Vice-President, External Affairs - Competition ID: 788
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About Kwantlen Polytechnic University
At Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) we combine academic excellence with practical, hands-on and experiential learning opportunities that prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers, while also providing them with the critical understanding necessary for good citizenship.
We ensure that our graduates are prepared for a lifetime of learning and re-learning so they can adapt to the fast pace of change in the workplace and in society at large.
Located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, KPU offers a diverse range of credentials – including certificates, citations, diplomas and bachelor’s degrees – designed to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. We offer work-integrated and service learning, connections to business and industry, and a supportive learning environment.
Our post-baccalaureate and graduate diplomas further enhance opportunities for working professionals to augment their knowledge and skills.
With programs in Arts, Business, Science and Horticulture, Health, Design, Trades and Technology, English language studies, adult upgrading and qualifying studies, KPU has proudly served the South Fraser Region of the Lower Mainland since 1981.
KPU has five campuses: three in Surrey, and one each in Richmond and Langley, with nearly 1,500 employees and over 20,000 students.
KPU is seeking a Vice-President, External Affairs (VPEA). The VPEA leads the development and implementation of a wide-ranging portfolio that supports and enhances the University’s reputation in the wider community. This includes developing and implementing strategies to support government relations, alumni relations, broad community engagement and philanthropic efforts in alignment with the University’s Strategic Vision and Academic Plan along with the communication strategies that support these efforts, both internally and externally. A key member of the University Executive, the VPEA is an advisor to the President on matters of strategic importance, engaging in executive-level decisions and leadership regarding the direction, development and management of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The VPEA provides vision and leadership in issues management, fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement, government relations, including Indigenous communities, business and industry relations, external and internal communications, communications and media relations, marketing, and the coordination of major public events across KPU.
The CEO of the KPU Foundation, in consultation with the Executive Committee and appropriate committee chairs, has authority and is responsible for developing policies, goals, initiatives and strategies for approval by the Board. The CEO has authority and is responsible for implementing, administering and monitoring the approved policies, goals, initiatives and strategies and is accountable to and for reporting to the Board periodically and not less than annually to the Members on the foregoing.
Who are we looking for?
KPU is a multi-campus institution, frequent travel between campuses will be required.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.
For inquiries or recommendations related to this position, please contact:
Human Resources Business Partner
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What education & experience should you have?
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