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Manager, Professionalism, Teaching Policy and Standards
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Strategic Policy & Planning Division / Strategic Policy & Education Workforce Branch
Language of Position(s): English
Job Term: 1 Temporary contract/assignment - up to 24 months with possibility of extension
Job Code: M1107B - Policy and Analysis17
Salary: $90,348.00 - $137,895.00 Per Year Understanding the job ad - definitions
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 210631
Are you a dynamic, collaborative and motivated leader who can inspire teams to deliver on complex cross-cutting policy issues in a fast-paced environment?
The Professionalism, Teaching Policy and Standards Unit delivers on the government's teaching policy mandate, providing strategic advice, coordination and material development related to legislation and regulations for the Ontario College of Teachers Act and the Education Act.
The unit works closely with the Education sector, specifically the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), to advise on and monitor the implementation of policies related to teaching.
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, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.
The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.
What can I expect to do in this role?
Create the Work Environment
In the Ontario Public Service, we hold our leaders to the highest standards, expecting them to embody authenticity, accountability, and courage in every action and decision. It will be your responsibility to create a work environment and team culture that ignites innovation, nurtures collaboration and champions inclusivity by creating a diverse, anti-racist and accessible workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. By aligning your choices with these values, you will create a vibrant work environment where every individual can thrive.
Deliver on Business Goals and Priorities
Your leadership will be crucial in guiding the team towards the achievement it's business goals. It will be your responsibility to inspire and motivate your team to deliver their best performance and align the team's daily actions with the strategic vision of the ministry.
You will contribute to the achievement of team goals by:
- Leading and managing a team of professionals in the planning, development, research and evaluation of strategic and operational policy and program initiatives.
- Providing expertise and advice to ministry executives, senior management and staff on policy options, legislation, regulations, funding models, risk and issues management strategies.
- Leading and directing stakeholder consultation, engagement and facilitation.
- Overseeing partnership and consensus building, within the Ministry, across government ministries and with stakeholders in the education sector, specifically the Ontario College of Teachers and Faculties of Education.
- Contributing to ministry research priority setting.
How do I qualify?
- You have extensive knowledge of teaching and leadership practices, primarily acquired through direct education sector experience.
- You have experience leading professional staff to achieve results on high-profile initiatives.
- You have demonstrated success in building high performance, diverse teams and developing capacity.
- You have led, delivered and implemented, large scale, multi-disciplinary and complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
- You have experience leading transformative change to develop capacity for business improvements.
- You have proven ability to establish priorities, identify critical issues, recommend options, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure on a consistent basis.
Policy Development and Program Expertise:
- You have demonstrated knowledge and expertise of policy and program development principles and decision-making processes to guide evidence-based decision making.
- You have an in-depth understanding of the effects of the government's role, functions and policy development process including Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions/approval process to identify and respond to emerging trends and policy issues.
- You have an understanding of regulatory frameworks and practices of the Ontario College of Teachers Act and the Education Act.
- You have experience leading strategic policy and program planning and evaluation in addition to multi-year business planning.
- You have knowledge of project management principles to oversee and guide policy and program service delivery.
- You have knowledge of negotiation methods, techniques and best practices to lead consultations related to partnership agreements.
Communication and Relationship Management Skills:
- You have demonstrated consultation and communication skills to provide strategic advice and expertise to staff, senior management and stakeholders.
- You have relationship and stakeholder management skills to build and develop key partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders.
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Friday, February 9, 2024
How to apply:
- 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. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
- 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
- 4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
- 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. 6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
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 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:59 pm EST. 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 successful candidate will continue to be The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism
Position Title: Education Officer (Secondment)
Division: Anti-Racism Directorate
Job Term: Secondment – Minimum 1 year, with possible extension to maximum of 3 years
Location: 1075 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
Salary: Your current salary (as a secondee you will continue to be compensated by your BPS organization). Your current salary should be within the following range: $77,146 to $133,183 (as of April 1, 2024)
Position Status: Open Targeted
Posting Period: February 12, 2024
Closing Period: March 11, 2024
Start date: As soon as possible, no later than April 2024
Are you an educator with current systems level leadership experience in the Ontario publicly funded school system? Are you passionate about advancing racial equity in Ontario and have expertise in human rights, equity and anti-racism? If so, consider joining the Anti-Racism Directorate!
