The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Manager, Teaching Programs and Initiatives (CL7)


Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. You can review our FlexWork Policy on

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Continuing Full-time Position
: Commencing approximately June 15, 2022

Application deadline is 11:59, May 26, 2022

Competition No. 2022-164

Salary range: $94, 478.89 to $111,151.63 annually

Based on public health guidelines, NSCC has returned to more in-person learning, supports and services. You may be required to work on campus, remotely or a combination of both as the Academic Year progresses. This will be clarified further upon hire.

NSCC firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our friends, families and communities protected from COVID-19 and the developing, fast-moving variants. As such, we recommend that NSCC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

Under the direction of the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), this college leader manages the operations of the Teaching Programs and Initiaitves unit within the CTL. The Manager, Teaching Programs and Initiaitves has the overall accountability for leading the vision, development, delivery, and evaluation of programming, initiatives, and services designed to address the teaching development and teaching leadership needs of all CTL client groups, including Faculty and Academic Chairs.

Specifically, the Manager, Teaching Programs and Initiatives leads the CTL Faculty team and is accountable for the Adult Education Program (AEP), implementation of Campus- and School- based approaches to support Faculty development and Academic Chairs in their leadership of teaching and learning, and manages small- or large-scale institutional iniatives to support excellence in teaching and learning, including the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Manager also develops and leverages internal and external relationships to identify new programming, particularly continuing education, and project opportunities for Centre for Teaching and Learning.

The Manager provides a full range of supports to the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning in initiatives that contribute to supporting a culture of teaching and learning excellence, equity, and innovation at NSCC. Diversity is a stated value of NSCC. Moreover, diversity in the College community is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every employee of NSCC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.

What you'll need


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a Bachelor's Degree with a focus on education, or you possess a University Degree, College Diploma or Red Seal Certification with successful completion of recognized formal, advanced educational programs in teaching, teaching leadership and/or adult education. A Master's Degree and experience in research would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of five years of recent and related occupational experience in leading and managing results-oriented team responsible for teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience is required, including teaching in post-secondary education and/or adult education.
  • You have specific experience in leading teacher and/or faculty development.
  • Proven track record in building internal and external relationships.
  • Experience managing departments and/or projects, including financial resources.
  • Demonstrated practice of promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as an educator and as a manager.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, learning management systems 
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in equitable pedagogical practices)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience implementing models, approaches, and practices used in teacher and/or Faculty development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult education and pedagogical constructs such as Universal Design for Learning, culturally and linguistically responsive practices, digital pedagogy.
  • Solid managerial/leadership skills within an educational environment, including proven skill in staff development and relationship management and achieving results using a collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to change efforts while showing respect for and sensitivity to organizational norms
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Proven ability to research emerging trends and use them to inform practice
  • Capable of working with internal and external partners to manage projects to successful completion.
  • Fluency in the use and understanding of educational technologies and champions their use with students and faculty.
  • Demonstrated practice of promoting collaboration and collegiality.
  • Well-developed human resource management skills.

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to industry; and by inviting exceptionally talented people to join NSCC's team of 2,000. Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia's future while building your own. All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here:

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  1. Your Profile. You can import your resume or your LinkedIn profile to help populate your profile (click Import Options, top right) or you can complete the profile manually. One thing to note if you are using a resume or LinkedIn; they may not import synchronously with the profile and you may still need to make some manual adjustments.
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