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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Leadership Development Facilitator - Part Time

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position will run every year and there is opportunity for reoccurring work on a term
by term basis.

This position will remain open until filled; however the first review of applications will begin on May 16, 2023.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Early Childhood Education (ECE) Leadership Development Facilitator - Part Time
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
The School of Education and Trades is seeking multiple part-time Early Childhood Education (ECE) Leadership Development Facilitators in the Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate Program for the 2023- 2024 academic year. The facilitator will:

  • Facilitate a Community of Practice with early childhood educators’ work experiences by initiating group discussion, providing verbal feedback, and supporting a peer network. The Community of Practice will meet virtually 1.5 hours per week with anticipated meeting times between 4:00-5:20 pm Wednesdays (negotiable with students/faculty)
  • Assess evidence of workplace learning on Blackboard (RDP’s Learning Management System) each week following the Community of Practice discussions
  • Meet virtually with students individually for a total of 3 hours per student for each course to provide mentoring. Meetings will be scheduled at mutually agreed-upon times and may take place during or outside regular work hours. Students will be responsible for setting the meetings, agenda, and frequency based on their individual needs in relation to the course content
  • Complete an overall assessment and provide feedback for each student at the end of each course

The ECE instructional team is part of a growing and learner-centered community who enable learners to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills for meaningful engagement in their communities. For more information on the ECE program and other related Education programs, please click on the following links:

For further information contact:
Dave Elwood, Associate Dean
Phone: (403) 343-4069
Required Qualifications
  • Significant work experience as a leader in the Early Learning and Child Care field
  • An ELCC Diploma, or a Degree in a related field (preference given to the Degree)
  • Effective group facilitation skills
  • Inter-personal communication skills, empathy, one-on-one coaching ability
  • Experience in one or more areas:
    • Social Justice, Advocacy, and Ethics
    • Leadership, Human Resources, and Financial Management
    • Community Partnerships, ELCC Curriculum, and Pedagogical Leadership
Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field
  • Post-Secondary teaching experience
  • Experience teaching/mentoring adults would be an asset
  • Familiarity using Blackboard (Learning Management System) for course instruction
  • Experience and training related to teaching adult English language learners
  • Experience providing guidance and/or mentorship to peers or colleagues in an early learning setting
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Part-time instructors receive an additional 14% of the gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2022-2027 Strategic Transformation Plan:

Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.
Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-F-043
Faculty Employment Type Term-Certain Part-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 06/28/2024
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work
Open Date 05/01/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is subject to budget approval.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position will run every year and there is opportunity for reoccurring work on a term
by term basis.

This position will remain open until filled; however the first review of applications will begin on May 16, 2023.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents