THE ORGANIZATION NEW WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS
As one of the fastest growing districts in Metro-Vancouver, New Westminster Schools (“NWS”) works hard to support a diverse and closely connected community of students, staff, and families throughout its schools. The District’s 1,000 teachers and staff serve 7,500 students across eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, three alternate programs, two Provincial Online Learning options, and continuing education. For younger learners, the District offers StrongStart programs, childcare options, and a pilot pre-school.
NWS is passionate about innovation and strives to create learning opportunities and environments that support and inspire all students, staff, and families in the community. Through collaboration, the District is transforming learning experiences, to ensure that NWS is a place where everyone loves to learn.
NWS is deeply committed to building meaningful relationships, as we work to address the barriers that some people in our school communities face. This includes actively working to address issues around diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism, mental health and wellbeing, and food security for students and families.
New Westminster Schools recognizes and acknowledges the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.
To learn more, please visit the New Westminster Schools’ website .
THE OPPORTUNITY SUPERINTENDENT
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. Board authority is delegated to District staff through the Superintendent.
The Superintendent is entrusted with the responsibility of improving student achievement, ensuring that the organization, administration, supervision, and evaluation of all educational programs, business, and operations in the District respond to this responsibility. The Superintendent is accountable to the Board, which represents the public trust, students, staff, and the communities that are served by New West Schools. The Superintendent is also accountable to the Minister of Education and is bound to ensure compliance with all legal, fiscal and regulatory statutes and requirements in the Province. The Superintendent is responsive to multiple partner groups throughout the District’s communities.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a passionate and visionary education leader to take a thriving school district to the next level. Building on the strength of continued improvement and excellence in student achievement and equity, solid relations with the Board, educators, staff, parents, students, government, and community organizations, the Superintendent should know how to improve system performance at the district level. With an engaged Board of Education and a sound strategic plan, the Superintendent should be experienced with evidence-based decision making and understand how to engage with multiple communities in a fast-growing, complex district.
The Superintendent should be a refined leader and educator who is experienced with the complexities of large, public-sector organizations. Possessing an inclusive and transparent leadership style, they build engagement by creating a true team environment, leveraging the expertise and strengths that exist within the District. The Superintendent is decisive, and possesses policy, systems, and planning expertise to assist New West Schools with complex decision-making, as well as guiding staff through challenging initiatives.
The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications and experience requirements:
New Westminster Schools welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist the organization to expand its capacity for diversity. New Westminster Schools encourages applications from equity seeking groups; these include women, persons with diverse gender expressions, persons of all sexual orientations, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit persons.
The expected annual salary range for this role is $236,006 to $262,229. When determining salary, years of education and experience will be considered. Further details would be discussed in a personal interview. New Westminster Schools also offers a competitive benefits package and pension
FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
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