Director of Work Integrated Learning and English Language Centre - Student Experience Hub
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
UPEI is seeking a collaborative, strategic, and creative leader to serve as Director of Work Integrated Learning & English Language Centre. Reporting to the Associate Vice-President of Students and Registrar, the Director of Work Integrated Learning & English Language Centre is responsible for the strategic leadership and successful management of three units: the English Language Centre, the Centre for Career Services and Work Integrated Learning, and the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education. Each of these units supports UPEI’s vision “to be a leader in providing outstanding programs and experiential learning opportunities that enable our students to develop to their full potential in both the classroom and the community.” The incumbent will oversee a team of professionals in providing exemplary support to departments and programs in the development of programming focused on career-engaged learning, community engagement and outreach, and experiential education programs including undergraduate research and international activities.
- Provide program leadership and strategy development to a dynamic team of educators in support of experiential learning opportunities, enabling UPEI students to link their experience with academic learning and theory
- Maintain high academic standards and accountability for non-credit programming
- Source and write proposals to access funding in support of experiential learning
- Seek entrepreneurial opportunities and support staff in the marketing, development, and management of revenue-generating English language and career-skill development programming
- Establish clear goals and objectives for each unit in support of the strategic and academic plans of the University
- Contribute positively to the Dalton Student Experience Hub senior leader team; participate in campus life, committees, and community organizations to engage and build collaborative relations with community partners, employers, and alumni to promote the value of experiential learning
- Evaluate program effectiveness, provide regular reports, and collaborate on initiatives with academic leaders such as Faculty Development Office, Senate Committees, and Deans’ Council
- Collaborate with Island educational institutions and provincial leaders to provide a coherent experiential-learning scaffold for students
- Remain current on trends and developments in experiential learning and federal initiatives in support of experiential learning such as the Future Skills Council and the Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, preference will be given to a candidate with a Masters degree
- Familiarity with the theoretical foundations of experiential learning and education
- Experience in designing and directing experiential learning and outreach opportunities, or in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Education and experience including a focus on evidence-based program planning and evaluation, executing a strategic plan, change management, and issues in higher education and leadership
- Minimum of eight years serving as a leader and manager with demonstrated experience in a role committed to excellence in meeting the needs of students, preferably in a post-secondary environment
- Knowledge and ability to promote and contribute to a more open and diverse campus community
- Strong writing skills with the ability to articulate a vision and formulate an action plan demonstrated experience writing project proposals and reports
- Strong facilitation, communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills; be a team player who can identify common goals and work with a diverse group to move those goals forward
- Ability and confidence to empower others
- Proven project and fiscal management skills; a nimble, creative, strategic thinker with high initiative and pragmatic problem-solving skills who enjoys engaging with people
- Ability to champion a supportive learning environment that facilitates growth and development
Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.
If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.