Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

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Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, St. Thomas University is a small, primarily undergraduate university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education. Its liberal arts offerings include more than 25 programs in the humanities and social sciences, and its Bachelor of Arts is complemented by post-graduate professional degree programs in education and social work.  St. Thomas is known for its sensitivity to the needs of individual students, concern for social issues and interaction with the community beyond the campus. A very strong sense of community unites its alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends.


With a full-time enrolment of approximately 1,800, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education and Social Work degrees, the latter including a new Masters. Its more than 180 full and part-time faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds three Canada Research Chairs and a New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair.


The Vice-President (Finance and Administration) reports to the President and Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and stewardship of non-academic functions including: financial services; human resources; information technology; capital, space, and facilities; athletics; campus services; and risk management. The Vice-President is a member of the senior management team, providing insight on financial strategies, financial management and funding opportunities, and is an observer on the Board of Governors.


As the ideal candidate, you are a proven leader, financial advisor, and manager with a reputation for fostering organizational and individual development. You have a post-secondary degree complimented by a professional accounting designation or Masters degree coupled with significant senior leadership team experience within a publicly accountable or academic environment. You understand university structure and governance, appreciate and respect academic culture and are experienced at managing within the parameters of collective agreements. You have experience in leading within a complex, unionized environment and experience with a diverse portfolio of functions and embrace a service and solutions-based focus. You thrive in a collegial team context and bring a consultative, consensus-building approach to decision-making.


The land on which St. Thomas University is located is the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, / Maliseet whose ancestors along with the Mi’Kmaq and Passamaquoddy Nations signed Peace and Friendship Treaties with the British Crown in the 1700s.


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


 St. Thomas University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named below.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon a candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical or religious exemption).  


If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Jennie Massey, Partner at or Claire Holt, Executive Search Consultant at, or submit your application online at: