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14 Mar 2018

Executive Management Vice President, Education & Training

Aurora CollegeFort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Vice President, Education & Training

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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

Located in Fort Smith and reporting to the President, Aurora College, the Vice President, Education and Training (VP, E&T), as the chief academic and policy head for the Education and Training Division, provides the overall leadership and management of the division, its faculty, staff and programs, college-wide. The VP, E&T ensures that academic excellence and integrity govern all elements of the division’s work, fosters an environment that is consistent with principles of adult learning, and is respectful of the many cultures and communities of the Northwest Territories. The incumbent establishes short and long term plans for the division which flow from Aurora College strategic plans; ensures that full academic library services are provided to students, faculty, and staff; creates processes and procedures for the on-going monitoring, evaluation and renewal of all programs as well as the establishment of new programming; ensures academic standards are maintained and innovation and technology is incorporated as appropriate.

Aurora College uses a multi-campus delivery model that the VP, E&T ensures is fully embraced at all levels of programming college-wide. The VP, E&T leads the negotiation of agreements with other post-secondary institutions and ensures all aspects of such agreements are adhered to and all resulting partnerships are positive and productive. Other duties include supervising staff and managing a budget of $13.5 million.

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities would be acquired through the completion of a Post Graduate Degree in Education with ten (10) years progressive experience in post-secondary academic positions including: Instructor, Program Head, and Chair.

Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel to by road (winter roads) or by small aircraft to the three campuses or smaller communities which can occur at any time of year. When travelling to communities, the incumbent must be prepared to live and work in a variety of conditions for short periods.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $126,185.00 to $180,258.00 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,167.00.


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.

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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15256

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

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

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