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VICE PRINCIPAL – Regular Full Time

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VICE PRINCIPAL – Regular Full Time

Greater Gatineau Elementary School

Nature of the Work

The Western Québec School Board (WQSB) is seeking an experienced and dedicated educational leader to be the Vice Principal of Greater Gatineau Elementary School. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Principal and will be instrumental in fostering collaboration and effective communication between staff, students, and parents/guardians, ensuring that each student receives a high-quality education in a safe, fair, and compassionate environment. The candidate will support, develop, and maintain the vision and values of Greater Gatineau Elementary School through the school’s Educational Project and School Success Plan and will have demonstrable proficiency in the administrative and pedagogical management of all the programs and resources of a school or related management skills. This results-oriented professional will be committed to learning to lead and implement change management initiatives with a consultative approach in view of the educational legislation, policies, and emerging issues affecting the school community.

Candidates will demonstrate their capacity to lead and to assist the Principal with day-to-day operations:

1. Contribute to the management of instructional and educational matters

Help to evaluate the needs of the school and define the specific objectives of the school, considering legal provisions as well as the objectives, policies and by-laws of the school board and the governing board.

Assist in overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of the educational project.

Assist in overseeing the development, implementation and ongoing update of the success plan and providing status reports.

Support the process to prepare, after consulting the staff concerned, proposals to be submitted to the governing board for approval on matters such as: the approach for the implementation of the Basic School Regulation, the enrichment or adaptation of the objectives and suggested content of the programs of studies, the time allocation for each compulsory or elective subject, student services and special educational services, the student supervision policy relating to the use of non-teaching and non-scheduled time for instructional or educational purposes, the organization of extracurricular activities, the development of approaches to foster the academic success of students, rules of conduct and safety measures applicable to students.

Develop, implement, and evaluate, with the involvement of the student’s parents, and where possible the appropriate partners and the student himself or herself, individualized education plans for students with social maladjustments, physical or learning disabilities, including at-risk students in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

2. Assist in the management of human, financial, material and information resources

Support the activity necessary to manage, supervise, encourage, and evaluate staff and trainees, determine their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the provisions of the applicable collective agreements or regulations of the Ministry and perform the following duties:

– participate in the recruitment and selection of staff;

– oversee the management of the replacement of absent staff, vacant positions and substitution;

– oversee the recruitment, welcome, supervision and evaluation of volunteers;

– apply the rules and standards governing occupational health and safety.

Help identify needs and organize professional development and training activities.

Help prepare and submit the annual school budget to the governing board for adoption and to the school board for approval, administer the school budget and provide status reports to the governing board.

Assist in the identification of additional financial needs and possibilities and lead efficient application and follow up on relevant grants, bearing in mind the school’s current socio-economic status and issues.

Support the management of the material resources and inventories of the school and, after consultation with the governing board, inform the school board of the requirements of the school as regards goods and services, as well as any required equipment or repair of the premises or immovables and ensure the follow-up of the work.

Encourage concerted action between the parents, the students, the school staff, and community organizations in fostering academic success and their participation in the life of the school.

3. Contribute to development and maintenance of positive community relations

Help to develop and implement a framework for action with community organizations.

Assist in coordination of information and promotion of the school.

Demonstrate commitment to the local community.

4. Management of the school board

Participate in defining and determining the vision, organizational values, strategies, objectives and priorities.

Take part in the preparation of the staffing plan and the budget distribution.

Assume any other responsibility compatible with the position that may be assigned by his or her immediate superior.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or relevant field of study, or, hold a senior staff position in a board or school;

Five years of pertinent experience in a teaching or non-teaching professional position;

Permanent Québec teaching qualification;

Must have, or be willing to complete within two years, six credits at the Masters level in an Administration Programme.

Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions and salary determined by R.R.C.E.M. (Regulation Respecting Condition of Employment of Management Staff);

The probation period is two years.

Salary: $68,705.00 to $91,605.00

Start Date: June 30th, 2022

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background).

A cover letter.

Professional references.


by, 4:00 p.m. May 5, 2022

Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people, as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities.

As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people.

The Western Quebec School Board is required to implement Quebec’s Law 21: An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

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