Assistant Dean, Community Wellness and Sexual Violence Supports

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

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

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

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

Director, Community Solutions

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Executive Director

Food4Kids Halton, one of 6 affiliated chapters of Food4Kids Ontario, provides healthy food for children with limited or no food access on weekends and during the summer months. Established in 2012, the agency provides food for more than 900 children in the Weekends Without Hunger Program. Since the pandemic hit, the number of children Food4Kids Halton feeds increased by 26%.

Children live with many concerns… worrying about where their next meal will come from should not be one of them.

It is within this context that Food4Kids Halton invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of Food4Kids Halton, including community engagement, fundraising, program management, operations and administration. The Executive Director is also responsible for service delivery and evaluation, special event coordination, and marketing and awareness initiatives. The Executive Director provides insight and recommendations for strategic planning, operational efficiencies, and service development opportunities, and develops the annual service, fundraising and communications plan.

Overseeing a passionate staff team across multiple locations (Burlington/Oakville, Halton Hills, and Milton), the Executive Director encourages innovation and fosters a culture of effective teamwork and organizational performance. The Executive Director also values working with volunteers to ensure they feel welcomed and appreciated.

Externally, as the spokesperson for Food4Kids Halton, the Executive Director cultivates strong working relationships with community groups, funders, politicians, media, corporate partners, and other organizations and stakeholders. They creatively and innovatively develop strategies for donor renewal to increase revenue through annual, monthly, mid-level and major gifts, and identify and complete grant submissions through corporate, government, or group fund opportunities.

This appointment calls for a purpose-driven, collaborative leader who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves, dive into complex challenges and tackle child hunger. You have demonstrated leadership experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector, and the capacity to provide effective operational and administrative leadership, including financial and human resources. You understand the dynamics of working with and in support of boards, committees and volunteers. You are strategic, results-driven, and lead by example, with a passion for service excellence and the have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required, which include the ability to serve as a brand ambassador for Food4Kids Halton, raise funds through grants, events and prospecting, and build and sustain strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and to upholding the integrity of Food4Kids Halton’s mission, vision, mandate, and guiding principles.

Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000

Location: Food4Kids Halton provides a hybrid work environment, with on-site duties at the warehouse(s) as required.

To apply or explore this leadership position at Food4Kids Halton further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton ( and/or Noshina Choudhary (, or visit [insert Griffith Group hyperlink].

Food4Kids Halton is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. It strongly encourages applications from women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. Individuals are encouraged to self-identify.

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

Food4Kids Halton and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton ( should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Director, Finance and Administration

