Educational Officer, Online Programs
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Amendment (Nov 20):
Please note that this position is no longer under classification review.
There is currently one permanent full time opportunity available.
An eligibility list may be established.
An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional
The Online Learning & Educational Resources Branch, within the Services & Technology Division in the Ministry of Education, provides three key and critical services for the K-12 Education system: Open School BC, ShareEdBC and Online Learning.
Online learning is a method of teaching students outside of traditional schools using online and other electronic delivery methods to increase student access, choice and flexibility in scheduling to improve student success. The Online Learning program area is responsible for developing and implementing policy, collaborating with the education sector and ensuring equity of access to high quality online learning for students in B.C.
Following the Funding Model Implementation Online Learning Working Group’s 2019 recommendations, and given the recent increase in adoption of online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this position is an opportunity to contribute to an emerging provincial mandate and a renewed vision for online learning in B.C.
Provides advice and recommendations to senior management on the implementation of emerging strategic education programs, policy and legislative initiatives. The position is also responsible to lead or facilitate implementation and program delivery with internal and external stakeholders, to define project goals and objectives, scope, deliverables, marketing and communication plans and performance measures.
Researches, develops and writes publications, presentations, documents including Cabinet Submissions, Treasury Board Submissions, Requests for Legislation, Orders in Council, Minister’s Orders, briefing notes, discussion papers, reports and other documents.
Leads and participates in consultations with stakeholders to identify issues related to the development and implementation of education programs, defines program policies and priorities, identifies stakeholder preferences and resolve issues.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Linda.Dun@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education AND a minimum of two (2) years *related experience; OR
An equivalent combination of education and *related experience may be considered. Please note: If your Post-Secondary credentials were obtained from outside of Canada, you may be required to provide documentation of your completed formal credential transfer evaluation (e.g. WES).
And a minimum three (3) years of experience maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders.
- Related experience includes the following:
Experience in the development of policy, guidelines or legislation;
Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content.
Experience in planning and coordinating complex large-scale projects/assignments and independently managing projects.
Experience selecting, managing and leading professional teams comprised of stakeholders.
Experience handling multiple priorities and working on numerous and diverse projects concurrently.
Experience working in a team that oversees a complex administration program with multiple priorities and timelines.
Preferences may be given to applicants with:
Experience in translating policy into business requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education and a minimum of two (2) years *related experience.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.