Executive Director, Resources and Strategic Planning

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for an Executive Director, Resources and Strategic Planning to work with Vice-Provost Students for this exciting opportunity. 

Are you a senior management professional with project management experience in a post-secondary environment? Do you have an understanding and awareness of post-secondary education sector priorities, pressures and political trends? Do you have the ability to make effective decisions and/or recommendations regarding resource allocation? Do you possess the ability to empower, energize and motivate people to deliver their best in a consultative and collegial environment? Are you able to effectively resolve conflict and remain calm in stressful situations of high volume and pressure? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will be the chief administrator of the Division and will be responsible for managing the full scope of divisional planning and oversight of large complex business operations within the Division’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 Students’ 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.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A University degree is required, (MBA preferred) with specialization in Finance or Management; professional credentials (CGA, CA) would be an asset. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess a 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.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to www.yorku.ca/jobs and refer to posting# CPM-11247.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: http://hr.info.yorku.ca/benefits/


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