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Chair, School of Work & College Preparation
Preparatory & Liberal Studies
$84,200 – $112,266
Reporting to the Dean, Preparatory and Liberal Studies, the incumbent is responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership, supervision and direction to faculty, staff and students in the School of Work and College Preparation programs and projects. These include Literacy and Basic Skills, Literacy and Basic Skills for Deaf Students, College Vocational, Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Community Services, Hospitality Services, Augmented Education, and other preparatory programs and related projects.
Responsible for the overall administration and leadership of academic programs, including strategic planning, development, and delivery for 9 programs teams and supervises approximately 80 staff, including full-time and non-full-time faculty.
Works collaboratively, as part of the division’s administrative team, in the development and implementation of programming and service to meet the needs of students and other stakeholders in the School as well as across the division and elsewhere in the college.
Ensures that the School’s initiatives are aligned with the divisional and college strategic plans and direction and is responsible for new program development and implementation, as well as ongoing review and improvement of all programs in the School.
Responsible for the cyclical operation of School programs, including staff workload assignments, scheduling, timetables, program planning, enrolment planning, business planning, and budgets.
Provides leadership through effective recruitment, selection, development, mentoring, coaching, and evaluation of faculty and staff.
Conducts first level investigations and initiates problem-solving processes for issues and conflicts effectively and efficiently.
Utilizes the Collective Agreements and College policies and procedures to assist in resolving difficulties and disputes.
Actively builds and sustains partnerships internally and externally and seeks opportunities to collaborate for program growth and improvement.
Seeks and participates in projects that advance knowledge and enhance the College’s position as a leader in relevant content areas, including proactively attracting new sources of revenue.
Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant area (e.g., Education, Psychology, Social Work).
Three years management experience with supervisory responsibilities, preferably in a post-secondary educational institution or unionized environment.
At least two years’ post-secondary teaching experience or equivalent in relevant disciplines, with demonstrated understanding of the teaching and learning process and commitment to education.
Understanding of a diverse range of students, including students facing barriers or challenges to succeeding in post-secondary education; demonstrated commitment to access to education.
Experience with strategic planning, program planning, budget development, project management, collaborative decision-making, and team-building.
Strong leadership skills, including successful experience creative and nurturing productive teams, resolving conflicts, mentoring and coaching staff, and creating positive, inspiring work environments.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in a complex academic environment with a diverse student and staff population.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.