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Regional Manager / Chef régionale ou régional | Ministry of Education | Sept. 28, 2022

Regional Manager / Chef régionale ou régional

The Ministry of Education's Field Services Branch is seeking experienced education professionals and results-oriented leaders to implement ministry initiatives that have an impact on Ontario's students.


2Consider this role if you have a passion for advancing student achievement, equity, well-being and public confidence in Ontario's education system. We aim to foster meaningful and engaging relationships with school boards, education partners and community stakeholders to support the delivery of critical education policies and programming.


We seek three collaborative leaders to join the regional team supporting English and French district school boards within the Central Region, the East Region and the Toronto Region.


Join the dynamic leadership team at the Ministry of Education!


About us

The Field Services Branch (FSB) operates through work units in Toronto and six Regional Offices located throughout Ontario. The branch provides operational policy leadership; monitors program implementation in the elementary/secondary education system; clarifies ministry policies and programs to the sector; and ensures field input in the development of ministry policies.


We are currently filling the following positions:
  • Toronto (unilingual English) - Permanent
  • Ottawa (bilingual English-French) - Temporary, up to 14 months (with possible extension)
  • Barrie (unilingual English) - Temporary, up to 18 months (with possible extension)
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 < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-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 < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-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 Regional Manager, you will:


  • lead a team of professional and administrative staff in the implementation and monitoring of ministry initiatives from Early Years through secondary to adult education
  • co-ordinate operational and professional learning activities within the region
  • provide strategic advice to senior ministry management and influence cross-ministry policy and program development processes
  • support local school boards by providing advice and information on ministry policies, legislative requirements and programs, and respond to inquiries from the public
  • be appreciative of the rich diversity found in the Province of Ontario and actively promote strategies which enable all students to reach their potential

Locations: Barrie, Ottawa, Toronto


How do I qualify?

Mandatory


  • You are proficient in verbal and written French at the Superior level (for Ottawa position, only).

Leadership Skills:


  • You have leadership skills to motivate both professional and support staff to foster an environment that delivers results.
  • You model commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism in all aspects of your leadership style.
  • You can keep staff engaged and offer supportive leadership while providing opportunities for staff to grow and take ownership of their work.

Technical Knowledge:


  • You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Ontario educational system, education theory, methodology, standards and practices at the elementary and/or secondary school levels.
  • You have knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Education Act, education-related policies and programs, and school board operations to provide expertise to clients and manage the monitoring of program effectiveness, legislative compliance and policy application at the field level.
  • You can develop thorough knowledge of regional education issues and concerns.

Analytical, Policy and Program Skills:


  • You have analytical skills to evaluate program effectiveness and legislative compliance, analyze local education issues and identify/act on opportunities for change.
  • You have demonstrated analytical skills to assess policy application at the field level, analyze unique issues, and contribute to strategic planning and the policy development process.
  • You have demonstrated experience successfully managing highly visible, complex, and politically sensitive issues.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:


  • You have demonstrated stakeholder management skills to build effective relationships as the field ministry representative and liaison with senior school board officials.
  • You have proven superior communication skills to prepare and present reports, briefing materials, presentations, issues sheets, policy recommendations and ministerial correspondence.
  • You have superior oral communication skills to represent the ministry at the field level and collaborate with other ministry branches and colleagues.

Salary Range: $90,348 - $136,530 Per Year


Additional information:


  • 1 Unilingual English Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with possible extension), 20 Bell Farm Rd, Barrie, Central Region
  • 1 Unilingual English Permanent, 3280 Bloor St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Bilingual English-French Temporary, duration up to 14 months (with possible extension), 1570 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, East Region

Note:


Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting JOB ID 183553 by Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. Late applications will not be accepted.


If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


www.ontario.ca/careers


Download this job posting (English & French) including links to apply online.

Education Officer - Secondary Science and STEM Education | Ministry of Education | Sept. 28, 2022

Education Officer | Secondary Science and STEM Education

Ministry of Education Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Position Title: Education Officer
Job Term: Three Year Secondment
Location:: Toronto Region – 315 Front Street, 13th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 0B8
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $74,877 - $129,265 per year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: September 7, 2022
Closing Date: September 28, 2022


Are you interested in helping to shape the future of education in Ontario? Join the Student Achievement Division at the Ministry of Education and become part of a highly motivated team in the Curriculum, Assessment and Student Success Policy Branch that leads the development and implementation of Ontario’s curriculum.