We are looking to onboard an education professional who has expertise in evidence- based decision making in education. As an experienced professional with knowledge of the education sector in Ontario, you would support efforts related to anti-racism and anti- hate initiatives, race-based data collection, analysis and public reporting in the education sector, and advancing racial equity work by supporting ministry partners, Broader Public Sector organizations such as school boards with change management, including the use of anti-racism tools and resources.
As a subject matter expert in education with experience and or knowledge of data collection and analysis, the successful candidate would lead and coordinate policy, program and evaluation development initiatives and projects related to provincial anti- hate and anti-racism strategies and initiatives that meet and advance ministry objectives.
The Anti-Racism Directorate leads the government’s anti-racism and anti-hate initiatives to build a more inclusive society, and works to identify, address and prevent systemic racism in government policy, legislation, program and services. This includes:
- a. overseeing and supporting the operationalization of the requirements under the Anti- Racism Data Standards (i.e., race-based data collection, analysis, and public reporting).
- b. providing expertise; developing and supporting the implementation of anti-racism and anti-hate tools and resources to build capacity to address systemic barriers and improve public services.
How do I qualify?
Subject Matter Expertise:
- You have recent and current systems level leadership experience in education as a current employee of the publicly funded school system in Ontario.
- You have recent experience related to the anti-racism and anti-hate initiatives including the collection and analysis of race-based or socio-demographic data / personal information. Experience in race-based or socio-demographic data collection in education would be an asset.
- You have an understanding of the education system, structures and processes.
- You have an in-depth understanding of contemporary educational priorities and issues, including human rights, equity and anti-racism in order to lead the development of programs and policies for effective race- based data collection in Ontario, and to assist in the evaluation of these initiatives.
- You have an understanding of the unique history and experiences of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities in their interactions with the school systems.
- You have an understanding of different forms of hate and racism including antisemitism and Islamophobia and experience leading initiatives to support impacted communities.
- You have experience engaging and collaborating with senior leaders in school boards and across broader public sectors to address systemic racism, facilitate cultural change, and advance racial equity.
Relationship Management and Communication skills:
- You have demonstrated success using consensus-building and mediation skills and diplomacy to lead the facilitation and fostering of strong relationships to resolve highly visible, complex and contentious issues in a politically sensitive environment.
- You have experience preparing and presenting complex issues analyses, detailing and managing risks and developing and delivering briefing materials.
- You have the proven ability to provide strategic advice and recommendations to inform and influence decision-makers.
- You have experience working with First Nations communities in relation to education that includes respectful engagement with community members and observance of appropriate protocols.
Program/Policy Development and Evaluation skills:
- You have the proven ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, Anti-Racism Act, Education Act to lead/support the development of program and policy recommendations for effective program oversight, in line with organizational strategic objectives, priorities and operational plans.
- You have experience anticipating and identifying risks, contentious issues and barriers as well as identifying relevant mitigation strategies and solutions to support program effectiveness.
- You have the proven ability to understand the impact of changes in legislation, developing trends and other factors on internal strategies and operations.
Project Management skills:
- You have demonstrated experience with project planning and leadership, to lead and manage the planning and delivery of project activities, including monitoring, tracking, reporting on operations, and providing advice to management and senior executives on project progress, and status, identifying issues and risks as well as mitigation strategies, and leading/overseeing project staff.
Indigenous Reconciliation, Equity, Human Rights and Anti-Racism knowledge, understanding and skills:
- You have knowledge and experience working in your sectors through a human rights and anti-racism approach and have a deep understanding of the impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous, Black and other racialized children, youth, individuals and communities in Ontario.
- You have skills, knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code and how various forms of racism, hate and discrimination including anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and other forms of racisms impact individuals and communities.
- You have knowledge and awareness of the Crown’s relationship with Indigenous people, treaties and the Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous communities within Ontario, including governments duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous communities.
