A Builder, an Innovator, an Evolutionary Change Agent and a Passionate Advocate of SMCDSB Values.
Based in our Catholic Education Centre in Barrie, Ontario and reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will be a visible and visionary Catholic leader with proven experience in leading Catholic education programs and school communities. The position is responsible for providing faith-filled leadership at a system-wide level with responsibilities for establishing and achieving strategic and operational priorities, while acting as a champion for the Board’s vision, mission and values. Within a collaborative leadership model, in partnership with the Board of Trustees and the Educational Leadership Council, the successful candidate will lead a learning agenda focused on student achievement & well-being, inclusion and student engagement.
Poised to navigate effectively through a post COVID-19 reality requires leadership agility, emotional intelligence, business acumen, political acuity, change management expertise, and demonstrated leadership experience in all aspects of K-12 educational administration including executive-level exposure to budgetary, legal compliance, risk mitigation and organizational governance issues. The successful candidate will, in an open, collaborative and professional relationship with Trustees, represent the Board throughout local church and school communities and maintain positive working relationships with a large network of colleagues within the Ontario Ministry of Education and throughout the education sector. The role will proactively and positively respond to and resolve highly sensitive issues on behalf of the Board using constructive conflict resolution skills.
The successful candidate will foster positive employee and labour relations across SMCDSB, while developing the capabilities and God-given talents of each person. The position role-models effective team behaviours, demonstrates personal excellence and meets or exceeds commitments to internal and external customers. The role will champion training plans and career development opportunities for staff, while fostering 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 in addition to a valid Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Qualifications, supplemented by certification as a Specialist in Religious Education and a current exemplary pastoral letter of reference from a Catholic priest.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience as a Catholic Director or Supervisory Officer in a K-12 educational environment (with combined experience with elementary and secondary levels). The position requires expertise in working constructively with Trustees, parents, child advocates, parish representatives, government officials and fellow leaders throughout the Ontario education sector. The role requires a high-level of sensitivity and respect for the history, strengths and diversity within the Board.
The successful candidate will have: ? proven experience in leading large teams through evolutionary change, providing ongoing supervision and support to staff using participatory and collaborative principles; ? superior interpersonal skills exhibiting confidentiality, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution and issue-based problem solving techniques; ? strong budgetary and financial accountability skills; ? excellent communication, presentation and computer skills; and ? a valid driver’s license, with access to 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.
Interested candidates must forward in confidence, a cover letter and resume to Phelps at email@example.com, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: August 7, 2020.
Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process upon request. Accommodation queries should be directed to Antonella.Knorr@phelpsgroup.ca
As a condition of employment, new employees to SMCDSB are required, by legislation,
to submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.