Director of Education

The Grand Erie District School Board is seeking an outstanding educator and leader to become its new Director of Education, in the summer of 2020.

The new Director of Education will support the Board of Trustees in charting the future of education in the district with the development of a new Multi-Year Strategic Plan. The Director will champion continuous improvement with a lens on innovation and excellence, while sustaining a culture of high expectations for all students and staff. The selected candidate must therefore have a strong track record of improving student, staff and system performance with a focus on equity and inclusion.

Grand Erie District School Board, located in the southern portion of the province of Ontario. The district has a student enrolment of 25,832 students, including 480 on Education Services Agreements. The district has 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools, in rural and urban settings, with 2,735 staff.

Working with a collaborative board of 11 student focused trustees, the Director of Education will provide strategic leadership to a dedicated team of Supervisory Officers and staff, and serve as the chief education officer and secretary of the board. With its excellent reputation as a collegial Board with strong school and community relationships, the Director will continue to build upon existing partnerships to create unique learning experiences for Grand Erie students, and staff.

Candidates will possess an Ontario Supervisory Officers’ Certificate, along with progressive senior leadership experience within a publicly funded school board. The Board is seeking a candidate with exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, along with the ability to provide visionary, inspiring, collaborative and innovative leadership to the Grand Erie learning community.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please forward your resume and covering letter, along with the names of four preliminary references (who will not be contacted without consent) to the executive search consultants listed below prior to April 14, 2020.

Recognizing the significant impact that COVID-19 is having on our world and our ways of doing business, the Board recognizes that the recruitment/selection process may need to be modified to ensure individual and community safety.

A detailed Candidate Profile will be distributed to interested candidates upon request. For additional information, or to discuss your interest in the position please contact either:

Laura Elliott at 226-448-6346 or , or

Wayne Joudrie at 905-320-0142 or

Associate Superintendent

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Superintendent for the Greater Victoria School District #61. Duties to commence on August 1st, 2020.

Mission Statement
We nurture each student’s learning and well-being in a safe, responsive and inclusive learning community.

The Position
Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, the Associate Superintendent is responsible for leading our schools and educational programs with passion and integrity in order to ensure every student has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and pursue their aspirations.

The Candidate
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking an educational leader considered to have demonstrated the ability to develop continuous improvement in student learning at a school and/or district level and who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a deep knowledge of educational practice. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience leading mental health and well-being in an inclusive learning environment. Key attributes include: honesty, integrity, transparency, courage, open-mindedness, approachability and visionary leadership.

The ideal candidate will possess successful, broad-based leadership experience with proven success as a school-based administrator.

In addition, the candidate must, at minimum, hold a master’s degree and qualify for BC teaching certification.

The District
Located in the Garden City of Victoria, British Columbia (population 383,000), the District serves 20,000 students, including 20% in French Immersion, 1500 indigenous students, and 1000 FTE International students.

More information
Please visit the Greater Victoria School District website.

The competition will close on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

Email by Wednesday, April 15, 2020, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of 5 professional references, including applicable contact phone numbers, in a SINGLE pdf document to:

S. Green
Superintendent of Schools
Greater Victoria School District #61

Director(s) of Instruction

Effective August 1, 2020

School District 71 (Comox Valley) is a progressive school district whose mission is to work with all educational partners to develop responsible, compassionate citizens and successful lifelong learners. We provide a comprehensive educational program to 8500 students from Strongstart to grade 12. Our district has a strong history of student scholarships, innovation, and locally developed programs. The School District has 1500 employees, 14 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 K-9 school, 3 secondary schools, 2 alternate schools, the North Island Distance Education School and a

$100 million dollars operating budget.

The Board of Education invites applications for the position of Director of Instruction. The Board is seeking two exceptional educators to join the senior leadership team in supporting success for all students. Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, the Director(s) of Instruction will work collaboratively with the Board, the Superintendent, all members of the senior leadership team, school and district staff, and community leaders in providing excellence in public education. The district is moving to a families of school model where each Director of Instruction will be responsible for a secondary school and its feeder elementary schools. Key responsibilities of the position are successful delivery of K-12 educational programs, student safety and welfare, instruction and assessment, school and district planning, as well as additional district responsibilities which will be decided after the district’s instructional team has been created.

Successful candidates will be recognized as exemplary educational leaders with a strong commitment to lifelong learning. The Director(s) of Instruction will provide leadership in the development of collaborative learning communities and to work closely with school administrators to collaboratively promote and support the District’s Strategic Plan.

