Associate Director of Education

Job Title:
Associate Director of Education
Job Location:
York Catholic District School Board – Aurora
York Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting:

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.

Major Responsibilities:
• 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

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