Superintendent of Schools

The Organization: School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky)

Nestled in the recreation-rich Sea to Sky corridor, just 45 minutes from Vancouver, SD48 serves approximately 5,000 students. SD48 is honoured to be teaching within a number of culturally vibrant communities, from Furry Creek to D'Arcy, including the main centres of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton. The District also serves six First Nation communities: Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samhquam Ucwalmicw, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and the Metis, Inuit, and Off-Reserve Nations. SD48 welcomes a growing immigrant population and over 200 international students annually. Provided with an abundance of active learning opportunities, the District’s students love to learn here!

To learn more, please visit SD48’s website.

The Opportunity: Superintendent of Schools

The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the District, reporting directly to the Board of Education, and is accountable to it for the conduct, operation, and results of the District. All Board authority delegated to District staff is delegated through the Superintendent. The Superintendent is entrusted with the improvement of student achievement, ensuring that the organization, administration, supervision, and evaluation of all educational programs, business, and operations in the District are designed and aligned to support this priority. The Superintendent is also accountable to the Minister of Education and is committed to ensuring compliance with all legal, fiscal and regulatory statutes and requirements in the province of BC. The Superintendent is responsive to multiple stakeholder groups throughout the District’s community.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Executive level leadership and deep operational management experience in a school district or similar public sector organization;
  • Experience and genuine alignment with supporting Indigenous learners, implementing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, and implementing Indigenous ways of knowing across the District;
  • Ability to lead diverse, high performing teams; displays courageous leadership and drives accountability;
  • Fluency with information technology, computerized financial systems, and excellent analytical skills;
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships with the Board of Education, community, government officials, Indigenous partners, and stakeholder groups;
  • Exemplary interpersonal and people development skills at the individual and group level; and
  • Experience in media relations, communication and public speaking, and conflict resolution.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here

Contact: Nick Lay or Tony Kirschner
Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422


Superintendent of Schools (CEO)

Vancouver School Board

Location: Vancouver, BC

The Board of Education acknowledges and respects that the Vancouver School Board operates on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge the three Host Nations as Rights and Title holders and with them, we are committed to providing the highest quality learning experience for all students, helping them to reach their intellectual, social, aesthetic, and physical potential in a safe and inclusive environment.

The Vancouver School District is a progressive and culturally diverse district. It is the second largest school district in British Columbia and is among the most inclusive public-school systems in Canada with an annual enrolment of approximately 50,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12, over 9,000 educators and staff and an annual budget in excess of $640 million.

The trustees on the Board of Education look forward to working with a new Superintendent of Schools as they continue their work to inspire student success by providing innovative, caring, and responsive learning environments. Their goal is to serve the needs of each student and foster their potential so they may self-actualize who they wish to become. The District actively implements policies and programs to ensure all students have equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist learning environments.

The Superintendent of Schools, as the chief executive officer of the District, reports directly to the elected Board of Education and is accountable for the efficient and effective operation of the District. In this highly visible role, the Superintendent is responsible for implementing the requirements of the School Act, organizing, administering, supervising and evaluating all educational programs, as well as overseeing the business operations of the District. Working within a highly collaborative and collegial school district, the Superintendent communicates consistently with the three Host Nations, the Urban Indigenous community, fourteen stakeholder groups and the broader community.

A strategic senior educational leader with a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of an urban school district, the new Superintendent will bring a successful track record of leading in a large and diverse school district. The Superintendent will ensure that learning environments contribute to the development of skills and habits in students that prepare them to contribute to a healthy and prosperous society as well as a sustainable economy as defined in the Mandate for the Educated Citizen in the Ministry of Education's Vision for Student Success.

To explore this opportunity further, please click Apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.


Secretary Treasurer

Are you interested in becoming part of a Division that is committed to collaboration, mentorship and embracing changes in education? Pembina Hills School Division is seeking a dynamic professional who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students for the position of Secretary Treasurer.

The Division

Pembina Hills School Division is a dynamic and innovative Division with a commitment to its mission - to deliver an excellent education to our students so they become ethical and responsible citizens.

Within our geographic area of Barrhead, Westlock and Swan Hills, Pembina Hills School Division serves 3,800 students in 11 community schools, 2 Hutterite colony schools and 2 outreach centres.

A very unique factor of our Division is that we operate an online school – Vista Virtual School – that serves approximately 500 full-time and 10,000 part-time students across the province.

Please visit our website at

The Position

The Secretary Treasurer is the senior financial officer of the Board, as well as its Corporate

Secretary. Additionally, the Secretary Treasurer maintains responsibility for Operation and Maintenance Services, Capital Projects, Records, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The Secretary Treasurer is responsible directly to the Superintendent for reporting on progress and the achievement of outcomes associated to these areas.

The Candidate

Pembina Hills School Division is seeking an energetic and progressive leader with a commitment to public education and to the Division’s mission, beliefs, and priorities. This individual will have a strong work ethic, be committed to excellence and continuous improvement, be a contributing team player, and will ensure accountability of self and others.

The candidate will have demonstrated integrity, exemplary interpersonal, organizational, technological, communication, and conflict resolution skills and have the ability to proactively represent the Division and its interests with Alberta Education, Alberta Infrastructure and other stakeholders.

The selected candidate will have an accounting designation (CPA – CMA, CGA, CA) and successful senior level financial management experience.

A base salary of $151,000 to $159,000 per year plus a full benefit package is provided. For a view of the position profile, click here.


This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The successful candidate will begin on a date that is mutually beneficial.

For further information, please contact David Garbutt, Superintendent at 780.674.8507

Apply at:

If you require assistance with the application process, please call Simplication @ 1-877-900-5627


  • Your resume should include a list of references with permission for Pembina Hills School Division to contact any or all references.
  • Original Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector (dated within one year) must be provided prior to employment.
  • Original Intervention Record Check (dated within one year) – issued by Child & Family Services Authority must be provided prior to employment.
  • Verification of Education and relative experience is required.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.