Apply By: Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of Education
Education Quality and Accountability Office, Assessment and Reporting Branch, School Support and Outreach Unit
Job Term:
1 Temporary (12 months with possible extension)
Job Code:
6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
$74,877.00 - $129,265.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is modernizing Ontario's approach to large-scale assessment. The agency creates and delivers engaging and relevant assessments for students that lead to further insights into their learning. EQAO seeks dynamic individuals interested in cutting-edge approaches to gathering and analysing student achievement data. This transformation is part of an exciting mandate to contribute to the continuous improvement of Ontario's publicly funded education system.

Education Officers in EQAO's School Support and Outreach Unit deliver training programs and advisory services to school and board teams. These programs and services model innovative approaches to leveraging EQAO large-scale assessment data for school improvement planning. This includes developing and demonstrating new data visualization tools for educators across Ontario.

Education Officers also provide advice and recommendations to EQAO management on school support and outreach initiatives. Current circumstances have impacted the team's operations; however, during a standard school year, Education Officers would be required to travel across the province frequently to support schools and school boards.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• provide technical leadership, planning, coordination and education expertise in the development and implementation of consultation, advisory and training outreach programs
• lead the development of strategies to support improved student achievement in literacy and numeracy in Ontario
• provide educational expertise in the development and roll-out of province-wide testing to schools and school districts
• develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with a broad range of education stakeholders and interest groups

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge and experience applying education theory, principles and methods with specialized knowledge of current large-scale education assessment methodology, tools and processes, including processes such as analysing EQAO assessment data, and tools such as Microsoft Power BI data visualizations.
• You have experience developing and delivering training programs for the administration of educational assessments in school boards, including virtual, online training programs.
• You have knowledge of Ontario's educational system and related assessment issues and activities across the province, including EQAO's assessment framework
• You have knowledge of a broad range of education curriculum subject areas to analyze and evaluate resource materials

Project Management Skills

• You have project planning and management skills to plan, lead and conduct school support and outreach projects

Communication, Consultation and Relationship Management Skills

• You have well-developed verbal and written communication and presentation skills to promote the government and EQAO mandate, objectives and programs related to education excellence and prepare project plans, reports, briefings, and correspondence.
• You have consultation and relationship management to develop and manage consultation and advisory relationships with senior school district and other stakeholders

Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

• You have research, analytical and problem-solving skills to locate, synthesize, analyze and apply information to specific school district and school situations and make recommendations to government officials


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Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2 Carlton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Education and Training
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • T-EU-168459/21

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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