Superintendent of Schools Coquitlam School District No. 43

Superintendent of Schools Coquitlam School District No. 43

An Inspirational Leader for an Innovative School District SD 43 logo

As the third largest school district in the province we are located within a 40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  The school district has a population of 30,000 students with approximately 3500 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff, an overall operating budget of $245M and a very active capital program.

You are an inspirational, self-aware and visionary leader able to bring together teams of people to provide “learning without boundaries for all students in our system, no matter what their circumstances.”  Compassionate, respectful and strongly principled, you are an open communicator who is able to work cohesively with a team, build positive labour relations, and work effectively with district partners.

In addition to a graduate degree, you have school and senior leadership experience and are eligible for membership with the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch.  A strategic thinker with a record of making ethical and effective decisions to support student learning, you have a history of sound financial management and are committed to leading the way in educational change.

You will leverage your strong sense of integrity and superb communication skills to build relationships and provide guidance to the Board of Education and collaborative leadership to the staff of the District.  You will continue to build on the District’s progressive and innovative reputation — attracting the best and brightest people to work in Coquitlam School District.   With a belief in, and support of accountability, you will balance the role of education leader with the business side of education.

“The cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, each one unique from the other, have come together as a unified region to provide the best possible combination for the encouragement of economic growth. The Tri-Cities also includes the Villages of Belcarra and Anmore, semi-rural residential communities known for their extensive parkland and picturesque vistas.”

“The Tri-Cities area is one of the fastest growing regions in Metro Vancouver. It has attracted substantial industrial and commercial development in the past 30 years and it is continuing to grow. Presently, approximately 220,000 people reside within the region.”  Assisting the fast growth ,Coquitlam is home to the almost completed Evergreen rapid transit line linking the region to Vancouver and metro.

This competition is managed by GO Futures Human Resources, Inc.  To apply, please send your resume and supporting documents by August 29, 2015 to  If you would like more information about the position, please contact our search consultant, Catherine Jagger at