Sheridan College

Associate Dean, Continuing And Professional Studies (Temporary)

Job Description


Faculty/Department: Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar  (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference Number: 17/A/45
Hiring Range: $118,509.00-$125,916.45

Salary Range: $118,509.00-$148,137.00
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Application Details: Temporary position which may continue until October 1, 2018



Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Continuing & Professional Studies, the Associate Dean, Continuing and Professional Studies 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.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates and is instrumental in the development, implementation and leadership of the Faculty strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College
  • Develops and implements academic plans for growth in continuing education registrations and ensures quality, financial, human resource, physical resource and program diversity elements are in place to meet established objectives
  • Ensures the development and implementation of new courses, programs and/or delivery strategies and the on-going review of existing programs and courses to reflect changes in technology, markets and economics in accordance with current business/industry standards and/or requirements
  • Program areas of responsibility include: Arts and Design, Business, Community and Liberal Studies, Computer and Information Management, Distance Education, Health Sciences, Justice and Safety, Languages, Leisure Pursuits, Technology, Professional Association and Institutes
  • Strategic and management accountabilities for the enrolment function for Continuing Education prior to start of term
  • Contributes to the financial well- being of the Faculty and College by providing input to the financial planning and budget development
  • Develops and implements systems (e.g. enrolment, budget), customer service initiatives and new operating procedures into the daily business practices of Continuing Education to ensure that a successful operation is sustained
  • Ensures operational goals and objectives are met by effectively recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating and evaluating faculty (part-time) and support staff
  • Fosters a team approach, within the School, to customer service and problem solving through the promotion and provision of effective communication between faculty, co-ordinators, technicians and staff and their inclusion, (as appropriate) in the determination of School initiatives or policies
  • Works closely with the Marketing team to determine marketing strategies for Continuing Education including web communication, calendar distribution, target and supplemental marketing
  • Works with staff in the Faculty to ensure that the content of the Continuing Studies website is current, accurate, and user-friendly
  • Leads and participates on various internal and external committees
  • Establishes strategic external partnerships to support goals of Faculty and College
  • Performs other duties as assigned



The successful candidate must possess an advanced degree (Master’s required) in Business, Education or related discipline with a minimum of seven years of experience working in a post-secondary or related environment, including significant progressive leadership.  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 post-secondary 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.   


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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