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SOQP Facilitator

OPSOA is pleased to announce that our organization is obtaining accreditation status from the Ontario College of Teachers to offer additional qualification courses. OPSOA will therefore be offering the Supervisory Officer Qualification Program (SOQP) modules in the near future. It is the intent that OPSOA would be offering one module at a time for our first year.

To manage the process of offering SOQP for our organization, OPSOA will be hiring a SOQP Facilitator. Please share this posting with recently retired OPSOA members and members retiring by August 31, 2020 who may be interested in leading the Supervisory Officer Qualification Program for OPSOA.

Qualifications

  • A retired OPSOA Member, no more than three (3) years from date of retirement at time of hire.
  • A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers or with the appropriate professional regulatory body.
  • A minimum five (5) years experience as a Supervisory Officer in Ontario.
  • Experience in a variety of portfolios and responsibilities.
  • Experience with facilitating adult learning.
  • Experience with demonstrating a deep understanding of equity, anti-oppression, and anti-racism.
  • Experience being a formal mentor e.g. SOQP, OPSOA.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the creation and delivery of the four instructional modules and leadership practicum following the criteria outlined in the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program Guideline, July 2017.
  • Hires, in collaboration with the OPSOA Executive, SOQP Module Mentors and course developers.
  • Trains and evaluates SOQP Module Mentors and course developers.
  • Provides training and resources to support the SOQP Advisory Committee in their advisory capacity.
  • Receives feedback and candidate evaluation from SOQP Module Mentors, candidates and Senior Teams from Boards of Education regarding recommendations related to course content, method of instruction, timelines and relevancy.
  • Conducts regular reviews and revisions of module content and presenters with the SOQP Advisory Committee.
  • Monitors candidate completion of modules and leadership practicum.
  • Liaises regularly with Registrar as to candidate progress and completion of SOQP.
  • Reviews a candidate's performance when concerns with program requirements are raised by the SOQP Module Mentors.
  • Responds to appeals of unsatisfactory evaluation results.
  • Provides monthly reports to the OPSOA Board of Directors and SOQP Advisory Committee.
  • Collaborates with OPSOA Executive Director, Treasurer and accountant on SOQP budget and financial transactions.
  • Participates on OPSOA Professional Learning Committee.
  • Markets the OPSOA SOQP offerings with school boards and education networks.
  • Other duties as they arise/assigned.

Term and Salary

The position begins September 1, 2020. The term of this role will be three (3) years with an option to re-apply for the position once. The salary for this position is $500 plus HST to a maximum of 60 days. An extension to the number of days assigned to this role may be granted by the OPSOA Executive and will be reviewed annually. Questions regarding the role may be directed to OPSOA Executive Director, Joy Badder at joy@opsoa.org.

Applications

Educators applying for the position of SOQP Facilitator will be required to submit a cover letter, Resume, Ontario College of Teachers Certification (Academic Supervisory Officers) or Ministry of Education (Business Supervisory Officers) and two professional references with permission to contact. Application packages should be submitted to Freyja Phillips at fphillips@opsoa.org by 12 pm on August 21, 2020.

Applicants selected to be interviewed will be asked to participate in an online interview the afternoon of Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

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Associate Director of Corporate Services and Treasurer

Are you ready to be part of a dynamic senior team that believes in service to others? An innovator who understands the importance of business strategy to support equity in education? A skilled collaborator who invites discussion with diverse stakeholders?

If this sounds like you, you may be interested in a senior leadership opportunity at one of the largest, growing school boards in Ontario and Durham Region's second largest employer!

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB operates with a budget of $910 million, including capital which serves a school population of more than 72,000 regular day students, through 132 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. Our mission is to create an equitable, dynamic and innovative school system and our vision is that our schools are places where everyone will succeed in a culture of high expectations.

The demographic landscape of Durham Region has changed and is continuing to change. Part of the DDSB's Equity and Strategic Plan is to cultivate climates where staff, students and families from many communities and social realities feel valued and optimistic about their involvement in the organization.

