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York University

Vice-President, Finance and Administration



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Finance and Administration

Toronto, Ontario

Founded in 1959, Canada’s third-largest university is a vibrant, richly diverse community of 46,400 undergraduate students, 5,900 graduate students, 7,000 faculty and staff and 295,000 alumni in over 170 countries. York University prioritizes excellence in research, teaching and learning, and is a progressive and approachable university, dedicated to the values of inclusivity, diversity, social justice, equity and sustainability. A com­munity committed to academic freedom, accessible education and collegial self-governance, York University makes innovation its tradition.

You are a collegial leader of large, complex, interdependent operations encompassing a broad range of functions and teams. As Vice-President, Finance and Adminis­tra­tion, you will support the next President and Vice-Chancellor in building upon York University’s dis­tinctive strengths and successes in teaching and research. You also will work to fully realize the potential of current initiatives, such as building the Markham campus.

You have executive leadership experi­ence in education or other public-serving organizations, or possibly private sector experience combined with public sector board service. Your interest in post-secondary educa­tion is comple­mented by an appe­tite for leading teams and supporting organizations through evolution and growth. Whether your underlying expertise is in finance, IT, HR or another administrative function, you will embrace York’s core com­mitments and values, and inspire diverse teams imple­menting strategic initiatives that serve the university’s academic mission and enhance its national and international stature.

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York University welcomes applications from all quali­fied indi­viduals, including indivi­duals within the university's employ­ment equity categories. York University is an affirma­tive action employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its commu­nity. The Affirmative Action Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disa­bilities and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University will be given priority.


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Posting Date: 27-Jan-2017Finance, Budget and Audit Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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