Administrator - Horizon Leadership Academy - Principal

$100,000 - $125,000 yearly
  • The Palliser School Division
  • 199 Queen Charlotte Way Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Jun 25, 2024
Full-Time Principal & Vice-Principal

Job Description


The Palliser School Division invites highly motivated educators, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership to apply for the position of Principal at Horizon Leadership Academy. The position will begin on August 26, 2024, or on a mutually agreed date.  The successful candidate will possess a clear vision for transformational student learning, a deep understanding and working experience of effective research-based pedagogy, a commitment to collaborative leadership, a solid understanding of school improvement processes, and sensitivity to community needs.   

Horizon Leadership Academy

Horizon Leadership Academy is proud to develop leaders through transformational learning.  HLA provides programs and services in education and leadership development through the universal values of Islam and modern best business practices.  HLA measures success through the ability to provide a culture of effectiveness, innovation, and trust while building a new generation of competent, knowledgeable and value-driven leaders.  HLA is located in southeast Calgary, on Queen Charlotte Way.

When you apply to the Palliser School Division, you can feel good about developing our future leaders and contributing to student success.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Education or a related field (or in the process of obtaining one) 
  • Valid Alberta Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) Certification, or eligibility for same
  • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Exemplary teaching and administrative experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Commitment to establishing positive working relationships with staff, parents, and community partners
  • Commitment to establishing partnerships and is knowledgeable about indigenous cultures, traditions and values
  • Experience in multi-grade level classrooms
  • Commitment to work with both Palliser School Division and Horizon Academy Society to lead the development of transformational approaches to learning
  • Student-focused leader, with a proven track record fostering excellence in student learning in an inclusive environment
  • Ability to provide effective leadership which fosters innovation, collaboration, respect and trust
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders to support student growth and development
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Conditions of Employment

In order to maintain a safe and secure working environment, applicants new to The Palliser School Division must provide:

  • Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector check from Local Police Service or RCMP detachment
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or document issued by Service Canada. SIN card/document must be in current legal name. Name on SIN card/document must match your Government Issued ID and Criminal Record Check
  • Government issued ID - valid driver's license, valid passport or Nexus card
  • Completed Alberta Intervention Check 


·         Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) coverage (as per collective agreement).

To Apply

Apply online at Palliser Career Opportunities. The following attachments should accompany the online submission:

  • Cover letter directed to Audrey Kluin, Associate Superintendent (Human Resources);
  • Resume highlighting professional qualifications and experience;
  • Copy of your Leadership Quality Standard;   
  • Copy of your valid Alberta Teaching Certificate;
  • Copy of your most recent professional evaluation;   
  • Minimum of three professional references.

Closing Date

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted for an interview. 

For more information regarding this position, please contact: 

Audrey Kluin 

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

For more information about the Horizon Academy Institute, please contact:

(403) 607-0817

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the superintendent or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer.


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Position Start Date

August 26, 2024