New Job Cal Program Coordinator In Alberta

CAL Program Coordinator
CAL Program Coordinator

CAL Program Coordinator

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,176–$6,796 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 45070

Ministry: Advanced Education

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: July 10, 2023

Classification: Program Services 3

About Us

Advanced Education supports Albertans by providing the education and training opportunities they need to prepare for the workforce. This is accomplished by: approving programs of study; funding public post-secondary institutions and other adult learning providers; providing financial aid for learners; registering and certifying apprentices; and, supporting academic research and innovation.

Programs and services are driven by 3 outcomes: (1) Adult learning opportunities are accessible and affordable for all Albertans; (2) High-quality education, skills development and research make a positive contribution to Alberta’s economy, society, culture and environment; and, (3) The adult learning system is accountable and coordinated.


The Ministry of Advanced Education has an exciting opportunity and is looking for a Community Adult Learning Program Coordinator to join our team!

Reporting to the Manager, Program Policy and Stakeholder Relations, the Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Coordinator supports the operation of CALP and other branch initiatives. The Coordinator will participate fully in discussions regarding current issues, strategies and implementation plans, and will work strategically to ensure alignment between the Community Adult Learning Program and the broader adult foundational learning continuum.

The Coordinator will lead and support initiatives with a provincial system focus, including: the development and implementation of policy and projects that support stakeholders to more effectively engage with Adult learners; grant review processes and templates; funding allocation modeling; and strategies to improve the CALP professional development system.

In your role as a CALP Coordinator, you will be responsible to:
1. Effectively coordinates and manages CALP operational processes in accordance with ministry and GOA policies and processes.

  • Writes and edits ministerial briefings, action request responses, and correspondence, including presentation materials, on various topics relating to the community adult learning system, the Branch and Sector, as required.
  • Identifies opportunities for developing or enhancing internal processes, and supporting the implementation of innovative approaches to program operations, including team tools and resources to support grant management, and application and reporting
  • Leads and makes recommendations on the development and implementation of CALP funding allocation models to ensure that grant dollars are meeting foundational learning needs in the most effective and efficient way possible, taking into account
    organizational performance.

2. Supports the development and maintenance of strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders within a designated region to facilitate the coordination of the community adult learning system, and ensure its integration within the broader
advanced learning system.

  • Maintains strong working relationships with funded community organizations and stakeholders to better understand the system context and support change management as needed.
  • Demonstrates leadership and works to facilitate and build an understanding among the community adult learning system of the ministry's strategic direction, mandates and priorities.
  • Supports the coordination and administration of the CALP Professional Development Advisory Committee.

Role Cont.

3. Leads the development and implementation of policies and projects that support CALP system stakeholders to more effectively engage with, and address the foundational learning needs of adult Albertans.

  • Works closely within the branch to ensure alignment of policy between the Community Adult Learning Program Guidelines and Advanced Education's Indigenous learner policy.
  • Supports Manager to oversee key CALP-funded professional development projects that support CALP system stakeholders to more effectively engage with adult Albertans.
  • Promotes cross-cultural understanding and facilitates communication and collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples within the CALP system in support of the Alberta Government's commitment to the recommendations of the Truth
    and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

4. Strengthens and promotes the community adult learning system as a key part of Alberta's advanced learning system, in alignment with ministry policy frameworks.

  • Supports the Manager to ensure that foundational learning is represented and reflected in department policy direction discussions, including outcomes, data collection processes, accountability requirements and others.



University graduation in a related field (Education, Public Administration, etc.) plus 2 years progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent as described below.


Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Assets Included:

  • Knowledge of Alberta's adult learning system, the partners comprising that system, the adult learning system principles, and awareness of related socio-economic, political or adult education issues.
  • Experience in managing grants.
  • Project management knowledge/experience, and experience supporting strategic planning.
  • Thorough working knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislation, program policy and related procedure and guidelines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) is essential, and experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM would be an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience/the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Organization and prioritization skills to balance multiple ongoing projects at one time and be able to meet tight timelines.
  • Experience in developing significant briefing materials, conduct research, reports presentation, and analysis.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Agility - Sees the need and readily steps in to help others on the team; anticipates change and adapts behaviour accordingly, is nimble and open to changes; takes advantage of opportunities to improve program development and implementation

  • Build Collaborative Environments - Creates opportunities for project teams and stakeholder to share information; respects others' point-of-view, encourages or facilitates conflict resolution, recognizes performance of all groups involved.

  • Creative Problem Solving - Seeks and suggests new ideas and approaches to proactively identify and address project risks to mitigate their escalation; breaks problems down to facilitate the creation of solutions; shares learnings with others.

  • Develop Networks - Builds relationships by following through on commitments, demonstrating integrity and respect for others; informs key stakeholders of relevant information in a timely manner; seeks and applies the perspectives and needs of
    colleagues, and stakeholders.

  • Systems Thinking - Considers inter-relationships among initiatives and relation to department priority and expected project outcomes; integrates emerging trends; considers implications of different options when making decisions; thinks broadly about
    programs to consider how changes will be integrated and transitioned into existing operations.


$2,588.06 to $3,397.76 Bi-weekly: ($67,548 - $88,681/year)


This is a permanent, full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This position is based in Edmonton. We require you to attach a Cover Letter with your application explaining your qualification and suitability for this role.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time.

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Elliott at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check