Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership, support and direction for the delivery of multi-faceted services to schools and departments within the Catholic Education Centre (CEC). In addition, the Associate Director leads the development, review and maintenance of the Board’s Policies, as well as its Leadership Development Strategy, the Pandemic Plan and related matters.
• Provide leadership and expertise, including the fostering of diverse and inclusive learning environments, to the Superintendents of Education: School Leadership (Secondary and Elementary) in the effective and efficient operation of schools, addressing issues as they arise through a lens of legislative obligations and Board policy, and while ensuring equitable, inclusive and transparent processes.
• Model the principles of equity and inclusion as articulated in Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan, the Board’s Equity Action and Accountability Plan and in all of the Board’s defined priorities and strategies. Foster equity and inclusiveness in the development and implementation of programs and services. Promote a positive human rights and equity culture that eliminates discriminatory practices and encourages positive systemic change.
• Oversee the Curriculum, Programs and Assessment Services, and associated Superintendent, to achieve and maintain the highest quality of educational programs that meet the changing education needs of students. Provide leadership to ensure that educational programs incorporate new developments in education including the application of culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy and equity principles and the appropriate use of technology.
• Oversee the Exceptional Learners programs, and associated Superintendent, to achieve and maintain the highest quality of special education programs and services in local schools. Provide leadership to ensure that programs and services incorporate appropriate support for the spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional needs of every student.
• Oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of the Board Leadership Development Strategy.
• Oversee and manage the Board’s Pandemic Response and Re-Entry Plans.
• Through the lens of the Board’s Meta Policy, recommend, implement and administer all Board policies through collaboration with the various stakeholders of the Policy Steering Committee and Policy Review Committee.
• Develop various reports, documents and related materials as well as maintain the Associate Director’s office operating budget.
• Support Corporate Departments and Services within the Catholic Education Centre.
• Establish and maintain constructive communication and effective working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
• Initiate and lead various special projects as assigned by the Director of Education.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Masters Degree: M.Ed or M.A., Masters of Theology or related field.
• Completion of Ontario Supervisory Officer Qualification, SOQP through CCDO
• Minimum 10 years’ successful classroom teaching experience and 5 years in a senior leadership position.
• Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, effective management of school environments and have demonstrated an effective knowledge of the stresses and demands in a leadership role in order to support the academic Superintendents
• Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
• Specialist: Religious Education (Additional Basic Qualification Courses).
Skills and Competencies:
• Demonstrate a commitment to the preservation and strengthening of publicly funded Catholic education.
• Exhibit outstanding leadership skills, demonstrated in a variety of positions of responsibility.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Board’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan.
• Possess superior communication, interpersonal, leadership, and political acumen skills.
• Demonstrated ability to balance multiple and sometimes conflicting demands from various stakeholders, including union/employee group partners.
• Demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to human rights and equity. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues of marginalized groups and ways to work collaboratively with diverse communities in an anti-oppressive/anti-racist/culturally relevant and responsive manner. Demonstrate a commitment to promote equitable practices which value inclusiveness and diversity.
Interested applicants may apply by April 23, 2021, at 5:00 pm through the Careers page, Management & Professional https://www.ycdsb.ca/careers/
Thank you for taking the time to apply for this position. We appreciate your interest in the York Catholic District School Board, however, only applicants selected to continue to the interview process will be contacted by Human Resources.
Commitment to Equity
YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment. We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.
The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.
Vulnerable Sector Screening
As a condition of employment with the York Catholic District School Board, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory "Vulnerable Sector Screening" prior to the commencement of any employment duties.
Catholic Education Centre
320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1 - (905) 713-1211
Transforming the world through witness, faith, innovation and action: The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly funded Catholic school board, is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We serve students from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and are proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario.
Working in partnership with parents, teachers, unions, associations, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the wider community, the TCDSB educates students to their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential in an inclusive learning community imbued with Catholic faith. With a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community, the TCDSB serves more than 92,000 students in 201 schools, employs 14,000 staff and represents close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.
