This is a 2-year contract administrative position, with the possibility of extension.
Reporting to the Vice President, Student Experience, the Manager, Academic Upgrading & Skills Training provides management and administration for Academic Upgrading (AU) in Peterborough, Cobourg, Lindsay and Haliburton and provides a coordinated perspective to all Employment Ontario (EO) programs, including AU, Skills Advance and Pre-Apprenticeship to determine program alignments, efficiencies and opportunities. This position has overall accountability for performance management and achievement of targets of the AU programs and altering programs and services in response to or in anticipation of changing community, labour market and government needs.
The Manager, Academic Upgrading & Skills Training is accountable for the efficient functioning of the AU site services at all locations in consultation with the various College departments. Administration of daily operations will entail managing support staff and faculty, scheduling and academic work loading, program budgets, liaising with agency partners as well as provincial and federal government officials. The Manager is also accountable for needs assessments, strategic & program planning and development, delivery and ongoing review of the programs to ensure that these services are relevant to the community needs and contribute to the core promise and strategic plan of the College. The Manager is also responsible for collaborating with the Academic Chair for the School of General Arts & Science (GAS) to best support faculty and ensure curriculum excellence. They will work effectively with the AU faculty, particularly with the coordinators at each of the four sites. Responsibilities will also include negotiating funding allocations with local offices of the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, preparation of business plans and completion of regular required reporting.
The Manager will collaborate on all Employment Ontario programs at the College, acting as liaison to other college departments to provide expert advice, ensure service coordination, and eliminate duplication. Acting as the operational manager for the college’s WSIB service agreement, the Manager is the key point of contact for WSIB and associated College staff, ensuring efficient processes are in place to meet contract requirements and provide an excellent level of service
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What We Are Looking For:
As our ideal candidate, you will have a relevant 4 year degree in Business Administration, Social Services, Adult Education, or related discipline. To compliment your formal education, you will have at least 5 years of related experience that includes:
Program budget management, financial analysis and forecasting
Proposal development and proven entrepreneurial management skills
Strategic planning and organizational skills to meet deadlines
Team building, communication, decision making, conflict resolution and leadership skills
Staff supervision, preferably in a unionized, multi-site environment
Comprehensive knowledge of employment/community services and education programs, and skills in human resource management
Experience with Employment Ontario Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) and/or skills training programs preferred
In addition, you can demonstrate that you have:
Comprehensive knowledge of financial systems, accounting principles and budget development
Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Computer literacy and capability with software packages
An understanding of Adult Education Principles
Consulting and career counselling skills
Ability to embrace diversity and inclusion and easily adapt in a challenging environment where a diversity of people, situations and issues are encountered.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Fleming College is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible learning and working environments. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Staff, our Faculty and our Administration including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.
We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail HR@flemingcollege.ca.
Please Note - Admin
In addition to the salary range listed above, you will be eligible for performance-based incentives, in accordance with the College’s administrative compensation program and practices.