Superintendent of Equity and Community Services
As a strategic leader with a passion for equity and inclusion, you welcome this exciting opportunity to support the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in its commitment and continuous work in promoting equity and inclusivity.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Instruction and Equity, you will provide leadership in strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement in Board programs and departments. A collaborative leader with a track record of organization-wide change, you will work proactively and closely with the Board’s senior team in supporting the PDSB Mission, Vision and Values, and in developing and executing the Board’s Multi-Year Plan, the Director’s Annual Plan, and the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement.
As Superintendent of Equity and Community Services, you will provide system-wide oversight, leadership and strategic direction in equity and community services, including system-wide oversight of Accessibility, especially around compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This high- impact mandate also involves providing strategic oversight and visioning of PDSB’s equity planning, and ensuring that learning and working environments are both equitable and free of all employment barriers.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
With a Supervisory Officer’s Certificate, and a minimum of ten (10) years’ demonstrated successful leadership experience at a senior level, you possess the skills, knowledge, and personal and professional attributes identified in the Ontario Leadership Framework. As Superintendent of Equity and Community Services, you will also bring to the table the following experience, knowledge and skill set:
- Superior interpersonal, communication, collaborative decision-making and team-building skills;
- Significant knowledge, experience and passion for equity and inclusion strategies, initiatives and practices;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code (including special, competing rights), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Employment Equity Act, the Education Act, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, and the Teaching Profession Act;
- Good understanding of the Employment Standards Act;
- Successful track record in leading equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives within a large public sector and unionized organization;
- Proven track record of strategic leadership in an organizational-wide change process;
- A thorough understanding of anti-racism and cultural diversity frameworks; and
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
- Demonstrable understanding of, and sensitivity to, the student experience, educational opportunity and employment within a broader anti-racism and cultural diversity strategy that will also include all other protected grounds.
- Successful completion of interdisciplinary approaches to social justice with emphasis in disability studies and/or social advocacy.
Salary range: $165,145 - $182,072 per annum
To view full details and to apply for this Superintendent of Equity and Community Services position, please complete an online application through www.applytoeducation.ca. Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2020.
The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 155,000 students in 257 schools.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates.
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.
The Peel District School Board is 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.
Project Lead - Supporting Principals to Address Challenges in Retention and Professional Support of French as a Second Language Teachers
Contract ends March 31, 2021
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) has been approved to lead a project that addresses the issues of the FSL teacher shortage as part of the FSL teacher recruitment and retention strategy funded in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Province of Ontario. This project is a 3-year initiative, which will be approved on a year-to-year basis depending on the successful completion of annual deliverables. This initiative, Supporting Principals to Address Challenges in Retention and Professional Support of French as a Second Language Teachers, recognizes the important role of school administrators in facilitating FSL teacher retention
and professional support. The overall 3-year goal is to facilitate school administrator engagement to share innovative practices and ultimately build a compendium of strategies that positively affect FSL teacher retention. The successful candidate will be supported by OPC/CPCO association leads for the project and will report to the OPSBA Director of Program Policy/ Project Manager.
Specific responsibilities for Year 1 of this project include coordinating, monitoring and reporting on:
- expansion of the offering of the current on-line module developed by OPC/CPCO to support school administrators titled, Leading a French Immersion School to include all FSL programs (including core French) in both dual track and single track schools to promote teacher retention;
- integration of modules into existing Additional Qualifications courses/programs;
- school administrator participation levels in the module(s) and summary feedback;
- raising awareness of the resources that currently exist for school principals to support FSL teachers and programs;
- completion of two brief interim and one final comprehensive report due January 31, 2021 as outlined in the project workplan.
In addition the project lead will:
- guide and support the work of the project researcher to:
- develop a research plan that includes a review of current relevant literature, and a methodology to gather effective leadership practices that support the retention of FSL teachers in Ontario and nationally;
- complete a report of findings to be incorporated into the project’s final report.
- be responsible to:
- meet with the OPSBA project manager and the project researcher on a biweekly basis or as required to provide progress updates regarding workplan milestones/timelines, status of the research and reports to date;
- regularly liaise with OPC/CPCO association leads and other related staff to help coordinate workplan activities.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Graduate level degree with a focus in educational research methods, and demonstrated report writing skills is an asset
- Minimum 8 to 10 years of recent leadership experience in public education (retired/retiring school and system leaders)
- Understanding of both English Catholic and English public education systems
- Experience with leading and supporting FSL teachers and FSL programs to optimize teacher retention
- Experience supervising staff and understanding project budgets is required
- Excellence in a range of professional abilities including but not limited to: organization, communication, facilitation, collaboration, digital tools/virtual platforms and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, progressive, multi-faceted environment
SALARY: $ 45,000.00 plus HST. Duties are to commence as soon as possible.
Applications in writing, including a cover letter and resumé, no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 17, 2020. Please submit documentation to Judith Nyman at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Superintendent of Education: Student Achievement
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) is a progressive and dynamic organization that puts student success at the forefront, through a commitment to academic achievement, and the development of citizenship, personal, social, and life skills. KPR offers a world-class education for approximately 33,000 students in 91 schools spread across a diverse jurisdiction spanning over 7,000 square kilometers in the Municipality of Clarington, Northumberland and Peterborough counties, City of Quinte West/Murray Ward.
