Executive Director, Education Governance and Policy

Executive Director, Education Governance and Policy

XM3 Executive Director, Education Governance and Policy

Regular/full-time

Department of Education

Governance and Policy Branch, Governance and Fiscal Sustainability

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36627

Salary(s):   XM3 $98,670.00 – $117,866.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 27, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

This competition may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future similar positions. The eligibility list will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Department of Education is looking for a transformational leader to join our team during an exciting time for the department and for Manitoba’s K-12 education system. The Manitoba government is committed to improving educational outcomes and launched a Commission on K-12 Education to advance this goal. The education system is currently focused on innovation to address the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring continuity of high-quality learning for all students across Manitoba. Working in a highly collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to lead teams in designing policy solutions to address immediate needs, as well as future-oriented system transformation.
The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Management experience with post-secondary degree in law, political studies, economics, business or public administration or related field, with knowledge of legislative, legal and/or governance systems in a public sector environment.
  • Experience providing leadership in the design and implementation of legislation, policies and programs, including their development and dissolution.
  • Strong strategic leadership skills with experience in coaching, managing employee performance, and in fostering diversity, collaboration and engagement across cross-functional teams.
  • Effective research and analytical skills with experience providing strategic advice to senior officials on highly confidential, complex and sensitive issues.
  • Strong political acumen skills with the ability to utilize influence, networks, and complex information to anticipate impact of decisions, solve problems, and advance opportunities.
  • Ability to strategically manage and synthesize multi-dimensional issues, adapt to changing priorities, and operate successfully in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Effective verbal communication skills with an ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information to all levels of the organization and to external stakeholders and the public.
  • Effective written communication skills, including the ability to write politically sensitive and confidential materials for senior leaders and public facing documents.
  • Strong financial acumen, with experience in budgeting and financial management. 

Desired:

  • Knowledge of the kindergarten-to-grade 12 education system.

Duties:
The Executive Director leads the newly established Governance and Policy Branch within the Department of Education. With responsibility for three service areas, the Executive Director leads the design and innovation of governance structures, legislation and policy for Manitoba’s K-12 education system. The Branch develops and ensures accountability for policy and other administrative services, and oversees the certification of teachers and educational staff in Manitoba. The Branch also includes responsibility for the department’s policy on international education, as well as the policy and oversight of independent education in Manitoba. In leading transformative initiatives, the Executive Director works collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across government, and builds and maintains relationships with stakeholders across the education system. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36627

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-3001

Fax: 204-948-2841

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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