Executive Director, Learning and Outcomes

Executive Director, Learning and Outcomes

XM3 Executive Director, Learning and Outcomes


Department of Education

Learning & Outcomes, Student Achievement and Inclusion

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36974

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

Closing Date:   January 6, 2021

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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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
  • Must produce and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required


  • Management experience with post-secondary degree in education or related field, with knowledge of public administration.
  • Experience providing leadership in the design and implementation of policies and programs, such as K-12 education policy, curriculum development and assessment.
  • Strong strategic leadership skills with experience in coaching, managing employee performance, and in fostering diversity, collaboration and engagement across cross-functional teams.
  • Experience overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of accountability mechanisms that include evaluation, performance measures, and reporting.
  • Effective research and analytical skills with the ability to monitor, evaluate progress and report on student outcomes.
  • Excellent political acumen skills, including the ability to utilize networks and provide strategic advice to senior leaders on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Effective verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information to all levels of the organization, external stakeholders and the public.
  • Superior  written communication skills, including the ability to write politically sensitive and confidential materials for senior leaders and public facing documents.
  • Ability to strategically manage and synthesize multi-dimensional issues, adapt to changing priorities, and operate successfully in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong financial acumen, with experience in budgeting and financial management. 
  • Knowledge of current educational research related to curriculum design and effective instruction and assessment, including approaches to addressing the needs of diverse learners.
  • Broad knowledge of Manitoba’s K-12 education system and current directions.

As a member of the Student Achievement and Inclusion Division senior leadership team, the Executive Director is responsible to lead and manage the Learning and Outcomes Branch (LOB), as well as to provide advice and support to the Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister.

The Branch is responsible for developing education policy for the K-12 and Technical Vocational Education programs.  This includes policy direction, accountability and support for curriculum development and implementation, classroom assessment, and educator professional learning.  LOB is also responsible for the oversight and accountability of provincial assessments and reporting. The Branch researches best practices in education, sets standards, evaluates progress, monitors and evaluates grants, measures and reports on student outcomes, and provides leadership to schools and school divisions. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36974

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

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

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