The Organization: School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky)
Nestled in the recreation-rich Sea to Sky corridor, just 45 minutes from Vancouver, SD48 serves approximately 5,000 students. SD48 is honoured to be teaching within a number of culturally vibrant communities, from Furry Creek to D'Arcy, including the main centres of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton. The District also serves six First Nation communities: Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samhquam Ucwalmicw, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and the Metis, Inuit, and Off-Reserve Nations. SD48 welcomes a growing immigrant population and over 200 international students annually. Provided with an abundance of active learning opportunities, the District’s students love to learn here!
To learn more, please visit SD48’s website.
The Opportunity: Superintendent of Schools
The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the District, reporting directly to the Board of Education, and is accountable to it for the conduct, operation, and results of the District. All Board authority delegated to District staff is delegated through the Superintendent. The Superintendent is entrusted with the improvement of student achievement, ensuring that the organization, administration, supervision, and evaluation of all educational programs, business, and operations in the District are designed and aligned to support this priority. The Superintendent is also accountable to the Minister of Education and is committed to ensuring compliance with all legal, fiscal and regulatory statutes and requirements in the province of BC. The Superintendent is responsive to multiple stakeholder groups throughout the District’s community.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
- A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
- Executive level leadership and deep operational management experience in a school district or similar public sector organization;
- Experience and genuine alignment with supporting Indigenous learners, implementing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, and implementing Indigenous ways of knowing across the District;
- Ability to lead diverse, high performing teams; displays courageous leadership and drives accountability;
- Fluency with information technology, computerized financial systems, and excellent analytical skills;
- Proven ability to build positive relationships with the Board of Education, community, government officials, Indigenous partners, and stakeholder groups;
- Exemplary interpersonal and people development skills at the individual and group level; and
- Experience in media relations, communication and public speaking, and conflict resolution.
The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here
Contact: Nick Lay or Tony Kirschner
Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422