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Director of Education

About the School

The Canadian International School of Egypt (www.cise-egypt.com) is a Pre-School to Grade 12 international school in Cairo, Egypt. CISE provides its 1400+ students with a Canadian education experience leading to the 'Ontario Secondary School Diploma'. The school is approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and listed on the Ontario Ministry of Education website as an Overseas Private School. CISE has been bringing Canadian education to Egypt for over 18 years.

The elementary and secondary principals and the majority of secondary teachers are trained and certified in Canada. The school follows the Ontario curriculum, uses Canadian teaching and classroom management techniques and Canadian learning materials (textbooks, computer software and audio-visual aids). In addition to the regular core subjects taught in English, students study French and Arabic.

CISE is a privately owned for-profit school governed by a Board of Directors.

Mission Statement

The Canadian International School of Egypt is dedicated to working in partnership with parents and students to provide a world-class teaching and learning environment to develop students as inquiring, knowledgeable, creative and caring citizens of a global society.

A Canadian Education in Egypt

The Canadian International School is unique. The school is Canadian in far more than name. It intentionally strives to create an atmosphere and environment that is distinctly Canadian. This does not mean that we are trying to change our Egyptian students and other foreign nationals into Canadians. Rather, our students learn to live in two cultures at the same time and to learn from both.

Facilities

CISE is located in a residential area in Katameya, New Cairo, one of the city's newer suburbs.

The facilities include air-conditioned classrooms and offices; technology in classrooms; computer labs; science labs; library; gymnasium; swimming pool; soccer/football field; tennis courts; basketball courts; volleyball courts; squash courts; medical clinic and a cafeteria.

The Position

The Board of Trustees is seeking a Director for August of 2021, who has the positive energy, commitment and vision to lead and grow the school while embracing the opportunities for education that 21st century living brings.

CISE is looking for a Director who:

  • can articulate a vision for leading the school to the highest levels of excellence in performance in all areas of the school operations
  • has proven leadership capabilities at a system level preferably in Ontario education
  • will respond creatively and productively to a variety of conditions
  • can direct and coordinate all school operations and activities; oversee and manage the school budget, supervise, mentor, evaluate faculty and staff and bring sound instructional and evaluation practices
  • models the highest educational and professional standards
  • thinks creatively, and demonstrates the ability to solve problems and make decisions that reflect the best interests of all concerned parties
  • is a team builder and inspires confidence and trust in others
  • communicates effectively as a speaker and writer
  • has experience reporting to and working with a Board of Trustees in developing, reviewing and implementing a School Strategic Plan, Board Policies and effective administrative procedures
  • has experience in budgeting and will develop an annual budget for Board approval and oversee prudent financial policies, procedures and practices
  • holds an advanced degree with emphasis in education and leadership
  • has a minimum of five years of leadership experience preferably in an Ontario setting and is a current member of the Ontario College of Teachers or holds qualifications to become a member
  • holds Ontario Principal's qualifications or an acceptable alternative professional leadership qualification
  • ideally holds Ontario Supervisory Officer's qualifications

Salary and Benefits

  • The salary will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate but is very competitive in the international school arena.
  • The initial contract period will be three years.
  • Benefits include annual flight from Canada to Egypt for the Director and dependents, a housing allowance, health insurance, five weeks annual vacation, allowance for shipment of effects, CISE tuition fees for dependent children, a professional development allowance and provision of a vehicle and driver for personal and professional use.

Procedure for Filing an Application

The application should include:

  • A detailed current resume
  • Three current professional references and one personal reference
  • A personal reflection on the interplay between education and the realities of life in the 21st century

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 5, 2021. Both position pre-application inquiries and applications should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Gregory Cosgrove,
CISE Board of Directors,
1367 Brackenwood Crescent,
Kingston, Ontario
K7P 2W4
E-mail: gtcosgrove@yahoo.ca
Mobile: 1-416-567-3161

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Ontario Accredited Secondary School Principal

Consider an Educational Adventure in the Land of the Pharaohs!

