Superintendent of Business & Finance

A member of the senior leadership team and reporting directly to the Director of Education, the Superintendent of Business & Finance maintains direct executive-level responsibility for the following board functions: Budget & Finance, Accounting, Payroll, Information & Communications Technology, Supply Chain, and Risk Management. In addition, you will offer ongoing support to the following entities: Board of Trustees (especially the Audit Committee), Barrie Regional Internal Audit Team, and the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium. You will act as resource to various committees of the Board as assigned.

You will manage the Board’s financial responsibilities including the development of the annual operating budget of $275M, and present the annual budget to the Board of Trustees for approval. You will supervise the preparation of the Board’s annual financial statements and other financial reports, ensuring timely completion and delivery. You are responsible for the collaborative establishment of business priorities, development of action plans, policies and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources, including materials, capital assets, financial and human resources, as they pertain to students, schools, departments, employees and the Board.

You will develop and build the capabilities of the Business & Finance Team by role-modeling effective team behaviours, demonstrating personal excellence and technical competence, while meeting or exceeding commitments to internal/external customers. The role actively supports effective employee relations within the team and represents the Board at collective bargaining. You will champion training plans and career development opportunities for staff, while gaining their commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Board by creating an innovative learning environment through coaching, development, motivation and monitoring of employee performance. The role must initiate and build positive relationships, both inside and outside SMCDSB, with government officials, community groups, and Board staff, while creating an environment that promotes faith development, ensuring that personal and team behaviours are in keeping with faith principles and Catholic values.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

A university degree in a related discipline including successful achievement and maintenance of professional accounting designation (CPA). You are also required to possess, or be eligible to obtain within a two (2) year timeframe, a Business Supervisory Officer’s Certificate pursuant to Regulation 309 of the Education Act. You must have up-to-date knowledge of legislation, regulations, and reporting requirements as they pertain to the Business & Finance function.

A minimum of five (5) years of related experience in a progressively responsible senior management role, preferably in the education or broader public sector. Proven budgetary and financial accountability skills, and strong business acumen in financial reporting, budget development, and information and communication technology, ensuring that work is completed in accordance with the highest standards.

Excellent leadership, communication, presentation and computer skills are required. Must be able to apply superior interpersonal skills, including proactive conflict resolution and issue-based problem solving techniques. A strong commitment to educational programs and services that respect and uphold the values of Catholic education in Simcoe Muskoka and throughout the province of Ontario.

Interested candidates must forward in confidence, a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to on or before March 1, 2019.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process upon request. Accommodation queries should be directed to the Human Resources Department at or (705) 722-3555 ext. 233.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a condition of employment, new employees to SMCDSB are required, by legislation,

to submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.


Ontario Principals' Council

Director of Professional Learning

Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Senior Staff at the OPC, the Director of Professional Learning will build on and extend the OPC’s reputation for the development and delivery of relevant, responsive professional learning for principals and vice-principals in Ontario, Canada and around the world. There is a salary range for this position beginning at $150,000 per annum.

The Director of Professional Learning will

  • • Coordinate the OPC’s professional learning programs, in Ontario, nationally and globally with a singular focus on leadership excellence to support student achievement
  • • Be a vital part of the OPC’s Senior Staff not only in support of our professional learning activities but for the OPC as a whole
  • • Lead and inspire the professional learning staff team
  • • Liaise with school boards to promote a continuum of professional learning and leadership development for all levels of leadership in their districts
  • • Liaise with the Ministry of Education and other education partners to represent the OPC and ensure programs reflect current realities in schools
  • • Highlight and share best practice throughout Ontario related to programming
  • • Identify, procure and/or develop current research and effective tools related to serving all students.

Success Criteria

The OPC’s next Director of Professional Learning

  • • has recognized expertise and passion for the design, development and delivery of professional learning
  • • is dynamic, resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative
  • • is an excellent communicator
  • • demonstrates comfort using and encouraging others to use technology to enhance learning
  • • has demonstrated skills in business management and marketing
  • • strongly believes in and exhibits a “lead learner/co-learner” and strong team member mentality
  • • demonstrates a provincial and global perspective on all education matters
  • • has a deep understanding of adult learning principles when engaging adult learners
  • • has taught, completed and/or is familiar with a variety of OPC Additional Qualification programs.
  • • Being a practising or recently retired principal/vice-principal or having leadership in Ontario’s public education system is preferred.
  • • Having an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in education is an asset.
  • • In addition to the ability to speak and/or write in English, proficiency in other languages, especially French and/or Spanish, is an asset.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit

  • • A letter of application (cover letter)
  • • A curriculum vitae
  • • Two professional references
  • • A one-page outline of your vision for the OPC’s professional learning over the next five years.

Completed application packages must be received electronically or in paper format at the OPC office no later than 4:30 pm on March 15, 2019.

Applications should be marked to the attention of Judith Peden, Office Manager at or mailed/faxed to Judith at

2700-20 Queen St., W., P.O. Box 7

Toronto, ON M5H 3R3

Fax: 1-866-412-5976

Applicants being considered for interviews must be available for interviews being held on Tuesday April 16, 2019.

The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11, within our recruitment processes and our skills assessment testing practices. Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment and selection process are available upon request.

The OPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran’s status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors.


The Calgary Board of Education (“CBE”) is one of Canada’s largest school systems educating more than 123,000 students in 249 schools and has responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $1.4B. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide learning as unique as every student.

The work is guided by a Three-Year Education Plan, which connects each CBE employee to student success. This creates an environment where each student can become an engaged learner, prepared for success in life, work and future learning.

The CBE is guided by an elected board of seven trustees. Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election along with Calgary's mayor and councilors. Day-to-day operations are led by a team of superintendents who are responsible for meeting the expectations of the Board of Trustees as set out in their Results policies, Operational Expectations and the Chief Superintendent’s annual summative evaluation.

CBE Mission

Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.

CBE Results

Academic Success


Personal Development


CBE Values

Students come first

Learning is our central purpose

Public education serves the common good

For further information about Calgary Board of Education, please visit their website at


Job Title:

Deputy Chief Superintendent – Student Success

Reports to:

Chief Superintendent

Direct Reports:

Area Directors (7) Each Area Director provides leadership support to Principals in about 35 schools




Reporting to the Chief Superintendent, the Deputy Chief Superintendent - Student Success is responsible for leading equity, achievement and well-being in all CBE schools and supports the Chief Superintendent in managing every aspect of school operations.

The Deputy Chief Superintendent - Student Success is a key advisor to the Chief Superintendent and is a member of the Superintendent Leadership Team. This role has key responsibilities for leading and implementing the learning agenda and ensuring resources are available at the System and school level to achieve the desired outcome for student success.

The Deputy Chief Superintendent assumes the Chief Superintendent’s executive responsibilities in the absence of the Chief Superintendent.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing strategic leadership and support in developing and implementing the Three-Year Education Plan under the direction of the Chief Superintendent and in accordance with the strategic direction of the elected Board of Trustees
  • Leading the Area Director team to promote and develop educational leadership capability at the school and district levels
  • Collaborating with System leaders on continuous improvement and change management initiatives to improve success for each student through personalized learning and the purposeful use of evidence and data to improve outcomes
  • Reducing inequity amongst students especially for Indigenous learners and students with complex learning needs

Building capacity of staff through professional learning to create conditions for every staff member in every school to improve learning, achievement and well-being of students. This work needs to be aligned with the improvement goals determined in each school development plan

Enlisting parent and community support for public education and mediates and adjudicates on matters relating to students, staff, parents and community conflict as required

  • Promoting and developing educational partnerships and leadership capabilities at the school and district level including acting as a liaison with other educational institutions and community agencies on behalf of the Calgary Board of Education as required
  • Acting as the media spokesperson speaking on behalf of the CBE
  • Collaborating with other staff, families and community partners to ensure our schools are welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and work environments that support and respond to the needs of students and staff
  • Working with other Superintendents to ensure the effective operation of the system to support student success
  • Providing direct input into the development of the CBE budget and ensuring equitable allocation of financial and human resources to support student needs
  • Building support for public education through engaging with the systems’ various stakeholders
  • Providing leadership and a facilitative role on internal and external committees and representing the Chief Superintendent as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Attractions & Opportunities

The Deputy Superintendent – Student Success will join the CBE during a period of renewal and transformation, build upon past accomplishments and be the advocate for the future of public education for an increasingly diverse community population and school system.

  • To be a leader in one of Canada’s largest school boards, one of the largest employers in Calgary and to be part of an organization recognized for its leadership in public education
  • To be at the forefront in shaping the future of public education and partnering with a Board of Trustees that values student achievement, student well-being and improved equity across the system


Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Improve student achievement and well-being for all CBE students
  • Reduce gaps in achievement for Indigenous learners
  • Facilitate professional learning that address equity, achievement and well-being
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with all stakeholders both internal and external
  • Continue building an evidence and data informed learning culture
  • Increase public confidence in public education in Calgary


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A minimum of a master’s degree in education is required for this role


  • A minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a system-wide leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing data sets and metrics at a System and school level to identify initiatives aimed at closing the gaps on student success

Competencies and Attributes

  • The ability to see the big picture, articulate a shared vision and set direction for achieving that vision
  • The ability to influence and lead through significant growth, continuous improvement and change management
  • The ability to communicate complex learning concepts and theories into accessible language for CBE stakeholders and communities
  • Outstanding relationship-building skills with people at all levels of the organization
  • The ability to build and support high performing teams
  • Excellent communications skills with a focus on collaborative problem solving and consensus building
  • An engaging leadership style that excites, engages and holds the team to a high standard
  • The ability to successfully resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated courage and wisdom in being able to make difficult decisions when necessary, ensuring these decisions are clearly communicated and effectively implemented
  • Strong management skills including strategic planning and project management
  • High level of leadership and political acumen, recognizing and appreciating both operational complexities and political subtleties
  • Strong analytical skills to quickly assess complex situations, determine key issues, and prepare and implement clearly defined solutions and/or responses
  • Demonstrated ability to work with initiative and creativity when managing multiple projects under constant deadline pressure
  • Proven ability to frame issues and determine next steps to achieve positive and timely end results


February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm MST


An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

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.

    For the full job posting and application instructions click HERE.