Superintendent

Job Location
Academic Services, 345 Livingstone Street East, Barrie, Ontario
Employer
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting

With 51 schools, over 24,000 students and more than 4,000 employees, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) is a Catholic education community bound together by our beliefs. Our facilities are located in some of the most beautiful natural settings in the province. Our Board encompasses a large and dynamic mixture of urban centers, small towns and rural areas throughout Central Ontario. We offer excellent programs, resources and supports so that students are provided with every opportunity to reach their future goals and aspirations. Our school district is still the home of many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work together as part of a new relationship on this territory.

Open To: Open Competition
Job Location: Academic Services, 345 Livingstone Street East, Barrie, Ontario
Position Type / Hours: Full-Time Permanent. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 35 hours weekly, plus overtime as required
Annual Compensation: $143,170

Based in the Academic Services headquarters in Barrie, Ontario, the position is responsible for providing Catholic faith-filled leadership to the Programme Team (Kindergarten to Grade 12) with a particular focus on mathematics and literacy. Reporting to the Superintendent of Programme Services and working as a member of the Programme leadership team, the successful candidate will assist in setting strategic and operational directions for the Board, within the described programme areas of mathematics and literacy supporting equitable outcomes for student achievement and the priorities of the multi year strategic plan.

The successful candidate will work in a constructive and active leadership role as a member of the Board’s leadership team, managing all aspects of the assigned central portfolio responsibilities, including program delivery and the oversight of system budgets, ensuring due diligence and fiscal accountability. The role also includes preparing reports and presenting to the Educational Leadership Council and the Board of Trustees, as required by the Superintendent.

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of portfolio-specific policies and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of program delivery, while managing organizational risk and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements. The successful candidate will
consistently demonstrate a commitment to: equity, diversity, and inclusion; practicing culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy; and implementing universal designs for learning. The role also involves program analysis using effective and efficient research and planning principles. The successful candidate will consistently demonstrate a commitment to upholding Catholic values, Catholic social teaching, and relevant legislation including the protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The successful candidate will support the development and build the capabilities of leaders, educators and support staff by role-modelling effective team behaviours, demonstrating personal leadership resources and technical competence, while meeting or exceeding commitments to internal/external partners and stakeholders. The role will also champion growth plans and career development opportunities for staff, while gaining their commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Board by creating an innovative learning environment through coaching, development, motivation and monitoring of employee performance.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
All applicants must possess Ontario Supervisory Officer Qualifications or attest to enrolling in the SOQP Program within two years of the initial start date. Once enrolled in the SOQP Program, candidates must complete the certification within two years as outlined in the Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications in accordance with The Ontario College of Teachers Act (1996) Regulation 176/10, in addition to a valid Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Qualifications.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of school leadership experience (Principal or equivalent) in an educational environment; with preferred experience in both the elementary and secondary panels, including proven experience working constructively within a variety of areas including leadership development, academic programme
development, and student achievement planning . The successful candidate will consistently demonstrate a commitment to: First Nation, Métis and Inuit education, equity, diversity, and inclusion; practicing culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy; and implementing universal design for learning. The role requires expertise in working constructively in the area of mathematics and literacy development (Kindergarten to Grade 12), to align with board priorities, government initiatives and legislative requirements. Basic or additional qualifications in Mathematics (or equivalent) are a requirement of this position.

The successful candidate will have:
①proven experience in leading teams, providing ongoing supervision and support to staff using participatory, collaborative and solution-focused principles;
②superior interpersonal skills exhibiting confidentiality, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution and issue-based problem-solving techniques;
③strong budgetary and financial accountability skills;
④excellent communication, presentation and computer skills; and
⑤a valid driver’s license, or access to a vehicle and the ability to travel across the school district and the province to represent SMCDSB at multiple functions within schools and throughout the Ontario Education Sector.

The SMCDSB is committed to equitable hiring practices that provide equal opportunities for all applicants to be successful. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. In support of our SMCDSB strategic priorities, we are seeking individuals who reflect diverse identities, lived experiences and perspectives to assist the board in reflecting the community we serve. Our equitable hiring initiative is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code to ensure that our hiring practices remain equitable to candidates from groups protected by the prohibited grounds under the Code.

Interested candidates must forward in confidence, a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to hr@smcdsb.on.ca by August 8, 2024 Please quote job posting number 263/23-24 in the subject line.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process upon request. Accommodation queries should be directed to the Human Resources Department at hr@smcdsb.on.ca.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a condition of employment, new employees to SMCDSB are required, by legislation, to submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at the SMCDSB.

THE BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Frances Bagley
Director of Education

Maria Hardie
Chair, Board of Trustees

Job Location
5200 Wellington Road South, London ON
Employer
London District Catholic School Board
Description-Job Posting

SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
Salary $140,000-185,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications

Commencing August 19, 2024, and reporting to the Executive Superintendent of School and Learning Services, the Superintendent of Education who is appointed will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Council and will be responsible for the supervision of academic programs and staff in a family of schools. We are currently seeking a Superintendent with Elementary qualifications and experience.

As Superintendent of Education, you will share responsibility for supporting the Board’s mission of serving our students through excellence in Catholic Education. You will provide exceptional leadership in service to all students through implementation of the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Board plan for student achievement. You have demonstrated strong commitment to Catholic faith and to the mission and ministry of Catholic education and have a proven track record in leading a learning agenda focused on student engagement and well-being, improved student learning, and student achievement. You will work to enhance community partnerships with the home, school, parish and community.

The successful candidates shall possess, at the time of the application:
• Ontario Supervisory Officer Certification, as specified by the Ministry of Education, completed or in progress
• Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration
• Master’s Degree
• Outstanding instructional and servant leadership in a Catholic or other School District with several years’ experience as an administrator demonstrating an unwavering belief that all students can succeed
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with staff and parents
• Demonstrated exemplary leadership and coaching practices and the necessary cognitive, social and psychological resources outlined in the Catholic Leadership Framework
• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team engaged in innovative and system thinking
• Religious Education additional qualifications preferred

Preference will be given to candidates with Assistant/Acting Superintendent or Superintendent experience.

Qualified applicants must provide the following:
• a current resume of qualifications and experience
• a cover letter
• a Pastoral Reference letter
• a one-page statement highlighting why you want to serve the LDCSB as a Superintendent of Education
• the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your immediate supervisor.

***External candidates must also produce a copy of their Catholic baptismal certificate.

Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, to: Susan Nickle, Executive Superintendent of Human Resources and General Counsel, London District Catholic School Board, 5200 Wellington Road South, London, Ontario N6E 3X8 via: snickle@ldcsb.ca.

Please be advised that, due to the current needs of the Board, only the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview at this time.

The London District Catholic School Board is committed to providing workplace accommodations. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

V. Romeo, Director
G. Pizzuti, Chair