Principal and Vice Principal Opportunities

Are you committed to leading student achievement and well-being, and having a pivotal role in learning for our students? Durham District School Board (DDSB) is seeking candidates who are interested in leading change through quality implementation of our core priorities of:

  • Success
  • Well-being
  • Leadership
  • Equity
  • Engagement
  • Innovation

Your decision to apply for a principal or vice principal position in the DDSB shows your dedication to work with stakeholders and to ensure the success of our students and staff. We offer mentorship networks, professional learning, and opportunities to share ideas through our committees.

How to apply

Attend an Information Session on January 20, 2022

Apply to open postings


To apply for these positions you must:

  • Be employed as a fully qualified teacher, vice principal or principal
  • Hold current Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certification in good standing
  • Meet the Principal's Qualification Program (PQP)
  • Have a valid Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector component

Successful candidates will display core leadership competencies developed in the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF):

  • Setting directions
  • Building relationships and developing people
  • Developing the organization to support desired practices
  • Improving the instructional program
  • Securing accountability

DDSB use core leadership competencies and Personal Leadership Resources in the OLF to develop short lists of candidates for these positions in our schools.

DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity.


These resources can help you get started on planning to apply for leadership positions:

Preparing for the Promotion Process Information Session

  • Date: Thursday January 27th, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • To register: click here.

Preparing for the Interview Information Session

  • Date: Thursday February 17th, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • To register: click here.


Current Principal and Vice Principal Opportunities