Capilano University respectfully acknowledges that their campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh
(Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
For more than 50 years, Capilano University (“CapU”) has been building on its foundation of educational excellence and creative experiential learning. Inspired by imagination, Capilano University is a teaching-focused university that strives to instill the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable their students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world.
Ranked as a BC Top Employer, Capilano University has earned an international reputation for providing students with a strong academic foundation through high quality teaching, programs and services. Enrolling approximately 12,700 students each year -9,000 in for-credit programs, nearly 1,200 in non-credit courses and 2,500 international students.
An opportunity exists for an innovative leader and change-maker who looks beyond the numbers and sees opportunities to support teaching and learning. Reporting to the President, the Vice President, Finance & Administration (VPFA) will be joining Capilano University’s leadership team at an exciting time of growth and development, and will play an integral role in guiding the institution to reach its 2030 vision. The VPFA is also the corporate secretary to the Board of Governors and advisor to the Board on financial matters, capital projects, and information technology. As chief financial officer, the Vice President ensures the effectiveness and sustainability of all financial functions. In addition, the VPFA oversees an integrated portfolio including information technology, risk and contract services, providing a wide array of enabling services to Capilano.
The VPFA will effectively align with the mission, vision and values of this university, and will thrive in a values-driven organization, working in partnership with a variety of constituent groups. They will bring many years of senior financial leadership and a proven track record of effectively working with diverse groups toward a shared vision.
Coming into the VPFA position, the selected individual will have demonstrated an ability to produce practical financial information which allows senior leaders to make informed decisions, and they are practiced at enabling new ideas through the effective allocation of resources. In addition, they will ideally bring experience in digital transformation, large capital planning, project implementation, and sound knowledge of how to create integrated people and systems plans into the overall operations of a large and complex institution.