Job Posting #23/24 - 44 - Acting Principal - St. Patrick's School

  • Northwest Catholic District School Board
  • Atikokan, ON, Canada
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full-Time Principal & Vice-Principal

Job Description


Acting Principal

St. Patrick’s School


The Northwest Catholic District School Board encompasses a large geographical area including the communities of Fort Frances, Stratton, Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Atikokan. The Board is committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities within a faith-based, innovative learning environment. The Board is seeking a dynamic Catholic leader that is committed to supporting student achievement through their leadership. Their role is of vital importance in providing leadership in the school, school community and in the system.


This position will begin April 8, 2024 and continue until the return of the incumbent, but not beyond June 28, 2024.


Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Education, the major responsibilities of this position are to oversee the school in accordance with the requirements set out in the Education Act including:

·       Educational leadership, fiscal responsibility, planning, legislative compliance, personnel management, communication and community relations, register pupils and collect student information;

·       Giving assiduous attention to the health and comfort of the pupils, to the cleanliness, temperature and ventilation of the school, to the care of all teaching materials and other school property, and to the condition and appearance of the school buildings and grounds;

·       Developing school action plans, and plans for student achievement, and working collaboratively with students, teachers and other school based staff members, system resource personnel, parents, the school council, community members, fellow administrators and system administrators.


Required qualifications:

·       Certificate of Registration with the Ontario College of Teachers with Specialist Certification in Religious Education or the commitment to obtain;

·       Principal Qualifications Part 1 and 2 or the commitment to attain;

·       Actively practicing Roman Catholic;

·       A minimum of five (5) years’ successful teaching experience;

·       Proven experience in managing and leading successful organizational change initiatives at the school or Board level;

·       The ability to build a cohesive Catholic school community in partnership with staff, students and parents is required.

·       Experience as a Teacher in Charge or as a Principal/Vice Principal are considered an asset.


Applicants who wish to be considered for this position must submit:

·       A covering letter and fully detailed resume outlining qualifications and experience;

·       A current written pastoral reference and three (3) current professional references, one of which must be from your current Supervisor;

·       Written authorization to contact references must be included in the application in the accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

·       A one (1) page statement of the candidate’s personal philosophy of Catholic Education.


Interested applicants must submit the above through the Apply to Education platform using job code 3690160

or via email to Natalie Katona, Human Resource Administrator at

by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.


“Equal Opportunity Employer”


Although we thank all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background/Vulnerable Sector Check.


Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available during the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance by contacting Natalie Katona, Human Resource Administrator at (807)  274-2931 ext. 1236 or by email at

 Kathy Bryck     Board Chair

Jackie Robinson       Director of Education                                                                                                                                                       

Job Reference #

Job Posting #23/24-44

Position Start Date

March 20, 2024