Associate Dean, Pathways Programs

Humber College

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August 29, 2021
Etobicoke, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above


Find Your Spot at Humber  

At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people.

We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.

If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning is proud to say that we are a part of every student’s experience at Humber, whether they are enrolled in one of our programs directly or through one of the five other Faculties at Humber. We offer courses in English, Professional Communications, Math, Literature, Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, and many other discipline areas that are at the core of a polytechnic education. Our faculty are dedicated to providing students with an opportunity to explore curriculum that will enhance their academic, personal, and professional life through a combined focus on an applied and liberal education. We are the education that students will take with them, no matter where the path may lead them.

Job Details 

Position Title: Associate Dean, Pathways

Status: FT Admin

Hours: 37.5 hours

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning

Campus/Location: North Campus

What you will do: 

Reporting to the Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning (FLA), the Associate Dean, Pathways works collaboratively with the Senior Dean and other members of the administration of FLA in the development and implementation of the Faculty’s strategic initiatives as part of the college’s strategic and academic plans, specifically pertaining to access and pathways programming.

The Associate Dean provides academic and administrative leadership, supervision and direction to the faculty, managers, support staff and students of the Faculty, in the programs included in their portfolio: General Arts and Sciences, Dual Credit/SCWI, and Academic Upgrading.

The incumbent ensures that the objectives of the programs are attained through effective supervision of teaching and learning. The Associate Dean facilitates the on-going development, review and renewal of programs to reflect current and future market changes, the employment needs of industry, and innovation and partnerships for the areas under their leadership. The Associate Dean also supports in a variety of capacities the development of applied research initiatives.

The Associate Dean participates in the development and implementation of Faculty-based academic and student success initiatives such as student recruitment and retention, strategic enrolment management, problem-solving and appeals processes, job placement initiatives and transformational leadership.

In collaboration with the Senior Dean, the Associate Dean liaises with internal and external stakeholders and participates in meetings and committees as appropriate to support their portfolio and the strategic goals of the Faculty and College.

The incumbent is the primary liaison with the Council of Directors of Education (CODE), on all matters concerning School College Work Initiatives (SCWI), on behalf of the College ensuring the quality design and delivery of all Dual Credit, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship and Progam within College programs. The incumbent also co-chairs the Connecting GTA Teachers, Regional Planning Team, which includes overseeing all programs, activities of the group and administering the budget for this team.

The incumbent is also the primary liaison with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for the Academic Upgrading (AU) program, and is responsible for the planning, organizing, and administration of the operations and services offered in Academic Upgrading, including the Academic Upgrading Program, ACE Certificate and AU Certificate of Completion, the apprenticeship math support workshops and special projects with internal and external partners. The incumbent is responsible for the AU budget and budget development process. The incumbent also oversees curriculum development and renewal as well as the enrolment, recruitment and marketing of the AU programs and services in compliance with Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development procedures, targets and reporting requirements.

Knowledge and Skills

What you bring to the role: 


A Master's Degree in a relevant field.


A minimum of 5 years experience in curriculum development, marketing, public speaking, budgeting and human resources manager.

  • Curriculum Development:
    • Experience in fostering excellence in teaching and/or counselling at an established and well-recognized educational institution;
    • Demonstrated competence in advanced level college curriculum development, program and schedule planning and evaluation;
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and work experience in fields relevant to the Faculty programming;
    • Knowledge of broader social, employment and economic context as it relates to existing and potential course offerings of the Faculty;
    • Demonstrated commitment to interprofessional education and collaboration within the Faculty and the College community.
  • Human Resources, Finances, Operations and Marketing:
    • Demonstrated responsible administrative or leadership experience at the post-secondary /  college level for purposes of developing and managing budgets, administration of policies and procedures and management of human resources;
    • Consensus-building skills; ability to promote excellent working relationships with both academic and non-academic staff and demonstrated ability in conflict resolution;
    • Excellent listening skills, verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate and negotiate with people is essential;
    • Computer literacy essential; experience with software to support teaching, research and administrative activities;
    • Demonstrated advocacy for the professions associated with their portfolio and awareness of the professional landscape locally, nationally and internationally.

What’s In it for you? 

  • An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things
  • Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other
  • Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job
  • Amazing perks
  • Highly supportive work culture

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it!  Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.


Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Anti-Discrimination Statement 

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion or the Office of Student Conduct at

How to Apply

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