DDSB Elementary and Secondary Principals & Vice Principals: 2020 External Hiring
Job Code: 2796821
Durham District School Board
Closing Date: Feb 10, 2020 4:00 PM EST
  Posted on: Dec 18, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
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Job Description & Requirements


Elementary and Secondary Principals & Vice Principals

External Hiring Information Session- January 15, 2020

Are you committed to leading student achievement and well-being? As an educational leader, do you welcome the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the Durham District School Board (DDSB) to Ignite Learning for our students. We invite you to learn more about joining our dynamic team of DDSB Principals and Vice Principals.

We invite interested candidates to attend our DDSB External Hiring Information Session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Durham District School Board office located at 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby, ON L1R 2K6.  Please sign up on PD Place, In-Service ID# 29185.  Visit, hover over + Quick Links in the bottom left corner and select PD Place.

The DDSB is one of the few school boards in Ontario experiencing growth with more than 70,000 students, 7,500 permanent staff and 131 schools and learning centres.  We are seeking candidates who are interested in leading change through quality implementation of our core priorities of: Success, Well-Being, Leadership, Equity, Engagement and Innovation

Your decision to apply for a position in the DDSB demonstrates your dedication to working collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure the success of all students and staff.  School leaders in the DDSB are supported at every stage of their leadership journey.  We offer mentorship networks, professional learning that develops and enhances instructional and operational leadership skills and opportunities to share ideas and offer voice through various committees. 


  • Presently employed as fully qualified Teacher, Vice Principal or Principal;
  • Hold current Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certification in good standing;
  • Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) qualifications, and
  • Have a valid criminal reference check.


Successful candidates will display the core leadership competencies developed in the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) that have been shown to be effective in improving student achievement and well-being including:  Setting Directions, Building Relationships and Developing People, Developing the Organization to Support Desired Practices, Improving the Instructional Program, and Securing Accountability. These core leadership competencies, along with the Personal Leadership Resources articulated in the OLF, will be used by the selection team to develop short lists of candidates for placement in DDSB schools. 

Interested candidates with questions may contact Dorothy Leaver ( Executive Assistant to the Associate Director of Academic Services. As well, visit Careers/Principal or Vice Principal positions to obtain the External Principal/Vice Principal Transfer and Promotion Process document.

Phase 1 application packages must be uploaded to Apply to Education by February 10th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.  Only complete packages will be reviewed.

Click on the link below to hear from leaders that have recently made the move to the DDSB.

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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