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Assistant Manager / Lead - Indigenous Education

Simcoe County District School Board
Midhurst, Ontario, Canada


1.0 FTE – Permanent position

Salary Range: $123,658 per year

Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants of Indigenous descent with a strong commitment to Indigenous Education (in accordance with section 24.1a of the Ontario Human Rights Code).

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to supporting the academic excellence and well-being of Indigenous students, and support of all staff. The Simcoe County District School Board is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Manager / Lead - Indigenous Education. This position will provide leadership within the Indigenous Education department in the areas of student achievement and culture. The Assistant Manager / Lead will provide supports to SCDSB staff and Indigenous students in collaboration with the Principal of Indigenous Education and Superintendent of Indigenous Education.

This position works twelve (12) months of the year. This position is a non-unionized position. However, the board is open to a secondment opportunity for internal SCDSB employees from other employee groups. If this is a secondment opportunity for an internal SCDSB employee, there is flexibility to adjust the work year to be ten (10) months and ten (10) days, should this be the case, the salary will be pro-rated to reflect the work year.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

· Providing leadership to staff in building system and classroom capacity in literacy, numeracy, First Nation, Métis and Inuit culture, rooted in trauma informed and responsive practices, that improve student outcomes related to well-being and academics.

· Staff mentorship, coaching, and consultation.

· Development and delivery of training related to team and department professional development goals.

· Support the development and updating of operational policies and procedures; departmental documents, and website.

· Support the development and updating of department related documents related to system initiatives, numbered memorandum, and administrative procedure memorandum.

· Coordination, consultation and debrief incidents with system administration.

· Review applications and content for in-school presentation requests ensuring consistency with school board strategic priorities, Indigenous Education strategy, and assessment of fit of cultural awareness and promotion initiatives.

· Engage in cross departmental collaboration to plan for everyday academic, culture and well-being staff practices as they intersect with special education, diversity, equity and inclusion, mental health & well-being and student achievement (Central Leaders Team member).

· Ensure compliance with relevant professional practice standards, records management, and other mandatory requirements (Human Resources, legislation (Education Act, PHIPA etc.).

· Coordinate student post-secondary education placements within the Indigenous Education department, supporting a community of practice for placement supervisors;

· Operationalize the Indigenous Education strategy and board strategic priorities;

· Other duties as assigned.

The Indigenous Education principal and Assistant Manager / Lead - Indigenous Education partnership requires trust and collaboration, while inspiring and motivating others, ensuring a culture of belonging. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, personable and will thrive working both as a team member and independently in a fast-paced and confidential environment. The ideal candidate will foster a safe, healthy, respectful working culture and will promote trust, accountability, and transparency in accordance with the school board’s strategic priorities.

· Completion of a University degree in a related field, e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, etc. OR If an educator, be a registered member, in good standing, with the Ontario College of Teachers.

· A minimum of five (5) years of experience working with children and youth.

· Candidates may be considered with an equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the board.

· Experience in an educational environment is preferred.

· Knowledge of effective and sustainable practices in Indigenous culture, education and sense of belonging.

· Knowledge of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Framework, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

· Training in Behaviour Management Systems Training (BMST) or willing to be certified.

· Demonstrated leadership with transference of knowledge and building the capacity of team members.

· Proven capability in providing supervision and coaching to staff that supports the promotion of culture and student achievement, and staff navigating matters related to culture and academics for students, and culture and curriculum for staff.

· Proven capability to build relationships and effectively manage through collaboration, engagement, transference of knowledge and project and change management.

· Demonstrated knowledge of service delivery approaches rooted in intersectionality, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice that nurture safe(r) spaces, cultural humility, and inclusivity.

· Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational and creativity skills.

· Effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

· Practice knowledge of relevant legislation, regulatory requirements and governing acts related to privacy, confidentiality, professional best practice, and education.

· Ability to develop and expand successful collaborations and partnerships with internal and external school communities, and partners including Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, the Métis Nation of Ontario, Inuit and Indigenous and non-Indigenous community organizations, and post-secondary institutions.

· Strong computer skills, including experience with data management systems, MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).

· High level of communication, management and leadership skills.

· Excellent interpersonal skills exhibiting confidentiality, diplomacy, conflict resolution.

· Demonstrated ability to coordinate time, resources, and staff.

· Previous experience in a unionized environment is preferred.

· The successful candidate must possess a valid The nature of this position will require the successful candidate to service large geographical areas.

This is a full-time permanent position. The regular work year for this position is twelve (12) months of the year. The compensation range for this twelve (12) month position is $123,658 per year (under review), depending on qualifications and experience. This position is based on a thirty-five (35) hour work week.

Participation in the OMERS Pension Plan is mandatory for all full-time permanent employees,

even if currently in receipt of an OMERS pension.

Applicants are required to submit a resume detailing education, experience, and qualifications; documentation confirming certifications; and written permission to contact two professional references on or before 12:00 p.m. July 15, 2024. Cover letters may be addressed to John Playford, Superintendent of Education/Indigenous Education.


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We value and are committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and equitable hiring practices for all applicants to be successful. In support of our strategic priorities, we are seeking members who reflect diverse identities, lived experiences and perspectives. Our equitable hiring initiative is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) to ensure that our hiring practices remain equitable to candidates from groups protected by the prohibited grounds under the Code.

Guided by the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that supports all human rights and accessibility needs for students and staff. The SCDSB recognizes the duty to accommodate, short of undue hardship as per the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

July 3, 2024 OA-16 ATE #: 3790563