Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning

Bow Valley College

November 4, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Bow Valley College is Alberta’s largest comprehensive community college, serving Calgary and the surrounding region, with 8 locations throughout Southern Alberta. Over 17,000 learners (7,804 FLEs) take part in year-round credit and non-credit programs.

For over 50 years, Bow Valley College has been designing and delivering education and skills training that is accessible, flexible, and responsive to labour market and learner needs in Calgary and the surrounding region.

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic, the Dean is a key member of the academic leadership team at Bow Valley College. As such, the Dean is responsible for the strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of responsive educational programming and services in the School of Global Access and the School of Foundational Learning.

The Dean is expected to be able to contribute creatively to the planning and delivery of educational programming and services, being able to think “outside the box” in designing learning solutions for a variety of learners and customers. The position is responsible for creating and implementing significant new directions and initiatives for the department.

The Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning will have demonstrated strong leadership capabilities, is able to gain the confidence and respect of faculty and staff members, influence the organization at various levels and build consensus towards achieving the vision and goals of the College.

The ideal candidate brings demonstrated strong leadership capabilities, a relevant Master’s degree, and a minimum of five years of previous experience in managing or coordinating in an educational setting and significant instructional or related experience. You will have the ability to create a sense of common purpose amongst faculty, staff, students and stakeholders, and will understand the importance of the development of new and enhanced sources of funding for the Schools of Global Access and Foundational Learning.

Personally, the ideal individual is approachable and open, collaborative, credible, entrepreneurial, politically astute, high energy, resilient, courageous, adaptable, comfortable in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity, creative, curious, a team player and team builder, strategic, and visionary.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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