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Organization Overview
Centennial College prepares people to excel in the careers they want and the ever-changing world they face. That is their promise to students and they practice it every day. How is this accomplished? Through exemplary teaching, leadership and innovative programming that emphasizes new skills and blurs the line between work and learning. Their students graduate as global citizens aware of social justice and equity issues, capable of contributing anywhere in the world.
As a learning-centered college their philosophy as an employer is no different. They take pride in being one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. They are committed to providing a dynamic, inclusive and engaging work environment built on respect for all people. Based on solid values and a fundamental belief in the strength and richness that diversity brings to their workforce, they welcome Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons to apply.
Title Chair, Nursing- School of Community & Health Studies
Position Summary
Centennial is looking for an exceptional leader with strong managerial experience, capable of bringing a learner-centric approach to a large and complex department. Student success will be a crucial aspect of the role; do you have demonstrable experience to leverageand ensure student experience at Centennial is world-class? In this role, you will provide leadership in the development, delivery and ongoing review including external accreditation or program approval and licensing requirement processes of a related cluster of courses and programs in both full-time and/or part-time delivery formats (Practical Nursing (Full time, Flex and Internationally Educated Nurses programs), Health Foundations, Personal Support Worker and various Continuing Education programs) offered by the School. 
You will report to the Dean of the School of Community and Health Studies, providing academic and administrative leadership, supervision and direction to faculty, managers, support staff and/or students in the School. You will also seek out research/grant opportunities and respond to RFPs from various sources to build research and scholarship capacity for the department and School. Finally, you will play a leadership role in inter-professional education activities within the School.
Qualifications Individuals possessing a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Education or related field will be considered for the role, with advanced nursing credentials as an asset. A minimum of 5 years of industry related experience is expected, with extensive relevant management experience. Applicants for the position should possess a current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses and be able to provide effective and positive academic and administrative leadership.
You will demonstrate success in creating a vision and managing change within complex systems, and have expertise in effective teaching practice, curriculum development, inter-professional education and collaboration as well as in the area of simulation. Ability in e-learning and the usage of a wide variety of social media are expected, as are skills in managing equity issues to work with diverse populations through negotiation and conflict resolution. You are demonstrably able to conduct, participate in and promote scholarly activities, and have proven ability to develop and promote effective internal and external partnerships and agreements, in addition to writing and applying for research grants/proposals. You possess demonstrated skills in financial stewardship, including budget development and balancing operational budget priorities, as well as in the development and implementation of effective strategic/academic/business plans. Finally, you will have experience, knowledge, and understanding of working effectively in a diverse and unionized environment.
Classification Permanent - Administration
Posting Date 8/26/2014
Closing Date 9/17/2014
Application Info If you are an exceptional candidate who shares our client’s beliefs and passion for student success, we invite you to contact Cheryl Lai for more information (t: 416-364-6229, ext. 121; clai@phelpsgroup.ca); or send a detailed cover letter and résumé submitted in confidence to centennial@phelpsgroup.ca quoting project code PH142802 in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Salary Range $79,654 - $118,349
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