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Quality Assurance Lead

Application Procedure:

Only applications received electronically via the Northwestern Polytechnic website will be considered.

All applicants must submit a cover letter, and a unofficial copy of the most recent transcript showing courses related to this position. Include a copy of any other pertinent post-graduate education or certification.

We review all applications to select candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. For general inquiries, please contact HR at

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Job Duties

Under the direction of the Director, Institutional Planning and Research, the Quality Assurance Lead is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, and completion of quality assurance assessments related to program review and services provided to students. In support of evidence-based evaluations, the position will assist service-related departments in the design of appropriate key performance metrics, they conduct evaluation research, the reporting of results, and the formulation of short- and long-term recommendations. The position will assist the academic department in the successful completion of the program review process, optimizing, and improving, and aligning the process to CAQC standards. The Quality Assurance Lead will also coordinate activities within the institutional research department with respect to key accountability requirements, survey cycles, and data governance compliance. Fulfilling these responsibilities requires a broad range of research, evaluation, and project management skills.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will have completed a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business or Management, or related field. The bachelor’s degree must include courses in evaluation methodology, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and descriptive statistics. In addition, a minimum of two years of relevant experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a certification in Project Management (PMP or similar) and/or program evaluation (e.g. Credentialed Evaluator or similar).

Institution Description

Northwestern Polytechnic, Canada’s newest polytechnic, aspires to be the most entrepreneurial polytechnic in Canada by 2034. We are recruiting individuals who spark creativity, drive innovation, are highly engaged and are eager to embrace our core values: innovation & responsiveness. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, one who is willing to turn risk into opportunity, Northwestern is your employer of choice. A recently aligned strategic plan identifies 1, 3, 5, and 10-year goals, tactics and actions that will ensure Canada’s newest polytechnic will be the most entrepreneurial in Canada. 


NWP offers lifelong learning opportunities through professional development & wellness programs, a competitive salary and compensation package and a student-centered culture that is vital to our community. Consider joining Canada’s newest polytechnic, committed to be the most entrepreneurial polytechnic by 2034.
Application Due Date: 2023-03-31
Job Start Date: 2023-04-03
Salary: $64176 - $91260
City: Grande Prairie
State/Province/Region: OTHER
Institution: Northwestern Polytechnic
Reports To: Director, Institutional Planning and Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Institutional Planning and Research

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