Chair, Academic Access Centre

Algonquin College - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Faculty of Arts, Media and Design (Robyn Heaton)

Position Type:
Full-Time Administrative

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Anticipated Start Date:
September 08, 2020

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Posting Information

This job posting is now accepting applications from all qualified individuals.

Posting Closing Date:
August 17, 2020

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Job Description:
Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, the Chair is responsible for providing academic leadership in the management and administration of faculty, support staff and students in the Academic Access Centre (AAC) which includes:

Academic Upgrading Program
Academic Access Advisors
Academic Assistance for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AAADD)

The Chair is accountable for the planning, development, delivery and financial viability of the Academic Access Centre. The Acting Chair facilitates the ongoing review of existing activity, the development of new initiatives, and the involvement of the Centre in contract activity to meet the needs of students in accordance with the College’s Strategic Plan. The Chair conducts first level investigations of complaints from students and staff and initiates the problem solving process. The incumbent establishes positive working relationships with other College departments, government agencies and community partners.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related discipline
A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant work experience with a minimum of five (5) years recent experience in positions of progressive levels of responsibility;
Minimum two (2) years working in an adult education setting;
Demonstrated experience with managing budgets and government contracts;
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Excellent group facilitation and conflict resolution skills;
Demonstrated superior organizational, planning, and financial management skills;
Demonstrated ability to engage the external community and develop partnership linkages;
Ability to respond quickly to rapidly changing market conditions;
Experience working in an adult education setting either as a result of prior teaching, curriculum development, and/or educational consultancy;
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to student success, teaching excellence and quality education;
Experience managing personnel in a unionized environment would be considered an asset.
In depth knowledge of College policies, procedures and programming is an asset
Experience with adult academic upgrading and literacy programming in a continuous intake environment is an asset

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. However internal candidates will receive first consideration based on qualifications. If you are invited for an interview, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you may require. Workplace accommodations are available. While we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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