Vice-Provost (Students) 

Manitoba (CA)
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice-Provost (Students) 

The University of Manitoba (U of M) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Vice-Provost (Students). 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and working closely with vice-presidents, deans/directors, student groups, and all academic and administrative units that directly impact student life on campus, the Vice-Provost (Students) is an integral member of the University’s senior leadership team, and a champion of the University’s strategic plan and its role in guiding the unit’s priorities. The Vice-Provost (Students) is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall direction to the planning, development, and delivery of a wide range of supports, services, and resources that enhance the student experience.

The incumbent oversees all areas of the Student Affairs portfolio including the registrar’s office, enrolment services, several student support programs, services in support of a safe and respectful learning environment, and collaborates with their Graduate Studies, International Centre for Students, and Indigenous Student Centre partners.

Student Affairs engages students and other members of the university community in a student-centered process of learning and development, and offers high quality, innovative, responsive, and effective services and programs that enhance student success and provide an outstanding student experience. The unit is committed to increasing the University’s competitive position in recruitment, ensuring a seamless transition into the University, supporting students through their educational experience from admission to graduation, and promoting student health and wellness.

The Vice-Provost (Students) will be a visionary who can successfully create and manage new initiatives, collaborate across administrative and academic units, and inspire a team of dedicated, student-focused professionals. The appointment calls for a strategic leader and a strong communicator who can drive innovation in support of student development and success. The successful candidate possesses relevant experience in a senior post-secondary leadership position, and an advanced degree in a related field.  For candidates holding an academic appointment, a five-year renewable term would apply, as would an appointment in a faculty, at a rank commensurate with scholarly background and experience. For non-academics, a continuing term appointment would apply. 

Recognized as Western Canada’s first university, and located in the City of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba is a place where students come to learn and be inspired. The University, home to approximately 30,000 students, almost 5,000 academic staff and support staff, offers a strong foundation in liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. As Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral institution and as a member of the U15 group of Research Universities, the University dominates the Manitoba research landscape and ranks among Canada’s most research-intensive universities. Over $1.8 billion in annual economic activity in the province is attributable to the University of Manitoba, making it one of the most important contributors to the province’s prosperity. 

University of Manitoba campuses are located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University is honoured to have been chosen to host The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous achievement and to making Manitoba a centre of excellence for Indigenous education and research.  

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The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).”

Consideration of candidates will begin late Fall 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications or expressions of interest should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at