Project Lead Position

School Leader Professional Learning to Support Student Mental Health

Effective January 20 – August 30, 2020

We are seeking a highly qualified recently retired (within the past three years) Associate as a project lead for our student mental health initiative.

The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) in partnership with l’Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO) and the Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario (CPCO) and School Mental Health Ontario are committed to providing support in the area of professional learning and capacity building for principals and vice-principals as they continue to work with their school communities to support improved student mental health. 

Project Scope

A project leadership team, consisting of three project leads, representing each of the principals’ associations and at least one representative of School Mental Health Ontario, will collaborate for the design, development and implementation of all deliverables. The team will develop three webinars and three podcasts for school leaders that will be responsive to current leadership challenges and provide relevant supports. 

The first project meeting will take place at the end of January 2020 in Toronto and most of the subsequent meetings will be virtual. The project lead will be allocated a maximum of 30 days to support this initiative.

Success Criteria

A successful applicant will possess

  • evidence of excellent performance as a project leader in a collaborative environment
  • demonstrated success as a public system principal or vice-principal within the province of Ontario within the past three years
  • experience in evidence-based leadership development activities using effective adult learning strategies
  • a high level of comfort using a variety of digital tools to enhance learning
  • an in-depth knowledge and involvement in specific leadership initiatives related to supportung student mental health
  • demonstrated a “lead learner/co-learner” stance as an educator
  • program development experience related to the Ontario Leadership Framework and student well-being initiatives
  • specialized courses in the area of mental health and
  • ability to develop positive relationships with partner organizations to ensure ongoing collaboration with all stakeholders.

The following attributes will be considered an asset:

  • Proficiency in French and English (oral and written) and
  • Experience in both elementary and secondary panels.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • A letter of application (cover letter)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of support (one from a supervisory officer and one from a practising principal)

Please apply by January 9 by 12:00 p.m.  



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.