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Director, Learning Services

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Position Title Director, Learning Services
Posting Number ES1071P
Job Posting Open Date 05/09/2023
Job Posting Close Date
Anticipated Layoff Start Date #1
Anticipated Layoff End Date #1
Anticipated Layoff Start Date #2
Anticipated Layoff End Date #2
Position Start Date 09/05/2023
Position End Date
Location Lansdowne & Interurban
Applicant Portal Position Category Exempt
Employee Group Exempt
Pay Grade E - Pay Band 15
Salary Recruitment Range: $111,337 to $148,450 per year - Starting salary is determined through knowledge, experience and internal equity. Performance Range: Salary may be up to a maximum of $170,717, which is obtainable through annual performance increases.
Number of positions to be hired under this posting 1
Additional Pay Considerations
Days of the Week Monday to Friday
Work Schedule
Total Hours Per Week 35
Position Reason Replacement
Position Type Continuing Full Time
Posting Type Employees & General Public
Division/School Learning Services
Department Learning Services Admin Off
Job Description
Learning Services, consists of three service units – the Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL), Libraries and the Writing Centre (Student Success). The three units provide educational supports, resources and related technology to the college community-students, instructors and staff.
At the core of the work of learning services is an active commitment to making connections, facilitating sense making and building community. The unit provides exceptional professional service to the college community with the goal of enhancing a holistic student learning experience. The department’s three units provide relevant and responsive service for students and instructors, responding to specific needs to enable success.
The department provides leadership for educational innovation and in leveraging digital resources and tools in the pursuit of quality teaching and learning. The unit plays a key role supporting strategic initiatives at the college, with emphasis on Indigenization, applied learning and equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Director Learning Services inspires excellence and provides vision and leadership in strategic planning, and in establishing goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for the department and articulating the principles and values which guide their work. 
The Director balances responsibility for educational leadership with the need for ensuring the effective management of operational, human, financial and capital resources for the department.The Director has responsibility to maintain the unique roles of the units, while capitalizing on areas of overlap and linkages with the goal of providing life-changing experiences to the college.
The Director is responsible to the Vice President, Student Experience, and serves with other Deans and Directors as a member of the Vice Presidents’ Education Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Council. Reporting directly to the Director are:
  1. CETL & Library Chairs and department Faculty
  2. Manager, Innovation & Engagement, Ideas Lab
  3. eLearning CUPE staff
  4. CUPE supervisors (2)
  5. Assistant to the Director
1. Leadership and Planning and strategic initiatives

  • Participates in college strategic and operational planning and leads departmental planning processes; provides a departmental vision and facilitates the setting of goals 
  • Encourages organizational growth and leads change; promotes continual improvement and renewal for all department activities and programs.
  • Implements college policies, and adhere to college standards, processes and strategic goals.
  • Builds a culture characterized by trust, acknowledgement, recognition and empowerment.
  • Maintains currency in trends and issues related teaching and learning, librarianship, educational technology, curricular practices, scholarly publishing and open access.
  • Provides trusted advice to other senior leaders in these areas
  • Advances Indigenization, and the equity, diversity and inclusion work of the college
  • Supports research, scholarship and knowledge creation.
  • As a member of the Student Experience leadership team, advances goals and directions of the division, in support of a college wide perspective on a holistic student experience

2. Partnerships and collaborations
  • The Director is responsible for relationship building and collaborative working with other divisions and departments, and engagement with external stakeholders provincially and nationally.
  • Ensures effective links are established between Learning Services and the schools; Liaises with other senior leaders to ensure alignment of services with College strategic priorities
  • Pursues and model collaboration; actively seeks partners for all aspects of service delivery, working closely with ITS, Ancillary Services, Facilities and Marketing/Communications to advance departmental objectives 
  • Actively represents the college with library consortia and other shared service organizations.
3. Library and Learning Commons Services
  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for library and learning commons services.
  • Develops and administers library policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the integration of library services with educational programs of the College.
  • Liaises with other College services and instructional departments to ensure that library services are comprehensive and meet College needs and enhance student learning experience and success.
  • Leads and facilitates the development of new and innovative programs, services incorporating technology and self service.
  • Participates in B.C. library consortia and organizations and cooperates with other B.C. colleges, Universities, and public libraries.
  • Provides expertise to the college community on copyright compliance and promotes the use of open resources.

4. Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for the CETL and its three functional areas faculty development, distributed education and program review and renewal.
  • Promotes excellence and leading practices for all areas teaching and learning including curriculum development and approval, instructional design and faculty development.
  • Supports research, scholarship and knowledge creation.
  • Ensures the centre implements a wide range of events and programs to promote faculty development and enhance educational leadership.
  • Advocates for resources to maintain the CETL’s physical spaces to allow for active and engaged learning and collaboration.
  • Promotes and supports effective use of technologies for teaching practice and student learning experiences. 
  • Plans for emerging teaching and learning technologies and develop an educational technology plan that integrates the needs of learners and teachers.
  • Advocates for the ubiquitous use of course management system (D2L).
  • Advances indigenization and internationalization efforts of the college.
  • Ensures that all credentialed programs participate in a facilitated review and renewal process.
  • Engages in, and pursues leading practices and opportunities for enhanced student learning.

5. General Administration
  • Leads the overall budget planning and development for the department and represents the department in college budget development.
  • Assesses and evaluate services and programs; prepares statistical reports and surveys.
  • Develops and implement a marketing and communication strategy for CETL and the library.
  • Manages contracts and grants; actively seeks external funding, grants and awards.

