Strategist & Coordinator, Student Achievement

The vision of CPA Atlantic School of Business is creating future CPAs as global business and accounting professionals

The Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) credential is the pre-eminent, globally respected business and accounting designation. It represents highly qualified professionals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of accounting, ethics and best business practices.

On behalf of the CPA profession, CPA Atlantic School of Business attracts, educates, and develops future globally respected business and accounting professionals. CPA Atlantic School has the mandate of delivering the nationally developed CPA Certification Program in both official languages for Atlantic Canada and Bermuda by providing a professional, post-baccalaureate, co-operative educational experience. As a registered Private Career College, CPA Atlantic School supports approximately 1800 students and candidates in their journey to becoming chartered professional accountants.

Statement of Primary Purpose and Focus The Strategist & Coordinator, Student Achievement for CPA Atlantic School, located in Halifax, NS, reports to the Director, Program Delivery & Registrar. The Strategist & Coordinator, Student Achievement is primarily responsible for coordinating those critical analytical and reporting activities necessary to support student/candidate achievement in the world class CPA accounting education programs.

As a thinker and a doer, the Strategist & Coordinator, Student Achievement possesses strong analytical and reporting capabilities providing meaningful insights leading to the development and coordination of educational strategies with a particular emphasis on assessments.

Summary of Major Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the senior leadership team on the analysis, research and development of educational support strategies that will positively affect student/candidate achievement in various national CPA assessments including the CPA preparatory courses, CPA Professional Education Program and CPA Common Final Examination

  • Measures and provides deep insight into student/candidate assessment outcomes that are in alignment with the school’s key performance indicators in supporting student/candidate success leading to the development and execution of related strategies

  • Measures the success of supportive education strategies and how they affect student/candidate achievement in all assessments in the CPA education programs

  • Uses strong data management skills, collects, analyzes, and reports on all assessment outcomes on a timely basis to senior leaders, partners and other stakeholders

  • Builds close working relationships with all employees of CPA Atlantic School and with CPA provincial/regional partners

  • Acts as a spokesperson and ambassador for CPA Atlantic School whenever the opportunity presents itself, formally and informally presenting CPA Atlantic School’s mission, programs, and services in a strong, positive, and professional manner

  • As a member of the program delivery team, provides support to the Director, Program Delivery & Registrar with other required tasks, as assigned.

Key Competencies Required for Selection

  • A strategist with strong data analytical and presentation capabilities coupled with proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills, particularly in the area of student outcomes and achievement

  • A Bachelor of Education degree preferably with specialization in student assessments or comparable credential / equivalent years of experience

  • Relevant experience in the education sector would be an asset

  • Possesses an understanding of various forms of education delivery such as on-line distance learning, in-person and blended learning technologies coupled with excellent analytical capabilities in assessing education strategies

  • Knowledgeable in education-related applications such as learning management platforms and registration systems would be an asset

  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be an asset

  • Exceptional organizational capabilities, able to coordinate numerous requirements simultaneously

  • Excellent customer service orientation, supporting cultural diversity

  • Exceptional written/oral communication and presentation skills

  • Proficient in common business applications, database management and analytical tools such as Power BI

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small team environment

  • A team player, hands-on, deadline driven and willing and able to “roll up the sleeves” to get things done.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume directly to:

Human Resources CPA Atlantic School of Business Email:

Application deadline: March 26, 2021 at 5:00pm

We appreciate your interest in our organization. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about CPA Atlantic School of Business, please visit our website:

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