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Vice President, Academic

Job ID6D-2F-18-44-0E-E4
CompanyConfederation College
LocationThunder Bay
Date Posted2021-05-03
Posted Until2021-07-02
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
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The Vice President, Academic (VPA) is the chief academic officer of the College and is accountable for the planning, organizing, staffing, management and delivery of all academic operations. This includes responsibility for the International Education Centre, Workforce Development and the Registrar’s Office. Our academic schools are divided as follows: Access (includes Distance Education and the Regional Campuses); Business, Hospitality and Media Arts; Health and Community Services; Indigenous Studies and Student Success; and Engineering Technology, Trades and Aviation.

The position is accountable for the content and delivery of the College’s postsecondary and non-postsecondary full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programs, along with support services for domestic, Indigenous and international students. The incumbent is responsible for academic quality, relevancy and competitiveness of the academic programs and learning experiences. The VP Academic also provides leadership for short and long-term strategic planning, policy development and direction to the administrative staff responsible for the diverse range of academic programs and student services across the College.

The VPA is a senior administrator who participates in the overall management of the College as a member of the President’s senior management team. The VPA is a staff resource to the Board of Governors and is called upon to assume the role of Acting President and official spokesperson for the College when required.

The VPA will take a key role in the execution of the College’s post-COVID recovery strategy.
Start DateJuly 2021
Salary$126,716 - $168,954
Education RequirementsThe ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree and will be a respected, proven and engaging academic leader with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible managerial experience, preferably in an academic setting.
ExperienceThe ideal candidate will be a respected, proven and engaging academic leader with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible managerial experience, preferably in an academic setting. They will bring a strong commitment to and understanding of “Access”, Indigenous education and “community” to inspire others across the institution, infuse positive, transformational change, and advocate for academic excellence, quality and outcomes that will benefit all students. An understanding of complex and competing priorities, an ability to manage a diverse workload and achieve program and financial outcomes is required.
Work SettingsPost Secondary Institution
OtherSince 1967, Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario with a main campus in Thunder Bay, and regional campuses in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Longlac (Greenstone), Kenora, Marathon, Red Lake and Sioux Lookout. The College offers 56 full-time programs in 11 areas of study to an average of 7,000 combined full- and part-time students per year, including a large international and Indigenous student population. With highly trained faculty, smaller class sizes and a dynamic learning environment, Confederation College offers programs and courses that provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.

Our Thunder Bay Campus is situated on the shores of Lake Superior, which is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples. This historical meeting place called Anemki Wahjewd is home to the Anishinaabe. Traditionally, the Great Lakes enabled Indigenous peoples to gather for trade, alliance building and decision making. Upon the arrival of European settlers these waterways supported the intercultural exchange that occurred. Today, Indigenous peoples and Canadians are coming to terms with the legacy of colonialism. The prospect of renewed relationships and reconciliation processes are ongoing. It is against this backdrop that Confederation College acknowledges that it is on Indigenous land. In recognition of this colonial history Confederation College is embarking on renewed relationships with Indigenous peoples as partners for change in education.

Employing approximately 400 full-time and 200 FTE part-time employees, Confederation College has an annual operating budget of approximately $90 million and is governed by a volunteer Board of 12 appointed external members, 4 elected internal members and the College President.
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