District No. 71 (Comox
Effective August 1, 2018
District No. 71 (Comox Valley) is inviting applications for the position of
Secretary-Treasurer. We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and progressive
business leader to take on this important and challenging leadership role. This individual is
a creative problem-solver and possesses exceptional interpersonal,
communication and public relations skills.
Secretary-Treasurer, you will be an integral member of the senior leadership
team. You will report to and work with
the Superintendent of Schools to achieve the Board of Education’s mission and
mandate. You will oversee all aspects of the district’s financial matters,
including HR/negotiations, accountability for the information technology, facilities,
operations, and maintenance departments as well as the legal and general
business activities of the district. As corporate officer, you will provide
guidance and support for board operations and governance.
As the successful candidate, you will:
possess a recognized accounting designation (CPA);
possess a deep knowledge of the financial and operational systems that support learning in British Columbia school districts;
understand provincial legislation and related compliance requirements;
demonstrate proven leadership and strategic planning as a senior financial manager to support the government’s educational transformation agenda of the province;
demonstrate outstanding personal and professional ethical standards;
engage with and work effectively with partner organizations;
possess an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative problem solving style, and
possess experience working with elected officials.
District 71 (Comox Valley) is a positive, progressive and growing school district
located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It is located on the traditional
territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Within
the Comox Valley is the City
of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland, each providing
their own unique services and community cultures. The Comox Valley is a
desirable place to live with great ocean beaches, golf, skiing, hiking,
swimming and boating. In addition, the community has strong and vibrant arts and cultural programs.
We work closely with our
educational partners to develop responsible, compassionate citizens and
successful lifelong learners. Over 1400 employees work to provide a
comprehensive educational program to approximately 8,500 students from
kindergarten to Grade 12 in our 15 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 3
secondary schools, 2 alternate schools, and 1 distributed learning school. The district’s annual operating budget is
approximately $100 million.
competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications
received prior to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time), Wednesday, June 6, 2018 are assured
applicants are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a detailed resume
with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references by clicking on the "Apply" button below.
successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. Only
short listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.
you for your interest in School District No. 71 (Comox Valley)
Equal Opportunity Employer