Associate Dean, Trades & Technical Programs

North Island College

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Published
April 25, 2022
Location
Campbell River, Canada
Job Type
Category
Closing Date
2022/06/08

Description

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Trades and Technical Programs, the Associate Dean is responsible for the effective management of the College's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Trades and Technical academic, technical, and vocational programs across multiple campuses and communities. The Associate Dean is accountable for functional tasks and responsibility areas identified by the Dean including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation; budget development and monitoring; credentialing, approval, and recognition/review processes; and management functions that facilitate successful working relationships with faculty, staff, industry, communities, and college administration. The Associate Dean holds a pivotal role in the daily operations of the Faculty, day-to-day programming, logistics and operations, student matters, facility management, and capital and materials inventory acquisition and management.

The Associate Dean provides innovative and collegial leadership and possess a high level of commitment to partnership development, excellence in teaching and pedagogy, and a proven ability to progressively develop and operationalize new programming and sustained student initiatives.

Knowledge and Skills

This position requires effective relationship and partnership-building experience and demonstrated commitment to advancing learning technologies in support of student success and academic excellence. The preferred candidate will have a proven track record managing multiple projects, working within tight time constraints, and the ability to work under pressure while sustaining programming, funding requirements, and supporting faculty and students. Ability to work flexible schedule is important.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires effective relationship and partnership-building experience and demonstrated commitment to advancing learning technologies in support of student success and academic excellence. The preferred candidate will have a proven track record managing multiple projects, working within tight time constraints, and the ability to work under pressure while sustaining programming, funding requirements, and supporting faculty and students. Ability to work flexible schedule and varied hours.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

  • Support strategic and operational planning, multi-year program planning, financial management, community and industry engagement, and the advancement of growth-oriented initiatives to meet the programming needs of North Island College's domestic and international population
  • Support the management of Industry Training Authority, Advanced Education agreements, and other Ministry and Industry funded programs and initiatives
  • Support program approval, accreditation, and review processes and management functions that facilitate successful working relationships with faculty, staff, college administration, community, industry, and funders.
  • Consult and collaborate with decanal and service departments, including Student Services, Student Affairs, Facilities, Purchasing, and IT, to support progressive development and sustained programming
  • Support strategies for student engagement and success, managing student concerns, complaints, and appeals as required
RESPONSIBILITIES
Educational Leadership
  • Provide educational and administrative leadership to implement the overall mission, vision, and values of the Faculty and North Island College
  • Engage in proactive consultation and collaboration with faculty, staff, and other administrators to develop and achieve strategic and operational goals
  • Advocate and promote each program and the value they bring to the Faculty and community, both internally and externally
  • Collaborate with other administrators, faculty, and staff to develop and inform appropriate strategies and systems to actively support and advance programming serving industry, business, the community, and other clients
  • Foster and support student satisfaction with programs, program delivery, and quality instruction
  • Support current student activities and initiate new strategies to encourage and further develop student engagement and recognition
  • Act as ambassador to NIC’s commitment to cultivating and celebrating a culture of inclusion and diversity, welcoming the unique contributions that students, staff, and faculty can bring in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation
  • Promote, develop, and sustain partnerships and joint ventures with other educational institutions, Indigenous communities and leaders, School Districts, funding agencies, government, business, industry, and community sectors
  • Initiates, provides support, and manages processes for viable cost recovery programming activity.
  • Work in support of the Dean and when required represents the Dean on program, industry-based, and senior education committees
  • In collaboration with the Dean, Coordinator, Registrar, Marketing, and Recruitment, inform enrolment management priorities and strategies for the Faculty
  • Initiate and support programs for teaching excellence; foster and support interdepartmental professional development, education, and collaboration
  • Work with the Dean to plan, develop and implement expanded multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programming, including proposal writing, financial planning, and liaison with subject matter experts, government, and industry.
Management & Operations
  • Ensure consistent application and compliance with college student policies and processing of complaints, investigations, and the appropriate course of action and sanction in all student discipline cases, except student suspension and expulsion, in the latter cases, advise and make recommendations to the Dean for review
  • Provide administrative oversight as delegated by the Dean for program credentialing, accreditation, and approval processes
  • Support the regular reviews of educational programs and the development of educational policy
  • Initiate and provide support and manage processes for viable cost recovery programming
  • Provide budget development and management support to the Dean and Faculty
  • Manage capital budgets including planning, implementation, and monitoring (i.e., training shops, labs, and equipment) in consultation with appropriate departments, technical staff, and faculty
  • Support the Dean with the Campbell River campus oversight and related priorities
  • Support the Dean with oversight of trades facilities, shops, centers, equipment, vehicles, and related capital assets
  • Steward the work of the Coordinator and Trades Assistants in areas of program schedules, program admission, waitlist management, and space utilization within the Faculty
  • In collaboration with the Dean and Coordinator, establish and implement multi-year plans and strategic plans and communicate institutional directives and organizational developments with faculty and staff
  • Work with the Dean to prepare and manage program and Faculty accountability reports
  • Support the Dean and take a leadership role in the exploration and initiation of international education opportunities
  • Represent the Dean and Faculty, as required.
Human Resources
  • Promote and encourage teamwork and consult with and support faculty and staff
  • Create a learner-centered environment and encourage faculty to innovate in developing both curriculum and programming, learning, and teaching
  • Support faculty recruitment and coordination of search committees as needed

Education

The ideal candidate will possess their Red Seal industrial, construction, or motive power designation and a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, along with three years of progressive academic leadership and management experience in post-secondary education. The Associate Dean will have demonstrated experience as a strategic, collaborative, and solutions-oriented leader committed to program excellence and student success working with faculty, staff, community, and industry to support programming within a culture of inclusion and innovation

How to Apply

https://careers.nic.bc.ca/postings/2791

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