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Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education

Government of Alberta Public Service Commission
Edmonton (City), Alberta (CA)
$5,873.18 to $7,707.88 bi-weekly. ($153,289 - $201,175 / year)
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Job Information
Job Title:  Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education
Job Requisition ID:   29349
Ministry:  Education
Location:  Edmonton
Full or Part-Time:  Full Time
Hours of Work:  36.25
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Scope:  Open Competition
Closing Date:  June 17, 2022
Classification:  Executive Manager 2

About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Through safe and caring schools for all students, Alberta’s government is making life better by investing in education – one of the most important investments we can make in our future. The Ministry has the following responsibilities: develop curriculum and set standards; evaluate curriculum and assess outcomes; teacher development and certification; support students with diverse learning needs; fund and support school boards; First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone education; and oversees basic education policy and regulations.

For more information on the Ministry of Education, please visit:
This competition may be used to fill the current and future vacancies across government.

In this pivotal role, you will cultivate partnerships with key stakeholders to advance successful First Nations, Métis and Inuit education policies and programs with a goal to achieve an education system that honours the history, cultures, languages, and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. You will engage and collaborate with First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders and government partners to advance successful student outcomes. As an integral member of the executive team, you will articulate the vision and direction for the ministry to ensure that the ministry’s strategic direction fully integrates First Nations, Métis and Inuit education needs and perspectives. 


A progressive leader with significant related executive experience, you have proven strengths in implementing complex initiatives and influencing inclusive and innovative policy development. You bring a deep understanding of the history, cultures, and contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and education, and a reputation as a collaborator skilled at engaging and building trusting relationships. Your ability to inspire and empower teams and capacity for facilitating systemic change will position you for success. Experience with Indigenous culture and language is preferred.  A related graduate degree at the Masters level is required, and a Doctoral Degree is preferred.


$5,873.18 to $7,707.88 bi-weekly.  ($153,289 - $201,175 / year)

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.  

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:
•    Working for the Alberta Public Service – 
•    Pension plans: 
•    Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development

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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.  

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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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 Executive Search at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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