Interim Director of Education

At HWDSB, we have a mission: to empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. We have more than 7,000 staff and each one contributes in their own way to student learning and achievement. We are committed to equity, learning, engagement & innovation. HWDSB proudly serves a community of approximately 50,000 students in the City of Hamilton and surrounding area and operates across 84 elementary schools, 13 secondary schools and 1 Adult Learning Centre

We are proud of our staff and it shows as we celebrate their work and their outside accomplishments. We encourage staff to grow as professionals and as leaders. HWDSB makes positive culture a top priority and is always looking for ways to foster a healthy and supportive workplace.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Interim Director of Education oversees and works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the Associate Director of Support Services, the Associate Director of Learning Services and, all members of the Executive Council in providing service excellence to all system leaders in schools and service departments. The incumbent will hold direct oversight of all Strategic Directions. Fostering positive and effective working relationships within the Board and with the local Indigenous Community, Equity Seeking Groups, Community Partners, Union Partners and the Ministry of Education is expected in the position.

HWDSB is currently seeking an Interim Director Education. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, along with their current C.V. directly to Director of Education, Manny Figueiredo (,

Letters of interest from candidates should clearly identify the following criteria:

  • Identify that the candidate is not planning to apply for the permanent Director position
  • Be available between February 2022 and August 2022 with starting date to be negotiated (number of days per week/month are negotiable)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Hamilton community
  • Demonstrate relevant credentials that meet the requirements for the position of Director*
  • Demonstrate experience managing large, complex organizations
    • Working with diverse stakeholders
    • Experience with unionized stakeholders, honouring Collective Agreements
    • Working with a board (preference with an elected board)

*Bill 197: COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, July 2020 amended the Education Act to remove the requirement that a Director be a former teacher and supervisory officer.

Please note that HWDSB is bound by the exec compensation framework, currently in place by the Ministry of Education as it relates to salary expectations.

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.

Land Acknowledgement

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.


Associate Superintendent

Leadership opportunity with an innovative and growing School District

Adjacent to Victoria on southern Vancouver Island, School District No. 62 (Sooke) is the fastest growing school district on Vancouver Island and one of the fastest growing districts in British Columbia. The District operates in five municipalities: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and the Highlands and acknowledges the traditional territories of the Coast Salish: T’Sou-ke Nation and Scia’new Nation and Nuu-chah-nulth: Pacheedaht Nation. We also recognize some of our schools reside on the traditional territory of Esquimalt Nation and Songhees Nation. The District employs approximately 1,800 educators and support staff and has an operating budget in excess of $120 million with a student population of over 12,000. The District has a Strategic Plan that looks ahead to the future and focuses on three priority areas: learning, engagement and growth. The District is currently seeking to fill the position of Associate Superintendent.

The Associate Superintendent is a key leadership position that works in partnership with two other Associate Superintendents, the Secretary Treasurer, Executive Director, Human Resources and Executive Director, Information Technology to form the District’s Executive Committee. Working under the direction of the Superintendent, the Associate Superintendent is responsible for leading schools, programs, services and initiatives across the District (K-12). The Associate Superintendent also works as part of a team to support the District’s Strategic Plan. The Associate Superintendent will provide leadership in accordance with the BC School Superintendents’ Association Dimensions of Practice: leadership and district culture; policy and governance; communications and community relations; organizational management; curriculum planning and development; and instructional management. We are looking for candidates that:

  • Exercise Self Awareness
  • Strive for Service Excellence
  • Continually Practice a Growth Mindset
  • Focus on Solutions using Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Actively Collaborate
  • Build Relationships
  • Foster Interconnectedness
  • Model Leadership
  • Develop Others
  • Build Community
  • Demonstrate Strong Management and Administrative Skills
  • Use a Systems Thinking Approach
  • Provide a Strategic Focus

If you possess the above qualities, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your education and experience in the following areas:

  • A Masters’ degree in educational leadership or related field.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in education.
  • Valid BC teaching certificate or eligibility with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.
  • A minimum of ten years of recent and successful experience in a leadership position that includes the supervision of staff in a unionized public-school setting and consists of:
    • a minimum of two years leadership experience at the district or ministry level in an excluded management position; and
    • a minimum of three years as a school-based principal.
  • Experience leading programs and initiatives at the district level.
  • Experience fostering engaging, inclusive, diverse and equitable learning and work environments.
  • Experience creating a sense of belonging and connection with Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) in a K-12 setting.
  • Experience leading in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment, BC curriculum preferred.
  • Experience supporting the governance work of the Board of Education.

In addition to clearly demonstrating the above, you must also include the names of three references whom we can contact upon receipt of your application package. References must include your immediate supervisor as well as two other supervisory references who can speak to your leadership skills. Other references may be contacted with your prior permission.

School District No. 62 (Sooke) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment. We believe in a learning and work environment that is welcoming and safe that values, reflects and appreciates differences.

To review the full job description and apply online, please go to Sooke 62 at:

Applications must be submitted on-line by Monday, December 6, 12:00 noon PST.