Huron University College – Associate Vice President, Advancement

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement. As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within.
It is within this context that Huron invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP), Advancement.
Reporting to the Vice President, University Growth, the AVP, Advancement is responsible for managing high profile and high value relationships external to Huron to accomplish institutional fundraising targets and goals. To accomplish this goal, the AVP Advancement focuses on the development and support of Huron’s major gift portfolio that align with Huron’s mission and vision of Leadership with Heart. The AVP provides innovative and strategic leadership to the major gifts portfolio, campaign management, annual fund, alumni board, alumni engagement strategy, bequests and legacy giving, and stewardship and recognition. The AVP, Advancement is also engaged in identifying, qualifying, and cultivating relationships with a broad range of partners, including but not limited, to alumni, donors, friends of Huron, staff, and faculty, in which there is potential for present or future gifts to Huron. In consultation with the Vice President, University Growth, and working collaboratively with the AVP, Marketing and Communications, the AVP assists with the development and leads the implementation of an integrated advancement communications strategy for marketing, events, and donor relations for a broad range of partners. The AVP, Advancement provides leadership and supervision to a diverse team of professional staff, including oversight of team goals and objectives, guiding collaborative and cohesive efforts toward expected outcomes, and evaluating results with a focus on continuous quality improvement.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven and successful fundraising professional who has progressive leadership experience. You are skilled at fostering and supporting relationships who embraces innovative strategies that build relationships and promote ongoing engagement and support. As an advancement professional, you understand and adhere to ethical fundraising standards and supporting legislation. You are collegial and collaborative, which will aid you in your work to promote and contribute to Huron’s success. You are adept at managing multiple projects with shifting timelines and priorities and encourage innovation and problem solving. Your fundraising experience includes securing large, complex gifts in the 5 and 6 figure range. Experience managing and leading a team of direct reports is considered a strong asset, as is knowledge of a university environment. As a leader, you must foster and promote a welcoming environment for alumni, donors, friends of Huron, staff, faculty and community members from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited and recognized post secondary institution.
To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Huron University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Nicole Arnold (nicole@griffithgroup.ca).
Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging its responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Huron encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.
Should you require accommodation please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Saint Mary’s University – Associate Vice-President Enrolment Management and Registrar

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.
One of Atlantic Canada’s largest universities, Saint Mary’s is ranked as one of Canada’s top-10 primarily undergraduate schools. Its faculty are recognized for their teaching and research excellence and for their commitment to community engagement. This has led to a dramatic rise in research funding, through Canada Research Chairs, major external partnerships, and provincial and federal investment. Sponsored research funding at Saint Mary’s has increased by 38% in the last 5 years. In 2021, Saint Mary’s was ranked 2nd in Nova Scotia for sponsored research income, and the University is among the top three universities in Atlantic Canada for sponsored research income within its category of “universities with mainly undergraduate programs.”
Situated in Halifax’s beautiful South End, Saint Mary’s is home to more than 7,000 students from over 115 countries and has over 53,000 alumni worldwide. Its faculty and staff are focused on ensuring a supportive and progressive working environment. As an institution, the University is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Community engagement is a pillar of the University’s academic mission, and it invests in communities through local partnerships, distance learning, and direct program support.
It is within this context that Saint Mary’s University welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Associate Vice-President Enrolment Management and Registrar (“AVP EM&R”).
Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the AVP EM&R provides senior leadership to all key aspects of the enrolment management strategy for Saint Mary’s University, including recruitment, admissions, registrarial services, the academic discipline office, as well as the coordination of conversion and retention initiatives and academic advising. This position cooperates and consults with all Faculties, Deans, Librarian and Associate Deans, and with units such as Student Affairs and Services, The Studio for Teaching and Learning, Enterprise Information Technology, and Institutional Analysis will be a key aspect of the role. The AVP EM&R will also be University Registrar and will assume the responsibility vested in that office under the Saint Mary’s Act, including ex officio membership on Senate. Duties will include representing the Vice President, Academic and Research on key committees, such as Strategic Enrolment Management, Senate Curriculum and the Academic Regulations Committee. The AVP EM&R provides oversight, direction and support to the following units: Recruitment and Marketing, Student Systems and Strategic Projects and, as University Registrar: Admissions, the Student Service Centre (including Financial Aid and Awards), Student Records and Convocation.
The AVP EM&R is responsible for the continuous development, implementation and monitoring of the Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan within the context of the Strategic Academic Plan and develops assessment tools to ensure objectives are being achieved. This position Co-Chairs the SEM Steering Committee, and provides oversight to the various strategic enrolment committees, sub-committees and working teams. The AVP EM&R promotes and supports faculty level SEM initiatives through consultation and collaboration, support for innovative programming and accurate and useful data. The AVP EM&R also serves as the University’s official liaison with law enforcement agencies on issues related to students, as appropriate, and consults with the University’s solicitors to ensure existing policies, procedures and regulations do not contravene provincial and national legislation.
As the ideal candidate, you have relevant administrative experience in a post secondary institution at a senior level, and a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, strategic enrolment management. You also have a thorough understanding of the use of information technology as an effective management tool. You have proven project management skills and relationship building skills. You have the skills to ensure that the academic integrity of the university is maintained through the development, implementation, and updating of university academic regulations. You are collaborative, demonstrate vision, inspire confidence, encourage participation, and instill enthusiasm. You create a positive and inclusive work culture that is student-centered and welcoming to a diverse and intersectional community. Candidates will normally be expected to hold a doctoral degree, but those with an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
To apply or explore this leadership position at Saint Mary’s University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca ) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca ) or visit XXXXXXX
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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Mount Saint Vincent University – Vice-President, Administration

