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2 Aug 2018

Executive Management Provost and Vice-President Academic & Students

Langara CollegeVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

The Organization: Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Langara College is one of BC’s leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually.

Offering a breadth of accessible, high-quality programming as well as comprehensive student and employee support services, Langara provides experiential learning opportunities to help students achieve their personal, career, and educational goals. Collaborating with alumni, industry leaders, and the business community to develop and deliver improved educational services, the College continuously seeks efficiencies in teaching, learning, and educational support services through the ongoing improvement and modernization of business processes, IT systems, and physical spaces.

With over 130 credentials to choose from, including online courses, co-operative education, and degree partnerships, Langara provides an opportunity to its students to live unique, real-world experiences that equip them to succeed at work or further post-secondary study.

To learn more, please visit Langara’s website.


The Opportunity: Provost and Vice-President Academic & Students

Reporting to the President, the Provost and Vice-President Academic & Students (“Provost”) is the senior academic officer of the College and provides leadership for short and long-term academic planning as well as for the development and overall implementation of College-wide educational, human resources, and fiscal policies pertaining to the academic/regular studies portfolio. The Provost is responsible for advancing the academic mandate of the College through the development and implementation of strategies that promote growth and success in teaching and learning through the integration of library services, program development initiatives, program review/renewal processes, and the application of technology to pedagogy. The Provost provides strategic leadership and direction for the delivery of student support and development services for the College community including registrar and enrollment services, and is responsible for advancing Indigenization of the College and curricula by strengthening relationships with Aboriginal communities, organizations, and other partners.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Graduate degree (preferably at Doctoral level);
  • Minimum 10 years’ post-secondary leadership and management experience at a senior level (i.e. Dean or Director) in a unionized public sector environment; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Instructional experience at the post-secondary level;
  • Understanding of labour relations matters and collective bargaining processes;
  • Experience developing and implementing new strategies, policies, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the BC post-secondary system including rules, regulations, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of student and learning support, registration and enrolment services.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed:

Contact: Nicholas Lay, James Laing, or Greg Longster

Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management. Job Tags: Langara College, post-secondary, Provost, and vice-president.

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