Executive Director

London Cares Homeless Response Services (“London Cares”) are champions with and for people experiencing homelessness, particularly persons with the most complex needs and greatest barriers. The 90 staff are an exceptionally committed team that works with people to be well in stable, safe housing, helping to build a compassionate, inclusive community where no one is left behind. London Cares support individuals experiencing homelessness through a service model that includes street outreach, housing stability services, including supports for veterans experiencing homelessness and the newly opened highly supportive housing program. 

Like many of the people the organization serves, London Cares is on a journey to home. London Cares was formed in 2012 through a partnership of Addiction Services Thames Valley, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, and Unity Project, and funded by the City of London. Over the years, the organization has evolved both structurally and programmatically to become a more integrated and coordinated response to chronic homelessness in the City of London. In 2018, what began as a pilot project under the auspices of several organizations was formalized as a separate entity.

With the upcoming retirement of its Executive Director, London Cares invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director to steer the organization to the next phase of its development through its continued evolution.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director ensures the achievement of London Cares strategic objectives, and is responsible for operational planning and evaluation, financial management, human resources, external relations and stakeholder engagement, and resource development. The Executive Director oversees a budget of approximately $7 million and leads a committed team of approximately 70 full-time employees and 25 casual staff. As the primary spokesperson for London Cares, the Executive Director is responsible for working collaboratively with partners and funders, and represents the organization at municipal tables and all levels of government. The Executive Director maintains positive relationships with community partners and ensures London Cares is an active member of the community helping advance community goals and objectives.

As the ideal candidate, you are a system-oriented, innovative and collaborative leader with demonstrated leadership experience, ideally in the not-for-profit, social services, or healthcare sector where relationship building is evidenced. Experience working within the homelessness sector and navigation of the system; including mental health, harm reduction and trauma-informed best practices and social services, is an asset. You have experience working with a Board of Directors, coupled with experience in human resources, financial planning and oversight, and fundraising. With a track-record of strong and strategic stakeholder engagement, you have the skill to strengthen and expand London Cares’ connection with government and institutional funders. You have exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and are comfortable actively and effectively representing and advocating for London Cares. You are adaptable, solutions focused, and can advance the organization in a complex and shifting landscape. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, coupled with passion for the mission of London Cares in serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness with a trauma informed, harm reduction approach. A post graduate degree in health sciences, social sciences, public administration, business, or a related field is an asset.

To apply or explore this key leadership position at London Cares further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

London Cares is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

London Cares and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Dean, Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education

Ontario Tech University acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We are thankful to be welcomed on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered under the Williams Treaties and the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to a number of Indigenous nations and people.
Recognized as a top ranked institution, Ontario Tech University has grown out of a bold, ambitious vision: to take on the grand challenges we face as a society and find solutions to meet and exceed tomorrow’s needs. By focusing on striving for academic excellence, alongside teaching students new approaches to problem solving along with innovative uses of technology, Ontario Tech University’s commitment to scholarship produces new types of graduates: highly engaged citizen leaders with a creative and innovative spirit; people prepared to excel in the modern workplace, and ready to lead their peers. The University’s faculty experts and researchers collaborate with industry, community, government, and academic organizations, bringing them together alongside our students to uncover innovative solutions for society’s most pressing problems.
Ontario Tech University’s Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education offers cutting-edge online and in-person undergraduate and graduate degrees, and undergraduate and graduate diploma programs designed to develop future educators, leaders, and specialists in teaching, learning, and technology. Its vibrant community of faculty, researchers, professionals, and students supports evidence-based, technology-enhanced research and life-long learning within a caring environment that is highly attuned to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The Faculty prides itself on the use of innovative classroom technology, meaningful and impactful research, and the education of thoughtful, well-informed, and socially responsible educational leaders. The Faculty has 38 faculty and staff, and over 40 sessional instructors who support 1000 students, 21% of whom are engaged in graduate degree programs.
Through a landmark gift agreement of $3 million from the Frazer family, the Centre for Digital Innovation in Education was established. Serving as a hub for research, collaboration and outreach activities, the Centre will develop strategies and initiatives to enhance equitable education and foster innovation in education. The Faculty of Education was renamed the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education in September 2023. As one of only two donor-named faculties of education at Ontario universities and the third in Canada, the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education became the first donor-named faculty at Ontario Tech.
It is within this context that Ontario Tech University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education commencing as soon as possible and by no later than January 1, 2025. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and as part of the University’s leadership team, the Dean will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in education, research, and service. To further the vision, mission and goals of the Faculty, the Dean will engage with a variety of internal and external partners, and champion the Faculty locally, nationally, and internationally. The Dean will foster an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for the Faculty’s vibrant community, and build on the Faculty’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. The Dean will work closely and effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, and fellow Decanal colleagues to develop, implement, and adapt ideas and visions as the Faculty and University moves forward in meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the education community.
As the ideal candidate you are a respected and innovative educator with proven leadership and administrative experience, in addition to having academic qualifications (suitable for appointment at the rank of Full Professor) and research achievements relevant to the academic mission of the Faculty. You have a passion for education and innovative, technology-based pedagogy, coupled with a commitment to student success and experience in enhancing the student experience. You have knowledge of educational policy and the professional environment, and the skill to build strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including school boards, government, education-related community organizations, and other Faculties of Education. You have the ability to engage in advancement activities, and champion the Faculty locally, nationally, and internationally. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, along with an open and collegial style, and a flexible approach to problem solving are required. A demonstrated commitment to advancing Indigenization, reconciliation, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is also required.
The appointment of the Dean is for a five-year renewable term commencing no later than January 1, 2025. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.
To apply or explore this academic leadership position at Ontario Tech University further, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca)

