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Toronto Catholic District School Board
Job Location
Toronto ON
Posting active until
February 21, 2020

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Superintendent – Environmental Support Services

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven leader to assume the role of Superintendent of Environmental Support Services.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is the largest Catholic school board in the province of Ontario and with 13,900 employees, it is one of the largest employers in the City of Toronto. Recognized as innovative, collaborative and fiscally responsible, the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides a distinctive Catholic education to more than 92,000 students. With an operating budget in excess of $1 billion, the Toronto Catholic District School Board operates 196 schools and multiple support facilities, which translates into a complex and challenging mandate for the new Superintendent of Environmental Support Services. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader who is ready to play a key role in the organization, supporting the Board’s vision “to transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action”.

Guided by the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan and remaining focused on student achievement and well-being, stewardship of resources, and excellence in governance, the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides positive learning environments for students and staff that reflect the highest standards of cleanliness, repair and maintenance. By emphasizing student success and spiritual growth, the Board remains committed to the efficient and effective management of the Board’s facilities and learning spaces with one primary goal in mind – to improve student learning and well-being.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Education (Facilities, Business and Community Development and Chief Financial Officer), the Superintendent of Environmental Support Services will oversee and strategically direct the custodial, facility maintenance, and operations functions of the Board. Working with a management team, the Superintendent will provide leadership to more than 800 unionized caretaking and maintenance staff; ensure the effective, efficient and responsive delivery of custodial, facility maintenance and operations services to schools and Board facilities; and, develop positive Union-Management labour relations. The Superintendent will provide innovative leadership and operational efficiency in all aspects of the position, including responsibility to enhance educational opportunities for students by achieving the highest standard of cleanliness, repair and maintenance of the Board’s schools and facilities.

The Superintendent will be a demonstrated leader who will work effectively in a collaborative decision-making environment and they will possess superior interpersonal, communication, presentation, team-building and management skills. They will demonstrate strong relational leadership, human and financial resources management, a proven ability to lead organizational change, and create service integration and operational efficiencies within all areas of the facility maintenance and operations services departments. As well, the Superintendent will possess a strong ability to shape an organizational culture of collaboration, service and teamwork that is pervasive throughout Environmental Support Services.

The ideal candidate will possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Business Supervisory Officer’s Certificate (pursuant to Regulation 309 of the Education Act) and a relevant post-secondary degree. The candidate will also have a minimum of 5 – 7 years of progressive leadership experience in a senior management role, preferably in the education sector, the broader public sector or a multi-facility/plant site. Further, the candidate will have a strong commitment to educational programs and services that respect and uphold the values of Catholic education, along with the ability to work effectively with trustees, senior staff, community and Board partners, the City of Toronto and the Ministry of Education.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board has retained the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) to support this recruitment. Interested applicants are invited to confidentially submit a detailed resume, a cover letter and three references (who will only be contacted with prior consent) to resumeTCDSB@oesc-cseo.org. Requests for additional information on this position may also be sent to the e-mail address above. The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020.

Barrier-Free Recruitment and Selection
The TCDSB is committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please inform the above, at the time of your application, of any requirement for accommodation in order for us to assess all candidates in a fair and equitable manner. Documentation to support the accommodation may be requested as required prior to the implementation of the accommodation measures.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.