MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Manager, Office of Investigations
Office of the Vice-President and General Counsel

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.

The Office of the Vice-President and General Counsel has an exciting opportunity for the position of Manager, Office of Investigations. Reporting directly to the Vice-President and General Counsel, the Manager, Office of Investigations will lead significant investigations and provide support and expertise for stakeholders tasked with conducting investigations.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, lead and sustain an institution-wide investigations program;

  • Establish an investigations framework to be used by the University;

  • Develop and apply investigations standards, policy and processes;

  • Support and lead investigative and post-investigative activities such as planning, organizing, conducting and managing investigations;

  • Investigate or supervise investigations into disclosures that are assessed to be significant or high risk;

  • Research and interpret best practices, higher education trends and relevant legislation/laws to ensure institutional compliance;

  • Facilitate presentations and training for various stakeholders as required;

  • Maintain, evaluate and report on investigator’s training requirements, including training records and evaluations;

  • Recruit and supervise suitable outside subject matter experts such as contract investigators, threat assessors, and trainers to participate in investigations and provide training to University faculty and employees as required;

  • Conduct quality assurance assessments and reviews on investigations to ensure consistency, compliance and completeness.


The suitable candidate will possess knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, legal considerations, and approaches relevant to administrative and regulatory investigations. They will be able to operate effectively with little supervision in order to independently achieve milestones and deadlines. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have exceptional communication and leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate with team members to achieve organizational goals.

The incumbent will have a university degree (or suitable equivalent) in law, international relations, criminal investigation, police studies, or related fields.  Fifteen years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree.

The incumbent will also have formal qualifications and certifications in the field of criminal investigations pursuant to a course of study, training, and examinations from a municipal/provincial/national law enforcement agency or institution. This will be supplemented by professional development courses and/or certifications involving study, training and examinations in criminal investigatory work.

The ideal candidate will possess certifications related to professional investigations, such as the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or similar/equivalent certification.

The incumbent will hold, or will obtain, a current investigator’s license pursuant to Alberta’s Security Services and Investigator’s Act prior to engagement.

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

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).

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date November 9, 2018
Competition No. 18.10.222

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