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Vice Provost, Students

Ryerson University

Ryerson University is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and academic excellence. It is guided by a bold Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood and reshape the downtown core of Toronto. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. It is the most applied-to university in Ontario relative to available spaces and its reputation with business and community leaders continues to rise. With an anticipated academic start of 2022, Ryerson University is expanding to Brampton to provide much-needed university programs to students in one of the fastest-growing and most diverse communities in Canada. In 2020, the university will open its doors to the first cohort of law students, establishing Ryerson’s new Faculty of Law that will provide leading-edge education with a focus on contemporary issues. It is clearly a university on the move.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Vice Provost, Students (VPS) provides oversight to the Office of the VPSs staff including Administration, Communications and Special Projects, Student Dispute Resolution and Prevention & Education. The VPS also oversees Student Affairs, Office of the Registrar, Athletics and the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education. The VPS has a lead role in policy planning, strategic leadership direction and budgetary and organizational planning. The VPS works closely with students, administrative and academic leaders and members of the Ryerson community to encourage community awareness and promote academic success. The VPS plays an important role in dispute resolution against administrative complaints and with the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct. The VPS also fosters and maintains relationships with partners and key stakeholders both locally and internationally.

Ryerson is seeking a leader who embodies what Ryerson is known for: innovation and academic excellence, entrepreneurship and city building, leadership and best practices, nimbleness and responsiveness, and equity, diversity and inclusion. You bring significant experience in a leadership role within a post-secondary institution, and ideally a graduate level degree in higher education, counselling, educational leadership, strategic enrolment management or a similar field. You have a demonstrated and genuine interest in the lives, wellness and challenges of students from prospective applicant through to admission and graduation and have demonstrated success in creating positive and fulfilling experiences for students. You have managed financial and human resources, have experience managing crises and the ability to work with multiple and diverse stakeholders both internally and externally. You are dedicated to taking action, have a commitment to mentoring staff, and ability to create culture that embraces growth, indigenization, internationalization, and innovation.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of its staff, its faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To explore this key leadership position at Ryerson University further, please contact Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at
Ryerson University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Ryerson University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.