We are seeking an individual with the following experience:
  • Extensive Ontario teaching experience in secondary Science, including experiences in teaching and leading learning across multiple grades and disciplines of the current Science curriculum
  • Expertise building anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discrimination cultures in schools and fostering culturally responsive and relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of school systems, curriculum implementation, and professional learning that have been developed through work within the school system as an educator, school leader and/or system leader.
  • Experience and knowledge with the development of culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and curriculum-linked resources.
  • Implementing a range of high-impact instructional and assessment practices in schools designed to identify and meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Dismantling a range of practices and attitudes that marginalize particular groups of students, such as addressing bias, building cultures of accountability and developing culturally responsive and relevant practices.
  • Curriculum expertise, instructional leadership experience, and a passion for increasing the achievement and well-being of all students.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and make recommendations on highly diverse, complex and far-reaching array of educational curriculum and related policy issues.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and facilitate digital resources and implementation strategies to support appropriate implementation in school boards and schools.
  • Ability to coordinate committees to develop policy or supporting documents used as a basis for instructional programs across the province.
  • Ability to interpret and instruct school officials, professional associations, and other areas of provincial and federal governments on curriculum policy and specialized areas of education, as well as prepare briefs, respond to correspondence, and develop and deliver professional learning workshops.
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with all major stakeholders, including to gather information; identify needs; provide advice, interpretation and clarification; and collaboration and cooperation amongst stakeholders on education policies and materials.
  • Ability to coordinate with branch colleagues to ensure consistency in policy approaches and seamless education policies between elementary and secondary schools, and participate on committees, study groups and task forces addressing a wide variety of major policy and program related issues.
What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead the curriculum revision, development and implementation for:

  • The The Ontario Curriculum, Science,G rade 10,2008
  • The Ontario Curriculum, Science, Grades 11 and 12,2008

You will also:

  • Support cross-curricular connections to Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related curriculum areas, including the development and implementation of curriculum-linked resources.
  • Support ministry priorities in achievement, equity, andwell-being, including the implementation of Ontario’s new de-streamed Grade 9 curriculum
  • Review, develop and/or implement resources to support student achievement, equity and well-being.
  • Ensure curriculum supports are aligned with ministry priorities(e.g.,Education that Works for You, the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework, Learning for All, and Growing Success).
  • Develop internal ande xternal partnerships andr epresent the Student Achievement Division as needed with key stakeholder groups.
Desired Knowledge and Experience:
  • Extensive experience teaching and leading learning across multiple grades and disciplines of Ontario’s secondary Science curriculum
  • An excellent understanding of and extensive experience with the Ontario publicly- funded education system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive science education
  • The ability to manage multiple, complex and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy within demanding timelines.
  • Reflective listening, questioning, and facilitation skills to provoke thinking and co- reflection
  • Excellent relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Research, analytical, evaluation and interpretative skills
  • An ability to think strategically, anticipate and absorb complex and large-scale issues and to develop practical and effective policy positions.
  • Strong planning, time-management, organization and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening, engaging, presenting and reporting; and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and experience with other web-based applications.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca by the closing date.


If you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca.


Please note that commuting, moving and relocation expenses will not be covered by the Ministry. The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage.


Remember:


The deadline to apply is September 28, 2022, 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 and equal opportunity employer.


We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code


Download this job posting including links to apply online.

Education Officer - Computer Studies and Digital Skills | Ministry of Education | Sept. 28, 2022

Education Officer | Computer Studies and Digital Skills

Ministry of Education Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Position Title: Education Officer
Job Term: Three Year Secondment
Location:: Toronto Region – 315 Front Street, 13th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 0B8
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $74,877 - $129,265 per year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: September 7, 2022
Closing Date: September 28, 2022


Are you interested in helping to shape the future of education in Ontario? Join the Student Achievement Division at the Ministry of Education and become part of a highly motivated team in the Curriculum, Assessment and Student Success Policy Branch that leads the development and implementation of Ontario’s curriculum.


