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Executive Director, Academic
Red River College

Red River College (RRC) is the largest institute of applied learning and research in Manitoba, with 22,000 students, expert faculty and researchers across nine campuses, a vast alumni network, and hundreds of industry and community partnerships. RRC provides an atmosphere of accessibility and respect, and they serve students from all corners of Manitoba, from across country and other parts of the globe. Red River College offers more than 200 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate options. Through hands-on learning opportunities and state-of-the-art instruction, Red River College prepares students to become leaders in their fields — while also ensuring they can meet changing industry demands, and contribute to the province’s economic growth.

Red River College is seeking applications for the Executive Director, Academic position, which will provide leadership and operational guidance to the Schools within the Academic division. The position will be based out of the Notre Dame campus of Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with travel to other RRC campuses as required.

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic, the Executive Director, Academic will lead the College’s strategic academic goals, including oversight of the development, and the implementation and evaluation of academic programs and policies. The Executive Director, Academic will ensure academic pursuits align with the strategic priorities of the College in collaboration with other Executive Directors and ensure academic quality in programming and policy development through leadership of and collaboration with RRC’s Deans and Directors. As a member of the Academic leadership team, the Executive Director will work collaboratively with leaders across the college and with a broad range of educational departments and Centres. They will focus on implementing the goals of RRC’s academic transformation, enhancing accessible domestic and international academic programing, and increasing student retention and completion, including appropriately increasing Indigenous learner participation and success rates. The Executive Director will lead a team to expand and deliver the priorities within the portfolio efficiently, with the ability to lead through influence and build relationships in a matrix management environment.

To be considered for this role, you must bring senior academic administration level experience, demonstrated expertise in advancing academic excellence, and a post-secondary degree or with relevant work experience. The Executive Director, Academic role requires candidates who have a high level of emotional intelligence and social awareness, perceptiveness, organizational, business and political acumen, and a strategic business sense. As RRC’s next Executive Director, Academic your ability to collect, synthesize and analyze information from across a broad spectrum of sources to provide timely advice and decision making will be a key strength. As the ideal candidate, you bring strong knowledge of the trends and practices in adult education, curriculum and program development, labour market assessment, change management, post-secondary administration and the application of educational technology. The Executive Director must possess a strong understanding of Academic portfolio leadership in working across post-secondary institutions to achieve excellence across curriculum development, delivery and academic success including entrepreneurial thinking and effective use of College resources all while ensuring a Red River College remains an institution with a student centric approach.

For more information, contact Jane Griffith or Dania Zargaran at dania.zargaran@odgersberndtson.com or submit your resume and cover letter at  www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16051

Red River College is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) and The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2013) as applicable, accommodation will be provided by Odgers Berndtson and Red River College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.