Huron University College – Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

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

Capitalize for Kids – Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 2013, Capitalize for KIDS’ (C4K) vision is for Canada to have the most efficient mental health care system in the world. To accomplish this goal, C4K works with Canadian kids’ mental health organizations to help solve their problems and co-create solutions that effectively build more capacity. Through funding from banks, asset managers, pension plans, family offices; the pro-bono support from partners such as Bain and Company, McKinsey & Co., MNP, Pemeco Consulting, RBC Strategy & Operations, Sia Partners, and The Boston Consulting Group; and from philanthropic donations, C4K brings together exceptionally talented professionals with capital commitments.

To accomplish this next phase of its development, C4K welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to a highly regarded Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all aspects of C4K including scaling the organization, business development, philanthropy, financial and human resources, and with developing the organization’s strategic plan. The CEO will be instrumental in guiding C4K’s annual “Investors Conference”, building on the success of its initiatives such as “The Bay Street Games”, and with needed fundraising capabilities to enhance C4K’s family office philanthropic program. As such, working with a dedicated and high caliber team, the CEO will envision new and further develop existing initiatives within the kids’ mental health sector; strengthen and develop relationships with senior executives at major financial institutions and family offices; and raise the profile of C4K’s respective initiatives through business development activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are committed to the aims and ethos of C4K and hold a desire to bring about positive change in the delivery of kids’ mental health services across Canada. You have a proven track record of securing funding, particularly through sponsorship and major gift activity, and an understanding of kids’ mental health issues, practices, and the provincial marketplaces, would be considered a strong asset. You are an experienced people leader who can enthuse, motivate, and develop a small team to deliver upon its goals through igniting people’s passion for the mission and vision of an organization. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and ideally are knowledgeable of, and familiar with, the capital markets industry. You are described as having the highest level of integrity and ethical behaviour, with personal drive and energy, and with the ability to interact with various groups of people, from children to government officials to senior executives, sponsors, and donors. You are at ease with public speaking and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Your experience with financial management and budget development skills are coupled with your strategic planning and change management skills. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and be located within a reasonable distance to work out of the Toronto head office.

To learn more about this unique and exciting leadership opportunity with Capitalize for Kids, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Capitalize for Kids 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.

Capitalize for Kids 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.

Brock University – Dean, Faculty of Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Music Schools of Toronto—Vice-President, Philanthropy

Community Music Schools of Toronto (CMST) is a registered charity that gives children and youth a rich and rewarding music and social education by removing the financial obstacle. For over 23 years CMST has seen that the study of music allows young people to flourish creatively, personally and academically, enriching their lives and future prospects. CMST’s students have access to some of Toronto’s best music teachers and a vast array of musical instruments and options. Students study everything from classical piano, strings, voice, brass, wind and percussion to electronic music, songwriting and recording. CMST also offers countless leadership opportunities through its Youth Committee and mentorship programs and provides employment experience for junior counsellors at its summer music camps. In addition to bringing music to kids in Regent Park and Jane Finch, CMST is also supporting music education for Indigenous students at Wandering Spirit School and young newcomers to Canada.
As CMST continues to evolve and expand, the school is looking to grow its fundraising capabilities. It is within this context that CMST welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice-President, Philanthropy.
Reporting to the Executive Director of CMST, this role has been created in support of a new strategic plan and will have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure the expansion of CMST’s contributions to the communities it serves. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will build, lead and execute all fundraising activities, with the goal of increasing CMST’s revenue and ensuring the School’s short-term and long-term financial stability. The Vice-President, Philanthropy in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Senior Leadership Team, will also guide the marketing and communications team’s strategy and deliverables, ensuring consistent branding for the School in all its online and printed materials including fund reports, the annual donor report and all forms of donor acknowledgment. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will maintain their own portfolio of donors while overseeing all staff and volunteer activities regarding the successful identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation prospects and donors, and government grants and funding proposals. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will recruit, mentor and supervise the team, providing coaching, feedback, professional development, and performance management. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will also attend Foundation Board meetings and ensure communications between the school and foundation are open and transparent, and lead efforts to identify, recruit, train, and support its volunteers as required. The Vice-President, Philanthropy must be a proven supporter of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, and will drive continuous organizational improvement as it relates to EDIA across all facets of the school.
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track record of soliciting transformative gifts, engaging in stewardship activities, and being a contributing member to a senior leadership team. You have experience managing annual and multi-year fundraising plans and have strong financial acuity and budget management experience. As a manager, you enjoy mentoring and coaching others, creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture, and developing and evaluating KPIs to promote your team’s growth and success. You are comfortable speaking to a wide range of stakeholders, including community partners, corporate leaders, various levels of government, and staff and volunteers. Experience working in support of a voluntary board of directors is considered an asset. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a CFRE certification is considered an asset.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CMST, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit www.griffithgroup.ca/cmst-vice-president-philanthropy/
CMST 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 any sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Community Music Schools of Toronto 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 this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Blakely – Fundraising Strategist

