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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has been offering quality, inclusive, faith- based education for over 183 years. With 43 Elementary Schools, 5 Secondary Schools and the St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to meet the needs of over 40,000 learners, WCDSB’s Catholic Schools are the heart of the community, where we strive for success for each and a place for all.
The Board is seeking an outstanding candidate as its new Director of Education. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Director will work to support and achieve the board’s Mission, Vision and Beliefs to “educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world”. For further information on WCDSB, please visit the board’s website: www.wcdsb.ca
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the mission and ministry of Catholic education. They will possess the requisite educational and professional qualifications to assume the role (in accordance with the Education Act), along with a solid and progressive track record of exemplary senior leadership, excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills.
A detailed candidate profile for the role is currently under development. Requests for additional information about the role and/or suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may be submitted in confidence to email@example.com – or by contacting Kevin Kobus at (416) 571- 1587 or Jordene Lyttle at (416) 850-1650. To confidentially apply for this opportunity, please forward a detailed cover letter and résumé; a one-page statement of your personal philosophy of Catholic education; a list of four references (who will not be contacted without prior consent); and a written pastoral reference letter quoting Project#WCDSB2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday July 15 , 2022.
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Promeus Inc. are committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome interest and/or applications from all qualified candidates and with a diversity of backgrounds, without exception, and are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process. Please advise us of any accommodation measures you may require during the search process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
A rewarding, mission-critical mandate for an accomplished, faith-centred educator combining knowledge of the current key issues in education, an understanding of curriculum and program delivery, a commitment to Indigenous education, a strong grasp of human rights and equity principles, including anti-racism and anti-oppression, and a strong vision for Catholic education.
About the Halton Catholic District School Board
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 37,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across the Board’s 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, HCDSB provides students and staff with the tools they need to realize their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.
About the Role
As the Board’s new Director of Education (Chief Executive Officer) and Secretary of the Board, you will lead by example to champion the cause of Catholic education in Ontario by leveraging your thorough knowledge in this field and in-depth understanding of the Education Act and related regulations and legislation. A visionary, inclusive and self-aware leader with a reflective, participative, collegial, and effective approach, conducive to managing and leading a sizeable and complex organization, you are passionate about working with the senior leadership team and the Trustees, both as individuals and as valued members of the HCDSB.
Focused on providing faith-centered leadership to achieve equitable outcomes for all students and staff to Achieve, Believe, and Belong, you will provide oversight to the Board’s Catholic faith, community, and culture portfolio. You will promote a Catholic faith that is holistic, welcoming, and inclusive to all students and staff with the Catholic lens extending across educational programs, staff, and community.
Leading vision into organizational practice, you will translate values into action in the schools and communities, promote Indigenous education in all aspects of curriculum, and support achievement for Indigenous students. One of your primary goals as Director of Education will be dismantling systemic barriers to student achievement and well-being by addressing disproportionalities and disparities in outcomes for historically underserved and underrepresented communities, grounded in data collection and analysis. This will include building capacity across the HCDSB staff at every level, inspiring accountability, and modeling integrity to build a workforce reflective of the HCDSB community at all levels of the organization. Leading by example, you will be a champion for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
An excellent communicator, you will foster effective, proactive media and public relations. You will promote transparent, timely and open communication that builds stakeholder trust, connects with all staff across the system and into the HCDSB community, and uses the changing face of modern communications to build positive, productive relationships among staff and with internal and external stakeholders. This will include welcoming participation at the grass roots level, proactively seeking collaboration with community stakeholders dedicated to supporting historically underserved and underrepresented communities, while creating opportunities for the community, staff, and students to interact.
An effective listener with a collaborative and balanced approach to problem-solving and decision-making, you can translate goals and issues into solutions, and center the student perspective, voice and identity while addressing complex system projects and needs.
About the Candidate
To be considered for the role of Director of Education (Chief Executive Officer) and Secretary of the Board, you must not only be able to meet the requirements, qualifications, duties, and responsibilities as prescribed in the Education Act, but also have a strong knowledge of, and commitment to, the philosophy of courageous leadership of the Halton Catholic District School Board. Accountable to the publicly elected Trustees that constitute the HCDSB, you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of broader social and economic impacts on education.