Ontario Tech University is actively committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigenization and decolonization (EDIID), and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca

Assistant Vice-President, School of Continuing Studies

The University of Guelph’s campuses reside within the lands of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. The University recognizes that the Anishinaabeg, Hodinohso:ni, Lūnaapéewak and Huron-Wendat peoples have inhabited these lands for centuries and that today these lands are home to a rich diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The University upholds its commitments to seeking truth and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and affirms its responsibility to realize these commitments through its ongoing actions.
The University of Guelph’s mission is to Improve Life. These two simple words are the cornerstone of an institution committed to building a better future. The institution’s culture is what draws the best and the brightest to the University of Guelph. Students, faculty and staff choose the University of Guelph for its reputation as one of the best comprehensive and research-intensive universities in Canada. The University’s reputation for academic excellence is matched by its dedication to student success. The University consistently places at the top of student satisfaction rankings year-over-year. Its graduates and researchers change the world for the better every day in big ways and small. The University’s strength is in its people. If you are looking for a place to make a difference and improve life, you’ve found it at the University of Guelph.
The University is now embarking on a journey to create a new vision for the School of Continuing Studies by expanding the revenue generation abilities of the unit. It is within this context that the University of Guelph invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Assistant Vice-President, School of Continuing Studies commencing fall 2024, or soon after.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Assistant Vice-President, Continuing Education (AVP) will work collaboratively with Deans and members of the University’s senior leadership team in developing, guiding, and advancing the school’s new strategic direction. The AVP is the University’s key leader in continuing education and will build upon the success of the University’s continuing education and distance learning offerings to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and develop strategic partnerships internally and externally to enhance the school’s offerings and extend the reach of the school to a global audience. The AVP will actively engage in, and support, business development and revenue generation opportunities to ensure the financial sustainability of the school in both the short term and long term. Working with a dedicated leadership team, the AVP oversees all operations of the school, including compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and accreditation standards, budgeting, staffing, resource allocation, while also developing and implementing a strategic vision for the school that aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan and Strategic Transformation Initiative. The AVP will enhance and support the school’s culture of entrepreneurialism, fosters partnerships and strategic alliances across campus and with external partners including government, business sector groups and community organizations, and develops learner services and support programs to enhance student success and satisfaction. The AVP will participate in University governance committees as required, ensure that information/data is accurately maintained and analyzed against performance targets, and convey regular updates to senior leadership as required.
As the ideal candidate, you bring experience and a record of successful innovation and growth in continuing studies from a similar environment such as a large-scale education or training operation. You have progressive experience in leadership, management, and with revenue generation responsibilities in a large and multi-layered complex organization. You have exceptional strategic, business, change management and business development skills, including a track record of strong operations experience, including budgeting and forecasting. As a visionary leader, you have a passion for lifelong learning, an entrepreneurial approach, and will develop relevant strategic partnership to guide growth. As a relationship builder, you demonstrate resilience in highly complex, politically sensitive situations and are skilled with negotiating partnership agreements, ideally between a university and professional, business, or industry associations as well as with community organization, including those in systemically underserved areas. While a Graduate degree is preferred, the committee will consider a combination of relevant education and experience.
It is within this context that the University of Guelph invites applications. To apply or explore this key leadership position at the University of Guelph, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca ) and Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca ) or LINK TO BE ADDED
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from women, members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-deserving groups.
The University of Guelph and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and assessment processes.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

