Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning
The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning Society was incorporated in 1984. We have been a partner in the Lions Learning Centre since its 2003 opening. The Council is also a member of the about 120 Community Adult Learning Programs (CALP) organizations across the province of Alberta that address part-time non-formal, and non-credit adult education needs of adults within specific geographic boundaries, especially people with financial or other barriers. We provide adults a pathway to lifelong learning through active programming and leadership that are responsive to the community. Through our programs and services, adults develop their literacy and numeracy skills, employability skills, family life, and dreams to pursue further education.
The Council for Lifelong Learning is the pre-eminent provider of impactful adult learning that transforms learners’ lives.
Empower adult learners to break down barriers with
the skills, confidence, and the ability to start and
continue to learn effectively for a lifetime.
Our mandate as a registered society is to provide adult learning programs and services related to employment, literacy, career upgrading, English as an Additional Language (EAL), and public education.
The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning became a registered non-profit society in March 1984. The Council works within the guidelines set by Alberta Learning, Community Adult Learning Program, Policy and Operating Requirements. The Council has been a partner in the Lions Learning Centre since its 2003 opening.
In mid 1974, a group of five concerned citizens of Grande Prairie formed a committee to coordinate facility use, booking and delivery of non-credit course offerings. The committee members consisted of representatives from the City, College, and public and separate school boards. One year later, responding to an incredible demand for non-credit learning, over 1300 people took more than 40 courses sponsored by the committee which now had a new name and a new home. The Standing Committee on Recreation and Education (SCORE), was now based out of college. In 1982, SCORE moved its home to the GP Public School District office, where they remained until early 1984. The committee then adopted their present name, the Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning, and gained society status.
Executive Director- Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning
Permanent Full Time
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning (GPCLL) is seeking a dynamic and collaborative Executive Director to lead across our portfolio of non-credit, skills focused training products. Reporting to the Board of Directors the Executive Director provides strategic leadership for the staffing team which is focused on enrollment growth, enhanced customer experience, and development of initiatives to realize our organizational goals.
The Executive Director will inspire staff to build a strong collaborative culture rooted in our organization’s five values: accountability, opportunity, respect, ability and support. The Executive Director will be accountable for the operations of the Council for Lifelong Learning and as such will take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the organization and will assist in preparing annual budgets and be responsible for directing and supporting the Program Managers. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, while working closely with the board Chair and Vice-Chair.
- Co-creates and facilitates the implementation of short-term and long-term plans for the organization in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.
- Inspires a strong collaborative team culture based on co-operation.
- Develops and nurtures collaborative partnerships internally and with external stakeholders, including government officials, leaders of other educational institutions, and industry partners.
- Collaborates on the development of marketing and sales strategies that align with the organization’s strategic plan.
- Adapts and responds to changing conditions, priorities, technologies and requirements as needed.
- Takes ownership and responsibility for the organization’s financial path and collaborates with the Board of Directors for budgetary requirements.
- Holds responsibility for leading teams in achieving budget targets.
- Works closely with the grant writing and programming teams.
- Upholds professional internal and external communication.
- Prepares monthly organization reports to be presented to the Board of Directors
Skills & Abilities:
- Significant experience in leading diverse teams toward a common goal.
- Strong financial acumen.
- Desire to implement change in a collaborative and inclusive manner.
- Acute customer focus with a professional attitude.
- Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
- Strong presentation and communication skills.
- Awareness of academic structures and program types/delivery.
- Excellent communication skills and proficiency with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, Power point)
- General working knowledge and application of:
- project management
- customer relationship management
- 5 or more years of experience in the non-profit sector or other educational field
- Extensive leadership experience
- Experience working with industries to develop, implement, and complete industry-specific training programs.
- Experience in workforce development or continuing education programs with a focus on program growth and new program development.
- Experience and understanding of grant development and project management.
- Ability and commitment to attend in-person at the Council for Lifelong Learning office
- A relevant post-secondary degree
Remuneration: $65,000 to 90,000 annually, plus health and wellness benefits, and paid professional and personal growth opportunities.
The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning Society was incorporated in 1984. We have been a partner in the Lions Learning Centre for many years. The Council is also a member of the many Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) organizations across the province of Alberta that address part-time non-formal, and non-credit adult education needs of adults within specific geographic boundaries, especially people with financial or other barriers. We provide adults a pathway to lifelong learning through active programming and leadership that is responsive to the community. Through our programs and services adults develop their literacy and numeracy skills, employment skills, family life, and our organization encourages their dreams to pursue further education.
Please submit a resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this opportunity.
Please send any applications to the Chair of GPCLL: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Board of Directors
Chairman : Amanda Wills
Vice-Chair : Joel Kisner
Treasurer : Casey McLean
Director : Taylor Merkley-Doyer
Director : Tamara Wuttunee-Campbell
Director : Brandi Abbot
Director : Solomon Okhifoh
Director : Alemtzehai Tzeggai Berhe
English Language Program Manager
Adult and Family Literacy Program Manager
Volunteer Tutor and Mentorship Coordinator