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Dean, Trades & Apprenticeship

Posted on: December 17th, 2020 Kelowna, BC Okanagan College


Okanagan College transforms lives and communities.  We are one of Canada's leading colleges.  We create outstanding educational experiences for our learners, both students and employees.  We work and learn in a welcoming and caring culture.  We are a catalyst for change through collaboration with our learners and partners.  We serve, lead and anticipate the social, economic and environmental needs of communities.

Position Title:

Dean, Trades & Apprenticeship

Competition Number:



Trades and Apprenticeship


Portfolio Dean's Office (P4*)



Position Summary:

Provides leadership, oversight and senior management for the Trades and Apprenticeship Portfolio in keeping with the College’s Mission, Vision, Values and Key Directions; develops goals and strategies and provides oversight of the operation of Trades & Apprenticeship including the management of personnel, employment contracts, labour relations, budgets, finance, facilities, instructors and staff recruitment, student recruitment and enrollment management, student affairs, program planning and development, inter-regional programming, program accreditation, Trades & Apprenticeship events, policies and regulations, program advisory committees, pan-institutional projects, applied research projects, relations with other institutions, and affiliated organizations.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in one of the related portfolio disciplines. Minimum ten years in post-secondary education, including a minimum of five years teaching experience, and a minimum of five years in administration covering a broad array of programming. Consideration will be given to equivalent combinations of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

- Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and management skills 

- Excellent oral and written communication skills 

- Ability to liaise with business and industry 

- Ability to plan and think strategically at a senior level 

- Technical competence at a senior level in finance 

- Recognized project management skills 

- Excellent organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills 

- Strong technical and analytical skills 

- Team player with honesty and integrity and an aptitude for working in a collaborative environment

Appointment Start Date:



This is a 5 Year Renewable Term position.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:

Range $115,451 to $177,026. Typical Hiring Range $138,542 - $153,935.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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How to Apply

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