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Posted on: June 1, 2020
Deadline: June 12, 2020
Grade: N/A


This posting represents a one-year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), the incumbent analyses FAS practices and goals and recommends and implements strategic initiatives for positioning the Faculty and for improvements of processes within the FAS administration. He/she provides strategic advice and confidential information to the Dean and to other senior members of the decanal team.

Primary responsibilities

  • Work closely with upper management and executives to help make key budgeting and strategic academic decisions; evaluate current practices and make suggestions to cut costs and increase revenue by developing solutions for problems in these areas.
  • Investigate, collect, and supply key information on local and international competitor practices and higher education sector; analyze what works and what does not work for competitors to help FAS employs successful tactics and avoid pitfalls.
  • Monitor higher education local and international trends and advise on means to adjust to changing conditions that affect goals and end-result; identify key markets in which FAS should be involved and manages the change to be successful.
  • Analyze current FAS’ goals and direction and ensure that practices align with the objectives; recommend initiatives to improve practices.
  • Promote internal change campaigns to notify employees of changes and engender buy-in from critical personnel.
  • Identify and develop strategies to help leverage critical capabilities
  • Write business documents and reports to show progress towards established goals.
  • Analyze current goals and direction and ensure that practices align with FAS objectives; lead initiatives to improve practices and adjust goals and mission to increase performance and market share.


  • Master’s degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities such as but not exclusive to business administration, business analytics, management or a similar area and four to seven years of related work experience.
  • Coaching or Certified Management Consultant (CMC) training is desirable.
  • International network in higher education; understanding of higher education funding system in Québec are assets.
  • Display strong analytical, time management, collaboration and communication skills;
  • Detail-oriented forward thinker who is familiar with all stages of project management and is adept at working with teams of diverse professionals, such as managers, faculty staff and other consultants;
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English, able to write fluently and persuasively on sensitive and complex topics; good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French, able to give and understand descriptions that may involve complicated details; able to support opinions.
  • Strong presentation and creative skills;
  • Ability to analyze Faculty operations and projects; understand corporate goals and objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge of market research and ability to implement strategic solutions programs and practices.


$120,703- $ 140,002 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by June 12, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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