Content Manager in Calgary, Canada
The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is a non–profit organization that offers the Bar admission program in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. To be called to the Bar, students must article and complete CPLED’s Bar admission program, Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP).
CPLED is dedicated to helping students hone their practical skills and assesses how well they are able to apply their legal knowledge and skills in everyday situations. This helps ensure new lawyers are well-equipped to meet the demands of the workplace. CPLED maintains a high standard of programs and services for students to ensure a strong transition into the legal profession.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented lawyer to be part of a dynamic and growing team, contributing significantly to the education of law students. This position combines legal expertise with a passion for education and business acumen, offering the chance to lead and manage a key function within CPLED. Moreover, the position features a flexible, hybrid work environment.
Job Description – Content Manager
CPLED is seeking to add a Content Manager to its team in Calgary. Reporting to the CEO, the Content Manager will play a key role in developing and building out CPLED’s programs and courses and providing direct leadership to staff and contractors.
This position requires practice experience and legal subject matter expertise, excellent leadership, time management, project management, communication, collaboration, organizational, and teamwork skills.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Work with the CEO to develop CPLED’s Content team, which includes hiring support staff and external contractors.
- Contribute to the development of innovative education programs, materials, and solutions by integrating adult learning best practices and thought leadership into eLearning courses. Changes to education content supported by research and analysis, including stakeholder engagement activities.
- Produce quality content on time and budget. Align and map the content to the CPLED Competency Framework and associated learning outcomes.
- Monitor and evaluate content to ensure it is effective, accurate, and comprehensive.
- Support program accessibility and course consistency.
- Set department goals, monitor performance, and direct the Content Team.
- Assign work, provide oversight and support to content developers, and ensure timelines are met.
- Develop job descriptions and competency requirements of subject matter experts (SMEs) as required for content development and review.
- Develop training content for SMEs, facilitators, assessors, and simulated clients.
- Work collaboratively with Indigenous Advisory Groups and similar in developing and revising TRC-related content.
- Demonstrate flexibility and leadership in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
- Promote CPLED education programs to various audiences (e.g., students, post-secondary faculty, and others, as required).
- Create and maintain a supportive and collaborative learning environment within CPLED characterized by high professional and ethical standards, customer focus, a positive service attitude, and attention to CPLED’s strategies and objectives.
- Monitor and report on content development progress and issues regularly and on time to the CEO.
- Work collaboratively with the CPLED Programs Team, Communications Advisor, and Policy Advisor for operational needs.
- Collaborate with the psychometrician to assess and finalize Capstone results.
- Participate actively in business planning, significant business decisions, and oversight of the content budget.
- Implement, maintain, and strengthen performance measurement analysis and performance management, including reporting on stakeholder survey results, psychometrician reports, and other relevant documents.
- Conduct risk assessments and support policy development.
- Identify and implement continuous improvement of processes.
- Attend CPLED User Group meetings and work collaboratively with group members from the Law Societies of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia’s Barristers’ Society.
Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
- LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
- Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
- 7+ years of progressively responsible post-call experience.
- 5+ years of leadership and/or project management experience.
- Demonstrated interest and experience in developing education content and presentations for professionals.
- Broad legal experience, practice management experience, and legal subject matter expertise to be able to effectively review and evaluate education content.
- Significant experience and a strong understanding of project management principles and methods are considered an asset.
- Strong team building, organizational, communication, and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to gain consensus.
- Strong team player able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to interact with the profession and internal departments to achieve business change and engage stakeholders.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse stakeholders.
- Creative and strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems intuitively.
- Experience working with Boards and working at the senior management level.
- Travel may be required from time to time.
This is an exclusive search.
The Counsel Network – a Caldwell company is committed to building a diverse legal community through our inclusive business and recruitment practices. We value diversity of experience, expertise, and background, and strive to eliminate barriers historically encountered by marginalized groups. We recognize that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce benefits and enriches both the legal profession and the greater community.
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