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30 Aug 2018

Executive Management Vice President, Academic

College of New CaledoniaPrince George, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description


The College of New Caledonia is located in scenic central British Columbia, at the hub of BC’s economic growth. The College has played an important role in training and educating residents in northern B.C. since 1969. We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019.

We serve an area that is approximately 117,500 square kilometers, or 12% of the province. Our campuses in Prince George, Quesnel, Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake are particularly reactive to the needs of the communities they serve.

Information on the College can be found at: and also in our 2018/19 Student View Book at:

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: and


In consultation with the President and the other vice-president(s), this position is accountable for the planning, programming, direction, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs and services.

The Vice President, Academic will take the lead in establishing a consistent academic agenda throughout the institution.


  • Establish and achieve annual and multi-year objectives consistent with the organization’s Strategic and Action Plans through the effective utilization of financial, personnel, facility, and material resources and the effective leadership of the Educational Administrators Team.
  • Take the lead on the development, implementation and accountability of the Education Plan.
  • Review and promote improvements within CNC that enhances student centeredness, learner outcomes, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships/partnerships with other institutions and BC post-secondary system partners.
  • Build effective working relationships and plan for educational programs and services that will address provincial priorities and satisfy the needs of government, business, industry, and communities (including First Nations communities) and learners within the College region.
  • Maintain the relevance of such programs and services through the development of new programs, and the modification of existing program mix and the orderly deletion of programs whose priority status has declined.
  • Ensure the quality of programs and services through the effective leadership of Deans, Directors, and Regional Principals and through commitment to clearly defined, relevant course objectives; development and application of an effective evaluation system; and encouragement and support for more cost‑effective delivery systems.
  • Contribute to the effective management of the College through the design and development of appropriate procedures, policies, and systems; active participation in the Executive Committee, and support for the President in meeting informational requirements of the Board.
  • Provide liaison and support with regard to issues directly affecting learners.
  • Develop effective working relationships and participate as a highly collaborative team member within the College Executive Committee and Management Team.
  • Involved in Labour Relations, contract administration and negotiations.
  • Will also be involved in negotiations with external agencies.
  • Represent the College at external functions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.


  • Master’s Degree required (Doctorate strongly preferred).
  • Demonstrated success in the role of academic administrator in at least a similar sized post-secondary institution with a minimum five years of relevant experience as an administrator and a minimum of five years of instructional experience in the public post-secondary system. Knowledge of BC post-secondary system. Experience in a multi-campus setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered approach and philosophy with regard to teaching and learning and demonstrated empathy towards concerns and challenges facing students.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and facilitation skills with the ability to bring together the input and views of others in order to move decisions and activities forward. Able to contribute effectively within a highly collaborative Executive Committee.
  • Highly effective listening skills and the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with government, First Nations and other institutions and agencies including success in developing and establishing partnerships with other post-secondary institutions and school districts.
  • Demonstrated experience in experiential learning and alternative delivery methods.
  • Sound resource management skills using evidence based decision making.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with union representatives and has managed operations in accordance with terms and conditions of collective agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to combine strategic thinking with an action orientation. Able to make the link between curriculum development, instructional quality and overall organizational success.
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to conclude matters and achieve results.
  • Demonstrated resiliency and effective conflict resolution skills. Able to work effectively in a fast paced and challenging environment with heavy workloads and many competing demands. Able to lead and work through complex issues and to make and effectively communicate difficult decisions.

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

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 communicate in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.

SALARY: The salary range for the position is $123,750 to $165,000 with an excellent benefits package;


DESIRED START DATE: January 1, 2019

SCREENING DATE: Screening of applications will begin on September 18, 2018. Applications received up until this date will be reviewed, applications received after this date may be considered. Interviews will take place in Prince George on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For further details on this position, or to apply, visit this opportunity at . 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:

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: 100,000 and above.

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