Dean, Business, Hospitality and Environment

Niagara College

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April 30, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above
Hours per Week


Located in the beautiful Niagara Peninsula and widely regarded as one of Canada’s most innovative and enterprising post-secondary institutions, Niagara College’s brand and reputation is built on a foundation of unparalleled student experiences, leading innovation and applied research, and operational excellence. Our vision of “Enriching lives and fulfilling dreams” embodies our passion and dedication to student success. Our mission, “Providing outstanding applied education and training for a changing world,” clearly links the top quality experiential education our students receive with the skills demanded in today’s (and tomorrow’s) rapidly changing economy. Our tagline, “Applied Dreams”, brings the vision and mission to life. Serving over 10,000 students, Niagara College has ranked #1 in student satisfaction among Ontario colleges for seven of the past eight years.


Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive management/leadership experience in business or public sector settings and/or a post-secondary academic environment
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level
  • A proven track record as an innovator and entrepreneur and exhibit a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success
  • Proven capacity to build productive working relationships with partners from business, government and educational sectors in Canada and international settings
  • Outstanding leadership skills to work collaboratively with faculty and others within the college
  • Excellent administrative skills

Preferred candidates may also possess:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Administrative leadership experience in the Ontario College system
  • Experience managing within a unionized environment


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic & Learner Services, the Dean will be responsible for providing inspiring academic and administrative leadership to the Division, as well as acting as a progressive catalyst for effective collaborations with other college academic and service areas. You will ensure that all courses/programs offered within the Division meet or exceed established internal and external standards.  In this role you will lead this Divisional teaching, learning and service processes and ensure that these continue to support student success through continued dynamic growth and portfolio diversification which appeals to a variety of learners. As part of the leadership team, you will contribute to the overall academic and fiscal well-being of the College.


Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant leadership area.[1]

[1] Relevant areas are: MBA, M.Ed, MA Leadership. Only master’s degees that are specifically scientifically research based, or Liberal arts

How to Apply

This posting will remain open until filled, with candidate review ongoing.

A  Job Fact Sheet is available for review in Human Resources during the posting period.

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (ie: original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services (

For further information about this opportunity please contact Erin Holl, Recruitment Consultant at: or 416-895-0828

Interested applicants must apply through the Niagara College Careers Website

using Application Form Link to job posting:

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Recruitment Consultant.