Calgary Board of Education
Calgary, AB
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Calgary Board of Education – External Principal Applicants

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Job status
Régulier à temps plein
April 16 2021
Starting date
March 23 2021

How to Apply

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All applicants are required to include the following documentation:

  • evaluation of your work as a principal and/or assistant principal
  • relevant teaching evaluations
  • undergraduate and graduate university transcripts (copies are sufficient for application purposes)
  • one (1) reference letter from a current supervisor
  • cover letter and curriculum vitae


Note: Leadership and teaching evaluations as well as reference letters must be signed and on institution letterhead where applicable. Unsigned letters and evaluations will not be accepted.

In addition, please attach the following as applicable:

  • copy of valid Alberta Permanent Teaching Certificate
  • copies of other valid licenses and certificates (e.g. First Aid)


Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.


Students come first. Learning is our central purpose. Public education serves the common good.


The CBE strives to create a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative culture. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Job Description

Purpose and Accountability

This is a call for external existing Principals and Assistant Principals who are interested in School Leadership Principal opportunities with the Calgary Board of Education.

Particular attention will be given to individuals with experience in the following areas:

  • Special Education
  • Indigenous Education 
  • Second Language Education


Reporting to the Education Director, the Principal accepts primary responsibility for providing leadership in the school. This position is accountable to the Chief Superintendent through the Superintendents, School Improvement. The Principal is accountable for optimizing student learning while meeting the obligations and responsibilities of the Education Act and all other appropriate statutes, in addition to policies, regulations, and procedures of the Board.


This position is accountable for:

  • providing leadership to successfully implement the strategies in our Three-Year Education Plan;
  • attending to the organization of human and material resources in the school;
  • performing the management functions in the school;
  • serving as the representative of the Chief Superintendent in the school;
  • ensuring compliance with corporate safety regulations and procedures, CBE collective agreements, and other applicable legal documents; and
  • ensuring compliance with Board Governance policies as directed by the Chief Superintendent.


Demonstrated Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes):

  • ethic of service to students, colleagues, and community
  • knowledge and understanding of the CBE Policy-Governance Model
  • ability to foster collaborative, positive working relationships and establish rapport
  • ability to establish the conditions to support indigenous student achievement
  • ability to articulate a clear understanding of educational goals
  • consistency between articulated and actual leadership orientation
  • effective time management and organizational skills
  • orientation to outcomes-based performance
  • leadership competency in a unionized environment
  • strong interpersonal, communication, listening, and presentation/public speaking skills
  • commitment to life-long learning


The Alberta Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders


Fostering Effective Relationships

  • A leader builds positive working relationships with members of the school community and local community.

Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning

  • A leader engages in career-long professional learning and ongoing critical reflection to identify opportunities for improving leadership, teaching and learning.

Embodying Visionary Leadership

  • A leader collaborates with the school community to create and implement a shared vision for student success, engagement, learning and well-being.

Leading a Learning Community

  • A leader nurtures and sustains a culture that supports evidence-informed teaching and learning.

Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit

  • A leader supports the school community in acquiring and applying foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit for the benefit of all students.

Providing Instructional Leadership

  • A school leader must ensure that each student has access to quality teaching and the opportunity to engage in quality learning experiences.

Developing Leadership Capacity

  • A leader provides opportunities for members of the school community to develop leadership capacity and to support others in fulfilling their educational roles.

Managing School Operations and Resources

  • A leader effectively directs operations and manages resources.

Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

  • A leader understands and appropriately responds to the political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts impacting schools and the school authority.

Qualifications and requirements


  • a valid Alberta Professional Teaching Certificate
  • the completion of a Masters Degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • the completion or eligible to complete the Leadership Quality Standard Certification
  • preference is a minimum of three years of successful experience as a school principal
  • minimum requirements of seven years teaching experience and five years combined administration experiences as an Assistant Principal and/or Principal
  • the Board reserves the right to appoint individuals with equivalent credentials to those stated.

Conditions of Employment

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to the Calgary Board of Education WHO ARE OFFERED EMPLOYMENT must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed.

Be Part of Our Success

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team where your contribution makes a positive impact on the lives and learning of more than 123,000 CBE students? The Calgary Board of Education is looking for enthusiastic educational leaders to join our team. Our employees are highly valued and recognized. A career with the CBE offers incredible opportunities, rewards and supports.

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Closing Statement

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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