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18 Sep 2017

Management Dean, Community & Continuing Education

College of New CaledoniaPrince George, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

The College of New Caledonia is Located in scenic central British Columbia, at the hub of the BC’s economic growth with campuses in Vanderhoof, Mackenzie, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Quesnel and Prince George, and providing an excellent opportunity for those looking to join a vibrant team and make a difference. Information on the College can be found at:

In the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George offers an affordable lifestyle, with exceptional recreation resources, a strong cultural base, and great family opportunities. Additional information on life in Prince George can be found at:


Reporting to the Executive Vice President Academic, Applied Research and Students, the Dean, Community and Continuing Education (CCE) manages multiple educational programs, which include and are not limited to cost-recovery and business development type initiatives. Reporting to the Dean, CCE are the Regional Principals in each of the campuses within the region served by CNC, and the number of staff reporting to the Dean may vary from year to year and within each program.


The Dean, CCE provides educational leadership at institutional and community levels. This role provides educational/ academic leadership that is proactive, consultative, and recognizes the professional nature of the instructional role of faculty within the School, and across all of the region in which CNC operates. The Dean, CCE is often the College’s point of contact for a variety of industry/sector relations, and as such is required to maintain strong internal/external relationships and partnerships with various stakeholders. In this role, the Dean maintains knowledge of current developments in post-secondary education, and maintains an awareness of trends and conditions affecting the College in order to provide strategic advice and direction to CNC Executive. This role is responsible for ensuring that all courses/programs follow internal quality standards, conform to external accreditation and licensing requirements (as applicable), and are delivered at a consistent level across the entire region. Through a business development lens, the Dean must ensure that all programming is responsive and relevant to the needs of our students, industry and the community at large while supporting CNC’s Strategic and Educational Plans.


  • Deans serve as leaders for CNC. Incumbents should be dynamic educators and leaders, with the appropriate educational qualifications and instructional experiences that inspire confidence and motivate others. Deans must be sensitive to the needs of the School’s staff and recognize that the needs of the learners are paramount. Deans lead change and support and manage change processes.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study, relevant teaching experience in a post-secondary setting, with proven administrative experience. The academic qualifications and experiences are unique to each School and will be commensurate with the academic and professional standards expected of senior faculty and of individuals supervising multiple disciplines.
  • Deans will follow an equality-based philosophy where all employees and learners are viewed as collaborating in the learning process.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, entrepreneurial, administrative, and advocacy skills, with a strong desire to collaborate and cooperate with others is required.
  • Demonstrated success working in cost-recovery and business development educational units, with responsibility for positive financial returns (and achieving identified financial targets);
  • Demonstrated success working with industry, employers, community and organizational partners to develop, design and deliver educational programming;
  • Experience in and understanding of instruction, educational needs and planning, particularly relating to responsiveness to communities and evolving social, economic and labour market needs;
  • Demonstrated success in constructing proposals and negotiating contracts;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills;
  • Articulated knowledge of adult and community education philosophy and practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, solve problems, and analyse situations in a professional and collegial manner to achieve immediate and long-range outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence-based decision making and excellent judgement when balancing competing demands;
  • Experience with and an understanding of Aboriginal and international education in a community college context;
  • Experience leading and supervising in a multi-campus environment;
  • Experience planning and implementing short term and long-term strategies based on learner needs, institutional priorities, and labour market and government developments.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

SALARY: The salary range for the position is $90,070 – $105,263 with an excellent benefits package

START DATE: December 1, 2017

SCREENING DATE: This position will remain open until filled, screening of applications will begin on October 9, 2017. Applications received up until this date will be reviewed, applications received after this date may be considered. Interviews will take place in Prince George on Monday, November 6, 2017.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, go to our Jobs and Careers website visit the job at ( You will receive a reply email to acknowledge receipt of your application. Applicants who have previously applied on this position are still being considered.

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We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CNC embraces the principles of employment equity.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Management. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.

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