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 public and private sector organizations across Canada to support them with all their executive search needs. Griffith Group is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation and with a deep commitment to, and demonstrated results in, supporting Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (I-EDIA). Our approach Is encapsulated within our vision: “International Reach. Proven Expertise. Boutique Service.”
It is within this context that Griffith Group Executive Search is seeking a senior and experienced Director, Finance and Administration to our join team.
Reporting to and working in close collaboration with both the Managing Partner, Jane Griffith, and our Chief Operating and Privacy Officer, the Director, Finance and Administration (“Director”) is responsible for managing all of the firm’s financial operations. The Director is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records within QuickBooks, ensuring proper financial controls are in place, and with forecasting, budgeting and preparing financial reports. The Director will be asked to review and with update or introduce financial and reporting best practices across the firm, including payroll, revenue commissions, client billing, all aspects of A/R and A/P, and with processing and maintaining accurate employee records. The Director will also be asked to prepare annual operations budgets, projections, and financial forecasting.
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced, ethical, values based financial executive. You have excellent attention to detail and a depth of knowledge and comfort with all Canadian tax laws and tax filings, including HST/GST and payroll tax filings. This role requires an individual who is comfortable with strategy and governance as well as with executing the tasks associated with the portfolio, including managing payroll and invoicing. You understand importance of confidentiality in all the work you undertake, while balancing the importance of confidence and transparency through your collegial and collaborative working style. You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and remotely, and are have proven experience working with QuickBooks and MS Office. Candidates must possess relevant experience gained from a similarly sized organization, and experience from a professional services organization is preferred. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate level degree and/or a financial designation is an asset.
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 and candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who 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 apply for this position at Griffith Group Executive Search, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Jane Griffith (
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, and others who will contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.
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,, and/or
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Habitat for Humanity Canada (“HFHC”) is a national, secular, charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to call home. HFHC brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership and other housing solutions across Canada and around the world. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners, and 46 local Habitat affiliates working in every province and territory, HFHC provides a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada. HFHC is the national organization for the federation in Canada and is also the Canadian member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.
It is within this context that Habitat for Humanity Canada welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its next President & Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to the National Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the National Office, providing consistent leadership to further the achievement of the organization’s Vision and Values, and with supporting the Board of Directors in fulfilling its policy and governance function. Additionally, the President & CEO provides strategic leadership to the Canadian affiliates on a diverse range of matters including federation strategic planning; operational programs; fund and gift-in-kind development; marketing and communications; external partnerships; government relations; affiliate engagement; and the Global Village program. The President & CEO will champion and embed equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDI & A), and reconciliation and indigenization, into all aspects of the organization. The President & CEO will continue to, foster and support a culture that encourages strong and respectful collaboration between national office staff, the affiliates, donors, community partners, and all levels of government. In cooperation with the Board, the President & CEO will also develop or extend the organization’s strategic plan, as Framing the Future 2021-2024, draws to a close. The President & CEO will ensure regular, transparent and ongoing communications with the affiliates to ensure informed decisions can be made in a timely and accurate manner. The President & CEO represents the organization and serves as chief spokesperson at events, conferences, and partnership meetings, and presents and promotes the organization.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven leader who brings knowledge, and an understanding, of affordable housing, governance, financial management, donor stewardship, institutional funding, change management and organizational strategy. Your career includes progressive experience in senior leadership roles from a national organization of similar size and complexity, and experience from a non-profit organization or a registered charity within a federation structure is considered a strong asset. As a leader, you empower high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams, and have the required skill to influence change and manage complex, multi-faceted dynamic relationships, in this case, with all of the Habitat affiliates. Your communications skills are excellent, and you are at ease with public speaking. As a national organization, proficiency in English is required, and bilingualism in French and English is highly desirable. Your executive skills are well developed and include financial and budgetary expertise, knowledge of governance best practices, experience in a transformative yet holistic change, and conflict resolution skills.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Habitat for Humanity Canada, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Caroline McLean ( or visit
Habitat for Humanity Canada 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.
Habitat for Humanity Canada and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith ( should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

Provost & Vice-President, Academic

Acadia University is 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.
Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Canada known for providing a 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 excellent 21st-century liberal education that distinguishes its students as leaders who will make a positive difference in communities across the world.
It is within this dynamic context that Acadia University invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Provost & Vice-President, Academic, commencing July 1, 2024 or soon after. This appointment will be for a term of six years and is renewable for a second term as outlined in the University’s “Guidelines for the Appointment and Review of Senior Academic Officers” policy.
Reporting to Acadia’s 17th President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Jeff Hennessy, the Provost & Vice-President, Academic (“PVPA”) 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 Acadia’s academic and research affairs, the PVPA plays a major role in the fulfilment of the University’s vision, mission and values, and the achievement of its goals. The PVPA is responsible for ensuring that all of the operations and activities support the central academic mission of the University. The Provost & Vice-President, Academic will provide an important voice in the leadership and vision of the University, working closely with the President to sustain Acadia’s reputation for the highest quality of academic programming and the delivery of a unique, transformational student experience. This includes opportunities to manage and innovate in the area of learning technologies and teaching support. The PVPA will also enhance the University’s commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
As the ideal candidate, you are committed to, and experienced with, building collegial relationships with faculty, staff, and students in a visible way. You are a respected educator, researcher, and academic leader with the ability to advance and transform university academic goals, programs, and priorities through fostering and encouraging innovation. You have demonstrated accomplishments in a senior academic administrative role, a level of scholarship and intellectual acumen that will facilitate credibility both internally and externally, and hold a record of, and commitment to, teaching and research success at both the undergraduate and graduate level. You have a proven record of successful leadership in academic planning and implementation, and with a unionized environment, collective bargaining and negotiations. 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. 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 all aspects of social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism is evident in your knowledge, relationships and actions. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. from a recognized university.
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 ( and/or Caroline McLean (, or visit provost-vp-academic-acadia-university
Acadia University is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, Indigenous peoples, African Canadians/people of African descent and other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, 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
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.

