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.

Executive Director, Safety and Security
Office of the Vice-President & 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.


Reporting to the Vice-President and General Counsel, the Executive Director (ED), Safety and Security is responsible for providing strategic planning and direction; oversight of the design and implementation of related programs and services; policy creation; as well as the financial and operational leadership of MacEwan University's campus-wide safety and security programs comprised of: Security Services (including Dispatch), Health Safety and Environment, Emergency Management and Investigations.

Duties include but are not limited to:
•    Leading the safety, security and emergency management strategic planning process in alignment with the MacEwan strategic plan, and develops short-and-long range goals and objectives for the departments including organizational change (as required), future projects and communications strategies;
•    Preserving the reputation of the University and safeguard its human and physical assets;
•    Developing, leveraging and maintaining effective partnerships with community constituents, police and fire services, emergency personnel, as well as municipal, provincial and federal regulatory bodies;
•    Identifying, developing and implementing proactive prevention plans and programs to support overall safety and crime reduction on campus;
•    Overseeing the development and implementation of University health and safety programs in compliance with provincial and federal legislation;
•    Strategic oversight in the development and administration of training initiatives that enhance health, safety and loss prevention for students and employees;


•    Ability to think strategically to address complex issues and manage emerging projects;
•    Ability to take a holistic approach in an academic environment when providing direction or problem-solving decisions;
•    Ability to work with a high degree of independent judgment;
•    Ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively lead in a changing environment;
•    Ability to effectively interact, communicate, influence and collaborate with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders;
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to effectively communicate during crisis situations;
•    Possess analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively analyze non-routine violations and make decisions;
•    Excellent financial, human resource and change management skills;
•    Superior leadership skills in making sound decisions and leading teams day-to-day and during crisis situations;
•    Demonstrated ability to design and implement short- and long-range objectives and project management practices.


Post-secondary degree in criminal justice, occupational/environmental safety, health, engineering, law and governance, business administration or other related discipline. The incumbent should also have a minimum of 10 years of progressive responsibility in  a senior leadership role in a large complex organization with a combination of experience in occupational health, safety and environment, emergency management, investigations, and security services.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


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).

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 June 12, 2020
Competition No. 20.05.027
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