Shortlist for: Elementary School Principal
Job Code: 2832844
York Catholic District School Board
Closing Date: May 29, 2020 11:30 PM EDT
  Posted on: Apr 17, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
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Job Description & Requirements


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Shortlist for: Elementary School Principal



The Successful Candidate will be placed on the shortlist for a maximum of 3 years. Any candidates not placed within this period of time will have to reapply to the position. 

The Successful Candidate will demonstrate:

  • A desire and ability to foster a Catholic Learning Community, through leadership and collaboration;
  • Commitment to the York Catholic District School Board’s Mission and Vision and Strategic Commitments; and
  • Leadership qualities/abilities. 


Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Part III of the Religious Education Course (equivalency or commitment to completion of same or another approved program (eg. The Catholic Leadership Program offered at St. Michael’s University of Toronto);
  • A participating member of a Catholic worshipping community as attested by your Parish priest;
  • Ontario School Principal's Qualifications Part I and Part II as per Ontario Regulation 176/10 (Teachers’ Qualifications) made under the Ontario College of Teachers' Act; Note: Candidates who are currently enrolled in the PQP and are within two years of completion may apply and be considered for the position in accordance with Ontario Regulation 298 (Operation of Schools – General) made under the  Education Act;
  • Completion of the YCDSB Discernment Series for Aspiring Principals prior to placement;
  • Part I of the Special Education Course or the Special Education for Administrators AQ Course;
  • A minimum of eight years of successful experience in education – seven years as a teacher and a minimum of one year in the role of Vice Principal;
  • Positive recommendation from principal and appropriate Supervisory Officer; and
  • Additional general criteria as outlined in Board Policy 405A “Appointments to Positions of Administrative Responsibility”, located at


Desired Qualifications/Experience:

  • Strong humanitarian and interpersonal skills including the ability to work well in a team, motivate others and build Catholic learning communities of faith;
  • A strategic problem solver and systems thinker able to handle complex problems and manage stress effectively;
  • Knowledge of best practices in instructional strategies, assessment and evaluation and the improvement of student achievement in schools; and
  • Excellent communication, presentation and project management skills.


For additional information please contact Suzanne Alonzi, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Human Resources and International Education, at 

Candidates interested in the above position are requested to submit their complete resume of qualifications and experience and a recent pastoral reference. 

Applications must be received by May 29, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.


As a condition of employment with the York Catholic District School Board, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory "Vulnerable Sector Screening" (criminal record check) prior to the commencement of any employment duties.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA), please advise us prior to the posting closing date if you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

The York Catholic District School Board is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an environment of diversity and accessibility.

 Catholic Education Centre
320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1 - (905) 713-1211

Mission Statement
Guided by Gospel Values and Catholic Virtues, in partnership with home and Church, we educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.

Vision Statement
Our students will become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Catholic Values into their daily lives, as socially responsible global citizens.


                   Maria Marchese                                                                                               Ab Falconi
                   Chair of the Board                                                                                           Director of Education 

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