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Instructor, Professional Cook

Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number F1032
Position Information

Position Title Instructor, Professional Cook
Division Trades & Technical
Department Trades and Technical Programs
Supervisor Title Cheryl O'Connell, Dean or designate
Location Campbell River(CR)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Sessional
If Others, please specify
New Position or Replacement? New
Position End Date (if temporary) 03/28/2025
Desired Start Date 08/26/2024
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
% 100
Pay Grade The annual salary range is $70,437- $112,872 (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications, experience, and the placement criteria of Article 14 of the NICFA Collective agreement.
Position Summary
North Island College is seeking a qualified, full-time instructor for our Culinary Arts program at the Campbell River campus. The successful candidate will have a strong record of success in both industry and educational environments and is committed to an instructional approach that ensures student achievement. Responsibilities will include instructing students to the program requirements of provincial Professional Cook apprenticeship curriculum. The role encompasses program development, lesson planning, menu development, budget management, cost controls, student recruitment, public relations, college liaison and engagement with strategic planning. Program delivery may involve various degrees of online and face-to-face instruction.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College’s vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, inter-personal skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues. The successful candidate will have strong industry relations, be well versed with instructional strategies, commitment to community engagement and student recruitment and student advancement. As a strong instructional leader, faculty engage in all facets of program development, delivery, community, and industry relations.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, shops, etc.

Position Competencies
- Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
- Effective Communication Skills;
- Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
- Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
- Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
- Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties & Responsibilities
- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different
learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class – Cancellation of Classes);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrolment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the Dean/Designate.

- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Dean/Designate, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Dean/Designateregarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Dean/Designate responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
Required Education & Experience
- Journeyperson Interprovincial Qualification as a Cook (Red Seal);
- Certificate of Apprenticeship;
- Minimum of 5 years post-journeyperson experience in bistros, fine dining, baking, and catering;
- A minimum of three years experience instructing apprenticeship programming;
- Completion of the Provincial Instructor’s Diploma program;
- Familiarity with the BC Professional Cook program outline.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Experience setting up training programs;
- Experience developing and managing budgets;
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining affiliations with community and community organizations;
- Demonstrated excellent instructional practices, using creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning, including the use of instructional technologies within an online learning environment;
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to a wide range of student learning styles and backgrounds;
-Experience with blended learning, ability to build online theory components in a learning platform, ability to translate face-to-face content delivery;
- A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement;
- Demonstrated ability to work both individually and co-operatively in a team environment with online faculty, coordinators, online student groups, employers and staff.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Proficiency with MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, the internet and web-based applications.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 04/25/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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