Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Senior Staff at the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC), the Director of Professional Learning will build on and extend the OPC’s reputation for the development and delivery of relevant, responsive professional learning for principals and vice-principals in Ontario, Canada and around the world. In addition to an excellent benefits package provided by ONE-T (and subject to amendment at the discretion of the Trust), there is a salary range for this position beginning at $150,000 per annum. A secondment arrangement may be possible, if applicable.

The successful candidate will be required to work in the Toronto office up to 3 days per week as part of OPC's hybrid work model—work remotely up to 50% with in-office opportunities for team collaboration. The Director of Professional Learning may be required to work outside of office hours on occasion, as needed

Other working conditions will be described in the contract and workplace policies.


The Director of Professional Learning will

  • oversee the OPC’s professional learning programs, in Ontario, nationally and globally with a focus on leadership excellence to support student achievement and well-being

  • be a vital part of the OPC’s Senior Staff, not only in support of our professional learning activities, but also in support of the OPC’s service to Members as a whole

  • contribute to anti-colonial and anti-oppression work within the OPC and in schools

  • lead and inspire the professional learning staff team

  • liaise with school boards to promote a continuum of professional learning and leadership development opportunities for all levels of leadership in their boards

  • liaise with the Ministry of Education and other education partners to represent the OPC and ensure programs reflect current realities in schools

  • highlight and share best practice throughout Ontario related to programming and

  • identify, procure and/or develop current research and effective tools that support operational management and instructional leadership in learning environments that support all aspects of student development.

Success Criteria

The OPC’s next Director of Professional Learning

  • has recognized expertise and passion for the design, development and delivery of professional learning

  • demonstrates a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression

  • is dynamic, resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative

  • is an excellent communicator

  • leads and participates in collective efforts in a highly collaborative manner

  • demonstrates comfort using and encouraging others to use technology to enhance learning

  • has demonstrated skills in business management, setting and managing budgets and marketing

  • strongly believes in and exhibits a “lead learner/co-learner” and strong team member mentality

  • demonstrates a provincial and global perspective on all education matters

  • has a deep understanding of adult learning principles when engaging adult learners

  • has taught, completed and/or is familiar with a variety of OPC Additional Qualification (AQ) programs or college or university level continuing education and post-graduate certificates

  • is a practising or recently retired principal/vice-principal or preferably has leadership experience in Ontario’s public education system and

  • has completed a Master’s degree in a sector relevant to the work.

The following is considered an asset:

  • Having an Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in education

  • Having completed the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program (SOQP)

  • In addition to the ability to speak and write in English, proficiency in another language(s)

Application Process
  • Applicants are asked to submit

  • a letter of application (cover letter)

  • a curriculum vitae

  • two professional references (at least one from a direct supervisor) and

  • a one-page outline of your vision for the OPC’s professional learning over the next five years.

Completed application packages must be received electronically or in paper format at the address below no later than 4:30 p.m. EST on December 12, 2022.

Applications should be marked to the attention of Marie-Hélène Gaudreault, Partner at Boyden ( or mailed to Marie-Hélène at

979 Bank Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1S 5K5

Applicants being considered for interviews must be available for interviews being held in- person in Toronto on Saturday, January 14, 2023 and for second interviews (held virtually if needed) on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Any questions about the role should be directed to Judith Peden (, OPC Office Manager.

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

The OPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and values the participation of candidates with different lived experiences. We recognize that the selection of candidates from members of equity-seeking and rights-seeking groups is an asset. Self- identification of membership in equity-seeking and rights-seeking groups is voluntary and can be included in candidate cover letters or the accompanying email.