JOB POSTINGS


The Superior - Greenstone District School Board is seeking a Superintendent of Education to begin work August of 2018 for a twelve month term.

Interested candidates should review the PDF and submit applications through the email provided in the description.


Executive Director / CEO

Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta

The Public School Boards' Association is the leading advocate for public school education in Alberta. Consequently, it provides training, orientation, and advice to its member boards in governance, advocacy, mentorship, and leadership, which enable boards and trustees to be effective stewards of an inclusive, diverse and innovative ECS-12 public education system.

The successful candidate, a proven leader in public education, will work with the Executive Committee, advocating for public education in Alberta. The Executive Director will inspire the members of our advocacy and service organization, modelling the highest standard of professional skills, demonstrating the ability to build and use a political network at the executive level. Integral components of Association operation for which the Executive Director is ultimately responsible include: liaison with government at the ministerial/senior executive level, building leadership capacity for member trustees to prepare them for successful roles in governance, media relations and public speaking, youth mentorship and student leadership.

We are seeking an experienced leader in the above-mentioned areas of authority, one who thrives in a collaborative corporate environment and delegates accountability yet takes responsibility and makes difficult decisions. A life-long learner, the CEO must have a minimum academic qualification of Master’s in Education (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience).

For further information and to apply please contact: David Johnson, Executive Search Consultant On behalf of the Executive Committee 10123 – 136th St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5N 2E3, or dave@davejohnsonconsulting.com

This search will continue until an excellent candidate is found and has accepted this position, however applications received on or before Friday, June 29, 2018, at 4:30 pm will receive primary consideration. Short-listed candidates are required to meet the Executive Committee for interview in Edmonton. By applying for this position candidates are agreeing to provide professional references who may be called in the short-listing process. Only candidates who are short-listed can expect to be contacted by the Executive Committee or its representative. The successful candidate must provide a current Criminal Record Information Disclosure and a current Child Welfare Record Check prior to appointment. Position to commence at a mutually agreeable date, but in any event, no later than December 1, 2018.


Superintendent of Indigenous Education and Reconciliation

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board serves the communities of Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Upsala, Savant Lake, Ear Falls, and Ignace with a system of 23 elementary and secondary schools, two board offices, and several alternative learning sites. The KPDSB serves approximately 5,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students, with another approximately 1000 adult alternative learning students. First Nation partnerships have established unique and authentic relationships within the KPDSB; approximately 54% of our students voluntarily selfidentify as of Indigenous ancestry. The KPDSB has approximately 850 permanent and 400 casual and term-position staff.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is looking for a strong, dynamic individual with extensive experience in educational administration and strong innovative leadership in the area of Indigenous Education. Reporting to the Director of Education and a contributing member of the Board’s Senior Administration Team, this incumbent will have exemplary interpersonal skills, foster system coherence, and will be accountable for:

- Development and implementation of language, culture and land-based programs;

- Implementation and supervision of Ontario Ministry of Education First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies Curriculum, and curriculum revisions Grades K-12; with a specific focus on the Grades 9-12 provincial launch of new Ontario Secondary School (OSS) courses;

- Creation of an Indigenous Student Annual Report that shares to stakeholders qualitative and qualitative data (graduation, attendance, student voice, EQAO, suspensions);

- Implementation and supervision of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Recommendations as they pertain to Education;

- Supervision of the Board Action Plan for FNMI Student Achievement and Well-Being;

- Embedding of the History of Treaties 3,5 and 9 into local district school programming and curriculum;

- Supporting as the assigned Supervisory Officer the Board’s Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC);

- Supervising and expanding the Board’s Ojibwe and Oji-Cree Languages Program;

- Building upon and expanding the Board’s Memorandums of Agreements with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Grand Council Treaty #3, the Seven Generations Education Institute, and numerous Tribal Councils and individual First Nations;

- Manage Education Service Agreements and Reciprocal Education Service Agreements with Indigenous Partners;

- Oversee and implement the Ministry of Education/KPDSB’s Equity and Inclusion Strategy;

- Supervise the KPDSB’s very successful “Four Directions” Graduation Coach Program across the Board’s secondary panel;

- Being the official Liaison for the KPDSB and the Ministry of Education;

- Manage the Board’s finances as they pertain to the implementation of Indigenous Education, Equity, and Reconciliation programming.

- Review and revise where appropriate the KPDSB’s Voluntary Self-Identification Policy and processes.

The successful candidate will ideally have Ontario Teacher Qualifications with Ontario Supervisory Officer’s qualifications (or a plan to obtain same within one year) in accordance with the Education Act and its Regulations; as well as an interest in and willingness to obtain training and/or qualifications specific to Indigenous Education and Reconciliation. The successful candidate will be an active supporter of the Board’s Policy #315 “Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students” and familiar with utilization of self-identification data for the purposes of program planning and implementation. Fluency in at least one indigenous language would be considered an asset. Appropriate experience in First Nations communities and ability to demonstrate an understanding of complex issues of jurisdiction, intergovernmental relations, and history will be necessary.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates must apply online via the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board website at https://www.kpdsb.on.ca. Applicants must include the names of three references and authorization for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to contact the references under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applications must be submitted prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018.

Jocelyn Bullock, Human Resources Manager

Telephone: (807) 223-5311 Ext. 267

E-mail: jocelyn.bullock@kpdsb.on.ca

The Board thanks all applicants for indicating their interest in this position, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted.

Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purposes of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

This Board is an equal opportunity employer

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Sean Monteith Director

David Penney Board Chair

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.