Reporting directly to the Dean, serving as the senior non-academic administrator, the incumbent leads teams within the Faculty, oversees and provides strategic recommendations and daily operations oversight to non-academic service areas, including budget planning, finance control, human resource planning, policy development support and execution, IT, and capital (stewarded space, equipment, maintenance and renovations) in the Faculty.
The incumbent leads and executes key strategic and operational projects on behalf of the Dean in partnership with other leaders across the Faculty and institutionally. As an active member of the leadership team, the incumbent collaborates closely with colleagues (e.g. Associate Deans) to lead annual resourcing processes for the Faculty, serves as a resource in leading and executing a range of strategic and ad-hoc priorities, ensures coordination/execution of annual planning for the Faculty, and manages human resources functions for the Dean.
What You’ll Be Doing
- Leading strategic development and management of Faculty budgets, ensuring effective and efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources across the Faculty;
- Supporting the Dean in optimizing the financial performance and resource allocation and providing financial leadership for variance analysis, problem identification, as well as corrective recommendations;
- Leading the annual capital and asset management planning processes for the Faculty in collaboration with the academic leaders as well as cross-College stakeholders;
- Making recommendations to the Dean on resource allocation;
- Ensuring coordination of annual planning for the Faculty and alignment with related institutional processes;
- Leading the assessment of progress towards established goals and capturing results across the division;
- Identifying and helping to addresses barriers to outcome delivery;
- Managing human resources (e.g. role development, documenting temporary assignments, engaging consultants, etc.);
- Performing other related duties, as assigned.
You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.
You are a self-directed natural leader with a highly collaborative spirit which, combined with your keen interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills, empowers you to build positive and collaborative relationships, lead and motivate staff, create and maintain a positive organizational culture.
Your superlative written and verbal communication skills, along with your negotiating skills, allow you to influence and obtain buy-in when diverse needs and competing priorities exist by clearly communicating complex information across multiple levels.
You have solid research, analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and metrics for decision-making purposes.
The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications:
- 4-year degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA or Masters in Business, Finance or Accounting is preferred
- 5 years of financial management, reporting and budgeting experience, preferably in post-secondary education (equivalency to be considered)
- Accounting designation (e.g. CPA, CA/CMA/ CGA)
- Progressive accounting and financial leadership experience including financial accounting, budget and management/cost accounting; thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Demonstrated skill in quantitative financial analysis and use of financial software data tools to maintain financial models, forecasts and automated financial reports
- Excellent knowledge of contract law
- Experience with Provincial /Federal legislation related to Purchasing
- Experience with Tender/RFP writing
- Budget and financial acumen
- Experience with Activity Based Budgeting (ABB) and knowledge of funding within the post-secondary sector in Ontario will be considered an asset
- PeopleSoft experience will be considered an asset
Who We Are
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan
Faculty: Applied Health & Community Studies
Primary Work/Campus Location: Davis (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Work Categorization: Hybrid | On-site at least 3 days/week
Reference #: J0923-0398
Employee Group: Administrative - Temporary
Salary Range: $111,203 - $139,003
Application Deadline: December 3, 2023
Application Details: This is a temporary 2-year contract position. Position has been reposted to attain further applications.
Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.
Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.