We are seeking highly qualified practising supervisory officers to facilitate our Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program (SOQP) and other related professional learning offerings. The program modules are available online and on-site in Toronto.

This is an open application system that will be reviewed based on established criteria, when there is a need to hire a mentor for an upcoming SOQP session. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee to ensure the mentor team continues to be representative of the diversity of our candidates in terms of region, panel, role, years of experience, gender and other characteristics with which they identify.

Selection Criteria

A successful applicant will possess the following:

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

  • An understanding of Public Education in Ontario 

  • Exemplary experience as a practising supervisory officer with recent, relevant and varied school experiences and employed with one of the four publicly-funded systems in Ontario

  • Expertise in all areas of school leadership and varied system level leadership portfolios

  • Has identified expertise in particular areas of system leadership

  • Understands and applies theory relevant to school and system leadership

  • Demonstrated understanding of a province-wide perspective

  • Comfort using a Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate learning 

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

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

  • Strong communication abilities in facilitating, speaking and writing

  • A dynamic and resourceful approach to work based on continuous self-learning and knowledge of current trends and research in education 

  • Understands and demonstrates adult learning principles 

  • A “lead learner” stance as an educator

  • In-depth knowledge of foundational principles that support equity, diversity, inclusion anti-oppression and anti-colonialism 

  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Experience mentoring and coaching to build leadership capacity

  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills with peers and

  • Familiarity and understanding of most current resources related to system leadership, change management, anti-oppressive and anti-colonial leadership.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • A minimum of three years experience in a practising supervisory officer role

Selection Process 

Our selection team will review and assess all applications based on the identified success criteria. Selected candidates will be invited to take part in an online interview via Zoom meeting (with video) and will be contacted for an interview as vacancies arise. This process also includes contacting references  and ensuring balanced representation in terms of region, panel, role, years of experience, gender and other identity characteristics.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit

  • a cover letter 

  • a curriculum vitae and

  • contact information for two references (including a current supervisor (director or associate director) and a colleague (practising supervisory officer).

The successful independent contractor will be expected to take part in training and planning sessions prior to a mutually agreed upon start date based on program needs.

Submit an Application

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 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 organization 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.