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 to Grade 12.
The Implementation and Resources Branch is comprised of two units: Curriculum Implementation and Strategic Resource Management. Both units are integrally connected to the initial strategic development plan. By working with both external and internal stakeholders and colleagues it informs how we prepare, lead, and support the implementation and continuous improvement cycle to ensure iterative excellence in the initial and ongoing implementation of curriculum and resources.
Share your talent, your leadership, and your success, as you shape the future of education in Alberta.
The term of this role will be from approximately May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021. If applicable, the service days per your collective agreement will be honoured but there will be no guarantee of alignment with your jurisdiction’s natural breaks.
- Support the continuous improvement team operations to ensure outputs are delivered in accordance with business and operational plans to meet intended outcomes.
- Support the team in decision making regarding content, development processes, and planning.
- Develop analyses, business cases, and briefing notes, to assist decision-making processes.
- Develop and manage detailed project plans using appropriate project management processes.
- Support the design and preparation of a research plan to coordinate actions.
- Collect data that delivers high value to work with information management, research, and other ministry data system colleagues.
- Anticipate the requirements of current and future work in order to advise on the design, development, and execution of provincial curriculum improvement strategies considering theory, research, effective practices, existing resources, and professional learning providers.
- Provide guidance and mentorship to ministry staff and education partners for the successful adoption of provincial curriculum implementation through continuous improvement strategies.
- Collaborate with a large and diverse internal and external stakeholder community.
- Design, where appropriate, new structures to effectively tap into and innovatively use system resources.
- Build awareness and understanding of effective transitions from current practice to relevant and innovative curriculum implementation improvement strategies.
- Actively monitor and refine work towards continuous improvement.
- Seek broader involvement of communities (e.g., First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone communities) regarding continuous improvement strategies.
- Work with information technology and information management colleagues to identify and correct problems in systems, and to identify and develop system improvements for collection of continuous improvement data.
- Identify risks associated with process or system changes, and advise management of their implications.
- Provide expert advice as needed to support the evolution of data processes and systems with an eye to future state analytics for the Ministry.
- Ensure data integrity, during and after system changes, by testing data systems to ensure integrity of functions, elements and data, and monitor and analyze data systems changes.
- Work with stakeholders, colleagues, information management specialists, and information technology staff to develop information products that meet the needs of various users.
- Monitor and report trends and anomalies in data.
- Build and maintain strong working relationships that support best practices and innovation.
- Engage stakeholders to find the highest return-on-investment for the data they provide.
- Understand and represent stakeholder interests within the ministry, and ministry interests to stakeholders.
- Build and maintain branch data management capacity and data as expertise grows.
- Provide such other services as required and agreed upon between the Participant and the Director, Implementation and Resources Branch.
- A business or education degree, with implementation, continuous improvement and project management experience.
- Application of a continuous improvement model in a social services environment involving multiple stakeholders is required.
- Experience with mixed method research is an asset, with strong quantitative data analysis skills and the ability to adapt queries to provide relevant information for diverse needs and audiences.
- Ability to design and execute a broad variety of data analysis (e.g., develop algorithms for data collection).
- Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to listen and present information effectively to individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds.
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to work in a variety of roles (leadership, collaborative, team, or independent) as appropriate to the circumstances.
- Ability to adapt and creatively solve problems.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
Closing Date: February 21, 2019
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this interchange opportunity, candidates must be an employee of or have a current contract with, a school authority and/or a home organization. If you are a school authority applicant, you are encouraged to notify your jurisdiction of the possibility of interchange upon an interview request.
Applications accepted via e-mail: EDC.InterchangeProgram@gov.ab.ca.
Ensure your cover letter and resume include the interchange competition number, and are combined into one file. Additionally, state the interchange competition number and title of the position in the subject line of the email.
If you have any questions about applying, please contact the Interchange Program administrators at 780-674-8713, or send an email to EDC.InterchangeProgram@gov.ab.ca stating the competition number and title of the position.
NOTE: If you are currently participating in an interchange agreement with Alberta Education, please be aware that further interchange opportunities are not available to individuals who have already completed two consecutive years with Education without a break in service.
All applications will be reviewed however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Alberta Education.
This competition may be used to fill current and future Interchange opportunities within Alberta Education.