Executive Officer/Superintendent of Human Resources and Staff Well-Being
Start Date: November 1, 2023
About the Board
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is committed to learning, equity, engagement and innovation, guided by its mission to empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. Proudly serving a community of approximately 51,000 students in the City of Hamilton and surrounding area, HWDSB operates across 84 elementary schools, 13 secondary schools and 1 Adult Learning Centre, in addition to providing support and service to approximately 8,800 staff members. The Executive Officer/Superintendent of Human Resources and Staff Well-Being (EO/SO) will lead all aspects of the HWDSB’s Human Resources Department in our complex, multi-union, public sector environment.
At HWDSB, staff wellness is a priority. We are committed to co-creating and fostering an environment where staff feel safe, valued, and supported. We are continuously striving to foster and maintain a culture of human rights and support the needs of our diverse community.
Our holistic Staff Wellness program has been designed to support employee’s well-being in all dimensions of health. As one part of this comprehensive program, all staff as well as their dependents have access to free and confidential supports through our Employee and Family Assistance Provider (EFAP), in addition to many other program components.
About the Role
The EO/SO is crucial to attaining the Board’s strategic objectives as set out in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, through expert leadership in human resources management, staffing, recruiting, labour relations, employment law, disability and attendance management, health and safety, professional development, and succession planning. he EO/SO must lead with a commitment to both the HWDSB’s Human Rights and Equity Policy and the Indigenous Education Circle Strategic Action Plan.
The EO/SO fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment that inspires and supports staff development, learning, creates safe, healthy, inclusive, and engaging environments, and most importantly, supports student success.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Business Services, the EO/SO will provide recommendations and support to the HWDSB’s Executive Council and both school and system leaders. The incumbent will have at least two direct reports and will be responsible for the leadership of a team of over 35 staff.
Imagine what you could do at HWDSB.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Fulfill requirements of the role as defined by the Education Act and HWDSB policies and procedures.
- Identify all human resource matters that require the attention of Executive Council and Trustees and act as the primary conduit of these matters to Executive Council.
- Provide direction and strategic advice to members of Executive Council on matters pertaining to the execution of human resources policies, collective agreements and legislative obligations.
- Develop and sustain productive working relationships with all members of Executive Council, school administrators, system leaders and union officials to support positive labour relations while honouring sector best practices, legislative and legal parameters, common law and arbitral procedural jurisprudence, and fiscal accountability.
- Serve as the Lead Negotiator for negotiations with bargaining units and for handling grievances, arbitration and contract management.
- Identify, develop and promote human resources practices that support system leaders and influence instructional and organizational improvement.
- Establish and implement programs and practices to support a safe and healthy working environment.
- Establish and implement policies and procedures to support school and system leadership development.
- Monitor employee performance appraisal processes to ensure compliance with Ministry legislation and Board policy.
- Establish and implement recruitment and selection processes to identify and hire exemplary candidates with a diversity of rich experiences that reflect the students, families and communities that we serve.
- Liaise with Executive Council in the staffing, placement, and transfer of school administrators, management personnel, and support staff.
- Administer elementary and secondary teacher staffing processes in collaboration with Superintendents of Student Achievement to ensure compliance with collective agreements and legislation.
Align the functions of the Human Resources department and facilitate the development of the department’s action plan to support the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.
Develop and manage the Human Resources’ annual departmental budget, ensuring alignment with the HWDSB’s strategic directions and fiscal restraints; and
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Proven senior level leadership, management, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Senior human resources management experience in a complex, multi-union, public sector environment.
- Extensive knowledge of Indigenous Education (e.g., Indigenous Sovereignty), human rights, and inclusion principles, particularly as it applies to recruitment, the duty to accommodate and workplace investigations.
- Progressive experience in contract negotiations, grievances, arbitration, collective agreement administration and interpretation, human rights, and Ontario Labour Relations proceedings, and workplace harassment investigations in a comparable setting.
- CHRP, CHRL, or CHRE certification or equivalent, is required. Applicants with the ability to obtain one of these certifications within two years of appointment to the position will be considered.
- A bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration or equivalent or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- Related post-graduate education is an asset; and
- Supervisory Officer’s Certificate or the ability to obtain within two years of appointment to the position.
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HWDSB is located on ancestral Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land as determined by the Dish with One Spoon treaty. The Dish with One Spoon wampum belt represents the treaty relationship between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishinaabe with respect to sharing the land and resources thereon. The intent of this agreement is for all nations sharing this territory to do so responsibly, respectfully and sustainably in perpetuity. We respect the longstanding relationships with the local Indigenous communities, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River.
Employment Equity Statement
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is committed to building inclusive learning and working environments where students see themselves reflected in the curriculum, staff population, physical surroundings and the broader community. HWDSB’s mission is to empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. Guided by this mission, HWDSB strives to build a workforce that embodies the values of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion, while reflecting and welcoming the diverse and distinct identities, experiences and needs of our students and our communities.
HWDSB seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, and who will contribute to the vision of creating inclusive and equitable outcomes. HWDSB especially invites and welcomes applications from:
Indigenous Peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples).
Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; (e.g., Black and racialized communities, immigrant communities, etc.)
Persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities.
Persons who identify as women; and
Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. (i.e., Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+)
As part of HWDSB’s commitment to employment equity and removing barriers to groups that have faced and continue to face barriers in employment, we invite all applicants to complete a voluntary question(s) that collects identity-based information. The voluntary question(s) is on the Apply to Education application page for this position.
HWDSB is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, based on any human rights protected grounds. If you require accommodation, please notify us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Applicant Self-Identification Form
The information collected on this form is used to monitor HWDSB’s progress toward our equity goals including our commitment to diversity in HWDSB recruitment and hiring practices. We are committed to the security and confidentiality of information under our control, and to the protection of privacy with respect to personal and confidential information that is collected, used, disclosed and retained in the system (Policy 1.6 - Privacy). Information on this form is collected pursuant to Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan (Ministry of Education) and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Access to this form is restricted to specific individuals in Human Resources. The Research and Analytics Department will use aggregate data from all the forms (not individual data) for internal reporting. Their access and use of the data is governed by MFIPPA and ethical research practices. Applicant Self-Identification Forms will be maintained in the Human Resources job competition file and securely destroyed 6 years after the job posting in accordance with general records retention principles. If you prefer not to answer any of the questions, you can select “prefer not to answer”. This in no way affects your application or the applicant selection process. If you have questions or concerns about this form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/ DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLICS SCHOOL BRANCH
FULL-TIME EXCLUDED POSITION
LOCATION – Stratford Branch Office
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Public Schools Branch is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. The Public Schools Branch is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The Director of the Public Schools Branch is responsible for providing visionary leadership and strategic direction to ensure the overall success and growth of the PSB. This position requires a strong educational background, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders. The Director will oversee the implementation of policies, programs, and initiatives that promote academic excellence, student achievement, and a positive learning environment.
- Provide strategic leadership and direction to the school board, ensuring alignment with the board's mission, vision, and goals.
- Develop and implement policies, procedures, and programs that support the educational needs of students and promote a safe and caring school culture.
- Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, PSB Directors, administrators, teachers, staff, community members and external stakeholders, to establish and communicate the board's strategic priorities and goals.
- Oversee the implementation of curriculum, instructional practices, assessment strategies that promote student success and student wellbeing.
- Manage the board's budget and resources effectively, ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability.
- Recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified staff members. Strive for diversity in the workplace by recruiting a workforce inclusive of different backgrounds including gender, socioeconomic, culture diversity and abilities. Providing ongoing professional development and support.
- Foster positive relationships with board of trustees, parents, community members, local government officials, and other stakeholders to promote collaboration and engagement in the educational process.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies related to education, student safety, and employee rights.
- Monitor and evaluate the performance of schools and staff members, providing feedback and support as needed to drive continuous improvement.
- Stay informed about current educational trends, research, policies/procedures and best practices, and incorporate this knowledge into decision-making processes, policies and procedures.
- Represent the school board at community events, meetings, and conferences, to build relationships and to advocate for the board's interests and promote its achievements.
- Positive solution building with students, parents, staff, and community members to address and resolve conflicts, concerns, and complaints in a timely and effective manner.
- Collaborate with other school boards, educational organizations, and government departments and agencies to share best practices and resources.
- Maintain open and transparent communication with all stakeholders, providing regular updates on board initiatives, achievements, and challenges.
- Stay abreast of legislative changes and policy updates that may impact the school board, advocating for the board's needs and interests.
- Master’s degree in Education or a related field.
- Must have or be eligible to hold a PEI Teachers certificate 6.
- Must have a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in public education.
- Proven experience as a school administrator, with a track record of successful leadership and achievement.
- Strong knowledge of educational policies, practices, and regulations.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
- Creative problem solving and positive solution building.
- Critical thinking using different perspectives.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives.
- Proven systems thinking skills and experience.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget development and oversight.
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Knowledge of current educational trends, research, and best practices.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Must have a satisfactory criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check.
The successful candidate must possess leadership competencies that are essential for guiding and inspiring others, making strategic decisions, and driving organizational success.
- Visionary Leadership: The ability to create and communicate a compelling vision for the organization, inspiring others to work towards a common goal.
- Strategic Thinking: The capacity to think critically and strategically, analyzing complex situations, identifying opportunities, and developing effective plans and strategies.
- Decision-Making: The skill to make timely and informed decisions, considering multiple perspectives, relevant information, weighing alternatives, and assessing potential risks and benefits.
- Communication: The ability to effectively convey ideas, information, and expectations to individuals and groups, using clear and concise language, active listening, and non-verbal cues.
- Emotional Intelligence: The capacity to recognize, understand, and manage one's own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. This includes empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
- Adaptability: The willingness and ability to embrace change, adapt to new circumstances, and lead others through transitions.
- Collaboration and Teamwork: The skill to work effectively with others, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, and leveraging the strengths of team members to achieve shared goals.
- Influencing and Persuasion: The ability to influence and persuade others, using effective communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to gain support and commitment.
