Pacific Institute of Trades and Technology - CEO Position
The Pacific Institute of Trades
Seeks a Founding President and Chief
Employment to begin by December 2008 at the
School opening planned for February-March, 2009.
The Pacific Institute of Trades and
Technology (‘PITT’) represents a highly unique opportunity for an inspirational
Founding CEO, who will oversee the start-up and operation of the institute.
This position demands a committed and visionary individual to lead PITT forward
into excellence. You have the chance to put an indelible imprint on the future
development of PITT as you build the brand and make the school one of the top
technical institutes in Western Canada. As the
CEO working close with the Board of Directors, you will develop programs, build
enrolment, and spend time with students, faculty, staff, and the community to
inspire the vision of the school.
The founders of PITT have first hand
experience in B.C.’s building industry and recognize the high demand for a
skilled labour force that is capable of arriving at the job site with hands-on
training, experience, and a professional outlook. Training at their institute
allows graduates to enter well-paying jobs and be on the road to a solid career
in the trades.
PITT is a new private post secondary
vocational institution based in Surrey,
British Columbia, that is being
accredited by PCTIA and ITA offering industry direct, in-demand training for
pre-apprentice and apprentice programs in the construction industry. PITT
offers career training that prepares graduates directly for the workplace and
allows them to hit the work force prepared. Our programs offer the very best in
trades’ education and training, modern facilities, an employer-driven
curriculum, top-notch instructors, and job placement assistance.
The vision of PITT is to provide quality, job-ready career training,
designed to prepare students of all ages to enter, prosper in, and meet
the needs of today's in-demand careers.
Consistent with our vision, PITT has
established the following guiding core values:
To enroll students who demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue the programs offered;
To teach classes utilizing instructor and
computer-assisted learning techniques;
To cooperate with community employers and
educational institutions to develop curricula that include
competency-based vocational skill training and relevant occupational
classroom experiences for students as outlined through the Red Seal programs by
the Industry Training Authority;
To maintain professional and positive
integrity that serves as a role model for our students
To provide programs designed to meet the
needs of business and industry while maintaining a sensitivity to our student's requirements;
To assist students in training and
re-training of their marketable skills;
To assist graduates in finding training-related careers in today's economy;
Reporting to the Board of Directors, this
is a permanent full-time position is responsible for the development,
implementation and administration of the new school. As a member of the senior
management team, the CEO participates directly in the decision making that
establishes overall institute operation and performance levels. The CEO will be
responsible for providing the founding leadership and vision for the new
institute and have direct responsibility for all academic, regulatory, and
business activities. The CEO will serve as the General Manager of the institute
and through the departments of Registrar, Accounting, Education, Employment
Services, Facilities, and Campus Admissions.
wishes to attract a visionary leader with at least eight years of teaching
experience at the post secondary level, with four years of management experience,
completion of a graduate degree, journeyperson certification in one or more
related apprenticeships, supplemented by five years experience in the
apprenticeship and trades sector. The successful candidate will thrive in a
fast paced growth company that is committed to its core values. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Key to success in the new position is to
"live" the culture and core values of the school.
Along with the work of the consulting firm,
provide oversight for the formation of the institute
Direct the overall leadership of staff in
alignment with core values and leadership principles providing the day-to-day
management of staffing, training, development and performance of campus
management and staff.
Design and execute the marketing plans of
the Institute in cooperation with sales and marketing staff to maximize new
student enrollments and starts
Direct the implementation, evaluation,
revision, monitoring and communication of campus policies, procedures, and
Plan, organize, direct, control, and
evaluate the activities of instructors and support staff.
Develop new programs as well as review,
monitor and evaluate existing programs to ensure compliance with PCTIA, ITA,
and other provincial standards.
Recruit and hire instructors and other
staff, and co-ordinate instructor activities by making personnel assignments,
setting class size and scheduling class time.
Organize and maintain procedures for safe
and accurate keeping of students’ academic records.
Prepare and administer the Institute’s
annual budget, which is approved by the Institute’s Board of Directors.
Direct and coordinate the Institute’s
maintenance services and the development of school facilities.
qualifications are a related undergraduate degree or higher, an instructors certificate, as well as experience
in working with the different construction industry sectors. An equivalent
combination of education and experience will be considered
Several years of experience as a senior instructor
and/or management position at a post secondary institution in Canada.
The applicant being the chief education
officer of this Institute may not be previously involved as an owner, a
shareholder or the chief education officer in the bankruptcy proceedings or the
closure of a private career training institution.
Willing to work flexible hours including
occasional weekends and evenings.
Canadian residency or work permit required.
Employment is contingent upon a
satisfactory background check. Candidates for employment will be required to
sign a waiver authorizing the background check.
Preferred experience in setting up a school or new programs.
Leadership provided to the Campus team and
to positively motivate the team.
Excellent interpersonal communication
skills, both verbal and written
Participative management approach with
strong staff development skills
Proven ability and experience developing a
Proven ability to evaluate profit and loss
The ability to hire, train, and direct
Experience with marketing and admissions.
An entrepreneurial attitude.
Computer skills: Excel, MS Words, and use of
Must possess excellent judgment,
problem-solving, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and
The position is full time and requires a minimum
40 hours per week and a willingness to work beyond regular working hours to
support the development and operation of the new school.
PITT offers a competitive compensation and
excellent benefits package.
Douglas Halladay, President of Halladay Education Group (‘HEG’), is assisting the
Pacific Institute of Trades and Technology with starting the school and
recruiting and selecting its Founding CEO. Interested candidates should send an
application to Douglas Halladay at
the earliest possible time but no later than November 2, 2008. (The review of
files will actually begin as soon as applications are received.)
Candidates should note that, in the event that
an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, HEG
reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline mentioned above
and to bring the search to an early close. For this reason it is very important
that interested candidates apply at the earliest possible time.
Candidates should send the information
requested below. It must be submitted exactly in the form and manner requested.
Please do not send any information other than that what is specifically
A letter of application, no longer than two
pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in
this particular position.
A current résumé or CV not to exceed two
A one-page statement outlining educational
beliefs and leadership style.
The names, current email addresses, current
telephone numbers, and current Skype addresses (if available) for at least four
current or recent supervisors. These should include supervisors for the
candidate’s current position and the position immediately prior to the current
A maximum of four letters of reference that
may already be in your possession, scanned at low resolution. These may be from
the referees cited in 4, above, or they may be additional. This item is
Please note that all the above materials
must be scanned into a single PDF attachment and sent to the e-mail address
listed below, in the same transmission. Also, please note that it is important
to limit the size of your single PDF to 5MB (no photos, color, etc):
Only one e-mail containing only ONE PDF (NOT
5MB or Less
Send ONLY what is requested
Send to all email addresses noted above (in
the same transmission)
To explore this rewarding opportunity and
learn more about this position, please contact Douglas
Halladay in our Vancouver
office at 604-868-0002. Prior to being offered the position, the successful
candidate will be required to provide proof of qualifications and undergo a
criminal record check.
To be considered, please submit your CV and
related information as described in the “Application Process” section.
For additional information on the school,
please click here.
You can also download a PDF copy of the position overview by clicking here.
We thank all applicants for their interest;
however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.