Dean, School of Agriculture

Located in Brandon, Manitoba, Assiniboine Community College (Assiniboine) has been providing exceptional learning experience for over 55 years. Welcoming over 3,200 students last year, Assiniboine is committed to academic excellence and student success. Assiniboine offers over 40 unique diploma and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, health and human services, trades and technology, business, and agriculture and environment.

Assiniboine is seeking a new Dean, School of Agriculture for the newly reconstituted academic school.

The Dean, School of Agriculture is a key leadership position within Assiniboine. The Dean is a member of Learning Leadership Council and will be responsible for the academic leadership and management within Assiniboine and the academic school they supervise. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Dean shares responsibility for sharing and discussing college-wide strategies and issues and assuring effective communication of these strategies and issues throughout the college community.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic, the Dean provides academic and operational leadership to a growing and newly reconstituted academic school and is responsible for advancing the college’s and the school’s academic plans, including the applied research strategy. In an environment that fosters collaborative decision-making, the Dean is accountable for ensuring that the school provides high quality educational and training programs to assist with the economic, cultural, and social development of Manitoba within the context of a global marketplace. The incumbent is expected to participate on and provide leadership to various internal and external committees, businesses and professional associations, and to negotiate agreements with external partners and organizations.

As the Dean, School of Agriculture you will possess a relevant university degree (Graduate degree preferred) and eligibility for registration with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists would be an asset. You have practical and theoretical experience and competence in one of the discipline(s) that comprise the supervised programs and have shown demonstrated excellence in leading a team in a post-secondary environment, or equivalent team in a government, research, or related industry environment. It is also desirable if you have previous post-secondary experience in terms of teaching; knowledge of the principles of adult education; knowledge of the principles of program and curriculum development, assessment and evaluation; student advising; and an awareness of the day-to-day demands that faculty face. Previous experience in successful fundraising, new partnership development, and securing grants is also an asset.

To explore this exciting opportunity, contact 403-410-6700 or submit your CV and supporting documentation to