University of Regina – Vice-President (Administration)


University of Regina – Vice-President (Administration){


The opportunity

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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. 

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