Norquest College


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NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.


NorQuest College is embarking upon a new initiative to establish credit programming in the area of energy and environmental studies. We are a seeking a Program Founder to lead the development of the program and to guide the program once it has been launched. You can play a visionary role in the development of a program that builds understanding and competence in the areas of environmental protection and sustainable energy.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing curriculum and program design, co-leading the program submission to Advanced Education, and for managing the program launch and ongoing academic operations.




Lead New Program Development

  • Act as project lead; manage project dates and timelines and support proposal through internal new program development process, approval channels, and various stakeholders, in conjunction with the Program Development Office and related program areas.
  • Develop business case (program canvas) for the new program, in conjunction with Program Development Office. Lead the development of the program proposal for submission to Advanced Education; write and edit program proposal final draft.
  • Provide expert advice on program concept, program costing, tuition and fees, delivery modes, student outcomes, and enrolment planning for new program. Finalize the design and structure of the program, including the program’s learning outcomes and architecture.


Management of Program Development and Delivery


  • Champion and act as chief spokesperson for the new program. Lead program review, curriculum development and accreditation requirements to ensure programs are relevant, current and sustainable.  

 Faculty Support and Development

  • Recruit, orient, support, performance manage and develop faculty and staff

Departmental and College Planning


  • Promote the benefits of and advocating for the needs of the program, including participation in the development of operational and financial plans


Student Success


  • Promote and support sound adult educational (andragogical) strategies, manage student admission criteria and monitoring student academic performance.

Internal and External Liaison


  • Interact with key stakeholders including program advisory committees and external committees and taskforces.

Educational Activities

  • Promote and participate in teaching excellence and advocate for the needs of learners.



  • A Masters Degree in a related discipline
  • 3-5 years of professional and/or scholarly experience in a related field
  • Experience in post-secondary teaching and/or administration
  • Experience in building and leading a team to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to manage and coach staff in a changing environment
  • Ability to foster a climate of cooperation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to network and collaborate
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability


 SALARY: Will be commensurate with education and experience with immediate participation in our comprehensive benefits plans. 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: The Program Founder position is for an initial 18 month term with the possibility of renewal as a permanent role upon program approval by Advanced Education.  The Founder is a member of faculty.



CLOSING DATE: December 15, 2017


TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document


NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants.


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