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Vice President Academic

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date January 30, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Keyano College
Location College, AB
Category Business / Management
Contact Information (link sends e-mail)

About the Employer

Keyano College is a comprehensive community institution located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  The College has stewardship responsibility for the northeast region of Alberta which requires that it provide access to a range of post-secondary programs and services for the population located in its service area.  Over the course of history, Keyano College has proactively positioned itself as a community builder along with its industry and community partners and accordingly, has facilitated both the achievement of rural development objectives by educating and training the human resource capital required for industry expansion while also serving as the primary acculturating institution within the region.


Reporting to the President and CEO, you are responsible for academic leadership in the College.  You will champion academic excellence in teaching and learning and the integration of academic and non-academic services to support the whole student, while advancing the broader mission, strategies and goals of Keyano College.  You have executive level responsibility for the delivery of existing programs and for new program initiatives.  As a business partner and member of the Executive leadership team, you are accountable for program leadership in the delivery of all programs offered for credit, non-credit, workforce programming and alternative delivery students.  Exercising executive leadership, you will participate in a variety of committees, maintain inter-institutional linkages and contacts with key personnel in business and industry.

Job Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you are an exceptional leader with a successful record of leading and engaging staff.  You have a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to provide a superior learning environment for students.  An active listener with a history of managing in a consultative manner, you will lead team driven solutions that fosters a vibrant academic culture.

In addition, as the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • A Masters’ Degree is preferred although an applicable combination of education and experience will be considered
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar public complex organization
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in senior academic leadership
  • A high level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability
  • A strong record of achievement in working collaboratively with internal stakeholders, external planning, and provincial and municipal governments
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to encourage innovation and collaboration are essential to participate in the development and implementation of the vision for the role
  • Successful record in building a team of professional colleagues, and the ability to motivate, develop and nurture a team environment
  • Demonstrated skills in both written and oral communications


As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a competitive salary that includes car allowance, housing allowance and a comprehensive benefit package.  Relocation assistance is available as is College rental accommodation at market rates.

Competition: S00133

Closing Date: February 24, 2017

Contact Information

Elaine McDonald, Senior Human Resources Advisor

Keyano College

780-791-4918 (link sends e-mail) (link is external)

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