Manager, Academic Development

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

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Published
November 27, 2019
Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Job Type
Category
Hours per Week
35
Closing Date

Description

Permanent, Full-time, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Working within the Centre for Learning and Innovation, the Manager, Academic Development provides strategic support in the redevelopment of existing academic programs, and leads the collaborative development of new post-secondary credentials and secondary program options ensuring alignment with academic and institutional priorities.

Knowledge and Skills

Required and Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • 5+ years of related work experience, including at least 3 years of diversified management experience in the workforce development/adult education field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A degree in Education or a combination of education and recent, relevant experience.
  • Experience working in a post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult learning principles and trends in higher education programming is essential.
  • Proven track record of leadership and management of a team of staff in a variety of functions.
  • Experience using or administering learning technology tools.
  • Experience in prudent fiscal accountability and budget administration.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and issues of marginalized individuals and groups including Indigenous peoples, immigrants, newcomers and people with disabilities.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical and technical skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and design skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage change, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in technology including the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Proven ability to undertake curriculum development projects from initial stakeholder consultation through to generation of final curriculum documentation.
  • Formal experience and education in project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience in an organization undergoing rapid growth and change.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program and Curriculum Development

• Lead new program development from needs assessments through delivery and evaluation, including industry validations, engagement of SMEs, recruitment market demand consultations, overseeing course developers and specialized contractors, and analyzing evaluations to effect program improvements.
• Provide tailored CLI support for existing program redevelopment, ensuring alignment with institutional priorities and policies, in collaboration with academic program teams.
• Plan, develop, implement and assess flexible program delivery methods including but not limited to blended, online, and face-to-face using current and future technology platforms.
• Collaborate with internal and external institutional stakeholders in the meaningful integration of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and/or Experiential Learning opportunities in program development and redevelopment, including provision for work placements (practicum/internship/co-ops), curriculum-based applied research, and applied projects.

Policy and Process Compliance

• Support program proposals through MITT’s internal program approvals process as well as submissions to various Accreditation bodies and Government processes.
• Support Academic Coordinator, program teams, and the Manager, Academic Operations to ensure smooth launch or implementation of new or redeveloped programming.
• Support the Manager, Intercultural Learning and Quality Improvement in order to ensure academic programs that are under development or redevelopment adhere to program quality standards.
• In collaboration with Instructors and Academic Coordinators, support the implementation of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR/RPL) activities within academic development and redevelopment initiatives.

Instructional Training and Support

• Provide leadership for the design and delivery of instructor professional development and teaching and learning activities.
• Work collaboratively with the academic team to identify instructor and program staff development needs and develop appropriate action plans to address them.
• With the support of the Curriculum Coordinators, create and share teaching and learning best practices including explicit examples and methods to easily implement practices in courses and programs.
• Work in collaboration with People Services to grow MITT’s employee learning and development initiatives and align them with the strategic plan.

Staff and Partnership Management

• Support the Dean, Academic Programs, in the development of program articulation agreements.
• Liaise with professional industry associations and community partners.
• Manage and supervise personnel and complete all administrative functions (including talent management, goal setting, coaching, training and professional development, discipline, annual reviews) for office staff.
• Ensure that strategic goals are understood by staff and that goals are met.
• Manage program development budgets.

How to Apply

To view the full job posting, please visit www.mitt.ca

Application deadline: 4:00 pm December 6, 2019

 Submit a cover letter, including your salary expectations, and resume to peopleservices@mitt.ca.

 Quote2019-016” in the email subject line

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