Located in Mi’kma’ki the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.
Founded in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University is inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility. Many successful and loyal alumnae are passionate supporters of the MSVU experience. Building on its esteemed 149-year history, MSVU has the highest percentage of women students and faculty among Canadian universities, reflecting its long-standing commitment to the advancement of women. With a diverse mix of close to 4,000 students from across Canada and more than 50 other countries, the University is large enough to offer a broad range of educational opportunities, yet small enough to provide an intimate learning experience and unique sense of community that promotes student growth.
It is within this context that MSVU welcomes nominations and applications for the appointment of its next Vice-President, Administration.
Reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor, MSVU’s Vice-President, Administration (VP-Admin) is the senior administrative officer of the University and advisor to the President on all financial, administrative and relevant policy matters. Under the portfolio, the VP-Admin provides strategic direction and leadership to several areas including Human Resources, Financial Services, Facilities Management, and Information Technology. The VP-Admin works closely with governments, partners and community leaders to explore and initiate new opportunities that support students and academic excellence. The VP-Admin also assists with the implementation of the University’s strategic plan, Strength Through Community, particularly in regard to coordinating non-academic planning for campus development. Strong and collaborative people management skills are a must have, as the VP-Admin will lead and motivate a dedicated team of professionals, ensuring objectives for the individuals, the team, and the university are met.
As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic thinker with a proven track record of senior management experience in the academic, government, not-for-profit or private sectors. You have a broad, working knowledge of human resources, finance, facilities management, government relations, and information technology. Enterprise Risk Management experience is an asset. You possess an understanding of, and capacity to, work within the culture of an academic institution and complex unionized environment, and have proven experience in policy development and implementation. As a leader, you have strong interpersonal skills, sound judgement, and a clear communication style, all of which will aid you in liaising with diverse groups internally and externally. You are a consultative and collegial leader, whose approach to decision making is consensus-based. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s level degree and/or relevant professional designation(s) are considered assets.
To apply or explore this Vice-President, Administration opportunity with Mount Saint Vincent University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).
Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of its campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Mount Saint Vincent University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Mount Saint Vincent University – Vice-President Academic and Provost