President & CEO

The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.
Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) is deeply humbled by, and grateful, to our Indigenous partners and would like to acknowledge their grace and work over the past two years in helping to shape this Declaration of Action on Truth and Reconciliation. We commit to ongoing reciprocal relationship and trust building, to implementation that will bring this Declaration to life, and to measuring progress in the short and long-term.
With the mission to drive positive change by connecting diverse people, ideas and resources, Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has grown to hold over $260 million in assets, and grants over $10 million a year to community. Founded in 1954 as Ontario’s first community foundation, HCF is a well-respected community leader in Hamilton, and a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, the national membership organization whose members contribute time, leadership and financial support to initiatives that benefit their community most, based on an intimate understanding of local needs and opportunities. Guided by an engaged Board, and a highly engaged and committed team, HCF is now in the third year of an ambitious five-year strategic plan that includes major initiatives in education, affordable housing, impact investing, equity, diversity and inclusion and relationships with Indigenous communities.
It is within this context that the Hamilton Community Foundation welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its next President & Chief Executive Officer, commencing fall 2024 or soon after.
Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the execution HCF’s mission, strategy and business plan. With oversight of the entirety of the organization, the President & CEO’s responsibilities include all aspects of HCF’s budget and financial direction, operational and governance policies, community leadership and investment, revenue and fund development activities, and with ensuring that the culture of HCF remains one of inspiration, engagement, and impact. The President & CEO, in conjunction with the Board, its sub-committees and staff, also provides judicious and diligent assessment of HCF’s investment portfolio, including oversight of the investment management of HCF’s financial assets. The President & CEO represents the organization, liaising and advocating with various levels of government, HCF’s community partners, and its donors to further the goals of the organization. Serving as the organization’s spokesperson, the President & CEO also convenes meetings, forums and discussion groups in support of building a collaborative approach to community leaders initiatives.
As the ideal candidate, you are a highly regarded and respected community-focused leader who has worked at a leadership level in an organization of similar complexity. You have a strong commitment to Hamilton Community Foundation’s mission and values and recognize its critical role investing its philanthropic capital in initiatives that will have a positive community impact. You have exceptional community engagement skills, financial and business acumen, experience and comfort with all aspects of fundraising, donor stewardship, grant making and community investment, and with organizational strategy. Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors is considered a strong asset. Your peers describe you as a community-builder who empowers high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams. You are a future-focused leader with the required skills to influence societal change and manage complex, multi-faceted dynamic relationships with leaders in Hamilton, across the province, and country. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, to Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and the necessary cultural competencies to lead a multi-generational, culturally diverse workforce.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity within Hamilton Community Foundation, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca) or visit LINK
Hamilton Community Foundation welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Hamilton Community Foundation and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and a welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

Head of School

A leading independent Montessori school for over thirty years, Bannockburn School is recognized throughout North Toronto for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. The school’s vision is to provide a well-rounded education for its students through the application of Montessori philosophy, principles and methodology. The School’s community of learners, families, and educators support and contribute to the lives of the students by developing responsible, nurturing, and peaceful young people who are self-motivated and curious. Bannockburn is a member of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators, and of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario.

It is within this context that Bannockburn School welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Head of School, commencing summer 2024, or soon after.