About the School

The Canadian International School of Egypt (CISE) (www.cise-egypt.com) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 international school in Cairo, Egypt. CISE provides its 1,400+ students with a Canadian education experience leading to the awarding of the 'Ontario Secondary School Diploma'. The school is approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and listed on the Ontario Ministry of Education website as an Overseas Private School. CISE has been bringing Ontario education to Egypt for 18 years.

The secondary division of the school serves 450 students in Grades 9-12. The Principal is supported by a full-time Vice-Principal.

The school is a bridge across cultures and currently welcomes students from 20+ different countries although the majority of students are Egyptian or Egyptian-Canadian.

About the Position

CISE is looking for an innovative and experienced education leader with a fully articulated vision for education that prepares students for successful living in the 21st century. A sense of adventure and an abiding interest in cultural diversity are givens. The successful applicant would assume the position effective August 1, 2021.

Mission Statement

The Canadian International School of Egypt is dedicated to working in partnership with parents and students to provide a world-class teaching and learning environment to develop students as inquiring, knowledgeable, creative and caring citizens of a global society.

A Canadian Education in Egypt

The Canadian International School is unique. The school is Canadian in far more than name. It intentionally strives to create an atmosphere and environment that is distinctly Canadian. This does not mean that we are trying to recast our Egyptian students and other foreign nationals as Canadians. Rather, our students learn to live in two cultures at the same time and to learn from both.

Facilities

CISE is located in a residential area known as Katameya, New Cairo, one of the city's newer suburbs.

The facilities include air-conditioned classrooms and offices; technology in classrooms; computer labs; science labs; library; gymnasium; swimming pool; soccer/football field; tennis courts; basketball courts; volleyball courts; squash courts; medical clinic and a cafeteria.

The Position

The Board of Trustees is seeking an Ontario certified and experienced Secondary Principal to join the school effective August 1, 2021. The Principal will be one who has the positive energy, commitment and vision to lead and grow the school while embracing the opportunities for education that 21st century living brings.

The interested applicant should be a life-long learner who:

  • really likes children and adolescents!
  • has a well-nurtured sense of adventure
  • is respectful of a broad range of cultures and belief systems
  • has both the professional and personal capabilities to support the effective delivery of Ontario secondary education outside of the operational context of the province
  • is current as far as Ontario Ministry of Education policy and educational and organizational practices
  • can articulate a vision for leading the secondary program to the highest levels of excellence in performance in all areas of the school operations
  • is prepared to act collegially with an administrative team
  • can respond both creatively and strategically to a variety of conditions
  • models the highest educational and professional standards
  • thinks creatively, and demonstrates the ability to solve problems and make decisions that reflect the best interests of all concerned parties
  • communicates effectively as a speaker and writer
  • holds an advanced degree with emphasis on education and leadership
  • has a minimum of five years of leadership experience preferably in an Ontario setting and is currently a member in good standing in the Ontario College of Teachers
  • holds Ontario Principal's qualifications

Salary and Benefits

  • The salary will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate but is very competitive.
  • The initial contract period will be two years.
  • Benefits include annual flight from Canada to Egypt for the Principal and dependents, a housing allowance, a daily home to school travel allowance, health insurance, five weeks annual vacation and CISE tuition fees for dependent children.

Procedure for Filing an Application

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 5, 2021. Position inquiries can be directed to:

Mr. Charles Blanchard,
Director of Education,
Canadian International School of Egypt,
El Tagamoa El Khames,
4th District- Zone # 6,
Katameya, New Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: c.blanchard@cise-eg.com
Mobile: +201153444442

Completed applications are to be submitted to Mr. Blanchard electronically.

