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Job Postings for Administrative Positions at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

 

 

To indicate your interest in available positions, please forward your resume, including photocopies of post secondary transcripts, quoting the appropriate competition number to:
E-mail: employ@kpu.ca

Please submit a separate resume for each competition to which you are applying. Ensure you have clearly marked each resume with the appropriate competition number.

Last updated: December 18, 2014


 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT and CEO of the KPU FOUNDATION – Competition Number 14-128

LEGAL COUNSEL - Competition Number 14-154

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, OFFICE OF RESEARCH and SCHOLARSHIP - Competition Number 14-161

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT – Competition Number 14-162

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement - Competition Number 14-165

DIVISIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Competition Number 14-164


 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT and CEO of the KPU FOUNDATION – Competition Number 14-128

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a unique, regionally focused undergraduate teaching led institution that offers an integrated education addressing community, industry and academic needs. Situated within the Metro Vancouver area, KPU offers a wide array of bachelor degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs to more than 18,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. 

Reporting to the President and the KPU Foundation Board, the Executive Director, Office of Advancement/CEO of the KPU Foundation is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of a program of activities in fund- and friend- raising that will help KPU achieve its Vision 2018 Strategic Goals: http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/downloads/strategic-plan-vision-201826051.pdf.

As a member of the senior executive of KPU, the Executive Director will conduct relevant research to seek and secure major gifts, engage with communities in the KPU region, and use best practices in advancement and fundraising.

As CEO of the Foundation in partnership with the Board, the Executive Director will have a pivotal role in the fiscal and program success of their foundation’s goals. The Executive Director will be accountable for the fiscal and legal management of the Foundation and serve to guide and motivate board members as they perform their duties.   

Areas of responsibility include the administration of the Office of Advancement team and related services; financial management; communications; planning for, and reporting on the Annual Fund; donor relations; and related public engagement and relations.

To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity; please contact:

Gerard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management

Recruit, Develop, Plan 

Phil Gerard, President
Vancouver: 604-788-4614
Toll Free: 1-800-641-3869

phil@gerardconsulting.ca / www.gerardconsulting.ca

 

Candidate Profile Executive Director Office of Advancement 

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 


 

LEGAL COUNSEL - Competition Number 14-154

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a regionally focused, teaching-led institution. Situated in Metro Vancouver, and with an operating budget of approximately $140 million, KPU is a multi-sector university offering a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs  to 18,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. 

KPU is currently seeking a full-time permanent Legal Counsel.  Reporting to the General Counsel of KPU, Legal Counsel will provide advice and guidance to senior administration on a wide range of complex and diverse legal and regulatory matters, will conduct legal research, and will respond on behalf of KPU to all access requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Office of General Counsel for KPU is currently located on the Surrey campus of KPU.

The successful candidate will hold a law degree, will be eligible to practice law in British Columbia and will have a minimum of 5 years related experience.  S/he will have the demonstrated ability to draft, revise and review contracts including KPU affiliation agreements, research related agreements and funding/donor agreements to which KPU is a party.  S/he will be experienced in the development and/or review of procedures, practices and processes to limit legal exposure and manage risk. This individual will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information via email to: employ@kpu.ca, quoting competition number 14-154. 

This position is open until filled however a review of resumes will commence on December 19, 2014.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, OFFICE OF RESEARCH and SCHOLARSHIP - Competition Number 14-161

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a unique, regionally focused undergraduate teaching led institution that offers an integrated education addressing community, industry and academic needs. Situated within the Metro Vancouver area, KPU offers a wide array of bachelor degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 124 programs to more than 19,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President Academic, the Associate Vice President, Research is responsible for building a legacy of innovative research and scholarship to complement KPU’s excellence in teaching.  This will help the University achieve its Vision 2018 Strategic Goals and those outlined in the Academic Plan 2018:

http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/downloads/strategic-plan-vision-201826051.pdf

http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Provost%20and%20VP%20Academic/AcademicPlan-Vision2018_booklet_single_web.pdf

As a member of the senior administration of KPU, the Associate Vice President, Research will facilitate the development of research programs and the integration of research and scholarship across the entire breadth of KPU’s programs.  The successful candidate will have a broad view of research and scholarship and will promote the engagement of faculty, staff and students.  

As Associate Vice President, Research, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role in the fiscal and program success of the Office of Research and Scholarship.  You will be responsible for overseeing the management of grants, contracts and liaising with industry, and will be instrumental in creating a legacy and endowment to sustain research. 

