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Job Postings for Administrative Positions at Kwantlen Polytechnic University




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Last updated: Aug 12, 2014





VICE PROVOST, STUDENTS – Competition Number 14-114




ADVANCEMENT OFFICER – Competition Number 14-123









Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced student services professional for the position Director, Student Financial Services. In this role, you will be responsible for the overall leadership, vision and ongoing development, supervision, management, delivery, and benchmarking of the services provided across all campuses by the Student Awards and Financial Assistance (SAFA) Office. You will also be responsible for the execution of SAFA’s integration within KPU’s strategic enrolment management plan.  SAFA is one of three offices within the Office of the Registrar, and the Director reports to the University Registrar.


As Director, you will provide leadership for Student Awards and Financial Assistance staff and act as the University’s principal contact for provincial, federal and American student loan authorities. As a member of KPU’s Student Affairs leadership team, you will work closely with other Student Affairs units, as well as with students, Faculties and KPU’s Foundation.


Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in a related discipline and a minimum 5 years’ experience in a post -secondary student services environment with 3-5 years of increasing responsibility, including the supervision and management of staff. A minimum of 5 years of in-depth knowledge of Canadian post-secondary education systems with a demonstrated knowledge of student financial assistance issues, programs, processes and concepts are required.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of effective team management while implementing change resulting in improvements to service quality, staff productivity and systems efficiency.  Demonstrated excellent computer skills using MS Office platforms and an intermediate knowledge of Banner (Student) or other similar student information systems are required.


If you are interested in joining an exceptional team of student service professionals, please forward your resume and copies of your post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-110 to


Please see job description below for further information:

JD Director Student Financial Services 14-110.pdf



We will begin reviewing applications on August 15, 2014 however the competition will remain open until filled.




VICE PROVOST, STUDENTS – Competition Number 14-114


Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is seeking a Vice-Provost, Students who will lead initiatives to assist the University in promoting strategic enrolment management and the student experience and success during an exciting time of dynamic change and growth.  Reporting directly to the Provost & Vice-President, Academic, this position will commence as soon as possible and will be for a five year term with the possibility of renewal for a further five year term.   The position will be based at the Surrey Campus although multi-campus travel will frequently be required.

The Vice-Provost, Students (VPS) oversees the development, implementation, and management of strategies and policies related to student recruitment, retention, success, and engagement. In addition, the VPS is responsible for the arrangement and administration of non-academic support for students.  H/she is responsible for the overall leadership, development, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of a wide array of functions, activities and policies that affect student experience and success at KPU, including admissions and transfer credit, student financial aid and awards, enrolment management, athletics, career and co-op services, student information systems and student support systems across the University. The VPS is the primary university liaison between student leaders, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) and senior administration helping ensure the University is meeting the needs of a diverse student population by creating a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, the VPS provides leadership and vision on high priority initiatives and works closely and constructively with the Provost, Vice-Provosts, Deans, Directors and other members of the University’s senior administration as an integral part of the University’s planning process. The following Administrators report directly to the Vice-Provost, Students: University Registrar, Director of Student Engagement, Director of Counselling, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Director of Co-op and Career Services. 

As a key member of the Provost's team, you will be expected to provide leadership and vision on high priority initiatives and work closely and constructively with the Provost, Vice-Provosts, Deans, Directors, other members of the university's senior administration and Kwantlen Student Association as an integral part of the University's planning process.  In this role you will also be required to support and enhance student recruitment and retention, successfully navigate complex governance processes and create and maintain cohesive working relationships and teams both within the internal and external KPU community.   


As the preferred candidate, you have a Doctorate degree in higher education, counselling, student services or other relevant discipline; or a minimum of a Master’s degree is required in one of the above disciplines, along with a minimum of five years experience working in progressive leadership roles in a post-secondary environment, including administrative leadership roles and direct involvement in student management.  Also required is a demonstrated track-record of successful post-secondary recruiting experience coupled with more recent successes in the area of enrolment management and/or student issues management. 

As a confident and enthusiastic leader with exceptional managerial skills you believe in the importance of communication and working cooperatively to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to make effective decisions.  Further, you demonstrate a strong commitment to student development, recruitment and retention and aptitude to work with diverse student and staff populations and external KPU communities.  As the ideal candidate you will have a proven track record leading and motivating a team of administrative professionals, building strong interpersonal relationships, and overseeing a substantial budget. You are a people person who can cultivate fun in the workplace within a culture of dynamic change and growth.  As the successful candidate you have the proven ability to mobilize and energize your staff using a mentorship style that leads your teams to excel in their areas of expertise

As a strategic and systems thinker, visionary leader and strong communicator, you will cultivate the University’s leadership in supporting KPU’s commitment to, appreciation of, and genuine interest in the student experience and success. KPU commits to empower the strategic and creative capacities of faculty, staff and administration to support students and guide learners through their distinct pathways.  You will have the demonstrated ability to assist KPU to define these pathways through collaborative initiatives with our regional business, industry, school district and post-secondary partners.   

For further information on this position please see job description.