The application packages shall include:

  • A letter of application, not to exceed two pages, highlighting your strengths as a candidate and detailing why you are interested in the Director of Education position at CISE
  • A personal statement, not to exceed one page, offering your vision of how education needs to adapt to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century
  • A current résumé, not to exceed two pages, confirming the required qualifications and experience
  • A list of three referees with confirmed contact information
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Superintendent of Business

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District School Board Ontario North East invites applications from inclusive and action-oriented leaders for the position of Superintendent of Business and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer from both internal and external applicants.

The Superintendent of Business and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer is a key leadership position within the District School Board Ontario North East's Administrative Council.

Reporting to the Director of Education, this position is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and leadership requirements necessary to provide effective and efficient operation of the Board's business services functions. The Superintendent of Business & Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer is a key staff resource to the Board of Trustees. As a member of the Board's Administrative Council, they are a strong voice. The Superintendent of Business & Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer will demonstrate commitment to the Board's vision, mission and three priorities of culture, equity and innovation.

Responsibilities will include supervision and oversight of Building Services, Financial Services and Transportation while working proactively with Administrative Council to execute the new Board Multi-Year Strategic Plan, Operational Plan and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement.

The Superintendent of Business and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer will lead the business functions of the Board, including Finance and Business Services and oversee the Board's annual budget of more than $132.8 million. The Superintendent of Business and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer will also lead the effective management of the business and financial affairs of the Board, including accounting, audits, budget preparation, financial reporting, purchasing, capital planning, capital financing and transportation functions.

The successful candidate will be expected to monitor the effectiveness of internal processes and to identify, plan and implement required changes (automating procedures, standardizing processes) to continuously improve accountability and service delivery.

District School Board Ontario North East is focused on creating strong and vibrant northern communities through a learning culture which emphasizes excellence for each learner.

The district covers an area of approximately 25 000 square kilometers ranging from Temagami to Hearst to Timmins. The Board serves six First Nations communities, with students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools. District School Board Ontario North East has approximately 6 700 students in 25 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools. Of these students, approximately 25% have either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or an Informal Individual Education Plan (NIEP).

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or equivalent along with a relevant university degree (preferably at the Masters level) and the Ontario Business Supervisory Officer's qualifications (or a plan to obtain within one year) in accordance with the Education Act and its Regulations.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate:

  • outstanding educational leadership, including a commitment to collaborative decision-making with Trustees, peers, employees and community partners;
  • strong evidence of student achievement and system success;
  • a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and supporting learners who identify as Indigenous;
  • skills in change management;
  • the core leadership capacities and personal leadership resources in accordance with the Ontario Leadership Framework;
  • experience leading current education initiatives and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning;
  • knowledge and understanding of characteristics and needs of urban and rural school communities;
  • a proven record in business administration;
  • the ability to navigate through complex, multi-stakeholder settings to build understanding and to gain consensus and;
  • a valid Ontario driver's license.

Qualified and interested educators are to submit an application package that includes:

  • A letter of introduction
  • A detailed resume including all employment relating to education (e.g., employment with any Canadian school board)
  • A one-page essay: As the Business Superintendent, you will be responsible for operationalizing the three strategic priorities of equity, innovation and culture in DSB1. Describe the ways in which you will do so. In your response, reference the Board's Strategic Plan, 2018-2021. 

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit written consent to contact six professional references before the interview, including current and prior supervisors.

Completed application packages must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 and are to be submitted to the attention of:

Lesleigh Dye
Director of Education
District School Board Ontario North East
Lesleigh.dye@dsb1.ca

Further information about this position, including conditions of employment, are available by contacting the Office of the Director of Education at (705-360-7689) or Lesleigh.dye@dsb1.ca.

Additional information about District School Board Ontario North East can be found at www.dsb1.ca

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request to enable equitable participation in the recruitment process.

Thank you for your interest in leading and learning in the District School Board Ontario North East.

- AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-

The Board thanks all applicants for their interest, although only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This information is collected under the authority of the Education Act, and M.F.I.P.P.A. and is used to determine eligibility for employment.