We are seeking an individual with the following experience:
  • Extensive Ontario teaching experience in computer studies, coding, programming, and related digital skills, including experiences in teaching and leading learning across multiple grades of the current Computer Studies curriculum
  • Expertise building anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discrimination cultures in schools and fostering culturally responsive and relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of school systems, curriculum implementation, and professional learning that have been developed through work within the school system as an educator, school leader and/or system leader.
  • Experience and knowledge with the development of culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and curriculum-linked resources.
  • Implementing a range of high-impact instructional and assessment practices in schools designed to identify and meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Dismantling a range of practices and attitudes that marginalize particular groups of students, such as addressing bias, building cultures of accountability and developing culturally responsive and relevant practices.
  • Curriculum expertise, instructional leadership experience, and a passion for increasing the achievement and well-being of all students.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and make recommendations on highly diverse, complex and far-reaching array of educational curriculum and related policy issues.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and facilitate digital resources and implementation strategies to support appropriate implementation in school boards and schools.
  • Ability to coordinate committees to develop policy or supporting documents used as a basis for instructional programs across the province.
  • Ability to interpret and instruct school officials, professional associations, and other areas of provincial and federal governments on curriculum policy and specialized areas of education, as well as prepare briefs, respond to correspondence, and develop and deliver professional learning workshops.
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with all major stakeholders, including to gather information; identify needs; provide advice, interpretation and clarification; and collaboration and cooperation amongst stakeholders on education policies and materials.
  • Ability to coordinate with branch colleagues to ensure consistency in policy approaches and seamless education policies between elementary and secondary schools, and participate on committees, study groups and task forces addressing a wide variety of major policy and program related issues.
What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead the curriculum revision, development and implementation for:

  • The Ontario Curriculum, Graces 10-12: Computer Studies,

You will also:

  • Support cross-curricular connections to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology-related curriculum areas, including the development and implementation of curriculum-linked resources.
  • Support ministry priorities in achievement, equity, and well-being, including the implementation of Ontario’s new de-streamed Grade 9 curriculum
  • Review, develop and/or implementr esources to support student achievement,equity and well-being.
  • Ensure curriculum supports are aligned with ministry priorities (e.g., Education that Works for You, the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework, Learning for All, and Growing Success).
  • Develop internal and external partnerships and represent the Student Achievement Division as needed with key stakeholder groups.
Desired Knowledge and Experience:
  • Extensive experience teaching and leading learning across multiple grades of Ontario’s secondary Computer Studies curriculum
  • An excellent understanding of and extensive experience with the Ontario publicly- funded education system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive computer studies education
  • The ability to manage multiple, complex and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy within demanding timelines.
  • Reflective listening, questioning, and facilitation skills to provoke thinking and co- reflection
  • Excellent relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Research, analytical, evaluation and interpretative skills
  • An ability to think strategically, anticipate and absorb complex and large-scale issues and to develop practical and effective policy positions.
  • Strong planning, time-management, organization and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening, engaging, presenting and reporting; and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and experience with other web-based applications.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca by the closing date.


If you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca.


Remember:


The deadline to apply is September 28, 2022, 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 and equal opportunity employer.


We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code


Download this job posting including links to apply online.

Education Officer - Secondary Science and STEM Education | Ministry of Education | Sept. 28, 2022

Education Officer | Secondary Science and STEM Education

Ministry of Education Organization: Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Division: Student Achievement Division
Position Title: Education Officer
Job Term: Three Year Secondment
Location:: Toronto Region – 315 Front Street, 13th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 0B8
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $74,877 - $129,265 per year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: September 7, 2022
Closing Date: September 28, 2022


Are you interested in helping to shape the future of education in Ontario? Join the Student Achievement Division at the Ministry of Education and become part of a highly motivated team in the Curriculum, Assessment and Student Success Policy Branch that leads the development and implementation of Ontario’s curriculum.


