Executive Director, Resources and Strategic Planning

York University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Please Note: Applications for this posting will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Monday, July 30th, 2018.

Reporting to the Vice Provost Students (VPS), the Executive Director, Resources and Strategic Planning is the chief administrator of the Division. He/she is responsible for managing the full scope of divisional planning and oversight of large complex business operations within the DivisionÂ’s functional units. The Executive Director, Resources and Strategic Planning oversees and directs strategic management & planning, financial management, human resources management (including change management, benchmarking and professional development for staff), programmatic effectiveness, computing services, physical resources planning and management, and health & safety. The Executive Director serves on the Vice Provost StudentsÂ’ senior advisory team. The Division of Students is comprised of 18 departments, clustered into 9 units with approximately 385 staff including managers and unionized staff. The Division provides comprehensive services to support student success and engagement. Functional units include: Office of the Registrar: Registration, Student Financial Services, Admissions, Recruitment; Student Counseling & Development and Accessibility Services; Student Success: Advising Services, Student Success Strategies, Career Centre, Aboriginal and Mature Student Services, Student Engagement and First Year Experience; Student Relations: Office of Student Community Relations, Sexual Violence Centre; Athletics & Recreation; Residence Life; York International; Human Resources and Financial Resources.

A University degree is required. (MBA preferred) with specialization in Finance or Management; professional credentials (CGA, CA) would be an asset.

Minimum of 7-10 years of senior managerial and project management experience in a post-secondary environment including substantial exposure to decision making processes; an extensive knowledge of the academic environment; an understanding and application of the strategic planning process; policy development, approval and implementation; and experience in managing financial, human, and physical resources, including analysis, modelling and reporting. Experience in ABB-like (activity-based budgeting) and shared-services models is essential. Experience leading a team in an environment of change and managing staff in a unionized environment is also required.

Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and employment standards is required. Understanding and awareness of post-secondary education sector priorities and pressures, and knowledge and understanding of political trends (government enrolment, budget) to make effective decisions and/or recommendations regarding resource allocation. Ability to work effectively and achieve goals with a variety of constituent groups at all levels in a complex, political and diverse environment. The ability to empower, energize and motivate people within the Division to deliver their best in a consultative and collegial environment. Advanced experience in financial and human resources planning and control. Thorough knowledge of administrative and business policies and procedures to develop and oversee the functional areas of: Human Resources, Finance, Strategic Planning, Physical Resources, Computing and Health and Safety as well as a general understanding of Computing Services. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in order to prepare complex written documents and reports as well as presentations to both internal and external audiences. The ability to oversee the work of others set goals and priorities, lead, coach and develop staff and manage effective work teams. Ability to resolve conflict and remain calm in stressful situations of high volume and pressure. Ability to work with and build external partnerships between the University and key stakeholders.

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This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.