Areas of responsibility include the administration of the Office of Research and Scholarship, financial management and playing a strategic role in the establishment of KPU’s research initiatives while ensuring its effectiveness and responsiveness to the research needs of the KPU community. 

To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity; please contact Deborah Carmichael in Human Resource Services:  deborah.carmichael@kpu.ca.  

Candidate Profile AVP Research 14-161.pdf

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and supporting documentation, quoting competition number 14-161 to:  employ@kpu.ca.  

Review of candidates will begin on January 19, 2015, however this opportunity will remain open until an appointment is made.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT – Competition Number 14-162

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is seeking a regular full time Human Resources Consultant who will act as a source of expertise and provide service and support to administrators, department heads, supervisors, faculty and staff at the University.

Reporting to the Director, Employee Relations, the Consultant serves as a point of contact for clients with a primary focus on recruitment and workforce planning.  The Consultant will also manage the temporary foreign worker program, ensuring all regulatory conditions are met.  Additionally, the Consultant will maintain a client portfolio and will consult on a variety of human resources matters including: compensation and classification, labour relations, employee relations, change initiatives and conflict resolution. 

A University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field and five to seven years experience in a similar role is preferred.  A CHRP designation is considered an asset.  The successful candidate will possess excellent computer skills; strong interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with considerable independence, discretion and initiative.

Commencement date:  ASAP

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting the competition number 14-162 to employ@kpu.caA review of resumes will begin the week of January 5, 2015, however, this position will remain open until filled.   

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


ASSOCIATE DEAN, Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement - Competition Number 14-165

The Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement invites applications for the position of Associate Dean at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 

The Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement empowers students with the necessary academic skills, language capacity and knowledge required to advance in their scholastic pursuits or achieve planned career goals. Our programs are offered on all four of KPU’s campuses in Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean will assist the Dean in overall leadership of the Faculty and have the following main responsibil

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    • Act as resource for faculty and staff hiring and orientation, as well as retention, assignment and evaluation of existing faculty and staff.
    • Respond to and resolve student complaints, appeals and academic integrity issues.
    • Oversee academic program and curriculum planning as aligned with Faculty budget.  
    • Oversee the development, review, revisions and adherence to process and procedures.
    • Represent the Faculty on internal and external committees and boards.

We seek an exceptional individual with a Master’s degree or PhD in a related discipline along with at least five years of teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, preferably in developmental education or equivalent.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated administrative and leadership experience, in addition to diverse committee work involvement, and have an understanding of all of the departments in the Faculty.  We seek an individual who values access to post-secondary opportunities for diverse student populations and who identifies creative new opportunities to meet our mandate and the needs of our communities.  We welcome candidates who have the ability to analyze situations and develop effective solutions through outstanding interpersonal communication skills and effective working relationships. As a post-secondary Faculty and institution in transition, we require candidates who are solution-focused, creative and adaptable.

This is a three year term position with the possibility of renewal for an additional term.

Please see candidate profile for more information.

Candidate Profile-Associate Dean ACA.pdf

Applications, including a cover letter outlining qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be submitted in confidence quoting competition number 14-165 by January 23, 2015 to employ@kpu.ca.  

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

DIVISIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Competition Number 14-164

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is recruiting for a Divisional Business Manager to provide strategic administrative leadership to the School of Business. The Divisional Business Manager will be accountable for the implementation and oversight of management, financial and human resources systems and controls to ensure Faculty operations are effective and efficient and meet the needs of students, departments and programs.


The Divisional Business Manager will lead and manage planning and implementation of a variety of initiatives. He/she will collaborate with the Dean and Associate Deans to foster positive and effective working relationships within the Faculty and the University community, as well as with external colleagues, agencies, institutions and government stakeholders.


The Divisional Business Manager will be responsible for collaborating with department Chairs/Coordinators in enrollment planning, scheduling, resourcing and management of the Faculty’s programs. He/she will work closely with the Office of the Registrar and other academic Faculties to ensure streamlined and effective enrollment management and program structures that meet the needs of students.  The Divisional Business Manager will lead the Academic Advising unit within the School of Business.  The Business Manager will also provide direction to faculty and staff for matters relating to policy, systems, procedures, budget and collective agreement interpretation.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of educational administrative experience in a relevant discipline with increasing levels of responsibility. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree or equivalent.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-164 by January 8, 2015 to: employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.