Director of Administration

Position Description:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Learning and Teaching, the Director Administration is a member of the Senior Management Team of the AVPLT office who works collaboratively with the Senior Management Team within the AVPLT portfolio, to manage fiscal and human resources in the Office of the AVPLT, direct the communication strategy, and provide administrative leadership for the AVPLT portfolio of units.The position oversees portfolio-wide operations involving planning; budgeting and cost control; as well as developing and facilitating the implementation of strategic plans, goals and objectives, and communication of same. The position of Director Administration, Learning and Teaching requires a commitment to the learning and teaching mandate and mission of Simon Fraser University, the ability to analyze complex issues and implement resolution plans using facilitation and consensus building (and/or tact and diplomacy) and the desire to model a high level of personal and professional integrity.


  • Master’s Degree and 5 years of related experience which includes financial administration, communications, policy and planning, human resource management and senior post-secondary administration OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical reasoning, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent financial administration and human resource management skills.
  • Good understanding of long-range planning and policy processes.
  • Ability to think independently and creatively.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, exercise judgment, initiative and discretion involving sensitive matters.
  • Skilled in project and event management including working with project teams.
  • Ability to function effectively in a consultative decision-making environment.

How to apply:

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