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General Manager – People, Culture and Leadership

100% Regular, Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week
$128,400 to $151,200 per annum

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2 p.m. May 30, 2024

Reporting to the Superintendent of People, Culture and Leadership, the General Manager is responsible for the overall direction, planning, coordination and supervision of the People, Culture & Leadership department and the operation and activities of each of the divisions within the department, including recruitment and staffing, HR information systems/operations and leadership and staff development. The General Manager works with members of senior staff, principals and managers on matters related to recruitment, hiring and promotion, and general human resource practices and approaches. The Manager represents the Superintendent in their absence and /or as required.


Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Overseeing the effective implementation of equitable recruitment staffing, hiring and promotion processes in alignment with the District’s strategic priorities and approved staff complement;
Overseeing the development, coordination, implementation, review and monitoring of relevant human resource policies and procedures for all staff;
Providing human resources advice and guidance in the development of department and district strategic plans, as well as in compliance with collective agreements, Ontario Acts and Regulations and board policies;
Making data informed decisions and recommendations related to the Department’s policies, practices, and programs
Participating in Board meetings and internal and external committee meetings as required by the Superintendent;
Administering and monitoring the department’s annual operating budget and/or special purpose funding grants.

Post-secondary degree in Human Resources Management, Commerce, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or related field and eight to ten (8-10) years of related experience, preferably in an educational setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered;
CHRL or CHRE designation is required;
Knowledge of human resources management principles, practices and techniques;
Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures especially as they relate to the education (K to 12) environment;
Excellent managerial skills to direct and oversee a team of HR professionals in a large organization. Demonstrates exceptional leadership for coaching, mentoring and motivating teams.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required and ability to maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders;
High degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion is required;
Public speaking ability for making presentations with ease, to large or small groups;
Superior written communications skills for writing Board reports, proposals, policies and procedures;
Organizational skills, including time management techniques for planning and prioritizing work demands and departmental priorities and projects;
Budgeting and risk management capabilities;
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of human rights, equity and inclusion;
Significant judgment and decision-making skills, and capacity to achieve consensus in a consultative fashion;
Knowledge and understanding of HR data analytics and organizational design and change management models, practices and techniques.

Note: access to reliable transportation when required to visit schools/administrative sites.


Application Process

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Apply to Education (ATE) to manage applications for all job competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account at

How to apply:
1. Apply as instructed by the employer below.*
2. Please send a copy of your application to so we can inform the employer directly about your application.
3. Please format the file name of your application like this: First Name_Last Name_Position_ Competition Number or Reference Number.

*Please submit your cover letter and résumé online through the “Career Opportunities” section of their Web .

External Applicants: If you do not have an existing ATE account, you will be asked to create one at Choose ECE, EA & Support Staff as the job category. Once you have set up your account, you can search for the job and then apply. You must upload a resume and covering letter which outlines your qualifications and suitability for the this position.


Applications will be considered by the Union Exempt Employee Handbook.

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