Robert Brush, Chair

Lesleigh Dye, Director of Education

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Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Northern Gateway Public Schools

Due to the retirement of the incumbent, the Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for Northern Gateway Public Schools. Duties will commence August 1, 2021, or as mutually agreed.

The Division

Northern Gateway Public Schools spans almost 400 kilometres in beautiful north central Alberta. With a staff complement of 285 teachers and 237 support staff, we serve approximately 4,700 students in 16 schools in the communities of Alberta Beach, Onoway, Rich Valley, Darwell, Sangudo, Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Valleyview. The Division's 2019/20 operating budget was $59,420,983. The Division Office is located in Whitecourt, a full service community 90 minutes from Edmonton.

Northern Gateway Public Schools values leadership focused on the 3 C's: Community, Collaboration and Creativity. Our Motto is Learning for Life Together. How do we do this? By understanding that every student is unique. By creating a space where every student feels welcome. And by inviting the whole family to participate in their education.

Nine trustees, representing the families and communities, demonstrate effective governance and provide direction to the Superintendent.

The Region

NGPS also has a school located on each of the following colonies: Homeland, Rochfort Bridge, Twilight and Valleyview Ranch. Located along the Highway 43 corridor: NGPS is primarily a rural school division which shares geographical area with two counties, Lac Ste. Anne and Woodlands and three municipal districts, Greenview, Big Lakes and Smoky River. The east end of the division is largely agricultural, while the economies of Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Valleyview areas are oil, gas, agriculture and forestry.

NGPS boundaries extend into Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 territories and it is committed to supporting the First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners.

The Candidate

The Board seeks a Superintendent who establishes a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment by building positive relationships with students, staff, the Board, and local communities. The Superintendent is a student-oriented, collaborative professional who believes in facilitating high quality educational programming. The Superintendent is visible in the schools and community. The Superintendent demonstrates decision making to meet the needs of our diverse learners. The Superintendent directs school authority operations, is fiscally judicious, and strategically allocates resources in alignment with the school division's goals and priorities. The successful candidate will develop leadership capacity for team-oriented decision-making and nurture a positive organizational culture.

Applicants must qualify for Alberta teaching certification, have a Master's degree, and complete the Superintendent Leadership Certification Program.

Applications

Interested applicants are encouraged to email by March 15 noon, 2021, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, most recent evaluation, and contact information of five education references, in one single pdf file to:

Dr. Norman Yanitski
Education Consultant
Alberta School Boards Association
E: nyanitski@gmail.com
P: 780.293.8809

Interviews for selected candidates will take place on Thursday April 8th, 2021. For more information, visit the division website: www.ngps.ab.ca.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education:

  • Must qualify for or hold teacher certification in the province of Alberta
  • Master's degree as a minimum
  • Completed Alberta Superintendent Leadership Certification ( SLQS ) or in process
  • Current on educational research, issues and trends

Experience:

  • Current Educational leadership experience as a system administrator
  • Previous proven track record as a principal with commitment to student success

Student Focus:

  • Ensures the delivery of quality education is provided to all students
  • Devoted to meeting student needs first in a safe and caring environment
  • Ability to optimize financial resources for maximum student benefit
  • A passionate advocate for public school education recognizing the importance of a diverse student population (e.g., Hutterite, Indigenous, Home School, etc.)
  • Establishes the structures and supports necessary for the school community to acquire and apply foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all
  • Establishes and sustains a learning culture in the school community that promotes ongoing critical reflection on practice, shared responsibility for student success and continuous improvement

Rural Education:

  • Visits schools to meet and engage with staff and students
  • Committed to serving in a geographically large diverse area
  • Understanding of unique rural context such as transportation and student program offerings
  • Connects and meets annually with each local community to work collaboratively for the benefit of students
  • Enthusiastic, positive and innovative regarding the use of technology as a method of program delivery

