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Senior Academic Officer

Groups: 
Nunavut Arctic College
Community: 
Arviat
Reference number: 
041-080917-SAO-10522
Type of employment: 
Term
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$114,926 to $164,180 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
08 September 2017

Type of Employment: 3 year Term

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

To apply to this academic leadership role, submit your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title, by September 8 2017, to Phelpsgroup, quoting 051-080917-SAO-10522 at NACSAO@phelpsgroup.ca

Phelpsgroup

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

 A unique opportunity to join the executive management team and, as the academic leader of the College, be instrumental in ensuring high-quality education programming for Nunavut students.

Nunavut Arctic College, an arm's length corporation of the Government of Nunavut, is tasked with a broad mandate: overseeing, developing and delivering adult education and training programs to meet the needs of Nunavummiut. Programming includes compensatory (upgrading and life skills), pre-employment, apprenticeship, certificate, diploma, university transfer, and university degree programs, using a wide range of delivery models, including on-campus programming, distance programming at 25 Community Learning Centres and via other off-campus facilities, as well as distance teaming using state-of-the-art technologies. The College also oversees the Piqqusilirivvik Inuit Cultural School and research services carried out through the Nunavut Research Institute.

The College is seeking a qualified Senior Academic Officer (SAO) to assume principal leadership accountability for the design, development and appropriate delivery of Pitsiaqsimaniqpaaq, the Achieving Academic Excellence goal of the Board of Governors. Working closely with a team of Deans and Directors, you will provide academic and administrative leadership to institutional planning, program development and delivery, registrar services, student support services, inter-institutional collaboration and research in alignment with the College’s mission and strategic goals.

As SAO, you will work with the College Vice-President and in policy development on administrative and academic matters, and lead the design, development and delivery of all Recognition of Prior Learning, library services, university studies, transfer agreements, registrar offices, program review and curriculum development, quality assurance processes and faculty professional development.

Nunavut Arctic College favours an inclusive, collaborative approach to strategic planning and College-wide decision-making and, as a member of the organization’s management team, you will share in this collective process and provide input into strategic planning, decisions and College-wide initiatives. You will also play a leadership role in the development and implementation of joint-ventures/partnerships with universities, a role that will be imperative in ensuring that processes and practices are adapted and implemented to meet partner institution requirements while at the same time fulfilling students’ needs.

As the new Senior Administrative Officer, you must be comfortable operating and leading in a highly decentralized organization where subordinate positions are often located in many other communities and/or management positions have functional, technical/professional and/or administrative management responsibilities for employees who do not report to them. The responsibility to manage/direct human, financial and program resources in this setting is not an easy task, but you welcome the challenge.

With a master’s degree in Education, Public Administration or a relevant field as a solid foundation, you bring three (3) years of leadership experience, proven skills in budget management, curriculum development, and project management, and a strong background in post-secondary academic program supervision. As the College’s SAO, you will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of program planning in an academic setting, program review and evaluation methods, preferably in a post-secondary environment, be familiar with one or more student records systems, and have some five (5) years of success in carrying out staff evaluation and performance management duties.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative role. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages – English, Inuktitut, French and Inuinnaqtun – would be an asset.

This is a position of trust and the successful candidate must submit a Criminal Record Check.

To apply to this academic leadership role, submit your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title, by September 8 2017, to Phelpsgroup, quoting 051-080917-SAO-10522 at NACSAO@phelpsgroup.ca

Phelpsgroup

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

 

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
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  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.