Associate Dean, Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

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Loyalist College is actively seeking a collaborative and innovative leader to serve as their new Associate Dean, Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship to lead the College’s diverse Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship programming. The Associate Dean, Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship will join Loyalist at an exciting time, as program offerings continue to grow.

Loyalist College is Ontario’s Destination College – empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry focused, cluster-based education, training, and applied research programs. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. For five decades, Loyalist has provided personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. Today, the College offers more than 70 full-time programs, apprenticeships, and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 100 university transfer agreements. Its Belleville, Bancroft, and Toronto campuses and Port Hope and Tyendinaga satellite locations support programs and services for more than 6,000 full-time and 8,000 part-time students each year.

Reporting to the Dean, School of Applied Science, Skills and Technology, the Associate Dean, Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship provides broad academic leadership and operational effectiveness to Skilled Trade and Apprenticeship programming including labs and facilities within the School of Applied Science, Skills, and Technology. With a keen focus on the academic well-being and growth of students, the incumbent provides support and direction to faculty and staff. The Associate Dean ensures the objectives of the programs are attained through effective management of teaching and learning processes. This includes managing compliance with governmental, regulatory and accrediting bodies and budget responsibility for both Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship programs. The Associate Dean facilitates on-going quality assurance processes for existing programs and development of new programs to reflect market changes and the employment needs of industry in alignment with the College’s strategic plan. Establishing positive relationships with industry and business representatives and contributing to the College’s student recruitment, applied research and work/integrated learning initiatives, are key components of the role.

As the ideal candidate, you have proven experience as a collaborative and innovative leader, with a minimum of 7 years of experience related to a skilled trade in an academic environment at the post-secondary level. You either hold a Red Seal Designation, a Certificate of Qualification in a Skilled Trade, or a P.Eng in a related field. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of the Ontario apprenticeship requirements. You are an inclusive and collaborative leader with experience in planning, goal setting, resource allocation, and managing change within a unionized environment. You are an advocate and promoter of the skilled trades and value relationships within, across, and outside the College and actively build and maintain relationships that support the College’s goals. You are a student-focused leader, committed to excellence in teaching, learning and applied research and supporting faculty in advancing a culture of innovation and excellence.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply online at For more information, contact Katherine Frank ([email protected]) or Lauren Wright ([email protected]).

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s); candidates with international credentials must provide World Education Services (WES) evaluation (at their own cost) confirming Canadian equivalency of their credentials.

Loyalist is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive college community. We encourage and welcome applications from marginalized and equity seeking groups.

KBRS will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact [email protected]

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 11/11/2022

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply online at