Vice President, Advancement / Vice-président ou vice-présidente de l’avancement

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[APPLICATIONS CLOSED] Executive Director, Philanthropy and Public Affairs / Directeur Exécutif/Directrice Exécutive, Philanthropie et Affaires Publiques

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with its partners, Cuso International is focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. Cuso International believes that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, today Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
Wherever Cuso International works and in everything it does, Cuso International prioritizes the interests and needs of marginalized communities. Cuso International uses the term “marginalized” to refer to all groups of persons excluded from mainstream social, economic, educational, political, and/or cultural life, including those who face discrimination on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, political opinions, legal status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or religion. Such marginalization varies by context. Marginalized groups usually include (but are not limited to) women and girls, LGBQTI+, Indigenous Peoples, people living with disabilities or in extreme poverty, youth, elderly, refugees, and other displaced people.
In 2023, Cuso International has embarked on a process of renewal with the launch of a new strategy to grow its contributions to advancing inclusive global progress. It is within this context that Cuso International welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director, Philanthropy and Public Affairs.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Moyer, the Executive Director, Philanthropy and Public Affairs provides leadership, vision, strategic oversight, and direction to the fundraising and public affairs portfolios. The Executive Director is an integral part of the Leadership team which includes the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Director of Programs Strategy and Innovation, and the Director of Program Quality and Impact. This inaugural role, leading a combined Philanthropy and Public Affairs department, will be tasked with ensuring that all plans and related activities are in alignment with Cuso International’s mission, values, strategic and operational plans, practice standards and policies. Leading a capable and experienced team, the Executive Director will build and support an integrated revenue strategy that prioritizes collaboration, consistency, and innovation to drive revenue and awareness. The Executive Director will oversee Cuso International’s approach to public engagement and advocacy, ensuring that organizational positioning, thought leadership and public-facing advocacy efforts contribute to increased community mobilization and support government revenue generation objectives. Success will require effective strategic oversight of all aspects of marketing and communications including brand management, advertising, promotion, media relations, collateral, website, public engagement and digital and social media. The Executive Director will represent Cuso International at external functions, and work closely with the Program Strategy and Innovation team to lead Cuso International’s engagement in collective advocacy and policy positions to ensure they are aligned with the organization’s thought leadership and advocacy goals. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board as a whole, the Board Fundraising and Public Affairs Committee and individual Directors, as required, including the regular reporting of plans, outcomes, and results.
As the ideal candidate, you bring progressive and successful leadership experience in fundraising, marketing, and communications. You have demonstrated experience leading a comprehensive, integrated fundraising team, including major and planned giving, campaigns, corporate partnerships, foundation funding, annual giving, and events. You have successfully planned and delivered strategic fundraising and communications programs that align with organizational priorities. You are a strategic thinker that sees the connections between brand communications, public engagement and philanthropy. You have, personally, secured strategic-level philanthropic contributions from individual donors and foundations, and are committed to supporting donor stewardship to strengthening and deepening donor relationships and experiences. In relation to public affairs, you have contributed to, and/or have led thought leadership and advocacy activities as well as public campaigns or mobilizations and have provided leadership and support to mobilizing boards, committees, and senior volunteers in support of an organization’s goals. As a team leader, you foster and promote a highly collaborative environment, which is positive, flexible, and responsive. You are adept at managing a complex budget with competing interests, in a manner that both is financially sustainable and responsible. You are at ease presenting verbally and through written communications with varying audiences. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and be able to work confidently and proficiently in French. The ability to also communicate in Spanish is an asset.
The Executive Director will be based in Ottawa, Ontario, and candidates for the position must be able to work regularly in person at Cuso International’s main office. Flexible workplace policies also allow for temporary work arrangements from other locations, including Cuso International Country Offices. Occasional travel across Canada and internationally will also be required in this role.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Cuso International, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Noshina Choudhary ( or visit
Cuso International 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.
Cuso International and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith ( should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.