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Secretary Treasurer

Reference ID: 109298

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  • Excellent career opportunity for a skilled Business Financial Professional with experience in senior management
  • Highly competitive salary, plus full benefits including 100% medical coverage, 7 weeks of annual vacation, professional developmental assistance and pension plan
  • Work from the beautiful, family-based community of High Prairie, from which you will have access to a multitude of summer and winter activities

About High Prairie School Division No.48 

Employing more than 500 staff across 13 schools, High Prairie School Division No.48 provides quality education to approximately 3,200 students, from Kindergarten to Grade-12. 

The High Prairie School Division No.48 spans an area of over 370 kilometres and six of our schools are located within the High Prairie and Slave Lake region. Additional education facilities are also located in Kinuso, Joussard, Donnelly and Falher, Alberta. 

With our head office conveniently located in High Prairie, we aim to provide outstanding support services to the students we serve.    

At High Prairie School Division No.48, we strive to ensure that all of our staff members enjoy a successful and rewarding career with a world-class education organization. You will also see first-hand the difference you can make to the future of our community!

About High Prairie, Alberta

Prominently situated in the heart of Alberta’s picturesque Mighty Peace Country, High Prairie is a thriving community of 3,000 people and is widely regarded, by visitors and residents alike, as one of the Province’s best kept secrets.  

Comprised of a rich, unique and multifaceted blend of cultures, including Anglophone, Francophone and Aboriginal, the region is driven by a strong economic engine, fueled by key sectors such as agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and tourism.  

High Prairie offers unsurpassed natural beauty, a wealth of recreational activities, and adapts perfectly to all seasons. With camping, hiking, fishing and golf in the summer, you can look forward to snowmobiling, skiing, ice hockey and curling in the winter months. The area also boasts rodeo grounds, baseball diamonds, an equestrian centre and aquatic centre. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there is also a town library and local museum. 

With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, affordable housing and an unwavering commitment to fostering a safe community for all, High Prairie is an ideal place to raise a family.

Come and see for yourself all that High Prairie has to offer, or simply visit our website

About the Opportunity

Currently, High Prairie School Division No. 48 is searching for an experienced Secretary-Treasurer in High Prairie, Alberta.

The Secretary-Treasurer is the senior business and financial officer of the Board and its Corporate Secretary. Providing leadership and coordination of financial and business affairs, you will contribute to educational efficiency and progress, as well as provide advice to the Superintendent on relevant matters. Acting on behalf of the Board of Education, you will also support the goals and objectives of education. 

Additionally, the Secretary-Treasurer maintains responsibility for Transportation, Information Technology, Capital Projects, Operations and Maintenance Services, Records, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible directly to the Superintendent for reporting on progress and the achievement of outcomes associated to these areas. Specific roles and related responsibilities are herein provided.

As a key member of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team, the Secretary-Treasurer’s responsibilities will include but are not be limited to:

  • Recording and filing the minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees
  • Supervising the records management information for the Division
  • Administering and supervising all financial affairs of the Division in accordance with standard accounting procedures, the School Act, all requirements and regulations of Albert Education, and legal/ethical requirements
  • Advising the Superintendent of Schools on financial affairs of the Division including the recommendation of procedures relevant to the role
  • Employing the necessary accounting and clerical staff to support the financial operation of the Division, student transportation, and operations service
  • Providing for an annual performance review of staff assigned to the financial operations for the Division, student transportation, operation services
  • Supervising the Transportation Department operations
  • Assuming leadership and management of risk management for the Division
  • Obtaining and providing legal opinion and counsel as necessary
  • Supervising, coordinating and evaluating all aspects of the Occupational Health and Safety requirements (Emergency Response, training, Safety Meeting, etc);
  • Developing the divisions three-year capital plan
  • Administer and monitor computer and reporting needs for the financial operations of the Division
  • Assuming responsibility of the Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI) transfer from schools to Alberta Education
  • Resuming responsibility for property management
  • Supporting the superintendent and Executive Council with system planning, reporting and accountability
  • The Superintendent shall annually evaluate and assess the performance of the Secretary-Treasurer relevant to evidence associated with Secretary-Treasurer’s work plan and provide a written report to communicate this assessment

In order to qualify for this role, you must possess a valid drivers licence and an acceptable Criminal Record Check which includes CPIC, Vulnerable Sectors and Local Indices search. 

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work within a team and independently without supervision and a CMA, CPA, or a degree in Business Management combined with previous experience working with a school division would be considered an asset.    

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience.  

In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefit coverage for Extended Health Care, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Extended Disability, Dental, and Health Spending Account
  • Pension Plan
  • 7 weeks of annual vacation
  • Professional development assistance 
  • Professional organization memberships to ASBOA and ASBO Intl

That's not all! High Prairie School Division No.48 understands that professional development is important to staff retention. All employees are encouraged to partake in open conversations with management to pinpoint any opportunities that exist for professional development, and the organization will subsidize the cost of courses/training where appropriate. 

Upon joining us, you will find a skilled team that is positive and supportive. Our employees enjoy the fun, children-focused environment, and you’ll appreciate being encouraged to reach for your full potential.

For a unique opportunity to bring your experience to a unique collaboration of schools in High Prairie, Alberta - Apply Now!


Posted: March 4, 2019
Closes: March 31, 2019