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Associate Dean, Continuing & Professional Studies
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2013

Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Continuing & Professional Studies (FCAPS), the incumbent is accountable for creating a diverse, dynamic and innovative Continuing Education program that meets the life-long learning requirements of part-time students, business, industry, public agencies and the community at large.  The Associate Dean has direct accountability for enrolment and resource (i.e. faculty and space) planning in this portfolio and is responsible for driving marketing, growth and expansion of programs.  He/she manages the department as a profit centre, and is also accountable for providing academic leadership, management, and administration to the part time faculty, co-ordinators, technicians and support staff in the department.  He/she is responsible for monitoring emerging trends and the effective planning, development, marketing, delivery and evaluation of part-time credit, and professional association’s programs, courses, workshops and seminars.
Major Responsibilities include:
• Participating in the development, implementation and leadership of the Faculty strategic plan.
• Developing and implementing academic plans for continuing education registrations.
• Ensuring the development and implementation of new courses, programs and/or delivery strategies and the review of programs/ courses. 
• Facilitating a strong identity, positive reputation, and clear sense of mandate and direction within the Faculty.
• Developing, implementing and evaluating academic policies, procedures and practices that align with those of the College.
• Allocating and negotiating for the provision of teaching, learning and service.
• Developing and fostering of positive relationships within the College and externally with local School Boards, Professional Associations, and other providers of training.
• Strategic and management accountabilities for the enrolment function for Continuing Education prior to start of term.
• Contributing to the financial well- being of the Faculty and College by providing input to the financial planning and budget development.  Responsible for budget management and expenditure control within Continuing Education. 
• Ensuring the effective use and allocation of resources for the Faculty, including reallocation when appropriate.
• Managing the enrolment planning function for the department. 
• Recommending and developing policies and procedures that ensure the efficient and effective operation of the FCAPS program. 
• Overseeing policy and procedure implementation through appropriate supervision of faculty and staff.
• Managing the support functions for faculty and students, providing daily direction and support.
• Ensuring operational goals and objectives are met by effectively recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating and evaluating faculty and support staff. Also, encouraging and promoting the professional and personal development of faculty and staff.
• Fostering a team approach to customer service and problem solving.   
• Ensuring a safe working environment as required by College’s Health and Safety guidelines.
• Resolving problems/conflicts by collecting information and advising faculty, staff and students on College policies and procedures.
• Working with Creative Services to determine marketing strategies and creating content for the FCAPS website and calendar.
• Monitoring external environments and determining new market opportunities and appropriate program and service strategies.
• Consulting and advising internally within the College on bringing new part time products to market.
• Leading and participating on various internal and external committees in addition to establishing strategic external partnerships.
• Maintaining currency in field of expertise and educational system.
• Participating in other projects and initiatives as required.
The successful candidate must possess an advance degree (Master’s required) in Business, Education or related discipline with a minimum of seven years of experience working in a post-secondary educational environment including significant progressive leadership.  A professional designation (eg. PMP, CGA) as related to the program cluster is desired. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the post-secondary corporate training market and adult education.  The incumbent will have a sound understanding of the challenges involved in the provision of relevant postsecondary education.  Experience in financial budgeting, management, analysis and reporting with a customer service orientation is essential.  Knowledge of, and experience in curriculum development, teaching adults, marketing and community development, alternative modes of learning, business administration and management, and computers and new communication technologies are preferred.  Excellent leadership, relationship building, team-building, communications, interpersonal, organizational, project and change management skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities is required.  He/She will be self-directed, forward thinking and have a broad understanding of cultural diversity and needs of special populations.  The incumbent will have experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders and have effective verbal and written communication skills, including professional presentation skills.   

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
School/Department: Faculty of Continuing & Professional Studies
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/A/03
Payband: NO
Target Hiring Range: $100,800-$107,100
Salary Range: $100,800-$144,900
Application Deadline: Open until folled. Initial screening will take place as of February 1, 2013

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
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