Dean, Faculty of Technology & Trades

March 24 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Education, Library, Engineering, Management, Consulting, Education, Training, Engineering, Project, Project management, Planning, Research & development, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Quality, Test, Inspection, Executive
Kingston, ON


Reporting to the Senior VP Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Technology & Trades provides vision, leadership, strategic planning, and management direction to faculty and staff responsible for academic operations in the Schools assigned areas of responsibility. 

Working collaboratively with a team of senior administrators to realize the strategic plan of the college, the incumbent supports and ensures an exceptional student learning experience in related programs by advancing academic priorities in teaching & learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Applied Research and partnerships. 

The incumbent represents the College and Schools externally and, in collaboration, participates in partnership development and fundraising for the Schools.  The Dean facilitates college-wide coordination of strategic initiatives, monitoring college-wide results and participates in the development and approval of academic, enrolment management, human resource and operating budget decisions.


Education and Experience:

Certificate of qualification from Red Seal and or a terminal credential, preferably in a technology related field or a Master's degree. 12 years of progressive experience including leadership responsibilities with evidence of leading others towards innovation and excellence, a PHD degree is an asset. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the field of teaching, curriculum and program development, students' assessment from a learning outcomes perspective, academic quality assurance, and budgeting. 

Experience in the recruitment, management of human resources, development, and performance management of staff.  Experience with the development and implementation of new projects and programming will be preferred.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of andragogy/adult learning strategies and commitment to academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an inclusive, diverse environment that supports a sense of belonging for all faculty, staff and students.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, with proven ability to manage complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to support innovation in teaching and learning and evidenced based practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a collegial, collaborative work environment that supports learning centered principles/delivery, inter-divisional collaboration and encourages open communication and creativity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with business and community service groups.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to diffuse/resolve conflict.
  • Highly developed advising/coaching skills and ability to resolve problems/disputes and facilitate success strategies for vulnerable students.
  • Effective communication skills (written/verbal) with proven ability to motivate, lead and manage people.
  • Well-developed understanding of business financial processes and systems, including management of a complex budgeting process.
  • Ability to develop and/or implement campus objectives that are consistent with the College's strategic directions.
  • Reliable problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proficient in project management, negotiation and advocacy.
  • Understanding of staffing/employment processes, including recruitment, selection, training, development and performance management.
  • Demonstrated ability to support diversity and belonging with a global mindset
  • Highly efficient within a multi-tasking environment.

Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:

Travel to off-campus locations or other campuses is a requirement of the position. The incumbent must also have the ability to walk through applied research installations.

The successful incumbent must have the ability to report to the work location or work temporarily from a remote work location with reliable internet access, as approved by the College and in accordance with the College's Telework Policy.  


  • Administrative Group: Pay Band 15: $130,053. - $173,403. per annum, commensurate on education and experience. In addition to the salary, the position is eligible for pay for performance.
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Posted Date: March 19, 2021
  • Closing Date: April 9, 2021 (4:00 p.m.)
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