School: St. Basil Catholic Education Centre (Board Office)
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Holy Spirit Catholic School Division
The Division invites applications for the position of Deputy Superintendent. The successful candidate, as a servant leader and who is student-focused, will find this an exciting opportunity. Duties will commence January 6, 2020.
Our Mission: We are a Catholic Faith community, dedicated to providing each student entrusted to our care with an education rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ. Guided by the Holy Spirit, in partnership with home, parish and society, our schools foster the growth of responsible citizens who will live, celebrate and proclaim their faith. Our Catholic Faith is the foundation of all that we do.
Our Divisional Strategic Priorities:
1) Staff and students will grow in their faith and experience the richness of Catholic Education,
2) All students will develop literacy and numeracy skills that will prepare them for a changing future,
3) First Nations, Metis and Inuit students will achieve equitable educational outcomes, and
4) Stakeholders will be well engaged in the educational system.
We offer Catholic educational opportunities to approximately 5,150 students in the communities of Bow Island, Coaldale, Lethbridge, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek, Taber and surrounding areas. There are 15 schools employing more than 550 staff, with an operating budget of $63 million. With the division office centrally located in the city of Lethbridge, Holy Spirit Catholic Schools provides a wide range of educational programs and services in urban and rural communities.
The position will enact our mission, values and strategic priorities. Reporting directly to the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent will oversee all aspects of Human Resources. Additionally, he/she will support the vision of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team of Holy Spirit: "Attracting, retaining, and mentoring the best practitioners in the ministry of Catholic Education." The Deputy Superintendent's position is a channel for communication and action between many departments and interests within the system and must facilitate, expedite and coordinate many of the services that contribute to the educational programs and services provided to our students. The scope of this portfolio may change, based on the successful candidate and needs of the division.
The successful candidate will meet provincial requirements including completion of a Master's degree, eligibility for Alberta teaching certification and completion of the Leadership Quality Standard Certification. The Division seeks a decisive, visionary leader committed to a collaborative approach of decision-making and who has a proven ability to inspire trust and confidence in his/her leadership.
Providing Faith Leadership (promotes and supports the permeation of the Catholic faith through the three-fold roles of evangelization, catechesis and religious education):
Building Effective Relationships (establishes a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment by building positive and productive relationships with members of the school community and the local community):
Modelling Commitment to Professional Learning (engages in career-long learning and ongoing critical reflection, identifying and acting on research-informed opportunities for enhancing leadership, teaching and learning):
Visionary Leadership (supports the school community in implementing a vision of a preferred future for student success, based on common values and beliefs):
Leading Learning (facilitates and sustains a learning culture in the school community that promotes ongoing critical reflection on practice, shared responsibility for student success and continuous improvement):
Supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education for All Students (supports the school community in acquiring and applying foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students):
Sustaining Effective Instructional Leadership (ensures that every student has access to quality teaching and optimum learning experiences):
School Authority Operations and Resources (supports the Superintendent in managing the school authority operations and strategically allocating resources in the interests of all students and in alignment with the school authority's goals and priorities):
A competitive compensation package will be provided, including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Comprehensive background and reference checks will be conducted on the successful candidate.
Application package must include the following:
Please note that this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Application packages received prior to 12:00 p.m. September 3, 2019 will be assured careful consideration. Submit to:
Mr. Ken Sampson, Deputy Superintendent
Holy Spirit Catholic School Division
Phone: (403) 327-9555 Fax: (403) 327-9595
Please note: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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