JOB POSTINGS


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SOQP Facilitator

OPSOA has successfully offered the Supervisory Officer Qualification Program (SOQP) to our aspiring members since April 2021. To manage the process of offering SOQP for our organization, OPSOA will be hiring a SOQP Facilitator. Please share this posting with recently retired or retiring OPSOA members who may be interested in leading the Supervisory Officer Qualification Program for OPSOA. 

Qualifications

  • A recently retired or retiring OPSOA Member.

  • A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers or with the appropriate professional regulatory body.

  • A minimum five (5) years experience as a public Supervisory Officer in Ontario.

  • Experience working in a variety of portfolios and responsibilities.

  • Experience with facilitating adult learning.

  • Experience with demonstrating a deep understanding of equity, anti-oppression, and anti-racism.

  • Experience being a formal mentor e.g. SOQP, OPSOA.

  • Experience with provincial initiatives.

  • Has demonstrated commitment to the profession, post-retirement.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the delivery of the four instructional modules and leadership practicum following the criteria outlined in the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program Guideline, July 2017.

  • Collaborates closely with the OPSOA Executive Director and the OPSOA Executive Assistant in the coordination of all SOQP processes.

  • Markets the OPSOA SOQP offerings with school boards and education networks.

  • Hosts OPSOA SOQP Information sessions for potential candidates.

  • Manages the registration and approval process of SOQP candidates, within legislative requirements.

  • Responds to all candidate inquiries.

  • Hires, in collaboration with the OPSOA Executive, SOQP Module Mentors.

  • Supports the professional learning of SOQP Module Mentors.

  • Collaborates with the SOQP Module Mentors to identify and invite module presenters, develop agendas and module materials, and posts all documents within the SOQP portal.

  • Receives feedback from the SOQP Module Mentors and candidates, the SOQP Advisory Board, the OPSOA Board, and Senior Teams from Boards of Education regarding recommendations related to course content, method of instruction, timelines and relevancy and conducts revisions accordingly.

  • Monitors candidate completion of modules and leadership practicum.

  • Reviews a candidate’s performance when concerns with program requirements are raised by the SOQP Module Mentors.

  • Responds to appeals of unsatisfactory evaluation results.

  • Liaises with the Ontario College of Teachers’ Registrar and staff.

  • Participates in OPSOA Professional Learning offerings.

  • Provides reports to the OPSOA Board of Directors upon request.

  • Facilitates annual meetings of the SOQP Advisory Committee.

  • Other duties as they arise/assigned.

Term and Remuneration

The position begins September 1, 2022, or on a date that is mutually agreeable. The term of this role will be three (3) years with an option to re-apply for an one-year extension. The renumeration for this position is $500 +HST daily to a maximum of 50 days annually. An extension to the number of days assigned to this role may be granted by the OPSOA Executive and will be reviewed annually. Questions regarding the role may be directed to OPSOA Executive Director, Joy Badder at joy@opsoa.org.

Applications

Candidates applying for the position of SOQP Facilitator will be required to submit a cover letter, Resume, Ontario College of Teachers Certification (Academic Supervisory Officers) or Ministry of Education (Business Supervisory Officers) and two professional references with permission to contact. Application packages should be submitted to Catherine Barnes at cbarnes@opsoa.org by 12 pm on August 22, 2022. 

Applicants selected to be interviewed will be asked to participate in a vitual interview later that week.

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The Ottawa Carleton District School Board is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and offers students and parents a world of choice for learning. Our 147 schools offer a wide range of programs to promote learning excellence and meet the individual needs of students, parents, and the community at large. Our schools are teaching communities where principals, vice-principals, teachers and support staff nurture student well-being and challenge students to achieve their best.

We seek creative, dynamic, committed education leaders to join our senior management team as:

Superintendent of Instruction

Reporting to the Associate Director of Education, School Operations, the Superintendent of Instruction will serve as a senior instructional leader for elementary and secondary schools within a geographic area, and lead the development and implementation of various strategic, system initiatives, centring equity and human rights in all aspects of your leadership.

A passionate educator whose motivation and interest are deeply anchored in the well-being, achievement and learning needs of all students, in an inclusive learning environment, you are an excellent communicator and relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and a proven commitment to working positively, collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of stakeholders, including trustees, parents, students, employees, unions, and diverse communities and community members.

You have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and effective leadership to remove barriers, address anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism and champion the advancement of human rights for students, staff and community.

Qualified applicants must hold a relevant Master’s degree and possess, or be eligible to obtain, Ontario Academic Supervisory Officer Qualifications as determined by the Ontario College of Teachers. . Completed applications, including a resume and cover letter, should be submitted to socompetitions@ocdsb.ca no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022.

The successful candidate must be available to assume the role beginning December 2022. This process may also be used to create an eligibility list for consideration as future vacancies become available.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and is committed to achieving equity fall all students and staff and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.

Applicants who may require accommodations at any point in the selection process are invited to contact socompetitions@ocdsb.ca

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Call for Applications

EKO Board of Directors

Empowered Kids Ontario-Enfants Avenir Ontario (EKO) is seeking diverse and eligible individuals to serve as volunteer Directors, for a three-year renewable term beginning November 2022. We actively encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented communities.

EKO is a federally incorporated registered charitable member organization dedicated to kids with disabilities and their families living their best lives. A member of the Children’s Health Coalition, a collective of Ontario’s leading children’s health organizations, EKO represents a growing membership of Ontario’s publicly supported child development and rehabilitation agencies and is the provincial voice for evidence-based insights on policy, programs and investment in this sector.

