Dean of Education

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Job Description - Dean of Education

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville Education Company as a leading provider of post-secondary education makes us an exceptional place to work. We are a progressive and modern institution, responding to the needs of current and future students and implementing the best technology solutions to empower our work. We prioritize diversity, open doors to those often overlooked, welcome new Canadians, and provide pathways to successful careers. 


Yorkville Education Company (which manages both Yorkville University and the Toronto Film School) began with a simple idea in 2004: offer flexible, rigorous, and career-focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path. With campuses in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick, we equip our graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value. 


Focused on providing a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our teams, from the President to the newest staff member, share a passion for learning, teaching, and growing as individuals and as teams. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and genuinely kind work environment at our three campus locations.


If you want to shine a light on academic excellence, be empowered to make an impact on the transformation of the Canadian post-secondary education landscape, and work collaboratively beyond levels, join us. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic & Principal or the P rovost & Executive Vice President , the Dean of Education , is responsible for shaping the educational landscape by providing strategic and operational leadership . The DoE is accountable for curriculum innovation, Faculty development, student success and community engagement fostered by strategic leadership and operational oversight . The Dean of Education is also responsible for a working environment in which all faculty and staff can grow and thrive in support of the University’s mission and students’ academic success and wellbeing .  

  • Develop and implement campus-level strategies to support student success and university strategic goals.  
  • Lead and manage the faculty and staff (academic and operations).
  • Provide leadership with respect to campus strategies and objectives for central University and corporate staff partners/representatives who serve the campus and its students.  
  • B uild partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, to en sure high-quality programs and operations.
  • Support the d evelop ment of high-performing academic faculty and staff, superior academic programs, stu dent services, and in novative teaching and learning strategies that enhance students’ academic success and wellbeing .  
  • Collaborat e with cross-functional colleagues on student recruitment , student services and promotional initiatives for the campus/region .  
  • Model and p romot e a positive culture that supports equity, inclusion, learning , and wellne s s for all faculty, staff, and students.  
  • Lead multiple direct and indirect reports (directors, managers, and professionals) on campus and in the region .  
  • Maintain visibility and collegial relationships with regulators and other postsecondary institutions in the region.  
  • Convey knowledge and experience   in teaching and learning strategies, course and program development, communication strategies, and student services,  including but not limited  to   current  legislation and  compliance requirements.
  • PhD in education or an EdD 
  • 10+ years of senior leadership experience at a post-secondary level
  • Experienced in people leadership
  • Professionally ranked or eligible for consideration at current institution 
  • Experience supervising graduate students at MEd and doctoral levels
  • Knowledge of working and teaching in a virtual environment 
  • Strong and active record of research and publications
  • Scholar of repute within the international academic community

We  provide a transformative,  accessible and flexible higher education environment, our team shares a passion for learning, teaching, and growing. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and diverse work environment throughout our three campus locations.  

  • Health Benefits  
  • Dental Coverage  
  • Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Competitive Salary  
  • Fun, competitive, and challenging work environment  
  • Incentives and rewards  
  • Career growth
  • F ree Tuition for all Yorkville University Programs  
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • An atmosphere that successfully blends an entrepreneurial culture with education. We value innovation and continuously look towards expanding our programming, working with the latest research, tools, and solutions. As a private school with government approval of our offerings, we have the opportunity to do more, stay current, and be future-forward.
  • The chance to accelerate your career and disrupt education by responding to the needs you see and purposefully challenging the status quo. Everything we do here is about delighting and engaging our employees - and ultimately our students- from mentorship to teaching, from creative outlets to analytical ones.
  • A place where all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments and can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres. We celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access.
  • The opportunity to grow with access to free courses, certifications, and programs - right up to our Doctorate offerings.
  • An appreciation for the insights and skills you bring to work with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a wide breadth of wellness services, and a work-life balance.

We welcome and appreciate candidates with a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, express your interest now.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville Education Company and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation for disability, please notify our People Team at .

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