Vice-President, Communications

The University of Toronto invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice-President, Communications.

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto, with one of the strongest research and teaching standings in North America, is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the world and first in Canada. Located in the heart of the vibrant, cosmopolitan Toronto region, the University has more than 18,000 faculty and staff, some 83,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $2 billion, and research grant and contract support of more than $1.2 billion. Additional information is available at the University’s website:

In a newly created role reporting to the President, the Vice-President, Communications will lead integrated communications planning across the institution, further developing the internal and external communications function as a strategic asset that supports the University’s goals. The Vice- President will work with other members of the University’s senior leadership in articulating the University’s stories and managing its reputation, while also building relationships with a broad range of clients and stakeholders.

This senior communications executive will have experience developing and executing strategies and plans as well as providing marketing communications counsel and leadership in a complex, multi-stakeholder organization. Successful candidates will have extensive marketing communica-tions experience together with change management, innovation, coaching, influencing and relationship-building skills.

Recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 7th year in a row, and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 6th consecutive year, the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The new Vice-President will start in 2015. Consideration of candidates will begin in November 2014. Please apply in confidence, indicating your interest in Project 141049 at