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1 Dec 2017

Executive Management Vice President, Education

Selkirk CollegeCastlegar, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

The Organization: Selkirk College

Located in the West Kootenay/Boundary regions of the southern interior of British Columbia, Selkirk College consists of five campuses and three learning centres, employing over 550 staff and educating more than 2,400 full-time students and almost 12,000 students each year. Established in 1966, Selkirk College is the oldest regional college in BC, and has developed a distinct reputation for providing innovative and unique learning and professional development opportunities that empowers students to reach their full potential.

Selkirk’s small class sizes, award-winning and internationally recognized faculty, enhanced focus on student success and affordable tuition, and responsive and flexible teaching environment allow for an unsurpassed college experience and unshakable commitment to students’ personal, professional, and academic success. As an employer of choice in one of the most beautiful regions in the country, Selkirk offers a wide variety of professional development and learning opportunities in a progressive environment that promotes excellence and innovation while inspiring intellectual inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking.

To learn more, please visit Selkirk College’s website.


The Opportunity: Vice President, Education

Reporting to the President, the Vice President, through a proactive, consultative, and collaborative process, is accountable for effective educational leadership, covering all aspects of education and the student learning environment. S/he is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of resources in the Education Division to meet appropriate instructional standards, legislated requirements, and contractual agreements. The Vice President also leads initiatives for the continuous improvement of educational and learning processes.

In particular, the Vice President leads the College’s Education Division, comprising the educational schools headed by Deans, School Chairs, and other administrators. The Vice President is responsible for ensuring that all schools, student services, and student support departments respond effectively to student learning needs within resource constraints, innovating and collaborating to identify requirements and achieve goals.

The Vice President is the senior instructional officer of the College, with responsibility for engendering and supporting a climate of collegiality and team management throughout the institution. Chairing the Deans’ Committee and ensuring it meets its mandate, the VP will contribute to ongoing educational planning and policy development and implementation consistent with the College’s mission, vision, values, strategic directions, Accountability Plan and Report, Board governance Executive Limitations policies, collective agreements, and Provincial Ministry directives and policy.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in a related discipline; a Ph.D. or Ed.D. is an asset;
  • Several years of progressive educational leader-ship at a senior level, such as a Director, Dean, or Vice President;
  • Experience directing large education-based programs in a post-secondary or educational institution environment;
  • Solid experience in budget development and management;
  • Experience in policy writing and implementation;
  • Sound experience in human resources management; and
  • Experience as an instructor.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed at:

Contact: Nick Lay or Greg Longster
Davies Park Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422

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

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