Assistant Superintendent, Senior Leadership
Burnaby School District (SD 41)
Senior Leadership- Assistant Superintendent
To engage and empower a caring, inclusive community of learners for the opportunities of today and tomorrow.
The Burnaby School District is one of the largest, most progressive and diverse urban districts in the province. The District operates 41 elementary and 8 secondary schools, plus a number of additional facilities. The District enrolls 24,000 students (K-12) and employs 4,000 dedicated employees who are committed to providing all students with a wide variety of innovative, high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in areas that include academics, athletics, trades training, visual and performing arts, social responsibility and leadership. The District also provides lifelong learning opportunities to more than 16,000 adult learners through an established Community & Continuing Education Program.
In considering what makes Burnaby an exceptional school district, it begins with a steadfast commitment to learning and inspiring excellence. There is a commitment to the core values of our strategic plan: Students Come First; the Power of Diversity; Equity, Access, Inclusion; Collaboration and Partnership; Curiosity, Innovation, Discovery; and Excellence, Success, Improvement.
The Burnaby School District is seeking an experienced educational leader to join its senior management team as an Assistant Superintendent. The successful applicant will be a champion for public education in Burnaby and will be responsible for overseeing, leading and supporting a regional zone of schools (K-12). This individual will assist the Superintendent of Schools and the senior management team in achieving the Burnaby Board of Education’s Strategic Plan, and take a district leadership role in communicating school needs to stakeholders to maximize student development, engagement and learning.
An Assistant Superintendent in Burnaby will possess a record of outstanding leadership in public education, and will be accountable for curriculum and instruction, leadership, supervision, and evaluation of staff and programs. The successful individual will be a collaborative decision maker with demonstrated abilities to motivate and engage administrators, staff and partners, and will have demonstrated success building teams – capitalizing on a strong foundation of relationships. The Assistant Superintendent will possess well-developed political acumen in order to support and address challenges in our fast paced and complex district, and provide open and clear communication to all levels of stakeholders. In addition, this individual will utilize their skills, experience and essential knowledge to support the Board with strategic planning and visioning that aligns with the district’s budget.
The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in an area such as Supervision of Instruction, Program & Curriculum Development or Administration; certification or eligibility for membership in the B.C. College of Teachers; demonstrated ability in program, curriculum and staff development; and successful and varied leadership experiences in the public education system.
If you have the following qualifications, and are an advocate for public education, we welcome your application. Please forward a detailed cover letter, resume, including professional credentials, statement of educational philosophy and a minimum of three confidential letters of professional references to Richard.Per@burnabyschools.ca no later than 12:00 noon on Monday March 02, 2020.