Superintendent of Instruction

“Educating for Success – Inspiring learning, developing well-being and building social responsibility”


The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (‘OCDSB’) is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and offers students and parents a world of choice for learning. Its 147 schools offer a wide range of programs to promote learning excellence, and meet the individual needs of students, parents, and the community at large. OCDSB schools are teaching communities where principals, vice-principals, teachers and support staff nurture student well-being and challenge students to achieve their best.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Education, the Superintendent of Instruction is a member of the senior management team and serves as a senior instructional leader for elementary and secondary schools within a geographic area. You will lead the development and implementation of various strategic, system initiatives, centering equity and human rights in all aspects of your leadership.

Your passion, motivation and interest are deeply anchored in the well-being, achievement and learning needs of each and every student, in an inclusive learning environment. Described as an excellent communicator and relationship-builder with strong interpersonal skills, you have a proven commitment to working positively, collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of stakeholders, including trustees, parents, students, employees, unions, and diverse communities and community members. You have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and effective leadership to remove barriers, address anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism, and are a champion of the advancement of human rights for students, staff and community.

Qualified applicants must hold a Master’s degree and possess (or be eligible to obtain) Ontario Academic Supervisory Officer Qualifications as determined by the Ontario College of Teachers.

If you are interested in applying for this important role, please submit your Cover Letter and CV to John Caminiti and Claire Leroux from Boyden Executive Search at

Please note that applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 8, 2021. The successful candidate should be available to assume the role by December 15, 2021. This process may also be used to create an eligibility list for consideration as future vacancies become available.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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.

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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.