Associate Dean- School of Foundational Learning
Bow Valley College
6d ago

Job Description

Bow Valley College open doors and open minds by creating opportunities for learners, employees, employers, and communities, and by shaping the future of college education.

Our mission is to include all learners, challenge our thinking, remove barriers, provide opportunity, and make all learning count.

Why work at Bow Valley College? We have been named one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers for 2019. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners success, as well as each other s.

Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-

workers and supervisors. We are currently accepting applications for the role of Associate Dean- School for Foundational Learning (Senior High School Program).

Reporting to the Dean, School of Foundational Learning, the incumbent will provide academic and administrative leadership to faculty, staff, and students in the School to promote excellence in teaching and learning and to foster a culture of scholarly activity.

The Associate Dean will contribute to the College’s Open Doors Open Minds vision, the Academic and Research Plan, and champion our innovative and entrepreneurial approach to excellence in teaching and learning at Bow Valley College.

This role also includes planning, developing and ongoing review of programs and services, ensuring operational effectiveness and efficiency in delivery, excellent financial management, and learner satisfaction.

Maintaining a high level of performance through effective recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, evaluating and training of faculty and staff within the school is a key function of the Associate Dean.

This role works closely with the Dean, Program Chairs, faculty and support staff in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programs / courses.

The AD leads new program / course development and revenue generation in the school and may act on behalf of the Dean as required.

Together with the Dean, the AD provides leadership and direction with partnerships and collaborative initiatives that involve the community, professional associations, agencies, and other post-

secondary institutions. The Associate Dean contributes to governance processes, to accreditation readiness, and to assessment initiatives.

Job Requirements Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of master’s degree in related field.
  • Five years experience in a post-secondary environment, preferably with experience both in teaching and academic leadership;
  • experience in the area of applied research would be considered an asset.

  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.
  • Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Police Information Check.
  • Preferred Attributes

  • Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Proven ability to supervise and provide leadership to faculty and staff within a post-secondary environment.
  • Possesses superior leadership, people management and coaching / mentoring skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated ability to steward resources in support of learner success.
  • Proven effective and positive management style for people and resolution of issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with adult teaching and learning practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to support research and scholarly activities.
  • Advanced interpersonal and relationship building capabilities, including the ability to foster team work and collaborative working relationships;
  • facilitation and mediation skills; and the ability to influence and build consensus among diverse groups and individuals.

  • Proven capacity to manage change
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creativity and analytical ability.
  • Ability to develop internal and external partnerships.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications (specifically, MS Office and EXCEL).
  • Possesses superior leadership, people management and coaching / mentoring skills.
  • Ability to influence.
  • Visionary, strategic planner.
  • Program development at the post-secondary level.
  • Supervision and leadership.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Core Competencies Building / Nurturing / Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective

  • Builds rapport to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.
  • Is open-minded when different perspectives are presented.
  • Models Agility Is open to and adapts well to change and is not knocked off balance by the unexpected. Communicates effectively with colleagues and others to support the implementation of change. Organization Advocacy

  • Demonstrates commitment and support of the College in day-to-day interactions with stakeholders and clients.
  • Models a positive image to others both inside and outside the organization.
  • Critical Decision Making

  • Views situations from a broad perspective rather than just their own.
  • Anticipates multiple possible causes and consequences of events.
  • Open Communication / Listening Discusses with supervisor any potential upcoming challenges in their day to day work Maintains respectful, open communications with supervisors, co-

    workers and colleagues, in order to share both information. Leadership Competencies Plans for the Future (Business Acumen)

  • Remains aware regarding academic, industry and relevant external environment trends affecting their team / area.
  • Contributes to the development of their faculty / departments vision and strategic direction.
  • Sets strategic direction for their own team that aligns and supports the College’s strategic plans and own department plans.
  • Innovates and Inspires Creativity and Fosters Engagement (Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship)

  • Encourages innovation and creative thinking within their team.
  • Explores and implements best practices to evolve their team / area.
  • Develops Leadership Capabilities

  • Aligns capabilities with the needs and demands of their area.
  • Provides appropriate upward feedback. Develops direct reports through regular coaching, career planning and proactive performance management.
  • This is a continuous, exempt management position. Please note all successful candidates will be required to provide copies of government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

    Minimum Education Requirements Master's Degree Location BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary)

    Job Family Management FTE Per Individual (%) 100 Closing Date 5 / 31 / 2019 Employment Status Continuous Salary Commensurate with experience

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