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January 29, 2018

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Superintendent / Executive Officer of Facilities Services

A mandate for an insightful leader of people and dynamic manager of resources who can inspire and influence change, and wants to play a critical role in ensuring Halton District School Board has a learning environment that is conducive to inspiring every student to learn, grow and succeed

With approximately 64,300 students enrolled this year in 86 elementary and 18 secondary schools, the Halton District School Board serves the expanding educational needs of the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. The Board is well respected, committed to high expectations and focused on student achievement and well-being. In this dynamic teaching and learning environment where Accountability, Collaboration, Creativity, Empathy, Equity and Integrity are core values, you will have an opportunity to make your mark as Superintendent / Executive Officer of Facilities Services.

Reporting to the Director of Education, you will be an executive leader and integral member of the Board’s senior leadership team, providing management, guidance and support in the areas of Custodial Services, Facility Operations, Maintenance, Building Renewal, Pupil Accommodation Reviews, Capital Construction, and all other property matters related to physical plant and school board sites. Along with providing direction and support to the senior leadership team, you will support schools in achieving the Board’s Mission and Vision. In this role you have have an opportunitiy to participate in a provincial network of Facilities Services Leaders, contributing to your knowledge of best practices.

You will lead by example, actively striving to understand the perspectives of school leaders, directly leading 4 Regional Supervisors and indirectly leading a team of 20 managers and some 335 permanent custodial staff. The promotion of co-operation among departments, operational staff and academic leaders, and demonstration of openness and transparency while working collaboratively to maintain and develop safe, welcoming schools for students and staff alike is central to this role.

Financial management and capital project management expertise are essential as you manage a $40M annual operating budget and a capital budget of up to $100M, tender projects in collaboration with the Board’s Procurement Team and Project Architect, and oversee capital projects such as new school construction, renovations and portable placements, including two new school builds within the next 18 months.

This is an exciting mandate for a strategic, collaborative leader with recognized political acumen, highly developed project management, people management and relationship-building skills and, in particular, a history of maintaining effective relationships with an elected Board of Trustees. Candidates will ideally have a university degree in Engineering, Architecture or Business, professional qualifications in facilities and/or asset management, and at least 10 years’ experience in a related field. A Business Supervisory Officer’s Certificate or equivalent, and a record of effective decision-making within the education sector will be considered assets.

To apply for this collaborative executive role with Board-wide impact, please send your resume/CV, in confidence, specifying the job title, by January 29, 2018, to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH179457 at

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