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Director, Student Life and Learning (12-month contract)

Category: Administration

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a boutique university, small enough where every student is essential yet large enough for a global outlook.  We’re constantly seeking the right balance between teaching and research, between specialization and adventurousness. Our ultimate goal has not changed since 1921: to create a community of active citizens, of good and honourable people. Our vision is to become Canada’s pre-eminent small university.

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Life & Learning, the Director leads a team of Learning Services, Career Services, Residence Life, and Learning Accommodations Services professionals. This team provides supports for students that encourage academic, social, and mental wellbeing.


  • Lead and represent Student Life & Learning in day-to-day operations, ensuring safety of students and consistent and exceptional student service
  • Support and facilitate activities amongst staff, students and community partners that ensures the University achieves its student leadership development and engagement goals
  • Provide advice on policies and procedures in relation to students and services for students, including risk management
  • Collaborate with Student Life and Learning staff to support students in academic or personal distress, effectively referring them to additional campus and community resources
  • Plan, organize, and direct activities and services that support students and ensure that these remain with budgetary limits


  • Masters within Student Affairs, Education Administration, or similar
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience in a post-secondary educational institution
  • Expertise in both student learning supports and student life; this position oversees Learning Services (Tutoring and Writing Centre), Residence Life, Career Services, and Learning Accommodations Services
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to provide direction, mentorship and support
  • Highly motivated, independent, adaptive, flexible self-starter
  • Possesses excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills
  • Promotes cohesion and teamwork, facilitating a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Knowledge of Concordia University of Edmonton’s culture, challenges, goals, and stakeholders would be considered an asset

Closing Date: Application review will continue until the position is filled.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Human Resources

Concordia University of Edmonton

E-mail: careers@concordia.ab.ca

Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.