Northern Lights College
  • 01-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Fort St John, BC, CAN
  • Excluded Staff, Full Time

An excellent benefit package is offered, including extended health and dental benefits. Annual vacation is pro-rated and front-loaded, based on 210 hours, as well as time off paid between the Christmas and New Year’s Day period.

Northern Lights College invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean, Academic and Vocational Programs.

Since opening its doors in 1975, Northern Lights College (NLC) has grown from a single campus to five, covering an area of 324,000 square kilometres. A member of BC Colleges, NLC offers 60 full-time Academic and Vocational, Trades and Apprenticeships, Distance and Online Learning, and Workforce Training and Continuing Education certificate, diploma and associate degree programs and courses. Academic and Vocational Programs are vital to well-rounded, healthy communities, and designed to prepare students for further post-secondary education and provide pathways to immediate employment.

Students at NLC have the advantage of working with some of the most knowledgeable instructors in their field of expertise, supported by campus and student services staff dedicated to ensuring the highest level of programming and services, and a rewarding student experience. NLC is a vibrant and diverse community that offers the finest educational opportunities available in the North, a unique learning experience, blended course delivery, smaller class sizes, on and off-campus recreational activities, a vibrant local economy, and beautiful landscapes. For more information, visit:

Reporting to the Dean, Academic and Vocational Programs, the Associate Dean will be an accomplished academic educator and administrator possessing a Master's in a relevant discipline, with leadership experience gained in a union environment. Among other responsibilities, the Associate Dean will effectively manage the wide breath of Academic and Vocational programming across multiple campuses including the unit's day-to-day operations, identify new program development opportunities, promote excellence in teaching and pedagogy, and engage with and provide mentorship to faculty, staff, and students. In partnership with the Dean, they will also participate in strategic and academic planning and in the development of departmental budgets.

The Associate Dean will provide innovative and collegial leadership and possess a high level of commitment to, and passion for excellence in teaching, pedagogy, and inter-professional education. They will bring a proven track record of success in conceptualizing, developing and operationalizing projects and initiatives, a keen attention to detail, and sound decision-making abilities. The successful candidate will bring significant experience that illustrates their commitment to Indigeneity, diversity, and inclusion. They will be an excellent communicator, collaborator, and motivator, and a person of unassailable integrity and character.

Consideration of candidates will commence in June 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Esther McGregor or Krutika Hotwani at

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