Assistant Superintendent - Secondary

Job Code: 3729668

Job Details


The Kamloops-Thompson School District (“KTSD” or “District”) is located on the unceded territory of the Secwépemc Nation and serves seven local bands and Métis Nations in a large geographical area, covering more than 27,000 kilometres and busses about 5,000 students more than 9,000 kilometres every day. As of the Fall 2024, the District will have 35 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, one Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 school, one alternate school, a Provincial Online school, and a vibrant International Student Program. KTSD employs nearly 2,650 people and has an annual budget of $250M.

Serving approximately 16,000 students and 3,000 students of Aboriginal ancestry, the District offers a variety of enhancement programs, including: French immersion, International Baccalaureate, sports academies, a health sciences academy, an outdoor education academy, trades programs, a K-12 fine arts school, Montessori, and an elementary science and technology school.

KTSD is dedicated to creating a safe, caring, and healthy learning and working environment that is inclusive of the diversity of the entire learning community. Embedded in KTSD’s strategic framework is the mission to provide ongoing and meaningful learning opportunities for all students, staff, and community groups, with continuous improvement of instruction and assessment to reflect inclusive learning practices and provide an opportunity for strong revitalization of language and culture for students from all backgrounds. With a commitment to its Indigenous learners, KTSD sees decolonization and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as part of its core mission.

To learn more, please visit Kamloops-Thompson School District’s website , its 5-Year Strategic Plan , Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement , and Long-Range Facilities Report .


As a key member of the District’s senior administrative team, the Assistant Superintendent (“A-S”) reports directly to the Superintendent. The A-S will be responsible for supporting designated families of schools and a district team that mainly oversees secondary education portfolios.

Family of Schools

The A-S is the “first point of contact” for a designated family of schools. The KTSD Family of Schools Model groups elementary and secondary schools that are geographically near each other. The principal and vice principal teams within a Family of Schools come together on a regular basis to learn and to share their knowledge of students to provide students and their families with positive transitions between grades, levels, and buildings, with a focus on personalized, responsive, and timely access to resources and services. Relying upon experience as a K-12 educator, the A-S will support school leaders within their Family of Schools in professional learning that builds district and school leadership capacity for continuous improvement in student learning and wellbeing. This A-S is directly responsible for the support and mentorship of principals and vice principals, and the professional growth, supervision, and evaluation of principals in their Families of Schools.

Secondary Portfolio- District Teams

The A-S supervises District administrators of different departments responsible for: Career Education, Online Education (Provincial Online Learning School), International Education, Global Education, Summer School, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and Academies at the secondary level.

The A-S is responsible for secondary enrolment, staffing allocations, teacher candidate placements, and organizing secondary principal meetings. The A-S works collaboratively with an executive team who shares an inclusive vision of valuing every person for who they are and being passionate about advocating for those students who have not historically succeeded to have equitable access to inspiring learning opportunities and inclusive environments.

The A-S has demonstrated success in working collaboratively and positively with District and school staff, Indigenous communities and partner associations, provincial ministries, employee groups, and organizations. They have had success in reporting on progress within portfolios, staying within budget allocations, and making necessary changes to ensure continuous growth in student results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises designated Principals within their Family of Schools and assumes responsibility for advising on staffing, allocation of resources, budget review, professional growth, supervision of school principals, and advising on human resources and student matters;
  • Supervises District administrators of different departments responsible for Career Education, Online Education (Provincial Online Learning School), International Education, Global Education, Summer School, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and Academies at the secondary level to lead their respective teams to achieve the District Strategic Plan commitments;
  • Leads District teams through District administrators to develop and assess student learning opportunities designed for students to grow in knowing their strengths, interests, and identities as connected to career pathways;
  • Develops leaders’ strategies to learn from students about their needs in programming and in transitions (grade-to-grade, elementary to secondary school, post-secondary) and to be responsive to them;
  • Supports District teams through administrators to envision, implement, and assess the success of professional learning initiatives focused on equalizing opportunity for all students to reach their potential to be literate and numerate, to graduate, and to prepare them for a fulfilling career;
  • Assists in the development, assessment, and ongoing revision of Department work plans to meet District Strategic Plan goals by working collaboratively with District and school leaders;
  • Models commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by leading their school and district leaders to engage in professional learning about Indigenous histories, perspectives, and ways of being;
  • Prioritizes data-informed approaches to visioning, planning, and monitoring results of programs and services intended to support all students, especially students who have not historically reached their potential to be literate, numerate, to graduate, to attend post-secondary, and to explore career opportunities;
  • As an engaged member of the Superintendent’s Council, the A-S is part of setting and sustaining a cohesive system-wide vision of professional learning to ensure that students have rich learning opportunities and inclusive learning environments that are free of racism and discrimination and inspire them to thrive;
  • Develops a strategic approach to building capacities of district and school leaders to monitor progress on school learning plan goals to ensure continuous improvement, and to meet ministerial and annual reporting requirements;
  • Collaborates with HR to support mentorship of new and aspiring leaders and orientation of staff;
  • Collaborates with HR on staff discipline, investigations, grievances, bargaining, health and safety, human rights, and privacy matters;
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Superintendent’s Council, and District and school leaders to achieve outcomes focused on student success;
  • Collaboratively problem solves with Superintendent’s Council, and school and district leaders to enact provincial and district guidelines when responding to requests, queries or concerns;
  • Develops, recommends, and monitors budget allocations for secondary staffing, and operates in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner; and
  • Advises / assists the Superintendent in all aspects of District operations and administration.


The A-S will be a team player who is focused on ensuring that K-12 students have inspiring learning opportunities throughout their elementary and secondary experiences and that leaders have the learning opportunities, mentorship, and support to enact this vision in their roles within the school system. Because the A-S oversees the secondary portfolio, this individual has a passion for programming opportunities that invite students to learn about themselves, who they are, and who they want to be in the world—their strengths, interests, passions, and identities—to prepare them for graduation and post-graduation to explore their career aspirations. The A-S shares this passion and vision with a District team of leaders and school leaders who know students and aim to have each student thrive because the adults hold themselves and others accountable to the highest professional standards.

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • A Master of Education degree (Educational Leadership, Curriculum, or a related area of study);
  • Ability to obtain a valid BC Teaching Certificate;
  • School-based administrative and district-level leadership experience, with an emphasis on instructional leadership, secondary education, district operations, and experience mentoring and supporting developing leaders;
  • Experience in and a deep commitment to supporting Indigenous learners and promoting diversity and inclusivity within the educational environment, and
  • Fluency with technology, including digital literacy, financial systems, and excellent analytical skills.

KTSD is an equal opportunity employer. All applications are considered on the basis of their suitability for the position(s), regardless of the gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, racial origin, marital status and / or disabilities of the prospective candidate.


A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits.

The salary range is $183,150-$203,500. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.


Emily Brown, Shadyar Shirmast, or Tony Kirschner


#880—609 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Phone: (604) 688-8422


Posted On
June 18, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Job Open To
Management & Professionals
Multiple locations