Chief of Staff
Office of the President

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

The Chief of Staff holds a key leadership role in the university with a considerable degree of autonomy and breadth of responsibility. While managing the overall operation of the office of the President, the incumbent ensures that strategic and operational objectives are achieved through efficient management of projects and coordination of processes. The Chief of Staff has an externally-facing accountability for developing and maintaining positive and constructive government and community relations. In addition, the incumbent leads a team of managers and professionals who create and execute corporate communications and marketing plans, while managing emergent issues.

This unique position requires broad knowledge of business planning and post-secondary processes, communications, and government relations. Exceptional communication skills and proven experience building credibility and long-term relationships with multiple levels of government and diverse community groups are essential for success in this position. The Chief of Staff must manage multiple interests and find common ground in solutions that are both practical and innovative. An unwavering commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior is obviously required for this position.

• An undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as Business, Communications, or Government Relations is required. A post-graduate degree would be an asset.
• A minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible experience in public sector or government, preferably within or working directly with post-secondary institutions

MacEwan University offers a competitive salary and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure defined benefit pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

To view more detail on the benefits provided by MacEwan University click this link:

This position is included under the Employment Policy for Officers (D1040)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing Date Monday, August 24, 2015
Competition No. 15.07.067
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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