Continuing Education and Professional Studies - Executive Director

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-12-13

Executive Director, Continuing Education & Professional Studies - Competition Number 12-116
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) 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.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Executive Director will be responsible for the organization, coordination, marketing, fiscal accountability, supervision and evaluation of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at KPU, ensuring that the initiatives will push forward Kwantlen's strategic priorities. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President Academic, the Executive Director will work collegially with the Academic Deans, faculty and key stakeholders to expand the student base, foster awareness in the community, and represent the interests of KPU.

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree and significant experience working in post-secondary continuing education. The incumbent will have a proven ability to lead the development of creatively-compelling professional programs that are in tune with demographic, social and market trends. The position requires exceptional managerial skills to create and maintain effective partnerships with Deans and their Faculties. As well, the Executive Director will lead and motivate a team of education professionals, build strong interpersonal relationships, and oversee a substantial budget.

Help KPU elevate its superb reputation as a multidisciplinary post secondary institution that fuels future generations by sharing your superior leadership skills and enthusiasm.

To explore this unique leadership opportunity, please call Barb Steele, Human Resource Consultant at 604-599-2277.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information via email to

The competition will remain open until an appointment is made.


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