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Director, Continuing Education

Continuing Education


Posting number 2019.259
Job type Administration
Contract Excluded, 100% full-time, Permanent
Salary range Appropriate placement on the excluded salary scale
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
Review date December 6, 2019

Job summary

Reporting to the Dean of Access and Continuing Education, the Director provides leadership to an innovative, entrepreneurial, and revenue-generating Continuing Education department.  The Director is responsible for budget management and resource allocation, oversight of programming and service delivery, and ensuring that department outcomes support the strategic priorities of UFV and meets the needs of the communities it serves.

Working with the Dean, members of the UFV community, and representatives from regional communities, agencies, and businesses, the Director identifies opportunities and secures agreements for partnerships and programs; articulates program and course goals; provides leadership and oversees curriculum development; ensures programs are implemented and managed according to UFV and other relevant policies; and reviews and evaluates the viability and effectiveness of programs, recommending revisions as needed.

As educational leader, the Director oversees curricular design and resource development to ensure they are of high quality and conform to the regulations and policies of the institution, its partners, and all relevant regulatory bodies. The Director also oversees the hiring and evaluation of instructors to ensure they demonstrate the instructional skills and expertise needed to provide CE programs.

The Director is responsible for the overall management of Continuing Education operations and its budget with the purpose of generating revenue for Continuing Education and UFV through its programs and contract-training initiatives. The Director supervises and provides leadership and guidance to the program manager, program coordinators, and department assistants. The Director also makes continuation and termination decisions for over 200 contract employees, as needed.


  • A Master’s degree in education, business, or related field, or combination of relevant education, work experience, and community involvement
  • A minimum of 7 years of administrative, supervisory, and leadership experience. Preference for candidates with supervision experience in a unionized environment
  • Proven experience developing and managing continuing education, special interest, and professional development programs at a post-secondary institution. Preference for candidates with experience in continuing education and post-secondary programming
  • Proven experience establishing partnerships and working with community organizations and businesses
  • Proven experience identifying, directing, and managing projects related to the design, development, and delivery of training programs that meet the needs of the community, businesses, and/or organizations
  • Proven experience developing workshops and/or educational training programs
  • Proven experience writing proposals and making presentations
  • Proficient in business planning, marketing, financial administration, and program implementation
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, highly developed and persuasive interpersonal skills
  • A strong record of initiating and stewarding external relationships with potential clients and stakeholder groups
  • Solid time-management skills and organizational, as well as, budgeting and financial management skills
  • Proven ability in contract negotiations
  • Outstanding computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Excellent research skills with ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations
  • Demonstrated leader and entrepreneur with the ability to act as part of a senior management team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, initiative and attention to detail
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually; handle conflicting and multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies; think creatively and react to opportunities and challenges, and develop and increase existing and new revenue streams to increase profitability
  • Team player with an aptitude for working in a collegial and collaborative environment and the ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with internal and external contacts
  • Consummate professional with an ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy under stressful circumstances
  • Ability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 6, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Cover letter and resume are to be submitted using MS Word; PDF cover letters and resumes will not be reviewed.

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications referring to Posting #2019.259 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554            Fax: (604) 854-1538           Website:
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