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Vice President, Finance and Operations

Category: Senior Administration

Concordia University of Edmonton is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good.  Concordia University of Edmonton has played an important role in Alberta’s educational history since 1921.  In 1987, Concordia University of Edmonton began awarding undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences.  Today, we offer over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science, and Management, two after-degree programs, three masters degrees, and several graduate certificates and diplomas.

Reporting to the President and Vice Chancellor and in collaboration with colleagues across the campus, the Vice President, Finance and Operations is responsible for the administrative leadership, management, and oversight of the University’s Finance and Operations. The incumbent provides comprehensive leadership to ensure that the University budget, campus capital planning efforts, risk management and safety policies, and resource acquisition and use, all support the University’s strategic plan and mission.  The Vice President is a member of the President’s Executive Council and is responsible for providing the campus community with high quality support services and provides leadership and guidance for the approximately 50 employees who make up the following units: Campus Bookstore; Custodial Services and Security; Financial Services; Food Services; Human Resources; Information Technology Services; Legal Services; and Plant Operations.

Ideal candidates will have strong analytic skills, experience in communicating effectively, and the ability to build strong university-wide working teams with faculty, staff, students, and administrators.  Applicants should have current or prior senior level experience in the post-secondary, public, or not-for-profit arenas, coupled with experience in capital project planning.  Preference will be shown to candidates who possess a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.  A master’s or doctorate degree is considered an asset.

The incumbent must be dedicated to creating and supporting a workplace committed to collaboration, teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To review this opportunity, please visit Boyden at https://www.boyden.ca/canada/opportunities/vice-president-finance-and-operations-11846866/index.html.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden at 403-410-6700, or forward your cover letter and CV in confidence to opportunities@boyden.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.