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Laurentian University

Vice-President, Administration



Job Description

It’s a great time to be at Laurentian University: completing $206 million in capital investments initiated since 2011; having reached record enrolment of 9,600 students; having secured four eight-figure investments from generous philanthropists for its Bharti School of Engineering, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Goodman School of Mines and McEwen School of Architecture; and proud host of a $104 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program. Laurentian is on the ascent as one of Canada’s most dynamic universities, now ranking among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities.   

Surrounded by five picturesque lakes in Greater Sudbury on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, Laurentian offers a wonderful and welcoming environment and the platform on which teaching and research excellence can flourish and life can truly be enjoyed.

The Vice-President, Administration has played and will continue to play a core role in Laurentian’s success. You will lead a significant administrative portfolio, which includes 133 full-time employees and responsibility for a budget of $182 million. You will help deliver on Laurentian’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan expected to be finalized in December. Your role will be broad and varied, inspiring and guiding six seasoned senior leaders in financial services, human resources and organizational development, facility services, information technology, campus safety, as well as equity, diversity and human rights. You will play an important leadership and governance role supporting and providing trusted counsel to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Team, the Board of Governors and Senate of the University and to its Northern Ontario School of Medicine on key administrative matters.

As the ideal candidate, you are a highly strategic, administrative leader with a record of success enhancing an organization’s financial health and managing a professional team within a large, complex, multi-stakeholder context. You have a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and experience that span the full portfolio of administration. You inspire the confidence of stakeholders in developing multi-year resource plans to implement strategic directions.

The Laurentian community, including its students, faculty, staff, governors, alumni and partners, will value: your passion for the student experience and higher learning; your authentic, inclusive and approachable style; your ability to create calm when faced with pressure, uncertainty and stress; your bias to action and commitment to follow through; your courage and confidence to make difficult and, at times, unpopular decisions; and your ability to provide timely, strategic, relevant and succinct advice.

This position requires functional bilingualism (English/French). An exemption may be considered if the candidate commits to acquire the necessary linguistic competence. Laurentian is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Laurentian is a bilingual institution and an equal opportunity employer. Information can be found at www.laurentian.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For further information about this leadership role, please contact Michael Naufal and Jessa Chupik at jchupik@boyden.com.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


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Laurentian University
Jessa Chupik
Posting Date: 13-Jun-2017Executive and General Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 102-Oct-2017
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