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					“Creating Success Through Leadership”


           Dean of Trades & Technology

     Location: Canada Education Park, Vedder Crossing, BC

                              July 2011
                        OPPORTUNITY PROFILE
Nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, BC, the University of the Fraser
Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 16,000 students
per year. UFV has campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, with regional centres in
Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

A teaching university with a focus on excellence, UFV offers more than 100 programs, including
two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more
than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. UFV is
recognized nationally for student success, an excellent learning environment, creative
integration of programming, and its work with local communities.

UFV is committed to providing exceptional post-secondary instruction and a nurturing learning
environment for the students of the Fraser Valley and beyond. UFV is large enough to offer
variety yet small enough to offer the personal attention that students need to thrive. Its small
class sizes and focus on teaching allow students to get to know faculty and learn in a hands-on
environment. Also, UFV’s emphasis on applied research offers many opportunities for student

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Faculty of Trades and Technology

In 2008, UFV celebrated the opening of a new trades and technology training facility – the first
educational facility on the new campus at the Canada Education Park near Chilliwack. The
Faculty of Trades & Technology is one of seven faculties in the Provost and Vice-President,
Academic’s portfolio.

The program areas within the Faculty of Trades & Technology are:

      Agriculture Diploma                           Aircraft Structures Technician
      Architectural Drafting Technician             Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
      Automotive Service Technician                 Computer Assisted Drafting
      Carpentry                                     Electrical Work
      Electronics Technician                        Floral Design
      Health & Human Services                       Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport
      Horticulture Crop Production &                Hospitality Event Planning
      Joinery                                       Livestock Production
      Milker Technician                             Plumbing & Piping
      Professional Cook                             Welding Level A, B, and C

The Faculty also contains a Continuing Education Department to provide trades & technology

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training that may be outside the scope of credit programming.

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Position Overview

As a member of the Dean’s Council, the Dean of Trades & Technology will provide strategic
leadership at the university-wide level and to programs and departments as assigned. Fiscal
planning and accountability, support of faculty / staff development, ensuring accurate and
timely divisional and departmental planning, and developing effective internal and external
partnerships are key to this position. The Dean of Trades & Technology will articulate and
realize a vision of how to integrate trades into an evolving academic university environment.
Fostering inter-faculty collaboration and enabling program creativity will be important drivers.

Other key responsibilities include:

     Establishing strong relationships with senior leadership across the university so that
      activities and processes of the Faculty are aligned with those of other faculties as well as
      with the university vision, mission and strategic direction
     Integrating programs and the work of the Faculty with those of other Faculties
     Establishing strong relations with key leaders in trades and industry training
     Establishing strong relations with industry and business

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The emphasis and specific responsibilities related to this area may vary and will be determined
through discussion with the Provost and Vice-President, Academic based on university goals.

Reporting Relationship

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and serving as a key member of the
senior administration team, the Dean of Trades & Technology is accountable for the academic
integrity of programs and related services within the Faculty as well as for contributing to the
establishment and implementation of university goals and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

   Strategic Planning and Leadership

   The Dean plays a key role in leadership of the strategic planning and delivery of programs,
   related services and, as-needed, structural changes to support overall university strategic
   directions. The Dean provides leadership to specified committees, projects and initiatives

and contributes to policy development and direction of the university.

Development and Support

The Dean is responsible for supporting leadership development of staff and faculty. The
Dean supports a culture of lifelong learning, personal, scholarly, and professional
development, leadership enhancement, and excellence in teaching and learning. The Dean
is responsible for ensuring that practices related to the operation of recruitment, hiring,
evaluating and workload assignment of faculty and staff meet university practices and

Enterprise Risk Management

The Dean is responsible and accountable for managing and reducing organizational risk by
ensuring compliance within the Faculty with all university and legislative requirements.
Providing financial leadership for the Faculty, including preparation and monitoring of the
annual budget, is a key responsibility.

