President & Vice-Chancellor
Algoma University

Location: Ontario

Algoma University has a special mission "to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level, with a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario; and cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site." With its beautiful main campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the heart of the Great Lakes, and extension programming in Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.

The University is seeking a President and Vice-Chancellor who can quickly win trust, rally others around a shared vision, and deliver results in support of the University's commitment to student success. Are you ready for the career opportunity of a lifetime?

Reporting to the Board of Governors, through the Board Chair, you will be accountable for developing and implementing transformational plans aligned with the University's strategic direction while ensuring alignment of the organizational structure, budget and resources to achieve planned goals. With this goal in mind, you will make it a priority to gain a comprehensive understanding of the University's Charter (Bill 80), Strategic Plan, Academic Plan, and Research Plan, its history, people and culture, covenant with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG), key partners and stakeholder groups.

As President and Vice-Chancellor, you will recognize Algoma University's bi-cameral governance system and work closely with Senate to foster a culture of mutual respect and dialogue across the University community. Through your leadership you will build, lead and inspire a talented, engaged and cohesive internal community, and champion a university-wide open, transparent and collaborative process. This will see you developing strong working relationships, expanding these relationships to enhance the student experience, faculty research, teaching and learning opportunities.

A strong champion and steward of Algoma University's vision, mission, values and resources, you will:

focus on student recruitment, retention and on-campus experiences;
facilitate and inspire the development of new and exciting programs;
foster a culture that advances and supports research, innovation and experiential learning;
work actively to grow new and diverse sources of revenue;
engage, listen to, and learn from the Algoma University's internal community;
be an inclusive, politically acute leader with high integrity;
display self-confidence with humility;
have a proven ability to lead transformational change; and
have a demonstrated success in working with Anishinaabe communities;

Algoma University's next President and Vice-Chancellor will be a strong, respectful leader with a high level of energy and optimism, and an ability to deliver on planned results. You will have what it takes to develop proactive and constructive working relationships to achieve a shared vision and goals. Your proven ability to work with the Board of Governors, and achieving their immediate priorities, will be essential in your success.

Algoma University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, women, Aboriginal persons and others who may contribute to diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

To be considered for President and Vice-Chancellor role, please forward, in confidence your Curriculum Vitae / Resume to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH143171, to

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