Academic Chair & School of Trades and Transportation – School of Technology and Environment – Akerley Campus


What you will be doing…

As the Academic Chair for the School of Trades and Transportation and the School of Technology and Environment, you will lead the delivery of programs at the Campus while ensuring the highest standard of quality and consistency in programming and student success. Your strategic and operational leadership will be key to ensuring that program objectives are met through efficient and effective management of budgets and human resources while promoting the application of adult education principles within a safe work environment.

You will be a key member of a regional management team. Campuses and Schools share accountability for ensuring a quality learning environment and a cohesive campus team. You will use your established relationships in the related sectors regionally and locally to inform programming and opportunities for students.


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission. You bring a learning-centred perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate the diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and the sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant Red Seal Certification or a relevant undergraduate degree, (ie. Education, or a degree related to the School of Trades and Transportation/School of Technology and Environment). A Graduate Degree would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of recent and progressive occupational experience in a field related to the School of Trades and Transportation/School of Technology and Environment.
  • You have a minimum of five years in a formal supervisory, management or leadership role. Experience in your field includes formal teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Occupational experience that includes community and industry engagement would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, PeopleSoft and Brightspace or similar Learning Management Systems.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology, and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to coordinating logistics and scheduling on and off-campus events.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to scheduling and other operational requirements.
  • You have strong project management skills You have demonstrated strength in supervising, managing and leading a team. Specifically related to customized training, continuing education and other learning-based projects.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
  • You have demonstrated strength and experience in leading a team.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning and have recent, relevant development opportunities.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement.

Work With Us

  • You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
  • You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
  • You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive.
  • You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
  • You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community
  • The college values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.