Vice provost Student Students JD.pdf

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-114- by August 22, 2014 to :





Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is looking for a Manager, Strategic Planning & Quality to join our Institutional Analysis & Planning department. This diverse role includes responsibility for development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of both quality assurance and planning processes for the University.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Institutional Analysis & Planning, the Manager will work closely with others including both internal and external committees. The Manager provides leadership and supervision to our Program Review Coordinator and Student Appraisals Coordinator, as well as research assistants, auxiliary workers, contractors, and co-op and practicum students.

Quality assurance responsibilities include oversight and support to the university’s program review and student appraisal of instruction processes. This involves cooperating with other University divisions to ensure quality assurances processes are efficiently serving the University. It also involves contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and guidelines relating to quality assurance processes and facilitating program reviews, working closely with faculty members, department heads and Deans.

Planning responsibility encompasses supporting and facilitating university strategic planning and overseeing the process for providing data support for policy formulation and planning decisions.

This opportunity will appeal to those who are exceptional communicators and facilitators and who thrive in an environment of change and transition as we work toward our University strategic plan Vision 2018.

Qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in an appropriate field, including courses in social science research methodology and quality assurance such as program review, evaluation and continuous process improvement coupled with five years’ recent experience in planning and quality assurance, preferably in the BC post-secondary environment. Leadership and supervisory experience and evidence of active professional development are also important.

The following knowledge and skillsets are also required:

  • Excellent analytic skills and the ability to systematically identify appropriate research methodologies for addressing key issues to ensure results support informed decision making.
  • Familiarity with the BC K-12 and Post-Secondary Education systems, and post-secondary education in other parts of Canada, the US, Australasia, and Europe.
  • Project management experience and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage competing demands on your time.
  • Effective and persuasive leadership style; comfortable at all levels of an organization. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team/work groups to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and senior administrators and to present research findings and information of a complex, technical or sensitive nature to a variety of audiences in a clear, concise and effective way, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to facilitate discussions among multiple stakeholders with various and sometimes conflicting interests to achieve a cohesive and quality approach to planning that meets organizational objectives.

For more information, please see job description.

Manager Strategic Planning and Quality Final June 2014.pdf


Please forward your resume, including copies of post secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-122 by August 24, 2014 to:


This position is currently under review and the salary has not yet been finalized.




ADVANCEMENT OFFICER – Competition Number 14-123


The Office of Advancement at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is pleased to invite applications for the full-time temporary position of Advancement Officer located on the Surrey Campus.  Commencing immediately this position is scheduled to end December 31, 2014 with the potential of the position becoming permanent.

Reporting to the Director of Development the Advancement Officer will implement fundraising strategies covering all programs including special events, annual giving, major giving, grant and proposal submissions in consultation with the Director of Development.

The successful candidate will be a positive entrepreneurial professional with an excellent understanding of the philanthropic culture.  He/she will bring experience in developing partnerships, event planning, coordinating fundraising programs, marketing, and special events. Superior writing, reporting and communication skills, relevant experience with developing and implementing promotional materials as they relate to fundraising is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization as well as external communities.

The successful candidate will possess a relevant post-secondary degree or have an acceptable combination of education and experience.  With a minimum of three years current and related fundraising experience this individual will be proficient and/or technical trained in the use of relational database products such as Raiser’s Edge.  Completion of or progress towards a certification with a national fundraising association such as CFRE is considered an asset to this position.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of fundraisers, please forward your resume with a cover letter identifying how you meet the recruitment criteria, quoting competition number 14-123 to:


 This position will be open until filled with the review of resumes commencing on August 11, 2014.






Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced communications professional for the position of Manager, Communications & Technologies, to join our Future Students’ Office (FSO). This role is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of a strategic communications plan. S/he oversees the operations and management of various communications activities and initiatives for the purposes of domestic student recruitment and community engagement.

Reporting to the FSO Director, the Manager will work closely with others, including internal and external communities. S/he will provide leadership to implement a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system as well as a broad spectrum of integrated communications pieces delivered via text, email, print, web, social media and other emerging channels. Working closely with the marketing department, the Manager will develop client-focused marketing and communications strategies that will be targeted at the various stages of the enrolment management process. Market research, planning and data analysis are key components of this position. 

The Manager ensures that exemplary levels of customer service are provided throughout the student recruitment process. S/he provides leadership, guidance and supervision to staff including hiring, training, performance management and coaching.

The successful candidate will have in-depth, proven communications expertise and experience with CRM technologies. S/he will possess exceptional analytical and organizational skills to maintain a database and develop various campaigns for student recruitment across all KPU faculties.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or Communications as well as three years’ recent related experience in an intermediate role. Proven success managing a complex CRM system and a comprehensive understanding of how to strategically use a CRM database to deliver increasing business value is imperative. Management experience and expertise in sales, acquisition and retention marketing, web-marketing and e-commerce are assets.

Please see job description below for further information:

FSO-Manager CommunicationsTechnologies-JD0814.pdf

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-125 by August 28, 2014 to: