President & Vice-Chancellor

Saint Mary’s 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.
Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s is known for extraordinary student experience, international collaborations, deep community connections, and research excellence. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s most-loved and fastest growing coastal cities, the Saint Mary’s campus with its iconic architecture, park-like setting and athletic facilities is an integral part of a vibrant downtown community. One of Atlantic Canada’s most established and respected universities, Saint Mary’s has been recognized by MacLean’s University Rankings as one of Canada’s top 3 undergraduate universities for the last two years. Saint Mary’s is home to 6,500 students from over 115 countries and has over 55,000 alumni worldwide. With programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Arts, Business and Science, Saint Mary’s offers world-class opportunities in a supportive welcoming community where students learn from caring faculty. The University is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; university leadership, faculty and staff are focused on ensuring a supportive, progressive and respectful working environment. The University is a major investor in our communities through local partnerships, online learning and direct program support. As its tagline suggests, Saint Mary’s University is committed to a prosperous future for the world — a world without limits.
It is within this context that Saint Mary’s University invites applications and nominations for the position of President and Vice-Chancellor commencing July 1, 2025, or soon after.
Reporting to the Board of Governors, the President and Vice-Chancellor (“President”) will lead the University in its next chapter. Capitalizing on the University’s accomplishments, the President will steer the University toward a financially sustainable and resilient future at a time when the post-secondary sector and the world at large are exposed to significant headwinds including declining international student enrolment and reductions in government funding. The President will champion excellence in research, teaching, learning, and student success. They will support the University’s investment in its faculty and staff, foster broad community engagement and eagerly engage in advancement activities including alumni engagement and revenue generation activities including fundraising. The President will be action and team orientated, will demonstrate conviction and courage, be humble and compassionate, and have the ability to lead and make strategic decisions within a multifaceted, post-secondary environment.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven and respected leader who brings a depth of experience from roles at the most senior leadership level from either a post-secondary institution, or another organization of like calibre. Your knowledge and appreciation for the role universities play in creating the next generation of leaders, of the bicameral governance structure, and of program accreditation are considered strong assets. You are knowledgeable and comfortable working in an institution with rigorous financial standards and hold the appropriate level of financial skills to manage the University’s large and complex budget. Your budgetary skills and desire to ensure a financially sustainable model, however, must be balanced with an appreciation for the academic pursuits of the University and its commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience. Your career includes people leadership, government relations and community engagement and view you as a transformational leader skilled in people leadership, government relations, and community engagement, adept at facing new and existing challenges to drive organizational progress. You are an excellent communicator who is at ease presenting in a variety of settings and to a variety of constituents. Candidates must hold a graduate level degree from a recognized university, and have a demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and have fostered a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment in your institution.
To apply or explore this significant 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 jane@griffithgroup.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is among the most applied-to universities in Ontario and its reputation with business and community leaders continues to rise. TMU offers more than 129 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 47,000 students, including nearly 3,000 master’s and PhD students, over 4,700 faculty and staff, and more than 217,000 alumni worldwide. TMU was ranked number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023, a ranking of the top 150 organizations across the country promoting creative, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces.

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s largest and most successful continuing education program with approximately 70,000 enrollments per year. The Chang School offers more than 1,500 courses, microcredentials seminars, and workshops, 81 career-related certificate programs, 12 part-time degree programs, and courses towards accreditation by nine professional institutes and associations. Most of its certificate programs offer career-related professional development programs in collaboration with the university’s eight Faculties: Arts; The Ted Rogers School of Management; Community Services; The Creative School; Engineering and Architectural Science; Science, Law, and Medicine. Flexible, accessible programming is available on campus, via online distance education, and off-site for employee groups and external corporate partners. Committed to meeting the changing needs of society and its local community, the Chang School has partnerships with diverse professional associations, societies, and institutes, and is connected to other educational institutions, industry leaders, associations, and the local community.

It is within this context that Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, commencing January 1, 2025, or soon thereafter. This appointment will be for a term of five years and is renewable for a second term as outlined in the Policy and Procedures Relating to Search Committees and Appointments in the Academic Administration (AAA Policy).

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, the Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education (“Chang School”) is responsible for all aspects of the School’s operations including strategy, policy development, implementation, and financial and human resources management. The Dean will continue to enhance the School’s excellence in continuing education in a highly competitive and changing environment of lifelong learning. The Dean will foster a collaborative culture that supports the School’s lecturers, faculty and staff, and ensure existing and future relationships with all of its partners are positive and enhance the School’s reputation and credibility as Canada’s largest provider of university-based continuing education. The Dean will contribute to TMU’s successful academic and strategic planning process and build an accountability framework that demonstrates and promotes the School’s academic quality, responsiveness, and fiscal responsibility through revenue generation activities. The Dean also supports the School’s, and University’s, objectives in fundraising and alumni relations.

As the ideal candidate, you are an exemplary leader who brings a vision and passion for lifelong learning with progressive experience in senior leadership roles from both within a post-secondary and continuing education environment. Your career includes a track record of innovation and growth that supports both lifelong learning and revenue generation activities, financial acumen and budgetary management. Experience with negotiations and collective bargaining in a unionized workplace environment is considered a strong asset. The leadership style and attributes which will benefit the successful candidate include being consultative and collaborative, an outstanding communicator with strong listening skills, a strong advocate of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and an engaging problem solver who is respectful. You are enthusiastic, hold a strong commitment to lifelong learning, a demonstrated record of building innovative and co-operative working relationships, and possess the leadership skills to foster positive and collaborative relationships with TMU’s academic units and ensure ongoing success in an entrepreneurial continuing education setting. Familiarity with university constituencies is a strong asset. Candidates must hold a graduate degree, preferably a Ph.D. The ideal candidate embodies what Toronto Metropolitan University is known for: collegiality, innovation and entrepreneurship, nimbleness, and responsiveness.

About TMU

TMU cherishes its role as a city-builder and continues to reshape the downtown core of Toronto. The University has opened a series of new buildings including the Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens, the Image Centre, the Sheldon and Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre, the Centre for Urban Innovation, and the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex. In Fall 2020, TMU opened its doors to the first cohort of law students, establishing TMU’s new Lincoln Alexander School of Law providing leading-edge legal education with a focus on contemporary issues. In March 2022, the Province of Ontario confirmed its support for TMU’s proposed School of Medicine, which will house 94 medical school seats for undergraduate learners and 105 postgraduate seats. TMU’s School of Medicine in Brampton will welcome its first cohort of medical learners in 2025.

Application Information

Please note that once in this position, the successful candidate is an “associate member” of the Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed ​here​; a summary of TFA benefits can be found ​here​.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

To apply, or explore this key academic leadership position at Toronto Metropolitan 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).

All applications must be received before 5pm ET on Friday August 16, 2024.

Toronto Metropolitan 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 Toronto Metropolitan University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, Anisininewuk, Dakota Oyate and Dene, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of Reconciliation and collaboration.

The University of Manitoba thrives as a place where challenges are embraced. Since 1877, the University’s world-class research and outstanding student experience have made an enduring on Manitoba, Canada, and the world. The University offers more than 100 programs – more than any other post-secondary institution in Manitoba. This includes providing 100+ undergraduate and nearly 150 graduate programs to over 30,000 students. The University has over 10,000 faculty and staff, and more than 188,000 alumni across Canada and 139 different countries. Contributing $7.3 billion in 2022-2023 to Manitoba’s economy, the University is located on two campuses in the city of Winnipeg, and various teaching and research sites across the province. Manitoba’s culturally diverse capital area with a population of almost one million, Winnipeg offers a high quality of life with affordable housing, a long heritage of diverse cultural activities, and numerous recreational opportunities.

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources was established in 2003 as an initiative to combine related fields. In addition to the environment, climate change, and resource management, the Faculty is focused on geography and earth sciences, as well as environmental science and environmental studies understanding complex natural and human systems across a wide range of landscapes and contexts. The Faculty offers seven undergraduate programs and eight graduate programs across Earth Sciences, Resource Management, Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Studies, key areas of environment, earth, and resources studies, providing students with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between people and planet. The Faculty has world-class research facilities, and its faculty members and researchers are at the forefront of their fields and have won numerous awards.

It is within this context that the University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, to commence January 1, 2025, or soon after.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources (“Dean”) is a member of the University’s senior leadership team who is committed to promoting teaching and research, innovative program development, community connections, and serving the needs of students, faculty, and staff. As the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty, the Dean is responsible for all aspects of its operations, including programs, services, budgets, and its infrastructure. Working collaboratively with members of the Faculty, and across campus, the Dean will work to advance the Faculty’s vision, while ensuring its academic plans and strategy remain in alignment, and support, of the University’s aims and goals.

As the ideal candidate, you are a respected academic leader with a demonstrated record of scholarship, research, community engagement, and commitment to teaching and research success at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Your career includes academic leadership positions where you have gained experience with academic planning and implementation, finance management, and people management responsibilities within a unionized environment. As a skilled communicator and strategic thinker, you build and sustain positive working relationships across campus and with external communities, including all levels of government, community partners, Indigenous communities, and industry. You possess a collaborative and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to inspire through engaging management and interpersonal skills. As a values-based, community-engaged leader, your commitment to decolonization, Indigenization, equity, and diversity is evident in your knowledge, relationships, and actions. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from a recognized university and be appointable at the rank of full professor.

To learn more about this impactful 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/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca).

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.

Vice-President, Philanthropy & Partnerships

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
For 140 years, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been at the forefront of developing groundbreaking healthcare solutions that address the most pressing challenges of our healthcare system. As Canada’s first hospital dedicated to women’s health, WCH is committed to achieving healthcare equity by ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality, compassionate, and efficient care. Today, WCH is a global leader in revolutionizing healthcare for women and advancing health system solutions for all.
The Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) plays a crucial role in supporting WCH’s excellence in research and healthcare. The Foundation engages donors and volunteers to elevate support for the hospital’s research, people and care. Its individual, foundation and corporate donors and sponsors are instrumental in enabling it to support the hospital’s mission today and into the future. WCHF’s donor family today includes over 39,000 individuals and is focused on raising funds for the life-changing work taking place at Women’s College Hospital, including groundbreaking new women’s health research, and clinical care that puts the unique needs of women and their families first, and innovations that create a stronger health system for everyone.
It is within this context that Women’s College Hospital Foundation welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice-President, Philanthropy and Partnerships, commencing fall 2024, or soon after.
Reporting to WCHF President & Chief Executive Officer, Leslie McCarley, the Vice-President, Philanthropy and Partnerships (“Vice-President”) is an integral member of the senior leadership team who has the overall responsibility for the organization’s philanthropic activities, leading and managing the affairs of the Philanthropy & Partnerships program, including budgeting, program direction, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff. Working directly with the President, the Board of Directors, and senior staff, the Vice-President actively manages the philanthropy pipeline, strategies, and tactics to support the donor journey at every level of giving from Annual to Principal Gifts. The Vice-President supports and mentors the Foundation’s staff, guiding them through donor strategy and tactics, and by engaging them in donor visits and other activities, where appropriate. The Vice-President actively manages a portfolio of individual and corporate donors at various stages of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, and works collaboratively with the teams in the Foundation and Hospital to ensure that donors to receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact of their gifts. The Vice-President will act as an ambassador for philanthropy to WCH, consistently and convincingly demonstrating the role and importance of private sector support. Through professionalism, integrity, and accountability, the Vice-President will maintain and enhance the credibility of Women’s College Hospital and the Foundation.
As the ideal candidate, you have held progressively senior leadership positions in fundraising, have proven success in the areas of major gifts and corporate partnerships, and a broad base of philanthropic knowledge and experience from within the charitable/not-for-profit sector. As a tenured senior fundraising leader, you are comfortable working with high-net-worth individuals, with closing sensitive negotiations, and working across an organization to ensure that donor expectations are aligned with organizational strategy and needs. Colleagues refer to you as creative, strategic, and a strong communicator, with the ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines. You enjoy leading a team and have successfully built and retained a best-in-class team by coaching, managing, and inspiring them. You understand and can articulate complex medical research to donors, and can collaborate effectively and respectfully with colleagues, physicians and researchers, academics, and board members. Experience with high-level volunteers and campaign cabinet volunteer recruitment are both considered strong assets. Candidates must be strong supporters of equity, diversity and inclusion. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized University, and a CFRE designation is considered an asset.
Compensation – A salary of $190,000 – $215,000 commensurate with experience, and eligibility for merit pay. This is paired with a comprehensive group benefits and pension package through the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
Applications must be received before 5pm ET Friday August 9, 2024.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Women’s College Hospital Foundation, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Robin Noftall (robin@griffithgroup.ca).
Diversity and inclusion are essential to WCHF, and it seeks to hire top talent from all backgrounds. WCHF encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our Foundation community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. 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.

Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is among the most applied-to universities in Ontario and its reputation with business and community leaders continues to rise. TMU offers more than 129 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 47,000 students, including nearly 3,000 master’s and PhD students, over 4,700 faculty and staff, and more than 217,000 alumni worldwide. TMU was ranked number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023, a ranking of the top 150 organizations across the country promoting creative, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces.
In January 2024, the Yeates School of Graduate Studies officially changed its name to the Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (YSGPS) to recognize the importance of postdoctoral fellows and their contributions to TMU and its scholarly, research and creative (SRC) goals. The new name represents the enhanced focus, integration and commitment to postdocs within the YSGPS administrative structure and dedicated support of postdoctoral success at TMU. YSGPS offers more than 65 graduate programs featuring expert faculty, industry partnerships and cutting-edge labs and equipment. YSGPS programs take an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to learning which demands creative solutions to real-world questions. Students and faculty are engaged with ideas that are transforming industries and changing lives on a global scale. YSGPS programs challenge students and researchers to explore emerging fields and apply new thinking to established ones, to delve deeply into fields of study yet also shatter boundaries, to discover new theories and generate new ideas – and put them into action in rewarding careers. Research at TMU has been on a consistent trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has more than doubled in the past four years, and has received both CERC and CFREF grants. A solid foundation of SRC excellence has resulted in the University experiencing outstanding success in the Research Infosource 20-year retrospective where it placed first in total comprehensive university income growth, second in not-for-profit research income growth, and third in corporate research income growth.
It is within this context that Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, commencing January 1, 2025, or soon thereafter. This appointment will be for a term of five years and is renewable for a second term as outlined in the Policy and Procedures Relating to Search Committees and Appointments in the Academic Administration (AAA Policy).
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, the Vice-Provost & Dean, Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (YSGPS) is the academic leader of the School. The Vice-Provost & Dean is responsible for all aspects of YSGPS’s operations including strategy, program and policy development and implementation, management of financial and human resources, external relations and the School’s strategic planning. The Vice-Provost and Dean also oversees graduate admissions and is deeply involved with graduate student enrollment management and with growing international graduate student enrollment. The Vice-Provost & Dean is an ex-officio member of all graduate council committees and chairs TMU’s Council of the School of Graduate Studies. Composed of affiliated faculty members from each of TMU’s Faculties and Schools, graduate program directors and students, the Council oversees graduate education at TMU, including the development and evaluation of new graduate programs and relevant policies. The Vice-Provost & Dean works closely with the Associate Deans of Graduate Studies and other Vice-Provosts to support and enhance graduate and postdoctoral studies at TMU, ensuring that graduate level scholarships and funding for multidisciplinary programs are managed appropriately amongst the Faculties and Schools. The Vice Provost & Dean also supports the School’s, and University’s, objectives in fundraising and alumni relations.
The ideal candidate is an exemplary academic leader who brings a demonstrated track record of supporting and serving the needs of graduate and postdoctoral students and promoting teaching, SRC, program development, and budget and staff management. Candidates should have progressive experience as a senior academic administrator, a strong record of research accomplishments, demonstrated advocacy of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) principles a comprehensive understanding of the role of graduate students in SRC, and experience teaching and successfully supervising graduate students, and of post-docs is considered an asset. Experience in the development, planning, funding, evaluation, approval and review of graduate programs, as well as with the relevant councils, funding agencies and levels of government involved is also required. Candidates must hold a PhD or other terminal degree and be appointable at the rank of Full professor. The leadership style and attributes which will benefit the successful candidate include being consultative and collaborative, an outstanding communicator, a strong advocate of equity, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, and an engaging problem solver, who is respectful, and a good listener. The ideal candidate embodies what Toronto Metropolitan University is known for: collegiality, innovation and entrepreneurship, nimbleness, and responsiveness.
About TMU
TMU cherishes its role as a city-builder and continues to reshape the downtown core of Toronto. The University has opened a series of new buildings including the Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens, the Image Centre, the Sheldon and Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre, the Centre for Urban Innovation, and the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex. In Fall 2020, TMU opened its doors to the first cohort of law students, establishing TMU’s new Lincoln Alexander School of Law providing leading-edge legal education with a focus on contemporary issues. In March 2022, the Province of Ontario confirmed its support for TMU’s proposed School of Medicine, which will house 94 medical school seats for undergraduate learners and 105 postgraduate seats. TMU’s School of Medicine in Brampton will welcome its first cohort of medical learners in 2025.
Application Information
Please note that once in this position, the successful candidate is an “associate member” of the Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here; a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.
Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.
To apply, or explore this key academic leadership position at Toronto Metropolitan 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).
All applications must be received before 5pm ET Friday July 26, 2024.
Toronto Metropolitan 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 Toronto Metropolitan University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Provost & Vice-President, Academic and Research

Saint Mary’s 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.
Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s is known for extraordinary student experience, international collaborations, deep community connections, and research excellence. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s most-loved and fastest growing coastal cities, the Saint Mary’s campus with its iconic architecture, park-like setting and athletic facilities is an integral part of a vibrant downtown community. One of Atlantic Canada’s most established and respected universities, Saint Mary’s has been recognized by MacLean’s University Rankings as one of Canada’s top 3 undergraduate universities for the last two years. Saint Mary’s is home to 6,500 students from over 115 countries and has over 55,000 alumni worldwide. With programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Arts, Business and Science, Saint Mary’s offers world-class opportunities in a supportive welcoming community where students learn from caring faculty. The University is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; the faculty and staff are focused on ensuring a supportive, progressive and respectful working environment. The University is a major investor in our communities through local partnerships, online learning and direct program support. As our tagline suggests, Saint Mary’s University is committed to a prosperous future for the world — a World without limits.
It is within this context that Saint Mary’s University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost & Vice-President, Academic and Research commencing in 2025.
Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research (“P-VPAR”) is a member of the University’s Executive Management Group (EMG), the senior management group at Saint Mary’s. The P-VPAR is responsible for all academic activities of the University, including degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs; research and the dissemination of research results; academic support services for students; the recruitment, admission, and retention of students; and the overall setting of priorities for the University. Key objectives include cultivating and maintaining an environment of quality in teaching and learning; building a positive and supportive research culture; promoting student success; ensuring that the University environment is conducive to effective learning and personal growth for both students and faculty; and encouraging community engagement among faculty and students. The P-VPAR works collaboratively with the President, Vice-President Finance and Administration, Vice-President Advancement and External Affairs, and the various AVPS, Deans, University Librarian, and faculty to ensure excellence across all the University’s programmes in teaching and research excellence. Responsibilities include providing primary leadership in the review of academic planning as well as in budget priority setting for the University as a whole, working closely with the Vice-President Finance and Administration to ensure that reporting units operate in a manner that appropriately supports financial sustainability of the University. In this capacity, the P-VPAR is a key strategic contributor to general institutional development and to the enhancement of academic excellence in particular.
Candidates must have a record of distinguished scholarship, teaching and research in combination with extensive senior academic administrative experience at a post-secondary institution of comparable size and scope. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and academic experience as appropriate, noting that this position carries an appointment at the rank of full professor. As the ideal candidate, you have proven experience creating and maintaining an academic environment that fosters teaching and research excellence, innovation, diversity, student success, and the enhancement of the university as a whole. You are known for working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administration and the broader community outside the university. You bring experience and comfort with labour negotiations from your time working in a multi-union environment, including involvement with achieving positive outcomes in negotiating agreements with faculty, and a demonstrated commitment to administering agreements so as to maintain a positive and cooperative labour relations environment. You are well versed in financial management and have contributed to institutional sustainability, growth, and the development of budget priorities. Colleagues describe you as collegial and consultative, as a consensus builder, and as someone who is both flexible and responsive; all attributes which contribute to your ability to work effectively and productively within a university’s collegial decision-making and governance environment. A committed implementer of thoughtful change, you have advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion and fostered a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment in your institution. You lead with courage and commitment to institutional mission.
To apply or explore this significant 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.

Partner

Griffith Group acknowledges the land upon which we work is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto, or Tkaronto, is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Griffith Group Executive Search is a privately owned Canadian firm that provides exceptional services to our valued clients. Focused on senior-level recruitment, our team partners with organizations across Canada to support their executive search needs. Our approach Is encapsulated within our vision: “International Reach. Proven Expertise. Boutique Service.” Griffith Group is known for our values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation and our deep commitment to, and demonstrated results in, supporting Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (I-EDIA). As recognized experts in recruitment, Griffith Group Executive Search is named on Hunt Scanlon Media’s “2023 Top 60 Canadian Recruiters,” and “2023 Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters” rankings, as well as the “2023-2024 HR/Diversity Power 65.”
It is within this context that Griffith Group Executive Search is seeking a senior executive search professional to join the team as Partner.
Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, Managing Partner Jane Griffith, Partners at the firm are revenue generators whose salary are 100% commissioned based. We are seeking Partners who can build a portfolio of clients in a complimentary sector, including but not limited to, healthcare, government, board work, and the private sector. Partners are responsible for creating lasting relationships with clients to support their executive search needs. Working with the firm’s team of dedicated search executives, the Partners oversee and have final responsibility for the search assignments they win. At Griffith Group, Partners are expected to contribute actively to all aspects of the search, from the creation of advertisements and briefs to candidate interviews, long listing, client interviews, and offer negotiations.
As the ideal candidate, you must bring a successful tenure in a revenue generation role from within the executive search industry. You are adept at managing multiple searches simultaneously and can manage competing search timelines and shifting priorities. You are a strong and sophisticated communicator with exceptional writing and editing skills. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and your tenure working on senior level searches provides you with a high level of judgment and the ability to show discretion in managing confidential information. As a proven recruiter, you are adept at conducting interviews and assessing talent, presenting information at client meetings, and navigating with grace and skill all interactions with clients and candidates, whether they be good news updates or providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Candidates must possess experience and comfort in ensuring recruitment practices are equitable and inclusive to all candidates, and particularly to equity-deserving candidates. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate level degree would be considered an asset. Proficiency in both French and English would also be considered an asset but is not required.
Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence and a culture that is team focused, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. There is a strong and engaged commitment to I-EDIA across the firm; candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who meet the required position experience, will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.
To express interest in this opportunity please apply in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca). Please note this is a 100% remote position.
Griffith Group 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 encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group 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.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.

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.