Senior Executive Officer (Brantford Campus)

Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose, Wilfrid Laurier University is an extraordinary institution with a unique ability to combine teaching and research excellence with a vibrant sense of community and social engagement. In 1999, Laurier opened its Brantford campus, which today employs over 200 faculty and staff and serves over 3000 students, on a thriving and vibrant campus in Brantford’s historical downtown core. Laurier’s Brantford campus is a shining example of interdisciplinary learning and programming within liberal arts, human and social sciences, business technology management and social work and of the power of education to revitalize a community.

As the Senior Executive Officer (Brantford Campus) and the President’s senior representative in Brantford, you have two core functions: work with academic and administrative leaders to support opportunities and strategies that advance Laurier’s strategic priorities and mission, and build strong relationships with the Brantford campus’s partners and stakeholders. You are, in essence, a bridge -- you link the University to the City of Brantford, the communities of the surrounding region, and Indigenous communities including Six Nations and Mississauga of the Credit; you support academic and administrative leaders on campus and help strengthen the connection with their colleagues on other campuses; you support the vibrant partnerships of Laurier with other post-secondary education providers; and you seek new avenues to grow and advance Laurier’s excellence and differentiated approach to post-secondary education.

As the ideal candidate, you are a confident, influential, collaborative, consensus-building and supportive leader. Throughout your career, you have built relationships founded on trust and respect.  You have the reputation, good judgement, and communications skills to offer senior-level leadership on campus, at the executive table, and with partner communities.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Margaret Vanwyck in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at or submit your resume and related information online by March 8th, 2019 to

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility at

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