This key senior mandate calls for an inspiring, faith-based leader with an executive presence, strong financial and HR management, and a zeal to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. Skilled in governance, analytical and interpersonal abilities with the capacity to lead effectively in a team-oriented, union environment, you are student, staff, and community focused. Visibly active in your local parish, with established partnerships in the Catholic community across Halton Region, you bring an empathetic and proactive understanding and awareness of various service organizations and community services, (including those within the Hamilton diocese in the HCDSB catchment area) along with the ability to forge partnerships with and amongst them.
Given the scope of this directorship, you will have a working understanding of the corporate secretarial responsibility of the HCDSB, and the use of effective policies and procedures to lead through the use of reporting systems in a multi-tiered corporate structure. A background in human resources, likely achieved in the education field, is also essential, coupled with experience in, or a working knowledge of, special and adult education, the collective bargaining process, media relations, and information technology.
To apply to this challenging and rewarding executive position in Catholic education in Ontario, submit your application to Phelps at email@example.com, specifying the job title in the subject line of your-mail. Application deadline: July 25th, 2022.
At HCDSB, we are 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. We will make interview and employment accommodations during the selection process, based on any of the human rights protected grounds. Please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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At HCDSB, we are committed to creating safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools.
Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students and staff from discrimination based on the protected grounds.
Our commitment to provide ongoing opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to identify and eliminate discriminatory systemic barriers under the Code is embedded in our Equity and Inclusive Education Policy.
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board provides Catholic education to 6,000 plus students in 18 schools throughout the area of Greater Sudbury. The School Board is governed by six publicly elected trustees and has over 700 staff members. The City of Greater Sudbury is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario at the convergence of three major highways. It is composed of a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Greater Sudbury is considered a city of lakes, containing 330 lakes and has the largest lake contained within a city, Lake Wahnapitae.
Our School Board is host to and celebrates diverse cultures and is comprised of dedicated staff committed to high quality education that inspires and promotes lifelong learning. The Board is currently seeking a Superintendent of School Effectiveness to join our dynamic team.
Reporting to the Director of Education, the position will require the successful candidate to:
-Provide innovative leadership and administrative effectiveness within a K to 12 family of schools and a variety of portfolios
-Work proactively with the Board’s senior administrative team in executing the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan
-Have an appreciation and/or experience in effectively supporting French as a Second Language programming
-Effectively lead school improvement, student achievement and well-being initiatives
-Possess a positive attitude and have a demonstrated track record of forming and sustaining strong community partnerships
-Work successfully with principals, teachers, support staff, parents, and students in an environment of trust and respect
-Successfully lead and promote innovation and change management
-Participate as a member of the leadership team in labour and employee relations, such as negotiations, grievance resolution, provisions of supervision, guidance and support
-Manage system budget(s) and ensure due diligence and fiscal accountability
The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
-Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications Program (completed or in progress)
-Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
-Parts 1 & 2 Religious Education Additional Qualifications Program
-Proven expertise in instructional leadership and commitment to educational programs and services that upholds the philosophy and traditions of Catholic education
-Demonstrated understanding of the diverse nature of our school communities and evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity
-Have experience and/or a sound understanding of elementary and secondary programing, including Ministry initiatives
-A record of wide-ranging experience in school and board-wide activities
-Superior interpersonal skills, exhibiting confidentiality, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution and issue-based problem-solving techniques
-Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and computer skills
-Exemplary organizational skills and the ability to work independently within a fast-paced environment
-Strong work ethic and initiative
-Fluency in both French and English is a definite asset
-Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and be able to travel
The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory police record check: Vulnerable Sector Check.
The successful applicant is expected to assume the position by September 2022.
If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to student achievement make you an ideal candidate for this position please submit a complete application package no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022, online through our website at sudburycatholicschools.simplication.com including;
-A cover letter
-A current resume including relevant leadership experience
-A copy of your current Ontario College of Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications
-A current pastoral reference (form available upon request)
-A one-page description of the expected impact you will have as senior leader with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board
-The two most recent performance appraisals
-Two professional letters of recommendation
-Names and contact information of three (3) professional references, one of which must be your current Director of Education
As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity, the Sudbury Catholic School Board also actively seeks applications from individuals with equity-seeking populations.
All applicants are thanked for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is being collected under the authority of the Education Act and will be used for employee recruitment and selection purposes. For questions about this collection of information please contact Human Resources Services at (705) 673-5620.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, or if you have questions about this collection of information, please contact Human Resources Services at (705) 673-5620.
Thank you for your interest in Sudbury Catholic Schools.