New Job Director, Strategic Engagement And Operations In Alberta

Director, Strategic Engagement and Operations
Director, Strategic Engagement and Operations

Director, Strategic Engagement and Operations

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $6,789–$9,264 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 47079

Ministry: Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 11, 2023

Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1

About Us

This division leads the work of Red Tape Reduction (RTR) initiative, which aligns with the Government of Alberta’s goal of making Alberta the best jurisdiction to live, work and invest. The RTR Branch is the main anchor of this cross-Ministry work and is responsible for leading internal and external stakeholder engagement to inform the work of reducing red tape across government and its agencies.

The functions of RTR include:

  • Leading coordinated, high impact red tape reduction efforts across the GOA.
  • Developing policy and operational guidance on the application of red tape reduction principles to regulatory development and modernization.
  • Providing strategic support, guidance and training to Red Tape Reduction Teams to deliver on RTR priorities.
  • Facilitating public and stakeholder input to inform the development of responsive red tape reduction solutions.
  • Measuring and communicating performance and impact of the red tape reduction initiative, including regular reporting to the public.


Reporting to the Executive Director-Red Tape Reduction, the Director ensures effective implementation of the priorities of the Minister of Red Tape Reduction by providing leadership, advice, and issue resolution to drive red tape reduction initiatives across government.

This includes working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including government RTR colleagues, to ensure effective input into evaluation and reporting frameworks in order to assess and demonstrate progress according to both qualitative and quantitative outcomes.

This position will also lead the ongoing development of RTR policy and performance measures, and provide effective operational support and training to ensure a cohesive approach across government.

The Director will work closely with the Director, Strategic Policy to support effective tracking of Red Tape Reduction initiatives and associated progress.

Primary accountabilities include:

  • Leading a coordinated and results-oriented approach to internal tracking, driving, measuring and reporting on RTR initiatives across government.
  • Developing and providing strategic advice and information to both internal and external clients to achieve the realization of red tape reduction objectives.
  • Identifying strategic partnership opportunities, and emerging issues and trends related to the long-term direction, priorities and strategic options.
  • Coordinating the development of appropriate briefing materials and recommendations for senior department and elected officials and the Executive Director and Assistant Deputy Minister—on ongoing RTR engagement initiatives, issues and priorities.
  • Leading the management and development of briefing materials to support RTR legislation.
  • Leading collaboration on cross-Ministry projects to improve service delivery for stakeholders and drive economic outcomes, and to support Ministry Mandate Letter deliverables.

The Director will be required to :

  • Work effectively across the division to support operational priorities, applying a solution-oriented approach to challenges.
  • Have ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Lead and manage a variety of internal and external processes, with a focus on advancing the department's priorities and strategic objectives.
  • Systems thinking and management skills to analyze complex issues and identify options or courses of action to address these issues.
  • Have the ability to lead and motivate a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Have strategic, organizational, project management and operational planning skills, and strong writing and editing abilities.
  • Have well developed interpersonal and negotiation skills.


A university degree in Political Science, Business, Economics, Public or Business Administration or related field—with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in strategy, project management, or planning and reporting is required, along with extensive experience managing in a complex environment.

Equivalencies will be considered as follows:

Directly related education or experience considered based on:

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

Experience working in a central agency would be considered an asset.

In addition, the Director is required to have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of the legislative process, business plan goals and priorities, and annual reporting.
  • Thorough knowledge of roles, responsibilities and relationships across Government of Alberta, other agencies and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and issues management, including the Government of Alberta policy development process.
  • Extensive knowledge of management principles, especially related to human resources, financial planning and communications.
  • Systems thinking and management skills to analyze complex issues and identify options or courses of action to address these issues.

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:

Agility: able to adapt quickly to the changing landscape and priorities, foster agility in others, create processes and opportunities that encourage proactive and flexible practices across the ministry; anticipates impacts of change on individual roles, and readily adapts overall plans to achieve results while maintaining critical information flow.

Drive for Results: forecasts potential challenges and negotiates major issues in advance. Addresses problems directly and aligns decisions with organizational values and outcomes. Removes barriers to collaboration and achievement of outcomes.

Systems Thinking: Understand the big picture and recognize the interconnections across multiple financial and corporate planning functions; able to evaluate broad reaching impacts and use this knowledge to inform progress; anticipate short term, operational issues, foresee long term, strategic issues, and proactively manage issues to mitigate financial and business risk.

Creative Problem Solving: Breaks apart complex problems, involves the right people to address issues and adopts innovative approaches that achieve results; combine different approaches and perspectives; identify barriers to creativity and propose viable solutions; reframe situations to facilitate positive change in the face of resistance.

Building Collaborative Environments: Involves key stakeholders to identify problems and develop solutions; motivates others and aligns diverse perspectives to achieve shared result; builds effective linkages and alliances.

Develop Self & Others: Approaches experiences as learning opportunities, consulting with others to gather feedback and create environments where people develop professionally. Stays ahead of the curve to identify emerging approaches and/or technologies to meet the future needs of Albertans.

Develop Networks: Identifies contributors, connects with stakeholders, seeks information from stakeholders, makes every effort to understand needs and facilitates a shared understanding of context; quickly establish credibility relationships and nurturing these relationships to build trust.


$3,394.66 to $4,631.75 bi-weekly. ($88,600 - $120,888 / year)

Under review effective September 1, 2023


Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

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.

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

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
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    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • 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].

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