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10 Aug 2015

Executive Management Chair, Nursing – Collaborative, Bridging and Postgraduate Programs

Centennial CollegeToronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Centennial College prepares people to excel in the careers they want and the ever-changing world they face. That is their promise to students and they practice it every day. How is this accomplished? Through exemplary teaching, leadership and innovative programming that emphasizes new skills and blurs the line between work and learning. Their students graduate as global citizens aware of social justice and equity issues, capable of contributing anywhere in the world.

As a learning-centred college, their philosophy as an employer is no different. They take pride in being one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. They are committed to providing a dynamic, inclusive and engaging work environment built on respect for all people. Based on solid values and a fundamental belief in the strength and richness that diversity brings to their workforce, they welcome Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons to apply.

Chair, Nursing – Collaborative, Bridging and Postgraduate Programs


If you are an academic leader in the field of Nursing, capable of growing strategic partnerships and building institutional relationships, Centennial is looking for you to fill the role of Chair, Nursing (CBP). In this role, you will develop and maintain critical partnerships, such as those with Ryerson University and George Brown College, which are already in place. Because you will play a leadership role in the School, you already have a strong understanding of the relevant research and scholarship and will bring a student-centred approach to understanding and continually improving the student experience. A progressive, 21st-century understanding of e-learning will also be valuable, as Centennial continues to develop its online profile.


In this role, you will report to the Dean of the School of Community and Health Studies, providing academic and administrative leadership, supervision and direction to faculty, managers, support staff and/or students in the School. You will provide leadership in the development, delivery and ongoing review, including external accreditation and licensing requirement processes of a related cluster of courses and programs (Collaborative Degree Program (Centennial-George Brown-Ryerson)) in Nursing (BScN), Bridging to University Nursing (RPN to BScN – Full time, Flex and Hybrid) and various Continuing Education programs) in both full-time and part-time delivery formats offered by the School. You will also seek out research/grant opportunities and respond to RFPs from various sources to build research and scholarship capacity for the department and School, while serving as Centennial’s site lead for the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program. Finally, you will also play a key leadership role in scholarship and simulation activities within the School and manage post-diploma ancillary revenue operations.



Individuals possessing a Master’s Degree in Nursing or a related field will be considered, with advanced nursing credentials as an asset and a Doctorate in Nursing (complete or in progress) as a significant asset. A minimum of 7 years of industry-related experience is expected.


Applicants for the position should possess a current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and boast extensive relevant management experience. The proven ability to provide effective and positive academic and administrative leadership is expected, as is demonstrated success in creating a vision and managing change within complex systems. You will demonstrate competencies in effective teaching practice, curriculum development, inter-professional education/collaboration, as well as in the area of simulation, and advanced problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability in e-learning and the usage of a wide variety of social media is expected, as are skills in managing equity issues to work with diverse populations in negotiation and conflict resolution. You are demonstrably able to conduct, participate in, and promote scholarly activities with a proven ability to develop and promote effective internal and external partnerships and agreements, in addition to writing and applying for research grants/proposals. You possess demonstrated skills in financial stewardship, including budget development and balancing operational budget priorities, as well as in the development and implementation of effective strategic/academic/business plans. Finally, you will have experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse and unionized environment.


If you are an exceptional candidate who shares our client’s beliefs and passion for student success, we invite you to send a detailed cover letter and résumé submitted in confidence to quoting project code PH142865R in the subject line of your email. Application deadline: Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management. Job expires in Endless.

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