Vice-President, Administration

Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a vibrant and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful world renown natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. The University’s strategic plan approved by the Senate and Board informs the strategic priorities and vision of the institution for the coming years. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning and the student experience as well as strong university-community engagement and is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research along with a growing national prominence in research, scholarly and creative activities.  Brock has been on a strong growth and development trajectory and the Vice-President, Administration, will contribute to this vibrant university as part of a dynamic and high caliber team. 

Brock University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President, Administration.  

Reporting to President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gervan Fearon, the Vice-President, Administration (VP-A) is a member of the University’s senior administrative team. The VP-A promotes and champions the financial sustainability, technological advancement and operational effectiveness of the University and its academic mission and strategic priorities. The VP-A provides vision, leadership and support in all aspects of Brock’s financial resources management, information technology infrastructure, and also oversees the management of the university’s facilities and physical infrastructure. The position works with various stakeholders across the University including, but not limited to, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Vice-President, Research, Associate Vice-President, Advancement and External Relations, and in support of the academy, research, the student experience, and community engagement and partnership goals. As well, this position is responsible for developing an Administrative, Technology and Infrastructure Strategic Plan as well as coordinating the financial sustainability plan, policies and practices that are in alignment with the overall Institutional Strategic Plan and priorities of the University. The Vice-President, Administration’s team includes four Associate Vice-Presidents for Finance, Infrastructure, Ancillary Services and IT, as well as the Director of Campus Security.  

This appointment calls for candidates with a proven record of administrative leadership, coupled with extensive experience leading the financial and technology strategy of a large, complex organization. The ideal candidate brings experience leading broad and complex change initiatives; experience leading financial management and investment management practices, methods and strategies; and is familiar with the development and implementation of technology infrastructure and systems.  

Candidates should be able to demonstrate success of hiring, retaining, developing, and advancing employees underrepresented in their sector; skilled cultural competence in their leadership skills and working relations; as well as experience creating inclusive working environments. 

Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree. A Master’s level degree or higher is preferred. The leadership style and attributes which will benefit the successful candidate include being highly organized with superb attention to detail, collaborative and collegial, and a strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills.  

To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with Brock University, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith and Sam Walton at:  

Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Leaders International and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.