KPR is currently inviting applications for the position of Superintendent of Education: Student Achievement, with responsibility for the improvement of student achievement in K-12 families of schools, in addition to system-wide responsibilities, as assigned by the Director of Education. KPR’s supervisory officers play a critical role in the achievement of the board’s mission by demonstrating high expectations for student learning, leadership, strategic decision-making, managerial effectiveness collaboration and professionalism. The successful candidate will ideally assume the position by September 2020.
A valid Ontario Supervisory Officer certificate is required, with applicants completing qualifications also eligible for consideration. KPRDSB is committed to a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the people of Ontario and across the communities we serve. KPRDSB encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.
To confidentially apply, please submit a covering letter and résumé, along with a list of three (3) preliminary professional references (including your current supervisor) to Project #KPRSSA2020 no later than 4 p.m. on June 29, 2020 to: email@example.com. Please note that NO references will be contacted without your prior consent. Requests for additional information, and/or confidential suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may be submitted by contacting Marilyn Gouthro at firstname.lastname@example.org / (807) 626-6042. Given the significant impact of COVID-19, the planned recruitment/selection process and timelines for the search may be modified to ensure individual and community safety. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential.
Superintendent, Facility Services and Capital Planning
Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB)
An opportunity for an experienced senior manager of people and resources, a leader who can affect and influence change, and is ready to play a mission critical role in ensuring that the Thames Valley District School Board can "build each student's tomorrow, every day".
Thames Valley District School Board is one of the largest district school boards in Ontario, covering Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex Counties, and including the City of London. With approximately 74,000 secondary and elementary students, supported by more than 7,600 teachers, principals and support staff, the Board is also one of the largest employers in southwestern Ontario. Thames Valley currently operates 132 elementary and 27 secondary schools, with an operating budget in excess of $900- million, translating into a complex mandate for the new Superintendent of Facility Services and Capital Planning.
In this key executive leadership role, you will support schools in achieving the Board's mission of 'We build each student's tomorrow, every day'', and vision which states ''The Thames Valley learning community inspires innovation, embraces diversity, and celebrates achievements - a strong foundation for all students." With these goals in mind, you will provide leadership and support in the areas of Custodial, Facility Operations, Maintenance, Building Renewal, Student Enrolment Planning, Pupil Accommodation Reviews, Capital Construction and all other related Property matters.
Reporting to the Associate Director and Treasurer - Organizational Support Services, and as an integral member of the senior administrative management team, you will ensure the delivery of custodial, facility, operations and maintenance services to Board schools and administrative facilities - whether provided in-house or by external contractors. You will direct and oversee the day-to-day management of Facility Services as well as major school renewal installations and upgrades to the facilities infrastructures.
Your sizeable portfolio as Superintendent also includes responsibility for contract negotiations and legal agreements related to your areas of accountability, environmental control and energy management through oversight of the effective development. operation and upgrading of energy systems, and the acquisition and sale of property. Reviewing and updating the Master Capital Plan, leading Pupil Accommodation Reviews and serving as Chair of the Capital Planning Coordinating Committee will be other integral aspects of your mandate.
A demonstrated leader who can work effectively in a collaborative decision-making environment, you bring superior interpersonal, communication, team-building and management skills, innovate thinking, and a proven ability to engage community members and to effect and influence change. Your strengths in human and financial resources management will be evident as you provide leadership for approximately 650 Facility Services staff (FTE), including custodial, maintenance, supervisors, coordinators and support staff, and see to the development of the annual Facility Services budget more than $80-million for school operations and $49.1-million for school renewal/condition.
All candidates must either hold Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications or be eligible for direct entry into a Supervisory Officer program. Experience in a senior management role, ideally in a multi-facility/plan site, is essential. Ideally, you will also have a background as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Architect.
For more information or to apply in confidence by 5pm on July 3, 2020 to this executive leadership role, please reach out to Michael Naufal or Collin Ritch at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title and organization in the heading of your email.
The Ontario Principal's Council, in partnership with Ontario Supervisory Officials Association requires instructors/Mentors for the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program.
Practising Supervisory Officers from all publicly funded school systems are invited to apply for positions as SOQP instructors.
Applicants are asked to submit the following information:
- A letter of application (cover letter)
- A curriculum vitae. A letter of reference from a director of education
- Names and contact numbers for two additional references including a practising SO.
Selection Criteria for SOQP Instructors/ MentorsWhen selecting staff for the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program, the following criteria will be considered:
- Is a practising Supervisory Officer with recent and relevant experience
- Is an exemplary school leader, as recognized by peers and supervisors
- Has identified expertise in particular areas of school leadership
- Has a proven record of effective delivery of leadership development programs
- Is dynamic, resourceful, well-read and informed
- Understands and applies theory relevant to school leadership
- Demonstrates a province-wide perspective
- Is an excellent communicator
- Represents one of the four publicly-funded systems in Ontario
- Provides balance among criteria such as, male/female, elementary/secondary, francophone/anglophone, urban/rural, and other appropriate geographic representations
Training for SOQP Instructors
Successful applicants will be expected to take part in staff training
and planning sessions. Planning for the July program occurs in May and
June, dates to be determined.
For the full job posting and application instructions click HERE.