Located in Mi’kma’ki the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.
Founded in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University is inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility. Many successful and loyal alumni are passionate supporters of the MSVU experience. Building on its esteemed 149-year history, MSVU has the highest percentage of women students and faculty among Canadian universities, reflecting its long-standing commitment to the advancement of women. With a diverse mix of close to 4,000 students from across Canada and more than 50 other countries, the University is large enough to offer a broad range of educational opportunities, yet small enough to provide an intimate learning experience and unique sense of community that promotes student growth.
It is within this context that MSVU welcomes nominations and applications for the appointment of its next Vice-President Academic and Provost commencing July 1, 2023.
Reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor, MSVU’s Vice-President Academic and Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and a key member of the senior leadership team. Responsible for the planning, development, administration, and integrity of MSVU’s academic and research affairs, the Vice-President Academic and Provost plays a major role in the fulfilment of the University’s vision, mission and values, and the achievement of its goals. The Vice-President Academic and Provost works across MSVU in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and accessibility and serves as a spokesperson for its strengths and achievements with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The MSVU Vice-President Academic and Provost establishes academic direction consistent with the University’s mission and ensures that its academic objectives are achieved. In conjunction with the Vice President Administration, the Vice-President Academic and Provost will be responsible for a number of non-academic units, including the Registrar’s Office, Student Experience, and the Teaching and Learning Centre. The Vice-President Academic and Provost provides leadership for strategic enrolment planning and leads the academic planning process, stimulating creativity, innovation, and effectiveness in MSVU’s approach to its academic long-term future. Overseeing the reviews of academic programs, ensuring their high quality, and recommending academic policies, standards, and appointments are key components of this role. As the senior administrator responsible for academic labour relations, the Vice-President Academic and Provost manages appropriate human resource policies, guided by the University’s Collective Agreements with its faculty.
The Vice-President Academic and Provost is appointed by the Board of Governors on the advice of the President and the search committee to a five-year (renewable) term. Annual performance reviews will be conducted by the President, who will convene a review committee in the penultimate year of the term, should the Vice-President Academic and Provost elect to re-offer.
As the ideal candidate, you are a respected educator, researcher, and academic leader who has a demonstrated ability to advance and transform university academic goals, programs, and priorities. Committed to building collegial relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and promoting the University with the external community, you will possess an open and collegial style, outstanding management and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to inspire. As MSVU’s next Vice-President Academic and Provost, you are a strategic thinker and skilled communicator who will facilitate and enhance the academic and research endeavours of MSVU through sustaining positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including University Senate, the Board of Governors, and the President. You have demonstrated accomplishments in a complex university administrative role and both a record of and commitment to teaching and research success with a level of scholarship and intellectual acumen that will facilitate credibility both internally and externally. Additionally, you will foster and encourage innovation in all areas of the University, have a proven record of successful leadership in academic planning and implementation, and have experience with online education. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. from a recognized university, and be appointable at the rank of full professor.
To apply or explore this exceptional academic leadership opportunity with Mount Saint Vincent University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit https://griffithgroup.ca/msvu-vp-academic-and-provost/
Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of its campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Mount Saint Vincent University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Huron University College – Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement. As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within.
It is within this context that Huron invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP), Marketing & Communications.
Reporting to the Vice President, University Growth, the AVP, Marketing & Communications will provide strategic leadership to a team of highly skilled marketing and communications professionals. Working with partners across the institution, the AVP will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s marketing, brand, and communications strategies, including developing and operationalizing a long-term brand strategy to capitalize on Huron’s distinct brand while building, enhancing, and protecting its reputation. The AVP will also be tasked with building partnerships and working collaboratively with internal and external contacts and stakeholders, and with Huron’s marketing and communications strategy. Knowledgeable about sector trends, the AVP will aanticipate evolving dynamics in the market to guide the architecture and adoption of an audience engagement strategy and create integrated marketing plans for Huron’s distinct audiences.
As the ideal candidate, you operate with a strategic mindset, are a trusted leader, and translate complex challenges into strategies to capitalize on your organization’s distinct brand. You are adept at building and maintaining strong relationships, with both B2B and B2C marketing strategies, and with optimizing the use of owned, earned, and paid media channels to deliver desired results. You are media trained and are comfortable acting as the spokesperson for an organization. Experience with crisis communications is considered a strong asset, as is a working knowledge of freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation. Candidates must be strong supporters of equity, diversity and inclusion, with supporting decolonialization and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and excellence, and with working with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation and cultural understanding. Candidates must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized College or University.
To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Huron University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Nicole Arnold (nicole@griffithgroup.ca).
Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging its responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Huron encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.
Should you require accommodation please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Brock University – Dean, Faculty of Education

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous peoples, and strive to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock is located. Brock’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization is one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. Brock believes that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

In keeping with the priorities of Brock’s Strategic Plan, and with the intent to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions at Brock, this search for a Dean, Faculty of Education strongly encourages applications of candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply. 

