Superintendent of Education


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EFFECTIVE DATES:  Effective August 2024 

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board operates 19 schools in the communities of Blind River, Chapleau, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Hornepayne, Massey, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, and White River.

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Education.

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the position no later than Monday, August 5, 2024, and work from the Mount St. Joseph Catholic Education Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. In addition, frequent travel throughout the board’s jurisdiction will be required.

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Superintendent of Education will provide effective leadership and work proactively with the board’s senior management in executing the Board’s Strategic Directions to ensure consistent quality standards throughout the board.

Candidates are to be actively practicing Catholics with a strong history of dedication to the goals and objectives of Catholic education. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated, collaborative, hard-working, and visionary team leader who is ethical and caring and exhibit:

  • Proven leadership skills, particularly in instructional coaching, building educator and administrator capacity in instructional leadership in literacy and/or mathematics and/or assessment and evaluation;
  • A positive attitude and an outstanding track record of forming and sustaining strong community partnerships;
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion for student achievement and well-being, with a trauma-informed, anti-oppression and equity lens;
  • Strong competency with technology and ability to handle competing demands in an efficient manner;
  • Knowledge of, commitment to, and experience with Indigenous education and communities; and
  • The ability to lead and inspire principals, teachers, and support staff in an environment of trust with a focus on the Board’s Strategic Directions.

In accordance with the Ontario Leadership Framework (2013), the ideal candidate will demonstrate the personal leadership resources of an effective leader, core leadership practices/competencies, and system practices and procedures.

The Superintendent of Education will provide effective leadership to, and work proactively with, school administrators. In addition, the Superintendent of Education will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership in alignment with a portfolio of responsibilities, working the board’s senior management team. In addition, the successful candidate will develop and execute strategic plans in support of the educational and business objectives of the board. He/she is expected to lead sessions related to his/her portfolio, provide support at board meetings and other events.


  • Currently enrolled in or completion of the Supervisory Officer Qualification Program
  • Five or more years of experience as a school principal
  • Three of the following four qualifications: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior Qualifications
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1
  • Special Education, Part 1


  • Qualifications in all four divisions
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Specialist
  • Special Education, Specialist
  • French as a Second Language, Part 1

Applications marked “Personal & Confidential” will be received at until Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. with the following contents:

  1. A complete résumé with a summary of leadership positions in education and faith-related activities;
  2. Three (3) reference letters from professional references, including their contact information and written permission to contact them;
  3. A recent performance appraisal;
  4. A current pastoral reference, with written permission to contact him; and
  5. A copy of the Ontario Teacher’s Certificate from the Ontario College of Teachers.

Questions may be directed to Karen Biocchi, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education, at or 705-945-5600. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Applicants selected for an interview will be required to do a ten-minute presentation on a topic to be provided at the time of the short-listing process.


THIS BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  In compliance with the Ontario with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is committed to providing accommodations to persons with disabilities.  The Board will take into account the person’s ability to access information and will provide the information contained in Board-produced public documents in a format that meets those needs as agreed upon with the person.  Please contact the Human Resources Department at 705-945-5610 prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangement can be made.