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4 Dec 2018

Executive Management Director of Teaching and Learning

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Job Description

DIRECTOR of TEACHING and LEARNING

FULL-TIME, ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION

PRINCE GEORGE Campus

REFERENCE NUMBER: 18-225AP

Acclaimed for our warm, welcoming and culturally inclusive environment, the College of New Caledonia is located in scenic central British Columbia, at the hub of BC’s economic growth with campuses in Vanderhoof, Mackenzie, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Quesnel and Prince George. Information on the College can be found at: http://www.cnc.bc.ca

Prince George is a mid-sized city of about 74,000 people located in central British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. Surrounded by tree-covered hills and a short drive in all directions to the beautiful BC outdoors, Prince George has all of the amenities of a large city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a small town. As the largest city in the surrounding region, Prince George is a family-friendly city

of opportunities where you can move up in your career, achieve your educational and home-ownership goals, while still affording an exceptional lifestyle. Additional information on life in Prince George can be found at: https://moveupprincegeorge.ca/ and http://www.studynorthbc.ca/

NATURE AND SCOPE:

The College of New Caledonia is governed by the Colleges and Institutes Act, which identifies the roles and responsibilities of a community college within the Canadian and BC post-secondary systems. The Director is responsible for providing the opportunities for faculty to improve their instructional skills, as well as supporting scholarly activity, professional and skills development, distributed learning and learning management systems, and support for the Indigenization and internationalization of curriculum and services.

With a staff of operational and faculty employees, Centre for Teaching and Learning serves all College communities, providing support in the following areas:

  • Faculty professional development, including the delivery of Instructional Skills Workshops and other components of the Provincial Instructor’s Diploma Program;
  • Providing group orientations for new faculty;
  • Oversight of the College’s Digital Delivery Initiative (DDI), a distributed learning system linking all College campuses, including faculty training, scheduling, and supporting delivery;
  • Universal design for learning;
  • Instructional design
  • Management of the College’s Learning Management System (Moodle), including assisting in the development of online- and blended-delivery courses;
  • Indigenization of curriculum and delivery;
  • Organization of internal and external professional development activities, such as the joint annual CNC/UNBC Teaching & Learning Conference and the annual Maydays event;
  • Oversight of the Testing & Tutoring Centre at the Prince George campus, and supporting tutoring activities at all campuses;
  • Conducts focus groups for course and program assessment
  • Media/video production services

As an educational administrator, the Director reports to the Vice President responsible for academics and works closely with deans, directors and regional principals, the Director of Aboriginal Education and others throughout the College for the development and implementation of CNC programs and services.

FUNCTIONS:

The Director provides leadership in action, formulating the philosophy, goals, objectives, and policies of the Centre consistent with the overall mission, goals and strategies of the College. The Centre broadly performs the following functions:

  • Supports relevance, vibrancy and innovation in both new and ongoing programs and services, and fosters continual development and improvement of curriculum, scholarly activity, and applied research capacity.
  • Continually assesses and manages the sustainability decisions relating to the Centre.
  • Strategically assesses student access factors and leads School improvements for student success within the community college model and philosophy.
  • Maximizes opportunities for learners by working closely with internal, community, industry and business partners, Aboriginal organizations, and appropriate regional, provincial and federal ministries and agencies.
  • Actively supports teaching and service excellence and development, and stays current with instructional methods, wise practices in the classroom, and educational technology.
  • Actively supports the Indigenization and internationalization of curriculum and services.
  • Develops and fosters a professional climate and within that climate carries out or ensures the regular evaluation of Centre staff. The philosophy of regular evaluations is for the improvement of performance.
  • Acts as a resource on academic and professional matters and effectively facilitates problem solving and conflict resolution in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • Recognizes the professional nature of the instructional role and academic freedom of faculty;
  • Acts as Chair for search committees as required, or delegates that responsibility.
  • Facilitates the development of new programs and services with the appropriate deans.
  • Represents the College in negotiations with either external agencies or College unions or associations.
  • Ensures appropriate support, equipment and capital planning services are identified and available for the Centre.
  • Leads and applies effective fiscal management.
  • Leads the development of education and action plans and reports on the Centre’s activities as required.
  • Works within the provisions of the collective agreements and applies those provisions appropriately.
  • Proactively identifies new policy directions and assists in the evaluation and implementation of current policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Directors lead change and support and manage effective change processes in a complex and demanding environment. You will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners and communities. You will promote a positive work atmosphere and a professional environment that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.

The incumbent:

  • Must be a dynamic educator and have leadership philosophies, educational qualifications, and instructional experiences that inspire confidence and motivate others.
  • Must have an understanding of issues affecting post-secondary learning in a BC context.
  • Requires a Master’s degree and minimum of five years’ experience in a post-secondary institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Has experience with distributed learning pedagogy, technology, and delivery.
  • Is familiar with contemporary directions in post-secondary pedagogy across the range of College program areas.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the role, philosophy, history and mandate of the community college.
  • Has a demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal learner success in a post-secondary environment.
  • Consistently demonstrates excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to collaborate and cooperate with others for both immediate and strategic outcomes.
  • Uses evidence-based decision making and excellent judgement in balancing competing demands in challenging environments.
  • The ability to research options, and to analyze and use data for long term decision-making is critical.
  • Demonstrates managerial and leadership accomplishments within a post-secondary institution.
  • Articulates and implements institutional leadership and management philosophies, with demonstrated experience in planning and implementing long-range strategies based on learner needs, institutional priorities and external developments.
  • Is experienced in the administration of multiple collective agreements.
  • Some travel is required

SALARY: $ 78,299 – $104,399 per year.

START DATE: March 4, 2019

SCREENING: Screening of applications will begin on January 2, 2019. Applications received up until this date will be reviewed, applications received after this date may be considered.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For further details on this position, or to apply, visit this opportunity at http://cnc.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2816 You will receive a reply email to acknowledge receipt of your application.

For information on other employment opportunities with the College, please check our website at: https://cnc.peopleadmin.ca

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: Executive Management. Salary: $81459-$107 664. Job expires in 21 days.

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