Job Location
Catholic Education Centre, 46 Alliance Blvd., Barrie, Ontario
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting

Open To: Open Competition
Position Type / Hours: Full-Time Permanent. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 35 hours weekly, plus overtime as required
Annual Compensation: $185,000

Based in our Academic Services offices in Barrie, Ontario, the position is responsible for providing Catholic faith-filled leadership in both local and system-wide initiatives. Working as one of the members of the Educational Leadership Council (Senior Leadership Team), the successful candidate will assist in setting strategic and operational directions for the Board, including academic, program, curriculum and support services; providing ongoing supervision, support and direction to assigned staff and setting service directions for schools.

The position will require the successful candidate to:

  • Work within a collaborative leadership model with other members of the Educational Leadership Council (Senior Leadership Team) to develop and implement on-going Catholic academic curriculum and programming needs.
  • Work in a constructive, integrative and active leadership role as a member of the Board’s Educational Leadership Council (Senior Leadership Team).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with Catholic K-12 curriculum implementation.
  • Prepare and submit reports and recommendations as requested by the Director of Education. Make recommendations to the Director of Education on matters relating to the program services operations, activities and matters that affect the achievement and well-being of students and staff.
  • Lead and direct the design, development and implementation of the Board’s Program Services operational plan through collaborative leadership practices in alignment with the Board’s Mission, Vision and strategic priorities and goals.
  • Manage system budgets, ensuring due diligence, fiscal accountability and transparency.
  • Manage, motivate and lead a team of Program Services staff.
  • Participate as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in labour and employee relations matters, such as contract negotiations and Labour-Management Committees, as required.
  • Represent the Board with community agencies and partners with full autonomy and responsibility for the role, as well as serving as a resource to appropriate Board committees.
  • Respond to and resolve any number of highly sensitive issues on behalf of the Board using constructive conflict resolution skills.
  • Develop and implement portfolio specific policies and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of services and efficient program delivery.
  • Manage organizational risk and ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide program analysis using effective and efficient research and planning principles.
  • Prepare and present reports to the Board of Trustees, as required by the Director of Education.
  • Keep abreast of new developments and initiatives related to program services that may affect the Board to assist in improving and enhancing student achievement and well-being.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will bring the following skills and experiences to the role:

  • Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications in accordance with The Ontario College of Teachers Act (1996) Regulation 176/10
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Qualifications.
  • Certified Specialist in Religious Education.
  • Current Pastoral Letter of Reference.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years leadership (Principal or equivalent) experience in a Catholic educational environment with experience in both elementary and secondary panels strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience in dealing constructively with a variety of leadership, supervisory, employee, labour and community partner relations matters.
  • Experience working constructively with parents, child advocates, community advocates and government officials.
  • Ability to recommend and co-ordinate system priorities to align with government initiatives and legislative requirements.
  • Proven experience in leading large teams, providing ongoing supervision/support to staff using humanistic and collaborative principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a Kindergarten to Grade 12 academic program with strong skills and knowledge in the areas of effective teaching, learning and assessment practices as they pertain to the delivery of the Ontario curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate the tenets of Catholic teachings, legislative requirements and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Demonstrated understanding of culturally relevant and responsive practices and principles particularly as it relates to First Nation, Inuit , and Metis communities, anti racism and oppression
  • Strong budgetary and financial accountability and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and technology skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills exhibiting confidentiality, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution and issue-based problem solving techniques.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, or access to a vehicle to be able to travel.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Anti-Racism, Truth and Reconciliation. Ontario Human Rights training or equivalent
  • Special Education for Administrators AQ Qualification or equivalent

Interested candidates must forward, in confidence, a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to by April 17, 2024 at 4:00pm. Please quote job posting #147-2324 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

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.


Frances Bagley
Director of Education

Maria Hardie
Chair, Board of Trustees