Posting 19-04: Superintendent
of Schools, Chief Executive Officer
Due to the retirement of the incumbent, the Board of Education is seeking an outstanding leader for the position of Superintendent of Schools/CEO effective August 1, 2020, or a mutually agreeable date.
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha), representing the communities of Penticton, Summerland, Kaleden, and Naramata, serves the educational needs of approximately 5900 students through 11 elementary (K-5), 3 middle (Gr. 6-8), 3 secondary (Gr. 9-12) schools and 1 Distributed Learning school. The District is honoured to operate on the unceded traditional territories of the Syilx People.
Our school district’s relatively small size and proud history of excellent student achievement, across a wide range of innovative and successful programs, provides an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate your exceptional leadership skills. Our school district believes that successful learning experiences are directly related to the quality of service provided to students by school personnel supported by a sound district leadership team.
The district has an operating budget for 2019/20 of $67,000,000 and employs approximately 950 staff.
The Board is seeking a leader who will make students, and their learning, a priority and a focus. Capitalizing on the significant areas of strength within the district, paramount being the capable, dedicated and innovative staff, the superintendent will support the Board as it refreshes its current Strategic Plan in the upcoming year.
Candidates with a record of being present, visible and engaged with schools, students, staff and parents can capitalize on the close-knit educational community within the district. Maintaining strong alliances and partnerships with community organizations, with a willingness to understand Indigenous culture and current context, will continue to benefit students and families in the district.
Seeing challenges as opportunities, utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills, the superintendent will foster effective leadership teams at the district and school level.
The communities are nestled on the sides of Skaha and Okanagan Lakes in the heart of wine and fresh fruit country. Combining the natural beauty and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities associated with the Okanagan lifestyle with an exciting and fulfilling work environment is ideal for those pursuing a healthy balance both professionally and personally.
For further community information see:
www.penticton.org or www.tourismsummerland.com
or www.discovernaramata.com or www.rdos.bc.ca or starthereokanagan.com/life-south-okanagan/
The Application Process:
For more information on this outstanding opportunity, qualities and skills desired, and application package requirements please visit www.sd67.bc.ca/SuperintendentSearch
applications are to be emailed by 12:00 noon,
February 7, 2020 to: email@example.com
or mailed/delivered to:
School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
425 Jermyn Avenue
Penticton, BC V2A 1Z4
Questions regarding the position can be directed to our search consultant, Anne Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-814-4807