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19 Sep 2017

Management Regional Principal – Nechako

College of New CaledoniaVanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

The College of New Caledonia – Nechako Region has been serving adult learners in its respective communities for more than 30 years. The regional campuses located in Fort St. James and Vanderhoof serve 10 communities of varying sizes with a total population of over 16,000 in a geographical area extending from Takla Lake to the north, Saik’uz to the south, Bednesti to the east and Stellat’en to the west. The Nechako region is responsive and committed to the communities it serves. CNC works closely with local industry, community agencies, and an advisory committee to deliver comprehensive programming to meet local training and educational needs. Information on the College can be found at:


As both educational and operational administrator, the Regional Principal must be a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative leader and have management philosophies, educational qualifications, and leadership experiences that inspire confidence and motivate others. The Regional Principal must be sensitive to the needs of partners and colleagues and recognize that the needs of the learners are paramount.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree and a relevant Master’s degree, with a minimum of three years’ teaching and/or curriculum or program development experience in a public post-secondary institution, including instruction within a community-based education environment and work with Aboriginal students and communities. She or he would also have relevant community or post-secondary management/administration experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

As well as the above qualifications and experience, the successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated success working in community-based cost-recovery educational units, with responsibility for financial returns;
  • Experience in planning and implementing long-range strategies based on learner needs, institutional priorities, and labour market and government developments;
  • Demonstrated success working with employers, first nations governments, aboriginal organizations, community and organizational partners;
  • Experience in and understanding of educational needs and planning, particularly relating to responsiveness to communities and evolving social, economic and labour market needs;
  • Experience with and an understanding of aboriginal education in a community college context;
  • Demonstrated success in constructing proposals and negotiating contracts;
  • Articulated knowledge of adult and community education philosophy and practices;
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to collaborate and cooperate with others for both immediate and strategic outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence-based decision making and excellent judgement when balancing competing demands;
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership accomplishments within a post-secondary institution;
  • Experience in the administration of complex labour contracts;
  • Regular and equal travel between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James Campuses, is required
  • This position requires a person of Aboriginal ancestry who also meets all other necessary qualifications. Should a qualified Aboriginal person not be available for the position, the College will consider non-Aboriginal applicants with other necessary qualifications.

Hiring criteria shall include professional qualifications, professional experience, administrative experience, community awareness and personal attributes such as team work, relationship building, communication skills and leadership.

NOTE: Primary office location will be mutually determined upon appointment.

SALARY: The salary range for the position is $83,398 -$97,465 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 Vanderhoof on Thursday, November 9, 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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