Associate Vice President, Student Experience

  • Full Time
  • Lethbridge
  • 150 - 200

Lethbridge College

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To request an Opportunity Profile and learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Sarah Norgard at [email protected].

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Associate Vice President, Student Experience
Appointment Type Full-time Continuing
Position Dates Full-Time Continuing
Hours per week/FTE 35
About the Position

The Associate Vice President (AVP) occupies a key leadership position within Lethbridge College, reporting directly to the Vice President Academic and Research. As a prominent member of both Deans’ Council and the College Leadership Council (CLC), the AVP’s role is integral to setting strategic direction and providing administrative leadership that nurtures an ecosystem of academic excellence, comprehensive student support, and continuous innovation. The AVP plays a critical role in the cohesive management and integration of diverse yet interconnected areas-recruitment, advising, registrar, student services, academic support, scholarly activity, program quality assurance, and faculty development-ensuring a unified approach that champions collaboration and drives excellence throughout the institution. The AVP works collaboratively with stakeholders, including senior leadership, management, faculty, staff, and Lethbridge College Student Association (LCSA) to support a high quality, holistic educational experience for all students in all LC academic programs.

The AVP currently has several direct reports:

  • Dean, Student Affairs
  • Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation
  • Registrar
  • Associate Dean, Youth Initiatives

Position Details

The AVP’s responsibilities span across a broad spectrum of critical functions designed to enhance the educational landscape of the college, including:

  • Youth Initiatives: Oversee the implementation and expansion of our innovative youth initiatives as vital pathways for high school students.
  • Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM): Strategically guiding the institution’s enrollment strategies to attract and retain a diverse student body, including international and utilizing date and analytics to align efforts with the college’s growth and diversity objectives.
  • Registrar: Advising, recruitment, registration, systems and procedures.
  • Student Conduct: Oversight of policy, procedures and operations relate to academic and non-academic misconduct.
  • Academic Support and Library Services: Ensuring students and faculty have access to robust academic resources and support services, making the library a pivotal resource for research and learning.
  • Testing Services: Facilitating comprehensive testing services that meet the diverse needs of all students, ensuring a fair and conducive assessment environment.
  • Accessibility Services: Ensuring accessibility for all students by providing tailored support and accommodation to meet our increasingly diverse student needs.
  • Digital Learning and Emerging Technologies: Driving the integration of digital learning tools and emerging technologies into the curriculum, enhancing teaching methods and student learning experiences.
  • Emerging Learning Models: Evaluating and adopting modern pedagogical approaches, such as blended learning, micro-credentials, project-based learning, and online education platforms, to enhance student engagement and prepare students for success in a rapidly changing global job market.
  • Indigenous Services: Promoting culturally responsive services and support for Indigenous students, fostering an inclusive educational environment that respects and honors diverse cultures and histories.
  • Health and Wellness: Overseeing programs and initiatives that support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of students, fostering a healthy and supportive campus community.
  • Career Services: Providing career counselling, job search assistance, and networking opportunities with potential employers, preparing students for success beyond graduation.
  • Curriculum Design: Leading the development and ongoing refinement of the curriculum at both course and program levels, ensuring relevancy and rigour to meet the evolving needs of students and industries.
  • Program Quality Assurance: Implementing rigorous quality assurance processes, including adherence to Alberta Quality Council standards, to maintain and enhance the educational standards of all programs offered by the college.
  • Faculty Development: Prioritizing the continuous professional growth of faculty through targeted development programs, workshops, and seminars that emphasize pedagogical innovation, curriculum design, and the integration of technology in teaching.

Required Qualifications


  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline.
  • A commensurate combination of education and experience.


  • 8 to 10 years of progressive senior management roles within a college environment.
  • Strong background in policy development and budget management.
  • Experience in leading, developing, and supporting staff, and managing organizational change.
  • Familiarity with complex, multi-union environments and educational practices.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
  • Proficiency in initiating and managing change effectively.
  • A positive relationship-builder with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with students and with a wide range of internal and external key parties locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Willing to invest in the expeditious and judicious resolution of student issues and challenges.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in educational leadership as well as educational practices, issues and trends. Attuned to current developments in student support.
  • Demonstrated awareness, understanding and support for student health and well-being principles, initiatives and frameworks.
  • A proven track record of leading cross-functional teams in planning and review budget development, academic organization and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant change, mentor and develop others, and engage in a broad range of people in pursuit of organizational vision and goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or EdD preferred.

Salary $158,165 to $173,808; commensurate with education and experience.
Working Here

Land Acknowledgement

Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge College is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Siksikaitsitapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples who call Blackfoot territory their home to disclose as such when submitting applications.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Lethbridge College, we know we all benefit when the rich diversity of our campus community is fully represented, and all students and employees are included. We are committed to identifying and overcoming systemic barriers that impede individuals from underrepresented groups. We are ready to work together to ensure Lethbridge College is a place where all individuals feel valued for their unique perspectives, skills, and contributions and are afforded equal opportunities to participate in learning, research, and innovation.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, and age.

Why choose Lethbridge and Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College is learner-focused, with an emphasis on experiential and flexible learning experiences and work-integrated learning.

We have a strong connection to our community and the land. We also promote a work environment that supports professional development and employee wellness, including flexible work arrangements and schedules that allow for work-life balance. In addition, we prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of our campus community.

Lethbridge advantages

Lethbridge offers a relatively low cost of living, with mild winters and sun-filled summers. Outdoor adventures await you in the city’s vast park systems and river valley, and we’re located just an hour and 20 minutes from the mountains. Enjoy the advantages of small-city life while accessing the amenities of a larger city, including arts and culture, sport and recreational facilities, and year-round family-friendly events.

We Offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits program, including flexible health and wellness spending accounts
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Generous vacation time, including extended break at Christmas
  • Free tuition for continuing employees taking LC courses and 50% discount for spouse and dependents
  • Free gym membership
  • On-campus clinic
  • Professional development opportunities

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P24-00569
Open Date 04/29/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To request an Opportunity Profile and learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Sarah Norgard at [email protected].

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * * Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident?

  • Yes
  • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents * Cover Letter

  • Resume
  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents * Letter of Recommendation