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Associate Dean - Extended Education and Community Wellness and Health

Permanent Full Time


Red Deer Polytechnic

Deadline: 2021-10-29

Posted: 2021-09-27

Red Deer Polytechnic is hiring for an Associate Dean, Division of Extended Education and Community Wellness and Health to support us as we continue to grow and look toward our future as a polytechnic institution. We are striving to plan effectively and efficiently for the long-term success of our students, faculty, staff and institution.

To that end, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize the vision for our exciting future. We look forward to having you on our team.

In an entrepreneurial and team-focused environment, the Associate Dean is responsible for academic leadership within their school or division and promotes excellence within a learner-centred environment.

Leading a comprehensive learner-focused team, the Associate Dean has overall responsibility for the development/redevelopment, delivery and assessment of programs and curriculum to contribute to the School/Divisions reputation as a hub of innovation and incubation for lifelong learning programming. The Associate Dean is responsible for key decision making in relation to program and course development within the School/Division, and for achieving strategic and financial targets.

The Associate Dean utilizes flexibility and creativity to execute the programming goals of the School/Division to meet community needs while meeting the fiscal targets of the School.

The Associate Dean provides support and mentorship as the direct supervisor to staff, faculty, and instructors including work plans, professional development and scholarly activity to ensure delivery of a high-quality learning experience for learners.

The Associate Dean works with the Dean and other colleagues to establish and implement School/Division and program goals and objectives to enable an institutional culture of life-long learning and academic excellence in a learning-centred environment.

Job Responsibilities:
Academic Leadership
Teaching Excellence within a Learner Centered Environment
Personnel Management
Innovation, Incubation, and Scholarly Activity
Internal and External Liaison
Financial Management
Technology Management
Marketing & Communications

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field related to health, education or leadership
Active current license with CARNA

Experience Required:

A minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible leadership experience, including direct supervision of employees (recruitment, selection, development, coaching, performance assessment)

Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to College closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.

*Eligibility to access the above-mentioned benefits dependent upon the EXEMPT Terms and conditions of Employment and related RDP policies.

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