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Secretary Treasurer
Northland School Division
Jun 30, 2020
Jul 17, 2020 in 1 week
Peace River, AB
Secretary Treasurer
Description & Details
The Northland School Division (NSD) is a unique Alberta school jurisdiction largely serving First Nation and Métis students in 19 smaller rural schools. The schools are located in Anzac, Calling Lake, Chipewyan Lake, Conklin, Desmarais, East Prairie Métis Settlement, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Fishing Lake, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Gift Lake, Grouard, Janvier, Paddle Prairie, Peavine Métis Settlement, Sandy Lake, Susa Creek and Wabasca. An outreach school, Career Pathways, is also located in Wabasca.
The Division Office is located in Peace River. The Superintendent is supported by two area Associate Superintendents, an Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, a Secretary Treasurer as well as a Communications Coordinator. The Division serves approximately 2,000 students and employs 169.6 full-time equivalent certificated staff and
249.9 non-teaching staff.
The Division’s operating budget for 2019/20 was approximately $63,000,000. The eleven-member Board of Trustees is elected from eleven different wards. The Board has a strong commitment to providing personalized educational land-based learning opportunities for all students.
The Division encompasses most of the northern third of the province and borders both British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
The region is rich in natural resources; oil and gas and forestry are among the main contributors to the economic base. As for things to do, you’ll find no shortage of activities right outside your door. There’s untouched wilderness to explore, lakes and rivers to fish, and a rich historical past to discover. In the summer you’ll have endless hours of sunlight to play in, while the winter months bring out dazzling displays such as the magnificent “northern lights”.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with Board governance, records management, statutory and regulatory requirements and election processes and be highly skilled in fiscal management; will be an energetic and progressive leader, with a strong commitment to public education and to the Division’s mission, vision and principles.
This individual will have a strong work ethic; be committed to excellence and continuous improvement; be a strong team player; and will ensure accountability of self and others. The candidate will have demonstrated exemplary organizational, technological, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills and have the ability to liaise with Alberta Education and Infrastructure departments.
Responsibilities include serving as the Division’s chief financial officer and corporate secretary; providing leadership for the development of the annual budget and facilities master plan; administering the student transportation program; and handling FOIP requirements, contracts, agreements and partnerships.
The Division:
The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to July 17, 2020 are assured careful consideration.
How to Apply / Contact
Applications are invited for the position of Secretary Treasurer for Northland School Division. Duties will commence September 1, 2020 or as mutually agreed.
Email by July 17, 2020 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five recent references in a single PDF file to:
Mr. Terry Gunderson
Alberta School Boards Association E:
P: 780.451.7116