Qualifications and attributes for this senior leadership position are:

  • A Master’s degree in Education, leadership or related field
  • Demonstrated excellence as a school principal or as a leader at the district or senior management level, for a minimum of 5 years
  • Strong advocacy of district initiatives that support and enhance student learning
  • Superior communication skills as well as presentation and influencing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and recognized involvement in building effective school and community relations
  • Successful background in strategic, results-focused planning
  • Demonstrated success in project initiation and implementation
  • Ability to manage, budget, and allocate resources that further the mission and goals of the School District
  • Demonstrated commitment to meaningful consultation and collaboration with staff and educational partners
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of labour relations
  • Track record of successfully working with parents, agencies, ministries, and other community members and groups
  • Exemplary skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis management
  • Visible commitment to ethical decision making, life-long learning, and professionalism
  • Broad knowledge of current educational trends, best practices and instructional methods
  • Ability to provide district leadership, strategic insight and policy direction as a member of the senior management team
  • Visionary approach in support of the School District’s Strategic Plan
  • Eligibility for membership in the Teachers Regulations Branch of the Ministry of Education in British Columbia

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume with the name, phone number/email address of three professional references through

There are two vacancies to fill. The competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Applications received prior to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Tuesday March 31, 2020 will be assured careful consideration.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to be held on April 22nd. Successful applicants will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act.

Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Superintendent of Education/Supervisory Officer Qualified Applicants’ Pool 2020 (Revised Timelines)

The Toronto District School Board is creating a Qualified Applicants’ Pool (QAP) for Superintendents. We are seeking high performance educators and leaders with demonstrated knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that anti-oppressive and equitable practices to support student learning and well-being, effective instruction and service excellence are in place throughout the district. Successful Supervisory Officers in the TDSB develop and maintain high levels of engagement with trustees providing support to the Board to govern in a manner that is responsive to its entire community.

The Toronto District School Board serves over 250 000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and over 150 000 Continuing Education learners. Our mission is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being while acquiring the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of a democratic and sustainable society. Through our emphasis on shared leadership and academic optimism, we are creating an enhanced learning culture where knowledgeable and engaged staff can, while ensuring that all students are successful, change the trajectory for our most vulnerable students.

Interested candidates were invited to attend an Information Session with Associate Directors Colleen Russell-Rawlins and Kathy Witherow as well as Executive Superintendent Andrew Gold that served to communicate leadership priorities and guiding principles on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:30PM at the Toronto District School Board, 5050 Yonge Street.

Since that time, with the Ministerial Order to close schools, adjustments have been made. More specifically, the following date changes should be noted:

  • Notices of Intent are now due on Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00PM (previously Monday, March 23)
  • Candidates will now be notified if their Notice of Intent will be endorsed by Tuesday, April 28 at 4:00PM (previously Friday, March 27)
  • Candidates who are endorsed by their immediate Superintendent/Supervisor and the Executive Superintendent (or equivalent position) will provide required materials by Friday, May 8 at 4:00PM (previously Tuesday, April 7)
  • May 20 or 21 - Dialogues take place, Reference Checks (including Resume Validation) ongoing (previously the week of Tuesday, April 21)
  • June 8-12 - Formal interviews (previously May 11-15)
  • June 17 - Board Approval (previously May Board)

Selection Process

  • All applicants should hold a valid Supervisory Officer’s Certificate. (Candidates currently enrolled and completing the Supervisory Officer Qualifications’ Program may apply)
  • Candidates must submit an initial Notice of Intent (Appendix E), a subsequent Confirmation of Intent (Appendix F), Letter of Application, Resume, Recommended Referees Form (to include their Immediate Supervisory Officer/Supervisor) (Appendix G) and a recent performance appraisal (if available).
  • Resumes should highlight the candidate’s demonstrated experiences and competencies relevant to the goals of the Board as set in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, the Ontario Leadership Framework and TDSB’s Equity Leadership Competencies
  • The selection/interview process for candidates is set in Policy(PO55), PR516 Section 6.1 outlines the specific steps
  • External candidates will have their Notice of Intent (Appendix E) signed by their Immediate Superintendent/Supervisor, their subsequent Confirmation of Intent (Appendix F) will be endorsed by their Immediate Supervisor and a TDSB Executive Superintendent (or equivalent)
  • Successful candidates may remain in the QAP for a period of three years.

Please submit the Notice of Intent (Appendix E) to apply by Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00PM to Ann Reina, Executive Assistant to Andrew Gold, Executive Superintendent of Employee Services at with a copy to your immediate superintendent/supervisor. All materials related to this process can be found at the following link on the Toronto District School Board website

All subsequent supporting documents including:

  • Endorsed Confirmation of Intent by the immediate superintendent/supervisor and the Learning Centre Executive Superintendent (or equivalent) (Appendix F)
  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Recent performance appraisal (if available) and
  • Recommended Referee Form (Appendix G)

will be forwarded to Ann Reina, Executive Assistant to Andrew Gold, Executive Superintendent of Employee Services at by Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:00PM.

The Ontario Principal's Council, in partnership with Ontario Supervisory Officials Association requires instructors/Mentors for the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program.

Application Process

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 Process

  • Based on established criteria, applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. This process will include calling candidates' references. Following this initial screening, selected candidates will be invited to take part in an interview process.
  • Selection Criteria for SOQP Instructors/ Mentors
    When 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.