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.


    The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District is pleased to announce an opportunity for an innovative, skillful and empathic educator to join our dedicated and collaborative senior team in the role of Assistant Superintendent. This position will report directly to the Superintendent of Schools – and will include shared responsibility for the supervision of schools as well as supervision of programs and departments.

    School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 15,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The school district has a number of well-established, innovative and inclusive programs and schools including: Thomas Haney Secondary - a self-paced secondary school; the Environmental School – a K to 9 outdoor program with a focus on First Peoples’ Principles of Learning; grade 6 and 7 student inquiry programs (including Wheelhouse and Cyber School) supported by one-to-one technology; Kanaka Creek - a balanced calendar school; and, K to 7 reporting without letter grades and with student inclusive conferences. Diverse, quality learning options are offered in the school district so that we can best serve our students. We are proud of and committed to actualizing our mission, which is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.

    We are looking for an exemplary leader to become an innovative and collaborative member of our senior management team. Members of the team work as a close-knit group of skilled professionals where integrity, high energy, optimism, and an appreciation for the diversity in our school district community are paramount. The incumbent will be involved in a broad range of initiatives and will have considerable responsibility for visioning and planning, implementing, evaluating, leading and managing a group of schools and staff, as well as, establishing, recommending and implementing innovative, creative, and aligned initiatives to fulfill schoolbased and district goals resulting in a direct and positive impact on student success and graduation rates.

    The ideal candidate must have the following:

    Threshold Qualifications:

    • A Master’s degree in an appropriate educational field

    • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch

    • Minimum of 5-10 years’ educational leadership in the public education system along with successful and diverse teaching experience in schools; experience leading secondary schools is an asset

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Effective leadership with the ability to actualize the vision, mission and values of the school district within the resources available

    • Strong advocacy for all students and public education

    • Foundational belief in the inclusion of all students and a solid understanding of inclusionary pedagogy

    • Strong ability to be innovative helping to transform education in the school district to suit the needs of our learners

    • Ability to lead and support a network of principals and vice principals within an innovative environment

    • Proven skill and experience with respect to collaborative leadership, teamwork and positive working relationships with partner groups and stakeholders within a unionized environment

    • Proven leadership as a strong supporter of parental and community involvement in our schools and the school district

    • Evidence of positive relationships, connections and networks both within the current district and provincially

    • Ability to build an effective team and lead staff in collaborative inquiry processes and professional learning

    • Successful experience with implementation of school based, district and provincial level initiatives

    • Ability to build system wide capacity in curriculum, instruction, assessment and social emotional learning

    • Experienced with leading, coaching, mentoring and supervising staff; directing diverse workgroups of employees, goal setting, performance management and succession planning

    • Excellent communication and decision-making skills

    • Proven experience and ability with analytical, organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills to effectively handle a wide range of competing tasks and priorities with a demonstrated commitment to excellent service delivery to all students

    • Demonstrated ability to create and manage multiple budgets and implement budget related cost controls

    Personal Attributes:

    • You are a trusted and collaborative educator that models high energy and optimism

    • You are self-aware and understand your impact on others; you model confidence, optimism and a growth mind-set

    • You are a skillful instructional leader who works credibly and passionately alongside school and district leaders

    • Your daily work embodies a drive for continuous improvement

    • Your actions reflect your value for others and demonstrate your support for their professional growth

    • You are hardworking, highly organized and you value being part of a collaborative team

    • Your personal values strongly align with the District values

    Interested qualified candidates are required to include the following in your application package:

    • A covering letter with content emphasis on personal leadership qualities and personal leadership style specific to this role

    • A comprehensive resume detailing qualifications and experience as related to this position inclusive of three professional references which are to include your current immediate supervisor, a previous yet recent supervisor, and a reference of your choice

    • A copy of your most recently completed performance review/professional growth plan

    By application, candidates give permission to the Maple Ridge School District to contact any references or any past or present employers named in the application. Please email your completed application to the attention of Dana Sirsiris, Director of Human Resources to A return email confirming receipt of applications will be provided. This is an open application process with no set deadline to apply. Preference will be provided to internal applicants who fully meet the position requirements. While we do appreciate interest from each applicant, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

    School District No. 57 Prince George

    Career Opportunity - Superintendent of Schools

    School District No. 57 (Prince George) acknowledges that it operates on traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh people in Prince George and McBride, the McLeod Lake Indian Band in the Mackenzie region, as well as the Simpcw First Nation in Valemount.

    The Board of Education for School District No. 57 (Prince George) is seeking a compassionate and collaborative educational leader to fulfill the role of Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Education will oversee an operating budget for 2019-2020 of approximately $148,000,000. On behalf of the Board, some 2,300 employees provide service to 13,000 students in 41 schools, including a Centre for Learning Alternatives, in the communities of Mackenzie, Robson Valley, and Prince George.

    The Central Administration Office for the School District is located in Prince George, a vibrant city of 78,000 people, with a thriving arts and music community, excellent recreational facilities, and several local post-secondary institutions. The city combines the very best of urban amenities with immediate access to unspoiled wilderness. It is a strategic hub for education, health, business and industry, as well as transportation, with four airlines operating daily service from its airport.

    The Board is seeking a seasoned educational leader to work with them to build on a long tradition of exemplary service to learners, while forging a transformative path to even greater learner success. The school district uses a decentralized decision-making model. A recently developed and operationalized Strategic Plan, collegial relationships with employee groups, and a strong sense of community are just some of the assets already in place. Working with the Board to implement a new governance and policy development model, responding effectively to ongoing and new Ministry of Education initiatives, and responding to the moral and educational imperatives of the Truth and Reconciliation process are tasks that remain.

