Program Director, Fashion

LaSalle College Vancouver - Vancouver, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is part of the LCI Education Network, which is present on five continents and has 22 post-secondary campuses and approximately 2,000 employees who support more than 12,000 students worldwide each year. From one country to the next, LCI Education favors the harmonization of its programs, which makes for greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services, and deeper respect towards the various cultures with which it works.

LaSalle College Vancouver offers a variety of design-based programs that respond to professional demands. Thanks to our reputation and continuous industry involvement, our experience and dynamic teachers are passionate about providing world-class instruction – both theoretical and practical – to our students.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate profile for this position is someone who thrives in a dynamic, fast paced and driven environment; enjoys a challenge, consistently meets, or exceeds, expectations; possesses a strong customer service focus and a “can do” attitude; and instinctively knows who his or her target audience is and how to effectively “speak” to that demographic.

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the incumbent provides academic leadership for a specific program or programs. The Program Director must have a deep ownership of all aspects of their program, exemplifying and communicating a strong vision of success to all stakeholders. LCV is committed to providing students with Canada’s best educational experience and the Program Director must display an unwavering commitment to this goal. The Program Director’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: day-to-day operations; faculty hiring and management; program budget; student scheduling; assisting students towards successful program completion; participating in Academics and industry committees; and maintaining the quality and relevance of program curriculum. He/she also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and LaSalle College Vancouver and abides by the mandates set by the Board of Directors, the President and the College Leadership Team.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Provide academic leadership and select, train, develop, performance-manage, and lead faculty and staff team members according to the guidelines provided by the Chief Academic Officer, including:

  • Teach a set number of courses as appropriate depending on program size
  • Perform annual evaluations of faculty
  • Co-developing with the faculty member an annual faculty development plan and monitoring progress on meeting the plan
  • Conduct ongoing faculty observations to improve the quality of instruction and work with faculty to resolve student issues
  • Improve the student experience at the program level by assuring that the program exudes a culture of learning and excellence
  • Develop and implement improvements to the delivery of instruction including assignments, learning materials and instructional strategies

Work with Student Services and other departments within LaSalle College Vancouver to support student success related to attendance, classroom performance and time to graduation

  • Proactively work with students who are at risk of not performing to their potential.
  • Foster student achievement, persistence and success through the implementation of student success measures
  • Lead or participate in student learning outcome assessments

Work with faculty to develop programs that deliver Canada’s best educational experience

  • Develop programs that achieve academic excellence, delivery excellence and best in class outcomes
  • Maintain and implement a curriculum that is both current with industry requirements and forward-looking
  • Participate in regular program and curriculum reviews and recommend changes to program offerings
  • Develop program offerings that meet student needs and key metrics, including but not limited to: Student Body, Average Registered Credits, Instructional Cost, Persistence and Student/Instructor Ratio
  • Monitor enrollment trends and attrition rates and implement proactive strategies to address concerns in these areas
  • Advise on enrollment targets

Provide input into planning and implementation of annual budget including personnel, program expenses, and capital needs

  • Create annual program budget
  • Perform quarterly capital and facility needs assessments and recommend capital improvements and expenditures to the Chief Academic Officer
  • Monitor and implement annual program budget and proactively report deviations to the Chief Academic Officer
  • Schedule faculty and students to meet budgetary goals

Actively promote the program(s) to internal and external stakeholders

  • Work with Marketing to ensure the accuracy of program information in marketing materials including the website and print materials
  • Conduct regular training sessions with Admissions and other College departments on program details including curriculum, student profile, student work and other program highlights
  • Plan, organize, and conduct events that promote the stature of the program(s) in coordination with Marketing and Admissions
  • Participate in community and industry activities related to the program(s) and promote faculty engagement in such activities
  • Participate in BCCAT articulation committees and attend regulatory events related to the program(s)
  • Develop articulations and pathway agreements that promote the program(s)
  • Collaborate with other Program Directors within our own institution and across the LCI network

Assure that programmatic institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes assessment is conducted and that the results of the assessment lead to meaningful instructional development

  • Develop, recruit and host an annual Program Advisory Committee that meets institutional and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with faculty to review program effectiveness measures, student learning outcomes, curriculum development, program metrics and other concerns
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the program(s) annually, or as directed by the Chief Academic Officer
  • Conduct a comprehensive self-study of the program(s) every five years, or as directed by the Chief Academic Officer

Maintain records and documents of all vital program information including:

  • Curriculum materials
  • Program grids
  • Course syllabi
  • Lesson plans
  • Textbook lists
  • Examples of Student Work
  • Faculty information
  • Departmental meeting minutes
  • Committee meeting minutes (including PACs)
  • Student Body data
  • Attrition rates
  • Graduation rates
  • Faculty, student and employer surveys
  • Regulatory documents

Develop and implement a personal professional development plan with the Dean of Academics and Talent and Culture Business Partner

  • Maintain currency within the discipline of the program(s)

Participate in College events including Convocation, Portfolio Shows, Open Houses, All-School meetings, and other such events as directed by the Dean of Academics

Serve on College committees as directed by the Dean of Academics

Oversee or participate in special projects as directed by the Dean of Academics

Perform other related duties, as assigned

Key Relationships:

  • President, LaSalle College Vancouver
  • Dean of Academics
  • Dean of Students
  • Director of Admissions
  • Supervisors
  • Faculty
  • Executive Assistant to the President and Dean of Academics

Job Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Masters’ degree in related field
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years related and increasingly responsible experience in Academics or industry
  • Advanced certifications or credits towards further study are highly preferred
  • Advising and teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Fiscal and personnel management experience

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Action and results oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a range of populations
  • Strong leadership, effective team and partnering skills
  • Mathematic skills to a sufficient level to support budgeting, forecasting and working with numbers

Abilities and Attributes:

  • Work collaboratively with other departments
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and motivate the activities of others
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to manage by influence
  • Contribute to the execution of a strategic plan
  • Analyze data and trends
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and demonstrate that proven ability in everything he/she does
  • Flex his/her personality when interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player with a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • High level of professionalism, diplomacy and tact
  • Listen effectively and respond appropriately
  • Work independently, and effectively, under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Adapt to changing assignments and juggle multiple, and sometimes competing, priorities
  • Deal with ambiguity and successfully meet deadlines

All employees at LaSalle College Vancouver are defined by key attributes which we value. These key attributes are: action oriented, innovative/creative, resourceful, respects peoples’ individuality and differences, engaging/effective communicator, committed to sharing knowledge and best practices, have a global perspective, embraces change, client/customer focused, and resilient.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Instruction within Post Secondary Education: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)