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Director, Talent Management – Calgary Board of Education


The Calgary Board of Education (“CBE”) is one of Canada’s largest school systems educating more than 123,000 students in 249 schools and has responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $1.4B.  More than 14,000 employees work together to provide learning as unique as every student.

The work is guided by a Three-Year Education Plan, which connects each CBE employee to student success. This creates an environment where each student can become an engaged learner, prepared for success in life, work and future learning.

The CBE is guided by an elected board of seven trustees. Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election along with Calgary’s mayor and councilors. Day-to-day operations are led by a team of superintendents who are responsible for meeting the expectations of the Board of Trustees as set out in their Results policies, Operational Expectations and the Chief Superintendent’s annual summative evaluation.

CBE Mission

Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.

CBE Results

Academic Success


Personal Development


CBE Values

Students come first

Learning is our central purpose

Public education serves the common good

For further information about Calgary Board of Education, please visit their website at



Job Title: Director, Talent Management

Reports to: Superintendent of Human Resources

Direct Reports: 3

Indirect Reports: 24

Location: Calgary



Reporting to the Superintendent of Human Resources, the Director Talent Management is accountable to develop and oversee the delivery of integrated HR policies, programs and processes to attract, develop, retain and engage the talented people necessary to ensure student success. In alignment with the CBE’s Three-Year Education Plan and organizational priorities the Director will advance human resource strategies and plans to support effective practices in areas of recruitment and retention, performance and career development, leadership development and learning, organizational effectiveness and other strategic talent management related priorities. As the overall structure and associated accountabilities of human resources are under review the specific areas of responsibility may evolve over time.

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate for this position will have the demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership to a diverse team, bring deep talent management subject matter expertise to the team and assist them in ensuring that the solutions, programs and services they provide are effective at meeting the needs of clients throughout the system. They must be able to work collaboratively with all areas of the system and have a forward-looking approach to setting strategy and priorities for the team. They must also be experienced in the utilization of talent analytics to determine risks and potential talent gaps and opportunities.

This position will play a key role in helping to ensure that human resource solutions are focused on supporting schools and ultimately student success, either directly through educators or through the service units that support schools.

  • In conjunction with the Superintendent, Human Resources, responsible for the Talent Management Strategy (as an integrated part of the overall HR strategy)
  • Build, maintain and improve systems, policies, tools and training in line with direction for:
    • Recruiting (union and non-union employee groups)
    • Talent Management – Performance Management and Succession
    • Leadership Development
  • Identify issues and opportunities to improve the CBE’s talent pools via trends from data and feedback from HR, Business Partners (HRBP’s)
  • Respond to requests for support/assistance from HRBPs on areas of subject matter expertise
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to identify, qualify, design and deliver learning experiences to leaders based on their respective area of expertise
  • Manage Recruitment Marketing and Brand Awareness for the CBE


  • To be a leader in one of Canada’s largest school boards, one of the largest employers in Calgary and to be part of an organization recognized for its leadership in public education
  • Play a key role in leading change



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the current landscape including collective agreements and formulate talent management strategies with supporting implementation plans
  • Develop strong working relationships with all leaders within the school system to identify talent management initiatives that will support the Learning Agenda
  • Create brand awareness strategies that will support recruitment initiatives
  • Develop data analytics capabilities with the ability to identify insights, alternative solutions and recommendations



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A university degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Education or related field. An HR designation (such as CPHR) or Master’s Degree would be an asset.


  • At least 8 years’ experience in human resources leadership roles in large, complex, unionized environments, ideally in the public sector.
  • Experience in a labour relations and/or business partner role in addition to talent management would be an asset.
  • A track record of successfully leading teams in organizations undergoing significant change.
  • Well-developed strategy and communications experience
  • An equivalent combination of related post-secondary education and experience may be considered

Competencies and Attributes

  • Balance of tactical and strategic focus in all areas of accountability
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.
  • Adaptive leadership style with energy to support the priorities of the service unit, the system and the corresponding legal and legislative mandates.
  • Ability to be self-directed as well as collaborative.
  • Ability to work flexibly with a focus on delivery of results.
  • Excellent leadership ability and capacity which engages technology and best practices and the ability to engage multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong management practices in stewardship of financial resources;
  • Ability to speak and present in public;
  • Ability to create and maintain an environment that fosters creativity, diversity, innovation and encourages initiative, accountability and calculated risk taking;
  • Expertise in building and leading teams combined with the ability to achieve consensus when appropriate;
  • Ability to create positive relations, to establish rapport and influence various interest groups and stakeholders;
  • Strong desire to achieve results;
  • Commitment to public education;
  • Personal suitability.



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AEQY-588332 Director, Talent Management – Calgary Board of Education - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.