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Dean, Health and Human Services

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Position Title Dean, Health and Human Services
Posting Number ES1176P
Job Posting Open Date 08/25/2023
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 01/02/2024
Position End Date
Location Interurban
Applicant Portal Position Category Exempt
Employee Group Exempt
Pay Grade E - Pay Band 16
Salary Recruitment Range: $130,738 to $174,317 per year - Starting salary is determined through knowledge, experience and internal equity. Performance Range: Salary may be up to a maximum of $200,465, 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
8:30am – 4:30pm
Total Hours Per Week 35
Position Reason Replacement
Position Type Continuing Full Time
Posting Type Employees & General Public
Division/School Health & Human Services
Department Health & Human Svs Admin Off
Job Description
The Dean is the senior academic leader and manager for a School of Camosun College. Each of the schools in Camosun College is headed by a Dean who has overall responsibility for leading, inspiring, guiding and managing the development and operation of a school consistent with the College’s Strategic and Education Plans. The Dean is passionately committed to the provision of quality educational programs and student success and support.

The key role of the Dean is to model the College’s values, to inspire a commonly held school vision and, supported by the Chairs, to provide leadership in strategic planning, and in establishing goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for the school.

As a senior administrator, the Dean participates as a member of the Education Leadership Team which, in alignment with the Education Plan, establishes direction and consistent coordination for the Education and Student Services division as well as college-wide responsibilities. In addition, the Dean participates in achieving the College-wide goals of the Strategic Plan. The Dean also contributes to overall strategic planning, educational planning, program development, evaluation and renewal, and budget planning as a member of the Senior Leadership Council.

The Dean is responsible to the Vice President, Education.

Reporting directly to the Dean are:
1. Chairs and Faculty
2. Assistant to the Dean
3. Administrative Officer


1. Leadership and Planning
• Leads the development of school strategic, operational and resource planning; participates in college strategic and operational planning;
• Inspires a vision and facilitates the setting of goals for the school; encourages organizational growth and leads change;
• Leads, inspires, influences and develops a culture of trust, respect, empowerment, creativity, innovation, imagination and intelligent risk taking for faculty, staff and students.

2. Internal and External Presence
• Ensures the development and implementation of policy and process which are consistent with college policy and process and the expectations of government;
• In collaboration with the Chairs & Vice President’s Office initiates, pursues links, partnerships and revenue generating opportunities within the school and College, and with other domestic and international institutions or organizations.

3. Program Development, Administration and Student Success
• Ensures the implementation of policy and process related to curriculum development;
• In collaboration with the Vice President’s Office ensures that the school is consistently in the pursuit and development of new program ventures;
• Ensures the evaluation of current programs for quality, currency, relevance and effectiveness; represents the school on the Program Advisory Committees in collaboration with the Chairs;
• In collaboration with the Chairs participates in the development of college policy and process related to student development and success;
• Is the final authority for informal student appeals within the school.

4. General Administration
• Represents the school in the development of college financial and administrative policy and process; leads the development and Implementation of management systems & controls;
• Leads overall budget planning and development for the school; represents the school in college budget development;
• Ensures effective administration of the school.

5. Human Resources Management
• Ensures the implementation of college human resource policy, process and practices; approves new hiring and regularization;
• Provides leadership in recruitment, selection, orientation, coaching and mentoring, supervision and succession planning of school personnel; ensures appropriate performance management and review processes are in place and utilized; encourages and supports development opportunities for faculty and staff;
• In collaboration with the Chairs evaluates and then approves learning and scheduled development plans for school personnel;
• Participates in the negotiating of collective agreements as appropriate; represents the school in the grievance process; is the final authority within the school for faculty and staff complaints.

Additionally, the Dean may represent or act as the Vice President as required and undertakes initiatives as assigned by the Vice President or, upon occasion, the President.
• Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
• Five years administrative and leadership experience at the post-secondary education level;
• Five years exemplary post-secondary teaching or educational development experience.

• Demonstrated skills in senior leadership and team-building to a diverse faculty and administrative group within a multi-union environment;
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a positive, student-centered working environment that supports learning for students, faculty, and staff;
• Demonstrated expertise in budget development and operational management;
• Knowledge of program design, development, delivery and evaluation within an academic environment;
• Demonstrated expertise in human resource management;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving students with diverse backgrounds, interest, goals and abilities;
• Demonstrated ability to lead change and organizational development projects;
• Demonstrated competence in program and schedule planning and evaluation.
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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