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Principal – Regular Full Time 100%

Position Description

PRINCIPAL – Regular Full Time (100%)

Golden Valley School

Nature of the Work

The Western Québec School Board (WQSB) is seeking a dynamic and dedicated educational leader to be the Principal of Golden Valley School. The successful candidate will foster collaboration between staff, students and parents/guardians (hereafter “parents”), 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 Golden Valley School through the School Success Plan.

Minimum Required 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;

Extensive training and experience in the field of elementary/high school education;

Permanent Québec teaching qualification;

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

Successful Candidate must have:

Educational Leadership:

Promotes a safe and secure learning environment for both staff and students;

Knowledge of the Québec Education Program of Studies, The Basic School

Regulations and WQSB Policies;

An understanding of student performance data and initiatives as they relate to school improvement and the school’s educational project /school success plan;

Demonstrated experience and success in optimizing the learning experience for children including those with special needs and behaviour challenges;

Promotes educational opportunities for students in both official languages;

Be familiar with current technology and social media and their implications in the classroom, as well as the benefits of their use to promote the school within the community;

Promote and actively participate in school life, including extra-curricular activities and special events.


Strong organizational and time management skills;

Proficiency in fiscal management and allocation of resources;

Ability to work collaboratively with the WQSB and the GVS governing board;

Delegate effectively, set parameters and measures of accountability;

Consult staff, students, parents and the community when making decisions, as appropriate;

Build and maintain a strong team environment which includes staff, students and parents;

Promote the effective operations of the school, including consistent participation and attendance at school-related meetings (e.g., School Council, Governing Board, and Home & School, if applicable);

Establish, implement and maintain clear, fair and consistent school policies;

Provide professional development opportunities to all staff;

Communicate effectively with the School Board and comply with School Board policies;

Understand and apply the principles of equality and equity in decision-making.

Interpersonal Skills:

Be an inspiring leader and role model for staff and students, with a balanced approach to school life;

Be approachable to the staff, students and parents;

Be compassionate towards staff, students and parents;

Fluent in both French and English;

Ability to establish strong working relationships with staff;

Facilitate relationships with students, staff, parents, and the wider Val-d’Or community;

Value collaboration with staff, students, parents and the broader community;

Have mediation skills with excellent problem-solving abilities;

Demonstrate a pro-active approach to public relations and, when appropriate, effectively represent and promote the school to the community at large;

Consistently encourage and acknowledge the efforts and achievements of others;

Be visible in the school and interact with students on a regular basis;

Guide and motivate a diverse team of educators towards excellence in differentiated instruction, and inspire leadership in staff and students;

Be comfortable working with families and any external agencies or professionals which are involved with a student.


An appreciation of the diverse Val-d’Or community and its surrounding areas.

Commitment to the values of collaboration, respect, tolerance, and diversity.

Has an understanding of anti-racist educational practices and indigenous education.

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: $73,515.00 to $98,017.00

Start Date: August 25, 2022

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background).

A cover letter.

Professional references.


by 4:00 p.m., August 10, 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. We acknowledge that the lands upon which we live, learn, and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank them for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an ongoing relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions, and culture of the Anishinaabe 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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