BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute


Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Resume Review: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Position Start Date: September 2019
Salary: $98,295 Annually
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1

NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates the requirement for a Dean at our Burnaby campus. NVIT invites applications from qualified academic leaders for a full-time, exempt position to commence September, 2019.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President Academic & Strategic Partnerships, the Deans’ responsibilities will include day-to-day management of NVIT’s Burnaby Campus programs and providing leadership to instructional departments. The Dean will be accountable for the processes of educational planning, academic policy development and implementation, instructional delivery and evaluation. The Dean is responsible for providing effective leadership and management in delivering and developing educational programs and services both on and off campus, and in establishing academic goals, priorities, policies, and procedures while ensuring the effective management of operational resources across the Academy.

The Dean’s responsibilities may include assisting in the development of a number of major educational projects. Acting as a liaison, oversee and participate in the development of new and/or redesigned programs, the successful applicant will work with communities and other educational institutions to develop and implement agreements and projects that will enhance NVIT's program offerings.


The successful applicant will be an experienced educational administrator with outstanding human relations, team building skills, organizational skills, project management and demonstrated Indigenous knowledge and proven emphasis on student success. A doctorate is preferred, a master's degree in a relevant field together with successful teaching and practical experience will be considered. The Dean’s duties may also include a teaching component.

The Dean performs a broad range of activities requiring a high level of
independence and sound judgment within a team context. The Dean is tasked with
balancing the responsibility of Aboriginal educational leadership to meet the
needs of students and the First Nations community, with the need for ensuring
the Institute’s strategic priorities of being
Student Centered, ensuring Academic Excellence, maintaining Community Relevance, and enhancing Organizational
Effectiveness, are achieved.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.