- You have an understanding of Indigenous communities’ traditional territories, and governance structures, including political organizations, cultural practices and protocols.
- You have knowledge and experience applying intersectional approaches when leading programs and services that support Indigenous, Black and other racialized people, 2SLGBTQQIA+, persons with disabilities, Francophone and other equity deserving groups and communities.
How to Apply?
Please combine your cover letter and resume into one document and ensure that your full name is in the title of the document.
Please send to: Nathan Singh at Nathan.Singh@ontario.ca by 11:59 pm by March 11, 2024.
Only those selected for further screening, or an interview will be contacted.
Note - While on secondment contract with the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism:
The current salary of the successful candidate will be brought forward for
consideration and approval if it is above the stated salary range for the position.
• Salary range for the position: $77,146 – $133,183
The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home organization, with the ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage. Moving and relocation costs are not covered by the ministry.
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Director Of Education and Secretary of The Board
About the Board
The Avon Maitland District School Board is located in beautiful Huron and Perth counties in Southwestern Ontario. We have over 30 elementary schools and nine secondary schools, including one that is fully online. We also have seven Centres for Employment and Learning who provide adult learning and employment services.
We support the development and learning of approximately 16,000 students. We are known for being innovative and progressive and our small size allows our new ideas to come to life as we focus on literacy, numeracy, setting our students up for success in all pathways, culturally-relevant programming, mental health and well-being, as well as leadership development.
Our inclusive learning environments integrate students with unique needs into classrooms with their peers. We connect newcomer families to services to help ease their transition, and ensure that any required equipment or technology is readily available for those that require it. The connection that our students experience in our schools enables them to express who they truly are, find their passion, pursue their dreams and be well prepared for their next step.
To learn more about the Avon Maitland District School Board, please click HERE
About the Role
The Director of Education and Secretary of the Board at Avon Maitland District School Board serves as the Chief Education Officer and Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board of Trustees and the Minister of Education. This individual oversees the organization's operations and delegates board authority to staff. Additionally, the Director advises the Board of Trustees and recommends strategies to ensure the board's mission and system goals are achieved.
The Director of Education at the Avon Maitland District School Board plays a pivotal role in leading student and staff learning and well-being. With a keen focus on strategy, the Director establishes and nurtures strong relationships with schools and departments, aligning academic objectives with the Board's Strategic Plan. The Director of Education provides visionary leadership while ensuring compliance with Ministry regulations. This role involves comprehensive oversight of personnel matters and adherence to policy, legal, and ethical standards, while actively promoting an inclusive, bias-free environment. By driving the Strategic Plan, liaising with the Board of Trustees, and ensuring a pipeline of leadership through succession planning, the Director plays a critical role in driving educational excellence and realizing the district's ambitious vision.
About the Candidate
Candidates for this role should have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.); a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or another related Masters, or a Ph.D. in Education would be assets but are not required. Preference will be given to those with significant teaching and/or leadership experience, preferably in elementary and secondary school settings. Leadership experience in roles such as Vice Principal, Principal, or Superintendent are required; experience in senior leadership roles and managing multiple departments is essential. Additionally, demonstrated financial acumen and/or real-world business experience is required for leading the financial and operational aspects of the school district.
This leader excels in effective communication and demonstrates empathy, adeptly addressing diverse needs and fostering meaningful dialogue. The Director’s innovative problem-solving, integrity, and strong ethical standards guide decision making. The candidate possesses exemplary leadership and management skills, is community-oriented, and collaborates effectively with stakeholders. With a deep understanding of educational issues and trends, the Director is flexible, open to new ideas, and committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Visible and approachable, the candidate will build trust within the community. A visionary and strategic approach is coupled with a focus on empowering and supporting staff, driving organizational success.
Knowledge of rural education is an asset. The candidate should have experience in labor relations as well as a background in strategic planning and budget management.
Required are strong communication and interpersonal skills and a motivational leadership style. Familiarity with educational policy, innovative instructional practices, and integration of technology to transform education is vital. The candidate should also possess financial acumen and be capable of informing and implementing critical budget decisions. Services:
To apply to this role in public education, submit your application to Phelps by clicking HERE
Application deadline: February 29, 2024.
