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Title Chair, School of Media
Job ID 13A-1037
Campus/Site Seneca@York
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Design, the Chair provides academic leadership and management to the School of Media. The School of Media will draw from Seneca’s already established excellent reputation in the field of nearly thirty years of training excellence in the media and communication industries to focus on the current and future direction of television and radio broadcasting, journalism, mass communication, corporate event production, and related media industries. The incumbent will lead the development of expanded program directions, a strong school identity, a positive reputation and a clear mandate and direction through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current and relevant to student needs and workplace expectations, as well as responsive to the mission and policies of the College. The Chair will work as a member of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Design team in the development and implementation of annual and longer-term academic operational plans that address both immediate and longer-term priorities of the College and its programs.
Responsibilities • Provides academic leadership in the School/Department and ensures that the current and future educational needs of students are met.
• Proposes and operationalizes a plan for program expansion and School growth, including innovation in experiential learning models.
• Develops and maintains external partnerships with business and industry to investigate future development opportunities, growth for the school, placement for students, co-op, etc.
• Fosters an environment that contributes to the development of cross-disciplinary learning activities and applied research opportunities for both faculty and students;
• Projects student enrolment targets and determines the positioning of the program to match labour market trends; develops, launches and monitors the teaching and learning process for all courses within the School/Department(s).
• Ensures that learning outcomes conform to College, MTCU and accreditation standards; evaluates and recommends the need for modification of existing courses/programs and the introduction of new courses/programs to reflect market influences, employment opportunities, changing technology, economic, market influences and student demand.
• Provides project leadership on behalf of the Dean through program evaluation, strategic partnerships, marketing and promotions.
• Develops and maintains external partnerships with business and industry to investigate future development opportunities, growth for the school, placement for students, co-op, etc.
• Provides leadership in human resource management and development so that student success is achieved; recruits, selects and develops staff in keeping with established competencies and Faculty strategic direction.
• Facilitates effective communications within the School, encouraging active participation in decision-making and support for School, Faculty and College initiatives.
• Assigns Faculty and staff workloads in accordance with College policy and Collective Agreements. Reviews and approves faculty timetables; manages all staff performance related activities including: performance reviews, professional development and understands related employment laws such as Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, etc.
• Supports, coaches and mentors full and part time employees; mediates first level disputes involving faculty, staff or students and/or ensures students receive effective advisement and support.
Qualifications • Demonstrated competencies attained through a Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline along with 5 years related experience with progressive levels of responsibility including several years in a leadership role, preferably obtained within an education environment.
• Demonstrated exceptional analytical, organizational and managerial skills within a diverse and unionized environment.
• Effective and efficient communication (verbal and oral), listening and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to consultation in the resolution of problems or in the identification of opportunities.
• Professional presentation skills both verbally and written; well-developed public relations and relationship-building skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting and fostering academic excellence and student success within the school/department(s); must have the ability to motivate and inspire faculty and staff to high performance.
• Intermediate computer skill level of the MS Office Suite software package.
• Must have good judgement and the ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural/lingual/able academic environment.
Required Date June 2013
Posting Date May 22, 2013
Closing Date Open Until Filled
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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