Reporting to the volunteer Board of Directors, the Head of School (“Head”) serves as the chief educator and administrator of Bannockburn School and is responsible for the organization and management of the school and its quality of instruction. The Head creates a high calibre educational environment at the School through setting and leading the School’s strategic direction, building a high-performance team of staff members, and promoting positive relationships within the School and the broader community. Working with an excellent team of dedicated teachers and staff, the Head will also ensure the culture of the School supports the entire School community, which can be seen through strong retention numbers of its teachers, staff, students and families. As the main spokesperson of Bannockburn, the Head must advocate for, and be an ambassador of the School to external parties and prospective parents by increasing the awareness of the School and promoting enrolment, fundraising, alumni engagement, and public relations activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are a respected Montessori educational leader and school administrator. During your career, you have fostered a collaborative, dynamic and healthy school culture that encourages strong connections with your school’s community of parents and families. As a leader, colleagues refer to your commitment of supporting, mentoring and developing teachers and staff, and of encouraging students to excel in their studies and as individuals. You are an excellent and open communicator who excels at building relationships within the school’s community and externally with partners including other Independent and Montessori schools. You bring experience managing a complex budget that affects multiple constituencies. Governance knowledge and experience working with, or ideally reporting into, a Board of Directors is also required. The next Head of School must embody exceptional integrity and character, a commitment to the Montessori traditions, and be committed to ensuring the School’s short- and long-term viability. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Masters and/or Montessori certification are strongly preferred.

To apply or explore this opportunity at Bannockburn School, please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca).

Please note, all applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET, Friday May 3, 2024.

Bannockburn School welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Bannockburn School and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