With the upcoming departure of the current Associate Director, Facilities, Business and Community Development, the TCDSB seeks a visionary leader to support the growth and success of its students, staff and communities, and effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.
Responsible to the Board of Trustees through the Director of Education, the Associate Director serves as TCDSB’s chief commercial officer. The Associate Director is accountable to bring a commercial lens to the operations of the Board, and to support the Trustees and Director in the ongoing compliance with provincial law and curriculum.
The ideal candidate will bring an acute business mindset to operations, finance, information technology, infrastructure, communications, human resources, and governance. With high emotional intelligence and a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of innovation, with a passion for Catholic education and TCDSB’s vision: transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action.
The successful candidate will:
+ Represent Catholic education executive leadership locally and provincially by demonstrating a commitment to the strengthening of publicly-funded Catholic education;
+ Champion a strong education vision within the complexities of the City of Toronto;
+ Demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and energy conservation;
+ Provide ongoing strategic and integrated leadership in the financial, business, property maintenance, capital development, and information technology areas;
+ Influence (through the Director) the development and formation of Board policy;
+ Lead and engage both non-union management and unionized staff (total staffing approximately 1,000) to ensure service excellence; and
+ Ensure (through the reporting CFO) that budgets and plans, quality assurance measures, checks and balances and appropriate accountability measures are in place.
The ideal candidate will have:
+ Have 10+ years of proven leadership experience in large, complex, organizations;
+ Possess a university degree in business, engineering or a related/relevant field;
+ Professional qualifications in property management, real estate or development, architecture or engineering;
+ A proven ability to create and sustain the building and maintenance of excellent working relationships;
+ Exceptional analytical and business skills required to deal with the complexities of a publicly funded catholic school system; and
+ Political acuity – able to advance agendas, collaborate with the Board of Trustees, government officials, colleagues from other boards, etc.
+ Experience in developing and implementing strategic direction in planning, real estate, capital development, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, operations and maintenance, and transportation in a large complex organization;
+ Demonstrated experience in guiding, inspiring and promoting a culture of collaboration among different departments in support of an organizations strategic plan;
+ Thorough knowledge of the Education Act, provincial legislation, policies and codes, and relevant City of Toronto bylaws;
+ Deep understanding of the provincial funding model, including Pupil Accommodation and Transportation grants, and the process for development and building projects; and
+ Excellent communication skills.
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For more information on this opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact:
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The TCDSB and Four Corners Group value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and equity seeking groups.
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The London District Catholic School Board invites confidential applications and nominations for the role of Director of Education. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and visionary leader who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the mission and ministry of Catholic education. Working with a dedicated administrative team and staff across the system, they will continue to advance the Board’s mission: “To serve our students through excellence in Catholic Education”, as well as the current Multi-year strategic Plan (2019 – 2023) and strategic priorities of Community and Catholicity; Student Achievement and Well- Being; Global Learning and Global Competencies; and Stewardship of Resources. The effective date of appointment is August 1, 2021 – to be negotiated in concert with the Board.
With its vision: “Inspired by Christ. Learning Together. Serving Together”, The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) seeks to develop in its students a love of God, people and self, an appreciation of prayer and a moral foundation to assist them as they journey through life. The Board has 43 elementary and 9 secondary schools, providing a full range of education experiences from Junior Kindergarten through to the completion of secondary school. In addition, Continuing Education for adult learners is available. The Board has approximately 22,000 students and employs 3,000 staff in the counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin, including the cities of London, St. Thomas, Strathroy and Woodstock. For additional information on the Board, please visit: https://www.ldcsb.ca/
A detailed candidate profile is currently under development. Requests for additional information about the role and/or suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org - or by contacting Kevin Kobus at (416) 571-1587 or Jordene Lyttle at (416) 850- 1650. To confidentially apply to this opportunity, please forward a detailed cover letter and rếsumế; 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 #LDCSB2021, to email@example.com by 12 noon on April 16, 2021. The review of all applications will commence immediately. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated as strictly confidential.
The London District Catholic 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.
