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Superintendent of Student Achievement (Acting Position) - Thames Valley DSB

The Thames Valley District School Board invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Superintendent of Student Achievement. The term of appointment is August 1, 2017 – August 1, 2018, with the possibility of an extension leading to a permanent position.


The Superintendent of Student Achievement leads and supports schools in achieving the Board’s Mission of “We build each student’s tomorrow, every day’, and Vision of “The Thames Valley learning community inspires innovation, embraces diversity, and celebrates achievements – a strong foundation for all students.” Specifically, the Superintendent of Student Achievement provides support in the area of student achievement, communication with members of the school community, direction setting and professional learning.


Reporting to an Associate Director, this position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership skills who can work effectively in a collaborative decision- making environment. Superior interpersonal and communication skills, team building and management skills, innovative thinking, proven ability to engage community members and the ability to affect change are essential skills required of the candidates. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading a designated Community of Schools and be accountable for system responsibilities.


All candidates must hold Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications or be eligible for direct entry into a Supervisory Officer program.


Individuals who are interested may obtain an application package by contacting Theresa Levschuk in the Director’s Office at 519-452-2000, ext. 20222 or by email at t.levschuk@tvdsb.on.ca. Interviews for selected candidates will be held on Thursday, June 08. References will be checked for candidates who have been invited to the interview process.


The application deadline is Tuesday, 2017 May 30 at 12:00 noon.


If you have a disability that requires an accommodation to assist you with any aspect of the hiring process, please contact Theresa Levschuk, Executive Assistant at 519-452-2000 ext. 20222.


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Research Team Lead - Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

Research Team Lead (1- year Full-time contract)


OPSBA has been approved to lead an Ontario Labour Market Partnership project entitled Meeting Labour Market Needs for FSL Instruction in Ontario. The successful candidate will report to the OPSBA Director of Program Policy and be responsible for leading the research team supporting the project’s key research question: Why do school boards find it challenging to recruit sufficient numbers of French teachers and support staff, and what strategies can be implemented by key stakeholders to satisfy the increasing market demand?


Responsibilities include providing leadership in designing and conducting research germane to the project using a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods to support effective recommendations, planning and decision-making in meeting project goals.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Doctoral level degree with a focus in educational research methods, program evaluation, statistical and qualitative analysis and demonstrated research report writing skills
  • Minimum 10 years directly related experience in public education, research, evaluation, accountability or assessment
  • Excellent data analysis and knowledge of database management software
  • Knowledge of current research methods, program evaluation, qualitative (advanced statistical analysis ANOVA, multivariate analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, cluster analysis, data visualization) and quantitative (content analysis, case study, observation) analysis and statistics is required
  • Knowledge of computer-oriented research and evaluation software – Excel, Access, SPSS, NVivo, MSWord, PowerPoint, GIS mapping software
  • Experience supervising staff is required
  • A range of professional abilities including but not limited to: organization, communication, group facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal skills and computer skills
  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, progressive, multi-faceted environment
  • Given the nature of the current project, functional bilingualism in English and French

Duties are to commence as soon as possible.


Applications in writing, including a cover letter and resumé, must be received electronically no later than 4:30 p.m., May 26, 2017. Please submit documentation in one pdf file to Judith Nyman, OPSBA Director of Program Policy at jnyman@opsba.org


We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.


The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is committed to equity in employment and to equitable hiring practices. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.


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FSL Labour Partnership Lead - Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

OPSBA has been approved to lead an Ontario Labour Market Partnership project entitled Meeting Labour Market Needs for FSL Instruction in Ontario. The successful candidate will report to the OPSBA Director of Program Policy and be responsible for creating and co-chairing the FSL Labour Market Partnership Committee and the associated Steering committee, coordinating efforts with the project’s Research Lead in order to facilitate meetings and build consensus with all partners to generate recommendations and strategies for implementation that support the project’s key research question: Why do school boards find it challenging to recruit sufficient numbers of French teachers and support staff, and what strategies can be implemented by key stakeholders to satisfy the increasing market demand?


