University of Regina – Vice-President (Administration)

The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the ancestral territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.

With its main and College Avenue campuses located next to Wascana Lake in the heart of Regina’s idyllic Wascana Park, and with a vibrant campus located in Saskatoon, the University of Regina is a dynamic provincial institution that has an established reputation for innovative programming and research excellence. The University of Regina, including its three Federated Colleges, Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College, has more than 2,500 faculty and staff, including almost 500 tenured or tenure-track faculty, and more than 16,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in 10 faculties and 24 academic departments. Collectively, they form a diverse community devoted to research, teaching, scholarship, and social responsibility.

It is within this context that the University of Regina invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Vice-President (Administration).

The University of Regina is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the communities it serves. The University encourages applications from members of equity-deserving groups such as Indigenous peoples including First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit peoples; racialized/ persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women and people from gender and sexually diverse groups.

Reporting to President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Jeff Keshen, the Vice-President (Administration) is a member of the University Executive Team. The Vice-President leads a diverse team across a broad portfolio including Financial Services, Information Technology, Facilities, Ancillary Operations, and oversees the development of the University’s budget and campus masterplan. The Vice-President provides strategic administrative leadership for the stewardship of all aspects of the University’s financial and operational services, develops financial objectives that support academic and institutional priorities, and has oversight for all Information Technology activities that contribute to planning, creating and aligning with student service priorities. As the Vice-President is the spokesperson for all financial and operational information to both internal and external audiences, they must communicate with clarity and ensure that there are strong bridges between the Vice-President’s team and all other areas of the University.

As the ideal candidate for the Vice-President (Administration) role, you are an evidence-informed decision-maker with extensive experience overseeing a broad range of administrative and financial functions, including budgeting, strategic and financial planning, economic forecasting, and resource allocation. You have experience working in complex and unionized organizations, ideally in the post-secondary sector. You are adept with recommending and implementing improvements to systems and processes for efficiencies and effectiveness. You are committed to the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and honesty, and you are prepared to make principled, and sometimes, difficult decisions. As a leader, you build teams based on trust and mutual respect, and a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion that is characterized by constructive dialogue. The University’s incoming Vice-President works with the President and other members of the University Executive Team to advance systemic institution-wide Indigenous initiatives and further efforts in response to the calls to action voiced by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. You foster a shared sense of vision and a commitment to ensure that decisions and processes will be aligned with the University’s student-centered mission and advance key themes of the 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan, entitled All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional designations.

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

The University or Regina is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with provincial guidelines, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Griffith Group and the University of Regina throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
UFV is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. Founded in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, UFV achieved university status in 2008 and from its inception has been a student-centred institution and dedicated partner in the Fraser Valley’s social, cultural, economic, and sustainable development. It has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, and a presence in Chandigarh, India. UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes allow students to get to know instructors and learn in a supportive and enriching environment with an abundance of opportunities for practical experience. UFV offers more than 100 programs, including three master’s degrees, 21 bachelor’s degrees with majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 35 subject areas, four graduate certificates, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. UFV has nearly 46,000 alumni, 15,000 current students, and 1,300 employees. To learn more about working at UFV, please watch the following video: Why Not Both.

As one of BC’s top employers for the past eight consecutive years, UFV is in one of the most vibrant and diverse communities in British Columbia and is driving distance to the beautiful city of Vancouver. In 2021, UFV launched a new integrated strategic plan titled IYAQAWTWX (House of Transformation). Grounded in UFV’s core values of integrity, inclusivity, community, and excellence, the plan defines the strategic goals and imperatives UFV will integrate into all activities to transform its work and carry out its mission of engaging learners, transforming lives, and building community.

It is within this context that UFV welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Vice President, Community Engagement (“Vice President”).

