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|Jul 24, 2023
Serving the greater London region, Fanshawe College is one of Ontario’s largest colleges with an international focus consisting of campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock and Toronto and sites in Huron/Bruce. The institution offers over 200 diploma, degree, certificate, graduate certificate and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year, from the southwestern Ontario region and from over 100 countries worldwide, helping them unlock their potential and succeed in various disciplines, including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality, and technology. Fanshawe also plays an essential role in providing re-skilling and skills upgrading opportunities for mature learners through the design and delivery of custom training for federally and provincially sponsored trainees, community organizations, sectoral training councils, and private sector employers in the business, health, industrial and service sectors.
Prime Management Group Inc. is pleased to be partnering with Fanshawe College in search of a forward-thinking, innovative Vice-President, People and Culture to join their executive leadership team in London, Ontario. This compelling leader will champion a progressive student and employee-focused culture, while leading, developing, and executing HR solutions and strategies. This position will work in an in-person and hybrid capacity, and collaboratively drive the development of a strategic human resources framework and innovative people plan to support the College’s strategic objectives. The role provides transformational leadership, management, and delivery of the College-wide human resource (HR) function, including implementation and oversight of the College’s new “Fanshawe One” HRMS system. This forward-thinking and integrity-based senior HR professional will act as a trusted advisor and strategic partner while taking a holistic and service-minded approach to promote and foster a cohesive, equitable and diverse environment that promote all staff and students’ well-being, sense of belonging, and engagement. As the leader of Fanshawe College’s People Strategy, the Vice-President, People and Culture will unwaveringly demonstrate the College’s values which include, “focusing on students, involving our communities, utilizing resources wisely, embracing change, and engaging each other.”
As a proven and experienced labour relations leader, the Vice-President, People and Culture will strategically steward complex multi-layered union relationships while delivering high-quality human resources services to meet and exceed the expectations of students, employees and stakeholders. The individual will provide strategic oversight to the payroll, benefits, compensation, and organizational development and learning units of the College. The Vice-President, People and Culture will provide visionary leadership, guidance and motivation to a committed Human Resources team and drive best in class people and culture practices to ensure exceptional results are delivered College wide.
The Vice-President, People and Culture for Fanshawe College will hold a Master’s degree or equivalent, CHRL/CHRE designation, with 15+ years of progressive executive level Human Resources experience. The successful candidate will possess exceptional achievements in HR strategic planning and execution, change management, talent management/recruitment, succession planning, and HRMS system implementation proficiency, coupled with a proven and notable track record in labour relations and a good understanding of relevant legislation.
Reporting to the President, the Vice-President, People and Culture will support the senior leadership team to anticipate and build proactive, effective, and sustainable HR initiatives that will align with the College’s vision and strategic goals, positioning the college for continued and future success. This motivational and humble leader will have highly developed communication, problem solving, organizational, and decision-making skills, and will work across a large organization to coordinate efforts through the HR department and align with multiple stakeholders to drive change.
Working in partnership with Fanshawe College, Prime Management Group Inc. will accept all resumes and cover letters from interested candidates in confidence. To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your application here.
Requests for additional information on the role and/or confidential suggestions or nominations may also be submitted. Please contact Michelle Rawson – Director, Talent Acquisition/HR Consulting, or Colleen Young, Director of Operations & Sr. Consultant, at 519 672-7710 with any questions.
Prime Management Group Inc. is an Executive Search & Recruitment + HR Consulting firm serving Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Our search process ensures unwavering confidentiality while respectfully adhering to the Human Rights Act to uphold an unbiased and successful process for our candidates. We are committed to equity, value, and diversity and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.