Blakely is a woman owned and led strategic fundraising and marketing agency that combines expertise with fresh thinking. Since its founding, Blakely has helped some of the largest, and smallest, non-profits drive results and change lives. While Blakely’s team of strategists, creators, analysts, and project managers have many backgrounds, they all share one ambition: to help non-profits achieve their goals. Blakely values transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity and believes in ideas over egos, guts over glory, collaboration over competition. 

It is within this context that Blakely is seeking applications and nominations for the appointment of its Fundraising Strategist.

Reporting to a Senior Fundraising Strategist, as an integral member of the Client Relationships team, the Fundraising Strategist serves as the account lead to Blakely clients. Working in partnership with an Account Manager and a Senior Fundraising Strategist, the Fundraising Strategist leads campaign planning and strategy implementation through the use of budgets, insights reporting, and digital-first, integrated campaign strategies.  Externally, the Fundraising Strategist represents Blakely at events, conferences, and client meetings and builds relationships across the sector. Internally, the Fundraising Strategist provides leadership through bringing together the creative, data, digital & print production teams to ensure strategy and delivery excellence, and supports the company’s vision, priorities, and long-term goals.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven fundraiser with experience developing direct marketing programs for not-for-profit organizations. You bring a depth of knowledge about integrated direct marketing and annual giving, including digitally integrated campaigns via email, paid media, video, and direct mail. You appreciate the role of data in fundraising programs and can analyze program performance and determine appropriate strategic priorities. You are at ease presenting to various sized audiences and have excellent relationship skills. You have managed multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines with a broad range of internal and external partners simultaneously. As such, you are able to think strategically about challenges while developing and executing plans in a fast-paced customer focused manner.

To learn more about this important leadership opportunity with Blakely, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision care, 3 weeks vacation plus an additional 9.5 Blakely days off (half day Fridays before each long weekend and the office is closed for one week at the end of December each year).

Location: This is a location flexible position. The successful candidate will be able to choose where they do their day-to-day work either from home or the Blakely office, located in Aurora, ON. This position can also be fully remote, and is considered remote if you live more than 150 kilometres from the Blakely office. For non-remote workers, there will be a requirement to come into the office occasionally for meetings and meet in person with clients as the role requires. For remote workers, there will be a requirement to come to the Blakely office for in-person meetings six times per calendar year, with reimbursement for travel based on Blakely’s policy.

