Strategic Workforce Analyst

Posting Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Strategic Workforce Analyst (43786) – 3 Positions 

Job Requisition ID: 43786

Ministry: Advanced Education

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 12, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4

About Us

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Ministry of Advanced Education


The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for an adult learning system that provides accessible, affordable and high-quality education for Albertans. The Ministry prepares Albertans for lifelong success through education by approving programs of study; funding public post-secondary institutions and other adult learning providers; providing financial aid for learners; registering and certifying apprentices; supporting academic research and innovation.

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

Programs, Engagement, and Innovation Division 

The Programs, Engagement and Innovation Division implements key policy and strategic change initiatives, including targeted program expansion to meet Alberta’s workforce needs. The division provides opportunities for stakeholder engagement to inform and influence government direction; supports Alberta’s International Education Strategy and post-secondary research and innovation; and works with internal and external stakeholders to transform the ministry’s digital architecture and services.

Program Oversight and Strategic Workforce Planning Unit

The Program Oversight and Strategic Workforce Planning unit resides in the Program Innovation Branch. It guides the development of Alberta's adult learning system by identifying systemic needs, opportunities and risks, and by ensuring high-quality programs of instruction delivered by post-secondary institutions. The unit builds excellence and capacity in post-secondary programming across the province, and supports efficient, effective program delivery for learners through sustainable, collaborative models. The unit works closely with other areas of the Ministry, other ministries, post-secondary institutions, regulatory bodies, community organizations, and other stakeholders to develop, implement and monitor adult learning program priorities and system planning to meet the province's economic, workforce, and societal needs. 

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Strategic Workforce Analyst


This position is a key member of the Program Oversight and Strategic Workforce Planning unit which guides the development of Alberta's adult learning system by identifying systemic needs, opportunities and risks, and by ensuring high-quality programs of instruction delivered by post-secondary institutions


Working with the Strategic Workforce Planning Manager, and in the context of a substantial range of relevant legislation and policy including the Post-secondary Learning Act, Programs of Study Regulation and Roles and Mandates Policy Framework the Strategic Workforce Analyst provides coordination and expertise internally and externally in support of adult learning system development including post-secondary program review, Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC). The Strategic Workforce Analyst is responsible for project management, design of strategies, and reviews of program proposals, development of strategic and operational policies and processes, and multi-jurisdictional data and research analysis to support strategic decision-making. The Strategic Workforce Analyst takes a system approach to collaboratively designing, implementing, and monitoring a wide range of education and training programming in Alberta. Recognizing that the adult learning system is dynamic and will continue to evolve, the Strategic Workforce Analyst adapts programs and process accordingly, while focusing on long-term strategic direction of the ministry and Alberta Government Priorities.


As Strategic Workforce Analyst you will be accountable for the following activities of the ministry:

1. Priority Project Support - Lead strategic projects and initiatives within the Program Oversight and Workforce Planning unit to enhance operations as determined by Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning, other unit managers, and the Director.

  • Align unit strategies with Ministry policy and directives to support Government of Alberta vision for post-secondary education. Provide accurate, relevant, and data-driven recommendations on a wide range of strategic and operational issues related to post-secondary programming and the adult learning system.
  • Contribute to Ministry, cross-ministry, and stakeholder (e.g. employer/regulator) initiatives relevant to the post­secondary system by contributing system perspectives and subject-matter expertise. 
  • Support work on strategic workforce planning including the Targeted Enrolment Expansion (TEE).
  • Lead environmental/jurisdictional scanning to inform analysis of program mix in provincial, national and international context. Identify and research emerging system issues and initiate briefings for senior Ministry officials and other departments, including analysis of options, benefits, leveraging opportunities, risks, and mitigation strategies. 
  • Draft clear, data-based analysis and recommendations under tight timelines to support strategic decision-making. Thoroughly research topics using documentary and online sources, and networks built with key partners, clients, and stakeholders. 
  • Represent the branch at meetings on program and system issues. 
  • Draft and review strategic and operational policy documents and attendant recommendations within the Ministry and from other government departments.
  • Continually review and update the unit's Business Practice Manual. 

Role Continued

  • Ensure guidelines, policies and procedures are in place to guide post-secondary program review and support red-tape reduction.
  • Support research that will guide the development of integrative policy for Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) including development of materials for stakeholders and the public to support understanding and adoption.
  • Support the department's policy and evaluation of Work Integrated Learning programming.
  • Work with post-secondary institutions to develop and evaluate credit valuation policy and guidelines.

2. Lead research analysis relating to post-secondary program review, and the CAQC.

  • Provide subject-matter and system expertise in handling stakeholder inquiries concerning post-secondary programs, providers, legislation, regulation and policies.
  • Coordinate unit responses to cross-divisional and external information requests, as well as requests to other divisions and ministries for information, key messages and data.
  • Work with Communications staff to respond to media contacts and public requests for information.
  • Work with other units, divisions and ministries to gather information and ensure alignment of communications with Ministry/ Alberta government priorities and messaging.
  • Lead the unit's red tape reduction initiatives.

3. Design and implement project management systems to ensure deliverables and deadlines are achieved.

  • Design monitoring and follow-up processes for system initiatives and branch responsibilities.
  • Write orientation and resource documents for stakeholders.
  • Compile and analyze reference documents and jurisdictional analyses to inform operational policy.
  • Support grant related activities including Contract and grant Renewal Committee (CGRC) form preparation, attending CGRC meetings.


A university graduation in Public Administration or in a related field plus 4 years progressively responsible related experience. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis. 

 Knowledge and/or experience of the following are considered assets for this position: 


  • An in-depth knowledge of education and training providers, programs and issues in Alberta's adult learning system and knowledge of Advanced Education and other Government of Alberta legislation and regulation.
  • Knowledge of Government of Alberta ministries, business plans, policy frameworks and strategic priorities and understanding of stakeholder groups impacted by the Ministry mandate and operations.
  • Broad knowledge of post-secondary education issues provincially, nationally and internationally, and an understanding of the economic, political and social environment in which Alberta's adult learning system operates.
  • Experience in research and data analysis.
  • Experience in grant management.

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.


The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: 


Critical Competencies:


  • Systems Thinking – good understanding of the other sub-units with the departments as well as the external stakeholders in order to provide a holistic view on initiatives. Strategic Workforce Analyst must be able to anticipate potential impact of a decision on the department.
  • Agility – consistently approach projects and tasks in a creative and innovative way and consistently improving and adapt knowledge and strategies to align with changing ministries goals and priorities. This also includes constantly and proactively anticipate potential risks associated with a decision.
  • Drive for Results – access resources and information from other areas or jurisdictions in a timely manner. The Analyst must have be ability to synthesis large, complex information and use it to analyze issues, generate options, and ensure alignment with overall goals or priorities of the department.
  • Develop Networks – proactively build relationships and collaboration with Ministry and institutional staff to strengthen Alberta's advanced learning system in away to ensure that the ministry's priorities are properly implemented by the institutions.
  • Develop Self and Others – consistently look for ways to acquire knowledge to gain better perspective about and issues. The Strategic Workforce Analyst may also be responsible for mentoring interns.


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


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

Working location is 19th floor, Commerce Place, 10155 – 102 St. NW, Edmonton.

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. 

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

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. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

The final candidate may be required to undergo a security screening.

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

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It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.  

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 Roopali Mane 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.