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Dean, Business, Academics, Trades, and Regional Stewardship



Slave Lake

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

March 18th, 2024

Closing Date:

April 30th, 2024 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

$103,067 to $137,660 per year

Hours Per Week:


Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College vision has been to increase accessibility to educational opportunities. With 25 locations across northern Alberta, program sites throughout Alberta, and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access quality educational opportunities without leaving their community. Students can study from the comforts of home, work, on the road, or from one of the many College locations. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business & Administrative Studies, Health & Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment & Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education & Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries.

The College service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full-time ongoing position available:

Dean, Business, Academics, Trades, and Regional Stewardship

Reference #NLC-2128

Salary Range: $103,067 to $137,660 per year

May 1, 2024 to ongoing

Location: Slave Lake



  • Bachelors Degree in Education;
  • Masters Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Business, or related field;
  • 5 years of experience in Educational Leadership and Management;
  • Supervisory experience.


  • Experience teaching adults;
  • Experiencing leading and managing change.

Successful candidate must provide a Criminal Record Check and University or College Transcripts to Human Resources prior to commencement. Candidates must have a permanent work permit to work in Canada.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at click on Careers. Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-2128 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3

Alternatively, fax resume to 780 849-5881.

Closing Date: April 30, 2024

Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Position Description

Dean, Business, Academics, Trades, and Regional Stewardship

Nature and Scope of Work:

This position is accountable for leadership and vision, and has oversight for Academic Upgrading, Business, Trades and Resource Technology, Continuing Education and Corporate Training (CECT), and the Community Learning Centres. There is a high level of coordination, organization, and leadership required to support programming, students, and staff in 18 campus locations, in addition to those teaching online. A culture must be developed and maintained that supports the Mission and Values of the College, is consistent with Adult Education principles, and respects partnership with our communities, government agencies, other Colleges, and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic, the successful candidate will be a leader in the institution.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities of the Dean, Business, Academics, and Regional Stewardship are many, and include: 

  • Utilizing an entrepreneurial model to develop programming that will meet present and future market demands and is responsive to the needs of adult learners.
  • Ensuring the quality and rigor of all programs assigned.
  • Leading and managing the unit to support Northern Lakes College’s vision, mission, and strategic direction.
  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing budgets for programs and projects as assigned, including Academic Upgrading, Business, Regional Stewardship, Trades and Resource Technology, Continuing Education and Corporate Training (CECT), Community Adult Learning Programs, and Peace River Correctional Centre programming.
  • Establishing, maintaining, and promoting effective, professional relationships both internal and external to the College.
  • Working in collaboration with the External Relations department and other groups to develop plans to maximize program awareness and registrations. 
  • Working with partner communities and groups to identify educational needs.
  • Monitoring and leading the Community Learning Centre model.
  • Leading ongoing strategic and fiscal planning for departments and projects as assigned.
  • Providing growth opportunities for team members to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Representing the College on provincial committees and groups as appropriate to program portfolio.
  • Serving on Committees including Senior Leadership Team, President’s Advisory Team, Academic Council, Dean’s Council, and others as assigned.
  • Ensuring continued development / improvement of programs by participating in the program review process.
  • Representing the needs of programs at the Senior Management Team level.
  • Actively seeking, identifying, proposing, and implementing new program opportunities, grant opportunities, and collaborations that are beneficial to the College and its students.
  • Regularly connecting with others to obtain feedback on department programming and operations from direct reports, peers, students and other key community stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the implementation of College Policies, Procedures, and Regulations, and initiate and steward the changes of these as necessary.
  • Working with the Ministry to ensure standards are met for program approval, revision, and operation.
  • Working with the Centre for Teaching and Learning on curriculum development initiatives as required.
  • Reviewing of student enrolments and allocation of instructional resources, as required, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in meeting learners’ needs.
  • Working with representatives of the Community Education Committees and the Committee Council, as advisory groups to the College.

Other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Academic.


  • Bachelors Degree in Education
  • Masters Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Business, or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Supervisory experience


  • Experience teaching adults
  • Experiencing leading and managing change

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Interpersonal
  • Analytical, budgeting, and problem solving
  • Project management
  • Team-building 
  • Knowledge of and experience applying collective agreements in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in conducting performance evaluations and implementing performance improvements.

Contacts (Internal and External):

  • External – Community, business and industry, Government representatives, provincial groups
  • Internal - staff, students, and colleagues




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