The president of Loyola High School provides spiritual and educational leadership of the school in the fulfillment of its mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, University preparatory school.
As Director of the Apostolate, the president ensures the Jesuit character and Ignatian vision of the school, as articulated by the Society of Jesus. As the Loyola community’s spiritual leader, the president promotes the integration of faith and culture within the school. The president is responsible for communicating the school’s mission and vision clearly and enthusiastically by delegating responsibility and authority to others and calling them to accountability through prudent strategic planning and decision making.
The president works to lead all members of the Loyola community to do their very best in carrying out the school’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and philosophy.
The president serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Loyola High School and has overall responsibility for the school. The president provides leadership and oversight of all aspects of the school, academics, finance, planning, student affairs, enrollment, advancement, and athletics. The president works closely with the school's Leadership Team to ensure that the strategic direction and policies of the school are aligned with its mission.
The president of Loyola is jointly mandated by the Jesuit Provincial Superior and by the Board of Directors who mandate the president as the Director of the Apostolate.
All apostolic missions entrusted to the Society of Jesus are ultimately accountable to the General of that Society through appropriate methods of subsidiarity. These usually involve accountability of the Director of the apostolic work (Jesuit or lay) in close collaboration with the appropriate local superior to the Provincial who in turn is responsible to the Superior General.
In practice, the president reports to and is evaluated by the Board of Governors and works with the Board of Governors in establishing policies and strategic direction to guide the institution.
As the chief executive officer, the president has principal responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of all programs and policies.
· Serves as a compelling spokesperson for Catholic, Jesuit education within the school and beyond;
· Is the chief advocate and leader of the school’s mission;
· Works to expand the school’s resources, in particular through philanthropy by serving in a prominent role of cultivating and soliciting donors, as well as providing leadership during the school’s capital campaigns;
· Works to meet the challenges facing Loyola and secondary education, while embracing Loyola's commitment to the almost 500-year-old Jesuit educational tradition;
· Leads efforts to enhance and implement the strategic plan;
· Develops and maintains a cohesive leadership team;
· Develops and presents the budget and fiscal plan to the Board of Governors for approval;
· Assesses, evaluates, and transforms school operations and practices to increase effectiveness and efficiencies to enable Loyola to thrive in today’s competitive secondary education landscape;
· Works to grow and strengthen Loyola's diverse community and culture of inclusiveness;
· Approves hiring and dismissal of staff;
· Works collaboratively with the teachers’ association to maintain a positive and nurturing school environment and workplace.
Key Success Factors:
Focus on Mission: Loyola High School’s president embodies the institution’s mission. Recognizing and respecting Loyola's rich culture and history, the president strategically consults with a variety of constituents to successfully navigate Quebec's secondary education landscape. The president must be a key figure in the school’s ongoing efforts to develop a welcoming and diverse community and ensure the success of students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds.
Results Orientation: The president must engage students, faculty, staff, the board of governors, government, and the broad Loyola community in defining and delivering Loyola's next level of student outcomes, programmatic innovation, financial health, and sustainability.
Relationship building: The president develops and nurtures meaningful relationships with key alumni and benefactors, engages in fundraising efforts, and connect benefactors to the mission and programs of the school. By nurturing and engaging a loyal, committed base of alumni, parents, and friends, the president helps create a powerful foundation of support for the financial and academic well-being of the school.
Financial Management and Fundraising: The president works to address the school’s ongoing challenge to grow revenue for its endowment and its immediate operational needs at a level that will support continued enhancement in academic programs, increased scholarship aid and faculty resources, and ongoing capital projects.
Strategic Planning: The president, with the Board of Governors will continue to address the school’s 2020 - 2025 Strategic Objectives and ensure adherence to the Sponsorship Agreement with the Society of Jesus.
Leadership Development: The president is responsible for the development and cultivation of a dynamic, visionary, and cohesive leadership team. The president must encourage a high level of transparency to ensure all voices are heard as priorities are established and decisions are made.
