Superintendent/CEO of Schools for Vancouver School Board
An Opportunity for an Inspirational Leader to Create a New Team and Direction
As an informed and visionary leader, your aim will be strengthening VSB’s already excellent student focus to improve achievement in a caring and stimulating environment. With your strong sense of integrity and superb communication skills, you will provide guidance to our Board of Education and collaborative leadership to our staff. With a belief in accountability, you will balance the role of educational leader with leadership in the financial and operational side of the district.
Student literacy, academic achievement and social development are fundamental to everything we do by building learning environments where curriculum basics are woven together with innovative programs to meet dynamic educational needs. From mathematics and science to computer technology and fine arts, our schools are innovative and quality-driven.
Your inspirational and visionary leadership will be key as you take the helm of this diverse and dynamic district located in the largest city in British Columbia. Your strong professional practice is attuned to the best practice trends in education but anchored by team-based decision making based on solid and current educational research. As a team builder, you will develop trust, solidify relationships and empower others to excel. You have the drive and expertise to create and sustain optimal learning environments – sometimes acting as an agent of change, other times as a steward of existing success.
Along with a strong K-12 background and a graduate degree, you have an excellent background of achievement. You have the business acumen, “out of box thinking” and management ability to take a plan forward to completion, while maintaining a focus on educational excellence and strong relationships. Compassionate, respectful and strongly principled, you are an open communicator who can work cohesively with a current team, work to develop new leaders, build positive labour relations and work effectively with Ministry and district partners.
With a yearly budget of more than $600 million, our large, urban and multicultural school district provides programs to approximately 50,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult education. Serving our diverse district in 100 facility sites, our programs and services are designed to address both complex challenges and extraordinary opportunities.
The VSB has been without an elected Board of Education for some time. There will be a by-election for a new Board on October 14, 2017 and they should be in place in the district by the end of October to select the Superintendent/CEO of Schools.
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