Assistant Dean, Community Wellness and Sexual Violence Supports

The University of Alberta has retained Griffith Group to conduct this search.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and a covering letter via email to: jane@griffithgroup.ca or caroline@griffithgroup.ca.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The AVP (Student Experience) and Dean of Students support all students — undergraduate and graduate — in the pursuit of academic and personal success. The AVP (Student Experience) and Dean of Students collaborates with faculties, offices, and services across all campuses to deliver effective programming and provides leadership on university policies and initiatives. The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates many services that strive to create diverse and inclusive support in all stages of the student experience, including: academic resources, career and professional development health & wellness services, and community resources.
Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience), the Assistant Dean, Community Wellness and Sexual Violence Supports is responsible for ensuring that members of the University of Alberta community, including students, have access to efficient and high-quality wellness programs and services. The Assistant Dean will work as part of the Dean of Students’ (DoS) Senior Leadership Team to deliver and evaluate an integrated system of wellness supports that strengthen individual and community mental health and well-being, and deliver prevention and support services related to sexual and gender-based violence. The Assistant Dean provides tactical and operational leadership to the Community Wellness Supports unit and the Sexual Assault Centre (SAC), overseeing a multi-disciplinary team that includes psychological support and crisis management services for sexual and/or gender based violence survivors, community well-being programs, and health promotion and educational initiatives.
The Assistant Dean is accountable for the effective management of all aspects of the Community Wellness portfolio, including its programs, services, and operations. Major areas of responsibility include: management of personnel, strategic planning, decision making at both the unit and departmental levels, developing and monitoring the annual budget and strategic priorities for the assigned areas of accountability, community partnerships and engagement, overall service management, and contributing to special projects, where needed. The Assistant Dean provides support, connections, education, and choice as it relates to community wellness; and engages in crisis intervention support and works in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Provost (EDI) on the delivery of sexual and/or gender violence education and support.
1. Strategic Planning and Leadership
 Responsible for the overall development, implementation, and evaluation of specialized services in support of community wellness and sexual violence services for the University of Alberta campus community in the context of the University’s strategic vision and other relevant strategic documents.
 Develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates strategic plans and initiatives for the Community Wellness and Sexual Violence Supports portfolio and ensures their alignment with the strategic vision for the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) and Office of the Provost and VP (Academic).
 As a key member of the DoS Senior Leadership Team, works collaboratively to develop wellness programs and initiatives that enhance the university experience and meet the diverse needs of the community, which includes students, faculty, and staff.
 Plans and implements program changes, as required, to better serve the needs of the community, when gaps or improvements are identified.
 Manage a complex budget; identifies financial priorities of the portfolio to ensure effective and sustainable delivery of core activities of the Community Wellness and survivor support teams.
 Leads the development and implementation of efforts that measure the effectiveness of portfolio programs and services, and evaluates the current and future needs of the campus community in support of community wellness and sexual violence supports.
 Guides the development and approval of new policies, procedures, and practices related to Community Wellness, as required, and works in partnership with the Lead, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response on implementation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and other relevant policies and procedures.
 Works with AVP to set annual benchmarks, forecast future initiatives, and evaluate past strategic projects to advance the community wellness mandate of the portfolio.
 Provides regular reporting related to program information, usage statistics, successes and challenges, as well as client feedback, as needed by the AVP, project partners, external community partners, and grant funders.
 Maintain deep knowledge, skills, and competencies in the areas of student support, community engagement, health promotion, volunteer management, and innovative sexual violence support services.
 Accountable for the safety and legal liability associated with the operation and provision of the wellness services in the portfolio. Such risk and liability includes, but is not limited to financial risks, reputational risks, and regulatory compliance.
2. Human Resource Management
 Provides leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team, including health professionals, support staff, and volunteers.
 Fosters a collaborative environment in support of service delivery and professional growth and development.
 Chair regular individual and team meetings to facilitate communication, teamwork, problem resolution, and engage staff in planning and program activities, as appropriate.
 Accountable for the overall management of the Community Wellness and Sexual Violence Support staff and student volunteers, in accordance with human resource best practices and university policies and procedures, legislative requirements, professional college guidelines, and relevant collective agreements.
 Collaborates with the DoS General Manager and other senior leaders on matters related to staff development, performance management, and recruitment and hiring.
3. Service Management
 Maintains overall accountability for all Community Wellness Support and survivor support services, outreach, and the SAC education program, including individual and/or group counselling, educational workshop delivery, and outreach programming. Monitor staffing and clinical service needs, particularly as they relate to the Sexual Violence Psychological Support Team.
 Ensures effective and consistent service delivery related to sexual assault survivor therapeutic and crisis intervention support, and educational initiatives in support of community wellness and sexual violence survivor support across all three U of A campuses.
 Working in partnership with the Lead, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response, ensures that students and staff who are responding to complex disclosures of sexual violence and/or gender based violence have appropriate training and support.
 Works closely with the Counselling and Clinical Services unit as it relates to crisis intervention and psychotherapy using a multi-modal approach to service delivery.
 Plans, coordinates, and carries out ongoing training and services that support clinical growth and development and have relevance to the population primarily served by the SAC psychologists, namely post-secondary students.
 Serves as the SAC Privacy Officer on behalf of the AVP, ensuring that program policies, practices, and procedures are consistent with relevant legislation (e.g. FOIP, HIA, etc.).
 Maintains close relationships with the Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR) services and
 the Lead, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response and operates as the contact point for disseminating critical and time-sensitive information to the support and response team regarding students of concern in accordance with applicable legislation.
 Manages requests from the campus community for outreach programming involving educational, collaborative, and consultative services.
 Oversees and supports problem solving regarding daily service issues, including facility maintenance and resourcing; basic information technology issues; staff questions regarding service provision, applying various policy and procedures, addressing stakeholder and staff concerns, and managing complex client situations.
4. Oversight of Crisis Intervention Support, Systems Navigation, and Education
 Oversees the provision of specialized crisis intervention support; ongoing emotional stabilization and therapeutic bridging; and sexual assault and gender-based violence information and resources to individuals who have been affected by sexual and gender-based violence, including extensive follow-up sessions, through a variety of mediums (in-person, virtual, phone, and email), specifically to clients navigating complex situations.
 Where appropriate, assesses clients for potential risk of harm to self and/or others, makes appropriate referrals to relevant on- and off-campus resources, and reports information appropriately to relevant bodies (e.g., AVP, Dean of Students, Helping Individuals At Risk, Student Care Team, UAPS, Edmonton Police Services, etc.).
 Consults with members of the SAC Psychological Support Team on clients that are especially complex and sensitive and that may need to be escalated or that appear to be an emerging risk (moving towards imminent or urgent) and need to be referred to specialty services or agencies.
 Remains current on best and emerging practices, and all policies and procedures, with regards to anti-sexual and gender-based violence advocacy and crisis intervention support.
5. Campus and Community Engagement and Partnership
 Builds and maintains collaborative relationships and partnerships with other campus service providers, subject matter experts, and external community services (e.g., Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, Alberta Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services) to ensure the effective and seamless delivery of wellness services.
 Liaises with local, provincial, and federal officials to address service needs and advocate for community best practices and resources, in partnership with the Lead, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response.
 Works closely with the U of A’s Lead, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to ensure an effective and coordinated institutional response to instances of sexual and/or gender-based violence experienced by individuals across the U of A’s three academic campuses.
 Collaborates on delivering programs and initiatives with DoS senior leaders and students, staff, faculty, and those actively engaged in the work of Indigenization and equity, diversity, and inclusion.
 Collaborates with other campus and broader community partners who are responsible for community wellness, including but not limited to Health and Wellness Services, University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS), Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights (OSDHR) Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR), International Student Services, etc.
 Liaises with the Office of Advancement to collaborate on corporate and external advancement projects in support of community wellness and sexual violence support
 Works with AVP to research, prepare, and submit grant applications, reports and proposals that align with the values and strategic priorities of the portfolio, DoS, and the U of A
 Accountable for the development and implementation of grant evaluation frameworks and the analysis of data to ensure effective stewardship of funding and resources.
6. Special Projects and Activities
 Supports and implements broader communications initiatives regarding community wellness initiatives, anti-sexual and gender-based violence advocacy and sexual and gender-based violence prevention from the SAC.
 Serves on various working groups and committees with the aim of improving the institutional prevention of, and response to, sexual and gender-based violence, as well as those furthering the project of equity, diversity, and inclusion more generally on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
 Minimum of a master’s degree or extensive related experience in a related field (e.g., public health, social work, psychology, business administration).
 Three to five years providing specialized sexual and gender based violence specific crisis intervention or clinical support, implementing community health and wellness initiatives, and/or delivering sexual violence educational programming
 Demonstrated leadership skills, including strategic planning and financial management, with a focus on community health and interdisciplinary practice models
 Progressive supervisory experience, ideally in a post-secondary environment.
 Training, knowledge, and professional competencies related to the increasing complexity, severity, and chronicity of health and wellness concerns among post-secondary students.
 Knowledge of community resources available to individuals who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence, are in crisis, and/or are in need of specialized mental health services as well as the ability to facilitate appropriate client referrals.
 Comprehensive knowledge of university policies and procedures, including human resources, financial services, and supply management services.
 Experience administering confidential information in accordance with HIA and FOIPP Act
 Working knowledge of relevant federal and provincial legislation; governing policies and guidelines pertaining to mental health professionals and their respective professional associations; and applicable university codes, policies, and procedures.
 Highly developed problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
 Extensive knowledge of business functions, including program evaluation, administration, finance and accounting, communications, human resources, risk management, marketing, quality assurance, and stakeholder engagement.
 Comprehensive interpersonal and project planning and leadership skills with the ability to provide feedback for improvement.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills with a focus on report writing, stakeholder engagement, and service documentation.
 Excellent emotional regulation skills required
 Working knowledge of the complexities associated with implementing programs and services rooted in decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and experience providing meaningful services to equity deserving groups.
 Interpersonal and management skills necessary to oversee a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychologists, social workers, non-academic programming staff, and student volunteers.
 Ability to provide information and professional advice and direction to all levels of staff, including senior university administrators, staff, faculty, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and administrative team members
 Strong presentation, communication, and public speaking skills.

