Dean of Pathways

Kenjgewin Teg - M'chigeeng, ON (30+ days ago)

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Kenjgewin Teg is an Anishnaabe controlled and directed education organization that strives to provide a comprehensive, qualitative, cultural and holistic approach to First Nations based education, training and services. Our vision is to give students the ability to see the gift they were given, in order to be able to succeed in this world!

The Dean of Pathways will act as an academic leader by providing program delivery supervision, coordination, administration and financial budgeting, while monitoring and reporting on key achievement and program deliverables including data management for the Pathway Programs. This position will participate as a team to strengthen local partnerships with organizations and communities dedicated to personal and community wellness, as an innovative strategy for Indigenous/Anishinabek youth and adult members in identifying a pathway approach to facilitate and help increase their employability and labour market readiness to attain employment or higher learning/vocational training.

Dean of Pathways:

Salary Range: EX2 Division Manager/Salary Grade Band M - Qualified Level M ($78,733 – 87,480 – 96,229)

The Dean of Pathways will have three focus areas of responsibility:

Oversee Academic Programming

The coordinating, facilitating and quality control of academic pathway programs is one of the responsibilities of a Dean. This may include strategic planning, budgeting and allocation of funds, implementation strategies and observing and evaluating knowledge keepers/elders/staff/instructors/professors in the classroom. The Dean will work closely with instructors and staff to ensure all academic goals are being met and the curriculum is appropriate.

Develop Policies and Procedures

The Dean will also be tasked with developing and overseeing policies and procedures for the department, institute, and school they oversee. The Dean will help draft these on their own, and/or may oversee committees whose role is to work on policy drafting. The Dean will also be responsible for ensuring all accreditation criteria is being met for the Institute’s programs and seeking accreditation for new programs when required.

Participate in Admissions

The Dean will be acutely involved in the admissions process and related issues and will form a large part of this job. The Dean will work with instructors /teachers and staff to create admission criteria for each pathway program the school offers. They may will oversee and assist students who are going through the admissions process by answering questions, reviewing documentation and financial information and approving students on the best suited program for their needs based on their learning levels and achievement to date.


  • Undergraduate degree in education
  • A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Minimum 5 years of substantial experience in a management role
  • Must possess Principal’s Qualification (Part 1 & Part II)
  • Proven skills, training and experience in educational leadership with a thorough understanding of operating a private secondary school in Ontario for Ministry inspection
  • Possess strong leadership with excellent interpersonal skills and communication and the ability to build and develop effective relationships with all levels of staff, students and parents
  • Ability to facilitate and deliver presentations is essential
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, report writing skills to write and format moderately complex correspondence, including memos, letters, proposals, reports, meeting minutes and ability to maintain filing systems and databases
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment; (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), monitor and produce statistical reports including student management data systems utilizing ONSIS, Trevlac and Orbund as required and necessary
  • Strong knowledge of general office procedures involving procurement, travel arrangements, budget management and reports
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task and meet multiple and/or unexpected deadlines and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision in a demanding work environment
  • Must have Valid Driver’s license with reliable vehicle
  • Appreciation and knowledge of the Anishinabek culture, principles, values, language, history and customs and supportive of Anishinabek practices, language revitalization and protocols

Deadline: Thursday October 31, 2019 at 12 noon

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $78,733.00 to $96,229.00 /year


  • substantial: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)