CanadaHelps – President and Chief Executive Officer

CanadaHelps is a dynamic, fast growing, technology-driven charitable organization with the mission of increasing charitable giving in Canada. Since its founding in 2000, CanadaHelps has helped over 3 million Canadians donate over $2.2 billion to Canadian charities. Since 2013, it has gone through a period of rapid, double-digit growth, increasing its staff complement to 115FTE, enabling it to process approximately one third of all online giving in Canada (~$450M annually). CanadaHelps is the Canadian leader in online giving and continues to internally develop and promote innovative giving solutions for Canadian charities and donors. It has a nimble and entrepreneurial culture with passionate and engaged staff. It employs a hybrid office model. The head office is located in downtown Toronto, with a second office in Vancouver.
It is within this context that CanadaHelps welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its President & Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will drive further growth of the organization so that CanadaHelps continues to achieve its mission with vigor and urgency. The President & CEO will advance the mission of the organization externally through original thought leadership, advocacy, community involvement within the charitable sector, and acting as a primary spokesperson on behalf of the organization. Internally the President & CEO will anticipate technology and donation trends and their impacts, based on sound analysis, and devise strategies to advance the mission through rapid change. The President & CEO will lead the organization through the successful execution of the strategic and operational plans, particularly in software development, managing risk and ensuring wise allocation of resources. The President & CEO leads a senior executive team that manages the daily operations of the organization in a high-performance, entrepreneurial culture across a group of diverse and talented individuals.
As the ideal candidate, you have a successful track record in senior leadership roles along with growing results in a technologically focused, dynamic, and highly competitive environment. You have a strong commitment to CanadaHelps’ mission and values and understand the complexities of ecommerce and its application to charities and donors. You understand and have employed best practices in managing software development. You have exceptional financial and business acumen, a track record of innovation and growth, and ideally, experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors. You are a future-focused leader with a start-up mindset, a strong sense of urgency and an understanding of how to compete in a fast-changing environment. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and the necessary cultural competencies to lead a multi-generational, culturally diverse workforce. As a key spokesperson for CanadaHelps, the successful candidate should be comfortable with presentations, media, and public relations. Knowledge of the charitable sector and the charitable regulatory framework is an asset. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized post secondary institution, and an MBA or relevant Master’s degree is considered an asset.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with CanadaHelps, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

CanadaHelps 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.
CanadaHelps is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.

University of Manitoba – Associate Vice-President, Human Resources

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

Executive Director, Academic – Red River College

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

Vice-President (Administration) – University of Manitoba

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President (Administration) is the chief administrative officer for the University, responsible for providing leadership in all administrative areas including the financial, business, and investment interests of the University.