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Title Dean, Community Services & Health Sciences
Division Faculty of Community Services and Health Sciences
Category Administrative Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $112,299 – $149,732
Band 15
Campus Waterfront
Effective Date ASAP
Duties George Brown College, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified colleges, is a leader in career-focused education and high quality graduates. The Office of the Dean (CSHS) and the Centre for Health Sciences are housed in a new purpose-built campus on the waterfront which inspires a collaborative approach to health care education. The Centre for Community Services is based at the St James campus accessible to a diverse community in the heart of downtown and the School of Early Childhood resides in the Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre which is also home to Ryerson University’s Studies in Community Health.  
 
Reporting to the Senior Vice-President Academic, this position is accountable for the overall academic and administrative leadership of diverse programs within Community Services & Health Sciences (CSHS) with a commitment to teaching, applied research, practice, outreach and student success. CSHS comprises 7 academic schools, with approximately 5,000 full-time students, and two applied learning environments that operate as business enterprises – 8 daycare lab schools and the WAVE Clinic providing services to clients in the areas of dental health, hearing instrument, fitness and health promotion. The role will drive the health sciences and community services education and applied research agenda by working closely with the sector communities, as well as government and private partners to ensure the Faculty and College are well positioned, relevant and sustainable both present and future.   
 
Specific accountabilities and responsibilities include:
  • Strategic academic leadership and sector positioning including initiatives in integrated programming and outreach to various partners to champion health care, community service and inter-professional education.  
  • Strategic business and operational planning including development and implementation of the Divisional Business Plan, a comprehensive outline of strategic priorities and initiatives that meet the College’s Strategy 2020 and Academic Plan goals. This includes student success, academic pathways, marketing and positioning, international partnerships, applied research, field and clinical placements, and financial management.
  • Academic and administrative leadership to divisional administration, faculty and staff including: maintaining accreditation and academic partnerships in professional programs; fostering teaching and learning competencies; and ensuring relevant program development, delivery and review.
  • College-level leadership and direction on College strategic priorities through membership on Academic and Senior Management Committees and other college steering and policy committees as required.
  • College representative on government and other external committees as appropriate.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related Health Sciences, Social Services or Business Administration program or equivalent.
  • Minimum thirteen years of progressive senior leadership experience of a large, complex and diverse organization, preferably in an education, health, community or social services, or counseling environment.
  • Academic management, teaching and research background is strongly preferred; some experience in public relations and fundraising would be ideal.
  • Superior leadership, team building and motivational skills within a unionized environment with a diverse student and staff population are essential.
  • Proven effectiveness in initiating and managing change, leading collaborative projects and exercising an action-oriented style resulting in decisive organizational focus and results.
  • Financial management and budget expertise.
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Effective skills in facilitation and dispute resolution.
  • Demonstrated communication skills including making presentations and report writing.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
 
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.
To Apply
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.
Competition # 13-007
Closing Date Open Until Filled