invites qualified applicants for an:
Associate Assistant Superintendent of Learning
The district is seeking a dynamic and skilled leader who will create and build upon the strong partnerships of our district and school community. Duties will commence August 15, 2022, or as mutually agreed upon.
As an Associate Assistant Superintendent and an essential member of the senior leadership team, you will report directly to the Superintendent in all areas of teaching, learning, and professional development. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of observable impact planning in alignment with our district priorities of Inspiring Thinking, Cultivating Well-Being, and Building Relationships through the lens of our Catholic faith.
Yellowknife Catholic Schools has been providing quality education to northern students for sixty-five years. We are the only faith-based district in the Northwest Territories. Although we are a Catholic school district, we welcome families of all faiths. As a Catholic Education system, we encourage our students to be socially responsible. We want them to think critically about faith and to make decisions based on their spirituality and the knowledge that faith promotes being a good person. We use our faith-filled classrooms to explore how to live as people - letting our lights shine in the world.
Yellowknife Catholic Schools’ vision of learning empowers students and staff to engage, explore, grow, and thrive in a multitude of ways. Our mission is to support student learning and well-being from JK - grade 12 so that all students can develop the skills and characteristics they need to be capable people in the world. Education, Culture, and Employment defines a capable person as: “...one who has integrity in relationships that honour the self, others, the land, and the spiritual world. Through these relationships, a capable person grows and develops a more expansive understanding of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - the four parts of human development.”
Our district has three schools and one technical center with approximately 205 staff members and 1500 students. We offer programming in English and French from JK - 12, as well as Core Willideh Yati and Core French. We have a strong Indigenous Language and Culture Education program that combines the Dene Kede curriculum and on-the-land experiences with traditional ways of knowing and doing. As a district, we are committed to deepening our work in recognizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action.
Yellowknife offers many opportunities during all seasons from enjoying the midnight sun while fishing on the lake, golfing on our unique course, aurora hunting and ice fishing in the winter, or swimming, hiking, skiing, canoeing, and kayaking around our great region; the Chief Drygeese Territory in the Akaitcho region, the traditional lands of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
Yellowknife also offers many city recreational sports such as hockey, curling, soccer, frisbee, touch football, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. We have several fitness facilities and have a very vibrant community of the arts.
Required Education and Recommended Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience
Commitment to the ideals and principles of Catholic education
Master’s Degree in an educational field and eligibility for an NWT Teaching Certificate
Experience as a school Principal is an asset
Minimum of five years experience as a school administrator
Proven success in curriculum-related initiatives and program development
Expert knowledge of literacy and numeracy instruction
Deep understanding and experience in assessment practices
Proven experience in the use of data for school improvement
Demonstrated practice in fostering respectful workplaces and learning environments that are inclusive of all people
Experience in building positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, organizations, and communities
Required Skills and Abilities
Exceptional communication and facilitation skills
Personal attributes and skills that demonstrate a strong focus on team
Ability to lead, engage, and collaborate with staff, parents, and the community
Commitment to personal growth and professional development
Candidates seeking this position please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a current pastoral reference, and names of at least three (3) professional references to the attention of:
Yellowknife Catholic Schools
P.O. Box 1830, 5124 - 49th Street
Yellowknife NT X1A 2P4
Closing date: Open until filled
When submitting your resume, please include your priority ranking status under the YCS Affirmative Action Policy.
We appreciate all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.