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Director, Learning Commons


Director, Learning Commons

Brandon, Manitoba

Competition #42-19/20

$75,256 to $99,767 per annum

Program Coordinator Education classification

Classification is currently under review

The Director, Learning Commons serves a critical role in leading academic services in our teaching and learning centre, the Centre for Learning Innovation, and in our academic support services for students. The position provides leadership in ensuring that ACC meets its commitments and strategic direction related to faculty and student support, and reflects the college’s commitment to integrating student academic and faculty support services in a unified Learning Commons, which includes direct responsibility for Library Services; the Learning Curve, which is student tutoring and learning strategy support; the student Testing Centre; Accommodation and Disability Services; peer tutoring programs. The position also will provide a leadership role in convening and supporting the network of student service supports across the college. 

In an environment that fosters collaborative decision-making, the incumbent is accountable for ensuring quality services to the college’s academic schools, various campuses, community-based programs, and internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will work closely with other college leaders to coordinate the development and implementation of student-focused initiatives and systems, including focusing on key priorities outlined in the Academic Plan. These include a focus on student success, student engagement and retention, and teaching and learning initiatives. 

In this context of academic renewal and program growth, the Director will facilitate the implementation of initiatives to increase teaching effectiveness and student support services that directly impacts student success. Your efforts will support and foster teaching excellence and curriculum planning and evaluation, services to new faculty, assist with program renewal, and foster success among diverse student populations.



The successful candidate will be an energetic, collaborative leader with progressive experience in one of the areas of the Learning Commons: teaching and learning services, faculty development and curriculum innovation, or student affairs. Ideally, you will have a proven track record of leadership in a post-secondary teaching and learning centre or in student affairs, including planning and managing change. You will also have experience with managing busy services in a post-secondary context, including individual coaching and group facilitation. Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team, with strong supervisory and project leadership experience, ability to develop collaborative relationships, and manage the people side of change is required. Experience working with Indigenous communities, professionals, and students is preferred.

With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and an open and collegial management style, the new Director will have a demonstrated commitment to supporting the college’s strategic goals and responsibilities. Your relevant combination of post-secondary educational and professional experience will enable you to play a leadership role in the college and may include a graduate degree in adult education, curriculum, and instruction, educational leadership, student affairs, or equivalent.


This competition will remain open until filled.

Assiniboine Community College campuses are located on the traditional territories of Treaty No. 1 and Treaty No. 2, and the shared traditional lands of Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene and Anishinabek/Ojibwe peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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