The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Competition Number: 2425-192

Academic Chair (CL8)

School of Trades and Transportation

School of Technology and Environment

Akerley Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Schools of Trades and Transportation and Technology and Environment
Continuing, Full-time Position: Commencing approximately August 19, 2024

Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 25, 2024

Competition No. 2425-192

Salary range: $107,736.77 to $126,749.14 annually

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

As the Academic Chair for the Schools of Trades and Transportation, and Technology and Environment, you will:

  • Lead the delivery of NSCC programs at Akerley Campus ensuring the highest standard of quality and consistency in programing while supporting student success.
  • With your strategic and operational leadership, ensure the objectives of programs offered by NSCC are met through efficient and effective management of all fiscal and human resources, while endorsing the application of adult education principles and portfolio learning, within a safe work environment, and portfolio learning in a learning-centered college.
  • Be a key member of both Campus and School teams. Campuses and Schools share accountability for ensuring a quality-learning environment and a cohesive campus team.
  • Use your established relationships in related sectors regionally and locally to inform programming and opportunities for students.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is either a red seal designation or an undergraduate degree in a field related to the school. A Graduate Degree would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of recent and progressive occupational experience in a field related to the School of Trades and Transportation or School of Technology and Enviornment. You have a minimum of five years in a formal supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Experience in your field includes formal teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Occupational experience that includes community and industry engagement would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail.
  • 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 equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
  • 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 entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to coordinating logistic and scheduling on and off campus events.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to scheduling and other operational requirements.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You have demonstrated strength in supervising, managing and leading a team. Specifically related to customized training, continuing education and other learning-based projects.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
  • You have demonstrated strength and experience in leading a team.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning and have recent, relevant development opportunities.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement.

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

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.