    The successful candidate for this position will have had successful previous experience in an educational leadership role, as well as being able to provide evidence of:

    • A commitment to equity for ALL learners, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable
    • A commitment to respecting First Nations, Metis, and Inuit “ways of knowing”, and understanding the unique strengths and challenges these students bring to School District 57 classrooms
    • A collaborative, conciliatory, and constructive approach to relationships with internal and external stakeholders, many of whom are governed by collective agreements
    • A strong background in and successful experience with change management and system transformation
    • An ability to initiate, create, and maintain trust in people, systems, and processes
    • Flexible, creative, inclusive, innovative, and ethical approaches to problem-solving and decision-making
    • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills
    • Understanding of the complexity of all aspects of school district operations and British Columbia’s educational direction and context
    • Completion of a graduate level degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, or Curriculum

    The position will commence on November 1 2019, or at a mutually satisfactory date thereafter. To apply, please send your resume and supporting documents BY SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 to

    More information about the position is available from search consultants, Julie MacRae and/or Catherine Jagger at or More information on School District 57 is available at or about Prince George and surrounding area at or

    Director of Education

    An exciting and rewarding opportunity for a collaborative, visionary and empowering servant leader who is an evidence-based, accountable and an inclusive decision-maker, to lead the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board in putting students first by creating a culture of learning.

    A progressive and proud public school board serving beautiful Northwestern Ontario, the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) is guided by its vision as a board: “The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board puts students first by creating a culture of learning.” With the largest geographical area of all the district school boards in Ontario, KPDSB has schools in Kenora, Sioux Narrows, Vermilion Bay, Ear Falls, Red Lake, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Ignace, Pickle Lake, Savant Lake and Upsala, the Board plays a vital role in serving the educational needs of many neighbouring and Northwestern Indigenous communities.

    With a broad geographic base, talented front-line staff and passionate teachers, and a committed senior leadership team, KPDSB is focused on improving the overall well-being of K-12 students, with an emphasis on supporting vulnerable populations and Indigenous communities. With this in mind, the Board is seeking a leader with a proven track record of promoting the success and well-being of Indigenous communities, a committed, inclusive educator who will lead the way to help all students succeed by providing innovative approaches that address inequity in education for their communities.

    As the Director of Education, you will meaningfully participate in achieving KPDSB’s four strategic goals, namely:

    • Student Achievement: Ensure the necessary resources are provided to all students to increase their individual achievement.
    • Safe and Supportive Schools: Ensure all students and staff have safe learning and working environments, where the academic and mental health needs of the child are met.
    • Innovative practice: Demonstrate effective “Change Ready” leadership.
    • Reconciliation: Ensure all schools and staff are actively engaged in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

    Given the Board’s significant technological investments to become a leader in Northwestern Ontario in virtual learning, and your experience with cutting-edge instructional practice, you will advocate strongly for innovation in education, including the effective, proactive use of new and emerging technologies. You are committed to the continuous improvement of student learning, and can effectively adapt to the changing landscape of education and implement initiatives that will move the Board toward a successful future.

    Passionate about public education, community engagement and student success, you are prepared to establish a proactive communication strategy that will build on positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders — staff, students and parents, trustees and unions, and all communities. Your clear commitment to addressing the needs of Indigenous peoples as you enhance student success and well-being will be evident. You will demonstrate political acumen in championing and embedding leading governance practices by working with, and supporting, the Board of Trustees in an open, transparent and trusted relationship.

    Setting your own agenda while capitalizing on existing plans, partnerships and strategies, as you transition successfully into this high-impact, highly visible role, you will build trust and credibility with all interested parties and further enhance the KPDSB culture of inclusion. You will also evaluate and optimize the allocation of resources across the Board to maintain fiscal stability in the face of limited government funding realities.

    With a track record of success combining Supervising Officer papers with a Master’s degree and system leadership experience working within a school board, with proven acumen in financial accountability in a similarly small to medium system, you are adept at holding yourself and others accountable for actions and deliverables, building a vision and executing a strategic plan for an organization.

    You are recognized for your high emotional intelligence, integrity and visibility, and your ability to listen to, engage with, and leverage the diverse perspectives of trustees, educators, support staff, students, parents and community leaders. You are equally known for building staff capacity by providing opportunities and strong mentorship, and for gaining the respect of staff, students, parents/guardians, elders and employee groups through empathetic, consistent leadership.

    Informed by research and evidence, you are an assured manager of change, able to strengthen, inspire and motivate the senior management team, and build capacity through focused instructional intervention and family engagement. Having worked successfully in diverse communities and rural settings, with families and community partners to enhance student success and well-being, you are committed to equity and inclusion, and conversant with effective interventions to eliminate barriers to success. Experience in educational leadership in Northwestern communities would be an asset.

    To be considered for this career-defining mandate with high visibility, accountability and impact, please send your application, in confidence, specifying the job title in the subject line of your email, by September 19, 2019, to

    KPDSB 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.

    Phelpsgroup – Toronto

    401 Bay Street, Suite 1400,

    Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

    Phone: 416-364-6229

    Phelpsgroup – Thunder Bay

    1113 Jade Court – Suite 104,

    Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6M7

    Phone: 807 345 9638