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21 Jun 2018

Management Senior Manager, Pathways and Academic Partnerships

Centennial CollegeToronto, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description


Senior Manager, Pathways & Academic Partnerships

Academic Excellence

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.


Classification: Administration

Salary Range: Payband 12 ($86,063 – $114,752)

Location: Progress Campus with travel as needed

Hours per week: 35 hours


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Partnerships, Pathways and Internationalization, the Senior Manager Pathways & Academic Partnerships is responsible for driving college academic initiatives as they relate to development, maintenance and review of learner pathways and academic partnerships. The position is created as a means to ensure Centennial College capitalizes upon synergies with a diverse array of partners including secondary and post-secondary institutions, provincial school boards, local and foreign government entities, employers, as well as industry leaders. In addition, the Manager is responsible for leading College activities related to school to college transitioning, credit transfer and system student mobility, articulation agreements, English as a Second Language partner programming, onsite degree completion and various research activities related to the above-mentioned areas.


  • In consultation with the Associate Vice President, Partnerships, Pathways and Internationalization responsible for leading the development of the Office of Academic Partnerships and Pathways (OAPP), fostering an environment of collaboration across departments and stakeholder groups through formulating the vision, purpose and organizational function of the Office
  • Supports initiatives and processes for articulations and institutional partnerships, joint program support, dual credit project development and project management and school board academic liaison
  • Participates in provincial credit transfer projects, research and data collection; remains current on student mobility trends and issues
  • Leads development and maintenance of a college wide academic partnerships strategy, securing input from all stakeholder groups and across departments
  • Collaborates with Manager, Student Advising to support pathways advising by facilitating enhanced communication channels to students regarding transfer and mobility opportunities
  • Directs School College Work Initiative endeavours, supervising SCWI team members as they work with chairs and school boards regarding program and class administration for School Within A College secondary school course delivery, Dual Credit college course delivery, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program delivery and a series of engagement activities for the involved secondary school students
  • In consultation with the Centre for Academic Quality, guides College through continual improvement of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) practices as the College subject-matter expert for this area
  • Develops and implements a communication plan for service delivery that uses internal portal and web channels, broadcast messages and electronic sharing of templates and forms
  • Measures and provides analysis on the effectiveness of pathways management and services; preparing reports/briefs as required
  • Manage day to day administration of the Pickering Learning Site (Centennial) and work with relevant areas on programming, student engagement, recruitment and promotion/marketing.
  • Participates in various external committees, networks and working groups as required
  • Additional duties as required


  • Master’s degree in Education or related field of study
  • Minimum 7-years of related progressive experience in a post-secondary education environment collaborating with academic leaders on pathways and partnership activities
  • Strong leaderships skills with demonstrated experience managing staff within a unionized environment
  • Knowledge of Ontario postsecondary education, college-university partnerships, statutory legislation (e.g. CAAT Act, Postsecondary Excellence in Education Act), quality frameworks for diplomas (i.e. Ontario College Quality Assurance Service) and degrees (i.e. Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board)
  • Demonstrated project management skills with experience managing multiple projects within tight time frames and within budget
  • Strong relationship building skills with proven ability to establish and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communication skills (verbal/written/presentation); ability to communicate complex information in an effective, concise and tactful manner, both orally and in writing
  • Analytical skills and the ability to prevent and/or solve problems with flexibility, timeliness and imagination

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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.”

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by July 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #18-A-23. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).

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

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