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.


MacEwan University is currently in a hiring restraint. As a result, job opportunities are limited. Available opportunities are listed below.

University Secretary
Office of University Governance

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.

With oversight from a bi-cameral governance model, 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 University Governance (OUG) has an exciting opportunity for a University Secretary. Reporting to the President, the University Secretary is responsible for the effective and coordinated operations of the university's Board of Governors (Board) and General Faculties Council (GFC). This position provides governance expertise for the Board and GFC and their subsidiary bodies. The incumbent will lead and manage a team of Governance Associates and a Coordinator and will support their activities with the Board and GFC.

Essential to the role is the ongoing communication and coordination with the Board Chair, the GFC Chair (the President), MacEwan's Executive Team, Legal Counsel, other senior administrators and academic leaders, as well as faculty members who are participating in governance activities.


The successful candidate will have the ability to provide strong leadership, expertise, research, and resource support for the purpose of ensuring effective administrative and academic governance across the institution. The position requires the expertise to comprehend, interpret, and apply relevant legislation and to respond to multiple and sometimes conflicting directions and demands while safeguarding the neutrality of the position. The candidate is self-motivated, adaptable, flexible, able to demonstrate discretion and sound judgment, and has exceptional attention to detail. The successful candidate will work well in a team and have an aptitude for team leadership, conflict management, critical thinking and problem solving.

Knowledge of post-secondary organizations and culture is needed as well as a developed understanding of both board and academic governance within a bi-cameral model. This is required to facilitate more effectively the connection between the Board and GFC within a bicameral governance structure.


At minimum, the successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Public Administration or Communication Studies) combined with eight (8) years institutional governance, preferably in a post-secondary setting, and at least five (5) years leadership experience. Professional Director Certification Program (Pro Dir) is an asset.

Expert technical skills are required including demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro. A working knowledge of PeopleSoft, and portal technology would be of value. Experience with records management, communications and research techniques is an asset.

Position requirements

Occasional evening work for meetings and special events is required.


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 19, 2019
Competition No. 19.07.125

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