- Accountability: The willingness to take ownership of one's actions and decisions, accepting responsibility for outcomes, and holding oneself and others accountable for performance.
- Resilience: The ability to bounce back from setbacks, overcome obstacles, and maintain a positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges.
- Ethical Leadership: The commitment to act with integrity, honesty, and fairness, making ethical decisions and modeling ethical behavior for others.
- Equity and Justice-centered: Lead others to advocate for more innovative and creative ways to cultivate socially just learning environments.
- Continuous Learning: The mindset of ongoing learning and development, seeking new knowledge, skills, and perspectives to enhance leadership effectiveness.
Salary Range: $63.32-79.16 /hr (Excluded Level 29)
Bi-Weekly Hours: 75 hrs
Closing Date: Oct 6, 2023, 4:00 pm
Competition Number: 159196
Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Where possible, submitting an electronic resume or job application is preferred on Jobspei.ca. Otherwise, please return an application form quoting the Posting ID # to: Human Resources – Stratford office, Public Schools Branch, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE C1B 2V7 or mail to: P.O. Box 8600, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8V7.
Superintendent of Human Resources
Play a leading role at the helm of an innovative and service-oriented Human Resources team, 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 boards of education in Ontario, covering Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex Counties, and including the City of London. With approximately 84,000 students, more than 11,900 teachers, principals and support staff, and an operating budget of $1.1 Billion, the Board is also one of the largest employers in southwestern Ontario.
As Superintendent of Human Resources, you will be a key member of the Board’s senior leadership team, guiding the department to proactively meet the needs of Board staff, Trustees and students. You are a strategic and systems thinker who enjoys building capacity in employees and promotes equitable practices.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Organizational Support Services, you will provide strategic Human Resources advice to senior and mid-management staff, with a focus on ensuring organizational effectiveness and the achievement of departmental goals. Acting as the Board’s Chief Negotiator regarding collective bargaining agreements, you will be the lead on grievance decisions, arbitration, collective agreements, employment contract interpretation and negotiations.
A transformational HR professional, you believe in continuous improvement and have a modernization mindset for systems and technologies. Talent management is a top priority for this Superintendent as the Board continues to invest in its’ people and culture. You will be a trusted advisor to Principals, Vice Principals and Managers on a variety of issues, ranging from performance management and progressive discipline to workplace investigations, CAS and the resolution of workplace conflict. Senior leadership and strategic planning expertise are required in the following key portfolios:
- Employee Relations
- Abilities and Wellness
- Health and Wellness
- Talent Management
- System Staff Development
The ideal candidates will hold a bachelor's degree in human resources management, business or a related field, complemented by a relevant Master's degree and/or a CHRP designation as well as 10 years of progressive human resources experience. To be considered for the role of Superintendent of Human Resources, you must have relevant experience in fostering and implementing Indigenous & Equity, Diversity & Inclusion frameworks with a proven track record of innovation and impact on an organization-wide scale. Preferably, you have 5+ years' experience in contract negotiations, grievances, arbitration, collective agreement administration and interpretation, human rights and Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings, and workplace harassment investigations in a comparable setting.
To apply to this senior role in HR administration, submit your resume to Phelps by clicking: bit.ly/432Dk5N
Application Deadline: September 25, 2023.
401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416 364 6229
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND SECRETARY
The District School Board of Niagara acknowledges: “that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and it is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spool Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.” – DSBN Land Acknowledgement
The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is seeking an outstanding educator and leader to become its new Director of Education commencing in January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading Board focused on student success and well-being in a desirable place to live/work within the Province.
The DSBN is a supportive, innovative community that is focused on doing what’s best for students, and helps everyone achieve success. As a progressive system, DSBN proudly serves over 41,000 students across almost 96 elementary and secondary schools in Niagara, located between Lake Erie in the South and Lake Ontario to the North. Employing almost 2,500 teachers and more than 1,900 support staff, DSBN believes that every individual involved in its system – from students, staff and volunteers to trustees, families and community partners – has an important contribution to make to the learning, growth, and well-being of DSBN students.
Reporting to and supporting the elected board of eleven (11) trustees, the Director of Education will provide leadership to a dedicated team of supervisory officers and staff system-wide to ensure that the Board’s vision, “Learning and Growing Together”, and exciting new Strategic Plan 2023-2028 “Redefining Excellence”, are achieved through the successful execution and implementation of five Strategic Priorities: Learning; Belonging; Thriving; Walking Together; and Spaces. For further information on DSBN, visit: www.dsbn.org
A detailed candidate profile for the role is currently under development. Requests for further information about the Board or role can be obtained by contacting Jordene Lyttle at Jordene.email@example.com or (416) 850-1650 or Marilyn Gouthro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (807) 626-6042. Candidates are ultimately asked to submit: a detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with a list of four (4) references (who will not be contacted without prior consent) to email@example.com quoting project DSBN2023 on or before 12:00 noon on Friday September 29, 2023. All applications and inquiries will be treated as confidential.
Promeus Inc. and DSBN 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. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. Please advise us of any accommodation measures you may require during the selection process. Information received relating to the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.