New job Program Administrator, Trades in British Columbia
Program Administrator, Trades
Company : Okanagan College
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Trades & Apprenticeship, and in coordination with Regional Dean, South Okanagan, the Program Administrator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a broad range of trades courses, programs and projects. The Program Administrator is responsible for coordinating, supervising, and meeting financial targets in accordance with the mission, values, goals and policies of Okanagan College.
The Administrator is responsible, under the direction of the Associate Dean, Trades & Apprenticeship, for identifying the need for courses, programs, and training projects, planning program content and delivery methods; and negotiating and establishing budgets, tuition fees, wages, and funding arrangements.
The Administrator maintains knowledge of current developments in relevant programming areas as well as of future trends and conditions which may affect it and the programs and service initiatives of Okanagan College.
The Program Administrator administers program and project budgets, including revenue and expenditures targets, and may authorize expenditures as delegated by the Dean.
The Administrator supports and enhances the efforts of the Dean in fostering a team approach within the unit. The Program Administrator supports the Dean in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation within the unit aimed at innovative program development, quality programming, partnership development, and provision of quality customer service.
The Administrator is a member of the unit and participates in scheduled meetings and committee activities to further the goals of the unit and Trades and Apprenticeship as a whole.
The Administrator is responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external groups which may include other Okanagan College portfolios and administrative departments, Regional Deans, other institutions, external agencies, advisory committees, funding agencies, professional associations, and community organizations.
Challenges of the position include anticipating competition from private training contractors; dealing with declining government resources for program subsidies and establishing partnerships with provincial regulatory bodies. It is a challenge to maintain the required breadth and depth of knowledge essential in programming the wide variety of vocational part-time, certificate, contract training and general interest courses offered.
This position also reviews the effectiveness of programs (including Annual Program Reviews), projects and services. The PA works with program advisory committees and subject matter experts to complete substantive Continuing Studies program revisions, including submissions for approval by Education Council, and managing changes to curriculum and instructional design.
To fulfil these requirements, the Administrator maintains knowledge of current developments in relevant programming areas as well as of future trends and conditions which may affect it and the programs and service initiatives of Okanagan College.
The PA administers program and project budgets, including revenue and expenditures targets, and may authorize expenditures as delegated by the respective Deans and Director.
Education and Experience
Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing, Communications or Project Management, equivalencies will be considered. Minimum 4 years of related experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Team player with an aptitude for working in a collegial and collaborative environment
- Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with internal and external contacts
- Must be flexible and able to manage high work volume and conflicting priorities in order to meet deadlines
- Excellent research skills with ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations
- Proven project management skills and excellent organizational, as well as, budgeting and financial management skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and creative problem solver
- Ability to plan and think strategically
- Excellent computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office, and complex databases, as well as the ability to generate and analyze reports.
- Collaboration & Collegiality
- Continuous Learning & Information Seeking
- Effective Interactive Communication
- Integrity & Accountability
- Student & Service Focus
Job Specific Competencies
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
This position is 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE – Part-time). Schedule to be determined.
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate
Range $69,725 to $102,263. Typical Hiring Range $83,671 to $92,967.
Exempt - Continuing Part-time
Special Instructions to Applicants
Job Type: Part-time
Work Location: Multiple Locations