Career Level Executive
Experience 5-10 years
Qualifications Master’s Degree
A career opportunity with College-wide impact for a strategically minded and tactically skilled executive who is prepared to drive practical, innovative solutions to complex situations and make evidence-based decisions aligned to Centennial’s strategy, mandate, vision, and future direction.
About Centennial College
At Centennial College, our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce, while teaching them to be leaders. As a result, we’ve worked to build lasting partnerships with local communities, while preparing our graduates to succeed globally. Along with offering industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at four Toronto campuses, we do extensive work teaching international students, and are enabling more Canadian learners to have an international adventure. We believe a Centennial education is an education without borders. Over the past 50 years, we’ve transformed ourselves from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries like China, India, South Korea and Brazil.
We’re now prepared for the next set of challenges: to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, to further exploit the benefits of technology, to creatively engage our employees, to build more bridges with communities and employers, and to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups, including: Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.
We also recognize that Centennial is situated on the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy as well as that of all First Peoples that have been and remain present here in Toronto. We recognize that First Peoples come from sovereign Nations and that part of understanding our responsibilities of residing on this territory are understanding the true history, circumstances and legacy of the Treaties signed here (such as the Toronto Purchase, Robinson-Huron Treaty and Williams Treaties) and including pre-contact Treaties and Agreements between sovereign Nations and that all peoples in this area are therefore Treaty people with obligations and responsibilities to all our relations.
About the Role
As Associate Vice-President of Information Technology (AVP IT), you will mobilize technological innovation that will transform the student experience and improve outcomes by championing key functions for Centennial within your portfolio, including Strategic Planning, Information Technology Systems, and Cyber Security Risk Management.
Keeping the College’s mission front and centre in all decisions about new innovations, you will leverage the Information Technology Services (ITS) review to ensure ITS serves as a strategic enabler and, via the Strategic Technology Plan, addresses institutional business objectives, particularly with regard to digital transformation. Your success as AVP IT will be measured in part by your ability to provide executive leadership in developing the strategic direction for the College’s information technology infrastructure, and its cyber security risk management and vulnerability management programs. Success will also include providing direction of multiple areas within your portfolio and advising the Vice-President on matters of importance to the Executive team. This will include joint responsibility for operational decisions affecting the effectiveness and fiscal viability of the portfolio, while partnering with, and supporting, both the VP and your peers on the Division’s senior leadership team in strategic planning, implementation, and overall oversight of the College.
As an AVP at Centennial College, you’ll be actively responsible for contributing to and championing the
Centennial culture of social justice, equity, inclusivity and decolonization, participating in agile and collaborative ways of working across the portfolio and college as a whole.
This mandate calls for a professional with demonstrated experience in strategic visioning, planning and implementation of ITS initiatives, service management based on ITIL framework, and procurement, systems, and operations in support of strategic and operational goals. You also have proven experience in the design, implementation, administration and evaluation of programs in a wide variety of areas such as IT service delivery, computer networking/telecommunications infrastructure, Internet technology, e- business et al.
Above all, you have the respect and experience to lead through the lens of social inclusion, internationalization, decolonization and equitable practices that foster progressive stakeholder discussions and relationships, as well as culturally relevant programs and competencies.
Along with a post-graduate degree (e.g. Masters) in Information Systems, Information Management, Cyber / Information Security, or Computer Science, an MBA or a related Business field, and relevant experience in the above, or a combination of education and relevant/lived experience, you have a track record of innovation and impact on a portfolio-wide scale, with success in goal and strategic setting.
Given the scope of this role, your background will also have included the development and management of large, complex resource allocations and budgets. Knowledge of and exposure to unionized work environments is preferred.
To apply for this mission-critical executive role in post-secondary education, submit your application to Phelps, at email@example.com, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.
Application deadline: November 5th, 2021
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