Dean of Management (BC Campus)

Yorkville University

About Us:

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville Education Company as a leading provider of post-secondary education makes us an exceptional place to work. We are a progressive and modern institution, responding to the needs of current and future students and implementing the best technology solutions to empower our work. We prioritize diversity, open doors to those often overlooked, welcome new Canadians, and provide pathways to successful careers.

Yorkville Education Company (which manages both Yorkville University and the Toronto Film School) began with a simple idea in 2004: offer flexible, rigorous, and career-focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path.

With campuses in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick, we equip our graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value.

Focused on providing a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our teams, from the President to the newest staff member, share a passion for learning, teaching, and growing as individuals and as teams. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and genuinely kind work environment at our three campus locations.

If you want to shine a light on academic excellence, be empowered to make an impact on the transformation of the Canadian post-secondary education landscape, and work collaboratively beyond levels, join us.

Who we need:

Yorkville University is hiring a new Dean of Management in BC. Reporting to the British Columbia Vice President Academic and Campus Principal, the Dean of Management is responsible for providing academic and professional leadership for planning, quality assurance, academic operations, and the effective delivery of the programs in Management.

The Dean is a member of university-wide governance, national, and provincial bodies as applicable; chairs committee(s), leads faculty planning and development to ensure continuing program quality, as well as ensuring the integrity and reputation of the programs within industry and academic circles.

This position oversees faculty and student experience; reviews faculty according to the University’s policies; and, with the VPA/Principal, is responsible for creating and maintaining a robust academic community that encourages professional development, research and scholarly activity, and participation in university initiatives.

The Dean strives to support students’ academic achievement and successful outcomes and has central responsibility for academic governance of the programs which they lead, including developing and implementing policy on Program Advisory Committees and Curriculum Committees as applicable. The Dean works to promote and maintain a working environment animated by the University’s core values and Signature Learning Outcomes.

What you will do:
As a senior leader and member of campus leadership teams, consistently animate, promote, and model the University’s core values and Signature Learning Outcomes.
Provide academic program leadership and planning in the areas of business and management, to advance the University’s academic goals and meet the needs of students.
Ensure that the program’s Admissions, Curriculum, and Faculty hiring committees are functioning effectively and consistent with Yorkville University policies and best practices.
Recommend the hiring of all faculty based on term rollouts and programs academic plans.
Participate in the development and launch of new academic programs from specializations to degrees.
Develop and maintain Program Advisory Committees consistent with Yorkville University policies.
Model and promote excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional practice.
Assure adherence to all academic policies and appeals procedures.
Participate in the production and updating of essential program materials.
Collaborate with cross-functional departments including Teaching and Learning, Student Experience, Student Recruitment, and Marketing and Communications.
Oversee the budgeting, resource allocation, and financial management of their academic programs
Address student complaints, problems, and appeals, applying University policy as appropriate.
Participate in governance and management bodies/committees.
Perform other duties as required to ensure academic and professional standards and effective academic program administration.
Collaborate closely with Program Chairs and Academic Leads to ensure that students’ needs are at the center of decision making.
Represent their programs to the employer community and professional bodies.
As a senior academic leader, promote and model the University’s core values, Signature Learning Outcomes, as well as the distinctive capabilities and positive culture that enact those values.
Teach one (1) course per year. Additional teaching requires VPA agreement.
Maintain scholarly competence and professional currency in one or more of the disciplines covered by the academic programs under their aegis.
What you bring:
Earned doctorate from a recognized/accredited institution in a related field.
Currently licensed in a relevant profession, as applicable.
A record of peer-reviewed scholarly activity.
High personal integrity and an exceptional work ethic and commitment to the University’ core values and strategic goals.
Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong focus on students with emphasis on retention, academic success, and wellbeing.
At least 7 years’ experience teaching on campus and online at the postsecondary level.
At least 3 years’ administrative experience, with increasing responsibilities, in a post-secondary environment (e.g. program development, program accreditation, program review, quality assurance practices, student and faculty policies, faculty hiring).
What’s in it for you:

We provide a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our team shares a passion for learning, teaching, and growing.

We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and diverse work environment throughout our three campus locations.

Health Benefits
Dental Coverage
Retirement Savings Plan
Competitive Salary (140,000 – 170,000 CAD annual salary + Bonus)
Fun, competitive, and challenging work environment
Incentives and rewards
Career growth
Free Tuition for all Yorkville University Programs
Employee and Family Assistance Program
What does the best of all worlds mean at Yorkville University:
An atmosphere that successfully blends an entrepreneurial culture with education. We value innovation and continuously look towards expanding our programming, working with the latest research, tools, and solutions. As a private school with government approval of our offerings, we have the opportunity to do more, stay current, and be future-forward.
The chance to accelerate your career and disrupt education by responding to the needs you see and purposefully challenging the status quo.

Everything we do here is about delighting and engaging our employees – and ultimately our students- from mentorship to teaching, from creative outlets to analytical ones.
A place where all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments and can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres. We celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access.
The opportunity to grow with access to free courses, certifications, and programs – right up to our Doctorate offerings.
An appreciation for the insights and skills you bring to work with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a wide breadth of wellness services, and a work-life balance.
Join us:

We welcome and appreciate candidates with a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, express your interest now.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville Education Company and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture.

We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability, please notify our People Team at 1-866- .