Reporting to the President and working closely with other members of UFV’s senior executive team, the Vice President provides vision and leadership to internal and external constituents to advance UFV’s vision, mission, and integrated strategic plan. The role holds primary responsibility for planning and programming related to marketing, communications, university advancement, alumni engagement, community engagement, and ceremonies and events. Strongly connected to diverse internal and external communities, the Vice President is responsive to those communities through relationship‐building, strategic communications, and partnerships. In all, the Vice President is focused on UFV’s commitment to excellence in postsecondary education by identifying ways to maintain and enhance the university’s reputation and partnerships locally, provincially, and beyond.

As the ideal candidate, you have significant strategic leadership experience and business acumen gained through related experiences in your career. Your progressive career path includes senior management accountabilities, preferably in a unionized public sector environment. As a high-integrity leader, you build a team culture that is collaborative, agile, responsive, empowering, and supportive of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and supporting Indigenous peoples through the TRC’s Calls to Actions to decolonize academic institutions. You bring a depth of experience in major gift fundraising, stewardship and relationship building through public and private philanthropic activities, and developing and implementing organizational marketing and communications strategies. You demonstrate a proven record of forging strong relationships with cross‐functional teams and external stakeholders, with building internal and external support for strategic goals and objectives, and with developing and executing strategic plans. Applicants for this position will hold a Master’s degree; however an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

To explore this opportunity please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

UFV welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and UFV 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

University of Regina – Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the ancestral territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.

With its main and College Avenue campuses located next to Wascana Lake in the heart of Regina’s idyllic Wascana Park, and with a vibrant campus located in Saskatoon, the University of Regina is a dynamic provincial institution that has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programming. The University of Regina, including its three Federated Colleges, Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College, has more than 2,500 faculty and staff, including almost 500 tenured or tenure-track faculty, and more than 16,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in 10 faculties and 24 academic departments. Collectively, they form a diverse community devoted to research, teaching, scholarship, and social responsibility.

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

The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the chief academic officer of the University and provides leadership in administering undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and fostering and encouraging excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. The successful candidate will report directly to a new and innovative President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Jeff Keshen, and partner with him and the leadership team to advance key themes of the 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan, entitled All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak. The incoming Provost will provide strong leadership and vision for the academic community, working in close partnership with the Deans to develop innovative strategies that help address many of the institution’s most pressing challenges. Partnering with the President, the Provost will animate and inspire a strong collective commitment to academic innovation, faculty and student research, student learning, community-focused service, diversity, and sustainability. With guidance from the Associate Vice President (Indigenous Engagement) and other key partners and stakeholders, they will oversee and ensure the continuing support of Indigenous students and Indigenous community engagement. Through the Associate Vice-President (Academic), the Provost’s Office also is the liaison between the University, the Gabriel Dumont Institute, the Saskatchewan Police College, and the Regional Colleges. As a member of the University Executive Team, the Provost contributes significantly to the overall strategic and operational leadership of the University. This includes helping manage the fiscal resources and budgetary processes within the University’s academic units.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader who has a demonstrated ability to gain support from diverse constituents when making decisions, and who can effectively manage and improve processes that align with the University’s mission and objectives. The successful candidate will be a leader who can foster a University-wide culture of equity, diversity and inclusion that is characterized by constructive dialogue. They should be a seasoned leader able to motivate the academy to work together in addressing the impact of a pandemic and the resulting challenges it poses for the University. The Provost will have an authentic, engaging interpersonal style and will empower the Deans to create opportunities for the University to advance in its development. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to strategically contribute to the annual budgeting process to ensure appropriate financial resources are available to support the academic goals of the University and strategic objectives of the Faculties. Prior academic administrative leadership experience and a successful record of academic research and scholarship are required to offer this blend of leadership. As chief academic officer, the Provost is expected to lead and strengthen shared governance with faculty members to develop academic programs and foster a culture of outstanding research, scholarship, and creative practice. Candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree, and the requisite scholarship and teaching experience for an appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of Regina.

The University of Regina is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the communities it serves. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and encourage all applicants – including those belonging to the Canadian employment equity groups of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, Indigenous persons, and individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation – to self-identify as appropriate.

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

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