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Posting 22-33
Interim Director of Investigations and Hearings

Investigations and Hearings Department

Limited term appointment – 12 months Category 3 – Hiring Range $157,693 - $177,485

Join the Ontario College of Teachers in its mandate to license, govern and regulate Ontario's teaching profession in the public interest.

Since 1997, the College sets ethical standards of practice, issues teaching certificates and may suspend or revoke them, accredits teacher education programs and courses, and investigates and hears complaints about members.

The successful candidate will oversee the operations of the department comprised of an intake area that triages expressions of concern, employer reports and complaints; an Investigations Unit; a Complaint Resolution Program; a Professional Conduct Unit; and the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Tribunals.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of policies and procedures for effective department operations relating to the professional conduct complaints process, from the Intake stage to the prosecutions stage.
  • Determine department priorities based on the identified objectives of the department in line with the College’s strategic priorities.
  • Establish an implementation plan for achieving objectives within specified periods.
  • Ensure a current methodology to measure and communicate on department key performance indicators.
  • Oversee the department and related Committee budgets.
  • Oversee the work of the various areas within the department ensuring professionalism, accuracy, timely completion, and an equitable distribution of work.
  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective department policies and procedures, ensure training and orientation of new managers and staff, communicate performance standards and ensure regular performance evaluation of managers and staff.
  • Prepare regular management reports and data for the Registrar.
  • Communicate to the Registrar any significant observations or risks relating to all aspects of the complaints process, including employer reporting, breaches of orders, communication/media requests and publication.
  • Interpret and communicate Council, administration and human resources policies to departmental managers and staff.
  • Forecast for long-term service requirements including case volumes, legislation, regulations and by-law changes.
  • Act as a resource to the Registrar, the governing Council, the membership, the public and officials from other jurisdictions relating to Intake, Complaint, Investigation and Professional Conduct and Tribunals policy.
  • Advise the Registrar on the handling of specific cases or general policy issues relating to department activities.

Qualifications

  • An accomplished leader with a record of success as a strategic thinker as well as the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, you will be a member of the senior leadership team of one of Canada’s largest self-regulatory bodies.
  • You are an excellent communicator and problem solver with consensus-building skills and a strong commitment to self-regulation and public accountability.
  • Your background enables you to support Council committees. You effectively lead a team of accomplished managers/administrators who report directly to you.
  • You bring to this position a broad knowledge of the teaching profession, teacher professionalism and the teaching environment.
  • Your understanding of the conduct, capacity and standards of practice for regulated professionals is a key factor for success in this role. You possess a solid understanding of ethical and competence standards for professionals, and ideally for members of the teaching profession.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario College of Teachers is an asset for this position.
  • French Bilingualism is considered an asset.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by July 5, 2022.


Posting 22-32
Bilingual Tribunals Technology Specialist

Tribunals Unit, Investigations and Hearings Department

Permanent Position, Category 9 – Hiring Range $71,544 – $78,972

You are a forward-thinking, technologically-savvy professional with a deep understanding of professional discipline hearings and a strong interest in modernizing legal processes. In this role, you will continue to develop the College’s capacity to hold a high volume of electronic, hybrid, or in-person legal proceedings in English and French. You will also facilitate these legal proceedings and troubleshoot any technical issues as they arise. You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly and professionally communicate with various stakeholders. You are detail-oriented and able to track and monitor hearings-related data in order to continually find efficiencies that will help the College to advance its public interest mandate.

Responsibilities

Develop Electronic and Hybrid Hearings Capacity

  • Build capacity to conduct a high volume of electronic or hybrid legal proceedings (including pre-hearing conferences, motions and hearings), and paperless in-person hearings in English and French.
  • Develop and maintain hearings-related procedures, user guides, and other materials related to electronic, hybrid, or in-person legal proceedings.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, support and training to Tribunals staff regarding electronic or hybrid legal proceedings and related technology.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Manager, Tribunals.

Facilitate Electronic and Hybrid Legal Proceedings

  • Provide technical training and support to hearings participants with respect to electronic or hybrid legal proceedings.
  • Attend and moderate electronic or hybrid legal proceedings, and troubleshoot any technical issues as needed.
  • Provide administrative support in the preparation or closing of hearings files, as needed.
  • Anticipate potential hearings-related issues and proactively address them to ensure the proper functioning of the hearings process.

Stakeholder Relations

  • Communicate technological hearings requirements clearly and professionally with various stakeholders including the College’s and external IT professionals, Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committee members, legal counsel, court reporters, members of the teaching profession and the public.
  • Respond to internal or public inquiries, as needed, relating to electronic or hybrid legal proceedings.

Budgeting, Reporting and Risk-Management

  • Track and monitor data related to the conduct of electronic or hybrid legal proceedings and report budgetary or other implications to Manager, Tribunals.
  • Consult with department leadership regarding issues related to electronic or hybrid legal proceedings and ensure that any potential risks are recognized and minimized.
  • Maintain thorough record of stakeholders-related data.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working for a regulatory body in a legal setting, and supporting the work of committees or administrative tribunals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, Windows / MacOS /iOS operating systems, videoconferencing technology (e.g. Zoom, Teams), meeting management software (e.g. eScribe) and File Sharing technology (e.g. ShareFile).
  • Superior problem-solving / troubleshooting abilities.
  • Ability to effectively handle sensitive and complex issues and maintain calm and composed demeanor in a fast-paced legal environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – a team player who demonstrates a collaborative approach and supports team decisions.
  • French oral, written and comprehension proficiency.
  • Knowledge of general audio and video technology/electronics principles is an asset.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by June 28, 2022.


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