President and CEO

Employer
Humber College
Location
Ontario (CA)
Salary
Not specified.
Posted
December 16, 2021
Closes
January 15, 2022
Role
Executive
Industry
Education
Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent

“In a rapidly evolving world that often pushes the boundaries of possibility, conventional practices in post-secondary education are not enough. It will take a bold approach, the courage to transcend tradition and a pioneering spirit to reimagine our future.” Humber College Strategic Plan

Humber College is actively seeking its next President and CEO to lead the College boldly and courageously in its next evolution of possibility. Join a community of committed and passionate staff, faculty, students and partners. 

Humber is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions, located in Toronto – one of the most diverse cities in the world. Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.

Transforming post-secondary education through global, polytechnic leadership, Humber is one of five Ontario colleges designated an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and is one of two Canadian institutions with a seat on the board of The League for Innovation in the Community College. With a 50+ year history of providing high quality post-secondary education and as a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber College provides a rich academic experience for its more than 38,000 full-time students and 19,000 part-time and professional learners across three campuses and online. Providing a broad range of career-focused credentials and well-established pathways between them, Humber is committed to the success of its learners through excellence in teaching and learning.  Humber’s award-winning faculty has advanced academic credentials, industry experience and employs the latest technology and teaching methodologies in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms that simulate a real-world working environment. The College’s polytechnic approach and its partnerships with industry, community agencies, and other educational institutions, provides students with access to industry leaders and career-relevant work experiences. We invite you to watch this short video clip which captures the spirit and heart of Humber.

Reporting to the Board of Governors, the President and CEO is responsible for capturing, developing, and articulating the vision of the college community, and for ensuring academic and administrative policies are in place and implemented to support this overarching vision. Guided by the strategic and academic plan, the President advances the College’s academic presence to ensure that students experience transformative education in a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive learning environment. The President is the academic and administrative leader and champion of Humber’s mission, inspiring and supporting the faculty, administration, staff and students at the College. Having accountability for the effective operational and fiscal management of the College, the President ensures prudent budget planning, including resource allocation in accordance with the College’s strategic plan. As primary ambassador for the College, the President represents the College externally through partnership-building regionally, nationally and internationally and engages with key stakeholders including community partners, donors, government and academic institutions. 

As the ideal candidate, you have demonstrated strategic and innovative leadership in an academic or similarly complex, multi-stakeholder organization, and have a track record of strong engagement with diverse communities. You are committed to academic excellence and have a passion for teaching, research and learning. As an empowering and inspiring leader, you articulate a clear vision, identify long-term future goals and challenge your leadership team to constantly improve and grow. You are committed to a student-centered community, and approach leadership and community-building with a lens of global citizenship, and inclusion. You have a strong commitment to accessibility, equity, and diversity, and authentically champion Humber’s values of courage, innovation, equity, health and wellbeing, and sustainability. As a bridge-builder, you value and cultivate relationships within, across and outside the Humber community and have demonstrated effective and creative ways to actively develop partnerships that support strategic goals.

If you would like to receive further information on this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca), Amorell Saunders N’Daw (asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca), or Lauren Wright (lwright@kbrs.ca).  Applications can be submitted online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/15014

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

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