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

Saint Mary’s University acknowledges that the University is located on the traditional land of the Mi’kmaq Nation. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725.
One of Atlantic Canada’s largest universities, Saint Mary’s is ranked as one of Canada’s top-10 primarily undergraduate schools. Its faculty are recognized for their teaching and research excellence and for their commitment to community engagement. This has led to a dramatic rise in research funding, through Canada Research Chairs, major external partnerships, and provincial and federal investment. Sponsored research funding at Saint Mary’s has increased by 38% in the last 5 years. In 2021, Saint Mary’s was ranked 2nd in Nova Scotia for sponsored research income, and the University is among the top three universities in Atlantic Canada for sponsored research income within its category of “universities with mainly undergraduate programs.”
Situated in Halifax’s beautiful South End, Saint Mary’s is home to more than 7,000 students from over 115 countries and has over 53,000 alumni worldwide. Its faculty and staff are focused on ensuring a supportive and progressive working environment. As an institution, the University is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Community engagement is a pillar of the University’s academic mission, and it invests in communities through local partnerships, distance learning, and direct program support.
It is within this context that Saint Mary’s University welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Associate Vice-President Enrolment Management and Registrar (“AVP EM&R”).
Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the AVP EM&R provides senior leadership to all key aspects of the enrolment management strategy for Saint Mary’s University, including recruitment, admissions, registrarial services, the academic discipline office, as well as the coordination of conversion and retention initiatives and academic advising. This position cooperates and consults with all Faculties, Deans, Librarian and Associate Deans, and with units such as Student Affairs and Services, The Studio for Teaching and Learning, Enterprise Information Technology, and Institutional Analysis will be a key aspect of the role. The AVP EM&R will also be University Registrar and will assume the responsibility vested in that office under the Saint Mary’s Act, including ex officio membership on Senate. Duties will include representing the Vice President, Academic and Research on key committees, such as Strategic Enrolment Management, Senate Curriculum and the Academic Regulations Committee. The AVP EM&R provides oversight, direction and support to the following units: Recruitment and Marketing, Student Systems and Strategic Projects and, as University Registrar: Admissions, the Student Service Centre (including Financial Aid and Awards), Student Records and Convocation.
The AVP EM&R is responsible for the continuous development, implementation and monitoring of the Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan within the context of the Strategic Academic Plan and develops assessment tools to ensure objectives are being achieved. This position Co-Chairs the SEM Steering Committee, and provides oversight to the various strategic enrolment committees, sub-committees and working teams. The AVP EM&R promotes and supports faculty level SEM initiatives through consultation and collaboration, support for innovative programming and accurate and useful data. The AVP EM&R also serves as the University’s official liaison with law enforcement agencies on issues related to students, as appropriate, and consults with the University’s solicitors to ensure existing policies, procedures and regulations do not contravene provincial and national legislation.
As the ideal candidate, you have relevant administrative experience in a post secondary institution at a senior level, and a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, strategic enrolment management. You also have a thorough understanding of the use of information technology as an effective management tool. You have proven project management skills and relationship building skills. You have the skills to ensure that the academic integrity of the university is maintained through the development, implementation, and updating of university academic regulations. You are collaborative, demonstrate vision, inspire confidence, encourage participation, and instill enthusiasm. You create a positive and inclusive work culture that is student-centered and welcoming to a diverse and intersectional community. Candidates will normally be expected to hold a doctoral degree, but those with an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
To apply or explore this leadership position at Saint Mary’s University further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca ) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca ) or visit XXXXXXX
At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Mount Saint Vincent University – Vice-President, Administration

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

Mount Saint Vincent University – Vice-President Academic and Provost

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

Acadia University – Vice President, Advancement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Saint Vincent University – President and Vice Chancellor

Located in Mi’kma’ki the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.

MSVU is made up of nearly 4,300 students (representing 64 countries), 550 faculty and staff, and more than 34,000 alumni. Its research centres provide unique learning opportunities for students while facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, literacy, childhood development, and more. Faculty members and departments offer early access to hands-on research opportunities enabling both graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their education by working alongside forward-thinking researchers. As a university committed to scholarship that nurtures global citizenship, leadership, and promotes the advancement of women, MSVU seeks to enhance and enrich its models of teaching and research. MSVU’s strategic plan “Strength Through Community” speaks to its research and scholarly work, its respect for cultural diversity, and its deep commitment to community engagement. It is within this context that MSVU invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next President and Vice Chancellor (“the President”) commencing July 1 2022, or soon after.

Reporting to the Board of Governors, and in cooperation with other senior officers of the University, the President exercises effective leadership to implement the vision and the mission of the University as described in the strategic plan. As Chair of Senate and in collaboration with the Vice President Academic and Provost, the President establishes academic direction consistent with the University’s mission and ensures that the University’s academic objectives are achieved within a quality framework. The President is accountable for the operational and fiscal management of the University, and in conjunction with the Vice President Academic and Provost and the Vice President Administration, ensures that available resources are appropriately budgeted for and allocated in accordance with the University’s strategic plan. Externally, the President serves as a champion of the University’s advancement and fundraising initiatives, and they effectively advocate and serve as an ambassador and representative for MSVU. The President provides strategic leadership; enhances the University’s commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; and advances the University’s commitment to reconciliation and Indigenization.

