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Mount Royal University

Program Director, Business and Professional Education



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Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University has built a reputation on a strong, liberal education foundation. Our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for our students.

We are a community of engaged citizens, providing personalized, experiential and outcome-based learning in an environment of inclusion, diversity and respect. Through our focus on teaching and learning informed by scholarship, we are preparing our graduates for success in their careers and lives.

Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 31 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 60 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 11,000 credit and nearly 23,000 extension students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Our faculty provide a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience. Our management team provides leadership throughout the University, and inspires others at all levels to be leaders in their own important sectors.

In support of our students, and in response to our broader community, we know that investing in our employees benefits the University as a whole. Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. Our faculty, staff and management are united in creating a thriving learning environment for our students.

Mount Royal University is an exceptional community focused on our people.

Job Description

Program Director, Business and Professional Education

Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension


Full-Time, Replacement-Term to June 30, 2018


Competition Number: 9418ES

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina nations, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. By fostering an inclusive learning environment that values and respects Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, Mount Royal University is dedicated to providing an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

The Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension provides personal and professional development courses and programs for over 40,000 registrants annually and is committed to learner success and satisfaction.

As the Program Director, Business and Professional Education, you will be accountable for developing a strategy and a vision for the overall area of responsibilities, including: market assessment and planning, program development, coordinating, and supervising a comprehensive, financially self-supporting Continuing Education and Extension portfolio.  In addition, the individual will also oversee the Business Development unit and lead sales and business development staff to identify new opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The individual is also responsible for supervision of support staff, budget planning and monitoring, and is adept at working with other University academic and service departments.



  • Build and maintain partnerships internally and externally.
  • Resolve instructor and student issues and concerns that are elevated from the Program Coordinator and Program Administrator levels.
  • Develop and monitor the budget and resolve discrepancies.
  • Create and monitor contracts and agreements.
  • Research and develop new courses, programs, initiatives and establish procedures, guidelines and expectations.
  • Ensure that excellent adult education principles are incorporated into program curriculum, teaching styles and day-to-day operations.
  • Lead and supervise staff.
  • Recruit, hire and train staff.



  • Master’s degree in Adult Education or a related field and 5 years’ related Management experience. A PhD is considered an asset. 
  • Experience in budget planning is a definite asset.  
  • Adept at working with other University academic and service departments.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent leadership, communication, organization, project management, and team building skills. 


Closing Date:                      March 16, 2017


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Posting Date: 23-Feb-2017Management Contract, Full-Time 12 months Open 1 ASAP
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