We are seeking an individual with the following experience:
  • Extensive Ontario teaching experience in secondary Science, including experiences in teaching and leading learning across multiple grades and disciplines of the current Science curriculum
  • Expertise building anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discrimination cultures in schools and fostering culturally responsive and relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of school systems, curriculum implementation, and professional learning that have been developed through work within the school system as an educator, school leader and/or system leader.
  • Experience and knowledge with the development of culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and curriculum-linked resources.
  • Implementing a range of high-impact instructional and assessment practices in schools designed to identify and meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Dismantling a range of practices and attitudes that marginalize particular groups of students, such as addressing bias, building cultures of accountability and developing culturally responsive and relevant practices.
  • Curriculum expertise, instructional leadership experience, and a passion for increasing the achievement and well-being of all students.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and make recommendations on highly diverse, complex and far-reaching array of educational curriculum and related policy issues.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and facilitate digital resources and implementation strategies to support appropriate implementation in school boards and schools.
  • Ability to coordinate committees to develop policy or supporting documents used as a basis for instructional programs across the province.
  • Ability to interpret and instruct school officials, professional associations, and other areas of provincial and federal governments on curriculum policy and specialized areas of education, as well as prepare briefs, respond to correspondence, and develop and deliver professional learning workshops.
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with all major stakeholders, including to gather information; identify needs; provide advice, interpretation and clarification; and collaboration and cooperation amongst stakeholders on education policies and materials.
  • Ability to coordinate with branch colleagues to ensure consistency in policy approaches and seamless education policies between elementary and secondary schools, and participate on committees, study groups and task forces addressing a wide variety of major policy and program related issues.
What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead the curriculum revision, development and implementation for:

  • The The Ontario Curriculum, Science,G rade 10,2008
  • The Ontario Curriculum, Science, Grades 11 and 12,2008

You will also:

  • Support cross-curricular connections to Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related curriculum areas, including the development and implementation of curriculum-linked resources.
  • Support ministry priorities in achievement, equity, andwell-being, including the implementation of Ontario’s new de-streamed Grade 9 curriculum
  • Review, develop and/or implement resources to support student achievement, equity and well-being.
  • Ensure curriculum supports are aligned with ministry priorities(e.g.,Education that Works for You, the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework, Learning for All, and Growing Success).
  • Develop internal ande xternal partnerships andr epresent the Student Achievement Division as needed with key stakeholder groups.
Desired Knowledge and Experience:
  • Extensive experience teaching and leading learning across multiple grades and disciplines of Ontario’s secondary Science curriculum
  • An excellent understanding of and extensive experience with the Ontario publicly- funded education system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive science education
  • The ability to manage multiple, complex and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy within demanding timelines.
  • Reflective listening, questioning, and facilitation skills to provoke thinking and co- reflection
  • Excellent relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment
  • Research, analytical, evaluation and interpretative skills
  • An ability to think strategically, anticipate and absorb complex and large-scale issues and to develop practical and effective policy positions.
  • Strong planning, time-management, organization and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening, engaging, presenting and reporting; and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and experience with other web-based applications.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca by the closing date.


If you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Lilibeth Alagar at Lilibeth.Alagar@ontario.ca.


Please note that commuting, moving and relocation expenses will not be covered by the Ministry. The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage.


Remember:


The deadline to apply is September 28, 2022, 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 and equal opportunity employer.


We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code


Download this job posting including links to apply online.

Executive Director | OPSBA | Apply by: Oct. 28, 2022

Executive Director


The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) represents over 1.3 million elementary and secondary students in 31 public district school boards and 10 school authorities across Ontario. In its role as an advocate for public education in Ontario, OPSBA is regarded as a credible, expert voice by promoting a high-quality system that is focused on improving every student’s success and well-being. OPSBA works with diverse partners and stakeholders across Ontario, including the provincial government, to provide regular advice and input regarding the impacts of legislation and government policy directions. OPSBA is seeking an experienced and skilled leader with a passion for supporting public education to serve as its next Executive Director.


Reporting to the Board of Directors and working with the Board’s Executive Council within OPSBA’s governance structure, the Executive Director will serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association. The Executive Director will be an outstanding relationship-builder and communicator capable of leading and supporting OPSBA to achieve its important mission, vision and advocacy role. The candidate will be knowledgeable and skilled in supporting effective governance in the context of working with and supporting publicly elected trustees, and in providing leadership and direction to the organization and its staff to deliver on its strategic priorities while ensuring the effective operations of OPSBA. The Executive Director will demonstrate a clear understanding and appreciation for the legislated role of OPSBA as the bargaining agent for public school boards throughout the province, and the ability to lead this role and work with integrity and credibility. The Executive Director will facilitate cooperative decision making and collaborative action amongst OPSBA members, partners, staff and stakeholders and will ensure that the principles of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion are embedded in all areas and aspects of the organization.