MSVU’s next President and Vice Chancellor is an accomplished scholar, teacher, researcher, is a proven leader, has a strong track record of senior academic and administrative experience, and holds a PhD, or terminal degree. Your experience includes working in a complex institution with rigorous standards and accreditations associated with an academic institution and the appropriate level of financial management skills to manage the large budget of the University. You are an excellent communicator and relationship builder who fosters a collegial and collaborative culture that attracts, retains, and ensures success of students, faculty and staff. Colleagues and peers describe you as a values-based, student-centric, community-engaged visionary, and an inclusive leader. You have high integrity and an unwavering commitment to and demonstrated ability to advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. MSVU was established by women for women and that legacy is a source of pride. So candidates must embrace feminism and support the advancement of women and social justice.

To apply or explore this Presidential opportunity with Mount Saint Vincent University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of its campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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

Mount Saint Vincent University – Associate Vice-President Student Experience

Located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.

MSVU is made up of nearly 4,300 students (representing 64 countries), 550 faculty and staff, and more than 34,000 alumni. Its research centres provide unique learning opportunities for students while facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, literacy, childhood development, and more. Faculty members and departments offer early access to hands-on research opportunities enabling both graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their education by working alongside forward-thinking researchers. As a university committed to scholarship that nurtures global citizenship, leadership, and promotes the advancement of women, MSVU seeks to enhance and enrich its models of teaching and research. MSVU’s strategic plan “Strength Through Community” speaks to its research and scholarly work, its respect for cultural diversity, and its deep commitment to community engagement.

It is within this context that MSVU invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Associate Vice-President Student Experience.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Associate Vice-President Student Experience (“AVPSE”) is a key member of MSVU’s leadership team and plays an instrumental role in achieving the goals of the University’s strategic and academic plans. The AVPSE strategically oversees important University services, including accessibility services and academic advising. Sexual violence prevention and providing a trauma-informed, survivor-centered response is a fundamental part of the AVPSE’s portfolio. The APVSE also oversees University departments and individuals concerned with the life of students outside the classroom, including athletics and recreation, counselling services, health and wellness, student housing, international education, and support for underrepresented student populations including Aboriginal students and students of African descent. The AVPSE works closely with students, faculty, and staff and with other members of the senior administration team. As the University spokesperson on issues related to the portfolio of student life/experience, the AVPSE represents a number of internal and external bodies and committees. Working collaboratively with other members of the Senior Executive Team, the AVPSE provides leadership and ensures success for enrolment and retention management activities of the University. Within areas of responsibility, the AVPSE monitors budgets and provides leadership for budget planning, ensuring units are adequately resourced and operating within budget. The AVPSE inspires a group of dedicated student service professionals at MSVU and continually seeks ways to improve the student experience at MSVU. They identify new opportunities and initiatives and implement programs focused on student development and wellbeing. A champion of EDIA, the AVPSE will work to ensure an inclusive environment where all students have a strong sense of belonging and support.

MSVU seeks a leader who is passionate about student success and services and who is well informed on the portfolio’s current trends and best practices. Excellent interpersonal, intercultural, and communication skills are required. The ideal candidate brings progressive leadership experience in student services gained from within a similarly complex academic institution. The successful candidate must hold a graduate-level degree. Your leadership experience includes managing and inspiring a team, budget planning and management, and the development and delivery of programs focused on student experience. The incumbent must have a successful track record of positive and inclusive student-centred initiatives, along with the ability to interact and work closely with, and relate to, students and student groups. You have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Your enthusiastic and consultative leadership style reflects the values of collegial governance, collaboration, transparency, and accountability, along with a clear commitment to the values of MSVU.

To apply or explore this Associate Vice-President, Student Experience opportunity with Mount Saint Vincent University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of its campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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

Dean, Faculty of Science – Saint Mary’s University

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean of Science is the Faculty’s lead academic and administrative officer, and a key member of the university’s senior leadership team. The Dean of Science promotes excellence in teaching and learning, the student experience, and research activities, all while overseeing the Faculty of Science’s financial operations, advancement activities, and community relations and partnerships. The Dean will advocate for and promote the interests of the Faculty of Science and foster a collegial, innovative, and inclusive environment in which world-class research, excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish, and where students, faculty and staff thrive.

Dean, Faculty of Arts – Saint Mary’s University

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean of Arts is the Faculty’s lead academic and administrative officer, and a key member of the university’s senior leadership team. The Dean of Arts promotes excellence in teaching and learning, the student experience, and research activities, all while overseeing the Faculty’s financial operations, advancement activities, and community relations and partnerships. The Dean will advocate for and promote the interests of humanities and social sciences and foster a collegial, innovative, and inclusive environment in which world-class research, excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish, and where students, faculty and staff thrive.