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The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is situated on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories, and invites applications and nominations for the newly created role of Associate Director.
Spanning over 4,200 square kilometers, UGDSB is a large, diverse district encompassing a mix of rural and urban communities in the counties of Dufferin, Wellington and the City of Guelph. As a strong, progressive and growing school board, UGDSB serves nearly 36,000 students across 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools as well as continuing education and adult learning centres supported by approximately 5,000 dedicated full and part-time staff. The 2023-24 operating and capital budgets of UGDSB are over $493 million.
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Associate Director will collaborate with a fellow Associate Director, the UGDB’s Executive Committee, and other system leaders to champion innovation and support the achievement of UGDSB’s 2022-2026 Multi Year Plan. This Associate Director role will provide innovative leadership to a diverse portfolio, including direct support for a Family of Schools, and a team of Superintendents of Education to support school improvement, oversight for a range of services including Digital Services, as well as support for various Board and system committees.
The successful candidate will be a highly skilled, innovative and strategic senior leader with breadth and depth of experience in public education. They will have the proven ability to champion innovation and lead system-wide improvements, with a demonstrated commitment to human rights and Indigenous cultural safety.
Interested candidates are invited to request further information and/or a copy of the Executive Brief for the role by contacting Jordene Lyttle at Jordene.email@example.com or (416) 409-4185 or Marilyn Gouthro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (807) 626.6042 directly. To apply, please submit: a detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with a separate list of four (4) references (who will not be contacted without prior consent) to email@example.com quoting project UGDSBAD2024 on or before 12:00 noon on Friday February 16, 2024. All applications and inquiries will be treated as confidential. The start date for the role will be mutually negotiated in concert with UGDSB, ideally commencing in early Spring 2024.
Promeus Inc. and UGDSB are committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, without exception. An inclusive, barrier-free selection process is ensured, and accommodation measures are available upon request. Information received relating to the accommodation needs will be treated confidentially.
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Request for Proposal – Consultancy Services for Co-Curricular Experiential Learning Project
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Canada (Award Canada) invites you to submit a proposal for phase one of a comprehensive, three-phase project. We seek your expertise to conduct a rapid evidence review of secondary school co-curricular and experiential learning pathways, with a focus on management, implementation, assessment, and recognition.
While this is primarily an RFP for phase one of a multi-phase initiative, we would also welcome proposals that address all three phases of this project and demonstrate your expertise to develop, implement, manage, and assess the delivery of the Award framework as a co-curricular, experiential learning pathway for public secondary schools.
1. Project Overview:
Co-curricular experiential learning occurring outside the institutional/programmatic curriculum-based structure, has often been overlooked as a meaningful area to support student learning. Award Canada, a registered charity operating for 60 years, aims to enhance co-curricular experiential learning within publicly funded secondary schools.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award framework, rooted in education, provides a unique model for integrating experiential learning into the traditional curriculum. Our aim is to work with Education Ministries, Departments and District School Boards in Canada to better define co-curricular experiential learning and develop a working model for purposefully connecting the Award’s framework to curricular learning within publicly funded secondary schools.
The co-curricular project is a three phased initiative. Phase one is a rapid evidence review of secondary, public school co-curricular, experiential learning pathways, and how they are being are managed, implemented, assessed, and recognized. Phase two includes the identification, selection and preparation of between 3 and 6 public education partners who will sign on as operating partners to pilot our co-ccurricular initiative and phase three is project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
2. Project Objectives:
Our primary goals for Phase 1 include:
- Understanding the impact of co-curricular learning on student engagement, achievement, and success in the public school system
- Gaining perspectives from various stakeholders on co-curricular activities and assessment of learning
- Identifying conditions necessary for effective co-curricular programming
- Defining common elements across co-curricular learning definitions and accreditation standards in secondary schools
Our primary goals for Phase 2 include:
- Developing the capabilities for the integration and utilization of the Award framework into secondary school programming and addressing some of the key issues identified by public education stakeholders
- Testing the operational delivery of the Award within the public secondary school system through 3-6 operating partners
Our primary goals for Phase 3 include:
- Piloting delivery of the Award framework as a purposeful learning tool with several publicly funded secondary school partners
- Assessing how the project is evolving over time, how effectively it is being implemented/delivered, and whether there are any gaps or areas requiring modification
- Providing impact data to pilot partners and Award Canada
Please download and read the entire Request for Proposal which includes information on the:
- 3. Scope of Work
- 4. Award Canada's Commitment:
- 5. Expectations of the education consultant during the Phase 1 Rapid evidence review:
- 6. Proposal Submission
- 7. Additional proposal information
- 8. Contact Information:
- Annex - a brief background on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and our work to date on the Co-curricular Project.
