About the Role
The primary responsibility of the Research function is to research and analyze leading trends in teaching and learning. The role is accountable to identify opportunities, research disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement, and document and communicate results and learnings.
At Calgary Academy Teachers are guided by the Teacher Quality Standard, embrace wholeheartedly the meaningfulness and challenges of the profession, and are resilient in the strive to achieve success every day, for every student. This position requires a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate or Interim Alberta Teaching Certificate and a positive outcome on a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
- Identify, prioritize, and recommend projects based on internal and external research opportunities.
- Communicate research results and learnings.
- Actively contribute to a culture of continual reflection and improvement in processes and experiences within HLG.
- Support and promote ethical practice for research at through active membership and leadership of the HLG Research Ethics Committee.
- Leverage educational background to apply research findings to inform practical solutions.
- Promote evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement.
- Communicate research findings to academic and professional educational communities through presentations and publications at the local, provincial, national and international level.
- Strengthen relationships of HLG with the broader educational community through partnerships and formal and informal networks.
- Manage and develop a network of innovators in educational field; identify and potentially liaise with potential partners- individuals, organizations, government to.
- Enrolled in, or completed doctorate in Education or a related field.
- 7+ years of experience in Education or research related field.
- Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate.
- Pedagogical knowledge of 21 Century Learning, learning theories, instructional design models.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports and research documentation.
- Strong analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges.
- Ability to influence change and build strong rapport and relationships with colleagues
- An exceptional communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate and lead diverse groups and work with all levels of internal and external team members.
- Demonstrate positive, proactive, and solution-oriented approach to work.
- Strong knowledge base of school, programs (academic and extra-curricular), culture, and current school practices.
- Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.