Manager, Academic Quality

Sheridan College

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June 10, 2019
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Job Type


Job Description:

Faculty/Department: Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 19/A/23
Payband: NN
Hiring Range: $109,010 – $115,824
Salary Range: $109,010 - $136,263
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Quality Assurance and Program Development, the Manager, Academic Quality is accountable for operational leadership of the Quality Assurance and Program Development portfolios. The Manager supports the Associate Dean in setting the strategic direction for quality assurance, curriculum, and new program development, and leads/coaches a team of quality assurance/curriculum development professionals who engage with the comprehensive program review process and curricular development, consistent with Sheridan’s academic and quality assurance priorities and external body requirements/standards. As relates to quality assurance and curriculum development, the incumbent provides guidance and expertise to the team, faculty, staff, and academic leaders across the institution to ensure the implementation and promotion of quality assurance processes and maintenance of exceptional partnerships.

Knowledge and Skills


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
•Master’s degree (PhD Preferred) in relevant field (i.e. Education or other related field of study) with a focus in Adult Education or post-secondary teaching and learning along with a minimum of 7 years of experience in quality assurance/curriculum development (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).
•5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.
•Knowledgeable in current trends and best practices in quality assurance and curriculum development.
•Extensive knowledge of and experience with: Ministerial requirements related to quality assurance and curriculum development, Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) benchmarks and requirements related to quality assurance and program development and the Ontario Qualifications Framework (OQF)
•Outcomes based curriculum and new program development in the Ontario college system
•Experience with program review and consent renewal processes that align with internal and external requirements.
•Experience leading, managing and engaging academic teams with the ability to build a successful team environment to motivate, empower, and develop staff.
•Ability to establish meaningful priorities and maintain high quality of service.
•Extensive project management experience with a strong attention to detail along with experience with process management, development, and planning.
•Creative problem- solving skills with the ability to work independently with minimal direction or structure.
•Experience in the research, collection and analysis of data (qualitative and quantitative).
•Experience developing metrics, reports and communication materials.
•Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
•Financial acumen; experience with budget management.
•Extensive oral and written communication and editorial skills.
•Collaborative, with the ability to build creative, strategic partnerships.
•High level of professionalism, discretion, diplomacy and tact.
•Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders.
•Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, track multiple projects and meet deadlines.
•Self-directed, resourceful, and displays enthusiasm and initiative

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities

•Managing, assessing, and enhancing operational activities, processes, and resources/tools for the Quality Assurance portfolio;
•Providing oversight and guidance to the team for the design and completion of projects and activities covering a range of quality assurance priorities with the portfolio and CTL in general;
•Overseeing performance of portfolio, including compiling, analyzing, and reporting on key performance metrics/portfolio outcomes;
•Guiding consultants, researchers, and coordinators and facilitating the successful completion of program reviews/consent renewals;
•Working closely with the Associate Dean to support curricular and new program development activities, processes, and practices at all credential levels, consistent with existing curriculum standards and alignment with expectations and requirements of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting bodies;
•Guiding and empowering a diverse and capable team to support the portfolio, CTL, and Sheridan objectives;
•Providing leadership to create and sustain an organizational culture that enhances learning and growth; engaging the team in professional development and currency in their discipline; leading by example;
•In collaboration with the Associate Dean, providing documentation to support yearly fiscal planning (i.e. budget), strategic and operational planning, and assessment/allocation of resources;
•Establishing and enhancing strategic external and internal partnerships to support and enhance quality assurance priorities; Creating conditions for collaboration and a commitment to shared accountability for portfolio priorities
•Contributing to the development of the overall CTL business plan. Responding to both ongoing business needs and the new provincial college directions;
•Other related duties as assigned.


Master’s degree (PhD Preferred) in relevant field (i.e. Education or other related field of study) with a focus in Adult Education or post-secondary teaching and learning along with a minimum of 7 years of experience in quality assurance/curriculum development (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).

How to Apply

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