Preferred Qualifications
 Strong understanding of the Health Professions Act with the ability to innovatively navigate the nuances of a campus community wellness setting
 Experience in the health disciplines would be an asset.
 Significant related experience managing in a healthcare field would be an asset.

Application Instructions
As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application “I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident” or “I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident”.
At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Saint Mary’s University acknowledges that the University is located on the traditional land of the Mi’kmaq Nation. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

On its 42-acre campus in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University (SMU) is a modern, secular, and metropolitan university with strong traditions of accessibility and community engagement. SMU has a well-established commitment to cultural diversity and encourages and supports the development of global perspectives, developed on campus in the student body, the curriculum, and in teaching, research, and staff communities. Home to more than 6,400 students from over 115 countries who are enrolled across the Faculties of Science, Arts, Business, and Graduate Studies & Research, and with over 55,000 alumni worldwide, SMU is the second-largest university in Nova Scotia. SMU offers undergraduate degrees, Masters, and PhD programs in its areas of strengths in the natural sciences, humanities, business, and social sciences. The university is ranked highly in Canada for research, receiving over $10M annually from external funding sources and is home to eight Canada Research Chairs.

It is within this context that Saint Mary’s University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President, Finance and Administration commencing July 1, 2024, or soon after.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice President, Finance and Administration (“VPFA”) is the University’s senior administrative officer responsible for oversight of all non-academic affairs including the financial, operational, business and investment interests of the University. The departments in this portfolio include: People & Culture; Financial Services; Enterprise Information Technology; Athletics & Recreation, and Facilities Management. Working as a critical member of the Executive Management Group, the VPFA leads and oversees short-term and long-term financial and campus planning, playing an integral role in ensuring the University achieves its vision and mission. The VPFA also works externally, liaising with all levels of government, key institutional, business, and private partners, and representing the University locally, regionally, and nationally as appropriate and requested.

