Director of Education

Job Location:
York Catholic District School Board – Aurora
Employer:
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 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.

Accessibility
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

Job Location:
Toronto
Employer:
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting:

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.

Position Requirements
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.

Executive Search Partner
Four Corners Group www.fourcornersgroup.com

For more information on this opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact:
Sup Das, Principal sdas@fourcornersgroup.com 416-593-0900 ext. 2285

The TCDSB and Four Corners Group value inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and equity seeking groups.

TCDSB and Four Corners Group are both committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know. This document is available in alternate format(s) upon request.

Job Location:
London
Employer:
London District Catholic School Board
Description-Job Posting:

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 resumes@promeus.ca – 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 resumes@promeus.ca 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.