2019-420 - Manager, School of Business and Creative Industries - Central Office

Nova Scotia Community College - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Central Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia

School of Business and Creative Industries
Continuing, Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately February 24, 2020
Application deadline is 4PM, January 30, 2020
Competition No. 2019-420
Salary range: $93,564.29 to $110,075.64 annually


Under the direction of the Dean, you will be responsible for developing and stewarding sector specific programming strategies, for the School of Business and Creative Industries with a focus in the Creative Industries program cluster, which ranges from Graphic Design and Digital Animation, to Radio-Television-Journalism, Music Production and Engineering. You will work across industry and key stakeholders to conduct occupational and gap analysis and identify viable programming in key national, regional and provincial industry sectors. You will develop and write compelling business cases for new areas of programming and potential funders.

You will be a key member of the School Leadership Team, provide strategic advice to the Dean, and will contribute to the overall direction and implementation of School programming and priorities. You will develop and leverage internal and external relationships to identify new program and project opportunities in the School, on NSCC campuses, Continuing Education, Apprenticeship, Customized Learning and across multiple delivery modes. You may also identify and participate in applied research and innovation initiatives that contribute to the growth and development of the key industry sectors in the province.

You are a creative and action-oriented leader who demonstrates a passion for education and economic growth and inspires cross-functional teams to create the programming of tomorrow.


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:
The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree in a field related to the School of Business and Creative Industries. An education focused in the Creative Industries, a Master's Degree in Education, or a Project Management designation, would be considered an asset.
You have a minimum of 7 years of recent and related occupational leadership experience of a results-oriented team. Occupational experience in the Creative Industries would be considered an asset.
Occupational leadership experience in the Arts, Cultural or Entertainment sector, or in a post-secondary educational environment, would be considered an asset.
Experience developing and managing strategy, plans and projects.
Proven track record in building internal and external relationships.
Specific areas or required demonstrated experience include analytical skills, strong technical writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite.
You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.
You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrated passion for learning and views challenges as opportunities for learning and continuous improvement.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated record of dealing with sensitive issues in an innovative, professional way.
Ability to direct, influence and manage several functions simultaneously with a demonstrated practice of promoting collaboration and collegiality.
Ability to operate independently and exercise sound judgment.
Strong understanding of Adult Education principles and their application.
Bias towards action.
Creative and innovative thinker.
You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization.
You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
You are a strong communicator.
You have strong project management skills, specifically overseeing multiple educational programs.
You have demonstrated strength in supervising, managing and leading a team.
Frequent travel within Nova Scotia. Must have a valid drivers license.
Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Dan Bubar at Dan.Bubar@nscc.ca Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

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