In addition to acting as a key advisor to the President, the VPFA also works closely with the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research (P-VPAR) on university-wide planning and budgeting processes to ensure fiscal accountability and stewardship, alignment with the University’s objectives and strategic priorities, and jointly exercises responsibility for budget control procedures approved by the Board. As an extension of this, the VPFA serves as an executive resource to the University’s Board of Governors and, working with the President and P-VPAR, provides information, advice, and support to the Board as a whole and to key committees of the Board.

As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned executive with experience overseeing a broad range of administrative and financial functions, including budgeting, strategic and financial planning, economic forecasting and resource allocation, capital development, facilities management, information technology, risk planning, housing, human resource management, and athletics and recreation. Experience gained working in a large and complex organization with unionized staff is considered an asset, as is knowledge of broader public sector purchasing guidelines and directives. The successful candidate must appreciate and understand the multi-faceted, dynamic and collegial environment of university funding and will need to make budgetary decisions in a timely, transparent manner. You are adept at managing competing priorities and achieving resolutions within a collegial, collaborative framework. Your data-informed decisions allow you to make financial and planning decisions in a holistic manner, centered on ensuring an excellent student experience. Peers describe you as highly collaborative, a problem solver, a superb communicator, and as a senior leader with sound judgement and empathy. You value coaching and mentoring your team, embrace all aspects of diversity and will foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and reconciliation. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, coupled with significant relevant senior leadership experience. A professional accounting designation is considered an asset. Candidates must be committed to the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and honesty, and be prepared to make principled, and sometimes, difficult decisions.

To apply or explore this academic leadership position at Saint Mary’s University further, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca).

At Saint Mary’s University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Candidates are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify by completing a Self-Identification Questionnaire that will be provided at the time of application. This form is provided to SMU, and all information collected is confidential.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Board of Directors

Jack.org was created in memory of Jack Windeler, a first-year student at Queen’s University who died by suicide at 18 years old. Jack’s parents, Eric Windeler and Sandra Hanington, co-founded Jack.org to provide young people with mental health education and to ensure that those struggling can access the support they deserve.

Jack.org is on a mission to empower young individuals with community, knowledge, and tools to champion mental well-being. It stands poised and empowered for this crucial task, fortified by dedicated donors, a robust financial reserve, visionary leadership, and a high-performing team eager to drive change. Focused on addressing the prevalent issue of mental health distress among youth, particularly those systematically excluded from mental health dialogue and action, it adapts programming to cater to diverse youth demographics and communities across Canada. Its approach centers on upstream prevention of mental distress and the promotion of mental well-being.

It is within this context that jack.org welcomes nominations for the appointments to its Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the affairs of the organization. The Board discharges its responsibilities by delegating the day-to-day operations to the President & CEO and by delegating certain other responsibilities to Board Committees. This position description sets out how individual Directors are expected to engage in the Board’s work and discharge their duties and responsibilities. In discharging their responsibilities, each Director is required to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of Jack.org, and exercise the care, diligence, and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.


Each Director will be asked to serve on at least one Board Committee. Committee appointments are made by the Board on the recommendation of the Chair and in consultation with individual Directors, the President & CEO, and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Directors are expected to commit the necessary time required to fulfill Board and Committee responsibilities, which includes preparation for and attendance at Board and Committee meetings, the annual general meeting, strategic planning session(s), and special events. The average annual time commitment to fulfill the responsibilities as a Director is 40-50 hours.

Directors are elected by the members for terms of three years and may serve to a maximum of six years. When circumstances warrant, a Director may be elected for a third three-year term subject to the approval of two-thirds of votes cast by members.

Geographical Representation

As a national organization, Jack.org welcomes nominations of individuals from across Canada, and specifically welcome nominations for those residing outside of Ontario and BC.
Skills Matrix
Jack.org is seeking Nominations from individuals with skills in the following areas:
1. Fundraising
2. Mental Health Systems
3. Strategy

Nomination Form

To nominate an individual, including self nominations, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScclwRqlJlThOKANWLNVGFs_d7M53ARD8rZb0cQKY9O45NPwA/viewform

Jack.org and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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