ONABSE Newsletter | DIRECTOR, FIELD SERVICES BRANCH | NABSE Conference & more::.

November 3rd, 2017
Community News & updates
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference in underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference and volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please email conference@onabse.org.
Nominations for several ONABSE Board position are now open. Vacant offices include: Commission Chairs for the following Commissions: Administration and Higher Education. Please submit the ONABSE nomination form, located at  http://onabse.org/ONABSENominationform-03-31-17.pdf if you are interested. You must be an ONABSE member in good standing to be considered. Please see the ONABSE Membership Application details at the bottom of the page for more membership details.
ONABSE Commissions:
Each ONABSE member is asked to participate in the commission(s) of his/her choice and members are encouraged to select the commission(s) which parallel(s) their job functions, work experience and/or area of interest.
If you interested in working with an ONABSE Commission, please reach out to one or more of the following Commission Chairs:
Higher Education: Vacant (higher-ed@onabse.org)
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (governance@onabse.org)
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (instructional@onabse.org)
Parents: Robert Small (parents@onabse.org)
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (research@onabse.org)
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (retired@onabse.org)
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (students@onabse.org)
Contact information:
Website: www.onabse.org
Phone: 416-441-0792
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
Apply By: Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:59 pm EST
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Temporary
Job Code: XEXE2 – Executive 2
Salary: $128,990.00 – $162,490.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 113330
The Student Support and Field Services Division of the Ministry of Education is looking for a strong leader to provide operational policy leadership through work units in Toronto and six Regional Offices located
throughout Ontario.
This is an exciting opportunity to support and monitor program implementation in the elementary/secondary education system and is designed for someone who possess excellent interpersonal skills, a solid understanding and strong relationships through collaborative partnerships with district school boards of Ontario.
The successful candidate will contribute to the ministry’s mandate that will ‘result in a high performing
education system with engaged educators, supportive staff, and administrative and other professionals who are committed to continuous learning.’
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this executive leadership role, you will be responsible for:
• Providing operational policy leadership by directing the implementation of the ministry’s strategic
frameworks, policies and programs with district school boards in Ontario.
• Ensuring field input in the development of ministry policies.
• Managing policy and operations related to the inspection of private
schools in Ontario and overseas.
• Leading policy development and implementation initiatives related to Ontario’s strategy for international
education, Kindergarten to Grade 12.
• Providing input to strategic planning, evaluation, problem solving and decision-making activities for the
division and working collegially, sharing information on own areas of expertise and soliciting senior-level
cooperation and commitment to further the division’s mandate.
• Working to enhance policy coherence and ensuring that the Ministry of Education’s key priorities are clearly articulated, shared, understood and implemented in school boards.
• Designing and administering French as Second Language (FSL) initiatives.
Join us for the 45th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and be one of over 2,500 attendees from across the country participating in workshops, visiting over 200 exhibits and networking with other members and friends of the nation’s premier association of African American educators.
ONABSE & NSABSE will be hosting our annual International Reception during the conference. To receive details and an invitation to the reception, please email events@onabse.org.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: NABSE members, supporters, superintendents, principals, school board members, education human resource professionals, deans, professors, education department heads, administrative/educational support staff, teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, students, clergy, employers, job seekers, and any individual or organization concerned about the education of our nation’s children.
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is kicking off a Capital Campaign to retire its mortgage and to renovate its existing building at 310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. The $1.5 million effort will seek contributions from non-profit foundations, businesses and corporations, affiliates, past presidents and life members.
With the facility paid off NABSE can better offer viable, robust programming, and greater opportunities to serve the educational needs of African American students, teachers and parents. The historical culture of the organization’s volunteerism, care, giving, and doing can be traced to a deep sense of advocacy for social justice in Black communities.
“The Capital Campaign will allow us to foster and expand the spirit of our work by assuring that we maintain a National headquarters where we can continue to create, advocate, and educate. Retiring our mortgage will allow us to concentrate on serious programmatic efforts to shape the educational policy for children of color in the United States to succeed.” said President Marietta English.
The National Alliance of Black School Educators is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children- particularly children of African descent. NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African-American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement. Visit http://nabse.org/ for more details.
Capital Campaign Edit 5
Job title: TEACHER
Reports to Director of Studies
Job purpose
  • To provide guidance,  personal example, values and enthusiastic pedagogy to private school students of the African-Canadian and Caribbean demographic. The Higher Marks mandate is to change the future destiny of Black youth to one of excellence, purpose and demonstrated success in the area of academics.
Duties and responsibilities
  • To prepare and deliver curriculum in any or all of the subjects : basic computer skills, mathematics, physical education and sports, literacy, drama and or art
  • Prepare and mark written assignments
  • Engage students in creative Black history activities
  • Innovative and ‘out of the box’ approaches are encouraged
  • Enforce and maintain uniform dress code
  • Encourage behaviour and conduct in keeping with the institute’s Christian values
  • Enforce discipline and tenacity in the mandatory completion of homework and all assignments
  • Offer a sports based afterschool program ie. basketball
  • Engage in active listening where necessary
  • Assist in teaching problem solving skills and basic negotiation in disputes
  • Reaffirm respect for authority
  • Interface with parents or guardian in parent- teacher interviews
  • Discuss problems and areas of improvement with parents when necessary to achieve better outcomes.
  • Must be an effective team player and lead by example
The incumbent is required to have completed :
 OSSD- highschool
University degree or college diploma
Candidates should be young and preferably male between the ages 1 -45
CPR training
 Current Police check
Experience working with African- Canadian youth
Be comfortable wearing shirt and tie with professional demeanor
Strong oral and written communication skills
Must enjoy working with youth and have a passion to facilitate their success
Working Schedule
Higher Marks private school schedule operates on a 4 day cycle instead of 5.
The incumbent must be available to work the following school hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00 to 4:00 PM
Higher Marks remains flexible to offer part- time hours in addition to the 4 day schedule.
Physical requirements
This position requires the services of a physically fit and energetic individual able to engage in sports such as basketball and soccer etc.
The incumbent must have a full range of motion.
Higher Marks , as a small school ,provides training for the incumbent, therefore salary would be commensurate with individual levels of experience and education.
Higher Marks Educational Institute Inc.
Harvia Gray
 ONABSE Membership:
Please visit http://onabse.org/membership.html to fill out the membership form online for new memberships and renewals. You can also download the form below by clicking on it.

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