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The University of Alberta in Canada seeks for a Manager of Student affairs.

Description of the job:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Student Life, the Manager of Student Affairs (MSA) works as a key member of the office of the Dean of Students (DOS) to improve student life at the University of Alberta. The MSA works closely with the Assistant Deans and unit Directors, focusing on student experiences outside of the classroom, be they co-curricular or extracurricular in nature. Examples include student orientations, student groups, leadership development programs, student travel and risk management, and community-building and involvement. To this end, the MSA plays an important role in implementing the Portfolio's strategic plan and the University's academic plan.

The MSA assists in the achievement of the DOS mandate through project and initiative leadership, operational program management, policy revision and development, and coordination and relationships with various associations and units. In collaboration with the DOS  senior management, the MSA acts as a central coordinator for the strategic direction and development of many student life initiatives offered through decentralized formats (leadership development, community involvement, etc.) with those groups who deliver such programs (faculties, residences, student associations, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A Master’s Degree is required, in a related specialist degree program, supplemented by an undergraduate degree from Arts, Law, Student Affairs, Education or Social Services or similar program
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in roles in student affairs in a university or college
  • Strategic development and planning experience
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Extensive knowledge of University of Alberta policies, procedures and operating requirements
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills applied to a variety of employee types and skills
  • Effective communication skills across the varied institutional constituency (written, verbal and public presentations)
  • Strong, capable problem solver, supplemented by crisis management and intervention
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse range of people particularly the delivery of results through others external to this portfolio
  • Understanding and application of Canadian student legal and discipline issues and approaches

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca and annual salary range of $65,286 to $108,806.

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