Coordinator, Design & Media, Continuing Studies
Permanent Part-Time (80%) Excluded Position
Hours to be Determined
Excluded Salary Scale Grade 3 ($38,126 to $45,894 per annum)
Applications are invited for a Coordinator, Design + Media to serve as a leadership role in the development, planning, administration and delivery of effective program offerings in the area of Design + Media. As a part of a management team, the Coordinator is responsible for strategy, planning and coordination, instructional support and development, budget monitoring, and internal and external representation and communication. He/she will assume other duties as identified and/or delegated by the Executive Director, Continuing Studies. Applicants will have:
- Bachelor’s degree in design, media or related field required.
- Three years’ experience in design and media programming preferably in an educational environment.
- Demonstrated understanding of student engagement and program delivery.
- Knowledge of design and media education and the BC system of advanced education, public training institutions and continuing or adult education.
- Experience in program instruction, development and evaluation.
- Instructional design and online learning experience an asset.
- Interest and commitment to the goals of higher education.
- Experience with the development and delivery of design and media focused programs from inception to engagement.
- Knowledge of design, media and art curriculum and assessment.
- Knowledge of program planning and coordination, budget monitoring and research/report writing.
- Ability to evaluate potential students’ work constructively and fairly and according to University policy and standards.
- Ability to manage full-cycle instructional recruitment, evaluation and support in a constructive manner and according to University policy and standards.
- Strong and adaptable organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation, writing and public speaking skills.
- Ability to establish positive working relationships with external partners, faculty, students, administrative staff and public is essential.
- Adaptable to change and ability to respond well to pressure.
- Ability to set priorities, handle continuous workflow with minimum supervision.
- Demonstrate a high degree of initiative.
- Ability to work well with diverse constituencies.
- Ability to work independently and as member of the team.
- Ability to direct the work of others including support staff, students and volunteers.
- Valid driver’s license and a willingness and ability to travel.
- Flexibility and willingness to work evening and weekend hours when needed.
Some Typical Duties:
- Under approval of the Executive Director and ECUAD policy and governance processes, creates new and relevant programs, workshops, curriculum proposals and partnerships, which are responsive to current demands within the area.
- Collaborates with the Executive Director, CS to ensure all aspects of quality program development, delivery and documentation practices and processes. This includes the handling of sensitive and confidential information that will be used in decision-making, which will impact the relevant programs, workshops and curriculum and related staff and instructors.
- Participates in the annual and on-going budget development with the Executive Director, CS. This includes determining revenues, salary and operating costs and making key decisions in reductions and/or additions as they relate to CS program profiles.
- Meets set revenue targets and contributes to meeting overall CS revenue targets. This involves making key decisions relating to the running or canceling of courses.
- In consultation with the Executive Director, CS, establishes positive working relationships and liaises with industry, Provincial Government, provincial and national governing bodies and other sector-based organizations including secondary and post-secondary institutions to ensure curriculum alignment and best practice, increase revenue opportunities and develop market potential. This involves forming and managing key relationships, which has a direct impact on the reputation of the University.
- Manages full cycle recruitment, orientation and monitoring of instructors and teaching assistants within the program area. This includes full accountability for the hire, performance management and termination of instructional and teaching assistant contracts in alignment with CS profiles and policies. This requires the monitoring of instructor performance to ensure high quality teaching standards and adherence to curriculum requirements.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, provides support to CS instructors across all aspects of program delivery and administration.
- Develops and maintains program support documentation including program orientation and policy handbooks in accordance with CS practices and policies.
- Works in conjunction with the Executive Director, CS and Manger of Operations to develop and implement long-term strategic plans and completes a variety of reports related to the area. This includes the handling of sensitive and confidential information and shall be used in decision-making, which will impact the relevant programs, workshops and curriculum and will impact the related staff and instructors.
- Supports students on issues related to recruitment, admissions, portfolio assessment, academic performance, conduct, professional opportunities and related student services.
- Provides constructive feedback to the prospective students regarding their portfolios in a manner that represents Emily Carr positively.
- Plans and implements design and media focused exhibits and special events.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, CS, works collaboratively with Technicians in relation to material and program support.
- Provides back up holiday and absence support to fellow Coordinators and ensures operational minimums.
- Works collaboratively with Marketing + Communications on program content including the CS calendar, website content and promotional materials.
- Demonstrates strong entrepreneurial skills.
- Represents University offerings through info sessions, recruitment events and public engagement opportunities.
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and presentation skills, to work effectively with students, colleagues, professionals in the field, corporate partners and provincial and national governing bodies.
- Functions independently and works collaboratively within CS and ECUAD policies.
Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting Competition #A014-2017) to:
Human Resources, Emily Carr University
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver BC V5T 0H2, Fax: (604) 844-3885 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition will remain open until the position is filled.
Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document.