Dean, Continuing Education and Extension

The Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension at Mount Royal University has been providing relevant, practical and strategic personal and professional development programs and courses for 71 years. Its current operation sees over 30,000 registrants annually in a variety of fields, including business, entrepreneurship, information technology, environment, corporate training, fine arts and health and community development. The faculty is responsive to new and emerging industries. For instance, in the fall of 2018, the Faculty introduced the Cannabis Education Program in partnership with the continuing and professional studies division of B.C.’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

The Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension includes the renowned Mount Royal Conservatory in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Established in 1910, the Conservatory has been inspiring creativity and excellence in the performing arts for more than 100 years, making a vital contribution to the cultural fabric of Calgary, Alberta and Canada. It offers a broad range of credit-free, personal development and general interest courses in all areas of music, speech arts and drama instruction for people of all ages and levels of development and serves over 5,000 students every year through direct instruction and welcomes tens of thousands more people to a wide array of public performances.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean, Continuing Education and Extension is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Faculty and is a member of Deans’ Council. The Dean is responsible for providing strong leadership and vision in the articulation and implementation of the Faculty’s evolving strategic plan in alignment with the mission and vision of Mount Royal University. The Dean oversees non-credit programs, budgeting and community engagement initiatives and promotes innovative practice in Continuing Education and Extension while ensuring the success of the Faculty by developing strategies to encourage new or increased contributions. This Faculty has a very diverse program mix which requires an entrepreneurial, creative and innovative academic administrator who can continue to build upon its many strengths including The Conservatory, programming focused in community, health, education, business and professional education, upgrading, occupational programs and more. Furthermore, this position offers dynamic and fulfilling work as part of a team-oriented and respectful workplace.

As the ideal candidate, you have proven academic leadership abilities and business acumen and demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively within and outside the University. You are committed to education for all learners, future-oriented, experienced in the continuing education community, dedicated to and appreciative of the Arts, and able to build strong partnerships across campus and in the community to further the mission of the Faculty and Mount Royal University. You are a dynamic and innovative leader and will bring experience and success as an academic administrator. A graduate degree is required, and a Ph.D. would be considered a significant asset.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank or Jason Ozon at 902-421-9849. If you already know that this is the right position for you, please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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