Director - Non-Credit Programs (Lifelong Learning)

Simon Fraser University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-12-18

Lifelong Learning - SFU Vancouver - Competition # 410

Reporting to the Dean, Lifelong Learning, the Director, Non-Credit Programs is responsible for developing the strategic plans, goals, and objectives for several large non-credit revenue generating programs, including writing and communications, and management and professional programs, as well as the overall effective management of these programs at all campuses. The incumbent provides strategic leadership in conceptualizing and planning new innovative non-credit programs and to enhance existing non-credit programs that anticipate future trends and support Lifelong Learning's strategic plans and SFU's vision. The Director oversees the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of innovative new and existing non-credit program courses, workshops, seminar series, certificates, diplomas, and laddering opportunities within and outside the University. The Director provides leadership to senior representatives across the University, external business and professional association representatives, and industry experts; builds partnerships with other post-secondary institutions; and participates on university-wide and Lifelong Learning committees to provide expertise and information, including non-credit program curriculum design, development, and delivery. The incumbent develops and directs the program area budget (approx. $3M), develops performance metrics, and oversees the development of marketing and communications plans and strategies for the program area, in collaboration with the Director, Marketing & Communications.


  • A Doctorate in a relevant field and 6 years of related experience, including experience in strategic planning, non-credit revenue generating curriculum, course, and program development/management at the post-secondary level, and budget and human resources management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of the design, development, and delivery of curriculum.
  • Excellent strategic planning, curriculum, course, and program planning skills.
  • Excellent budget and human resources management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to mentor and develop staff.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and measure program performance metrics.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and to develop and maintain partnerships and collegial relationships in the workplace, community, and with professional associations and industry representatives.

SALARY RANGE: $89,072 to $106,366 per annum.

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Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and welcomes application from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to qualified Canadian nationals and permanent residents.


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