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Vice-President, Finance & Administration

Red River College Polytechnic
Winnipeg (City), Manitoba
$179,621 - $240,526 per annum
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Executive, Finance
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Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

Red River College Polytechnic


POSITION TYPE: Full-Time Position Available 

SALARY: $179,621 - $240,526 per annum

POSITION LOCATION: Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg, MB)


At RRC Polytech we aspire to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity within our communities. For this hiring process, a preference hiring practice will be applied. First consideration will be given to applicants who self-identify within their application as one or more of the following equity-deserving group(s): Women, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Racialized Persons, Persons of the 2SLGBTQlA+ Community. First consideration will also be given to internal applicants. For more information about our hiring practices, please visit:


ELIGIBILITY LIST: This competition may be used to establish a 6-month eligibility list of qualified candidates for future vacancies.



The Vice-President, Finance and Administration (VPFA) is accountable for the overall leadership, strategic direction, vision and management of the Finance and Administration division. The VPFA is the Chief Financial Officer of the College and the Treasurer for the Board of Governors. The role has significant accountability for the financial sustainability of the College and the integrity of its financial processing and planning systems. 

The VPFA works collaboratively with the VP Academic and the Executive Team to fulfil the College’s mission, vision and exemplify the values and ethics of Red River College Polytechnic, while promoting an environment of continuous improvement. 

As a member of the Executive Team and Leadership Network, the VPFA provides strategic advice, makes recommendations to the President and the Board of Governors concerning College priorities and plans. 

The VPFA has overall accountability and responsibility to ensure the resources assigned to the portfolio are managed in an efficient and responsible manner while achieving the College and portfolio strategic goals. Oversight within this portfolio also allows this position to focus on RRC Polytech’s information technology, sustainability and financial goals with the opportunity to promote new initiatives across the College. Essentially, the VPFA will develop, maintain and grow relationships and build the College’s eminence to enable and support the achievement of RRC Polytech’s academic programs and applied research goals to produce job ready graduates for the Manitoba economy.


  • Professional Accounting designation and an undergraduate degree in Commerce or Business Administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Several years of experience providing senior financial leadership
  • Experience providing senior leadership to at least one of the following areas: Information Technology, Major Capital Planning, Campus Planning and Sustainability
  • Experience leading large-scale change initiatives Excellent analytical and decision-making skills applied in complex, ambiguous or high-risk situations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write sensitive materials for a senior level audience
  • Proficient in using current technologies that support financial and information management systems
  • Models teamwork and collaboration by coaching and mentoring others
  • Demonstrated political acumen through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders and stakeholders on complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Exemplifies the values and ethics of Red River College Polytechnic Experience building a respectful workplace culture that promotes diversity, learning and continuous improvement


  • Senior administrative experience in a college setting or an organization of comparable complexity
  • Formal training in recognized change management principles


  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This position may be required to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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