Redford says Jansen will serve as associate minister of family and community safety.
Jansen was first elected in April 2012 in the riding of Calgary-North West.
A former broadcaster, Jansen served as Redford's communications manager for southern Alberta before running for office.
Associate ministers earn an extra $30,150 per year in salary.
Redford's inner circle now includes 18 cabinet ministers including herself and nine associate ministers.
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