Dean – Pembroke Campus

Algonquin College

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May 12, 2022
Pembroke, Canada
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Algonquin College is changing the world – one learner at a time. Headquartered in Ottawa, Algonquin College is one of Canada’s leading publicly funded polytechnic institutes, with close to 20,000 full-time and over 35,000 online students. With strong connections to community and industry, the College is aligned to the future of work and innovative approaches to learning. Every person who is a part of the Algonquin College community is dedicated to transforming hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Situated in the City of Pembroke, approximately 140 km northwest of Ottawa, and on the waterfront of the Ottawa River, Algonquin’s Pembroke Campus offers a wide variety of programs in Business, Computer and Technology, Health Science, Outdoor Training, Environmental Science and Community Studies. In addition, apprenticeship and pre-programs, and non-credit activities such as Academic Upgrading are offered at the Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean is also responsible for the administration of certain Employment Ontario/Employment Services programs in Renfrew County for the Government of Ontario, as well as several contracts with the Federal Government. The Pembroke Campus is also home to an Elder-in-Residence, Kampus Kokum and Campus Drumkeeper who all help to educate and bring traditions and resources to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Academic (SVPA), the Dean, Pembroke Campus is accountable for contributing to the academic well-being and growth of the College, and in providing administrative leadership, supervision, support, and direction to the Pembroke team. The Dean develops and implements the strategic plan for the Campus, in line with the College and Academic Strategic Plans, and ensures the current and future educational needs of students are met by providing an ongoing review of programs, modifying existing courses/programs, and introducing new courses/programs and delivery modalities.

The Dean also establishes and maintains a positive College image, including acting as the Campus spokesperson with industry, other institutions, local and provincial governments and agencies. The Dean ensures short and long-term financial stability of the Campus, including effective financial and business planning and management processes, and ensures the Campus operates within the intent of all enabling and regulatory legislation and governing policies.



As a well-qualified candidate, you have a passion for student success and education. You have obtained a master’s level degree and bring senior level experience working within a post-secondary institution or a related sector, preferably within a large, unionized environment. You bring a strategic and consensus building approach to administrative and academic leadership and have a successful track record of establishing and maintaining partnerships with the community and business. Your open, transparent, and collaborative approach will serve you well in working with students, faculty, staff, alumni, government officials, employers, and community stakeholders to achieve mutual goals.


How to Apply

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We freely acknowledge that we live, learn, and work on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. As Canada moves along a path of truth and reconciliation, we will do our part to ensure that Indigenous ideas, knowledge, and culture are an integral part of everything we do.

The College encourages applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Boyden and Algonquin College throughout the recruitment process.

To explore this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathy Rahme at To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume via:

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