Provost and Vice President Academic

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
02 Jun 2023
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02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Okanagan College’s mission is to transform lives and communities. This simple statement reflects the College’s support of students and connects the College to the communities it serves. Since 1963 Okanagan College has been embedded in the social, cultural and economic fabric of Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen regions and has a strong reputation for excellence in learning and teaching through its wide range of academic, career, continuing education, developmental, trades and vocational programs, The College’s catchment area covers an area of 37,750 km2 and serves a population of nearly 400,000 people. Each year, approximately 16,000 individual students attend Okanagan College in programs spanning an array of areas such as Arts, Science, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Health and Social Development, Adult Upgrading and in niche areas such as Viticulture, Animation and Sustainable Construction Management Technology. Also offering vocational training, Okanagan College is the second largest trades training institution in B.C.

Within this exciting context, Okanagan College is seeking a visionary post-secondary leader who brings experience and credibility as a collaborative and effective senior administrator capable of building on existing strengths. The Provost and Vice President Academic (PVPA) is responsible for the development of excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, applied research and the student experience at Okanagan College. In this capacity, the PVPA is responsible for the creation and implementation of academic and student services priorities and for the allocation of resources that will support those priorities. The PVPA is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of academic programs, academic services and student services by ensuring that appropriate personnel, policies, procedures and resources are in place.

The PVPA will possess exceptional leadership and communications skills in order to build strong, effective relationships, within and beyond OC, in order to meet the bold goals and aspirations defined in the Inspire strategic plan. The PVPA will be inclusive and have highly developed interpersonal skills and proven abilities to build relationships and create bridges between communities. The PVPA understands that strategic thinking and planning is essential in leading transformational change.

Okanagan College is committed to increasing equitable and inclusive participation of marginalized people in all aspects of college life. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, people with disabilities and people with diverse gender identities or expressions. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, The Geldart Group.

To apply for or learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please connect with Cameron Geldart, Application materials will be held in the strictest confidence and should include your up-to-date resume or CV, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references.