University of Saskatchewan Interim Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement Temporary in Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

Branch Saskatoon SK CA

Interim Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement
Saskatoon, SK

Candidates will possess relevant credentials and accreditations; The University of Saskatchewan community includes over 20,000 students, 7,500 faculty and staff…

The picturesque and historic University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The U of S strives to create an environment of collaboration, innovation and discovery and be recognized as a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. The University of Saskatchewan community includes over 20,000 students, 7,500 faculty and staff, and more than 150,000 alumni, supporters and partners throughout Canada and the world.

The U of S is a centre of excellence for education, research and service. Its 17 colleges and schools offer a wide array of discipline-based, interdisciplinary and professional programs. Propelled by its people and a strong capacity for innovation, the U of S is the province’s major research institution and its only medical doctoral university. A member of the U15 (Canada’s top research-intensive universities), the U of S is known for its six signature areas of research —Aboriginal Peoples, Agriculture, Energy and Mineral Resources, One Health, Synchrotron Sciences, and Water Security .

The Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement (VPACE) leads the mission of advancement and community engagement: To ensure that the University of Saskatchewan has the reputation, relationships and resources necessary to take its place among the most distinguished universities in Canada and the world .

The VPACE is a key member of the University’s senior leadership team. As a member of the President’s Executive Committee, the Vice President plays a central role in defining and achieving the institution’s strategic directions.

The VPACE reports to the President and provides leadership and oversight of the university’s advancement and community engagement programs including Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Community Outreach and Engagement, Development, Finance and Trusts, First Nations & Métis Engagement, and Marketing and Communications. The environment is demanding with finite resources, where potential issues and challenges often compete with priorities and demands. The work is complex and the relationships formed and decisions required of the VPACE are critical to the University. The VPACE interacts with a wide range of internal and external academic and administrative stakeholders including senior university officials, the Board, faculty, students, staff, alumni, media, donors, arts and business, foundations, government and volunteers.

The University seeks an accomplished, strong and influential leader with at least 15 years of progressive experience, preferably in an academic setting with relevant experience at a senior leadership level. The incumbent will bring to the role a proven track record in their career and demonstrated success in building a vision and inspiring people to achieve exemplary performance. Candidates will possess relevant credentials and accreditations; an advanced degree is required.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact 403-410-6700 or [email protected] .

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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