University of Alberta

Director, Career Education and Coaching

Alberta School of Business - Masters Programs

Competition No.  -    A103033896
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Alberta School of Business is seeking a Director, Career Education & Coaching for our MBA Program. Reporting to the Associate Dean Masters Programs, this position is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and delivering career coaching/career counselling services to MBA students and recent graduates.

The Alberta MBA

The Alberta MBA mission is to be globally recognized as a leading business school; to attract and retain the best qualified diverse MBA students; to deliver exceptional general and specialized business education through excellent research-informed teaching; to prepare students for the global economy; and to graduate high-quality MBA students.  For more information on the MBA program, see

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and managing student intake activities, a comprehensive suite of career development and career coaching programs, and assessing program delivery and success
  • Developing and implementing strategies to integrate employer, community and alumni relations within a framework of readying Alberta MBA students for the transition to full-time employment upon graduation
  • Interacting with corporate partners to assist in the growth and development of corporate partnerships in industry sectors of interest to MBA students for both internships and career positions after graduation
  • Developing and delivering programming based on corporate needs and expectations
  • Supervising MBA Career Advisors and managing the MBA Career Education Centre budget
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders (students, student associations, External Relations, Alumni Relations, Business Career Services, U of A Career Centre) and external stakeholders (employers, alumni, head hunters, colleagues at peer universities, MBA career service vendors, MBA Mentors)

To apply for this exciting opportunity, qualified applicants will possess:

  • An MBA or Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g. Human Resources); certification in HR (CHRP) or Coaching (CCC) is an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years in progressively senior corporate roles with a focus on recruiting, career development, training and development, and executive or leadership development
  • Experience working with adult students
  • An in depth understanding and pragmatic approach to career development and coaching coupled with an understanding and appreciation for corporate needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with a strong emphasis on influencing skills
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of training and development skills, curricula/program design and delivery, presentation skills and an ability to relate well to the highly diverse and demanding communities of students and corporate partners
  • Outstanding organization abilities and customer service skills
  • The ability to work independently, set priorities and work schedules to meet deadlines; demonstrated decision-making skills in a fast-paced, demanding, dynamic environment
  • Tact, discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels of the University and with external stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills; good knowledge of MS Office and an understanding of how to use databases effectively
  • Knowledge of/certification in a variety of career assessment tools

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at and annual salary range commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.