Vice-President, Administration and Finance

Thompson Rivers University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-01-30

Thompson Rivers University

An "overnight sensation" after 40 years of college and university college development, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has an excellent reputation for innovation and progress. Now a member of the Research University Council of British Columbia, TRU is bringing teaching, scholarly activities and research, creative practice and innovation together to deliver research informed learning in over 40 degree options and 50 diploma and certificate programs. With Masters degree programs in Business Administration, Education, and Environmental Science, TRU continues to build graduate learning and knowledge creation. In 2010, TRU opened Canada's first new Law School in over 30 years. Currently TRU enrolls more than 25,000 students including an on-campus student population of over 14,000 and a further 11,000 in open and distance education in its Open Learning division. The campus is physically striking with its student friendly, award winning architecture, and is intellectually and culturally stimulating with its vibrant and diverse domestic, first nations and international student population.

Reporting to the President and collaborating with vice-presidents, deans, directors and others across campus, the Vice-President, Administration and Finance has a wide-ranging and challenging portfolio. With responsibility for the University's financial, human resources, IT services, facilities, ancillary services, athletics and recreation as well as capital projects the Vice-President, Administration and Finance plays a key role in the overall leadership of TRU serving the best interests of the University and its many stakeholder groups.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of the portfolio areas, and experience at a senior level within a complex public-sector environment. The ability to innovate analytically and creatively in support of the University's principles and modern vision, and to connect with the academic community at all levels, is essential. Candidates should possess a graduate degree, preferably with advanced training in one of the portfolio areas. A combination of formal training and experience in keeping with the senior level of the role will be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.

Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity,
please call Maureen MacLean or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005
or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees


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