Responsibilities include providing leadership in building the partnership committees, facilitating meetings, creating access to appropriate personnel for the Research team to complete its work, building consensus to support effective recommendations, planning and decision-making in meeting project goals.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Minimum 10 years of recent experience in public education as either a Director of Education, Supervisory officer or comparable position
  • Well established provincial networks and contacts to build the required partnership committees
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of the current provincial landscape regarding labour market needs for FSL instruction in Ontario
  • A range of professional abilities including, but not limited to: organization, communication (both oral and written), collaboration, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, progressive, multi-faceted environment
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers if applicable

Per-Diem Rate
Duties are to commence on or about August 1, 2017


Applications in writing, including a cover letter and resumé, must be received electronically no later than 4:30 p.m., May 31, 2017. Please submit documentation in one pdf file to Judith Nyman, OPSBA Director of Program Policy at jnyman@opsba.org


We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.


The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is committed to equity in employment and to equitable hiring practices. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.


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Education Officer (3 Year Seondment) - Ministry of Education (Toronto)

Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: System Planning, Research and Innovation Division
Position Title: Education Officer (3 positions available)
Job Term: Up to a 3 year secondment
Location: Toronto
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Salary: Your current board salary
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The newly created System Planning, Research and Innovation Division in the Ministry of Education is committed to the advancement of Achieving Excellence, a Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario. This new division is intended to build capacity across the ministry for the ongoing use and reporting of research, evaluation and data for evidence-based decision making for policy and program development, and in leading innovative and responsive teaching and learning processes.
This posting is for an Education Officer to be part of the new Incubation and Design Branch. We are seeking an exemplary, creative and innovative educator with recent, extensive classroom experience along with a deep understanding of professional learning, effective pedagogy and the ability to recognize when students and educators are engaged in meaningful learning that makes an impact.


Working as a team member you will:

  • Provide expertise, leadership, innovation and support to the renewed goals for education:
        • Achieving Excellence
        • Ensuring Equity
        • Promoting Well-Being
        • Enhancing Public Confidence
  • Be knowledgeable and experienced with current effective practices and research about learning, teaching and leading.
  • Use current research to develop and implement innovative, “out of the box” teaching and learning opportunities that are scale-able to support student and educator learning and engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The System Planning, Research and Innovation Division is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in an Ontario school system.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:


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

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • you have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • you practice reflective listening and questioning in a way that provokes thinking, engages partners in co-reflection and influences outcomes
  • you demonstrate excellent presentation, facilitation and relationship building skills
  • experience using technology to collaborate with colleagues and supporting educators provincially

EDUCATION RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • you have teaching and leadership experience in Ontario elementary and secondary school and board settings
  • you have a deep understanding of Ontario curriculum, integrating curriculum, instruction, assessment, and inclusive design, and have proven experience sharing your knowledge in a professional learning environment
  • you have a deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, gap-closing, culturally responsive pedagogy, and personalization strategies
  • you have facilitated both face-to-face and virtual professional learning sessions
  • you have experience leading and supporting student well-being

CONCEPTUAL, RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL AND STRATEGIC THINKING SKILLS:

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

PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

  • you have thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies and current issues and trends impacting student achievement and well-being
  • you have highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills
  • you have experience designing, creating, developing and implementing innovative projects
  • you have superior planning skills and the ability to complete the project on time
  • you demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills
  • you have experience in agile learning and working environments

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume in one document to Nadine Fok at nadine.fok@ontario.ca by the closing date. Your full name and the 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 Nadine Fok at nadine.fok@ontario.ca.


Thank you very much for your interest in this position. However, only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


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 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 diana.engel@peelsb.com 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:
http://peelschools.org/jobs/jobpostings/Pages/Article.aspx?art-id=1311


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


Director of Education
c/o diana.engel@peelsb.com


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 www.pfmsearch.com. 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
www.pfmsearch.com


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