For 55 years, the Faculty of Education has provided exceptional education and built pedagogical capacity for Ontario’s educational professionals. Founded in 1965, through a special arrangement between Brock University and the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Faculty of Education began operating as the St. Catharines Teachers’ College. When the St. Catharines Teachers’ College became integrated with Brock University in 1971, it became the College of Education. In 1989, the College of Education became known as the Faculty of Education. Over the years, this Faculty has grown into one of the most prestigious Faculties of Education in Canada and globally, with a superb record for research, teaching, learning and service. Currently, the Faculty of Education has over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate student alumni.  It has over 7,000 students engaged in full and part time studies, 45 staff members and 55 full time faculty members. The Faculty offers a range of programs through a one department model, including lifelong and lifewide perspective of education in early childhood, adult education, and educational studies. The Faculty operates from campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton. The latter is relocating to Burlington in the coming years. The Faculty of Education also includes the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education. The Centre establishes collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities, university faculty, and schools across Ontario and Canada.

It is within this context that Brock welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education, commencing July 1, 2023, or soon after. Applications must be received before November 22, 2022.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Education, works with the Brock community to enrich student experiences and build upon programming that supports a culture of excellence in teaching, research, service, and innovative curriculum delivery. The Dean provides supervision and supports to the professional and personal development of faculty and staff. Under the one department model, the Faculty offers a range of programs. The Dean provides effective and balanced support to all programs while promoting collaboration and embracing the unique challenges related to this structure. The Dean fosters opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to make an impact across the institution as well as regionally, nationally, globally. The incoming Dean must actively champion EDIA and reconciliation through advocating and taking concrete action toward these goals that are inline with the Faculty’s unique opportunities to support this work. As Brock’s Hamilton campus is relocating to Burlington over the coming years, the new Dean will be tasked with ensuring the relocation progresses smoothly, and that the lines of communication between both campuses are open and strengthened during this period of transition.

As the ideal candidate for the Dean, Faculty of Education, you are an accomplished scholar in the field of education with a proven record of impactful teaching, research excellence, graduate student supervision, service, faculty mentorship and engagement, and administration. Candidates must be appointable at the rank of, or be eligible for appointment as, Full Professor. A demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization, and an authentic appreciation for collegiality and collaboration is required. As the ideal candidate, you have experience building and fostering community engagement, and are knowledgeable of relevant provincial/national committees that would require your contributions. You have the ability to lead impactful change, both operationally and strategically, a strong strategic and creative approach to leverage opportunities, and with identifying and addressing challenges. You have a genuine commitment to students’, faculty, and staff members’ success as the university transitions to post-COVID models of teaching, experiential learning, scientific inquiry, and professional development. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and engage others, and excitement about the status and progress of education in Canada and beyond.

To apply for, or explore, the Dean, Faculty of Education opportunity with Brock University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

About Brock University – Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning, positive student experience, and strong university-community engagement. Brock is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research.

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

King’s University College – Vice President Academic & Research

We acknowledge that our campus at King’s University College (“King’s”) is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton peoples, all of whom have longstanding relationships to the land of Southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The first Nations communities of our local area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In our region, there are eleven First Nations communities, as well as a growing Indigenous urban population. King’s University College values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations, and all of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island (also known as North America).

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts University College affiliated with a large, world-class university. King’s students enjoy ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ – learning in small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university. King’s students have complete access to all the facilities and services at Western University and graduate with a Western degree. As a Catholic university, King’s emphasizes the value of each individual and the importance of social justice. Students, faculty and staff from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Respect for the human person is behind our commitment to diversity, accessibility, social justice and to building the common good. Being an inclusive, supportive community is one of King’s greatest strengths.

