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Summary Information:
Employer: Calgary Board of Education
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Principal
School / Org: Calgary Board of Education
Location: Calgary, Alberta
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 5
Reference #: 25090
Posting Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Calgary Board of Education invites applications for the following position(s)

Principal - External Applicants

Location: Various Schools

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Union: Alberta Teachers Association

Purpose and Accountability
Reporting to the Area Director, the Principal accepts primary responsibility for providing leadership in the school. This position is accountable to the Chief Superintendent through the Deputy Chief Superintendent. The Principal is accountable for optimizing student learning while meeting the obligations and responsibilities of the School Act and all other appropriate statutes, in addition to policies, regulations, and procedures of the Board.

This is a call for external existing principals who are interested in School Leadership opportunities with the Calgary Board of Education.


This position is accountable for:

• Providing leadership to successfully implement the strategies in our 3 year education plan
• Attending to the organization of human and material resources in the school;
• Performing the management functions in the school;
• Serving as the representative of the Chief Superintendent in the school;
• Ensuring compliance with corporate safety regulations and procedures, CBE collective agreements, and other applicable legal documents; and
• Ensuring compliance with Board Governance policies as directed by the Chief Superintendent.

Demonstrated Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes):
• Ethic of service to students, colleagues, and community
• Knowledge and understanding of the CBE Policy-Governance Model
• Ability to foster collaborative, positive working relationships and establish rapport
• Ability to articulate a clear understanding of educational goals
• Consistency between articulated and actual leadership orientation
• Effective time management and organizational skills
• Orientation to outcomes-based performance
• Leadership competency in a unionized environment
• Strong interpersonal, communication, listening and presentation/public speaking skills

• Commitment to life-long learning
The Alberta Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders

• Fostering Effective Relationships
The school leader must endeavour to build trust and foster positive working relationships, on the basis of appropriate values and ethical foundations, within the school community.

• Embodying Visionary Leadership
A school leader must involve the school community in creating and sustaining shared vision, mission, values, principles and goals.

• Leading a Learning Community
A school leader must nurture and sustain a school culture that values and supports learning.

• Providing Instructional Leadership
A school leader must ensure that each student has access to quality teaching and the opportunity to engage in quality learning experiences.

• Developing and Facilitating Leadership - Managing School Operations and Resources
A school leader must promote the development of leadership capacity within the school community for the overall benefit of the school community and education system.

• Managing School Operations and Resources
A school leader must manage school operations and resources to ensure a safe, caring, and effective learning environment.

• Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context
A school leader must understand and appropriately respond to the political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts impacting the school.


Education and Experience:

• A valid Alberta Professional Teaching Certificate.
• The completion of a Masters Degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution.
• A minimum of three years of successful experience as a school principal.
• The Board reserves the right to appoint individuals with equivalent credentials to those stated.

Conditions of Employment
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to the Calgary Board of Education WHO ARE OFFERED EMPLOYMENT must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed.

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