Dean, Pembroke Campus

Algonquin College

April 15, 2019
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above


Algonquin College is a community college serving the City of Ottawa and the counties of Prescott/Russell, Lanark, and Renfrew, with its headquarters located in Ottawa.  The College has approximately 22,000 students in post-secondary, adult training, and apprenticeship programs, along with 35,000 part-time course registrations.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Academic, the Dean of the Pembroke Campus is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective academic programs throughout Renfrew County, a rural region of approximately 100,000 people. Pembroke is a destination campus which attracts approximately fifty percent of its one thousand full-time students from out of town.

At the present time, post-secondary programs offered at the Pembroke Campus are in the areas of Applied Arts, Community Services, Business, Technology, Trades, Outdoor Training, and Health Sciences including a collaborative degree program in Nursing with the University of Ottawa. In addition, contract training, apprenticeship programs, and non-credit activities such as Academic Upgrading are offered at the Campus. 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 Dean is responsible for the development and implementation of an enrolment management strategy and business plans to support the above areas and for the development of new markets and new educational products.  A focus on innovation for competitive advantage is a major element of this position, requiring the Dean to assess market opportunities and translate training needs into educational opportunities.

The Dean is responsible for fostering strong community relations that imbed the campus as a critical contributor to the overall economic prosperity of the region. In addition to delivering post-secondary education, the campus holds several provincial and federal government contracts that support unemployed or underemployed individuals, newcomers to rural areas, and labour market planning.

The Dean is responsible for the effective operations of the Pembroke Campus, including administrative services, facilities, security, scheduling, and a full range of student services that are delivered to an increasingly diverse population. The Dean’s role is that of a community champion who must actively promote the campus and the benefits the college brings to the rural municipalities it serves. As such, the Dean must be a dynamic, personable, and strategic leader with strong communication and public speaking skills.

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be forward thinking and inspiring, and balance academic experience with business acumen.  Additional, required qualifications for the role include: A minimum of a Master’s Degree (in a discipline related to one or more of the programs of study offered at the campus); a minimum of twelve (12) years of related experience  in increasingly responsible roles; five (5) years of senior-level leadership and management experience, preferably in a post-secondary educational institution; experience managing personnel in a large, unionized environment; demonstrated ability to provide leadership to employees, and academic leadership to faculty, and to develop high-performing, collaborative teams; strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; superior organizational, planning, financial and human resources management skills; excellent analytical and problem solving skills; Skilled at negotiation and conflict resolution; demonstrated ability to function in a technology supported environment; proven ability to develop partnership and community linkages to achieve long-term institutional goals; demonstrated commitment to student success, teaching excellence, quality education through academic well-being strategies; demonstrated ability to foster an experiential learning environment that includes co-op, work-integrated learning and applied research; grant proposal writing expertise would be an asset; experience managing government employment services programs would be an asset.  The successful candidate must relocate to the Pembroke area and be an active member of the community.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to quoting Project #ACDP0419. The confidential review of applications will continue until the position is successfully filled.  The salary range for this position is $125,618 - $167,490 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  The College encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  While we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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