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Title: Director, Education Services

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Closing Date: June 27, 2017

The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) is seeking a full-time Director of Education Services beginning August 1, 2017. This position has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating and implementing our association’s trustee professional learning activities as well as overseeing a variety of facilitation and advisory services. Further, under the direction of the CEO, this position supports strategic organizational direction and produces information briefs dealing with key and emergent education issues. The Director of Education Services leads other staff in implementing association-wide support for member Boards in advocacy, communications, governance, strategic planning and professional learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading, planning, organizing, presenting at, and evaluating BCSTA conferences and events such as our Trustee Academy and AGM Learning Program
  • Supporting the work of the Board of Directors and CEO with a variety of education partners, the Ministry of Education, and other branches and levels of government
  • Reviewing emerging developments in education from government, research and field practice. Identifying trends, proposing critical themes, and drafting resource materials as necessary
  • Plans, coordinates, and assesses trustee and board professional learning programs such as regional Branch programs and Provincial Council meetings
  • Prepares and implements various methods for assessing the learning needs of Boards and, based on assessments, develops a variety of professional learning options for our members, including on-line resources
  • Provides in-district consultation and facilitation assistance. Prepares and delivers educational and planning workshops in response to member requests.
  • Assesses the content, relevance, satisfaction, timing and member participation in current internal and external professional learning programs
  • Assists the Association, member Boards of Education and trustees in refining and improving their capacity to carry out their governance and oversight roles
  • Provides a key supporting leadership role to the Board of Directors and other staff

Requirements:

  • Direct experience as part of a school district senior management team, including work with the Board of Education 
  • Significant experience organizing and facilitating a wide-range of educational events, presentations, facilitated discussions or conferences
  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant education or management discipline 
  • Demonstrated strong educational planning, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of, and skill in using, a wide variety of office, communication, presentation and program delivery technologies and techniques 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills as well as strong critical thinking and planning skills
  • Ability to lead as a member of an organizational team
  • Budget development and monitoring skills
  • Strong member service focus, including the ability and willingness to deliver programs in a variety of locations around the province 

Preferred Abilities, Knowledge and Skills:

  • A strong understanding of the role of elected school boards and BCSTA
  • In-depth knowledge of current public education issues in British Columbia
  • An understanding of BC’s public education system components and functions
  • A strong personal commitment to public education and local governance
  • An ability to communicate well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds 
  • Experience working in a political environment with all levels of government 

BCSTA offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Please send curriculum vitae packages by June 27, 2017 to: 

Mike Roberts, Chief Executive Officer

Subject: “Director, Education Services”

Candidates must be available for face-to-face interviews at BCSTA’s Vancouver office.

About BCSTA:

The British Columbia School Trustees Association serves and supports our members, BC’s Boards of Education, in their key work of improving student achievement. At the local level, as boards seek to engage their communities in this work, BCSTA provides professional learning, legal counsel, and communications support. Provincially, our non-profit Association acts as a strong, unified voice for Boards of Education in advocating to government, other education partners, and the public on matters affecting public education. For more information, please visit www.bcsta.org.

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