Manager, Fire School Campus Operations

Date de publication: 21 aug 2019
Date limite: 11 sep 2019
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Manager, Fire School Campus Operations
Job Number: J0719-0241
Job Title: Manager, Fire School Campus Operations
Job Type: Full-time
Locatoin: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Job Category: Administrative
Closing Date: September 10, 2019
Salary: $74,503.00 - $93,128.00/Year
Lambton College is a national leader in education, training, and applied research. For more than 50 years, the College has worked to align programs with the needs of industry by expanding student capacity for experiential learning opportunities.  With an expanding roster of more than 90 diploma, certificate and degree programs, Lambton College is able to offer students a diverse range of flexible learning options, including a broad selection of programs and courses that incorporate elements of classroom, mobile, hybrid and accelerated educational alternatives. 
Much of the College’s continued success can be attributed to career-focused programming, exceptional faculty and world-class facilities such as the Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence, and the recently renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio Industrial Technologies. In addition to opening two new buildings: the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre, and a new Athletics & Fitness Complex, Lambton’s work in applied research, technology, health, international programming, social projects, and new sectors such as esports, continues to exceed expectations. Currently, Lambton College ranks #1 in Canada for Applied Research. 
Beyond helping the College prepare talented, job-ready graduates, these growing initiatives have also solidified Lambton College’s position as a national leader in providing an outstanding post-secondary education and a well-rounded student experience to more than 13,000 students from 20 countries around the world. Much work has also been done to ensure the College environment is welcoming and supportive to Indigenous learners, and this focus has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in Indigenous students on campus since 2012. 
Lambton College is located on the beautiful homeland that is the traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa First Nations. It has two main campuses in Sarnia, and boasts a global reputation for creating a professional, supportive, and innovative environment for all those who choose to study, train, collaborate, or work there.
About the Position:
The Manager, Fire School Campus Operations reports to the Associate Dean, Fire School. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Fire School Campus (including the Industrial Training Centre) which includes the safe and judicious use of physical resources, compliance with Health & Safety requirements, and overall management of technical, academic and administrative staff within the department. 

This is a full-time Administrative Staff position with remuneration in the Administrative Band 10 salary range of $74,503 to $93,128.
Specific Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the financial viability of all fire programs, including Post-Secondary and Industrial Fire as well as other Corporate Training activities taking place at the Fire School Campus;
  • Maintains healthy business relationships with a breadth of employers in the private and public sectors for the purpose of ensuring a viable marketplace for the provision of a wide range of market-based fee-for-service learning and training solutions inclusive of the College’s Industrial Fire education services;
  • Responsible for the health and safety of students, clients, employees and visitors and the safe operation of training props and the safe delivery of training;
  • Liaises with Faculty and Adjunct Faculty to achieve teaching objectives and ensure student and client satisfaction;
  • Actively promotes and sells Industrial Fire Training under the Corporate Training umbrella;
  • Leads the development of proposals and contracts tailored to the individual learning and training needs of the respective client, maximizing the financial contribution to the College;
  • Leads the development of the annual operating plan for the Fire School Campus and the financial budgets for cost centres under his/her direction;
  • Provides day-to-day site management of the Fire School Campus including the coordination of operational readiness of the technical infrastructure for the delivery of fire science educational programming, including lab equipment, field props, supporting infrastructure, and vehicles;
  • Responsible for the development, requirements and implementation of all instructional Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) and orientation of faculty, staff and students/clients;
  • Promotes community partnerships, micro-credentials, mobile learning and experiential learning by forming linkages/networks; develops/establishes partnership arrangements through advisory committees, agreements and projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will possess a four-year degree in business-related studies with a focus on management of human resources and operations;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a fire/industry related field is required;
  • Experience in business and partnership development with industry with a successful track record of sourcing and securing contracts and projects;
  • You will have proven experience managing human, fiscal and physical resources; preferably in a unionized environment;
  • Experience in / knowledge of industrial and municipal fire;
  • You possess a diverse background in various trades, fields and/or industries;
  • Demonstrated strong project development and project management/execution abilities (particularly in the area of corporate training and fire/industrial fire training)
  • You are a persuasive, convincing negotiator with strong business acumen and an acute appreciation for and focus on customer service;
  • You possess a solid understanding of business best practices, budget development and management, training development, and relationship building; 
  • You are a strategic, yet entrepreneurial thinker and planner;
  • Your accomplishments demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills;
  • You are a colleague and teammate who gives generously of your time and who is committed to building cultures that encourage collaboration, creativity, innovation, social accountability, and a diversity of opinions.
Lambton College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lambton College hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In support of a diverse and inclusive college community, Lambton College welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.