Vice-President External Relations

Victoria, British Columbia (CA)
26 Jun 2019
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26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice-President External Relations
University of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC

The University of Victoria (UVic) is recognized as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and ranks among the world’s top higher education institutions. The over 21,000 students and 5,000 employees (including 900 faculty) benefit from the UVic Edge – the fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

The Vice-President External Relations will be responsible for providing strategic and inspired leadership on the overall positioning of the university and for guiding the External Relations team’s activities, including fundraising and development, alumni relations, community relations, government relations, marketing, communications, the university art collections, the Farquhar Auditorium, and ceremonies and events. Reporting to the President, the VP External Relations is a key member of UVic’s executive team and shares leadership in all aspects of the university’s mission and priorities as articulated in the Strategic Framework and associated plans.
The ideal candidate will bring a track record of success in a senior leadership role within a large, complex, multi-stakeholder organization. You will bring a demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership to all areas of the portfolio, combined with deeper experience in at least one of the portfolios.
With an understanding of and passion for higher education and research and the benefits they confer on students and society, you will be a highly effective ambassador and advocate for UVic on and off campus.

To apply for this position, submit a nomination or to obtain further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Danielle Conn at Boyden at +1-604-685-0261 or email to

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: