The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus has enjoyed a proud history of almost 100 years in research and close to 70 years providing quality education programs. Located between Windsor and London, the Ridgetown Campus is home to 650 full-time students and approximately 150 full-time employees including faculty, research associates, instructors, clerical, and technical staff including contractual and student staff.
Working in partnership with Prime Management Group Inc., the University of Guelph is seeking a collaborative and visionary Director for their Ridgetown Campus to lead and navigate the campus’ mission of being an academic leader in applied agriculture, animal science, environmental research and in life-long learning initiatives that are both practical and relevant to society.
Reporting to the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) Dean and working closely with Ridgetown’s Academic Lead, this proven and influential Director is a key member of the OAC Dean’s Council and is responsible for managing the critical day-to-day business functions of the campus. While proactively leading all strategic and operational planning initiatives, the Director oversees the management of finances, administration, fund development, and supports the continuous enhancement of academic/research programs for the successful growth of the enterprise.
While taking an active community leadership role, the Director of Ridgetown Campus is responsible to advance the strategic vision of the campus by identifying and pursuing critical funding opportunities for academic, continuing education, research and service programs, and infrastructure/capital projects, while establishing and stewarding valuable partnerships with other institutions, government agencies/ministries, associations, and businesses. Through effective communication, collaboration, and goal setting, this inspirational leader creates an open and positive work environment while building knowledgeable and progressive teams in support of the strategic plan and initiatives of the campus.
To qualify for this challenging opportunity, the successful candidate must possess 8-10 years of progressive management/organizational leadership experience (preferably from within the post-secondary, healthcare, or public sectors) combined with a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Agriculture, Environment, or related field. This visionary and highly collaborative leader has demonstrated experience developing comprehensive strategic and operational plans, coupled with a proven ability to build strong and cohesive teams to influence a positive organizational culture. Finally, this engaging and proven leader has previous experience managing budgets, information technology, human resources, infrastructure, external relations, and organizational design and development.
Consideration of candidates will commence immediately with a posting end date of March 31 and with the successful candidate taking office in July 2020. On behalf of the University of Guelph, Prime Management Group Inc. invites candidates to submit their application here.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications, through Prime Management Group Inc., from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Prime Management Group and the University of Guelph throughout the recruitment process.