Dean, School of Access and Continuing Education
College of New Caledonia
NATURE & SCOPE:
You will work collaboratively to provide strategic leadership to the portfolio and the programs contained within, serving as the primary representative of the portfolio to other departments and external bodies.
You will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners.
You will promote a positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.
The major duties of the post are:
Providing strategic leadership in the development and operation of the portfolio, and particularly in:
Developing and implementing (in consultation with the Senior Educational Leadership Council) long-term academic and management plans and policies, incorporating a coherent set of objectives for teaching. This will include the production of a multi-year rolling plan for operational and strategic priorities;
Developing, planning, and managing human resources for the portfolio within a College-wide framework, including recruitment, training and development, and career development of staff;
Fostering and facilitating a supportive environment and ethos for intra- and inter-portfolio collaboration and external collaborations work. This will include ensuring that the portfolio explores new markets and responds to them;
Working with other members of the senior management team to promote the College’s Strategic and Academic Plans.
Shaping and be responsible for controlling the portfolio budget within the funding constraints set during the budget-setting cycle, including:
Informing the allocation of funding between member departments
Reporting regularly to Executive and internal designated bodies
Acting as the reporting officer for the portfolio and providing financial accountability to the College. This will include agreeing on targets for income and expenditure with the Vice President Academic or designated departments.
Managing and developing the staff in the portfolio, including:
Recruiting and selecting staff within policy and collective agreement guidelines
Career development in accordance with institutional policies and procedures and collective agreement guidelines.
Acting as an advocate for the portfolio and ensuring its views are represented to officers and committees in the College.
Working towards fulfilling the requirements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the British Columbia Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
Promoting the portfolio externally.
Serving on College councils, committees, and working groups as necessary.
Facilitating portfolio-level enterprise activities, including development of commercial opportunities to develop externally funded projects in conjunction with other Deans, Associate Deans, Directors, Regional Principals, and the Vice-President Academic.
Support innovation, experimentation, and risk taking in both new and ongoing programs and services, while promoting a culture of continuous improvement in all programs and services.
Develops partnership arrangements with business/industry and community groups through program/service advisory committees, agreements and projects.
Skills & Qualifications
Earned graduate degree in a relevant field of study;
Minimum five year’s managerial experience and three years of post-secondary teaching experience; a combination of other experience may be considered;
Experience promoting a positive work atmosphere demonstrating mutual respect;
Understanding of the system, philosophy, and mandate of colleges in British Columbia;
Experience with Aboriginal Education in a college context;
Exceptional judgment, accountability, decision making and problem solving skills;
Ability to apply risk-management assessments to decision making;
Experience administering collective agreements.
$106,356 - $141,808 per year
Posting Number 23-021AP
Desired Start Date
Number of Hours per week 37.5