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Assistant Director – Student Affairs - University of Northern British Columbia

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Prince George, British Columbia
Position: Assistant Director – Student Affairs
Deadline: December 31, 2014
Posted: November 27, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Vice Provost of Student Engagement (SE), the Assistant Director (AD) of Student Affairs will lead the development and implementation of student activities at UNBC that focus on academic, personal and social growth, and career skills development. The AD is a key position in the integration of the Student Engagement leadership team as both a senior resource for SE staff development as well as being the lead designate for the Vice Provost. The incumbent will build and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, faculty, and a range of external contacts, and will liaise with student organizations, faculty members, administrative and academic departments to facilitate the not only student retention but their ongoing and dynamic development and success.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 Leading strategic planning related to student affairs that aligns with the University Plan;
 Providing operational guidance and oversight to the Academic Success Centre, Career Centre, Residence Life and Student Life portfolios;
 Creating a positive environment for all students;
 Managing and reviewing student conduct cases arising on UNBC campuses or in residence;
 Contributing to the UNBC Campus, Action, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) committee to address issues arising from students in crisis;
 Directing, managing and/or overseeing academic, social, and personal life activities and events aimed at engaging the diverse student body;
 Supporting staff and volunteers (student, staff, and faculty) to engage the academic, personal, social, and career development of students;
 Establishing regular communications and collaborating with a wide range of internal and external contacts, ranging from student organizations, faculty, administrative and academic departments, to government and other external services;
 Supporting the continuous enhancement of our student leadership and recognition programs;
 Researching and leveraging the UNBC web site and social media to engage with students and promote UNBC’s student development portfolio;
 Preparing and overseeing the Student Affairs budgets;
 Developing and implementing methods to measure success of student engagement initiatives.

Qualifications / Required Skills

This position requires a Master’s Degree in the area of Adult Education / Student Services, or a Master’s Degree in Post-Secondary Education Management / Leadership, and at least five years of successful leadership in a post-secondary environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Experience should indicate a progressive scope including:
 demonstrated positive student-centred vision;
 proven support for diverse student populations, including Aboriginal and international students;
 demonstrated post-secondary judicial affairs experience;
 strong supervisory and coaching skills with proven leadership in a unionized environment;
 successful team building;
 excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 project and fiscal management skills, including the ability to develop and manage budgets that align with a strategic vision;
 working knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA);
 excellence in public presentation and communication skills.
For full details of this position, please see the job description available on the website:

Additional Information

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
UNBC offers excellent benefit and pension packages, as well as employee training and development opportunities. For more details please see
Normal hours of work may vary, and some flexibility may be required for conferences and travel.


Contact Information

To Apply:
This position is open to both internal (Exempt Group) and external candidates.
Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #14-128EM to:
Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions:
Inquiries: (250) 960-5521
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; Review of applications will commence on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Employer Profile

Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC is Canada's Green University™, and is primarily an undergraduate research intensive university. Established in the community of Prince George in 1990, UNBC has quickly built a reputation as a top ranked Canadian University in both undergraduate and graduate education, and research. UNBC values experiential learning, student engagement and interdisciplinary study. Our low student to faculty ratio provides both undergraduate and graduate students with substantial opportunities to work closely with faculty and gain valuable research experience. Our graduates are becoming the leading researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Canada and internationally.
With a student population of 4300, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of 80,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult
This is an exciting opportunity to live in a community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant, dynamic culture, and to make a mark on a leading post-secondary institution that is growing and developing its great potential.