Leadership Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team with the elected Board
  • Politically astute
  • Ability to work effectively with Alberta Education and other partners – local, regional, and provincial
  • Ability to work cooperatively with neighbouring jurisdictions
  • Ability to engage regularly with principals to establish common purposes within a site-based decision-making context
  • Committed to continuous improvement of self, others and the organization
  • Maintains a balance between building on current strengths and encouraging innovative new ideas
  • Committed to collaborative and transparent decision making, balanced with the strength to make necessary, sometimes difficult decisions

Communication Skills:

  • Proactive in internal and external communications enhancing understanding of District goals
  • Communicates using various methods with students, staff, and members of the school community (e.g., division website, newsletters, email, social media, virtually, and via local media)
  • Provides recognition and a positive workplace
  • Articulates a shared vision informed by research on effective learning, teaching and leadership

Management Skills:

  • Fiscally responsible
  • Implements actions to support the Divisions strategic plan
  • Support effective technology advancements
  • Ability to prioritize and structure the organization for maximum effectiveness
  • Strengths in planning, delegating, time management, and assignment of responsibilities

Personal Qualities and Attributes:

  • Sincere and robust interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates servant leadership, integrity, compassion, and a sense of humour
  • Demonstrates and values ethical behaviour
  • Maintains a healthy work/life balance
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Student Achievement Officers - 11 positions

Regional Support Unit Field Services Branch
Student Support and Field Services Division Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service

Division: Regional Support Unit, Field Services Branch, Student Support and Field Services Division
Position Title: K-12 Student Achievement Officer (11 positions required)
Job Term: Secondment - Minimum 1 year, with possible extension to maximum of 3 years
Location: Remote and virtual partnerships with boards across multiple regions of the province including the Northwest, Northeast, East, West, Central, Toronto Regions
Compensation Group:Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: Your current board salary
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: March 1, 2021
Closing Date: March 19, 2021
Start Date: As soon as possible, no later than Sept 1, 2021

Note - While on secondment contract with the Ministry of Education:

Current board salary of the successful candidate will be brought forward for consideration and approval if it is above the stated salary range for the position.

  • Salary range for the position: $74,136 – $127,985

The successful candidate will continue to be covered by the benefit plans and pension plan of their home board or OCT, with the Ministry covering the employer costs of maintaining such coverage. Moving and relocation costs are not covered by the Ministry.

Are you a high-performing educator and leader with expertise in literacy and/or numeracy from the early years to secondary education? If so, consider joining the Regional Support Unit within the Field Services Branch and Student Support and Field Services Division. This unit has responsibility for supporting school boards and school authorities with the implementation and monitoring of their goals for student success, learning and achievement in relation to key ministry priorities.

The Regional Support Unit is comprised of agile teams of Student Achievement Officers working in collaboration with regional board staff and ministry staff in support of success for all learners, focusing efforts through strategic collaborations and partnerships. The unit works with clusters of boards across and between regions of the province in support of fidelity of implementation of priorities, including but not limited to quality continuous improvement.

SAOs support board and system leaders with strategies for implementation and monitoring evidence of impact on

  • equity & destreaming
  • fidelity of implementation of the new mathematics curriculum and strengthening literacy for all learners
  • modernizing learning: STEM & career pathways; quality remote learning; strengthening assessment practices, teaching and learning approaches for success.

Note: in this position you will work in partnership with boards across the province through remote interactions and engagements, meeting through virtual platforms (e.g. Microsoft teams, ZOOM etc) collaborating with school board and system leaders, teachers, ministry colleagues and interest groups.

Working as a team member you will:

  • Provide expertise, leadership and support to improve equity of outcomes for all students, working collaboratively with board partners as they eliminate systemic barriers and prepare all students for all pathways.
  • Focus supports on literacy and mathematics and the implementation of ministry priorities and initiatives that are reflected in the district school boards plans for improvement.
  • Using the concepts in PPM 159, Collaborative Professionalism, work in strategic partnership with school board partners and teams to build coherence and deepen understanding of Ministry of Education priorities, policies, and programs by leveraging current ministry and board research, resources and strategies in support of all learners.
  • Work collaboratively with various branches of the ministry in support of the learning goals and system plans for quality continuous improvement.
  • Be knowledgeable of research informed and evidence based practices for equity, culturally relevant and responsive pedagogies, quality learning, teaching and leading from the early years through secondary education and into post- secondary destinations.