We are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of Corporate Services and Treasurer of the Board. In this supervisory role, you will be a member of the senior management team that provides leadership to support the Board's mission and vision through the strategic plan. Reporting to the Director of Education, you will provide leadership to a team of direct reports in the areas of finance, facilities services, transportation and IT. Success leading teams and managing system-level change initiatives is a key priority.

As part of the senior administrative team, you will serve as a member of the Director's Executive Council and attend Board and Committee meetings. You will also provide direction, and monitor, guide and ensure the efficient and effective use of fiscal resources that will enable the Board to meet its goals as outlined in 'Ignite Learning', the multi-year strategic plan.

Qualifications:

  • In accordance with Regulation 309 (Supervisory Officers) Section 2.1 (1) Business Supervisory Officer qualifications, you will hold a Chartered Professional Accountant designation [CPA (CA, CMA, CGA)], accompanied by an acceptable post-secondary degree.
  • Completion of the Ontario Business Supervisory Qualifications Program (SOQP) or eligibility to successfully complete the program within 2 years.

In addition, you will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Superior interpersonal, communication, team-building and management skills.
  • Systems thinking.
  • Knowledge, skills and personal and professional attributes as identified in the Ontario Leadership Framework.
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of demonstrated successful leadership.

The above criteria will be used by the selection team to develop a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed. In accordance with Board Policy 4112.1, the Hiring Committee will be comprised of Trustees and Superintendents.

To apply for this senior mandate in the Durham District School Board, please submit your application for Posting #2886828, including your curriculum vitae, by 4:30 pm, August 21, 2020, to:

Kristen Lloyd

Administrative Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer e-mail: kristen.lloyd@ddsb.ca

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your

Superintendent of Education - First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) 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. KPRDSB 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.

As a key strategic priority and value of the Board, KPRDSB is currently inviting applications for the position of Superintendent of Education: First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education. This position will have responsibility for working with First Nations, as well as Métis and Inuit communities, organizations, students and families to support student achievement, advance truth and reconciliation within the board; as well as create and implement curriculum and programs to build knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous history, culture, perspectives and contributions. In addition to these system responsibilities, the role will also have responsibility for overseeing a Family of Schools, as well as other responsibilities as designated by the Director of Education to achieve the board's mission and vision. The successful candidate will ideally assume the position as soon as possible at a mutually negotiated date as soon as possible.

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 from diverse backgrounds.

To confidentially apply, please submit (in a single PDF file) a covering letter and résumé, along with a list of three (3) preliminary professional references (including your current supervisor) to Project #KPRSO22020 no later than 12 noon on August 24, 2020 to: resumes@promeus.ca. 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 mgouthro@tbaytel.net / (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.

Volunteer Community Member – Audit Committee

The Peel District School Board is seeking one (1) volunteer community member with financial expertise and business knowledge, to serve on its Audit Committee for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2020.

The Audit Committee is comprised of three (3) Trustees and two (2) independent members drawn from the community at large. The primary role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its duties related to governance and oversight. The duties of the Audit Committee fall under the following key areas: financial reporting process; internal control framework; risk management practices; performance and function of the Board’s internal and external auditors; and Board’s compliance with its obligations under legislation. The Committee meets at least three (3) times a year, plus ad hoc meetings as required. Formal training will be provided to all Committee members to clarify roles and responsibilities of audit committees for the school board sector.

Candidate Eligibility

  • Applicants must have sufficient accounting, senior financial management or other relevant business experience to understand public sector accounting and auditing standards.
  • The applicant must not be a current employee or officer of the Board or of any other district school board or school authority.
  • The applicant must not have a parent, child or spouse currently employed by the Board.

Submission of Applications

Suitably qualified candidates interested in serving on the Audit Committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume, by 4:00 p.m. on August 25, 2020, to Polly Chhina, Assistant to Jaspal Gill, Associate Director of Operational Support Services, at polly.chhina@peelsb.com.

Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by a selection committee. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 155,000 students in 257 schools.

For more information about the Peel District School Board, please visit www.peelschools.org.

For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal background check prior to the commencement of any 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 background check as soon as possible.

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.


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