Vice President, Academic

Confederation College

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Publié
le May 2, 2021
Lieu
Thunder Bay, Canada
Type d'emploi
Annual Salary
$126,716 - $168,954

Description

Since 1967, Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario with a main campus in Thunder Bay, and regional campuses in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Longlac (Greenstone), Kenora, Marathon, Red Lake and Sioux Lookout. The College offers 56 full-time programs in 11 areas of study to an average of 7,000 combined full- and part-time students per year, including a large international and Indigenous student population. With highly trained faculty, smaller class sizes and a dynamic learning environment, Confederation College offers programs and courses that provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.

The Vice President, Academic (VPA) is the chief academic officer of the College and is accountable for the planning, organizing, staffing, management and delivery of all academic operations. This includes responsibility for the International Education Centre, Workforce Development and the Registrar’s Office. Our academic schools are divided as follows: Access (includes Distance Education and the Regional Campuses); Business, Hospitality and Media Arts; Health and Community Services; Indigenous Studies and Student Success; and Engineering Technology, Trades and Aviation.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree and will be a respected, proven and engaging academic leader with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible managerial experience, preferably in an academic setting.  They will bring a strong commitment to and understanding of “Access”, Indigenous education and “community” to inspire others across the institution, infuse positive, transformational change, and advocate for academic excellence, quality and outcomes that will benefit all students.  An understanding of complex and competing priorities, an ability to manage a diverse workload and achieve program and financial outcomes is required.

In keeping with our strategic plan commitment to fostering Access and Success, Indigenous Education, Institutional Excellence and Community Prosperity, we encourage applications from persons of Indigenous ancestry. In accordance with Confederation College’s core values of courage, equity and relationships, we are committed to providing our current and future employees with a workplace that is safe, healthy and fair. As such, we are fragrance free, fully accessible and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

For specific accountabilities, please refer to the job fact sheet (JFS) on our website. To review our reporting structure, please refer to our Organizational Charts. Both can be found at www.confederationcollege.ca/HR.

Connaissances et compétences

 

§  A minimum of 15 years of successful and progressive academic leadership and management experience within a unionized, multi-campus postsecondary environment – preferably grounded in personal teaching and learning experience.

§  Understanding of, and experience with Indigenous learning and communities, as well as local community development and international education. Knowledge and sufficient experience in applied and institutional research is also valued.

§  Sound business acumen. Able to plan and manage complex budgets, working to achieve efficiencies wherever possible, demonstrating transparency, accountability and responsible stewardship, as well as competency in resource development and acquisition. Adopts an entrepreneurial approach and mindset to identify and evaluate new opportunities that may benefit the College, learners and communities.

§  Experienced and conversant in technology-enabled learning and a wide range of learning modalities. Understands the strategic roles of information technology, distributed learning, e-learning, alternate delivery and library information services to support diverse student learning needs and life circumstances. Brings an appreciation for current and future trends and opportunities in learning technology, and seeks to integrate and collaborate on multiple learning platforms in order to foster access.

§  Highly developed strategic thinking, planning and implementation skills to support the President in meeting the College’s Ends (strategic goals). Experience developing and/or implementing academic plans and working with teams to engage in academic policy/program/curriculum development and delivery to ensure high quality postsecondary programs.

§  An effective team leader, builder and player. Skilled at leading, managing, mentoring and empowering diverse teams to ensure a collaborative, inclusive, flexible and adaptive learning environment and culture. Able to successfully inspire and lead faculty and staff to champion positive, transformational change and organizational excellence into the future. Courageous and confident with the ability to respectfully advocate and challenge, this leader will manage appropriate risks to ensure a safe and sustainable environment where innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish.

§  Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining community and strategic relationships/partnerships.

§  Able to create and implement a financial vision, plan and direction, and subsequently ensure tactical implementation of the same.

§  Solid understanding and appreciation of Indigenous and Canadian relationship building and interdependence as well as northwestern Ontario’s regional context, its demographics and its relationship to the province, Canada and internationally.

§  Supports diversity, equity, advocacy and social justice. Brings an acute understanding of, and respect for Indigenous culture, leaders, communities and learners. Is committed to reconciliation and embedding Indigenous understanding throughout the curriculum of the College.

§  Learner- and learning-focused, passionate, caring, honest, open, transparent and respectful. Has high degree of emotional intelligence, a solid character and integrity. Leads by example within the institution.

§  Is sensitive to the importance of academic discourse, and appreciates and understands the views and needs of students and faculty.  Will engage others to instill confidence, credibility, collaboration, trust and respect.

§  In-depth knowledge of the Ontario postsecondary educational environment is an asset.

Tâches et responsabilités

The Vice President, Academic (VPA) is the chief academic officer of the College and is accountable for the planning, organizing, staffing, management and delivery of all academic operations. This includes responsibility for the International Education Centre, Workforce Development and the Registrar’s Office. Our academic schools are divided as follows: Access (includes Distance Education and the Regional Campuses); Business, Hospitality and Media Arts; Health and Community Services; Indigenous Studies and Student Success; and Engineering Technology, Trades and Aviation.

The position is accountable for the content and delivery of the College’s postsecondary and non-postsecondary full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programs, along with support services for domestic, Indigenous and international students. The incumbent is responsible for academic quality, relevancy and competitiveness of the academic programs and learning experiences. The VP Academic also provides leadership for short and long-term strategic planning, policy development and direction to the administrative staff responsible for the diverse range of academic programs and student services across the College.

The VPA is a senior administrator who participates in the overall management of the College as a member of the President’s senior management team. The VPA is a staff resource to the Board of Governors and is called upon to assume the role of Acting President and official spokesperson for the College when required.

The VPA will take a key role in the execution of the College’s post-COVID recovery strategy.

Éducation

 A Master’s Degree in a relevant field along with a commitment to lifelong education.

Comment candidater

To explore this opportunity, please forward your resume and covering letter, in confidence, to jeannine.verdenik@confederationcollege.ca.  

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