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Open Call for Principals & Assistant Principals

Buffalo Trail Public Schools

This is a Contract position in Wainwright, AB posted May 13, 2024.

Join our Team: OPEN CALL for Principals& Assistant Principals

Organization: Buffalo Trail Public Schools

Current Openings:

Principal, Mannville School, Mannville, Alberta

Buffalo Trail Public Schools values administrators as integral team members, responsible for site-based management and educational leadership. We are seeking vibrant, caring and forward-thinking leaders to join our school leadership team.

If you are a passionate educator who is committed to our vision of maximizing student learning in a safe and caring environment supported by a highly effective team, we invite you to apply for this and subsequent positions that may arise for the 2024-2025 school year.

About Buffalo Trail Public Schools:

Buffalo Trail Public Schools is a rural division located in East-Central Alberta serving communities in the MDs of Wainwright and Provost as well as the counties of Minburn and Vermilion River. There are 26 school sites serving approximately 3,800 students from kindergarten to grade 12. For more information about Buffalo Trail Public Schools, please visit


Hold a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate;

Meet the Leadership Quality Standard;

Hold or eligible to complete Alberta's Leadership Certification;

A Master's degree (or working towards one) in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction would be considered an asset

Reporting directly to the Superintendent the successful candidate will:

Demonstrate successful administrative experience/leadership training, along with the capability to facilitate staff development and foster professional growth;

Innovatively lead with awareness of current educational trends;

Be an effective communicator and dynamic leader with an appreciation for rural communities;

Be a strong instructional leader who can support teachers in utilizing diverse approaches to literacy, numeracy, and mental health education;

Foster a positive and inclusive school culture that reflects our commitment to maximizing student learning in a safe and caring environment;

Collaborate with stakeholders, including students, parents, staff, and the community, to promote a shared vision and goals for the school;

Implement innovative educational practices and strategies to enhance student engagement, learning outcomes, and overall school performance;

Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school, including budget management, staffing, and resource allocation through a site-based management process;

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of building relationships with students, staff and parents through active interaction both in the school and in the community;

Possess a team-oriented leadership style that demonstrates both a willingness to be actively involved in school activities and a commitment to supporting those taking a leadership role;

Possess strong organization, communication and problem-solving skills and is an effective team-builder

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant consents/agrees that the Superintendent or designate can contact current or previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer. An acceptable, original criminal records check with vulnerable sector check will be a condition of employment.

Additional information:

Applications should include a statement of your educational philosophy and 3 professional references (ensure these are inputted into your profile on Apply to Education). In addition, please, outline any additional schools you would like to be considered for should an administrative opening occur.


Applications must be submitted online, via Apply to Education. Only online applications will be accepted.

If you require assistance with the application system, please contact Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email

Deadline: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however, all applications submitted by May 21st will be given careful consideration.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Camille Quinton, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources

Phone: (780) 806-2062


All applications received by the deadline will be considered. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. New principals, who have not already obtained provincial Leadership Certification, will be expected to complete the required programming leading to provincial Leadership Certification in alignment with provincial requirements.