The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) is seeking an educator to join its senior professional staff commencing August 1, 2019 as OTF’s Director of Pension and Economic Affairs. The senior staff of OTF is a small but dynamic team who work collaboratively on a broad range of issues including pensions, curriculum and assessment policy, teacher pre-service and in-service education, education advocacy, stakeholder liaison and community outreach. The successful applicant should be a strong team player willing to take on assignments as necessary.
Primary responsibilities for this position include pension policy as it relates to the OTPP, liaison with stakeholders such as the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), oversight of the OTF campground, oversight of research related to pensions and economic policy and other duties as assigned by the Secretary-Treasurer.
Representing 160,000 teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded schools, the Federation is responsible for advocacy with government on education legislation and policy on behalf of the teaching profession and for public advocacy in support of publicly funded education. The Federation is the co-sponsor (with the Government of Ontario) of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and is responsible for representing the interests of all Plan members.
Requirements of the position
A university degree and teaching experience
Knowledge of, and an ability to develop further capacity, in all aspects of pension policy and legislation as it relates to the OTPP
The ability to represent the Federation and to understand, participate in, and direct, at a senior level, all aspects of the work of the Federation
An understanding of OTF and one or more of its Affiliates
Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
The ability to carry out and/or supervise research
Proven ability to write position papers, briefs, responses and articles
Experience in oral presentations and ability to speak to large and small groups
Current and well-developed range of computer skills
The following are considered assets
A minimum of seven (7) years’ teaching experience
Experience within a provincial teachers’ organization in Ontario in a local or provincial staff or leadership position
Current familiarity with the Ontario publicly funded school system
Ability to communicate in English and French
A Master’s Degree or equivalent
Salary and benefits are consistent with the OTF Secretariat Collective Agreement
Written application with references will be received by OTF until 5:00 pm on May 31, 2019 and shall be addressed to: Secretary-Treasurer, OTF, Suite 100, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, ON M4V 3A9 – or – by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ontario Principals' Council Protective Services Consultant
Your passion for improving public education will put you in kindred company with the Ontario Principals’ Council. Through its mission to promote and develop exemplary leadership for student success in Ontario’s schools, the organization serves the professional needs of Ontario’s public school principals and vice-principals, develops and presents workshops on current professional issues and authors advisories, articles and resources for school leaders. OPC is a voluntary professional organization with more than 5,000 Members. Its services to its Members, and the broader educational community, include professional counselling for principals and vice-principals, professional learning opportunities and input into education policy decisions.
With your broad perspective of education in Ontario acquired through elementary and/or secondary school administration, you will have the requisite credibility and credentials to offer valuable professional counsel to principals and vice-principals. In addition to providing one-to-one support and advice as well as topical group workshops, you will have the chance to build on OPC’s current offerings with ideas for new, state-of-the-art services that will help to advance public education in Ontario. As a member of OPC’s Senior Staff, you will support the work of the Executive and Council, and offer your insight into the issues affecting principals and vice-principals working in schools.
In addition to your experience with school board and provincial level initiatives, you have developed a sound understanding of the legal issues facing Ontario principals and vice-principals. A team player with outstanding people skills, your creativity, thought leadership and presentation skills will engage and support OPC Members and help them to achieve even greater standards of excellence in public education.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working as a member of both the Protective Services Team and the Senior Staff at the OPC, the Protective Services Consultant will provide advice and support to OPC Members, represent Members in workplace investigations and discipline matters, develop relationships with school board leadership teams to enhance Member support, and 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. There is a salary range for this position beginning at $150,000 per annum.
The Protective Services Consultant will
• be a vital part of the OPC’s Senior Staff, not only in support of our Protective Services Team but for the OPC as a whole
• work out of the OPC office in Toronto
The Protective Services Consultant will have
• significant experience as a principal or vice-principal; experience in both panels would be an asset but is not required
• a thorough knowledge of Ontario’s education sector, including legislation, regulations, and Ministry and school board policies
• strong communication skills, including an ability to listen empathetically and respond clearly with accurate advice, as well as to advocate for Members with school board senior staff
• an aptitude for consultation and team work
• the ability to keep a database up-to-date by recording important details from each call and including a record of the advice provided
• other leadership opportunities in Ontario’s public education system would be an asset.
Applicants are asked to submit
• A letter of application (cover letter)
• A curriculum vitae
• Contact information for two professional references
Complete application packages must be received electronically or in paper format at the OPC office no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Applications should be marked to the attention of Judith Peden, Office Manager at email@example.com or mailed/faxed to Judith at
20 Queen St. W., Suite 2700, P.O. Box 7 Toronto, ON M5H 3R3 Fax: 1-866-412-5976
Applicants being considered for interviews must be available for interviews on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
The 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 age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, and all other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Greater Essex County District School Board invites applications for the position of
SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION – 2 POSITIONS
The positions are being advertised internally and externally.
Qualified persons are invited to apply in writing quoting file number 2019-29 on or before
4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 to:
Director of Education
Greater Essex County District School Board
451 Park Street West
Windsor, ON N9A 6K1
Applications are invited from dynamic leaders who hold Supervisory Officer qualifications in Ontario, or are currently enrolled in the Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications Program and plan to complete certification within two years of date of appointment. The appointments begin August 1, 2019.
The person filling in for each position will work as part of a team of Superintendents to provide leadership and direction for our school system. Restructuring of senior staff portfolios is currently under review. Responsibilities will include areas of instructional leadership, supervision of schools, as well as system responsibilities. An understanding of both, elementary and secondary panels would be beneficial.
In the selection process, consideration will be given to each applicant’s professional and academic qualifications and to the variety and scope of their professional experiences. Consideration will also be given to interpersonal skills, organizational and management abilities, problem solving capacity and communication skills.
Included with the letter of application shall be a detailed personal vita, a one page statement of the applicant’s philosophy of leadership, a self-evaluation of strengths and capabilities, and names and authorization to contact three references.
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion the Greater Essex County District School Board welcomes and encourages applicants from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, racial and gender identities, as well as from people with disabilities to apply and self-identify. We will make the necessary accommodations for applicants to support all aspects of the recruitment process under AODA. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you require assistance with any accommodations.
Superintendent of Education
Share the challenge of shaping our future to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student.
The Peel District School Board is a recognized leader in helping students learn, achieve success and prepare for the global workplace of the 21st century. We are the second largest school board in Canada, with 153,800 students in 253 schools, serving the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
If you are an innovative education leader, seize this opportunity to join our dynamic senior team. We are creating a list of qualified candidates for future leadership positions, and invite applications from individuals who have a Supervisory Officer Certificate, or are currently enrolled in the SOQP and will obtain their certificate no later than August 1, 2020. With an outstanding educational background that includes an excellent performance appraisal within the last 5 years, you will demonstrate a depth and breadth of leadership experiences encompassing a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Principal. Experience in both the elementary and secondary panels is an asset.
An Information Session for prospective applicants will be held at the HJA Brown Education Centre, Inglewood Room, 5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 1C6, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Angela Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Thursday, April 18, 2019.
For detailed information about this opportunity and application details, please visit the job board in the "Jobs" section of our website at www.peelschools.org.
A completed application package is due electronically, no later than Friday, May 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., addressed to:
Director of Education c/o email@example.com
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates based on job-specific criteria. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to have a criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.
The Ontario Principal's Council, in partnership with Ontario Supervisory Officials Association requires instructors/Mentors for the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program.
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 Criteria for SOQP Instructors/ MentorsWhen 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.