Executive Director posting
Posted on: February 26, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium
Invites Applications for the full-time position of
Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium

The Consortium offers the educational community in Southern Alberta professional development/ learning programs and opportunities for administrators, teachers, parents, trustees, school business officials, school councils and support staff. The new Executive Director will be a well-respected educator who will provide leadership relative to the Consortium’s mandate and day-to-day operations. Presently, the Consortium’s office includes a full-time Executive Assistant plus additional support staff and is located in the city of Lethbridge. More information on the Consortium, the Consortium’s programs and learning opportunities can be found on its website:

The successful candidate will assume duties on 01 August 2018 (or as soon thereafter as mutually arranged) for one year. Upon a successful evaluation of service, the candidate may request an extension of their contract to be reviewed and renewed on a yearly basis. The position may be filled under a personal services contract or a secondment arrangement. It is expected that the candidate will travel to participate in provincial collaboration meetings. Travel, as well as evening and/or weekend work is necessary throughout the year.             


  • Work history that includes extensive involvement in professional development;
  • Successful administrative or other leadership experience at school, district or provincial level;
  • Leadership in professional learning at school, district or provincial level;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Master of Education degree (or in progress); and
  • Permanent Alberta teaching certificate (or eligibility for one);

The successful candidate will be able to produce evidence of the following competencies and qualities:

  • Provide leadership by demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively in a generative manner with a variety of educational stakeholder’s groups;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of local and provincial educational stakeholder groups;
  • Understanding of using data collection, as well as educational research to inform professional learning practices in planning and effective program delivery for improved student learning;
  • Prepare grant applications, prepare reports, implement and monitor multiple budgets, effectively utilizing the resources of the Consortium in a manner that supports the goals of the Consortium
  • Knowledge of K-12 programming, policies, regulations and legislation within the context of education in Alberta;
  • Understanding of current education initiatives and projects in Alberta, including Curriculum Development and the Ministerial Order on Student Learning (2013), Alberta Education’s Business Plan, jurisdiction and school education plans, school council priorities;
  • Understanding of and ability to use the Guide to Comprehensive Professional Development Planning (2006) and Guide to Essential Conditions for Successful Implementation (Draft, 2010) to work with educational partners/stakeholders in developing professional development implementation plans;
  • Understanding of effective adult learning and distributed learning by using knowledge of current educational research regarding promising practices in education, effective professional development practices, adult learning theory and change theory;
  • Provide leadership in the use of digital technology to support professional learning in face-to- face, blended and online environments;
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of effective technology-mediated learning to support professional learning and mobilization of resources through webpages, websites and social media;
  • Ability to provide leadership and build capacity in others;
  • Ability to supervise staff to achieve consortium goals;
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with many competing priorities; and
  • Knowledge of sound financial principles and budgeting practices.
  • Assist in the preparation for, and attend, meetings of the Board of Directors of the Consortium;
  • Attend meetings, support workshops and other activities to further the aims, goals and objectives of the regional consortium (e.g., CASS, Alberta Education, ATA).

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae outlining qualifications, competencies and qualities pertaining to this position, the names of and contact information for three references.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications must be received by 4:00pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Applications should be addressed to:

Board Chair
Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium
#B313, 1701 – 5 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0W4

Applications will be accepted by mail or hand delivery to the above address, fax to 403.381.5709, or email to 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.