Alberta Education provides leadership, direction, and oversight in the development and delivery of an innovative, collaborative, student-centered education system. We support students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12.
Alberta Education works to ensure all students in Alberta are knowledgeable, understanding and respectful of the rich diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and is committed to improving education experiences and creating opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Curriculum Branch supports the advancement of Education for Reconciliation through the inclusion of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, in historical and contemporary contexts, throughout Alberta Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K–12) curriculum. The branch provides leadership in the implementation of K–12 curricula and supports for teachers addressing First Nations, Métis and Inuit content and perspectives. The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Curriculum Branch works closely with other branches across the Curriculum Division and department, other ministries, and with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators to enhance curriculum and support K–12 Indigenous language and culture programs.
Share your talent, leadership and success as you shape the future of education in Alberta.
This role will be from approximately September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020. The service days per your collective agreement will be honoured, but there will be no guarantee of alignment with your school authority’s natural breaks.
We are seeking a strong educator with a background in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education in Grades 5 to 12 curriculum for a secondment opportunity for up to three years. A background in curriculum theory and experience with program development in science education and land-based learning would be an asset. You will establish and maintain strong communication and working relationships with key partners, clients and stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate information flow and identification of issues. You will provide curriculum expertise, leadership and collaborate as part of the development and implementation of future programs of study.
This position requires understanding and knowledge of the diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, experiences, cultures, protocols, histories and ways of knowing and the implications for curriculum development and implementation. Knowledge and wisdom are gained and shared through interactions with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
Provide leadership and high quality service and support (to school authorities and other Alberta Education stakeholders) in ensuring First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, experiences and ways of knowing, including residential schools and their legacy and treaties and agreements, are included throughout programs of study, learning and teaching resources and assessments, and are incorporated in creating innovative and forward looking K–12 curricula, curriculum orientation and implementation plans.
Provide a direct liaison with stakeholders and partners for the purpose of listening, collaborating, problem-solving, planning, implementing, reviewing, advising and supporting all matters pertaining to the inclusion of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences in the creation of innovative K–12 curricula (programs of study, assessments, learning and teaching resources), curriculum orientation and implementation plans.
Participate in curriculum development and provide support and expertise for First Nations, Métis and Inuit content in K–12 curricula (programs of study, learning and teaching resources, assessments), curriculum orientation and implementation plans, while ensuring consistency of philosophy and beliefs about student learning in supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, through the lens of reconciliation.
Provide support for the alignment of locally created land-based learning programs and initiatives with Alberta curriculum for identified education stakeholders.
Work closely with branch and division staff on planning, coordinating, and managing projects to completion. Ensure consistency of philosophy and beliefs about student learning in supporting the First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives through the lens of reconciliation.
Ensure intra- and inter-division awareness and communication by ensuring that division leadership and staff continue to be apprised of current and emerging issues pertaining to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students’ success.
Represent the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Curriculum Branch and provide curriculum and resource expertise to internal and external committees and intra- and inter-branch activities, as assigned.
Demonstrate leadership, communication, collaboration and teamwork skills with staff, clients and stakeholders related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, experiences, cultures, protocols, histories and ways of knowing.
Research issues to prepare responses to action requests on behalf of the branch, Executive Director, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister and the Minister.
Work in close collaboration within the Curriculum Division and other divisions across Alberta Education and other government ministries.
Valid permanent Alberta Teaching Certificate, with preference for a Master of Education degree or equivalent.
Additional leadership in leading projects, initiatives and/or implementing programs at a provincial or jurisdictional level is preferred.
Experience in working with First Nations, Métis or Inuit protocols and communities.
In-depth knowledge understanding of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ways of knowing, cultures, traditions, and/or languages.
Experience and capability with including First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, experiences and cultures into science curricula and land-based learning, would be an asset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Sound project management skills, organizational skills and the ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team environment.
Closing Date:April 20, 2018
How to Apply:
Ensure that your résumé includes the secondment opportunity number found in the ad. If you are a school authority applicant, you are encouraged to notify your school authority of the possibility of a secondment upon an interview request.
In order to be considered for a secondment candidates must be in a continuous contract with their school board.
If you have any questions about applying, please contact our Human Resource Office at 780-427-6144.
Our address is:
Alberta Education Human Resources
8th floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street NW Edmonton AB T5J 4L5
NOTE: If you are already seconded to Alberta Education, please be aware that secondment opportunities are not available to individuals who have already completed three consecutive years with Education without a break in service. Applicants may be considered for other secondment opportunities in Alberta Education.