Director of Student Experience | Mount Allison

Director of Student Experience

Opportunity type:
Position title:
Director of Student Experience
Supervisor's title:
Vice-President, International and Student Affairs
Posted date:
October 24, 2022

Position description

Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world to Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison has one of the most beautiful university campuses in Canada and is home to approximately 2300 students. The University offers seven undergraduate degree programs and more than 50 programs of study. The University has been ranked Canada's #1 undergraduate university by Maclean’s Magazine more times than any other university, a record that reflects the combined efforts of faculty, students, and staff. Mount Allison provides a unique experience for students, one with direct access to leading researchers and instructors in the smaller-sized classroom, studio, and lab settings. Students are encouraged to become well-rounded graduates and citizens through inter-disciplinary degree programs and by becoming involved in numerous groups, clubs, and co-curricular activities based on campus and in the local community. Throughout its history 55 Mount Allison students have earned Rhodes Scholarships, and the University counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural, educational, and community leaders among its graduates.

Reporting to the Vice-President, International and Student Affairs and as a senior member of an essential Student Affairs team, the Director of Student Experience has the overall responsibility of providing effective vision, leadership, management, administration, and coordination of a robust student life portfolio. The Director is tasked with providing strategic direction and operational leadership that promotes student engagement, retention, inclusion, diversity, and internationalization, as well as positive residence life experience and off- campus liaison.

As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned and strategic student affairs professional and are an experienced administrative leader. You are well versed in current trends and initiatives within the student affairs realm across the country and beyond and you are always seeking out new, innovative ways to enhance the student experience. You are an exceptional communicator, collaborator and people leader and you have proven your ability to inspire, engage and support your team, your colleagues and students alike. Positivity, authenticity and high integrity are hallmarks of your leadership. You actively strive to build and foster inclusive communities and you authentically engage with equity deserving communities, including black, indigenous, people of colour and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.

Most importantly, you sincerely love working with students and the buzz of a busy university campus energizes you to no end. You are enthusiastic about working with student leadership teams and student government as well as collaborating with colleagues across your institution and with community partners to foster strong relationships and advance the goals of your institution. You believe in the deep, intrinsic value and impact an exceptional student experience and are excited by this opportunity to play a key leadership role at an institution that shares your deep commitment to creating positive, safe, welcoming and educational experiences for all students.

Mount Allison acknowledges that it is located within the territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq. Mount Allison’s relationship and privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1752. Because of this treaty relationship it is to be acknowledged that members of the Mount Allison community are all Treaty people and have a responsibility to respect this territory.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply online at For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Daniella Sam at, Andrea Forbes-Hurley at or Erin MacDonald at

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