The Durham District School Board (DDSB) invites applications from qualified candidates for the above position, which will begin as soon as possible following appointment by the Board of Trustees.

The Superintendent of Education/Family of Schools leads and supports administrative staff within schools in the areas of student achievement, equity, staffing, communication, organization, professional development and capacity building, climate and direction setting, and parent-student-teacher-Trustee concerns. Experience leading teams and managing system level change initiatives are assets. The Superintendent will also be assigned a portfolio by the Director of Education. Experience in the secondary panel is an asset.

The Superintendent of Education/Family of Schools is responsible for working with a committed team of educational leaders within this school district of 70,000 students, 7,300 plus staff, and 132 schools and learning centres. As part of the senior administrative team, the successful candidate will provide direction, monitor, guide and implement processes and structures that will enable our Board to meet its goals as outlined in Ignite Learning, the multi-year plan.

QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must hold Ontario Supervisory Officer qualifications or be eligible for direct entry into a Supervisory Officer program. The successful candidate will display the following characteristics: superior interpersonal, communication, team-building and management skills, systems thinking, proven track record in community engagement, strong evidence of student achievement and system success. Secondary and elementary school leadership, demonstrated change management skill set; and equity and technology experience are assets.

The above criteria will be used by the selection team to develop a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed.

In accordance with Board Policy 4112.1, the Hiring Committee will be composed of Trustees and Superintendents.

Interested persons should provide a resume (7 copies), specific to the above criteria, to:

Faye Thorek, Thorek/Scott and Partners, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 702, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1J8

E-mail:, Fax: 416-365-3240

This posting closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018.

The Durham District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our Region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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.

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