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Posting 15-17
Program Officer, Standards of Practice and Education
Standards of Practice and Accreditation Department

Category 5a - Salary Range $83, 329 - $124,604
One year secondment

A member of the Ontario College of Teachers with solid knowledge of teacher education and demonstrated successful teaching, leadership, program development and research experience, your assignment will be to support standards-based research, policy and program development related to initial and continuing teacher education.

Extensive educational leadership experience related to curriculum development, teacher education, project management and policy development. Advanced facilitation skills, along with excellent written and oral communication abilities are required. Some travel within Ontario is required in this position. Experience related to Aboriginal education and Aboriginal teacher education and/or French-language writing and oral language proficiency would be an asset.

Your responsibilities will include collaborating with teacher education programs, interpreting College policies and regulations, and conducting research, analysis and development of policies and programs related to initial and ongoing teacher education and teaching practices.

Primary Duties:

  • Facilitate the development and revision of additional qualification course guidelines
  • Support collaborative provincial consultations related to teacher education and policy development.
  • Carry out varied primary and secondary source research studies related to pre-service teacher education, in-service teacher education, and teaching practices in Ontario and other jurisdictions, including the identification of innovations and pilot programs in teacher education within Ontario.
  • Support standards-based teacher education through research, analysis and educative sessions.
  • Facilitate the enforcement of the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession within teacher education and profession practice.
  • Support the Manager of Standards of Practice and Education, the Department Director and the Standards of Practice and Education Committee with respect to teacher education policy development, including information about pertinent research findings, trends in teacher education policies and practices and indicators of outcomes in other jurisdictions.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, briefing notes, position papers and statistical and other evaluative studies for the Manager of Standards of Practice and Education, the Department Director or and the Standards of Practice and Education Committee with respect to policy alternatives in teacher education.
  • Support province-wide consultation on policy options being considered by the Standards of Practice and Education Committee.
  • Conduct program development and policy development and research activities to support pre-service and in-service teacher education.
  • Prepare responses to College correspondence, inquiries or other requirements in support of the College accountability with respect to the ethical standards, the standards of practice and the professional learning framework.
  • Keep abreast of current issues, trends and research in teacher education and career long teacher professional learning in Ontario and other jurisdictions, and of changes in policy, legislation, technology and innovations that may affect teacher education standards and practices.
  • Develop resources to support awareness and understanding of the ethical standards and the standards of practice.
  • Perform other duties as required by the College.

To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter by August 21, 2015. E-mail applications to careers@oct.ca. Indicate Posting 15-17 in subject heading.


Posting 15–15
Senior Program Officer (Accreditation)
, Accreditation Unit
Standards of Practice and Education Department

Category 5a — Salary Range $83,329 to $124,604
One-year secondment (renewable)

We are looking for an Ontario Certified Teacher with proven leadership skills and solid knowledge of initial and continuing teacher education. Accreditation program staff are passionate and caring teachers with strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills. The Senior Program Officer (Accreditation) is responsible for co-ordinating unit projects with a primary focus on the accreditation of Additional Qualification programs. Through orientation, supervision and coaching of other team members, the Senior Program Officer (Accreditation) promotes an engaged and collaborative team environment.

This position requires a teacher with strong interpersonal skills, facilitation experience, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively co-ordinate a team of diverse professionals working on multiple projects. Successful applicants will have a minimum of several years of leadership experience in education that may include teaching, mentoring, program review, curriculum development, facilitation of professional learning and reflective inquiry, and school or board-level administration. Bilingualism is an asset for this position, as well as experience teaching Additional Qualification programs or pre-service teacher candidates. Excellent written and oral language proficiency is required. Some travel within Ontario is also required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Manager of Accreditation in day-to-day operations of the unit.
  • Provide leadership and support unit staff to conduct reviews of Additional Qualification programs according to established regulatory requirements, including assigning reviews, monitoring completion, providing training sessions and offering feedback.
  • Promote staff engagement and quality assurance of unit work through orientation sessions, mentoring and performance appraisals.
  • Liaise and consult with education stakeholders to provide accreditation information and inform the quality assurance of unit activities.
  • Participate in the development of resources to support the accreditation mandate of the College.
  • Co-ordinate panel training and orientation sessions for the Accreditation Committee.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, briefing notes, issue papers, literature reviews and research summaries to inform program enhancements and policy alternatives in accreditation and teacher education.
  • Prepare correspondence, responses to inquiries, make presentations and liaise with our network to inform the public and education stakeholders about the College, its core responsibilities and our accreditation activities.
  • Keep informed about current issues, trends and research in teacher education and professional accreditation in Ontario and other jurisdictions.
  • In times of high need, conduct reviews of initial teacher education and Additional Qualification programs. 
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Director of the Standards of Practice and Accreditation department, and the Accreditation Manager.
  • Perform other duties as required by the College.

To apply, please forward your resumé and covering letter no later than July 10, 2015. Email applications to careers@oct.ca and indicate posting number 15–15 in subject heading.

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