Red Deer College - Red Deer, AB

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The new School of Education will be one of seven schools at Red Deer College. The School of Education, offers a Bachelor of Education degree in collaboration with the University of Alberta, an Early Learning & Child Care certificate and distance diploma program, an Educational Assistant certificate program and the Transitional/Vocational Program which offers employment readiness and job skills training to adults with developmental disabilities.

Red Deer College is transitioning to a School model. This model supports our learner-centered approach and will enhance the College’s academic reputation provincially and nationally. Additionally, it will provide the College with a more focused approach and accountability for program success, new program development and curriculum renewal. This is an extraordinary time of opportunity for Red Deer College, and for you.

Red Deer College has been a leader in education for 50 years. Our Mission is to deliver the best education possible and create an environment where excellence is expected. Red Deer College offers over 75 programs including university transfer and degree programs, career certificate and diploma programs, apprenticeship and vocational training, and continuing education. Our programming includes preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, visual and performing arts programs, health and human services programs and trades and technology programs. Red Deer College is well known for providing a solid academic foundation and is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to student and provincial demand. Additionally, Red Deer College provides a broad range of services in support of student learning and success. For more information about RDC please visit our website at

As the Dean for the School of Education, you will contribute to the strategic leadership of the College and provide operational leadership to the school in support of a learner centred environment. You will have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively in stewarding internal and external partnerships with school districts and universities in pursuit and support of collaborative degree opportunities for students.

Collaborating with your Associate Dean, faculty and staff, you will foster a culture of innovation and professional development, ensuring a vibrant and robust program mix that meets the needs of students and employers. You will ensure that existing programs and curriculum meet or exceed accreditation or transfer standards.

The Dean of Education will provide leadership for the development of the school and associated programs specific student recruitment and retention plans and oversee the personnel and financial operations of the School.

This position in collaboration with the Vice President and Senior Management of the Enterprise and Community Relations Division will establish priorities for fund development needs within the school and develop strategies to achieve fund development goals. As the Dean, you will be expected to engage with prospective donors/sponsors and Alumni and support the stewardship of existing relationships and development of future prospects. It is also expected that the incumbent will demonstrate community involvement and engagement in support of program and facility planning, student recruitment, establishing community service learning and research opportunities for faculty and learners.

To be successful in this position you will possess a minimum of a Masters degree in Education with a PhD preferred (candidates with significant progress towards a PhD will also be considered) and a track record that includes 5-10 years of successful senior leadership in a complex organization, as well as, demonstrated commitment to the values, goals and mandates of a teaching and learning focused institution. You are a dedicated communicator with high emotional intelligence, a team player, with an inclusive management style that inspires trust. You will have demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills and success in developing and expanding your discipline and education networks. A proven ability to work collaboratively across all organizational lines and divisions in furthering organizational goals is essential as is a demonstrated tolerance for ambiguity and reasonable risk taking.

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Position start date will be as soon as successful candidate is found.

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Red Deer College now offers its own unique applied degree in motion picture arts. This program offers two streams - production or acting....