King’s is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellent academic programs, commitment to research excellence, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services. Offering degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work [both BSW (honours) and MSW], King’s is home to approximately 3500 full- and part-time students from across Canada as well as 35 other countries. 

King’s invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President Academic & Research (VPAR).

Reporting to the President, and in conjunction with Vice-Presidents, as King’s Senior Academic Administrator, the VPAR develops strategic directions, policies and initiatives consistent with King’s affiliation agreements, its mission and strategic plan. As such, the VPAR provides leadership to and coordination of activities within King’s Research Office including its research profile and strategies for external grant funding, the Academic Dean’s office, all academic departments and the schools of Social Work, and Management, Economics and Math (MEM), the Dean of Student Services office, King’s Research Office and King’s Cardinal Carter Library. The VPAR is responsible for, and carries out, the duties as prescribed within Collective Agreement with the faculty union as constituted, including recommendations to the President on the promotion and tenure of faculty and advising faculty on probationary contracts concerning their eligibility for a tenured appointment. The VPAR also directs and coordinates the preparation of the academic and research budget proposals and oversees the expenditures of the approved budgets, in conjunction with the President, College Council, Faculty Council and the academic units. The VPAR is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors; an ex-officio member of College Council and of all its standing committees; the Chair of Faculty Council and ex-officio member of all its standings committees; and a Member of the King’s negotiations committee for negotiations with KUCFA and CUPE. The VPAR will develop and maintain positive working relations within King’s and at other universities, the constituent university (Western University) and the Affiliated University Colleges, and represents King’s within the greater community. At the discretion of the President, the VPAR may assume the role of Acting President and coordinate with the other VP’s to ensure stability in the day-to-day operations of King’s in the absence of the President.

As the Senior Academic Administrator of a leading publicly funded Liberal Arts Catholic University College and subject to the academic and administrative restraints that apply, the VPAR assists the President in providing leadership in responding to matters pertaining to King’s as a Catholic University College; and assists the President in fostering good relations with various Catholic constituencies and organizations.

As the ideal candidate, you have a record of distinguished research, scholarship and teaching coupled with experience in academic administration. You are committed to supporting a community of engaged scholars by enhancing academic programs, support for research, and an inclusive and empowering space for students, faculty and staff. You have financial management competencies and experience managing complex budgets with competing priorities. Colleagues describe you as a clear communicator, a skilled relationship builder, a practical leader who can make decisions in times of stress, and sometimes, without all the information, and a strong supporter of equity, diversity and inclusion and with supporting decolonialization and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and excellence. Candidates should demonstrate a familiarity with the Catholic tradition of higher education and the recent major documents pertaining to Catholic education, specifically Ex corde Ecclesiae. Candidates must hold a PhD and be appointable at the rank of full professor.

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with King’s University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

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

The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and racialized people.

King’s is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to King’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca for assistance.

Acadia University – Vice President, Advancement

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on, means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.  

Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Canada known for providing a premium high quality, high engagement, primarily undergraduate student experience. Acadia is just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy. With a total enrollment of almost 4,000, Acadia attracts students from every province and territory and more than 60 countries to take advantage of strong academic programs, a curriculum that encourages personal development, and collaborative learning experiences led by award-winning professors. As a member of the Maple League of universities, Acadia is committed to the delivery of a high quality, 21st century liberal education.  

As Acadia builds on momentum generated by completion of the most successful fundraising campaign in its history, the University is seeking an Advancement leader to enhance the capacity of the leadership team, create a progressive and sustainable advancement capacity, support the implementation of the University’s strategic plan, and pave the way for the next successful campaign. It is within this dynamic context that Acadia University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Vice President, Advancement.  

