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Douglas College

Faculty Coordinator--Music Department

Part Time
6 days ago

Position Details

Position Title Faculty Coordinator--Music Department Posting Number 00244F Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Position Type Faculty - Coordinator Posting Type Internal Regular/Temporary Limited Term Employment Type Part Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 08/16/2020 End Date 08/31/2021 Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Work Arrangements
The Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts is seeking a qualified music instructor to serve as coordinator for the Music Department. This position takes effect August 16, 2020 for an initial one-year term with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years without re-posting.

This role has 2 sections of time release available for the 2020-2021 academic year.
What Douglas Offers
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The Role
Reporting to the Dean of LLPA , this position provides the leadership, advising and operational support to the Music Department to ensure the effective functioning of and co-ordination among its programs. Has general responsibility for seeking and implementing collegial decisions, for representing the needs of students in the Basic Musicianship Certificate, the Music Diploma and the Foundations for Music Therapy Diploma programs, and for supporting the decisions of the Department. Works collaboratively with the Director of Performing and Fine Arts and the Co-ordinator for the Music Technology Diploma program to ensure the functioning of the Department as a whole.


The Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

- Participate in the various budgetary processes that affect the department
- Co-ordinate the development and approval process for curriculum
- Convene and chair department meetings and ensure timely dissemination of related materials
- Ensure timely and effective communication within the department and with other programs, College offices, and external organizations (including the Program Advisory Committee)
- Oversee student recruitment, the student intake processes (i.e., coordinating assessments, auditions, intake interviews, etc.), and retention
- Coordinate and delegate advising responsibilities among departmental faculty members
- Oversee student registration in private lessons to comply with eligibility guidelines and assign appropriate instructors
- Represent the Music Department's needs to the Director of Performing and Fine Arts and other LLPA programs and staff for the shared use of the Performing Arts facilities
- Support student success initiatives, including student recognition (awards)
- Monitor student progress, including comprehensive student reviews, inform students of decisions
- Manage the inventory of instruments and department equipment
- Co-ordinate student assistants
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
To be eligible to serve as Music Department Co-ordinator, faculty members must have the following:
- a Master's degree in Music, or equivalent
- QTT status within the Music Department
- post-secondary teaching experience in Music
- strong organizational skills, the ability to set and follow through with priorities among competing tasks, and the ability to be detail-oriented, thorough, and fair
- effective interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills and good judgement
- a demonstrated ability to work effectively in groups, to assume an effective leadership role and to foster collaboration and co-operation amongst peers
- a demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines
- experience making informed decisions within a policy and Collective Agreement framework
- the ability to maintain a balanced view of both the academic and performance goals and objectives of the Department, and to support and respect the needs and place of each program within the Department as a whole

To be considered internal, applicants must have at least 2 years' FTE service at Douglas (per the CA).
Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 05/14/2020 Close Date 05/28/2020 Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter be submitted online and received by 4:30 p.m. on May 28, 2020.
Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
All internal candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume that were earned since their original appointment at the College.
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