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Job Description and Duties 

Northwest Community College (NWCC), Prince Rupert campus, invites applications for the full-time, continuing management position of Associate Dean, Business and Developmental Programs commencing August 1, 2017. 

NWCC believes in creating adventurous and transformative pathways for our students. We explore creative and innovative ways for our students to engage in learning and prepare for their futures. We celebrate diversity and seek to promote global competencies in our students, staff, and faculty.

We value a “can do” attitude and we seek to attract individuals who have a sense of adventure. Communities of Northwest BC boast unparalleled beauty and provide a perfect home for individuals who value community, outdoor recreation and a rural lifestyle.

Duties:  Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, the Associate Dean has three key responsibilities:

  • Engage in program-based research (e.g. program evaluation and institutional scans, etc.) and relevant project work to support the Dean.
  • Provide campus management and leadership in the day-to-day operations of the Prince Rupert campus
  • Represent NWCC within the community of Prince Rupert, attending local events and developing positive relationships with local Aboriginal communities and key local stake holders (business/industry, Chamber of Commerce, the school district, etc.). The Associate Dean will also assist in developing and seeking partnerships and funding for local programming opportunities in the region.

A completed master’s degree in a related field along with a minimum of five years of administrative experience, preferably within a post-secondary environment. We are looking for a growth-oriented candidate who exemplifies the values of our new strategic plan (transformative, adventurous, and integrity) and who believes in the power of experiential, place-based education.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

  • Previous teaching/management in at least one of the program areas in the portfolio (e.g. Business, Libraries, Upgrading, ESL, Literacy, and developmental education for adults with learning barriers)
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a respectful “shared leadership” environment that is student-focused and nurtures student success and maximum college performance and creativity
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to post-secondary institutions
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of community and program development, budgeting, and competency in various computer programs
  • Experience with partnership development with a proven track record of accountability and responsiveness to internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent listening, facilitation, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse teams and work groups
  • Excellent written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills with well-developed public speaking skills
  • Experience working with Aboriginal learners and communities
Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and current resume and quoting competition #17.100M to:           

Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Closing Date: This competition will remain open until suitable candidates are selected. The first review of applications will occur June 9, 2017.

Competition Number 
Prince Rupert Campus