Social Work Department Head

Social Work Department Head

Yellowhead Tribal College, located on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton, Alberta, is looking to fill the position of Social Work Department Head. Under the direction of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Department Head is responsible for the daily operation of the Social Work department programs, students, and faculty. Lead responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long-term and short-term planning, decision-making, and coordination of instruction. The Department Head will assist to hire faculty, evaluate instruction, oversee curricula and ensure the programs are accredited. The Department Head will teach at least one course during the academic year unless otherwise exempted by the Dean. Interviews: December 17, 2019. Start date: January 6, 2020.


Description of Duties:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to all matters related to curricula delivery, programs, planning, new course development, program review, marketing of the programs, teaching, service, and professional development of faculty
  • Assist with the preparation of each semester's schedule
  • Prepare and assist with program and course assessment
  • Counsel students for program entry
  • Supervise student recruitment, admissions, practicum, and retention policies and activities
  • Respond to student concerns, and resolve those concerns
  • Maintain an open and responsive communication policy with students
  • Promote student success through actively monitoring high-risk students, and where appropriate refer students to Student Services
  • Participate in the student appeal process in consultation with the Dean
  • Encourage a collegial and positive department/program environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Lead and assist with accreditation and program reviews
  • Uphold the unique cultural standards of Yellowhead Tribal College in all activities
  • Generate reports, including the annual report and data requests
  • Represent the interests of the department to audiences both inside and outside the College

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Two years post-secondary teaching and three years administrative experience
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Master's degree in Social Work or a related field
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and languages
  • Excellent communication and human relations skills for creating and supporting workplace safety for staff and students
  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications, database, ACAT

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing date: Friday, December 13, 2019, 4:30 pm MST

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:

Joy Sandy, Human Resources Officer