Vice-President, Student Success

 

Department: Academic  
Campus: Barrie Campus  
Salary Range: $142,935 - $190, 580  
Classification: Administrative (Payband 17)

Georgian College (Georgian) invites applications from qualified candidates for the role of Vice President, Student Success (VP Student Success), a senior administrator who participates in the overall management of the College as a member of the President’s senior leadership team. As a senior academic officer of the College, the VP, Student success is accountable for creating and sustaining a high-performance team that develops and delivers progressive student services and processes that reflect best practices in order to create a highly integrated, aligned, and seamless customer-centric environment for students from initial prospect stage through to graduation, and beyond with alumni. The role will provide counsel to the President and members of the senior leadership team regarding a wide variety of issues impacting students, including complex student situations, government policy changes, funding concerns and strategic partnership opportunities. As a member of the senior leadership team, College Council, and various ad hoc committees and task groups, the VP, Student Success will work collaboratively to influence and advance the development and implementation of strategic goals and College-wide initiatives that support student engagement and retention.

Georgian is home to 13,000 full-time students – including 4,500 international students across seven locations in Central Ontario: Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood).   The College is proud to be a recognized leader in student work experience with the support of 6,200 employer partners. We work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers. Georgian has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges. According to the 2020-21 key performance indicators, 85.8% of our alumni found work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which we’ve exceeded for more than 20 years. When asked to rate how well the College has prepared Georgian graduates, employers reported 100% satisfaction. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic and the impact on our economy, our graduates’ satisfaction with their Georgian experience grew by almost 6% to 82.5%, exceeding the provincial average. Georgian’s commitments to Truth and Reconciliation and to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDI&B) are reflected in our current strategic academic and business planning processes and in our award-winning Indigenous Services and newly launched EDI&B Centre.

As the ideal candidate for VP Student Success, you are a thought leader and collaborator who builds trust and establishes credibility and earns respect for student success institution-wide, as well as with external partners and service providers. You have approximately fifteen years of progressive leadership and management experience in a senior Student/Customer/Client Service, Marketing, or related role within a leading-edge environment in the public or private sector.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  

  • Master’s degree is required. A degree in Business Administration or Education is an asset;  
  • An appreciation of the post-secondary education environment and the enablers for student success in Ontario and/or Canada;  
  • Knowledgeable about current and emerging technology and how it can enable the delivery of outstanding student services;  
  • Demonstrated budget management skills, including budgeting, allocation, and budget reviews;
  • Energetic, dynamic, resilient; and
  • The ability to work autonomously in a complex, fast-paced, changing, and flexible environment while remaining focused on results.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca or Bola Moradeyo at bmoradeyo@kbrs.ca or submit your application online by clicking "Apply Now" below.

Georgian College is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and human rights in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to women, persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.   We support diversity, equity, and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.