President, Niagara College

Niagara College

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Published
September 22, 2019
Location
Welland. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Job Type
Closing Date

Description

 

Provide visionary and inspirational leadership of a highly dedicated and talented team, within a collaborative, student-focused learning community. Drive exceptional performance, champion innovation, and support the College’s vision of “Enriching lives and fulfilling dreams,” and mission of “Providing outstanding education and training for a changing world.” Advance Niagara College’s position as a globally active college that equips graduates with cultural and global competencies while leveraging our expertise in educational programming and delivery in new sectors and markets.

Located in the beautiful Niagara peninsula, Niagara College is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most innovative, enterprising, and globally driven post-secondary institutions. NC is a globally active college that equips graduates with cultural and global competencies while leveraging educational programming and delivery expertise in new sectors and markets. Niagara College is a leader in innovation and applied research, and is driven by an entrepreneurial approach to programs, services and operations.

Niagara College is seeking a dynamic, engaging leader to provide visionary and inspirational leadership with a collaborative, student-focused approach. As Niagara College’s next President, you will build upon and strengthen relationships with governments, industry leaders, supporters, other post-secondary institutions and the community. You will chart the future course for strategic growth and development, ensure operational excellence and foster relationships in a college community that is trailblazing, welcoming and passionate. A culture of diversity and inclusion is highly valued across its campuses and inherent in its programs.

As Niagara College’s 6th President, you will play a key role in its continued success. You will leverage data and analytics to inform decisions and tap into market research, demographic forecasts, employment demand and population shifts. Taking a long-term perspective as President, you will anticipate academic, economic and social trends, and identify needs and opportunities to position Niagara College for long-term success.

Reporting to an engaged, supportive Board of Governors, and working alongside a dedicated Executive Team in a collaborative environment, you will leverage existing relationships and trends in post-secondary education, industry and the economy, while leading with integrity, transparency and accountability. Able to rally people around a shared vision, mission and values, you’ll promote results-oriented teamwork and continuous improvement. You will anticipate and respond proactively to change while ensuring continued financial sustainability.

Your track record of success as a forward-looking, effective senior leader is underpinned by a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Administration or Education, and at least 10 years’ progressive, relevant experience. Demonstrated experience leading people in a complex, multiple stakeholder, environment, you have fundraising, and change management expertise coupled with the ability to successfully navigate the political landscape and leverage positive government relations.

Ultimately, your success as President will be measured by your ability to challenge the status quo while transitioning smoothly into your new role. You will navigate new challenges, identify areas of change and facilitate the structuring of essential plans in areas including succession and leadership development.  As the next leader of Niagara College, you will enhance its dynamic culture with a determined, unreserved focus on student success, while inspiring the leadership team and entire staff complement, and garnering the respect of the Niagara region community.

To apply for this challenging senior academic leadership role, submit your application to Phelps, at careers@phelpsgroup.ca, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: Oct 22nd, 2019.

Phelps - 401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416 364 6229

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e., original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services ( http://www.wes.org/ca/).

Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.

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