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Vice-President, Finance & Operations

Employment Group List: 
Executive
Posting Type: 
External
Job Posting Number: 
2021-11-15
Closing Date: 
31/12/2021 - 4:30pm
 
 
The University of Windsor (UWindsor) is a globally relevant, regionally focused University that welcomes over 16,000 students in a range of comprehensive and research-intensive graduate and undergraduate programs. With strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff, UWindsor supports the pursuit of excellence across all their faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery. Located at the busiest intersection between Canada and the United States, UWindsor plays a vital role in the future of the region and the province of Ontario. The University is a key player in a wide range of distinctive industrial, entrepreneurial, and cultural activities throughout the City of Windsor and Essex County, and in an evolving network of international academic and industrial partnerships, particularly with leading American universities in Michigan. 
 
Reporting to and acting as a key advisor to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President, Finance & Operations provides sound and progressive management of key areas including finance, treasury, planning, facilities, legal, campus and facilities services, and compliance. The Vice-President serves as chief financial officer and plays a key role on the executive team in planning for capital and operational needs. With responsibility for preparation of the University’s annual operating budget, the Vice-President facilitates budget and resource allocations to achieve the University’s academic mission and strategic priorities. They also liaise with government and key institutional, business, and private partners, and represent the University locally, regionally, and nationally through participation in university and community organizations.  
 
The Vice-President will also serve as a key executive resource to the University’s Board of Governors and, working with the President, will provide information, advice, and support to the Board as a whole, and to key committees of the Board.  
 
UWindsor is seeking an experienced and seasoned leader. Exposure to most of the functions in the portfolio is important, as are particular strengths in collaborative leadership, and change management and implementation. A strategic leader, the Vice-President must be an experienced administrator and communicator, who is accustomed to delivering excellence and working collaboratively and collegially with a wide variety of stakeholders and community members. A consultative leadership style, strong service orientation, bias for action, and an approach that earns trust and respect are essential.  
 
UWindsor is a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in their teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify DHR International at uwindsorvpfo@dhrglobal.com. Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (https://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  
 
UWindsor is partnering with the executive search firm, DHR International on this important search. All deliberations of the Vice-President, Finance & Operations Search Committee will be conducted with full confidentiality for all candidates. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a Curriculum Vitae, a summary of relevant accomplishments, and a letter of interest to uwindsorvpfo@dhrglobal.com by December 31, 2021. 
 
To learn more about this exciting opportunity please view the full position specification.