Qualifications and Experience

The Regional Support Unit is seeking a candidate with exemplary knowledge, skills and experience as an education leader in the Ontario publicly funded school system.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Minimum 7 years successful experience in the Ontario publicly funded school system.
  • Leadership experience in publicly funded school system (Vice-Principal, Principal, Supervisory Officer, Coordinator, Consultant, Resource Teacher, System Level Leader).
  • Ability to work remotely through virtual means in support of board partnerships throughout Ontario.

Communication skills:

  • Reflective listening and questioning skills to provoke thinking and co-reflection leading to positive outcomes for all learners.
  • Excellent facilitation and relationship building skills in a collaborative professional learning environment, leveraging solid understanding of the possibilities and challenges of remote, virtual learning environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Education related knowledge and experience:

  • Teaching and leadership experience across divisions and/or at the system-level.
  • Meaningful understanding of the principles of equity as they apply to leadership and learning coupled with an understanding of inclusive design.
  • Knowledge and understanding of our collective responsibility in decolonizing and dismantling systemic barriers for Indigenous students, Black students, other racialized, marginalized students, students with disabilities, students with other special education needs, students experiencing food insecurity or living in low income households and/or students with diverse backgrounds to achieve and sustain equitable outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of literacy and mathematics content knowledge for teaching and leading, including the effective use of high-impact instructional practices.
  • Ability to promote culturally responsive and relevant pedagogies.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of and respect for Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives.
  • Deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, including impactful pedagogical documentation, differentiated instruction, gap-closing and personalization strategies.
  • Skilled use of data as means to understand and respond to student and educator professional learning needs.
  • Expertise in supporting the transition of students, particularly those requiring more support, from grade to grade and from school to school and to post- secondary destination
  • Knowledge and expertise in co-designing, co-planning, and co-facilitating effective professional learning in face-to-face, in person and virtual settings (e.g. Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, ZOOM and other virtual platforms and environments)
  • Skillful and strategic use of technology for the purpose of collaboration within and through virtual learning platforms.

Conceptual, research, analytical and strategic thinking skills:

  • Ability to make connections that support coherence and alignment of system and ministry priorities.
  • Strategic and integrative thinking skills and ability to anticipate complex, large- scale issues and implications to support the development of effective and practical solutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational research and promising practices in support of knowledge mobilization.

Leadership skills for planning, implementation and monitoring:

  • Experience at the classroom, school and system levels with the planning, implementation and monitoring of improvement plans related to student achievement, equity and well-being.
  • Experience leading, influencing and implementing change processes and project management.
  • Thorough knowledge of education-related government policies and strategies, and current issues and trends impacting student achievement.
  • Highly effective time management, organization and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.

How to Apply

Please combine your cover letter and resume in one document and ensure that your full name is in the title of the document.

Please send to Karen Steffensen at Karen.Steffensen@ontario.ca by 11:59 pm on the closing date, March 19th, 2021.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Karen Steffensen at Karen.Steffensen@ontario.ca

Thank you very much for your interest in this position. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Director of Instruction – Indigenous Learning

The School District

With approximately 2,000 employees serving over 14,500 students, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools provides quality, inclusive educational opportunities in both traditional and alternative learning environments, with shared vision of 'Success for All' and a framework of ‘Syeyutsus’ (Hul qumi num for “walking in two worlds”) guiding our goals and strategies.

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools requires a strong, inclusive leader for the role of Director of Instruction – Indigenous Learning.

