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Director, Academic and Language Preparation
School of Continuing Education

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 university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Reporting to the Dean, the Director, Academic and Language Preparation will provide the overall leadership and management of the English as an Additional Language and University Preparation units. Working with faculty, university advisors, and program assistants, the Director will manage the process for running, evaluating and reviewing both programs; while ensuring the student-centered supports. The Director will participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation of faculty and manage the unit's budget.


Interpersonal, decision making and conflict resolution skills are essential.  Excellent oral and written communication, ability to interpret and apply policies and business practices, knowledge of pedagogical practices and the theory and methodology of TESL and/or the Alberta Education high school curriculum is required.


Master's degree in education or related field as well as a combination of relevant teaching and supervisory experience is required.  A Bachelor in Education with extensive school administrative experience may be considered. Minimum of five years' experience teaching plus a minimum of five years' educational administrative experience is required. Expertise in hiring, coaching and mentoring faculty and staff while managing program budgets and student enrolments. Experience in teaching high school and/or English language learners. International teaching experience will be considered an asset.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

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

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date July 13, 2018
Competition No. 18.06.133

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