New Job Senior Advisor In Alberta

Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,433–$7,102 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 47149

Ministry: Technology and Innovation

Location: Edmonton (Remote)

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 13, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4 Market Adjustment

About Us

The Data, Privacy and Innovation Division uses a one-government approach to information and privacy governance, decision-making and service delivery across the Government of Alberta (GoA) balanced with individual client needs. This facilitates enhanced data sharing, collaboration, reduction in data duplication and innovation to ensure effective and efficient services across the government to provide better services to Albertans.

The Innovation System Integration Branch is focused on driving alignment between the priorities and activities of the ministry's agencies and the department, delivering programming and ensuring the ministry's business planning and corporate services are completed effectively.

The Innovation Mobilization and Discovery Unit, builds, supports, and promotes innovation capacity in Alberta's businesses, entrepreneurs and post-secondary institutions (PSIs) by ensuring the province has world leading talent and state of the art facilities to drive growth and attract investment. This unit has the responsibility to lead and manage a number of programs and investments to support enhanced research and innovation under Alberta's key sectors, as well as regional economic development.


Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Investments, the Senior Advisor provides leadership, operational, and analytical services for multi-million dollar and significant Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI), its successor programs, including projects that are provided to agencies, in addition to other programs supported by the Unit such as investments connected with the ATIS.

This suite of grants and investments represents some of the most complex grants within the department. The Senior Advisor will also contribute to updating and renewing these programs and initiatives as required, while assisting with the creation of new initiatives. The SRI assists Alberta in creating conditions that promote economic growth and prosperity through research and innovation capacity growth projects that lay the foundations for business to thrive, and by attracting and retaining talent to support diversification and development.

The Senior Advisor is responsible for leading the department's assessment and analysis of reports received from program recipients. This assessment process entails examining trends, identifying strategic correlations, considering the Ministry's position, and considering the interests and concerns of stakeholders. This analysis is crucial as it provides essential insights that guide the creation of program policies related to fostering technology-driven economic growth throughout the province.

The Senior Advisor has a fundamental role in providing sound evidence-based information, advice, and recommendations to the Manager, Director, Executive Director, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, Minister, and other senior officials within the Ministry and GoA. This role extends to active participation in GoA cross-ministry initiatives and advocating for appropriate levels of funding to support technology and innovation-based economic development throughout Alberta.

The Senior Advisor contributes to the efficient functioning and management of the unit and Branch. This contribution encompasses the identification and resolution of intricate and multifaceted issues, many of which require leadership in gathering and analyzing input from stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, as well as from various divisions within the Ministry. The outcome of these efforts culminates in the formulation of strategic recommendations.

The following skills will be considered important to be successful in this position:
  • Strategic thinking to provide advice and recommendations to leadership.
  • Ability to understand financial analysis/ program budgeting
  • Ability to coordinate information from multiple sources
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong comprehension of funding programs and usage of data


A university degree in Business Administration or Science or related field, plus four (4) years of related experience in program delivery, research funding, financial analysis, or creation of program guidelines is required.

Experience in the following will be considered an asset:
  • Content knowledge of research and related funding at the provincial and federal levels
  • Knowledge of grant funding programs
  • Developing or providing input into reports (e.g., summary reports, briefing notes, annual reports, guidelines etc.)
  • Conducting data or trend analysis

  • A diploma in a related field plus six (6) years of related experience
  • A certificate in a related field plus seven (7) years of related experience

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:

Systems Thinking: Provides clarity. Considers and plans for how current policies, processes and methods might be affected in the short, medium, and long-term by broader trends.

Creative Problem Solving: Seeks clarity. Identifies several analytical techniques and sources of knowledge to break apart complex problems.

Agility: Anticipates changes. Maintains awareness of changing organizational priorities and proactively shifts strategic focus and activities as appropriate.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.


$2,716.64 to $3,550.90 bi-weekly ($70,904 - $92,678/ year)


Hours of Work
7.25 hours daily, 36.25 hours weekly, Monday to Friday

This position is eligible for remote or hybrid work options (must be within Alberta)

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. As well, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example, January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

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 –
  • 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

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:
  • Apply for Jobs with the Alberta Public Service:
  • Understanding the Alberta Public Service Hiring Process:
  • ALIS:

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 Adenike Adebayo-Coker at [email protected].

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