As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, Blakely believes that its culture is its biggest competitive advantage. It provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Blakely 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 this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

OPSEU/SEFPO – Administrator, Employee Relations

OPSEU/SEFPO represents approximately 180,000 members across Ontario. They are full-and part-time workers, as diverse a group as you could imagine. OPSEU/SEFPO’s members work for the Ontario government, inside community colleges, for the LCBO, in the health care and education sectors, and they are employed in a wide range of community agencies within the broader public sector.
OPSEU/SEFPO has an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce that provides the highest level of service to its diverse membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s approximately 350 employees believe in the labour movement and stand at the frontlines to support and fight for what is right for the working people of Ontario. OPSEU/SEFPO’s exceptional team works across Ontario to organize new members, engage and represent the rights of its members in their workplaces and communities, negotiate collective agreements, advance health and safety, attend mediations and arbitrations, plan conferences and events, provide educational sessions, promote anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, address equity-related matters, draft communications, plan and execute campaigns, and the internal work that ensures the organization runs smoothly and efficiently so that OPSEU/SEFPO can service the membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s employees belong to two internal staff unions, the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU) and the Administrative Staff Union (ASU). OPSEU/SEFPO also have a small group of non-unionized employees that work in the Legal Services and Employee Relations Divisions, as well as in the senior leadership domain.
It is within this context that OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Administrator, Employee Relations (“Administrator”).
Reporting to the President, the Administrator is a member of the senior leadership team and provides sound advice to the President’s Office; represents OPSEU/SEFPO in all aspects of labour relations and human resources, including being the key voice in communicating to and connecting with the workforce; and is a role model for professional, kind and caring service for all staff and members. The Administrator will lead and oversee the accommodation/return-to-work process, hiring process, training and development, benefits and pension administration, collective bargaining, performance development and management, onboarding and orientation, career development, mentorship, staff-related programs and initiatives, policy development and implementation, workplace investigations, succession planning and collective agreement interpretation. The Administrator is also involved in defining and implementing the organization’s strategic vision and goals across the organization. The Administrator will work with the President’s Office and the Administrators across the organization to plan and direct organizational and systemic change, delivering results and meeting the goals of OPSEU/SEFPO, both as a union and as an employer who leads by example. The Administrator will lead consultation and provide direction on organizational design and change management initiatives that position the Union and the Employee Relations Division to improve operational effectiveness, and maintain a high-performing, diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce.
The Administrator will lead a team of Employee Relations/Labour Relations and Human Resource professionals. The Administrator will also work collaboratively with the two internal staff unions, establishing strong relationships with their leadership and the bargaining units as a whole, and ensuring strong and positive relations between senior management and staff with the goal to minimize use of the grievance/arbitration process. With OPSEU/SEFPO’s people at the heart of every decision, the Administrator will be invested in developing the staff of the union and will create and maintain a workplace where every employee feels a sense of belonging, can thrive, develop and succeed, translating into the highest level of service for OPSEU/SEFPO members. The Administrator will take a ‘whole-person’ approach to working with employees, and to all aspects of Employee Relations and Human Resources, and put employees first while designing, planning and implementing organizational workplace change initiatives through an equity lens.
The ideal candidate has proven leadership experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization, coupled with depth of experience in Employee Relations, Labour Relations and/or Human Resources. You have experience in complex unionized work environments, and experience with the collective bargaining process and negotiations, mediation, problem-solving and collaboration, and conflict management and resolution. You also have experience in change management, and knowledge relating to accommodations, return-to-work principles, collective agreement interpretation, workplace investigations, union principles and labour laws and jurisprudence. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the ability to foster an inclusive union culture; and recognize equity as an essential and core value. You have the ability to operationalize anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and employment equity practices, and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility programs, strategies and principles into all aspects of Employee Relations. You have sound judgement, strong people leadership, and communication and relationship building skills. A CHRP designation or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education is an asset. French-English bilingualism is also considered an asset.
While qualifications are important, OPSEU/SEFPO also recognizes that lived experience and other experiences that are unique to the individual and are not reflected in formal education or work experience, may render a candidate qualified for the position. If you do not meet the requirements outlined but feel that you have the experience and skills to excel in this position, please apply and share with us why you feel you are the ideal candidate for the position.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with OPSEU/SEFPO, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).
OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, 2SLGBTQ+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
OPSEU/SEFPO and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Toronto Metropolitan University – Vice-Provost, Academic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) – Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice

Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) have the education, ethics and experience to help guide the public, elected officials and the private sector on the journey to inspired communities. The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is the recognized voice of Ontario’s planning profession with over 4,600 members working in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development.

