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Nestled along the shores of the Winnipeg River and adjacent to the Whiteshell Provincial Park, the Whiteshell School District offers an outstanding combination of quality education and balanced, healthy lifestyle for learners from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.  We are located in the pristine and beautiful town of Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada, serving a wonderful student population in a rural setting.


Our district is Manitoba’s smallest division composed of two schools, just over two hundred learners and a budget just under four million dollars.   Originally established in 1963 to serve the local residents of Pinawa, we now attract learners from neighbouring communities as well as international learners seeking English immersion, academic challenge and a truly memorable, Canadian experience.  We are committed to providing a high-quality education and fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for our students.


The five-member Board is committed to participative decision-making and a collaborative approach to operations and policy/procedure development.  Education and community stakeholders are actively involved in contributing to the operational success of the Division.


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced person to lead our school district and steer our evolution.  The ideal candidate will be able to start on or before January 31st, 2024 or as mutually agreed.




The ideal candidate will possess unwavering integrity, a genuine passion for education, and a deep sense of responsibility to the community they serve. They should be known for their:


  • Ethical Leadership:  A strong moral compass guiding decision-making and actions, always prioritizing what is best for students first and but secondarily for the community.

  • Community Engagement:  A track record of active engagement with parents, students, and community members, demonstrating an understanding of their unique needs and perspectives.

  • Transparency:  A commitment to transparent communication and accountability, ensuring all stakeholders are informed and involved where appropriate in the decision-making process.

  • Collaborative Spirit:  An innate ability to foster collaboration among educators, staff, and community partners, promoting a unified approach to achieving educational excellence.

  • Resilience:   A capacity to navigate challenges with grace and resilience, maintaining focus on long-term goals and the well-being of all students.

  • Inclusivity:  A dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating an educational environment where every student has the opportunity to thrive.

We are seeking a superintendent who embodies these attributes and exemplifies the highest standards of professional and personal integrity.  If you are an educational leader who values these principles and has the requisite qualifications, we invite you to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates with the following leadership attributes, certifications and experiences.



  • Proven experience in educational leadership, preferably in a rural public school context.

  • A master's degree in educational leadership or a related field at a minimum.

  • Strong knowledge of Manitoba education policies, curriculum standards, and funding models.

  • Demonstrated success in managing budgets and allocating resources effectively.

  • Experience in strategic planning, school improvement initiatives, and curriculum development.

  • Proficiency in data-driven decision-making to enhance student outcomes.



  • Inspirational leader with a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

  • Ability to motivate and support school administrators, teachers, and staff.

  • Transparent and ethical decision-maker who values diverse perspectives.

  • Innovative thinker, open to new ideas and educational best practices.

  • Strong commitment to professional growth and development.



  • Dedication to fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.

  • A passion for improving educational outcomes and experiences for Pre K-12 students.

  • Advocacy for equity and diversity, ensuring every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.

  • Commitment to addressing the unique challenges faced by rural school districts.

  • Strategic knowledge to support student engagement, well-being, and academic achievement.



  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to engage with parents, community members, and stakeholders.

  • Skilled in building and maintaining positive relationships across various levels and sectors.

  • Effective crisis communication and conflict resolution abilities.

  • Collaborative approach to working with school board members and other educational partners.



  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to manage school district (or other organizational) operations efficiently.

  • Experience in overseeing school facilities and maintenance preferred.

  • Effective resource allocation and financial management skills.

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements in the education sector.





Interested candidates should submit the following application materials in a single PDF file to Board Chair, Jeff Miller at

  • A cover letter highlighting your qualifications and addressing your fit for the role.

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.

  • Contact information for three professional references.

  • A statement of educational philosophy (maximum 500 words).

  • Deadline for Application: Ongoing until suitable candidate is chosen

  • All candidates must have clear criminal and vulnerable sector checks.


Whiteshell School District is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please note that candidates must have clear criminal and vulnerable sector checks.

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