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Director of Education – The Ottawa Catholic School Board

Director of Education – The Ottawa Catholic School Board

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is an urban, suburban and rural board located in Eastern Ontario. With a full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff of approximately 4,000, the OCSB operates 82 schools (65 elementary, 2 intermediate, 15 high schools), one (1) special education centre, one (1) adult high school and four (4) adult education centres and prides itself in providing a distinctive education with a special emphasis on success and spiritual growth for approximately 39,100 full-time students.

As a provincial leader in student achievement in literacy, numeracy and Special Education, the OCSB is an exciting and dynamic place to learn, work and grow. The OCSB’s web site is www.ocsb.ca 

The Board of Trustees seeks a Director of Education who is accountable to the publicly elected trustees  and has an appreciation of / commitment to the philosophy of leadership of the OCSB.   

The new Director will possess an executive presence, strong analytical capabilities and contemporary leadership and management styles that are reflective, participative, collegial and effective in support of staff and student achievement. He / she will demonstrate:

The ability to work effectively at the Board level, with all staff, with the parents, public and community leaders within the Region and the Province of Ontario.

High personal integrity, professionalism, energy, and genuine passion to lead in Catholic education.

A combination of skills and experience in curriculum and program delivery; financial and human resources; and, an appreciation for the corporate secretarial role at OCSB.

Supportive advocacy for Catholic education in Ontario, the ability to build partnerships with Catholic and other community leaders and the media within the National Capital Region and across Ontario.

A track record in the creation and implementation of actionable plans across the system to fulfill the strategic mission of OCSB.

In addition to requisite credentials as per the Education Act of Ontario (valid Ontario Teaching Certificate, an Ontario Supervisory Officer’s Certificate) and thorough knowledge of the Education Act of the Province of Ontario, the new Director will be respected at the provincial educational level for a history of building bridges on relevant issues.

Please reply (by email) to Steve Mould (mould@cmaexecutivesearch.com), referring to Project #25301 prior to closing date of 4:00 p.m., April 24, 2015.We thank all for their interest.  We will contact only those whose backgrounds closely meet the criteria.

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