Employment Opportunities

The Avon Maitland District School Board invites applications for:

Superintendent of Education

The Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) is seeking a skilled, dynamic educational leader for the position of Superintendent of Education, beginning August 1, 2015. The AMDSB is an innovative, progressive, full service public school board serving 16,000 students, committed to maximizing student outcomes and creating positive inclusive learning environments.

The successful candidate will become a member of a strategic, high performing senior team focused on improving student achievement and well-being. Candidates will have demonstrated outstanding leadership at the system level and will have led system change. Candidates should be qualified as a Supervisory Officer or be working toward qualifications.

The successful candidate should have the ability to:
  • lead and supervise a region of elementary and/or secondary schools
  • assume a system-wide portfolio of responsibilities, such as Program, Learning Services, School Operations or Human Resources
  • demonstrate expertise in instructional leadership and project management
  • demonstrate superior leadership ability, communication and organizational skills, and proven commitment to student success
  • become part of a team of dynamic system leaders
  • commit to collaborative decision-making with trustees, peers, other colleagues, and community partners
Qualified candidates must submit an application package that includes:
  • a one page covering letter and a detailed resume, including your most recent performance appraisal
  • three professional references (including one from your immediate supervisor)
  • written authorization to contact your references under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your application package electronically prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015, to:

Ted Doherty, Director of Education

Please address the subject line in your email ‘Superintendent of Education Application’.

If you have not received an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please contact Barb Crawford at (519) 527-0111 ext. 106

Finance Manager - Alternative Programs

Effective April 1, 2015, a permanent non-union position exists for a Finance Manager – Alternative Programs at the Education Centre in Seaforth, reporting to the Financial Services Administrator.

Job Responsibilities


  • Support to Adult Education program leaders and Centre for Employment and Learning (CEL) site(s) staff in all aspects of financial management and reporting, includes:
    • Provide leadership, technical guidance and interpretation regarding accounting matters
    • Budget preparation, monitoring expenditures, prepare variance analysis and expenditure forecasting
    • Complete all financial reporting requirements including the preparation of annual financial statements and other internal and external reports, in compliance with PSAB and applicable Ministry Guidelines
    • Liaise with external governing body, internal and external auditors where applicable
    • Create and implement financial controls guidelines to be followed at CEL sites. Support CEL staff in the implementation of finance related Administrative Procedures and guidelines, including training
    • Internal Reviews: create and implement annual plan for CEL site reviews including scheduling of regular reviews, conducting on site reviews including preparation of standard review working papers, completion of audit report and communication of results to Program and Board Administration. Also includes providing support to site staff implementing recommendations
    • Provide support to the Administrator of Lifelong Learning Programs in aspects relating to the financial management of the programs including the assistance with the preparation of grant proposals
  • Financial Reporting activities for special grants of the board, includes:
    • Maintain board master record of special grants, including database maintenance, contracts, reports, reporting requirements etc.
    • Regular review of general ledger, including formal account reconciliation process and preparation of journal entries
    • Provide direction, support and training to board staff on accounting standards and financial reporting requirements, as related to special grants
    • Liaise with external governing body and/or auditors where applicable
  • Support to other programs: provide support to various departments in terms of financial management, includes assistance with budget preparation, monitoring expenditures, prepare variance analysis and expenditure forecasting, complete all financial reporting requirements including the preparation of annual financial statements and other internal and external reports. Liaise with external governing body and/or auditors where applicable.


  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of financial information at the Board’s Audit and Finance Committees, as relative to the direct duties listed above
  • Participation in the needs analysis in terms of new Ministry and Board initiatives/requirements, assistance in the selection and/or design of internal tracking systems and the coordination of activities related to system implementation as required
  • Work in a cooperative team fashion to support other department managers re: holidays, illness and overflow/peak periods
Qualifications & Experience
  • Professional Accounting Designation program i.e. CPA
  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience in Finance or Accounting in the public or private sector
  • School board experience preferred
Job Competencies:
  • Proven professional written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and motivation to ensure quality and accuracy of tasks performed
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of PSAB
  • The capacity to work independently, problem-solve and multi-task in a busy environment
  • Efficient and accurate keyboarding skills
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced level computer applications

Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of application along with a resume to the undersigned at the Education Centre in Seaforth prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015. We thank candidates who submit an application and advise that only candidates who are chosen for an interview will receive a reply.

Note: a satisfactory criminal background check will be part of the recruitment process.

Supply Designated Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Supply Designated ECE candidate: must have a minimum two-year community college Early Childhood Education diploma, proof of current registration with the Ontario College of early Childhood Educators, and recent experience as an ECE working in an Early Learning Centre or Day Care.

Supply Educational Assistant (EA)

Supply EA candidate: will provide physical, behavioural and/or academic support to students in integrated or self-contained settings. Excellent oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal and professional skills. College certificate or diploma in Educational Assistant, Child Youth Worker, Developmental Services Worker or related field, or equivalent experience required.

Supply Secretary

Supply Secretary candidate: must be competent in keyboarding and computer literacy; work independently; possess organization and multi-tasking skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. One year college level certificate or diploma in office administration on plus related work experience required.

Supply Technical Resource Assistant (TRA)

Supply Technical Resource Assistant candidate: will maintain the library; troubleshooting common computer hardware/software problems; network support; administrative and clerical tasks; supporting students with the use of technology. One year college level certificate or diploma in computer training plus related work experience required.

Supply Custodian

Supply Custodian candidate: will involve the ability to lift, climb stairs and ladders; knowledge of proper usage of chemicals and cleaning supplies; experience in handling machinery ie. buffing machine; and mechanical aptitude in the trades. Minimum Grade 12 Diploma required.

These supply/casual call-in positions may occur at elementary or secondary schools located in Huron and Perth counties.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are requested to email a letter of application along with a resume, including expressed written authorization to contact 3 employment-related references.

* If you submit your application through email and do NOT receive an auto reply, please call 519-527-0111 ext.242 to confirm your submission.

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Avon Maitland District School Board
62 Chalk Street, North
Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0
Fax: (519)-527-0608

We thank those who submit an application and advise that only those who are chosen for an interview will receive a recruitment process. Resumes will be retained for one year.