The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2324-134

Principal, Akerley Campus


Akerley Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Department of Campuses & Communities
Continuing Fulltime Position:
Commencing approximately May 1, 2024
Application deadline is 11:59PM, February 27, 2024

Competition No. 2324-134

Salary range: $133,223 - $156,733 annually

What you'll do


We are looking for a senior leader to create a dynamic environment for the people who learn and work at NSCC's Akerley Campus. You will need to be equally adept at inspiring people to do their best; community relations; fiscal management; human resources management; operational planning resulting in the delivery of excellent post-secondary education. Providing daily leadership to more than 869 full-time students and a staff group in excess of 154 will require outstanding communication and team-building skills. Fortunately, you have been honing these skills all your working life.

What you will be doing…

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?

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • You have a graduate degree and at least ten years of relevant occupational experience, preferably in a post-secondary institution, and experience working with diverse communities would be an asset
  • 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.
  • You are a highly collaborative leader who builds and motivates teams to do amazing things.
  • You can manage multiple projects and objectives, while building and realizing a vision for the Akerley Campus of NSCC.
  • You have a passion for helping people achieve their dreams through adult education and life-long learning. And you are looking for the challenge of a lifetime.
  • 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.

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

Interested in applying for this exciting opportunity? Want to receive more information? Please email [email protected] and request a copy of the position's briefing note.