To embrace, inspire, and value learning, meaningful communication, and integrity
for each individual and for the communities we serve.
School District No. 59 (Peace River South) is now accepting applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools, with duties commencing effective August 1, 2020.
The Peace River South School District is located in the Northeast region of British Columbia near the Alberta border. The district offices are located in Dawson Creek (population ≈12,000) and also include the communities of Chetwynd (population ≈2,500) and Tumbler Ridge (population ≈2,000). All three communities provide rich, recreational outdoor activities and cultural experiences.
On behalf of the Board, the Superintendent will ensure that employees provide service to 3,600 students in 18 schools in the communities of Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge with an operating budget of $46,000,000.
The Board of Education of School District No. 59 (Peace River South) is a progressive, forward thinking district seeking a Superintendent of Schools as a strategic educational leader who can inspire and challenge an organization to meet the needs of all learners. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall operation of the school district including district initiatives, supervision of the instructional program and management of all personnel. Central to the effective implementation of the Board’s vision, strategic plan and policy decisions, the Superintendent of Schools will work effectively with and respect the board governance model. The Superintendent serves as the Board’s chief advisor and ensures the Board’s vision is shared throughout the district. The Superintendent will advise the Board on pertinent district issues, provide information and endorse Board decisions, both publicly and through the district.
We have a strong belief in developing teachers, meeting students where they are, and providing a rich meaningful experience for all learners.
The successful candidate for this position will have had successful previous experience in an educational leadership role, as well as being able to provide evidence of:
- Committing to equity for all learners and an advocate for inclusive practices;
- Understanding the power of teaching and the impact a positive learning environment has on student equity and achievement;
- Being an innovator who encourages new ideas, expects continuous improvement and seeks solutions;
- Modelling an inspirational leadership style that instils trust and respect, puts people at ease and inspires personal commitment in the building of a common vision;
- Possessing superior listening and communication skills, excellent judgment and a high level of ethics, honesty and personal integrity;
- Demonstrating strong emotional intelligence with the ability to exhibit outstanding social awareness and relationship management skills;
- Being able to deal with competing interests and successfully come to solutions with student learning as the focus while exercising tact and diplomacy;
- Recognizing the importance of being visible and involved with all partner groups in the district;
- Demonstrating an excellent working knowledge of financial management principles and the importance of meeting student needs within a Board approved budget.
- Providing leadership and guidance at the Board table and ensuring sufficient information is provided to the Board in order for the Board to make informed decisions;
- Supports strategies based on current research data including academic, social, and career development that is up to date and conversant with educational research;
- Possesses an excellent working knowledge of the BC curriculum and current Ministry of Education initiatives;
- Experience and success with recruitment and retention practices.
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, preferably in Educational Leadership;
- Related courses and professional development activities to ensure a leading-edge perspective on public education;
- BC Teaching Certification.
- Proven track record of innovative and strategic decision-making, as well as experience in leading or assisting a district to achieve its performance goals;
- Has experience in dealing with competing agendas and diverse opinions, and has drawn upon his or her intuition, conceptual abilities and leadership skills to find the best solutions;
- Have prior or current experience, or a willingness to learn and understand British Columbia’s educational practices, curricula, policies, structures and legislation.
We invite candidates to submit their cover letter and resume
(including the names and contact numbers of three work related
references) by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm to:
Melissa Panoulias (Secretary Treasurer, School District No. 59)