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Ministry of Education
Student Achievement Division
Job Term:
1 Temporary - up to 12 months
Job Code:
XEXE2 - Executive 2
$130,930.00 - $168,240.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Do you want to make an impact in the lives of students in Ontario's education system by improving student achievement, equity and well-being? If so, consider being part of the exceptional leadership team at the Ministry of Education. Working as a director in the Student Achievement Division, we are seeking an executive to lead teams of professionals in the development and implementation of the education curriculum (K-12), assessment policies, and e-learning initiatives.

This unique opportunity will appeal to strategic executives with a passion in student learning and education, and who thrive in a collaborative environment that builds effective relationships with stakeholders and partners.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Student Success Policy Branch you will:

• Provide executive leadership, vision and direction for the development and implementation of the education curriculum and assessment policy and e-learning framework initiatives for the Ministry of Education to support the government's strategic objective to improve student achievement, equity, well-being and public confidence outcomes
• Lead the planning, design, and development of the ministry province-wide education curriculum, assessment, and student success policy agenda, framework and strategy for publicly funded elementary and secondary education in Ontario
• Lead the planning and deliverables of the e-learning strategy to support the government's commitment to excellence in education and establish effective provincial teaching/learning policies and standards to meet future economic and social opportunities and challenges within an increasing digital environment
• Direct, lead and ensure accountable student achievement measurement and assessment policy framework, resources and practices to provide clear reporting and communication of student achievement in key education areas
• Collaborate with internal and external ministry partners in the development and implementation of the education curriculum and assessment policy

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership and Management

• You are a seasoned executive with strategic leadership abilities to lead and influence people
• You have proven expertise in curriculum policy and program analysis, implementation, and evaluation
• You have demonstrated experience in building organizational capacity and promoting continuous improvement in a changing environment
• You are an effective communicator, negotiator and consensus builder who is able to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders
• You are strategic in your planning and can develop long-term strategies

Relationship Management and Political Acuity

• You have a proven track record of fostering collaborative relationships with internal and external partners and communicating and influencing across a broad spectrum of organizations
• You have a collaborative leadership style, and recognize the value of working horizontally with internal and external stakeholders with diverse perspectives
• You have a high degree of integrity and demonstrated experience communicating complex and sensitive information to senior leaders/stakeholders, and can recognize politically sensitive issues and their potential implications in an organization with high public profile and scrutiny

Technical Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge and experience in the education sector to inform policy development, and the design and implementation of curriculum
• You are an experienced educator who has an excellent understanding of curriculum assessment and development
• You have experience in engagement, consultation, and negotiation methods, techniques and best practices; new and emerging trends in communications (e.g. social media and the government's vision) to manage the development and implementation of stakeholder, indigenous and key partner relations and communications strategies and to support ministry initiatives
• You have experience developing policy and/or are able to operationalize policy
• You have knowledge and experience in transfer payment service delivery

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • The salary reflected above has been adjusted and the new salary range for this position is $130,930.00 to $171,620.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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