Our Board Directors are dedicated to the organization’s mission. We believe a strong and effective board is central to realize fully EKO’s potential. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our Directors are active advocates and ambassadors for the association and to child development.

About EKO

For 45 years, EKO has been supporting members through advocacy, engagement and learning, building capacity to serve kids with disabilities and their families, advancing the reputation of Ontario’s child development sector, and providing thought leadership to ensure kids with disabilities and their families live their best lives. We work extensively with government, non-profit partners, and the research community to coordinate and encourage the delivery of service in new and innovative ways.

Strong voices at our Board table are integral to leading EKO in today’s complex health and social care environment. We are seeking directors to advance the association’s strategic priorities, the diversity of our stakeholders, and the on-going demands of today’s world.

To fulfill our child and family-focused mission, our culture of respect and inclusivity is a cornerstone of our operations. Variety of thought and perspective is essential to achieving our goals. We actively recruit volunteers and staff who represent the diversity of living experiences of the families we serve.

EKO’s Values

We believe all children and youth with disabilities live their best lives when families are at the centre of care, when service providers collaborate and act upon evidence, and when public policy is in alignment. We act with integrity and value shared leadership, collaboration, and change that makes a real difference in the lives of families.

The Position

The EKO Board of Directors is responsible for effective governance of the association through oversight of strategic planning, fiscal review and determination of mission-related policy.

As a governance board, Directors are collectively accountable for the oversight of the management of association activities and affairs. The key responsibilities of Directors include:

  • Review, approve, and monitor the mission and strategic direction of the association, and ensure that activities and programs are aligned

  • Formulate, approve and review the association’s strategic and governance policies

  • Elect or appoint officers of the association

  • Appoint the CEO, evaluate their performance and determine their compensation

  • Approve annual budgets and monitor financial performance

  • Monitor organizational risks and approve risk management procedures

Directors meet six times per year, both by Zoom and in-person. Directors are expected to read materials in advance of meetings and come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. Directors may also serve on standing committees that support the work of the Board and actively participate in committee work.

Candidates

We welcome all candidates. At this time, we are particularly interested in candidates who are passionate and have a strong commitment to our mission, vision and values, and who bring the skills and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Experience in or understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, auditing and/or analyzing financial statements, managing strategic direction, financial performance, and risk management needs of an organization

  • Expertise or background in Ontario’s K-12 Education system as an administrator, policy maker, researcher, or teacher

  • Not for profit management

  • As a client, caregiver, researcher, service provider, or policy maker in the child development and rehabilitation sector

EKO’s strives to live our culture as an organization, and we are recruiting for cultural contribution. We invite participation from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in moving our mission, vision and values forward. In particular, we encourage perspectives of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, Trans, Non-Binary, LGBTQ2S.

As a provincial association, EKO is interested in candidate representation across Ontario.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining the EKO Board of Directors, please:

Applications should be submitted no later than Thursday, September 8th. Accommodations for disabilities will be made available upon request.

Letters of interest and resumes will be presented to the EKO Board Development & Governance Committee for review. We will only contact those who will be on a short list for further consideration and/or an interview. The Committee will recommend a slate to the full Board for approval in October 2022, and to the EKO membership at the Annual Meeting in November. Only the names of the individuals appointed to the Board will be made public.

About Empowered Kids Ontario-Enfants Avenir Ontario

Empowered Kids Ontario is a member association representing Ontario’s publicly supported child development and rehabilitation agencies that provide evidence-based, family-centred care to kids with disabilities and their families so they can live their best lives. EKO is a member of the Children’s Health Coalition, a collective of Ontario’s leading children’s health organizations. Follow us: @EmpoweredKidsONfacebook.com/EmpoweredKidsON Instagram.com/empoweredkids LinkedIn.empoweredkidsontario

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Superintendent of Finance and Treasurer

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

Educating for Success – Inspiring learning, developing well-being and building social responsibility”

(www.ocdsb.ca)

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (‘OCDSB’) is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and offers students and parents a world of choice for learning. Its 147 schools offer a wide range of programs to promote learning excellence and meet the individual needs of students, parents, and the community at large. OCDSB schools are teaching communities where principals, vice-principals, teachers, and support staff nurture student well-being and challenge students to achieve their best.

Under the general direction of the Director of Education, the Superintendent of Finance and Treasurer, is responsible for providing strategic, ethical and equitable leadership and direction to the financial services department. This includes financial planning and management, school finances and procurement. The Superintendent of Finance represents the Board to external partners and stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, the Council of School Board Business Officials and others. The Superintendent will also lead the development and approval of the District’s $1 billion annual budget, in support of the District’s strategic plan and priorities.

As the ideal candidate, you are a respected and forward-thinking business leader with a proven track record of successfully providing strategic financial advice at the management level. You are described by your peers as an innovative and strategic thinker, an excellent communicator and relationship-builder with strong interpersonal skills and a proven commitment to working positively, collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

You have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and effective leadership to remove barriers, address anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism, and are a champion of the advancement of human rights for students, staff and community.

Qualified applicants must hold an acceptable post-secondary degree, a CPA designation, or equivalent and possess (or be eligible and willing to obtain) Ontario Business Supervisory Officer Qualifications as determined by the Ministry of Education.

If you are interested in applying for this important role, please submit your Cover Letter and CV to John Caminiti and Mike Young from Boyden Executive Search at myoung@boyden.com.

Please note that applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 2, 2022. The successful candidate should be available to assume the role by November 1, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The ODCDSB is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.