Reporting to the President & Vice-Chancellor, and working directly with the Provost & Vice-President Academic, and the Vice-President, Finance & Administration, the Vice President, Advancement (VPA) plays a major role at the senior management table and provides strategic direction and leadership across the three offices under its purview: Development, Alumni Affairs, and Advancement Services. As a member of the senior leadership team, the VPA is a member of the President’s Executive Council (PEC) and the Strategic Leadership Council (SLC) and works closely with the Board of Governors through its Advancement Committee. The VPA is also responsible for fostering and nurturing the close relationship between the University and the Acadia Alumni Association, which represents and supports proud and passionate Acadia alumni around the world. With a strong focus on stewardship and fundraising, the VPA will build on Acadia’s momentum generated by the campaign and will lead the Advancement Office as a highly efficient and productive fundraising enterprise. Experienced in traditional fundraising programs such as capital campaigns, annual giving, and planned giving, the VPA will also bring vision and innovation to secure ever-increasing levels of philanthropic support for excellence in education at Acadia.  

As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned advancement leader with a demonstrable track record of success in all aspects of the portfolio, especially in all philanthropic activities. You are a dynamic communicator, a creative thinker, a strategic marketer, and a courageous leader. Your peers describe your leadership skills as inspiring and motivational. With an engaging communication style, you have successfully managed and motivated a team through transformation to reach peak performance and you take great pride in achieving fundraising and engagement goals. Experience with alumni and other stakeholder engagement activities and programs that range from traditional events to innovative partnerships and engagement opportunities is required.  You have an appreciation for academic culture and the ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with academics and researchers. You also have a deep commitment to ensuring philanthropy contributes to Acadia’s teaching and research mission—including an outstanding experience for its students. You have strong financial management skills, including knowledge of investment policies, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements, and fiduciary matters. Experience with decentralized staffing models, management of high-level volunteers, and campaign cabinet volunteer recruitment are all considered strong assets. Candidates must hold at least an undergraduate degree and have substantial senior leadership experience. 

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Acadia University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca). 

Acadia University is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, Black and African Nova Scotians, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be invited to complete a brief Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form. This form is voluntary.  

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact jennifer.veinot@acadiau.ca. 

Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Toronto Metropolitan University – Vice-Provost, Academic

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood. The special mission of the University is the advancement of applied knowledge and research to address societal needs, and the provision of programs of study that offer a balance between theory and application and that prepare students for careers in professional and quasi-professional fields. In addition to its strengths in student learning and experience, Ryerson has been ranked first for research income growth for the second consecutive year and third for research intensity dollars per graduate student, among comprehensive universities in Research Infosource’s Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2021.

In August 2021, the university announced that it would begin a renaming process to reconcile the legacy of Egerton Ryerson for a more inclusive future. To learn more, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/next-chapter/ .

It is within this context that Ryerson University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Vice-Provost, Academic. This appointment will be for a term of five years, commencing July 1, 2022 or soon after.

Reporting to Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Vice-Provost, Academic provides oversight of Experiential Learning, Academic Integrity, Learning and Teaching, Curriculum Quality Assurance, Zone Education, and Curriculum Development. The Vice Provost plays a critical role in planning and operationalizing the Provost’s key strategic initiatives. The individual in this role is also responsible for the implementation and administration of academic priorities and directions set by the Provost, and for providing input, advice, and recommendations to the Provost on academic issues and initiatives. The Vice-Provost chairs the Academic Standards Committee (ASC) and works with the Academic Planning Group (APG) on strategic priorities and programs. The Vice-Provost also fosters and maintains relationships with partners and key stakeholders including government.

The Provost has prioritized three equity themes, one of which is consideration of equity as related to curricular programming outcomes and content. Strong candidates will be able to support this initiative, as well as have a demonstrated understanding of and success with capacities that support equity work in universities. (Additional themes include ensuring a diverse faculty complement across the university and faculty and staff education related to equity.) Given the centrality of pan-university initiatives to the Vice-Provost Academic’s portfolio, additional strengths aligned with the role include change leadership in large complex institutions and communication skills (including verbal, written and interpersonal). Ryerson especially welcomes applications from equity-deserving groups.

