Reporting to the Vice President, Academic and Research, the Executive Director, Academic (ED) is responsible for the delivery of all of RRC’s academic programs, including RRC’s continuing education and micro-credentials programming. As a key member of RRC’s Senior Leadership team, the ED is a member of both the Leadership Council and Senior Academic Committee. Through providing strategic direction, vision and operational management to RRC’s five academic schools, the ED inspires and supports academic excellence and innovation across the College. The ED also works to enhance student retention and completion, support new program models to attract domestic and international students, and increase Indigenous learner participation and success rates. The ED supports the financial sustainability of the College through the responsible management of financial and human resources, including union relationships and collective bargaining. Externally, the ED fosters productive relationships with various stakeholders including government officials, professional regulatory bodies, and Apprenticeship Manitoba. Additionally, the ED supports a culture of philanthropy across the College and with its alumni through donor engagement and stewardship. As the RRC community engages in the development of its next multi-year Strategic Plan, the ED will be a key participant in the implementation of this new plan in the fall of 2021 to be followed by a new Academic Plan in early 2022.