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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: August 29, 2014


 

 

DIRECTOR, STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES – Competition Number 14-110

 

VICE PROVOST, STUDENTS – Competition Number 14-114

 

ADVANCEMENT OFFICER – Competition Number 14-123

 

MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES – Competition Number 14-125

 

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – Competition Number 14-59

 

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

 

 

 



 

 

DIRECTOR, STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES – Competition Number 14-110

 

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 employ@kpu.ca.

 

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.

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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 September 26, 2014 to :  employ@kpu.ca

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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: employ@kpu.ca.

 

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

 

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MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES – Competition Number 14-125

 

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 September 9, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

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ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – Competition Number 14-59

The Office of the Registrar at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced individual for the position of Assistant Registrar.  This management position is responsible for student systems functional operations, operational and ad hoc reporting on student related data, and managing the maintenance of pan-divisional data including PENs and high school transcripts.  In this role, you will also provide leadership to the enrolment reporting team, define and implement the functional configuration of the university student information systems, and act as an internal business systems and procedures consultant to the Office of the Registrar and other student focused areas. This position will also act as the Associate Registrar, Registration, Records, and Systems, when the Associate Registrar is unavailable.

Experience as a functional lead administering a Banner Student module (admissions, scheduling, registration, records, graduation) or comparable student information system for the Office of the Registrar is required. Experience using database reporting tools that include authoring SQL as well as experience with web content management systems is also needed in the Assistant Registrar position.

The ability to communicate patiently and effectively with a diverse range of people and situations is vital in this role, as is the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with University administration, faculty, and staff. A detailed understanding of the broad responsibilities of the Office of the Registrar is needed as well as the ability to problem solve, organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced ever changing environment

Qualifications for this position include: a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information technology, or related field, plus a minimum of seven years recent related experience in or supporting the Office of the Registrar, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in curriculum administration or logistics and a degree audit system as well as certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in MS-Excel, MS-Word, and MS Access is ideal.

For more information about this exciting role, please see the job description below:

Assistant Registrar_Student Systems_0.pdf

The salary range for this position is $62,700 - $72,100 per year.

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 14-59 to:  employ@kpu.ca

We will begin reviewing applications on September 12, 2014 however the competition will remain open until filled.

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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 Terri Jones in Human Resource Services at terri.jones@kpu.ca.  

 

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and supporting documentation via email to employ@kpu.ca quoting competition number 14-128.  

 

Candidate Profile Executive Director Office of Advancement