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27 Jun 2018

Executive Management Academic Chair, School of Business

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Job Description

What Are We About?

At Fleming College, we provide a superior and unique learning experience in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region. Just 130 kms northeast of Toronto and only 70 kms from the Durham Region, we deliver the hard-to-find combination of quality learning and quality of life in the communities we serve. There is much to see and opportunities abound to get out on the water, the trails or the roads, eat your way across the area at artisan markets or restaurants and enjoy the many festivals. The College currently enrols nearly 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students. Fleming is a growing college with over 45 years of solid community roots and we are proud to be considered one of the top employers in the area. At Fleming, we take pride in offering students real world learning. Our commitment to providing innovative academic programs with a personalized student experience is contained in our Core Promise to Students.

What This Position is About:

This is a temporary assignment of one year with the possibility of the position becoming permanent.

In this key leadership position you will be accountable for providing academic and administrative leadership, supervision, and direction to support staff and all full-time and contract faculty within the School of Business. With a focus on program vitality and quality, you are also responsible for the School’s day-to-day operations which includes: hiring, managing and developing faculty and staff; developing and managing workload assignments; ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; overseeing curriculum revision processes for the School; and providing leadership in academic processes such as program review, capital planning, curriculum renewal, and budget development.

This position offers an exciting leadership opportunity to work with a strong team and deliver an integrated and personalized learning experience that is valued by students, enhances their success and prepares them for their future.

Through proactive planning, flexibility, transparency, engagement, mentoring and communication, you will model the College values inherent in our Core Promise to Students and foster a sustainable, supportive and safe learning community as you work collaboratively to develop and implement the School’s business plan within the College’s academic planning processes. Please see Fleming College Strategic Plan and Academic Plan for more information.

For More Information

For a complete job description please refer to the posting available on our website

What We Are Looking For:

We are seeking qualified candidates who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities; exhibit a passion for student learning; have knowledge of learning design and innovative teaching and learning strategies; possess exemplary organizational and interpersonal skills; and model our core values.

As our ideal candidate, you will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in business or a related discipline, but would consider further education, such as a Master’s degree, to be an asset. In addition to your educational background, you have built a successful career in business, hospitality or tourism.

You have superior leadership skills and have demonstrated experience supporting employee performance through effective recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, guiding and coaching, driving employee engagement, and supporting the ongoing professional development and health and safety of your staff. You are an excellent listener and are open minded, flexible, transparent, supportive and approachable. You value collaborative decision making and you have a proven track record of superior communications and in influencing and inspiring your team. You cultivate synergies across disciplines, bring creative solutions to complex problems, remove barriers for your team and implement objectives with excellence.

Experience in a unionized environment is an asset. Your real-world management experience will be put into practice in the School as you lead your staff and ensure that their assignments are consistent with College policies and procedures, Collective Agreements, and best practices.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a strong understanding of the processes of learning and teaching, with experience in budgeting as well as curriculum design, development and delivery. You understand the need to promote, facilitate and integrate flexible and responsive delivery methods and have an understanding of the importance of designing and delivering education that meets student needs, including applied learning. You will be a strategic thinker who can develop and deliver an engaging vision that brings our core promise to students to life, yet you also thrive in managing the details of the day-to-day academic operations of the School.

How to Apply

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Sir Sandford Fleming College is committed to building an inclusive and accessible learning and working environment. We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this commitment, Fleming College will make appropriate accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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