Internal and External Liaison

The Dean provides leadership in ensuring effective communication, collaboration and
liaison with internal parties including all other departments and faculties within the
university. The Dean acts as the contact person with relevant key leaders in trades and

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industry training and education as well as industry itself. The Dean represents the
university on provincial post-secondary committees and in various community

Education, Experience, and Skills

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be an advocate for
faculty and staff and students and their needs, and will be a key member of the Dean’s Council.
The ideal candidate will also possess the following skills and qualifications:

   A master’s degree or doctorate (if the terminal credential in the candidate’s field is a
   doctorate), preferably in post-secondary administration, education, or management or an
   equivalent combination of trades certification, experience and education.
   A solid reputation as an educator as well as experience in a senior leadership role.
   A strong track record of community involvement and successful collaboration and liaison
   with industry or business.
   Proven experience initiating and effectively managing change.
   Experience with complex human resource management and collective agreements.

Technical Competencies

   Strategic Systems Thinking and Analytical Decision Making – Able to assess situations
   objectively within the context of the whole. Well-developed strategic planning, process,

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   organization and priority setting skills. Adept at problem solving and managing boundaries.
   Able to make connections and integrate ideas and activities. Consults appropriately and
   makes timely and sound decisions. Strives to achieve consensus but is able to make difficult
   decisions and effectively articulate rationale for decisions. Can hold a well-considered
   position under criticism but is also prepared to change a decision if new information
   emerges and change is warranted. Excellent reasoning skills and able to deal with
   conflicting inputs.

   Innovative & Entrepreneurial Approach – Seeks out possibilities, develops new ideas, and
   effectively moves them forward. Is creative, innovative and takes advantage of
   opportunities, while recognizing the necessity of working with limited resources and in
   alignment with the strategic directions of the university. Understands and embraces the
   core of post-secondary education and the critical success factors.

   Sound Financial and Policy Management – Has a demonstrated record of success in fiscal
   management. Understands the complexities of effectively and efficiently running a large

  and complex organization. Understands the principles of policy development and is able to
  create and evaluate policies and practices.

Behavioral Competencies

  Visionary & Strategic Leadership – A proven leader of people. A leader who is able to
  articulate a clear leading edge vision and engage others in shaping and realizing the vision.
  An open-minded, strategic and out-of-the-box thinker. An inspiring, supportive leader who
  encourages others to be innovative and take risks congruent with the articulated strategic
  direction of the university. Action orientated and an effective change-agent, who displays
  consistency, persistence, and energy in accomplishing the vision. A ‘big picture’ thinker
  who works within a collegial, consultative, and collaborative framework. Committed to
  enabling others and creating an environment where others feel inspired to pursue
  excellence and contribution. Seeks internal and external partnerships. Creates open
  dialogue and the sharing of ideas. Listens and considers the input of others. Is flexible and
  adaptable, but assertive when required. Empowers staff while providing guidance and
  direction – is accountable and holds others accountable. Builds on the strengths of others –
  encourages growth and development.

  Building Teams – Understands and appreciates the effectiveness of working with people
  internal and external to the university. Promotes cohesion and teamwork in seeking
  solutions to move toward the future. Supports colleagues and shares knowledge and time.

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  Has a willingness to learn from others and to balance priorities. Able to develop and
  implement processes to build teams. Facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and
  supportive environment where individual excellence can thrive while contributing towards
  the collective success of the UFV community.

  Excellent Communication Skills – An honest, open, and sincere communicator. Has the
  courage to tell the truth in a respectful and diplomatic manner. Well-developed written
  communication skills. Able to express thoughts clearly and consistently, and able to
  communicate in non‐technical terms. Understands the impact of operational division
  culture on communication. Has a professional approach in all communications.

  Integrity & Human Values – Possesses impeccable integrity and ethics. Is respectful of
  others. Is honest, sincere, dependable, authentic, and trustworthy. Is committed to the
  university’s values and acts as a role model. Displays stamina and energy. Is committed to
  personal growth and development for self and others.

This key position offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Other specifics will be reviewed in a personal interview.

For further information you may contact:
Tony Kirschner, PhD or Greg Longster B.Comm., MBA

Davies Park Vancouver
#900 – 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8
Ph:     (604) 688-8422
Fax:    (604) 688-8427

Additional information can be found at:

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