Dean, Indigenous Education and Community Development

Red River College

July 5, 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above


The Dean, Indigenous Education and Community Development will manage operations and contribute to further strategic planning and implementation efforts that enhance and evolve Indigenous Achievement. As well, the incumbent will support efforts to implement the Indigenous Strategic Framework of a vision for the entire College community, to achieve meaningful integration of Indigenous knowledge, cultural traditions, and community into the development of academic programs, applied research projects, and College policies.

Red River College is seeking a passionate leader who will embrace and commit to the College’s vision, mission and values. Reporting directly to Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy, the Dean, School of Indigenous

Education and Community Development has college-wide responsibilities and will serve as the academic and administrative leader of the School of Indigenous Education, overseeing the work of its current two units:

· Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations and

· Indigenous Education and Access Programs

The School of Indigenous Education and Community Development works cooperatively across the college and in some cases with the community to ensure that Indigenous students have access to the supports and services needed to complete their program at Red River College successfully. The School of Indigenous Education and Community Development employs approximately 50 instructional and administrative staff and serves through full-time and part-time delivery programs, including the Adult Learning Centre (Notre Dame Campus).

The successful incumbent will provide leadership, advice, and supervision to the Dean’s Office administrative support staff including coaching and mentoring to the Chair of Indigenous Education Programs, Director and Managers within the School.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean, Indigenous Education and Community Development will be a member of the Leadership Council and the Senior Academic Committee; the incumbent will share responsibility for the overall planning, direction, policy development, and budget management of the School of Indigenous Education and Community Development. The incumbent will also serve on and/or lead various internal College committees and liaise with external partners and organizations.

The Dean, Indigenous Education and Community Development must have an exceptional ability to develop, deliver, implement and perpetuate a vision that embraces the College’s mission and values. As a diverse and prominent educational facility, Red River College requires a collaborative and inclusive leader who will infuse clear purpose, motivate and lead team members in strategically aligning their dynamic strengths and contributions.

To achieve these required mandates, the successful applicant will bring the following qualifications:

· Advanced post-secondary education in a related field of study (an equivalent combination of education

  and experience may be considered)

· Exceptionally well-developed leadership style with demonstrated organizational leadership at the

  executive level with the ability to work collaboratively in building teams within and across the organization

· Sound knowledge of Indigenous issues, especially relating to Indigenous people in Manitoba and

  knowledge of the needs of Indigenous learners and communities, including the impact of

  inter-generational trauma

· Experience in Adult Education and educational leadership, including curriculum and program

  development, project management, policy, and evaluation

· Demonstrated change management, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills

· Excellent interpersonal, communication skills both written and oral

· Excellent knowledge of Microsoft including word, excel, ppt (knowledge of other data collection and data

  management software an asset)

· Excellent presentation and public speaking skills,

· Experienced conflict management and conflict resolution skills- preferably that include Indigenous conflict

  resolution models

· Strong financial acumen and human resource management experience, including the ability to foster

  positive and productive relationships within a unionized environment

· Direct experience working in or closely with post-secondary environments (direct teaching experience

  would be a definite asset)

· Experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting

· Strong knowledge of Indigenous Ways of teaching, learning, and leading

· Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates (proof of ancestry required)


Conditions of Employment

· Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada

· This position may be required to work overtime including evenings and weekends

· Occasion travel, requiring a valid Manitoba Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle


How to Apply

Apply by Email To:

Additional Information

For more details or to further explore this leadership opportunity with a national scope, please


Robyn Hartley • Consultant

Leaders International

18th Floor – 201 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6

Telephone : 204-515-3828 ext. 108



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