Norquest College


1 week ago(1/9/2018 9:11 PM)
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Job Description

ASSOCIATE CHAIR, CAREERS (Full time, March 1, 2018 start date)


Business Administration Diploma


The Associate Chair will provide leadership and management to promote learning. The Associate Chair works with the Chair and other Faculty or Divisional staff to establish and implement educational goals and objectives.

Part of the unique value the role of the Associate Chair brings to the College is its inherent flexibility. The Associate Chair is a dynamic and responsive role. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to make a hands-on impact for student success with your leadership and program management skills.




A Master’s Degree in Education or a related field is required.  





A minimum of 3-5 years of experience teaching in a formal adult education environment


Previous academic activities should include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating learning
  • Advocating for learners
  • Using teaching and learning strategies
  • Developing curriculum
  • Evaluating
  • Pursuing applied research or professional scholarly activities





Faculty/Staff Support and Development

  • Provide a communication link between faculty and staff of the unit and the Program Chair when needed
  • Participate in recruitment decisions and orientation of faculty and staff
  • Promote professional development of faculty and staff
  • Consult with the Program Chair in the assignment of workload


Departmental and College Planning

  • Promote the benefits of, and advocate for the needs of, the program or support area
  • Provide input into the development of operational and financial plans


Student Success

  • Promote and support the implementation of sound adult educational strategies
  • Provide input into the development of program admission criteria
  • Monitor overall student academic performance
  • Foster a sense of community among students and faculty
  • Identify and address academic issues as needed
  • Participate in the academic advising of students as appropriate


Program Maintenance and Development

  • Participate in program reviews and/or accreditation reviews
  • Promote curriculum that is relevant, current and sustainable  


Internal and External Liaison

  • Provide timely and accurate communication with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of advisory committees as required


Educational Activities

  • Special projects or classroom teaching as assigned
  • Advocating for learners
  • Using teaching and learning strategies
  • Developing curriculum
  • Evaluating
  • Pursuing applied research or professional scholarly activities




  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent understanding of immigrant issues and policies
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds of students
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver course material that incorporates appropriate objectives, assessments and outcomes
  • Ability to apply sound student engagement techniques that are responsive to diverse learner needs
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability
  • Proven project management skills


SALARY:   Commensurate with education and experience found in the Faculty Grid. This position also includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plan.


NOTE:  The assignment is for 3 years, there is a possibility of extension.  




CLOSING DATE:   Until Suitable Candidate is Found


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 in one document.    


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.


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