University of Toronto

Director, Faculty Governance & Curriculum Services (BB-B75F3)

Found in: Talent CA

Your opportunity:The Director, Faculty Governance and Curriculum Services provides leadership at a faculty-wide level for the administration and organization of Governance and Curriculum Services of the Faculty of Arts and Science. They also provide support for the division in the context of Institutional Governance. In collaboration with academic leadership, the Director leads the development and interpretation of academic policies and regulations, facilitation and coordination of admission and curriculum decisions, elections, management of quasi-judicial tribunals (petitions and appeals), and publication of the academic calendar. The Director carries out the duties of Faculty Secretary, as set out in the Constitution and By-laws, through their leadership of the Faculty Governance unit. The Director also oversees the Curriculum Services team, which handles a high volume of academic integrity and petitions case management. They will provide highly nuanced oversight to the development of research, policy analysis, and records management functions for the Faculty, ensuring strict confidentiality. The Director liaises with members across the Faculty and within the University of Toronto’s central administrative teams to fulfill these activities. Your responsibilities will include: Serves as advisor to Faculty Council and its standing committees on policy, regulatory, and procedural issues as they relate to the academic governance of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Directs the preparation of content for the Faculty Calendar and ensures that content approved by Faculty Council is accurately reflected therein. Oversees the curriculum development and approval process through Faculty Council and its standing committees; designs new approval processes and streamlines existing processes. Advises chairs, vice-deans and other administrators on appropriate procedures and processes to follow in submitting matters to boards and committees for approval. Oversees the management of appeals tribunals, the pre-hearing preparation of student appeals files on academic standing, the inclusion of documents or other evidence and the jurisdiction of governance bodies to hear an appeal. Resolves procedural issues in relation to student appeals and student academic integrity in consultation with members of governance bodies, University counsel, external legal counsel, appellant advocates and Faculty representatives. Provides training in issues of academic integrity for faculty, dean’s designates, college registrars, departments, chief presiding officers and students. Plans strategically for, and defines, the organizational structure for the unit including the kinds of methods and techniques of work, the work assignments, duties and responsibilities of positions, and the classifications and qualifications of positions, as well as other managerial rights contained in the appropriate collective agreements. Routinely explores and develops new and innovative initiatives, to promote greater administrative efficiency. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree considered an asset or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Minimum five (5) years recent and related experience in public administration in a university environment, and demonstrated leadership experience, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. Experience leading a complex team. Experience in process improvement and system-optimization. Direct experience with governance work in higher education. Knowledge and understanding of University governance processes. Familiarity with University structures, Faculty priorities, governance procedures, and University policies and procedures. Training or experience with parliamentary procedure. Direct experience in serving as secretary to a governance body preferred. Familiarity with administrative tribunals, the principles of administrative law, and natural justice. Skilled in strategic communication and policy writing. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint. Strong planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated success working with a variety of stakeholders in a unionized environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to explain process and procedures accurately and effectively with a wide and diverse range of people.

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