Current International Opportunities

Associate Vice President, Research & Dean,
Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
 
A truly unique role exists for a progressive individual who puts innovative education within media, art and design above all else. The Associate Vice-President, Research & Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and leadership of applied and creative research and graduate studies programs at Emily Carr University. The ideal candidate will provide leadership in building a vision and culture for graduate studies and for the development and support of innovative practice-based research. It is intended that these endeavors are integrated, to ensure the successful recruitment and retention of students across Emily Carr University’s graduate programs. They also facilitate inter-Faculty collaboration in the maintenance and assurance of quality in the graduate programs, and in the building of future graduate programs.
 
The incumbent will have a career built on leading innovative teams, programs and ideas in the cultural community, while providing effective administration. The ability to truly be collaborative and consultative with stakeholders, faculty, administration and students will be amongst the ideal candidate’s key achievements. In addition, he/she will have a proven track record in practice-based research, inspired community investment and a deep appreciation for the student experience. While strengthening relationships with other post-secondary institutions, government and funding agencies, the incumbent also sits on the President’s Executive Committee. Emily Carr University is a very special platform for your passion, vision and special talent in developing creative people and managing the performance of a highly motivated and dedicated faculty, administration and student body.
 
Bring your creativity, innovation and leadership to Canada’s top institution of art + design. If this is the next step in your professional career, please  visit our website and submit your application to Shelina Esmail and Jennifer Madden at www.pfmsearch.com or via Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223.
 
 
Vice President, Human Resources
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
An incredible opportunity exists to lead the Human Resources portfolio for one of the world’s foremost universities. The Vice President, Human Resources will be collaborative and confidently lead a dedicated group of HR professionals as they strive for excellence and work to accomplish the vision, commitments, goals, and actions as set out in UBC’s strategic plan.
 
Reporting to the President and an integral member of the senior leadership team, the VP, HR will support the University’s Board in exercising their governance responsibilities and will work collaboratively with leadership, management, students, faculty and staff across the university and with key external constituencies to enhance the University’s ability to achieve its people objectives, and sustain a culture that sees people as the University’s greatest strength. That culture is one of mutual respect, positive relations, inclusive of difference, wellbeing and outstanding contribution.
 
The VP, HR is a champion of collaboration and inclusion, who nurtures relationships by being present, engaged and committed to advancing the values of shared responsibility and accountability across the university. Possessing superior leadership acumen and a truly strategic focus when implementing HR best-practices, the incumbent will optimize HR’s role as a truly effective partner across both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
 
As the ideal candidate, you bring ten to fifteen years’ experience as a strategic and progressive senior Human Resources executive with an extensive background in leading a large team in a complex, multi-faceted, unionized environment. You have a keen understanding of diverse institutional needs and are comfortable with taking a proactive approach in creating consultative partnerships in a distributed decision-making environment. In addition, you bring outstanding consensus and team-building skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to equity, difference and inclusion. You are known to be fair and equitable, to exercise good judgment on all issues, and you possess the
presence, stature and knowledge to build credibility throughout the entire University community. Your experience is augmented by a law or graduate degree in a related discipline.
 
Applications, including a letter of interest and resume should be submitted in confidence, electronically through via the PFM Search website at www.pfmsearch.com or directed to Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223.
 
President & Chief Executive Officer
Providence Health Care
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
A truly unique opportunity in Canadian health care leadership has emerged in Vancouver. It is a once-in-a-lifetime role for an individual who will embrace what is termed a bold vision to develop the new St. Paul’s hospital and integrated health campus which in itself will transform the future of health care for British Columbians by combining critical, emergency and acute hospital-based care with community and primary care.
 
The CEO of Providence Health Care has a broad mandate, not just for the development of a treasured provincial medical resource in St. Paul’s hospital but for preserving the excellence in research and helping to reimagine the future of health care through 6,000 staff, over 1,000 medical staff/physicians, hundreds of researchers and 1,600 volunteers all spread over 16-sites.
 
Reporting to a Board of Directors and with a leadership role as CEO with substantial size, scope and scale, this is a position that requires an adept, innovative and inclusive leader. A proven transformational trailblazer who can formulate, articulate and translate the vision into action while also providing key guidance on daily operational issues within a highly complex and visible organization.
 
Providence requires a CEO with heart, compassion and the intellect to collaborate within a multi-stakeholder, Catholic health care institution, along with a true appreciation for research and entrepreneurial creativity, plus proven authenticity around community and government engagement. This is not a role for just anyone. The CEO Selection Committee has set the bar high and expects interested candidates bring a career path that may well be untraditional in terms of health care but will also align to the core integration delivery model for which Providence Health Care is known around the world.
 
If you wish to explore this career opportunity please visit our website and submit your application to our partners at Panorama, George Madden and Shelina Esmail at www.pfmsearch.com or Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223.
 
