Director of Curriculum and Knowledge Translation

Richardson Executive Search

Director of Curriculum and Knowledge Translation Alberta


The Government of Alberta is transforming the province’s health system to a new Alberta model of care that adopts a recovery-oriented approach for addiction and mental health. Part of the Alberta Model is the establishment of a Recovery Training Institute of Alberta (RTIA), which will be a provincially networked organization with a mandate to deliver broad based education for all Alberta Recovery Communities (RC) and other addiction and recovery related stakeholders, that may be directed by MHA facilities.


ROSC Solutions Group (RSG) is seeking a qualified and experienced Director of Curriculum and Knowledge Translation for the Recovery Training Institute of Alberta (RTIA) who will report to the RSG Chief Education Officer. The ideal candidate will possess a strong passion for education, knowledge translation and commitment to academic excellence. The incumbent will lead the curriculum development process and facilitate instructional design. The role serves dual purposes of serving as a educational consultant, but ensuring that the curriculum remains innovate and cutting edge. The ideal candidate is someone who excels in dynamic and rapid paced environments, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoys working with complex problems.

The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of effective curriculum for RTIA educational and training programs, and overseeing the translation of best practices and research into actionable strategies for the training of learners who will work in recovery-oriented systems of care in Alberta.

The Director will work collaboratively with the Director of Operations RTIA and other RSG Directors to ensure the quality and effectiveness of education and training programs offered by RTIA.


  • Contribute to RTIA policy development and play a lead strategic role in development and growth of the Institute.
  • Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for all learners and educators.
  • Oversee the generation and implementation of effective curriculum for RTIA educational and training programs, including the development of learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessment tools for those involved in provision of recovery-oriented systems of care.
  • Lead efforts to translate best practices and evidence-based recovery-oriented service provision into all RTIA educational offerings, ensuring alignment with organizational and provincial Alberta Model goals and objectives.
  • Remain current on trends, developments and new training methods in the field of andragogic education, including emerging technologies and best practices in curriculum design.
  • Coordinate creation of content, e-learning, hybrid courses and other teaching materials using various training theories.
  • Collaborate with educators, faculty and instructional designers to ensure the quality and effectiveness of instructional materials for delivery in person and virtually.
  • Ensure that program budgets support RTIA directions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of evaluation and assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of education and training programs.
  • Work with stakeholders e.g. Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, academic institutions, indigenous and minority groups, health care professionals, corrections services, recovery coaches and peer providers, to identify training needs and develop unique training solutions specific to those needs.
  • Provide leadership and direction for faculty engagement, curriculum renewal, continuous improvement and authentic learning processes.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Assess new opportunities, build new relationships, and support enrolment management.
  • Actively participate in committees, meetings, supervision, and professional development activities.


  • Master’s Degree in Education level or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Strong understanding of recovery-oriented systems of care and operational understanding of bed-based and non-bed-based therapeutic community models.
  • 5+ years teaching experience in a post-secondary environment supporting adult learners from a diverse background.
  • Experience with curriculum development, instructional design and complex multifaceted training, including on line and/or hybrid course delivery.
  • Ability to translate research and best practices into actionable educational strategies.
  • Experience in evaluation and assessment of educational programs.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience in a senior role in post-secondary administration.
  • Working knowledge of project management.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and accreditation standards in education and training.
  • Experience with grant application and scholarly publication.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring staff, with strong leadership, relationship, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Capacity to build partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Awareness of issues related to corrections systems and rehabilitation of individuals who have a history of incarceration is not required but would be an asset.


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