The Position

Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent through Learning Services, the focus of this position is to work collaboratively towards enhancing the goals of the Board’s Strategic Plan while ensuring the delivery of services across the District, as it pertains to Indigenous Learning. The Director of Instruction – Indigenous Learning will assist with enhancing the effectiveness of Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools in meeting Ministry and District goals and creating a positive climate that encourages excellence by enacting a vision to build success for Indigenous students. The position entails leadership and administrative responsibility that requires deep Indigenous understandings, sound judgment, clear direction, and strong conviction.

As a member of the Department of Learning Services the Director of Instruction – Indigenous Learning will work collaboratively to provide leadership through:

  • Compassion for our children
  • Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and pedagogy
  • Empowering community partners to provide voice on educational matters
  • Embracing and engaging with local knowledge keepers
  • Supporting community partners in their advocacy
  • Working within the District Syeyutsus Reconciliation Policy and Framework
  • The ongoing supervision of Indigenous Education staff
  • The development and implementation of strategic goals
  • The management of a significant budget

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Department of Learning Services who will champion the philosophy of collective responsibility for Indigenous Learning, enabling students and staff to achieve personal success and pursue their passions in an inclusive, supportive, respectful, and restorative learning environment. The successful candidate will also be responsible to the Advisory Council (Leaders 4 Learning), inclusive of representatives from Snuneymuxw First Nation, Snaw- Naw-As First Nation, Stz'uminus First Nation, Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre, and Mid-Island Métis Nation.

Required Education & Certification:

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Education
  • Master’s in Curriculum, Leadership or Indigenous Studies (M.A. or M.Ed.) or related field
  • Possess or eligibility for membership for a British Columbia Teaching Certificate

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A deep understanding of the inter-generational impacts of colonization and courageous and unwavering commitment to Truth and Reconciliation
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of Indigenous students, families, and community inclusive of a trauma informed lens
  • An ability to build and foster positive relationships and influence with stakeholder groups
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with others
  • To manage and deploy financial and human resources effectively
  • Exemplary experience as a classroom teacher and successful administration experience
  • Thorough knowledge of BC curriculum and awareness of current trends in Indigenous Education
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional development and continued growth as a practitioner
  • Skilled in planning and change management with a focus on data driven decision making that yields continuous improvement
  • Understanding the Indigenous local, provincial, and federal governance/funding structures and provincial Indigenous bodies

How to apply

Please apply via www.makeafuture.ca/nanaimo-ladysmith

Application Package Requirements

Applications should include a cover letter, a brief statement of vision of indigenous learning, résumé, proof of education, most recent evaluation report, names and contact information of three supervisory references and any other relevant supporting documentation. Short listed candidates will be required to deliver a brief presentation during the interview process.

By applying, candidates give permission to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School District to contact any references or employers named in the application.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Deputy Superintendent, Tim Davie at 250-741-5247 or tdavie@sd68.bc.ca

Questions regarding the process can be directed to: Ramona McLean, HR Consultant at Ramona.mclean@sd68.bc.ca or 250-741-5327

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to applicants with Indigenous ancestry.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Superintendent of Business

The Near North District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven leader to assume the role of Superintendent of Business and Treasurer of the Board.

The Near North District School Board (NNDSB), an English-language public school board, is responsible for the education of approximately 10,000 students from across the geographic regions of the Almaguin Highlands, North Bay, Mattawa, West Nipissing and Parry Sound. The head offices of the NNDSB are located in North Bay, Ontario, historically considered the “Gateway to the North”, a modern city nestled on the shores of Lake Nipissing and located 3.5 hours north of Toronto and 4 hours west of Ottawa. Serving a wide variety of communities within a 17,020 square km area, the NNDSB operates twenty-seven elementary schools, seven secondary schools, and a variety of alternative and continuing education programs and services. The Near North District School Board operates with a budget of about 152 million dollars and has approximately 1,800 employees.

Guided by the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, the Board strives to ensure that all members of the educational community contribute to a thriving and inclusive culture of student achievement and well-being. The Board is committed to providing opportunities that empower all learners to develop their potential, by providing diverse pathways, which lead students to become model citizens who achieve life goals and contribute to the betterment of society.

