Chair, Health and Wellness Programs

Centennial College

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September 23, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Chair, Health and Wellness Programs

School of Community and Health Studies

An exceptional opportunity for an academic and industry leader adept at building and leveraging partnerships to advance student education and professional training.

Centennial College prepares people to excel in the careers they want and the ever-changing world they face. Through exemplary teaching, leadership and innovative programming that emphasizes new skills and blurs the line between work and learning, Centennial students graduate as global citizens aware of social justice and equity issues, capable of contributing anywhere in the world.

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Community and Health Studies, the Chair, Health and Wellness Programs  provides academic and administrative leadership, supervision and direction to faculty, managers, support staff and students  in the nine programs comprised within the Health & Wellness portfolio.

As a champion of health and wellness, you’ll provide direction for the planning, development, delivery, review and accreditation of a cluster of full-time and part-time courses and programs (certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and continuing education programs) offered by the School. You will also lead the external program approval and licensing requirement processes and ensure that the programs are relevant to the needs of the College, students, employers, and the community at large, and consistent with the College’s and the School’s strategic directions.

As Chair, you’ll drive integrated multidisciplinary program and project development that is linked to employer and community needs, ensuring collaboration, partnership, organizational effectiveness and communication for the Health and Wellness Programs. As a communicator and negotiator you will also develop and sustain partnerships – locally, provincially, nationally and internationally – and continue to explore opportunities for training, professional development and education.  A visionary that leads by example, you’re prepared to rally others in envisioning the future and seeking program innovation within the health and wellness sector, as well as provide academic leadership in expanding research capacity and scholarship development of faculty within the School.

Your track record of success as a Health and Wellness leader is complemented by a master’s degree in Education or a discipline related to health and wellness, and seven (7) or more years of relevant, progressive experience, ideally with academic leadership experience in a college or university environment. A PhD, particularly in a relevant field, would be considered a strong asset.

To apply for this pivotal administrative role in post-secondary education, submit your application to Phelps, at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: October 23, 2019.

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Centennial College and its Board of Governors value and embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission to educate students for career success within a context of global citizenship and social justice.

We recognize that historical and persistent inequities and barriers to equitable participation exist and are well documented in society and within the college.

We believe individual and systemic biases contribute to the marginalization of designated groups. These biases include race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, nationality, place of origin, colour, ethnicity, culture, linguistic origin, citizenship, creed (religion, faith), marital status, socio-economic class, family status, receipt of public assistance or record of offence. We acknowledge that resolving First Nations sovereignty issues is fundamental to pursuing equity and social justice within Canada.

We acknowledge the richness and diversity of the community we serve. As our community has evolved, and our staff and student population have changed, we have implemented policies and practices to address issues of inclusion. In moving forward, we will build on this work to embed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of what we do.