensures parents have sufficient and easily understood information to make effective decisions regarding their child’s education.


Partnering with the Elected Board of Trustees

Partners with the Board of Trustees to achieve the Board’s approved Results within a policy governance environment.


Builds Leadership Capacity

Creates conditions and oversees the development of leadership capacity across the organization; establishes a clearly articulated succession plan designed to support student learning, enhance professional development and take maximum advantage of employee skill sets; effectively delegates and holds accountable for results.


Positions Employees for Success

Leads by creating working conditions which attract and retain employees and empowers all staff to achieve organizational and professional goals. Fosters trust and dialogue at all levels; values the advice and contribution of all staff; actively engages employee groups in relevant decision-making processes; and, effectively manages differing opinions and competing priorities.


Works Respectfully with Parents and Diverse Communities

Creates conditions that encourage parent involvement in student learning and, engages our diverse community as important partners in meeting challenges faced by an urban, public school board.


Provides Intellectual Leadership

Is knowledgeable in educational research and trends, leadership theory and practice, societal currents and global trends affecting public education.


Influences through Community Involvement

Demonstrates the personal/interpersonal communication and political knowledge necessary to advance the cause of public education by engaging business, non-profit, community and government leaders at civic, provincial, national and international levels.


The Attraction and Opportunity

The next Chief Superintendent will join the CBE during a period of renewal and transformation, build upon past accomplishments and be the advocate for the future of public education for an increasingly diverse community population and school system.


  • To lead one of Canada’s largest school boards, the second largest employer in Calgary and to be part of an organization recognized for its leadership in public education.
  • To be at the forefront in shaping the future of public education and partnering with a Board of Trustees that values student achievement, student well-being and improved equity across the system.

First Year Deliverables / Measurers of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Articulate a clear vision for the future that has momentum, followership and clear indicators of progress (1yr, 3yr, 5yr);
  • Develop a plan of action to address a compelling vision for public education and Board priorities that are focused on results, equity, student well-being, and staff;
  • Assess and support/refocus actions and strategies recently developed to address feedback received from a staff engagement survey; and,
  • Establish strong working partnerships with the Board, staff and the CBE community at large, fostering an open, transparent culture that is willing to have honest dialogues.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


EDUCATION:

A minimum of a Master’s degree from a university in Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard – a PhD or MBA would be considered an asset; and


A certificate of qualification as a teacher issued under the Province of Alberta School Act or an equivalent certificate issued by another Province or Territory.


EXPERIENCE:

ignificant leadership experience in a larger, complex public-school system;


Demonstrated ability to adapt to leading in an increasingly multi-faceted and multicultural system while balancing the needs and opportunities for all learners;


Been a visible champion of change, inspiring and engaging others, challenging the status quo and advancing an organization forward, and,


Exposure to or an understanding of Board governance and reporting to a Board of Trustees.


COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES:

Superior communicator, proactive promoter of public education;


Open to new ideas, differing opinions and honest, transparent, healthy dialogue and discussion;


Strong relationship builder, able to quickly engage others and garner their trust and confidence;


Research and fact-based decision-making;


Respect for the role of staff, parents and community organizations as partners in public education;


Personal and public accountability and transparency;


Energetic, self-confident and yet adaptable and flexible in approach;


A belief in the value and worth of all persons and empathy for all employees;


Highest standards of personal integrity and ethical decision-making;


Self-improvement, creativity and risk-taking; and,


A global education perspective.


Download this job posting



Executive Director, Learning and Teaching - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

Executive Director, Learning and Teaching – Job Ref: 00005SUQ


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


  • Two key leadership roles within Educational Services available
  • Full time ongoing roles currently based in Sydney CBD
  • Public Service Senior Executive Band 2, Executive Directors
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.



As Executive Director, you will provide leadership and direction to teaching and learning from preschool to year 12 to improve the quality of teaching across NSW Public Schools.


A key aspect of the role will be to drive innovation in professional practice by co-designing and delivering high quality, research based professional learning that is abreast of national and international best practice.


To be successful, you will have a track record of successfully managing and developing people and leading change, with a depth of understanding of evidence based systems to improve teaching quality and school performance.



If you are a professional, forward thinking and results oriented individual with a desire to work in a complex, rewarding and challenging environment, apply today.


A comprehensive information package is provided with this job posting. Download this job posting.



Executive Director, Service Design and Delivery - New South Wales | Apply By: ASAP

The Executive Director Service Delivery and Design reports to the Deputy Director-General and is part of the Directorate’s Senior Executive Team and Corporate Executive team.


The position requires a person with exceptional executive leadership and management skills as well as expertise in service design, continuous improvement and an understanding of the relationships between the Directorate, Government, Minister, peak bodies and community.


The position requires superior skills in developing and implementing new service models, improvement strategies, program reform and the ability to think strategically. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills are critical for this role.


High level analytical and negotiating skills, superior judgment in relation to financial management and organisational improvement and the capacity for innovation and value adding are necessary.


The New South Wales Department of Education has an aspiration to ensure that NSW Public Schools deliver a world-class education. The Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across public schools in New South Wales. The objective is to improve teaching quality, and enhance the learning outcomes and wellbeing of every child in more than 2,200 public schools. Both appointments will play a key role delivering this objective by embedding a culture of continuous improvement and high quality service throughout the Division’s work.


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?


A comprehensive information package is provided with this job posting. Download this job posting.