Chair, Baking & Pastry Arts

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Chair, Baking & Pastry Arts
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Positions Available


Closing Date

29 Apr 2021


Permanent Full-Time


Edmonton AB


Baking & Pastry Arts


School of Skilled Trades


Main Campus


Detailed Job Description

NOTE: This competition is limited to current salaried NAIT Academic staff with the School of Skilled Trades.


NAIT is proud to be named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 10 consecutive years. We are also a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada . Learn more about NAIT’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at .

As NAIT continues to grow its student body and lead the way in hands-on learning, we are recruiting skilled and passionate individuals to help support current and future industry professionals and become part of Canada’s leading polytechnic.

Reporting to the Operations Manager Department of Culinary Arts & Professional Food Studies, and in close collaboration with the Associate Dean Academic, the Chair will champion the program and ensure student success through instructional and curriculum excellence.  As Program champion, the Chair is considered a content expert and is responsible to support program development and growth; high quality and relevant curriculum; industry liaison; program promotional activities and identifying and recommending revenue generation opportunities.  Striving for academic excellence, the Chair is also responsible to identify and promote instructor learning/development opportunities, perform classroom observations, provide coaching and mentoring, and promote the health and the well-being of staff and students.  The Chair promotes applied research activity within the program through collaboration and participation on related projects.

The successful candidate for this assignment will be an experienced supervisor/leader with a proven track record of success.  Being highly collaborative by nature, comfortable in an environment of change and thoroughly invested in process improvement will be critical to success.  Relationship building will be a large component of the assignment; therefore, being respectful, open-minded and supportive will be key.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentors, motivates, coaches and provides guidance to instructors to ensure instructor excellence within the Program
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection and orientation of instructor’s program support staff dedicated to NAIT’s visions, promises and values
  • Supporting the department leadership in scheduling and planning activities.
  • Recommends staff development opportunities for the instructional staff to the Manager Operations
  • Provides instruction to students and fulfill instructional responsibilities
  • Encourages and promotes research activities at the Program instructional level
  • Implements best practices related to curriculum management to ensure courses and programs offered are relevant and of the highest quality
  • Initiates and supports Program accreditation activities to ensure the Program is compliant with provincial/national accreditation standards and leads the Program in striving for continual quality improvement
  • Participates in activities that relate to student recruitment, retention and program promotion
  • Engages in discussions for fair and equitable program instructor workloads and schedules based on instructional expertise
  • Engages with industry, external stakeholders as well as other post-secondary institutions for the purpose of ensuring relevancy of Program related content and equipment



  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience is required.
  • Journeyperson Baking certification and/or diploma is required. Red seal is preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years managerial or related experience in a retail or production bakery is required.
  • Preference may be given to candidates that hold a Certified Baking Specialist designation or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be required to complete orientation and encouraged to complete a variety of HR related training for the Chair assignment. 


Remuneration: As outlined in the NASA Collective Agreement. This position is covered by the NAIT Academic Staff Association (NASA) Collective Agreement. (Classification: Instructor Supervisor, Chair)

Appointment to this assignment is for a three-year term with the possibility of an extension.

NOTE:     This competition is limited to current salaried NAIT staff.


Thank you for your application however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

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