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Executive Director, Student Housing and Residence Experience

University of Toronto
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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The University of Toronto is consistently ranked as one of the world's greatest 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. One of the world's largest and most highly regarded centres for advanced education, and one of North America's largest hubs for lifelong learning, the quality and range of the University's programs – undergraduate, graduate, and professional – span all disciplines and professions and attract top faculty and students from across Canada and around the world every year. The University of Toronto provides a variety of housing options to students across their three campuses: St George, Mississauga, and Scarborough.


In a newly created role under the general direction of the Vice-Provost Students and the Assistant Vice-President, Spaces and Experiences, the University of Toronto is hiring an Executive Director, Student Housing and Residence Experience (ED) who will lead strategic initiatives to facilitate the planning and management of student residences and housing for the St. George campus. The ED will be responsible for co-creating an overarching governance and decision-making structure to support alignment across U of T residences. Ensuring all residences meet the institution's high standards and offer equitable and inclusive supports for students will be core to the role.


The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader with more than ten years of progressively responsible experience in administration and housing policy or operations. With a track record of success, they will have successfully led a team and cultivated productive and lasting relationships with diverse stakeholder groups. A subject matter expert in student housing, the successful candidate will demonstrate deep knowledge of industry trends and best practices. Experience working in education or other similarly complex multi-stakeholder organizations is essential.


Applications are encouraged immediately at For more information, please contact Bridget Humeniuk and Julia Robarts of Odgers Berndtson at


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.


In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all our work, and encourages you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.


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