Northern Lakes College – Vice President, Academic

ID# 20-2055 Location: Slave Lake, AB

Northern Lakes College is seeking a visionary, strategic and innovative leader to join the President’s Executive Team as Vice President, Academic (VPA), who will operate within the context of respect for culture and the needs of communities. Reporting directly to the President, the VPA is the senior academic officer of the College and has overall responsibility for providing leadership, management, and strategic planning for a broad range of academic programming and personnel, and ensuring alignment with the College mission, vision, values, and goals. The incumbent will be an active participant in the overall management of the college as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and is responsible for a wide range of academic areas that support the College’s teaching and learning purpose.

The VPA is responsible for all credit programming including Academic Upgrading, Business, Community Adult Learning Programs, Health, Human Service Careers, Trades and Technology, and University Studies. The incumbent’s academic leadership must have a view to maintain excellence while encouraging improvement, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration, all within the mandate of serving students and communities within their context.  The VPA chairs the Deans’ Council and the Core Business Committee, and has oversight for the Advisory Committee on Educational Technology, and other groups and initiatives as required.

This leader is a strong communicator and relationship builder who is enthusiastic and able to inspire and generate excitement around current and future college programming.  They foster a climate that encourages faculty, staff, and students to identify and pursue innovation, and promote excellence and integrity in teaching and learning.

The VPA will have the capacity to listen and make decisions grounded in a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and to providing relevant and timely programming in our changing world.

The office of the VPA is based at the Slave Lake Campus.  Frequent travel throughout the region will be required.

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