Posted on July 13, 2016 - GC1614

Company: NSCC
Position: Academic Chair - School of Trades and Technology and School of Applied Arts and New Media
Location: Lawrencetown and Middleton, Nova Scotia
Salary: $89,472 to $105,262 annually
Contact Name: Jaclynn Kelly
Deadline: July 28, 2016

Job Description

Academic Chair - School of Trades & Technology and School of Applied Arts & New Media


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) –Annapolis Valley Campus, Lawrencetown and Middleton, Nova Scotia

School of Trades & Technology and School of Applied Arts & New Media
Continuing Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately August 8, 2016
Salary range: $89,472 to $105,262 annually

Application deadline is midnight, July 28, 2016

Competition No. 2016-218

What you’ll be doing…

You will provide academic and administrative leadership to the School of Trades & Technology and School of Applied Arts & New Media programs offered at the Annapolis Valley Campus, including the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), an International geomatics training centre of the Nova Scotia Community College, offering training at the post-secondary and post-graduate levels.  As a key member of the provincial School of Trades & Technology and School of Applied Arts & New Media Leadership Teams, you will provide strategic vision for growth and innovation in the development of programs.

As a member of the Valley Region Management Team, you will provide academic leadership in program development, delivery, and quality assurance and contribute to the effective management of physical, financial and human resources.

You will develop and maintain a network of strategic internal and external relationships with relevant local and provincial industry and educational partners in order to support and expand programs and increase student enrolment.  As well, you will establish and maintain national and international contacts in industry, with educators, and with professional associations.

The current portfolio includes approximately 30 direct staff reports, approximately 250 students (full-time & part-time) and programming including, but not limited to:  Applied Arts, Energy Sustainability, Geomatics, Information Technology, and Plumbing.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day.  An innovative, creative, problem-solver who balances strategic emphasis and opportunities with the operational requirements of a post-secondary education institution.  COGS is recognized as a centre of technical excellence and we’re looking for someone to elevate it to new horizons.  Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you? 

You have:


Minimum qualifications:

  • Undergraduate university degree in the field of technology, engineering or sciences. 

  • A graduate degree is desirable.

Minimum experience:

  • Minimum of five years of recent progressive occupational experience, and a minimum of five years’ experience in a management role.

  • Your experience in the field includes leadership/management in adult education and teaching at a post-secondary level.

  • Familiar with relevant computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Thorough knowledge of adult learning theory and principles and a proven ability to apply this knowledge in the development and delivery of programs.

  • You understand the importance of applied learning in a modern framework where research and program curriculum co-exist and support each other.

  • As the manager of technology programs, you recognize the evolution of technology and how it will impact program currency and relevancy.

  • Change is fundamental to your work, as you continually adapt to developments in your portfolio of programs.

  • You bring a proven track record of effective leadership and management, supporting your staff in maintaining acceptable standards of training and instruction within technical fields.

  • You have experience effectively managing physical and financial resources in order to ensure effective service delivery.

  • Your proven ability to quickly establish effective and credible relationships, both internally and externally, is also essential in the role.

  • Above all, you have energy, drive and passion about NSCC’s critical role in the province’s economic and community development.

  • Results driven, your superb interpersonal and problem solving skills will be critical for your success in enhancing program delivery.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives.  You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career.
You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive.  You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner.

Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

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