Dean of Education

Location CA-NB-Fredericton
ID 2023-1163
Academic Leadership
Position Type
Permanent – Regular Full Time

About Us

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville Education Company as a leading provider of post-secondary education makes us an exceptional place to work. We are a progressive and modern institution, responding to the needs of current and future students and implementing the best technology solutions to empower our work. We prioritize diversity, open doors to those often overlooked, welcome new Canadians, and provide pathways to successful careers. 


Yorkville Education Company (which manages both Yorkville University and the Toronto Film School) began with a simple idea in 2004: offer flexible, rigorous, and career-focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path. With campuses in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick, we equip our graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value. 


Focused on providing a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our teams, from the President to the newest staff member, share a passion for learning, teaching, and growing as individuals and as teams. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and genuinely kind work environment at our three campus locations.


If you want to shine a light on academic excellence, be empowered to make an impact on the transformation of the Canadian post-secondary education landscape, and work collaboratively beyond levels, join us. 

Who we need

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic & Principal of Yorkville University’s online New Brunswick campus, the Dean of Education provides leadership for and is responsible for management of the Faculty of Education.  The Dean of Education is responsible for academic planning and governance, resolving student grievances, curriculum development and quality assurance, faculty hiring and review as well as allocation of teaching duties to faculty members. They will also  contribute to the making and management of the New Brunswick campus budget. The Dean of Education is also responsible for a working environment in which all faculty and staff can grow and thrive in support of the University’s mission and students’ academic success and wellbeing.

The successful candidate would need to be comfortable leading and managing 100% asynchronous programs and come with prior experience as an Associate / Assistant Dean or Department Head. 

What you will do

  • Develop and implement Faculty-level strategies to support student success and university strategic goals.  
  • Lead and manage the faculty and staff in the Faculty of Education
  • Supervise and provide leadership for Faculty of Education Associate Deans, program chairs, faculty leads, and administrative staff.
  • Working with the Faculty of Education Faculty Hiring Committee, ensure that enough appropriately qualified full- and part-time faculty members are available.
  • Working with the Faculty of Education Curriculum Committee, ensure that curriculum and delivery of all current and future Faculty of Education programs (currently M.Ed. and Graduate Diploma in Education) meet quality assurance requirements and standards established by the University and by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Committee.
  • Working with the Faculty of Education Program Advisory Council, ensure that the strategic direction and curriculum of the faculty’s degree programs are consistent with disciplinary, professional, and labour market expectations.
  • Contribute to the management of the New Brunswick campus through membership in the VPA and Principal’s leadership team and on the Yorkville University New Brunswick Senate.
  • Contribute to academic governance of Yorkville University through membership on the Academic Council of Yorkville University.
  • Consistent with University policy, decide students’ academic appeals and help students’ resolve problems and grievances.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the Admissions Department, Registrar’s Office, Teaching and Learning, Student Experience, Governance and Regulatory Affairs as required.
  • Support the development of high-performing academic faculty and staff, superior academic programs, and innovative teaching and learning strategies that enhance students’ academic success and wellbeing. 
  • Model and promote a positive culture that supports equity, inclusion, learning, and wellness for all faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Maintain visibility and collegial relationships with relevant academic and professional colleagues and associations in Canada.
  • Convey knowledge and experience in teaching and learning strategies, course and program development, communication strategies, and student services, including but not limited to current legislation and compliance requirements.

What you bring

  • PhD in Education or an EdD 
  • 10+ years of senior leadership experience at a post-secondary level
  • Experienced in people leadership
  • Professionally ranked or eligible for consideration at current institution 
  • Experience supervising graduate students at MEd and doctoral levels
  • Knowledge of working and teaching in a virtual environment 
  • Strong and active record of research and publications
  • Scholar of repute in the national academic community

Some knowledge of communication technologies (Blackboard, Moodle)

What's in it for you

We provide a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our team shares a passion for learning, teaching, and growing. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and diverse work environment throughout our three campus locations. 

  • Health Benefits 
  • Dental Coverage 
  • Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Fun, competitive, and challenging work environment 
  • Incentives and rewards 
  • Career growth
  • Free Tuition for all Yorkville University Programs 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

What does the best of all worlds mean at Yorkville University

  • An atmosphere that successfully blends an entrepreneurial culture with education. We value innovation and continuously look towards expanding our programming, working with the latest research, tools, and solutions. As a private school with government approval of our offerings, we have the opportunity to do more, stay current, and be future-forward.
  • The chance to accelerate your career and disrupt education by responding to the needs you see and purposefully challenging the status quo. Everything we do here is about delighting and engaging our employees - and ultimately our students- from mentorship to teaching, from creative outlets to analytical ones.
  • A place where all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments and can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres. We celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access.
  • The opportunity to grow with access to free courses, certifications, and programs - right up to our Doctorate offerings.
  • An appreciation for the insights and skills you bring to work with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a wide breadth of wellness services, and a work-life balance.

Join us

We welcome and appreciate candidates with a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, express your interest now.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville Education Company and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation for disability, please notify our People Team at 1-866- 467-0661.


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