Dean - Media, Culinary, Recreation & Entrepreneurship

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Dean - Media, Culinary, Recreation & Entrepreneurship

Post by HR@Canadore » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:05 am


Canadore College is seeking a proven leader with excellent organizational, administrative and academic skills to join a team of dynamic professionals dedicated to promoting student success and providing innovative, market-driven programs.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academics, the Dean will be accountable for providing senior academic and administrative leadership for the Media, Culinary, Recreation and Entrepreneurship programs and will be a member of the College’s Academic Leadership Team. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing community networks, strategic alliances and partnerships to enhance opportunities for students, create value-added outcomes for business and industry partners and will contribute to advancing teaching, learning, research and discovery and community engagement.

As an ambassador and advocate for the college within and beyond the local community, the Dean will enhance student experience and success and play a central role in supporting the College’s commitment to its 5 Pillars; Student Success, Program and Service Excellence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Connection to Community and Sustainability.

Academic Leadership and Operations
• Develop and map current and future strategic business plans, goals and objectives in line with the College and Academic Strategic Plans
• Provide transformational and visionary academic and administrative leadership to academic, support and administration staff involved in the development and delivery of the courses and programs
• Advocate on behalf of students and staff at the college
• Lead the development of new courses/programs/offerings to assist the college with strategic initiatives, labour market needs and emerging opportunities for international, cross-disciplinary and technology-enabled offerings
• Contribute to the financial well-being of the College through exceptional planning, budget development and administration of the academic programs and services
• Ensure current and future educational needs of students are met by implementing quality assurance processes for programs, including determining the need for the modification of existing courses/programs and the introduction of new courses/programs and delivery modalities
• Promote ventures by forming networks and linkages by developing partnership arrangements with business and community groups through program/service advisory committees, agreements, articulations and memberships in professional, community, academic and business organizations
• Contribute to the development of College policies and operating procedures to meet the needs of students, client groups, community partners, government ministries/agencies

Human, Financial Planning and Management
• Ensure the effective use of fiscal, human and physical resources within the programs through effective budgeting, executive plans, and general administration
• Ensure faculty and staff assignments are consistent with College policies and procedures and collective agreements
• Responsible for faculty teaching and complementary function assignments ensuring equity and fair practice and creating an effective working environment for faculty members, support staff and administrative staff
• Assess staff requirements and ensure high level of staff performance through effective recruiting, training, development and evaluation of staff
• Ensure smooth and positive functioning of the department(s) through identification, mediation, and conflict management
• Provide expertise and advice to faculty, staff and students on academic policies and procedures
• Provide recommendations on financial matters through problem identification including compiling, monitoring and analyzing operating and capital budgets, responding to college-wide financial initiatives
• Plan effective procurement and allocation strategies for both financial and physical resources within the School(s) according to the parameters of college and public sector accountability guidelines
• Facilitate the creation of annual program capital, consumable and financial reports in collaboration with other departments
• Approve professional development and financial expenditures for staff in accordance to college policies

• Master’s Degree in a related discipline is required; Ph.D preferred
• Minimum ten (10) years’ related, progressive work experience and five (5) years in senior leadership roles, preferably in a post-secondary setting; an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and recent related practical experience may be considered
• Demonstrated commitment to flexible learning opportunities and experiential and cross-disciplinary learning
• Superior analytical, organizational and managerial skills demonstrated within a diverse, unionized work environment
• Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse environment
• Experience in financial planning and management, budgeting, financial analysis, budget monitoring and reporting
• Demonstrated collaborative, innovative and confident leadership abilities reinforced by intellectual agility, objectivity, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
• Ability to foster innovation and continuous improvement in a dynamic organization
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to teaching excellence and quality education
• Superior skills in public and private negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration building
• Demonstrated ability to be a strategic and entrepreneurial thinker and planner
• Exceptional communication, listening, interpersonal and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to consult widely and fairly in the identification of problems or opportunities and effective solutions
• Knowledge of policy and process related to college education
• Knowledge of adult learning styles, instructional design and distance learning approaches required for effective learning in higher education and business/industry
• Knowledge of instructional evaluation and assessment procedures in education and industry
• Experience developing and responding to RFPs and managing externally funded projects including applied research.
• Ability to cope with a demanding workload, remain calm and focused under pressure and able to deal with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs
• Proven track record in team building and public relations to foster dynamic partnerships and working networks both within and external to the College
• Ability to inspire, educate, model best practices and foster a culture of research and academia among Canadore College faculty, staff, administration and students
• Dedication to student success and a commitment to learning and development

A cover letter together with a current resume, quoting the above competition number, will be accepted or by E-Mail at , or Fax: 705-474-8005, until 12:00 p.m., on Friday, August 31, 2018.


Canadore College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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