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22 Nov 2017

Executive Management Vice-President, Academic

Manitoba Institute of Trades and TechnologyWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Job Description

The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) offers post-secondary certificates and diplomas alongside comprehensive, integrated secondary programming, all directly linked to current labour market needs. MITT gives students a competitive edge by providing the latest technology and training for careers in the areas of Health Care and Human Services, Information and Business Technology, and Skilled Trades.

Vice-President, Academic

Reporting to the President, the Vice-President, Academic (VPA), will be a key member of the Institution’s executive leadership team and will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning and management direction for all academic operations. As a senior academic leader the VPA will be accountable for the planning, development, direction, content, and delivery of the Institution’s post-secondary and secondary academic programs and services as well as apprenticeship, continuing education, and adult education. The VPA will provide strategic advice and make recommendations to the President and the Institution’s governing Board concerning the Institutes’ academic activities and plans; and ­will be accountable for decision-making affecting the current and future effectiveness and academic and fiscal viability of the Institution.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides overall institutional leadership for MITT’s senior academic team including the post-secondary deans as well as key leaders of continuing education and the lifelong learning institute; MITT’s stand-alone high school and partnerships with school divisions; the centre for teaching and innovation; student services; enrollment services; and institutional analysis
  • Develops and provides thought leadership on program innovation and leads the development and realization of MITT’s academic plan
  • Provides leadership in the community becoming a champion for MITT’s programs and services and the broader role of the Institute in ameliorating social and economic challenges.
  • Acts as Chair of Academic Council providing oversight over the Institute’s program approvals and its quality assurance mechanisms
  • Provide leadership in planning, developing and implementing new, and progressive academic programs
  • Ensure an effective program review process as well as a process for program suspension
  • Assume leadership and responsibility for establishing an environment which promotes respect for students, faculty and staff and recognizes initiative and excellence
  • Provide strong academic leadership in the development and strengthening of external relations and the formation of pathways and partnerships with industry, the community, and other key academic partners in Winnipeg, Manitoba, across Canada, and internationally
  • Ensure the Institute adheres to provincial and other reporting requirements and processes
  • Support effective labor relations and labor management coordination, with specific reference to academic unions and MITT’s collective agreements
  • Supports the realization of MITT’s “student focused” mission and manages issues from students and staff that have been escalated beyond resolution at the decanal level
  • Actively participates with the President and other members of the executive leadership team in strategic planning and administrative decision making for the Institution
  • Ensures accountability for the development and monitoring of the operating and capital budget guidelines for all academic programs
  • Supports MITT’s commitment to reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • At minimum, a Master’s degree – equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • A minimum of 10 years work related experience, preferably in a senior leadership role in post-secondary and/or secondary
  • Demonstrated track record of success in an academic leadership role; leading and managing innovative and progressive change with academic staff
  • Demonstrated success in the development of new, innovative, and progressive programs and that lead to student success and partnerships with industry, the community, and other academic partners
  • Demonstrated leadership and skills in working within a unionized environment; experience in leading collective bargaining negotiations would be an asset
  • Excellent human resource management skills and proven experience in conflict resolution, facilitation and coaching/mentoring
  • Broad knowledge of teaching, learning and delivery methodologies, with direct instructional experience in post-secondary and/or secondary learning environments
  • Demonstrated experience leading organizational initiatives that incorporate Indigenous and intercultural components into curriculum and instruction

To apply in confidence, submit a cover letter and a detailed resume to Human Resources at Quote 2017-011 in the email subject line.

Application deadline: December 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

We are growing, come grow with us. MITT offers a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

MITT is committed to an employment equity practice that achieves a workforce reflective of the community at large. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare.

This position requires the successful completion of a Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management.

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