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
  • Indigenous Education
  • 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.


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 Leadership Guiding Principles.

To guide our work, we will: 

  1. Integrate Indigenous rights, human rights, anti-oppression, equity, and intersectionality, with a focus on addressing all forms of discriminatory and racist barriers. 
  2. Set direction. 
  3. Build relationships and develop people.
  4. Develop the organization to support desired practices.
  5. Improve the instructional program.
  6. Secure Accountability. 

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.

Opportunities Available

External candidates can register on Apply to Education when opportunities open.  Please check back for updates on when you can apply!

Required Forms when applying

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