Vice President, Finance and Administration

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Northwestern Polytechnic (formerly GPRC)

Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Northwestern Polytechnic has embarked on moving forward as Alberta’s newest Polytechnic.  The name, was chosen to reflect the history and potential in the distinct communities surrounding the institution’s two signature campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie.  The official designation enables the post-secondary to optimize its focus on the needs of the region.  Northwestern Polytechnic will continue to offer and expand programs in the School of Skilled Trades, along with other quality higher learning options through the Schools of Business, Health, and Education, and Applied Science and Technology. 

These are truly exciting times in both our institution and the province’s history!!

Northwestern Polytechnic offers something for everyone with a variety of educational options including university transfer; diploma and certificate programs; apprenticeship and pre-employment trades training; and adult high school equivalency completion. Our credit programs include the areas of Liberal Arts, Science, Education, Physical Education, Nursing, Human Services, Fine Arts, Business, Technology, Academic Upgrading, Trades and Technical training, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. We also offers baccalaureate degrees and master degrees in collaboration with universities.

Northwestern Polytechnic is dedicated to providing learners with access to high quality and diverse lifelong learning opportunities, and to the responsible educational, fiscal and environmental stewardship of resources. It is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported to provide opportunities in post-secondary education in north-western Alberta. NWP operates under the Post-Secondary Learning Act and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Province of Alberta.

Reporting to the President, and with significant interaction with the Board of Governors, the Vice-President, Finance and Administration is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for NWP. The Vice President, Finance and Administration delivers strategic direction, leadership across the diverse portfolios. The VP will engage leadership and cross-divisional teams to define and implement institutional financial strategies designed to support achievement of organization’s goals, and academic mission to ensure reliable financial infrastructure and services.  As an active member of the Executive Council, the Vice-President Administration is an advocate for the most effective and efficient use of fiscal and capital resources while fulfilling the institution’s ability to carry out its mission and strategic planning initiative.

As the successful candidate, you will have at minimum, a bachelor’s degree with a focus in commerce or a relevant field, with a requisite number of years of progressive experience leading a diverse function in a complex organization. A professional accounting and/or MBA designations will be considered significant asset. You will have sound business acumen, a strategic mindset, and strong knowledge and experience in finance best practices and commercial standards. With advanced interpersonal skills, you have proven yourself as a leader and can be highly collaborative and communicative.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Samantha Chiu at

Grande Prairie Regional College / Northwestern Polytechnic supports equity, diversity, and inclusion, and is an equitable opportunity employer.

Should you need any accommodations for physical or cognitive disabilities during the recruitment process, please notify Boyden and we will be happy to assist.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.