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Board Governance Coordinator
Alberta School Boards Association
Apr 30, 2019
Edmonton, AB
5+ years
Bachelor's (Business Related)
Description & Details
Board Governance Coordinator
The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) represents all of Alberta’s 61 locally elected public, separate and francophone school boards, which are responsible for the governance, operation and administration of Alberta’s publicly funded education system. ASBA is a province-wide organization which is made up of school boards, represented by 420 locally elected school trustees, and which provides leadership focusing on continuous improvement of the publicly funded education system.
ASBA dedicates significant resources to ensuring that school boards influence and lead education in Alberta.
Given ASBA’s Strategic Plan priorities, there are objectives and opportunities associated with each of the three strategic goals that have been identified as priorities:
  • Deliver relevant, effective, and timely communication, information and education to empower school boards;
  • Bolster the viability, credibility and sustainability of the Association and school boards;
  • Provide services that are delivered in a fiscally sound manner and deploy resources in alignment with Association priorities.
  • Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance.
  • Leading the betterment of education by serving locally-elected school boards in their role of establishing the conditions for student success.
The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) values public education governed by locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards. ASBA’s work is informed by this core value as well as the following:
 ASBA values building understanding by:
  • Respecting and reflecting diverse interests in the common goal of governing for excellence
  • Creating opportunities for unique perspectives to be shared and common interests to be explored
  • Advocating in the best interest of K-12 education
 ASBA values collaboration by:
  • Engaging school boards, stakeholders and partners
  • Inviting input and feedback
  • Encouraging teamwork and cooperation
 ASBA values innovation by:
  • Finding new approaches to problem-solving and service delivery
  • Identifying opportunities that allow for enhanced effectiveness and efficiency through continuous improvement
  • Providing opportunities for generative discussion
 ASBA values responsiveness and proactivity by:
  • Reacting in a timely and effective fashion to issues and developments impacting education
  • Staying abreast of trends within education, as well as other sectors, to better position boards to address challenges and seize opportunities
  • Recognizing and anticipating the needs of school boards in relation to systemic issues impacting education
Reporting to the Chief Business Officer, the Board Governance Coordinator provides confidential board secretariat services to ASBA’s Board of Directors and committees. The Coordinator plays a vital role in achieving ASBA strategic plan goals, through establishing and maintaining effective relationships and coordinating governance activities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Affairs or related. Diploma plus relevant experience may be considered
  • Five years’ experience in progressively responsible positions
  • Experience in supporting governance boards
  • Experience in public sector or professional association an asset
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent resourcefulness, initiative and professionalism
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional service and support complimented with strong emotional intelligence
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Products
  • Ability to work hours outside regular office hours as required
How to Apply / Contact
Please see Opportunity Profile for a complete description of the role and responsibilities, as well as candidate requirements.  
Interested parties are requested to submit a personal resume to Ardyce Kouri or Angela Karwal, Leaders International Executive Search  For further information, please call 780-420-9900.