• Position: Manager of Accreditation for Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs
  • Job/Opportunity Number: 20-19
  • Unit/Department: Accreditation Unit/Standards of Practice and Accreditation Department
  • Organization: Ontario College of Teachers
  • Website: www.oct.ca
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    July 10, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: July 21, 2020
  • Compensation: $124,156 – $165,542

    The Ontario College of Teachers licenses, governs and regulates Ontario’s teaching profession in the public interest. It was created by the Ontario College of Teachers Act to:

    • issue, suspend and revoke teaching certificates
    • set ethical standards and standards of practice
    • investigate and hear complaints about members
    • accredit teacher education programs and courses.

    All public school teachers and administrators in Ontario must be certified by us and be members of the College.

    the role

    The Ontario College of Teachers is seeking a Manager of Accreditation for Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs. This position will support the Director of Standard of Practice and Accreditation, the Accreditation Unit and the Accreditation Committee of the College in the establishment and maintenance of accreditation pre-service procedures and policies, while actively being part of the review of programs that lead to the accreditation and audit of teacher pre-service providers and programs in the province. To ensure that teacher education programs are following the Teacher Regulation 347\02 and the Teacher Qualification Regulation 176\10 in order to meet the needs of teacher demands throughout Ontario. To manage the Accreditation Unit to establish program reviews including substantial change and addition to program applications and maintain procedures for initial accreditation and audits, and to report regularly to the department director and the Accreditation Committee on all reviews and activities. Oral and written French proficiency is an asset for this position.

    • Reporting to the Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation, primarily responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the Accreditation staff, with additional project leadership activities assigned from time to time.
    • Support the Accreditation Staff and the Accreditation Committee in its planning for and deliberations with respect to the reviews of programs of professional education in accordance with regulatory requirements.
    • Collaborate with the Manager of Standards of Practice and Education, to facilitate the integration of the standards of practice and the ethical standards in the work of the Accreditation Unit and the Accreditation Committee as needed.
    • Work in collaboration with all staff in the department and the College in ensuring and maintaining a positive work environment for all.
    • Provide Accreditation Unit leadership when dealing with the accreditation reviews of programs across all providers.
    • Foster good working relationships with all education providers (Deans of Education public and private institutions) across the province.
    • Foster good working relationships with all educational partners in the province including school boards, federations, providers of in-service programs etc.
    • Establish unit budget, goals and expectations objectives, while respecting the College’s Mission and Vision and meeting the College’s Strategic Priorities.
    • Assign and monitor the workflow of staff, ensuring professionalism, accuracy, timely completion of work in effectively accomplishing program reviews and all substantial change or addition to program applications.
    • Establish and maintain efficient and effective unit procedures, training and orienting new staff, communicate performance standards for the unit and regularly evaluate the performance of staff.
    • Establish training sessions for new Accreditation Committee members and new panel members while offering ongoing professional development of existing Committee Members and panel members.
    • Prepare regular management reports and data reports for the director.
    • Participate in department planning, program and priority setting.
    • Maintain information on policies and procedures, and provide instruction and training for staff related to the accreditation of teacher education programs.
    • Communicate with the department director with respect to any significant observations or information such as changes in teacher education policies and practices in universities and other providers of teacher education programs.
    • Communicate administration policies and human resources policies to unit staff.
    • Coordinate the workflow for the Program Officers and administrative support provided to panels of the Accreditation Committee.
    • Participate actively in the accreditation reviews of teacher education programs as a Lead Program Officer or a second Program Officer.
    • Interpret College accreditation, regulation, policies and procedures for teacher education providers in Ontario and for information requests from other jurisdictions and other departments.
    • Work in collaboration with other departments of the College and/or work in collaboration with other operational committees within the College.
    • Investigate and resolve or make recommendations with respect to unusual problems with respect to accreditations that deviate from the Accreditation Regulation or established College policy.
    • Keep abreast of current issues, trends and research in teacher education in Ontario and other jurisdictions and changes in policy, legislation, technology and innovations that may affect teacher education standards and practices in both official languages in the province, and
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the department director.
    To Apply

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than July 21, 2020.

    The Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, 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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