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Posting 19-22
Bilingual Evaluator
Evaluation Services Unit, Membership Services Department

Regular, full-time position, Category 9  – Salary Range $67,849 - $86,654

Successful in managing high volumes of credential assessments, with advanced knowledge of teacher certification and qualification requirements in Ontario, you will provide a range of evaluation services for individuals applying for teacher certification and qualifications. You will evaluate international academic and professional credentials, interpret regulations, policies and procedures as applicable to applicants and College members. You bring to this position excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong analytic ability. Consistent and attentive to timelines in your work, you are an independent self-starter who is also able to contribute positively and work co-operatively with a fast-paced team in a modern database environment.

French language proficiency testing will be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Credential Assessment

  • Apply regulations and policies in evaluating international teacher education programs and compiling a breakdown of the content and hours of theory and practice to determine comparability to Ontario programs and standards.
  • Perform calculations of programs that contain both academic and teacher education coursework, following the unit’s processes and procedures.
  • Apply regulations and policies in determining if international credentials satisfy Ontario requirements for teacher certification and qualifications.
  • Analyze all documents submitted as part of a credential assessment for  authenticity
  • Analyze official documentation and associated translations to verify accuracy, completeness and appropriateness of information.
  • Determine if additional information / documentation is required, and request same from appropriate sources, e.g. educational institutions, employers, applicants, members.
  • Conduct assessments for applications for Additional Qualification (AQ) equivalencies.
  • Process requests for reassessment of qualifications and changes to credentials listed on the public register.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and issues in international credential assessment to ensure currency of practice.
  • Participate in training Evaluation Assistants and other staff within the Membership Services Department.
  • Conduct quality control for administrative reviews, credential assessments, and degree verifications completed by Evaluation Assistants.
  • Conduct quality control for denial requirements met and Supervisory Officer recommendations completed by Evaluation Assistants. 
Applicant Meetings
  • Provide general information to applicants in monthly information sessions for individuals who have been denied initial certification
  • When requested by the Manager, meet with applicants in person or by telephone to address questions about the College’s credential assessment process, recording pertinent information in their file processing notes.

Decisions

  • Using excellent writing skills, craft decisions and reasons for each credential assessment.
  • Prepare and issue correspondence to communicate decisions to applicants and members.
  • Determine any limitations or conditions to impose on certificates.

Registration Appeals Committee

  • Using excellent writing skills, prepare College submissions providing relevant background and policy information that led to the original decision to deny or impose conditions on a certificate
  • Assist the Membership Analyst/Manager of Evaluation Services/Director of Membership Services at Registration Appeals Committee meetings, as necessary, to answer questions about credential assessments.

Administration

  • Research international education systems on an ongoing basis.
  • Draft responses to requests for information for external stakeholders regarding the College’s credential assessment process as directed by the Manager of Evaluation Services or Director of Membership Services.
  • Compile information on an ongoing basis for the unit Resource Centre regarding international education systems for use in evaluating academic and teacher education credentials.
  • Recommend to the Manager of Evaluation Services changes to evaluation procedures and processes as a result of changes to the College’s teaching standards of practice, changes in teacher education systems in other jurisdictions or global changes in credential assessment standards of practice.
  • Produce and analyse reports on results of evaluations; e.g., number of applicants by jurisdiction, number denied, and so forth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Evaluation Services.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than June 27, 2019.

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Posting 19-21
Program Officer, Standards of Practice and Education
Standards of Practice and Accreditation Department 

Category 5a - Salary Range $90,454 - $135,257
One year secondment 

A member of the Ontario College of Teachers with solid knowledge of teacher education and demonstrated superior teaching, leadership, program development, program review 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, research, professional learning and policy development. Advanced facilitation skills, superior project management abilities along with excellent written and oral communication abilities are required. Some travel within Ontario is required in this position. Experience related to Indigenous education and teacher education and/or French-language education and teacher education 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 standards-based teacher education through research, analysis and educative sessions.
  • Facilitate the enforcement of the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession, the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and the Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession within teacher education and professional practice.
  • Accredit additional qualification course guidelines
  • Foster educative and relational processes that support provincial capacity related to continuing teacher education 
  • Support collaborative provincial consultations related to teacher education and policy development.
  • Foster relationships with Indigenous and French Language communities that support integration of the standards, teacher education, additional qualifications and accreditation
  • 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 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 initial 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, ethics and practices.
  • Develop resources to support awareness and understanding of the ethical standards and the standards of practice.
  • 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 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
  • Perform other duties as required by the College.

To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter by June 21, 2019. 

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

 

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