OPPI’s student members attend undergraduate and graduate planning programs at six accredited Ontario universities. Members must meet quality practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only full OPPI members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title Registered Professional Planner (or RPP).

OPPI welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice (“Director”). OPPI staff operate in a hybrid work environment; if the successful candidate resides outside of Ontario, OPPI can support a remote work model.

OPPI strongly encourages applications from members of Indigenous and racialized communities and all equity-deserving groups including Women, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

This position will act in concert with OPPI’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples’ and Aboriginal Title Rights, and resolutions to anti-Black racism and systemic racism and barriers to entry to the profession for equity-deserving groups. Reporting to the Executive Director of OPPI, the primary role of the Director is to implement the approved recommendations from OPPI’s 2019 Indigenous Planning Perspectives Task Force (IPPTF) and its 2021 Anti-Black Racism in Planning Task Force (ABRPTF). The Director will develop a strategy and budget outlining goals, metrics, priorities, and approach to implementation of IPPTF and ABRPTF recommendations over short -medium- and long-term. The Director will build upon OPPI’s existing efforts to design and implement new, actionable, and measurable initiatives that have the potential to create meaningful change within the planning profession and the Institute. Additionally, the Director will guide OPPI on DEI programs, policies, and initiatives in alignment with the OPPI Strategic Plan 2025 and ensure the goals and metrics of the Strategic Plans’ five strategic directions are achieved as it relates to DEI. Drawing from the OPPI’s Strategic Plan, the Director will provide customized guidance to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion into OPPI governance, practices, services, policies, and procedures.

The position will foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and inclusiveness with OPPI staff, members, volunteers, and the broader community to contribute to and benefit from efforts in reconciliation and social justice. The Director will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive planning community; connecting with industry and community leaders to promote collaborations, programs and training that will lead the planning profession and OPPI to this envisioned future. The Director will act as staff liaison and/or participate on internal and external committees; prepare regular reports to Council on progress; author articles, forum or blog posts, or facilitate webinars to engage in dialogue, plan continuous learning and industry events to bring people together, and keep the membership informed. They will, at times, advocate for changes to federal and provincial government legislation, planning practices, and public engagement. The Director will also identify and apply for research funding to advance inclusion initiatives with a goal to develop reports and guidebooks that inform planners and the planning community.

This appointment calls for a consensus builder with a growth mindset, and exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, mediation, and analytical skills. As the ideal candidate, you have progressive experience(s) in cross-cultural relationship building, policy development, project management, and facilitating large-scale and systems change. Lived experience of encountering and addressing complex equity, diversity, and human rights issues is strongly preferred. Candidates will have a record of successfully engaging with a diverse group of partners and Indigenous-knowledge-keepers to achieve targeted goals. You have proven experience in anti-oppression, equity, diversity, anti-racism, accessibility/UDL and inclusion frameworks including the ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas to support future planning and strategy. A lifelong learner, you have understanding of, and curiosity about, the legislative, socio-political, and legal frameworks related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization. The incumbent will have demonstrated experience successfully communicating with and educating a broad range of individuals on difficult and complex issues with empathy.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the OPPI, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

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

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) – Executive Director

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is Ontario’s academic library consortium, comprised of 21 libraries with a mission to “collaborate to enhance research supports and create rich learning environments for Ontario’s diverse and growing university population.” OCUL’s 50+ years of successful collaboration has positioned it as a leader in access to cutting-edge research and scholarly information services for over half a million students and employees at its member universities in the province. The role of OCUL has never been more important to Ontarians engaged in learning and research than now, and OCUL is poised for its next phase of growth and transformative collaboration.  

It is within this dynamic context that OCUL invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director. This appointment will commence July 2022, or soon after.  

