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22 Feb 2018

Management Director, Yellowknife North Slave Campus

Aurora CollegeYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Job Description

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Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

Job Information

The Director, Yellowknife North Slave Campus position is located in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Vice President, Student Affairs in Fort Smith as one of four leaders in the Student Services Division along with the Director, Thebacha Campus (in Fort Smith); Director, Aurora Campus (in Inuvik); and Registrar (in Fort Smith). The incumbent is accountable for numerous budgets totaling approximately $3.5M. The incumbent leads and provides direct supervision to 4 full-time positions including the Student Success Coordinator; Counsellor; Student Life and Wellness Coordinator; and Residence Life Officer. The Director also provides day to day functional administrative oversight to 2 full-time positions in the Office of the Registrar. The incumbent further provides direct and indirect supervision of other part-time and casual staff as required including custodians, maintenance workers, tutors and student workers. The Director provides non-supervisory leadership and management of approximately 55 staff at YKNS Campus for areas such as campus planning, student community building, student support programming, cultural inclusion, Occupational Health and Safety, facility use/maintenance, etc.

The Director, Yellowknife North Slave Campus annually supports approximately 200 full-time students and 800 part-time students. The incumbent is responsible for establishing a campus community of students, faculty and staff that is student-centred, culturally inclusive and supports the academic and non-academic success of adult learners. The Director oversees the research (theoretical and applied), program planning, program administration and monitoring of support programs without which student dropout rates would increase and student completion rates would decrease. The incumbent has a direct impact in the health and well-being of students and in some cases has an impact on life saving approaches to intervention and support for students (ex. suicide interventions and family violence supports).

The Director leads and coordinates the Campus Management Team, comprised of 17 managers and coordinators, focused on developing a collaborative and collegial approach to setting and achieving campus-based goals related to a healthy and positive college campus community. As the lead of the Campus Management Team, the incumbent creates collaboration between managers and leaders located at YKNS Campus including the Vice President, Community and Extensions; Chair, School of Health and Human Services; Finance Manager; several Senior Instructors; and others. Without this coordination and leadership, the staff at YKNS Campus would not be able to effectively deliver post-secondary education programs and adult students would not be able to achieve their career goals.

The Director also oversees all aspects of facility operations (campus and residence) and Occupational Health and Safety for approximately 55 full-time staff, 1000 students and the public who access campus facilities such as the library. Without this, Aurora College students and staff would not be able to attend classes in a safe, secure and clean campus and students would not be able to live in affordable, safe and clean student residences.

The duties of the position are carried out in accordance with the Aurora College Act; Aurora College Strategic and Business Plans; Aurora College bylaws, policies and procedures; the UNW Collective Agreement; the Financial Administration Act; the NWT Human Rights Act; and other GNWT legislation, regulations and policies.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Master’s Degree in Education or Adult Education.
  • Five years’ experience as a successful manager in an educational institution.
  • Five years’ experience working in facility planning and management.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of risk management and emergency response planning.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and experience within student services, student success, retention, resiliency and support models for post-secondary students.
  • Extensive knowledge of working with Northern Aboriginal peoples and communities

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15147

Closing Date: March 7, 2018 – 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Job Description: View full job description

Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Management.

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