Job Posting Number: PASS 2019-20


Reporting to the Executive Superintendent of Corporate Services, the Manager of Planning will be responsible to:


  • Manage the school board’s planning needs which may include the identification of future capital projects and location of sites, planning and overseeing the accommodation review process for school closures and boundary reviews, preparing enrolment forecasts, and preparing and presenting reports to senior management and the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide regular reports to senior management on matters related to planning including recommended property purchases and dispositions, upcoming capital projects, accommodation reviews, and enrolment updates;
  • Develop and maintain a viable long-term accommodation plan in concert with the Senior Manager of Facility Services as well as application to the Ministry of Education for any listed/forecasted capital projects;
  • Maintain a Ministry of Education database which contains information about our sites and buildings;
  • Prepare enrolment projections in accordance with Ministry requirements, appropriate guidelines and standards, and Board needs;
  • Manage the Board’s property portfolio including the purchase and sale of properties, and managing long term leases with third parties for parking, facility rentals, and other joint agreements;
  • Prepare statements and reports as needed and requested by the Ministry of Education, Board of Trustees, or other authorities on matters related to responsibilities within the Manager’s portfolio;
  • Day to day supervision of two planning staff;
  • Liaise with provincial, regional and local governments on matters of mutual interest including responding to notifications on changes to municipal infrastructure, partnership proposals, and joint projects;
  • With respect to new school construction and major renovations, the incumbent is responsible for recommending site selection and working with local governments to obtain site plan approval;
  • Oversee accommodation reviews including the planning and scheduling of reviews and acting as a staff resource on the committees, in accordance with Ministry and Board policies;
  • Identify and plan for portable classrooms within the system and regularly convey needs to the Senior Manager of Facility Services and Manager of Budget;
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as required



  • University degree in a related field plus a professional planning designation (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Minimum 7 years of supervisory experience in a planning capacity in Ontario
  • Current knowledge of relevant planning legislation
  • Proficiency in a range of computer applications including Office 365 and GIS software
  • Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Forward thinking, proactive, and action-oriented


Desirable Assests:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Diploma in School Board Administration (OASBO)
  • Experience at an Ontario school board in a planning capacity


Salary Level or Salary Range Starting At PASS Level 10, $92,866 – 109,255 per year in accordance with  the PASS Terms of Employement

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at  while the internal applicants must apply via  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until January 17, 2020


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.


At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.


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This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.