Open executive Job in Academic & University Executive Director, Continuing Education + Professional Development

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community? ACAD is looking for an energetic and innovative Executive
Director, Continuing Education + Professional Development who is ready for a challenge.

This position comes at a significant
time for the department as it seeks to implement a new vision for enhancing the continuing education and professional development
initiatives. This evolution provides a significant opportunity for someone with vision and business development acumen to lead the
development of new programming that will position the School for sustainable growth.


leading centre of education and research since 1926, ACAD energizes art and design in Canada and internationally. We engage the world,
create possibilities, and connect with brilliant minds in all corners of the globe.

Above all, we are passionate about art and
design and the people who create it.

Calgary is our home base – a vibrant, cosmopolitan urban centre, a safe and friendly
atmosphere, and outstanding potential for adventure in nearby mountain parks.

We hope you will join us at ACAD (where
creativity matters).

About Continuing Education + Professional Development at ACAD

The School of Continuing
Education + Professional Development is a revenue generating professional education enterprise designed to serve learners of all ages and
backgrounds in the region. The School has three key goals: to generate revenue, to engage the broader community, and to draw students into
our full-time day programming.

Continuing Education + Professional Development programs will be in alignment with overall
teaching and learning activities at ACAD, and it is expected that the Executive Director will establish positive partnerships with faculty
and staff, business, industry, government, educational, and cultural sector communities to enhance the College and the portfolio’s brand and
reputation. They will increase partner involvement and sponsorship, and meet the needs of students and potential employers. Managing a small
team, the Executive Director will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and is a results-based leader with superb management and business
development skills.

The Opportunity

(Competition # 1718-JL-MP-02)

The new Executive
Director will take responsibility for strategy and business development, program administration, annual business plans and budget
development, relationship building, human resource management, marketing, and market research. They will also oversee the development of
market driven programming; championing new programs through the approval process and supervising the development, management, promotion, and
quality control of programs to meet targets. Continuing Education + Professional Development programs will drive innovation for the College
and reflect a full spectrum of programs aimed at lifelong learners. This includes non-credit courses/programs/workshops/seminars; credit and
professional certificates; diplomas, and on-line/blended program delivery.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field with current knowledge of research in the field of education preferred
  • A minimum of
    five years of progressively senior administration experience in a related field within an entrepreneurial education service provision
  • A strong record of initiating and stewarding external and internal relationships with potential clients and stakeholder
  • A proven record in revenue generation, preferably with educational program development with diverse constituencies from
    public, private and non-profit sectors
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, strategic partnerships and new business opportunities
    and planning in a post-secondary setting. Experience with online and digital educational services is an asset.
  • Proven experience in
    business planning, marketing and financial administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively
    with a wide range of internal and external communities and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor staff
  • Ability to manage conflicting multiple and conflicting priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational
    and time-management skills
  • Must be highly competent in the use of office software such as Word and Excel.

How to

Please submit applications via our careers page (

). The application must include a cover letter and a current CV. Applications must be submitted in a
single PDF document. Please visit ACAD’s How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

of applications will begin on July 24th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

information about the College is available on our website at

ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those
who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for
consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given

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