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Executive Director, Enterprise Applications

University of Toronto
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
$165K to $275K
Closing date
Jun 18, 2023

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The University of Toronto (U of T) is consistently ranked among the world's top 20 universities, distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence in teaching, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, which drives economic growth and promotes social wellbeing around the globe. The University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. The University has identified reinventing undergraduate education, deepening international partnerships, and leveraging the University's location in the Greater Toronto Area – one of the world's most culturally diverse urban regions – as its top three strategic priorities.


The University of Toronto is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. In 2022, U of T was ranked 11th in the world for the employability of its graduates, and first in North America among public universities.


U of T is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to join the technology leadership team as the Executive Director, Enterprise Applications (ED). Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Executive Director will play a pivotal role in driving the institution's digital transformation and providing strategic direction for the identification, implementation, and deployment of enterprise-wide technology solutions across this multi-constituent, decentralized organization with both central and distributed IT. By building relationships and partnerships across the institution and identifying opportunities for improvement of business processes, the ED will improve the experience of over 97,000 students and create efficiencies and opportunities for over 25,000 faculty, staff, and librarians across three campuses and multiple divisions and faculties. The ED leads an accomplished team of approximately 120 staff who manage enterprise systems, including SAP, Student Information Systems, Digital Workplace, and ServiceNow, supporting the move towards implementing a coherent data model across all solutions.


The Executive Director, Enterprise Applications role requires a strong communicator and leader with a holistic and service-oriented mindset. You are adept at building relationships, forging consensus and engagement across a diverse organization, and highly results driven. Your proven success leading enterprise wide, large scale technology projects, managing vendors, and significant cross-portfolio teams has developed your ability to provide institutional-wide strategic leadership across a multi-constituent and decentralized organization. Values based leadership enhances your commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The ED must possess a deep understanding of current trends in information technology, particularly those affecting post-secondary education, and the ability to translate those technologies into solutions that enrich the student experience, create operational efficiencies and support the University's strategic goals in the short- and long-term.


Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted at Consideration of candidates will begin in late May and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Margaret Vanwyck of Odgers Berndtson at


We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.


The University of Toronto embraces diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


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