Communication with Community: The president must effectively communicate the school’s mission and priorities to external constituencies, including the Society of Jesus, The Archbishop of Montreal, alumni, parents and the greater Montreal civic, educational, and business leaders.
Characteristics and Qualifications
In addition to the Key Evaluation Factors, Loyola’s president is also expected to bring many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, skills, experiences, and personal qualities:
· Commitment to Loyola's Catholic, Jesuit mission and values, including the ability to work successfully with the Society of Jesus, Local Jesuit Community, and the Diocese of Montreal;
· Decisive management skills exemplified by a record of and courage in making difficult decisions in an environment with competing demands and limited resources;
· Proven experience in utilizing a transparent, collaborative process in decision making that invites multiple perspectives;
· A record of success as a visionary executive, including exercising the fiscal skills and acumen necessary to facilitate the allocation of resources effectively and efficiently among competing needs of the school;
· Demonstrated success in securing transformational gifts and leading a comprehensive fundraising campaign;
· Excellent collaboration and consensus building abilities to bring together diverse stakeholders, and a track record of working with boards, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the larger community;
· Evidence of fostering excellence in teaching and scholarship;
· A demonstrated record of success in promoting and sustaining efforts to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff;
· Maintaining a strong appreciation for the significance of a regional athletics and extra-curricular program consistent with the values of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm to the overall image and success of the school.
· Superior communication skills, especially the ability to be an articulate advocate for Loyola to all audiences;
· Advanced academic degrees;
· Knowledge of and experience with Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education;
· Extensive administrative and supervisory experience;
· Decisive leader.
· Bilingual (English/French)
Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Office of the President:
Loyola High School
Attn: Dr. Donat Taddeo, Ph.D.
7272 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montréal, QC H4B 1R2
Ottawa Catholic School Board Superintendents are system leaders responsible for providing Catholic faith-filled leadership to support schools, departments, system-wide initiatives and the community. Contributing as one of the members of the senior executive leadership team, the successful candidate will provide exceptional leadership in supporting the Board’s Strategic Commitments and Board Improvement Plan as well as cultivate and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture throughout the School Board.
Successful candidates will be placed in an eligibility pool. Candidates will be considered for any superintendent vacancies that occur during a three year academic cycle beginning with the first year that they are placed in the eligibility pool. Any candidate not placed within this period of time will have to reapply to be considered for future positions.
The position will require the successful candidate to:
● Lead all aspects of an assigned portfolio which include ongoing supervision of staff and the development, implementation, and monitoring of system goals
● Provide instructional leadership to families of schools including overseeing the implementation of school improvement plans and the Board’s deep learning frameworks
● Represent the Board with community agencies, partners, and with the Ministry of Education
● Respond to and resolve confidential issues on behalf of the Board using positive resolution skills
● Manage system budget(s) and ensure fiscal accountability
● Prepare and present reports to the Board of Trustees and lead various system level committees
● Demonstrate excellent communication skills and a commitment to the use of digital technology
● Model a comprehensive understanding and approach to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion
Applicants must submit an electronic Leadership Portfolio that includes:
● A covering letter that speaks to the applicant’s philosophy of leadership with reference to the Ontario Catholic System Level Leadership Framework and demonstrated success as a school Principal (not to exceed 2 pages)
● A Curriculum Vitae
● Proof of completion of the Ontario Academic Supervisory Officer Qualifications (or completion within one year of the appointment)
● The applicant’s most recent performance appraisal
● A Pastoral letter to demonstrate participation in a Catholic Parish (within last two years)
● Maximum three professional letters of reference
● (External applicants must include a letter of reference from their direct supervisor as one of their three letters of reference)
● A current copy of the applicant’s Ontario certificate of qualifications (OCT)
The OCSB adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students. We recognize that diversity is a source of organizational strength and we encourage applications from all diverse groups.
Kindly submit your application electronically to: Director@ocsb.ca. Submissions accepted until 4:00 p.m. on April 16, 2021.
All applications will be acknowledged by email; however, not all applicants will necessarily be interviewed.
Interviews: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. If selected for an interview, you will receive an email including the interview date/time, location and process details. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.
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