Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Vancouver Island University

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November 23, 2022
Nanaimo, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above
Closing Date


Vancouver Island University acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Snaw-Naw-As, Tla’amin and Qualicum First Nations on whose traditional lands they teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.

Vancouver Island University is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples along the rugged coastline of the Salish Sea. Vancouver Island University (VIU) plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the area. With its main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River, and Parksville, VIU enriches its growing student body and faculty by connecting coastal beauty and a culture of community with high-quality education.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President Finance and Administration is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership to a broad portfolio including Finance, Facilities, Ancillary Services, Risk Management, and Information Technology. As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will work in collaboration with academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, and other key stakeholders to realize the University's Strategic Plan and forge VIU's future. To continue progressing on its commitment to student success, VIU seeks a new Vice-President, Finance and Administration to lead it through its next phase of growth.

As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic, service-oriented leader with an established track record of enabling change in a large, complex organization. You bring 5+ years of senior leadership experience preferably in a public-sector/post-secondary, unionized environment and have an advanced degree, preferably in Business or Commerce. An accounting designation is strongly preferred.

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter.

How to Apply

To submit your CV and letter of introduction for consideration, in confidence, please go to For more information, please contact Alina Ivanets at or Alex Verdecchia at in McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office. We will respond to all who express interest.