DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through its classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students and drives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and Forbes Canada’s “Best Employers for 2020.”
Located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia. With two main campuses and three training centres in the Metro Vancouver area, Douglas College is one of the province’s most vibrant leaders in post-secondary education. Douglas College’s 2,000 employees instruct and serve more than 25,000 students each year, including 3,000 international students from 80 countries.
At Douglas College, students receive the best of both worlds — the well-rounded educational experience of a university and the employer-ready skills of a college — in a student-centered environment that cultivates academic and career success.
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, consisting of nine departments, offers a variety of credentials including certificates, diplomas, degrees, post-degree credentials, associate degrees, and a robust university transfer program. It is comprised of approximately 3900 students supported by 133 outstanding faculty, who bring a depth of professional knowledge and innovation to programming, research, and educational experience, offering opportunities to students inside and outside the classroom. Degrees within the Faculty are proudly recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Under the direction of the Dean, Commerce and Business Administration, the Associate Dean provides day-to-day leadership for the credit and non-credit programs in the Faculty. The Associate Dean works with faculty members, staff and administration to co-ordinate program planning and development, implementation and review, and to uphold academic standards. The Associate Dean assists the Dean with budgeting; handling complaints, grievances and appeals; selecting, supervising, and evaluating faculty and staff; overseeing work assignments and scheduling; and coordinating professional development opportunities.
Knowledge and Skills
This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and collaborative leader with a demonstrated understanding of applied business education. The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree in a Commerce and Business Administration field, with a minimum of three years of leadership experience in post-secondary academic administration, including program planning, development, and review, administrative operations, and team leadership. In addition, the preferred candidate will have a minimum of three years post-secondary teaching experience in a discipline represented in the Faculty. The role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. An equivalent and/or related combination of education and experience will be considered.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. We will begin reviewing applications on May 6, 2021.
Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with Douglas College, please apply through the Douglas College Careers Site: https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/7298.