 
Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services 
Government of Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, NT
 
The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services (HSS) holds responsibility for the strategic direction and delivery of departmental policies, programs and services as they relate to the HSS portfolio. The Deputy Minister provides effective advice and support to the Premier, the Minister and Cabinet; provides leadership to staff across the department; and works closely with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (“the Authority”) and two smaller regional health and social services agencies. The Deputy Minister also works closely with local and indigenous governments, provincial and federal partners, as well as other partners, to meet the Department’s mandate. 
 
With the recent establishment of the Authority, the Deputy Minister will continue to work closely with that organization’s leadership to address the ongoing transformation of service delivery. In addition, he or she will focus on the key priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly, including: focusing on mental health and addictions by ensuring that services are delivered locally with culturally-appropriate methods; taking action so that seniors can age in place; fostering healthy families by focusing on wellness, prevention, and improved nutrition; taking action on the crisis of family and community violence; and creating opportunities for healthy lifestyles and community leadership for youth.
 
As the ideal candidate, you have Deputy Minister or equivalent experience, or have held a senior leadership role in health care or social services. You have demonstrated an ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment to demonstrably improve the health and wellbeing of citizens. You are known for your ability to build productive and sustainable relationships with a diverse range of constituents, including elected officials, indigenous communities, non-government service delivery partners, and community members. You bring a balanced approach, strategic vision, strong fiscal acumen and an ability to quickly synthesize complex information to support astute decision making. You have experience working with rural, remote and indigenous communities and a proven ability to connect to community in a culturally-appropriate way.
 
If you are ready to take on this challenge, visit our website and submit your application to our partners at Panorama, Allison Rzen and Gordon Andersen at www.pfmsearch.com or Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223. Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.
 
 
Saanich School District
Chief Executive Officer, Superintendent of Schools
Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
 
Located on southern Vancouver Island, the Saanich School District supports a diverse community that blends both the rural and urban, including four local communities of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The Saanich School District has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 secondary schools, and is proudly represented by nearly 8,000 students. In addition, the District also maintains a children's development centre, two individual learning centres, and an international student program. The District places an emphasis on social responsibility, ensuring students develop and demonstrate respect for themselves, their environment and each other.
 
As the leader of the Saanich School District, you are responsible to the Board of Education for carrying out the school district’s goals, administering policies, and providing leadership in instructional practice, educational administration and student learning. Your track record as a respected educator and leader will further advance the District’s ability to find innovative and collaborative ways to improve and enhance the programs and initiatives of the District, while staying focused on a cohesive vision as articulated by the learning community. 
 
The District is proud of the achievements of its students, its unique and diverse programs, quality instruction and a strong professional learning community. With this in mind, the ideal candidate will bring a rich professional background including educational and administrative senior leadership within a diverse school district. The selected candidate will be a consummate problem solver and collaborator ready to lead the District through the challenges ahead while ensuring Saanich continues to be a leader in student achievement.  
 
As the ideal candidate, you are an authentic leader who has a track record of creating safe and inclusive spaces that enable learning throughout an organization, from students to staff to stakeholders. The Saanich School District enjoys excellent relationships with its stakeholders and is committed to consultation and collaboration with its partners. The new Superintendent will be one who values those relationships and ensures that these parties’ voices are heard and addressed. A strong working relationship with the Board of Trustees is vital to the success of the new Superintendent in order to navigate forward given the changing educational landscape and fiscal realities of the public education sector. 
 
If you are ready to take on this challenge, visit our website and submit your application to our partners at Panorama, Allison Rzen and Shelina Esmail at www.pfmsearch.com or Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223. Candidates must be qualified, or eligible to be qualified, to work in British Columbia and have extensive experience in public education.
 
 
Fire Chief
City of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
As the leader of the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) and a member of the City of Vancouver’s Corporate Management Team, the Fire Chief is accountable for the effective and efficient delivery of fire suppression, first response, protection, education, prevention and safety services for the residents and visitors of Vancouver. He or she works with the VFRS leadership team to set and implement the strategic vision and plan for the department, and has overall responsibility for the operations of 20 halls across the city, employing more than 750 professional and administrative team members. He
or she works closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure VFRS is meeting the needs of the community and is aligned with and integrated within the strategic goals of the City. Serving a highly diverse population, the Chief is responsible for building a team that represents that diversity and supports an inclusive culture that provides opportunities for all.
 
The Fire Chief must bring proven skills as an outstanding leader and communicator who can create an environment that encourages and respects diversity of culture, approach and thought. With experience in a large urban centre, he or she is recognized as a strategic and innovative leader within a complex fire service, and has worked closely with municipal and community partners to contribute to the enhanced livability and safety of a community. A proven relationship builder, the Chief will have a track record of ensuring effective interoperability among first responder partners, and
has a demonstrated ability to work in partnership with senior managers,front-line staff, union leaders, elected officials and the community to create a department that is accountable and responsive. During his or her career, the ideal candidate will have gained proficiency in budgeting, developing and implementing business plans, interacting with the media and making public presentations.
 
If this is the next step in your professional career, visit our website and submit your application to our partners at Panorama, Allison Rzen or George Madden at www.pfmsearch.com or Dr Sean Davies at Cordiner King on 03 9617 7223.