SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH MAY 2019
Progressive School District in One of BC’s Finest Communities
School District 69 (Qualicum) is a vibrant school
district serving over 4,000 students. We are honoured to live in the unceded
territories of the Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) and Qualicum First Nations in the area
from Nanoose to Bowser on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. We encompass the
Town of Qualicum Beach, the City of Parksville, Lasqueti Island and inland
areas including Errington and Coombs. For years the district has had a
well-earned reputation as having unparalleled community partnerships, most notably
in early childhood services. Now it is known as an exciting hub of innovation
characterized by bold initiatives and strong partner and parent relationships
along with a strong cadre of school and district leaders.
As you consider this rare and exciting opportunity
to work in a progressive district and live in a truly idyllic part of the
world, you are an experienced educational leader with a history of success in
affecting positive change. At the same time, you ensure that existing successes
are honoured and maintained. You understand the theory and practice of
transformational change, most notably in the context of British Columbia, and
you are known as a connector and a relationship builder. You support leadership
teams and you have a proven history of connecting those teams in the
co-creation of system-wide collaboration and coherence.
As a leader you have capacity and experience, in
fact a demonstrated passion, for creating collaborative and respectful work
environments. As a motivator and role model for research-based sustainable
growth you pay attention to what matters most, optimal services to children,
families, communities and employees. You have an interest and demonstrated
capacity in the areas of budget planning, strategic planning, leadership
development and community relations. You understand how governance and
leadership intersect and overlap, and your experience includes working well
with a Board of Education as well as with the Ministry of Education and
educational leaders from beyond your own region.
Having successful experience in working with and
supporting indigenous learners and engaging with indigenous communities, you
also have a proven commitment to the outcomes of the Truth and Reconciliation
You have a clear understanding of the statutory,
leadership and labour relations responsibilities of the position. You have a
proven ability to balance your roles in governance, educational leadership and
planning for innovation. You are a strong, inspiring and trusted leader while
at the same time being a good listener and an advocate for less advantaged
members of the community. You are confident but humble, knowledgeable but
curious, motivating but calm, and hard-working but concerned about work-life
balance. You know this area and this school district, and you are excited to
both live and work here.
The deadline for applications is
May 29, 2019.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume (no reference letters
please), with one confidential reference for shortlisting purposes, to the
Board of Education care of Interim Superintendent and search leader Dr. Keven
Elder at email@example.com. Candidates must have a relevant Master’s degree or
better and be eligible for membership in the BC College of Teachers.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of May, when three
additional professional references will be requested. Interviews will be
scheduled for June 13/14, 2019. The start date for this position is negotiable.