Executive Director, Faculty Relations

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Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, Canada

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Role Managed by:

An Li Xu

Research Associate

t: +1 604 558 5148

e: anli.xu@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 03/01/2023

Simon Fraser University invites applications for the position of Executive Director, Faculty Relations to take office in early 2023.

The Executive Director, Faculty Relations provides executive leadership and vision to the development and execution of initiatives, strategies, programs, policies and services that support University-wide goals and objectives in alignment with SFU’s collective agreements and standards for people practices. This position has a dual reporting relationship to both the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and Vice-President, People, Equity and Inclusion.  The role is responsible for leading and overseeing all functional areas, programs and services within the Faculty Relations portfolio, including: Immigration and Faculty Labour Relations (SFUFA). All matters pertaining to the SFUFA collective agreement are primarily directed to the Provost or their delegate whereas all other matters are directed to the VPPEI. Collective bargaining is a shared responsibility between these two portfolios. The Executive Director establishes and maintains effective relationships with the Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University (SFUFA) and acts as a primary point of contact for the President, Vice Presidents and Deans across the university on complex matters falling within the purview of the Faculty Relations portfolio.

Suitable candidates will possess a LL. B/JD, or LL.M. or a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Labour and Employee Relations or a related discipline with a minimum of ten to fifteen years of experience leading faculty relations services in a senior, executive leadership capacity within a higher education university environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Simon Fraser University’s search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the selection criteria.

Applications should consist of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon Pacific Time on January 3rd, 2023. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services or accommodations policies please contact Human Resources. If you have questions regarding equity considerations please contact the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Human Resources.

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