The contract for this position is offered for a five (5) year (renewable) term commencing on a mutually agreeable date in concert with OPSBA. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please forward your résumé and cover letter, along with a list of three professional references (who will not be contacted without prior consent), quoting Project #OPSBA2022, to resumes@promeus.ca on or before 12 noon October 28, 2022. 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 Marilyn Gouthro at mgouthro@tbaytel.net or Jordene Lyttle at jordene.lyttle@promeus.ca. All inquiries will be treated as confidential.


OPSBA and Promeus Inc. are committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome interest and/or applications from all qualified candidates and with a diversity of backgrounds, without exception. OPSBA and Promeus Inc. are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process. Please advise us of any accommodation measures you may require during the search process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants but advise that Promeus will only directly communicate with those candidates under consideration.


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Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer - Durham DSB

Durham District School Board

Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer


THE ORGANIZATION

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is Ontario’s 7th largest school board, encompassing cities (Oshawa and Pickering), towns (Ajax and Whitby), and townships (Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock). DDSB is the largest employer in the Region. The DDSB is proud to serve an increasingly diverse and rapidly growing community. More than 75,000 students attend DDSB’s 136 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres. DDSB manages an operating budget of over $880 million dollars and a capital budget of $133 million dollars.


The mission of DDSB is to create an equitable, dynamic and innovative school system. DDSB’s vision is one where its schools are places where everyone can succeed in a culture of high expectations.


DDSB’s strategic plan, “Ignite Learning” (2018-2023) is built on accomplishments in six areas, described as follows:


  • Success – We value your achievements;
  • Well-being – We value how you feel;
  • Leadership – We value you how you grow;
  • Equity – We value you who you are;
  • Engagement – We value your involvement;
  • Innovation – We value forward thinking.

THE OPPORTUNITY

With the upcoming retirement of the current Director of Education, the DDSB is seeking a transformational and visionary leader to inspire the learning and growth of its students, staff and communities while meeting the opportunities and challenges of education today and into the future.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Director of Education serves as DDSB’s chief education officer, chief executive officer and secretary of the board. The Director is accountable to ensure compliance with provincial law and curriculum and is deeply knowledgeable about legislation that pertains to the administration of a school board. As the chief education officer of the DDSB, the Director is dedicated to the success of all students and employees and actualizes multi-year strategic plans that ensure continual improvement of student success system wide.


As a trusted, compassionate and innovative leader, the Director will draw upon their strong emotional intelligence, listening and communications skills to effectively lead through internal and external political challenges inherent in the role. Poised to lead through change and keen to address the continued challenges of the current and post-COVID-19 reality, the ideal candidate will bring an anti-oppression, equity and acute business mindset to operations, finance, infrastructure, communications, human resources and governance. With a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of educational innovation who embraces and addresses challenges within education, with a passion for achieving DDSB’s mission and vision.


Key attributes and skills include: strong political acumen; a consensus builder able to attract and develop other leaders; a strong leader/champion, with a proven track record, willing to advocate and act for equity and disrupt oppressive structures and practices; able to collaborate and build strong partnerships with stakeholders; adept at navigating complex governance matters; communicates respectfully and effectively; is at ease working with groups of varying size and sophistication; is accountable and holds others to account; and experience as a spokesperson, including with the media. The preferred candidate has a track-record of supporting an organizational culture that is still evolving to one of trust, transparency and safety and creating an environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of employees and students.


Education

Candidates should hold a Master of Education degree or equivalent and should be eligible for Ontario Teacher Certification.


Executive Search Partner

Four Corners Group
Suzanne Clark, Partner and Joe Parker, Partner
www.fourcornersgroup.com


To learn more about this opportunity or to submit your candidacy, please contact:


Sup Das, Principal 416-593-0900 ext. 2285 sdas@fourcornersgroup.com


The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the hiring process and to developing a staff team that reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. The DDSB and Four Corners Group encourage applications from individuals with diverse lived experiences and who are underrepresented and under recruited in our workforce. We are committed to accommodating applicants with Human Rights Code- related needs throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a Human Rights Code protected ground during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process and we will work with you to address your needs.


This document is available in alternate formats upon request.



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