Reporting to the Chair of the OCUL Executive Committee, the Executive Director (ED) oversees the organization’s staff, planning, administration and operations budget of over $5 million annually, and a content licensing budget of over $21 million annually. On behalf of the consortium, the ED sets programs, services and infrastructure, and oversees technology and service activities. The ED manages the OCUL staff team of seven, as well as a dotted line report from the leadership of the Scholars Portal unit of the University of Toronto Libraries, which provides core technology services to OCUL. The ED liaises regularly with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) on matters related to human resources administration, financial services and works within the legal, policy and procedural parameters of COU Holding Association Inc., which is the administrative employer of the ED and OCUL staff. The position also works closely with key leaders and subject experts located in OCUL member institutions to determine and advance the shared goals of members, while balancing their diverse needs and perspectives regarding OCUL’s successful programs and services.  

OCUL is a member-driven consortium with a history of innovation and leading-edge collaborative services to enhance learning and research for Ontarians. This appointment calls for exceptional interpersonal, cultural, and communication competencies, and the ability to proactively develop and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders at all levels.  

As the ideal candidate, you have experience in a university library, academic environment, relevant association or member-based organization with a collaborative leadership culture. Your tenure includes successful and progressive leadership roles, and experience in human resource management and advocacy to funding and government entities. You are skilled at effective budget development and fiscal management, and are adept at developing and implementing financial strategies, including cost sharing, budget sustainability and grant writing. You have experience with electronic resource license negotiations and familiarity with all aspects of electronic resource management practices. As a lifelong learner, you keep abreast of emerging issues, trends, and best practices affecting academic libraries and scholarly communication, providing you the confidence to articulate, advise, and contribute to national and international dialogues on behalf of OCUL. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and the ability, commitment, and motivation to help create and sustain a transparent and collaborative culture. Applicants must hold a degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies, or relevant equivalent postgraduate degree, or a postgraduate degree along with relevant experience.  

OCUL is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in equity, diversity, and inclusion. The organization and its members encourage applications from women, racialized/persons of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the community. 

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

OCUL is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with provincial guidelines, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Griffith Group and the OCUL throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

Visions of Science – Director of Development

Visions of Science (VOS) is entering a phase of exponential growth and building upon a vibrant culture of fundraising by creating a development department. VOS is a charitable organization committed to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) equity by intentionally supporting youth and communities who experience significant barriers to participation. It facilitates community-based youth engagement programs, provides support for families and educators, and advocates for equitable STEM education, and opportunity throughout the system. VOS believes that when youth understand the possibilities within STEM, they are empowered with the relevant skills and knowledge to be leaders in their communities, agents of change for society, and good stewards of the planet. The organization prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency of individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where VOS creates partnerships.  To learn more please visit: www.vosnl.org. 

It is within this context that VOS welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development (“Director”). Individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will build upon VOS’ already significant, successful donor cultivation and solicitation activities. A dynamic, detailed strategic plan, a complementary fundraising plan, and a Case for Support have just been developed. Using these resources, the Director will create the infrastructure required to support the CEO and Board of Directors in their ongoing fundraising efforts and will launch suitable new revenue generating initiatives.  

As the ideal candidate, you are a bold, detail-oriented individual with strong communication, organization and planning skills. You are passionate about improving the lives of youth within communities and advancing STEM equity by cultivating meaningful relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations. You bring experience in fundraising, demonstrated proficiency with a variety of revenue generating methods, and experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts of $25,000+. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree/diploma in a relevant field, and a CFRE designation is considered an asset.  

To  explore this opportunity to drive transformation change through fundraising at Visions of Science, please contact Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca) or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca). 

Salary Range: $80,000 – 115,000, commensurate with experience; a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental; Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (GRRSP) matching contributions; paid vacation PLUS 2 weeks paid office closure for winter holidays; “Flexible Fridays” year round; and Executive coaching for Senior leadership team members.

Location: The role is based in the Toronto office and allows for remote work. 

Visions of Science welcomes 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.  Because VOS prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency to individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where it partners, individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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 and Visions of Science 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