Laurentian University is searching for a new Associate University Secretary to provide leadership and support to the Secretariat Office, Board of Governors, and Senior Leadership team.
Laurentian University is located within the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, as well as its proximity to Wahnapitae First Nation.
As Canada’s only university with a tricultural mandate, Laurentian offers an outstanding higher education and research experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian prepares the next generation of leaders who bring innovative solutions to local and global issues, recognizing that experience is essential to the success of our graduates entering the workforce. The university recently celebrated 60 years since its opening.
The Associate University Secretary is the associate corporate secretary to the Board of Governors, and its committees. They have the delegated authority to act in the University Secretary’s absence as the University Secretary’s deputy. The role is principally responsible for the organization and monitoring of all Board committee and subcommittee work, dealing with Board areas of operation.
Key areas of oversight and responsibility are:
- Communication and Advising
- Leadership and Management
The Ideal Candidate
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced leader in governance, public policy, and/or public administration. You have a functional understanding of the bicameral governance structure of Canadian public universities and have proven your ability to leverage your knowledge of parliamentary rules of procedure to guide complex meetings when required. You have experience operationalizing best practices in governance, policy development, and the vetting of documents.
Qualifications and Experience:
- A degree, ideally in policy, law, public policy, administration and/or governance (graduate degree preferred).
- 5+ years of experience working collaboratively and strategically with governing bodies, committees or large work groups preferably in an academic setting.
- Knowledge of Board policies and bi-cameral governance preferred.
- Experience working with data systems, privacy, archives, records & information security.
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change while managing multiple projects.
- Staff supervision experience.
- Budget and fiscal management skills.
- Experience with web content management and website development.
- Fluent bilingualism (French and English), oral and written, is required.