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Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
Job Term:
2 Temporary – Irregular, on-call/supply positions (to work on an as-needed basis)
Job Code:
I1008A - Prog Planning & Evaluation43
$79,007.00 - $114,834.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The position includes responsibility for Schools for the Blind/Low-Vision, Deaf-Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing where American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary language of instruction and severe learning disabilities. PDSB is seeking Superintendents of Education who have a demonstrated track record of success and leadership in educational administration, expertise, experience and interest in the education of exceptional students.

What can I expect to do in this role?

On a short-term or on-call basis you may support the senior team as well as managers and Principals to:
  • Build a shared vision of student and system success;
  • Provide leadership to Schools for the Blind/Low-Vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Schools for students with severe learning disabilities;
  • Ensure consistency and accountability for effective planning, delivery and monitoring of quality education in a school, residence or resource setting, empowering others to work in the best interest of all students;
  • Manage teaching, support and professional staff including issues management and working with multiple bargaining agents;
  • Provide coaching and support to system leaders and managers;
  • Engage parents, stakeholders and staff in a positive culture of mutual respect focused on student success;
  • Lead legislative and policy initiatives ensuring development, communication and compliance;
  • Lead and support organizational management needs and initiatives;
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Management to ensure a team approach in meeting system needs across schools and programs.

How do I qualify?


  • You must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • You must have completed the Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program (SOQP) and you hold a Supervisory Officer Certificate.
  • You must have knowledge of bilingual and bicultural education.
  • You must have awareness of the American Sign Language (ASL) community and culture.

  • In addition, one of the following Specialist qualifications is preferred:
    • Teaching Students who are Blind/Low-Vision Specialist;
    • Teaching Students who are Deaf-Blind Specialist;
    • Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Specialist;
    • Special Education, Specialist.

Leadership skills:

  • You demonstrate success in inspiring a shared vision of system leadership, supporting a positive working and learning environment, and modeling professionalism and integrity.
  • You demonstrate success in coaching and managing the performance and instructional leadership capabilities of Principals and Vice-Principals.
  • You demonstrate success in leading staff in a unionized environment and you have experience working with Collective Agreements (PSAT, OPSEU, AMAPCEO).
  • You demonstrate strong skills in the areas of initiative, emotional intelligence, change management, and instructional leadership.

Strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills:

  • You are a strategic and innovative thinker, creative problem solver and can work collaboratively with a team of senior level education professionals and stakeholders.
  • You have analytical and problem-solving skills and display political acuity and professionalism when dealing with complex and/or contentious situations.

Stakeholder management skills:

  • You have experience building and maintaining relationships across the organization and with external partners.
  • You have excellent communication skills to provide briefings on program issues, represent the ministry with school boards, partner ministries, community partners, staff and parents.

Specialized knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of legislation, professional regulations, priorities and directions related to education in Ontario.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 7 months, 255 Ontario St S, Milton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Education and Training
Posted on:
Thursday, December 3, 2020
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