We are seeking OPC Members who are highly qualified practising principals to assist in facilitation of our Inclusive Design Program led by Dr. Camille Logan and jeewan chanicka and other related professional learning offerings.

Topics of Focus:

Inclusive Design: School leadership for creating schools & systems where all students are served well 

Selection Criteria

The applicant possess the following:

  • member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in good standing

  • exemplary practising principal or vice-principal with recent, relevant and varied school and related experiences*

  • identified experience and expertise in all areas of school leadership, facilitation and critical self-reflection

  • in-depth knowledge of foundational principles that support equity, inclusion anti-oppression and decolonization 

  • in-depth knowledge and involvement in leadership work related to Inclusive Design

  • deep understanding  of critical thinking and pedagogy related to Inclusive Design work including but not limited to Critical Theory, Anti-Racist pedagogy (with a focus on Anti-Black racism), Decolonizing Theory, Anti-Oppression theory, and an  an understanding of intersectionality.

  • ability to effectively articulate and illustrate the significance that identity plays in impacting student achievement and well-being from the classroom, to school, to system level across multiple identities

  • experience utilizing Inclusive Design as a process and approach to support school improvement practices that challenges the status quo to address achievement and well-being disparities.

  • engages in facilitation through an open-to-learning stance and the ability to challenge dominant thinking as it pertains to social systems and education necessary for addressing inequitable outcomes

  • demonstrates a province-wide perspective

  • understands and demonstrates adult learning principles when engaging adult learners

  • demonstrates strong communication abilities in facilitating, speaking and writing

  • some weekend work will be required as part of this position

Technical skills

  • high level of comfort using a variety of digital tools to enhance learning

  • proficient in using various office programs including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and G-suite

Additional assets

  • participation in similar or related Inclusive Design learning opportunity/ies 

  • additional qualifications or post-graduate work in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression and decolonizing theories

  • system leadership in the areas of equity, inclusive education, anti-racism and anti-oppressive theories and practice

Selection Process 

Our selection team will review and assess all applications based on the identified success criteria. Candidates invited to take part in an online interview via Zoom meeting (with video) will need to be available on November 30. This process also includes contacting references and ensuring balanced regional representation. 

Applicants are asked to submit

  • a cover letter 

  • a curriculum vitae and

  • contact information for two references (one for a supervisory officer and one for a practising principal).

Please apply by November 21 at 11:45 p.m.

* Applicants in positions other than principal or vice-principal will be considered.  But, priority will be given to practicing principals and vice-principals.

 

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The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of independent contractors, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11, within our selection processes and our skills assessment testing practices.  Disability-related accommodations during the proposal and selection process are available upon request.

The OPC is an equal opportunity organization committed to diversity and inclusion.  We are pleased to consider all qualified independent contractors without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, and all other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.