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March 17, 2014
Senior Manager (Band 2, Zone 1)
At Alberta Education, Inspiring Education is at the heart of all we do. Inspiring Education is considered to be the most progressive transformational vision in the industrialized world and defines a call to action for the rebuilding of every facet of our education system using a student-centric lens. We will examine the way we teach, what we teach and what we assess. From the type of learning spaces we build and to the flexibility we provide to learners, Inspiring Education will challenge our thinking, policies, and practices. Inspiring Education is truly an inspirational vision that requires our system to prepare students for their future not our past, by cultivating 21st century skills such as innovative thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Articulated out to 2030, Inspiring Education maps the work of Alberta Education whose outcome will involve the most exciting and dynamic work in our history. Alberta Education needs innovative, engaged, and passionate people to carry out our mandate in the best interest of more than 600,000 students and the future of Alberta. Share your talent, your leadership and your success in an environment that will make a difference!
FNMI and Field Services resides within the Learning Supports and Information Management Division. FNMI and Field Services builds relationships within the ministry, other departments, local school authorities and FNMI groups. It helps external stakeholders understand the direction of Alberta Education and, in turn, helps the ministry understand stakeholder needs and perspectives. FNMI and Field Services is an essential part of the ministry?s efforts to ensure success for every student.
The FNMI and Field Services Sector provides "one-stop" provincial standards, program and Accountability Pillar implementation services to meet the unique needs of school authorities, key education stakeholders, and the public. This sector includes the First Nations, Metis and Inuit Services Branch that works with key stakeholders in providing comprehensive implementation services to school authorities and other education partners on all matters related to First Nations, Metis and Inuit education and culture.
Reporting to the North Services Director you will provide leadership, high quality service and support to Alberta Education stakeholders and school authorities in implementing provincial legislation, regulation and policy. You must have a solid understanding of the education system and experience at the school authority central office level or as a school administrator. Strong organizational, planning, consulting, interpersonal and teamwork skills will be essential. A robust understanding of the Steering Committee Report: Inspiring Education, the School Act, Accountability Pillar, Funding Manual for School Authorities, Guide to School Authority Planning and Results Reporting, Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12, and the Standards for Special Education also are required.
Our ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Build Collaborative Environments: Contributes to the conditions that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
Systems Thinking: Takes a broad scale, long-term view, assesses options and implications, and understands the strategic direction of the organization.
Permanent Alberta Teaching Certificate is required. A Masters Degree in Education is required. A minimum of 4 years related experience is required. Administrative experience at the school or central office level is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered. The ability and willingness to travel within Alberta is essential.
A cover letter is required.
$3,214.68 to $4,386.18 bi-weekly. ($83,903 to $114,479 annually).
The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work.
What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance.
Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.
How to Apply
Online applications are required. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants will be able to track the status of this competition.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Dee Carrier, HR Assistant at 780-427-6144. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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