Reporting to the Director of Education, as part of the senior administrative leadership team, the Superintendent of Business is responsible for all aspects of the board’s finances, including accounting, purchasing, payroll, audit, and capital financing; plant operations and facilities; human resources; as well as, information technology and transportation services. The Superintendent of Business also serves as Treasurer of the Board. The Superintendent is a key leadership position within the NNDSB and will set a high standard of supervision and oversight to enable achievement of the Board’s vision while ensuring compliance with provincial regulations, standards, practices and legislation.

The ideal candidate will possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Business Supervisory Officer’s Certificate (pursuant to Reg. 309 of the Education Act), along with a relevant post-secondary degree and professional accounting designation (CPA designation or equivalent). Candidates with an MBA and relevant experience will also be considered. The candidate will bring at least seven years of successful experience in business administration including at least five years in a managerial role, preferably in the education sector or a broader public sector organization.

The Superintendent will have a strong understanding of the education sector, will support the values of the NNDSB and will be a demonstrated leader who will work effectively in a collaborative decision-making environment. The Superintendent will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with trustees, the other members of the senior leadership team, the general public, community partners and Ministry officials.

The Near North District School Board has retained the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) to support this recruitment. Interested applicants are invited to confidentially submit a detailed resume, a cover letter and three references (who will only be contacted with prior consent) to the following email: resumeNNDSB@oesc-cseo.org.

Requests for additional information on this position may also be sent to the e-mail address above. The deadline for applications is March 26, 2021.

The NNDSB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to supporting an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available, upon request, in order to assess all candidates in a fair and equitable manner during all phases of the recruitment process. Please contact the above email address to discuss how we may assist you.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Director of Education & Secretary of the Board

The Upper Canada District School Board invites confidential applications and nominations for the role of Director of Education. The successful candidate will assume the position no later than September 1, 2021.

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) serves 26,000 students and has nearly 4,000 employees who support student learning in 81 schools, with an operating budget of over $374 million. The UCDSB school district is one of the largest in Ontario, encompassing 12,000 square kilometers and eight counties bordered by the St. Lawrence River to the south, Quebec to the east, Ottawa-Carleton to the north and the Limestone district to the west. The Upper Canada District School Board is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. For further information, please visit: www.ucdsb.on.ca.

Reporting to a board of eleven (11) elected trustees – including 1 First Nations trustee representative, the Director of Education will provide strategic leadership and direction to a dedicated team of Supervisory Officers and staff to achieve the Board’s mission: “We prepare all students for a successful life.” This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for a proven senior instructional leader with the necessary vision and integrity to work in partnership with and engage trustees, staff, students, parents and community partners in supporting success and well-being for students.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic, creative and inspiring leader with the necessary breadth and depth of experience and credentials required to lead a complex, publicly funded school system. The candidate will have proven success in leading continuous improvement and innovation to support student learning, achievement, and well-being in an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all. They will have exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills – as well as the ability to provide collaborative executive leadership and management at all levels to help advance the Board’s strategic directions and success.

A detailed candidate profile is currently under development. Requests for additional information on the role and/or confidential suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may be submitted to resumes@promeus.ca - or by contacting Marilyn Gouthro at (807) 626-6042 or Jordene Lyttle at (416) 850-1650. All inquiries will be treated as confidential. To confidentially apply to this opportunity, please forward your résumé and covering letter, along with a list of four preliminary references (who will not be contacted without prior consent) quoting Project #UCDSB2021, to resumes@promeus.ca by March 31, 2021. The review of all applications will commence immediately.

The UCDSB and Promeus Inc., are committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome interest and/or applications from all qualified candidates and with a diversity of backgrounds, without exception. The UCDSB and Promeus Inc. are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process. Please advise us of any accommodation measures you may require during the search process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.