Ryerson is seeking a leader who will boldly lead in areas that Ryerson is known for: innovation and academic excellence, entrepreneurship, nimbleness and responsiveness, equity, diversity and inclusion. You hold a PhD or equivalent degree, have excellent research and teaching records, and are eligible for appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. You have extensive experience working in the university sector in an academic administrative capacity with pan-university initiatives and bring an in-depth understanding of university culture and governance. You are knowledgeable regarding curriculum development and have demonstrated success with fostering academic partnerships and new initiatives. You bring a preference for listening and action, a commitment to mentoring staff, and the desire to support a culture that embraces growth and innovation. You have experience managing complex budgets that have competing priorities and limited resources. You are a skilled relationship builder who creates strong partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and are able to communicate effectively with diverse groups.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

The University encourages applications from members of groups that have been historically underserved, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

To apply or explore this key academic leadership position at Ryerson University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Ryerson University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Griffith Group and Ryerson University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

University of Manitoba – Associate Vice-President, Human Resources

Since 1877, the University of Manitoba has thrived as a place where challenges are embraced. The University’s world-class research, outstanding student experience and shared knowledge and discovery have made an indelible impact on Manitoba, Canada and the world. University of Manitoba researchers are advancing knowledge and understanding in the natural sciences, health sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, the arts and humanities with a focus on community-based research, knowledge translation and the advancement of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities. The University of Manitoba is known for its ground-breaking discoveries in a variety of areas, including arctic system science and climate change; population and global health; and immunity, inflammation and infectious disease. Celebrated as Western Canada’s first university, the University of Manitoba is Manitoba’s largest post-secondary institution, its only medical-doctoral university, and a member of Canada’s U15 group of research universities. The University’s community comprises more than 30,000 students, 5,700+ academic faculty, and 4,000+ support staff. As a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement, the University contributes $2.4 billion annually to Manitoba’s economy.
The University’s two campuses and its satellite sites sit on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Oji-Cree and Dene peoples and are located on Treaty One territory, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
It is in this context that the University of Manitoba seeks a dynamic leader to assume the position of Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (AVP HR) and invites applications and nominations for the position. Applications must be received before September 30, 2022.
Reporting to the Vice President (Administration), the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources leads a multi-faceted team of professionals representing a diverse portfolio consisting of HR Services (Consulting, HR Service Centre & Employee Wellness), Staff Relations (overseeing 6 bargaining units), Compensation & Benefits, HR Business Systems, Learning and Organizational Development, and Change Management & Project Services. The AVP HR is accountable for establishing the strategic direction of the department and responsible for the establishment and delivery of the university’s overall human resource strategy. Through a team of 5 directors and 60 HR specialists, generalists, and administrative staff, the AVP HR is responsible for the development, implementation, operational effectiveness and ongoing administration of human resource programs and policies including direct service delivery.
Working collaboratively with leadership, management, faculty and staff across the organization they will provide leadership, guidance and counsel on a wide range of HR and labour relations issues while building and supporting a culture of mutual respect, positive relations, inclusivity and well being.
While no one individual is an expert in all the areas represented in the AVP HR portfolio, the ideal candidate is a highly respected HR leader who will bring energy and vision to this important portfolio. You have a keen understanding of diverse institutional needs and are comfortable with taking a proactive approach in creating consultative partnerships. You have experience working in a unionized environment including experience in all aspects of labour relations – collective bargaining, grievances and arbitrations. You excel leading large teams in a complex multi faceted environment and have a desire to ‘raise the bar’ of both your team’s and the organization’s performance. The AVP HR will also play an integral role in the development and implementation of many transformative and strategic initiatives underway at the University including Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Indigenous Path Forward, Flexible Work, human resource information system with a focus on data analytics and data warehouse, and Recruitment & Retention Excellence. Given the collegial, decentralized governance structure that characterizes the university setting, the successful candidate must have a collaborative and consultative style of leadership, be willing to listen to alternate perspectives, and be skilled at encouraging dialogue around difficult issues. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and have progressive experience in strategic leadership of human resources.
To learn more about this significant HR leadership opportunity with the University of Manitoba, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).
Application materials will be handled in accordance with “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba).
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and University of Manitoba throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.