The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2324-097

Dean School of Trades & Transportation


Institute of Technology Campus - Central Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Academic and Equity

Continuing Fulltime Position: Commencing approximately April 2024
Application deadline is February 20, 2024, at 11:59pm

Competition No. 2324-97

Salary range: $133.223.75 - 156,733.85 annually

We are looking for a Dean, School of Trades and Transportation. Based in Halifax, you will build provincial partnerships with sector-based employers to ensure our programming meets industry needs and provides students with the most innovative, challenging, and applied education you can get in Nova Scotia and beyond. You will lead the development of the programming mix in the School which includes certificates, diplomas, continuing education, apprenticeship, and customized training; and you will ensure this programming keeps current and progressive in these dynamic fields. You will accomplish all of this by working collaboratively with internal, community and government partners, including the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, in a way that supports the College's strategic plan and priorities.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

We are looking for a Dean, School of Trades & Transportation. The Dean is accountable for the overall vision and strategic leadership of the School. Specifically, this encompasses the development of the programming mix, supporting the college's strategic plan and academic priorities; ensuring accountable decision-making; and setting and achieving School goals while identifying and enabling key relationships and partnerships across NSCC and throughout the unique communities we so proudly serve.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience…

  • You hold a graduate degree or equivalent sum of relevant education and experience and you have at least ten years of relevant occupational experience in one or more of the sectors within the School and/or within a post-secondary environment specializing in one or more of these sectors.
  • You have recent experience in a senior leadership role within a complex organization leading a large, high-functioning team and the ability to work effectively and build strong relationships within a complex, matrix-based organization, demonstrating comfort with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage key relationships in the development of a vision and plan that incorporates a comprehensive and diverse range of programs and stakeholders as evidenced by a track record of inspiring and engaging diverse constituents in pursuit of a common mission and goals.
  • Known for your ability to forge powerful partnerships, you have demonstrated ability to lead large initiatives, working with educational, community, government, and industry leaders.
  • You are able to influence, facilitate, negotiate, and manage multiple stakeholders with various and sometimes conflicting interests to achieve a cohesive approach to program quality that meets organizational objectives and industry needs.
  • You are a creative and action-oriented leader with an equity mindset who demonstrates a passion for education and unstoppable commitment to learning and innovation. This allows you to inspire teams to do great things.
  • You possess demonstrated experience in analysis and preparation of complex data, financial metrics and reporting to various levels of stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency in a digital environment, including the full Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated fiscal accountability with proven ability to effectively manage an operating budget.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of adult education.
  • Proven ability to develop College-wide processes that are in support of an equity-centred college.
  • Experience within a geographically distributed, matrix model; as well as experience in a unionized environment will be assets.
  • Experience in a post-secondary environment with a focus on design and delivery excellence would be considered an asset.

In the School of Trades and Transportation, learners prepare for careers in the fields of building trades, manufacturing, marine, aviation and automotive. All of our programs are designed to meet and exceed national occupational standards and may be accredited by national accrediting agencies. Given the provincial skilled trades shortage, this is an exciting time for the school in working with partners to bring innovative approaches to increasing recruitment, retention and diversity while accelerating pathways to employment.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, 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 the online questionnaire within the application.

All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about us and our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building capacity in communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to community and to industry; and by inviting talented equity-minded people to join NSCC's team. Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia's future while building your own.

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.

Nova Scotia Community College recognizes the positive impact of flexible working arrangements. You can review our FlexWork Policy at

Want to receive more information? Please email [email protected] and request a copy of the position's briefing note.