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Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Academic Success

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Beedie School of Business


Simon Fraser University

Date Posted:

May 22 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

The Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Academic Success is accountable for leading, directing and overseeing the Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Programs which includes oversight of the Academic Advising and Curriculum units.


The Associate Director directs and guides the planning, approval and assessment of Senate-approved curricular programs and courses as well as co-curricular programs, scholarships and services for all Beedie Undergraduate students. As a part of the senior leadership team, participates in setting and meeting the operational goals and objectives of the Undergraduate Programs and Student Services. The position is responsible for the development of performance measures and benchmarks to assess program effectiveness. The position oversees administrative, financial, and human resource management delivery and development and ensures continuous improvement.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and have received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Colleen Stevenson


Required Qualifications


Master’s degree in Business Administration, Education or a related field and five years of related management experience, which includes direct experience in co-curriculum and/or curriculum design, student development and retention, academic advising and/or student services, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Excellent knowledge of best practices in curriculum design and implementation, including assessment strategies. Excellent knowledge of student development theories and best practices. Good knowledge of data analysis including compiling and identifying appropriate data, methods of data analysis, and reporting of results, implications, and recommendations. Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, diversity, gender, race, ethnicity, aboriginal, sexual identity and socio-economic issues; knowledge of the needs of a diverse student body, including the needs of students with disabilities and multi-faith communities. Excellent planning and team management skills; Excellent supervisory and mentorship skills. Excellent financial administration, analytical, problem solving, and organization skills. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) with the ability to influence key stakeholders. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and conflict management skills. Excellent knowledge of University policies and regulations related to curriculum, academic advising, enrollment management and student services. Proficient in the use of database report design, standard office, and content management applications (e.g., Word, Excel, FileMaker, eLive, Canvas, CQ5). Proficient in the use of enterprise level information management systems, including constituent relationship management (CRM) systems, and the ability to create and modify effective business objectives, processes and functions that support the integration of student services within a Faculty and/or outside. Ability to arrange suitable transportation to various work locations.

Preferred Qualifications

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