Please submit your proposal by February 16, 2024, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals will be reviewed, and follow-up interviews will take place between February 19-23, 2024, with a final decision by February 29, 2024.
Ontario Education Advisor: Request for Proposals
Are you a strategic leader who is passionate about providing youth experiencing vulnerabilities with an environment where they can thrive? Can you bring together the best parts of education, mental health, and community? Are you a natural networker who can open doors and promote a new program? Does being part of a rapidly growing youth mental health organization launching its first programs in Ontario excite you? This just might be the opportunity for you!
Take a Hike Youth Mental Health Foundation empowers youth who experience vulnerability to change the trajectory of their lives with a full-time mental health and emotional well-being program embedded in an alternate education classroom. Take a Hike engages youth with intentional, continuous clinical counselling, experiential land-based learning, and community. Our public school district partners provide high quality education, and together, we empower youth with the skills and resilience they need to graduate high school, build healthy relationships, and achieve success – however they define it.
Over the past five years, Take a Hike has more than quadrupled its reach – from three to thirteen program locations in BC. We have a strategic objective to grow to 16 locations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Thompson/Okanagan regions and launch programming in Ontario by September 2025.
For more information on the program, please visit www.takeahikefoundation.org.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a key member of the Ontario Growth Working Circle, the Education Advisor is empowered to build interest and awareness in Ontario District School Boards and the Education and Mental Health Systems, as well as adapt the program to the Ontario context.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned education, mental health, or community services leader with 10+ years experience. They are a natural networker and willing to build awareness and interest for a school based mental health program. They have hands on experience working with curriculum and will be able to translate Take a Hike’s BC based program to the Ontario context.
Take a Hike is located in Vancouver, BC. This position will be based in Ontario working approximately 10- 15 hours per week from a home office with flexible work hours.
- Knowledge of, and a network in, the Ontario Education and Mental Health systems.
- Excellent relationship building skills.
- Ability to adapt a BC based mental health program to the Ontario context.
- Ability to work independently, keeping the CEO informed of progress.
- Review Take a Hike’s Ontario Growth Strategy and promotional materials and make recommendations for improvements.
- Build awareness and interest for Take a Hike with through direct contact of senior leadership in Ontario District School Boards in the Golden Horseshoe.
- Represent Take a Hike at relevant meeting and conferences, in some cases along with staff from the organization.
- Identify and build relationships for Take a Hike with key stakeholders in the education and mental health systems.
- Review Take a Hike’s program guidebooks and make recommendations to adapt them to the Ontario context.
QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS:
- 10+ years experience managing complex programming, with at least two years at the executive/ senior manager level.
- Significant experience working within/ alongside the Ontario education and mental health systems.
- Prior experience contracting and working independently is considered an asset.
COMPENSATION AND TERMS:
This is a temporary contract position starting as soon as possible and running to the end of December 2023, with possibility for extension beyond that date. Weekly hours will be flexible, and we estimate an average of maximum of 15 hours per week and will start as soon as possible. Hourly consultant fees are flexible; however, we estimate in the range of $100-$150 per hour.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL:
If this role is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gordon Matchett, Chief Executive Officer at email@example.com. Our commitment to reconciliation can be found on our website here. conducted, on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to submit early.
Take a Hike values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at Take a Hike means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. Individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous, racialized Canadians, or candidates with lived experience in mental health are encouraged to consider this opportunity.
Our commitment to reconciliation can be found on our website here.