posted on March 22, 2018
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

The Opportunity

Director, Co-operative Education and Career Services

Competition Number 18-56

Are you a dynamic professional with proven leadership skills?  Do you have a keen eye for continuous improvement, transformation and process orientation with demonstrated change management skills?  If so, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) currently has an exciting opportunity for the role of Director, Co-operative Education and Career Services. 

Reporting to the Senior Director, Student Affairs, this position is responsible for leading and growing co-operative education, and the delivery of career development programming and support to all KPU students. The role cultivates and manages strong relationships with employers, government and other external agencies, and provides leadership in support of KPU’s experiential learning and career development efforts.

This position is located on the Surrey campus but frequent travel between campuses will be required.


The Person


The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in a relevant field, plus a minimum of 5 years’ management experience in a post-secondary setting, combined with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, preferably in a post-secondary setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

We are seeking a focused individual to develop and enhance career development and co-operative education programming for KPU students. The successful incumbent possesses significant education and experience related to career education theory and practice, curriculum design, program design, and instructional skills.  S/he is a proven people leader with the ability to drive and manage through change.  The successful incumbent will also possess excellent communication skills, a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and strong conflict resolution skills. 

Please see job description on our website for further information.


The Benefits

The salary range for this position is $79,700-$103,630/year.  In addition, KPU offers a generous vacation entitlement as well as a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, extended health benefits, an annual health care spending account, life insurance, AD&D, and a defined benefit pension plan.  The incumbent will be eligible for professional development opportunities.


How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of B.C.’s Top Employers, please forward your resume, quoting the competition number 18-56  to  A review of candidates will begin on April 16, 2018 however, this position will remain open until filled. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however priority will be given to those legally eligible to work in Canada.



Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.