6. Technology, Facilities and Infrastructure 
  • Plans, promotes and advocates for engaging, welcoming and efficient physical libraries;
  • Implements systems that facilitate access to library spaces and services; 
  • Supports the development and renewal of engaging and effective teaching and learning spaces across the college through research and promotion of lading practices and standards;
  • Plans, advocates and supports effective use of technologies for teaching practice and student learning and engagement;
  • Demonstrates leadership in the effective use of the college’s learning management system D2L’s Brightspace and the various tools and software integrated with the system; 
  • Plans, advocates and supports effective use of technologies for library services; including the use of the integrated library system Evergreen and other systems to enhance access to information resources (Arca, LibApps, etc.);
  • Ensures departmental tools and technologies integrate with Colleague, the College’s enterprise system; 
  • Provides oversight of the department’s websites;
  • Plans for emerging educational and library technologies responding to the needs of learners and instructors;
  • Oversees processes related to the production student ID cards and transit passes;
  • Establishes processes that maintain compliance with copyright, accessibility and privacy and data security.
7. Budget and Purchasing
  • Develops and manages operational budgets in accordance with College policies and authority levels;
  • Leads the overall budget planning for the department and represents the department in college budget development;
  • Ensures resources are allocated in alignment with department priorities;
  • Monitors and reviews budgets and provide college executive timely and relevant information for budget forecasting;
  • Liaises with vendors providing software, content and tools for the department; negotiates contracts and licenses; reviews 3rd party licenses for digital content and services, ensuring compliance for accessibility, copyright and privacy and risk mitigation are met; 
  • Approves department expenditures within authorized limits;
  • Assesses and evaluates services and programs; prepares output and benchmark reports;
  • Manages contracts and grants; actively seek external funding, grants and awards;

8. Human Resources Management
  • Establishes and maintains a positive, respectful and inclusive work environment through adherence to human resource policies; processes and best practices;
  • Provides information to department faculty and staff about strategic and operational developments within the College that affect their working environments both in the short and long-term;
  • Implements flexible staffing models that allow the department to attain its evolving mandate;
  • Encourages and supports learning and development for faculty and staff;
  • Creates opportunities to enhance employee engagement within the department;
  • Leads all practices and procedures related to recruiting, selecting, training, developing, motivating and evaluating of employees; ensures appropriate performance management and review processes are in place and utilized;
  • Acts as a first point of contact to interpret, administer and manage within respective collective agreements; participates in college wide labour relations activities as required.
  • Actively participates in a number of college and cross divisional committees and projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field of expertise (e.g Library and Information Studies or Education Technology)
  • Five years administrative and leadership experience at the post-secondary education level
  • Five years experience in a librarian, teaching, instructional design, quality assurance or educational development role at a post- secondary institution
  • Some teaching experiences

  • ability to successfully lead a team of professional service faculty and staff within a unionized environment;
  • critical thinker and evidence based decision-maker;
  • persistence in the face of obstacles, resourceful, resilient, a good sense of humor, humility, honesty, and a willingness to accept responsibility and be accountable for results;
  • at ease with technology and familiar with technological advancements in the area of teaching and learning; 
  • ability to adhere to and demonstrate best practices in human resource management;
  • experienced in developing budgets and operational management;
  • proven excellence in the areas of innovation, change management and customer service;
  • ability to work collaboratively, develop innovative solutions and lead change in positive an inclusive manner;
  • demonstrated understanding of theory and practice related to distributed education, faculty development, curriculum and library service;
  • a deep understanding of the trends, issues, research, and challenges related to post-secondary education;
  • the ability to persuade, influence, lead, and achieve results with a broad variety of stakeholders;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills across a diverse range of people and situations;
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal;
As a member of the college community with responsibilities to enable the achievement of college-wide strategic objectives, the Director will demonstrate the three core and three leadership capabilities identified in the College’s Capability Framework:

Focus on Students and Their Success (Core)
We all have a role to play in promoting and supporting students – directly or indirectly – contributing to their success, education and transition as they build their path to the future.

Cultural Alignment (Core)
Inclusion and respect align with Camosun’s traditions of lifelong learning and positive, supportive experiences for all. We examine our individual and institutional cultures and, through indigenization, consider other ways of knowing (thinking), being (approaches), doing (acting), and relating.

Fostering and Nurturing Relationships (Core)
Fostering and nurturing relationships is at the core of everything we do. Successful workplace relationships take time to develop and include building trust, engagement and collaboration.

Address College Needs (Leadership)
In order to address college needs leaders recognize and respond to the complex, diverse and interdependent components. Leaders inspire others to work individually and collaboratively to achieve departmental/divisional, college and sectoral goals.

Enable Self & Others (Leadership)
To better serve students and the college to achieve success, leaders enable self and others to take responsibility and to participate in learning and development opportunities.

Create Time and Space (Leadership)
To be at our best and achieve organizational goals, we need both time and space. Time and space as a unitary concept promotes opportunities to listen, plan, think, create, innovate and develop relationships.
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Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Camosun College values diversity as a strength and strives to be an equitable and inclusive college community of students and employees. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that adheres to the BC Human Rights Code which protects against discrimination based on Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical and mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age. The College also recognizes and honors UNDRIP, the TRC Calls to Actions and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act. Going beyond legislation, Camosun recognizes the historical and persistent inequities that many people of marginalized groups have faced in society and in the workplace. We seek to dismantle these barriers through systemic and institutional changes focused on strengthening inclusive hiring practices, accessibility and organizational culture. We recognize that moving towards more equitable communities is an ongoing and evolving journey - one which the College is committed to undertaking. Since Camosun plays an important role in creating change within communities, it is our hope that our employees reflect the diversity of our students and experience an inclusive and supportive work environment. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

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