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Vice President Finance & Administration - StFX (Filled)

St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is a leading Canadian university, recognized for its teaching, research, the success of its primarily undergraduate students, and its strong commitment to intellectual and personal growth, community development and social justice. The University is nationally and internationally known for its immersive learning environment and a curriculum that encompasses the Faculties of Science, Arts, Education and Business and the Coady Institute, working together to foster curiosity, collaboration, and innovation. StFX is home to 1200 employees and 5000 on-campus students, and is located in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia, a vibrant and closely connected town with 15-minutes proximity to the ocean, and two hours to Halifax and an international airport.
Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice President, Finance and Administration plays an integral role in the achievement of StFX’s academic mission, providing leadership, oversight, and stewardship of the University’s financial and administrative operations. They are a champion, protector, promoter and enabler of the University’s strategic objectives and long-term sustainability, demonstrated through a relentless commitment to excellence, accountability, transparency, innovation and leadership.
Working closely with both internal and external stakeholders, the Vice President, Finance and Administration is a forward-thinking, inclusive and collegial leader. They are skilled at providing strategic direction and leadership to a talented management team across a diverse, comprehensive portfolio including Finance, Information Technology, Ancillary Services, Facilities Management, Athletics and Recreation, Risk Management and Human Resources.
The role requires a leader with exceptional financial management and interpersonal skills who has a track record of collaboration, fosters a culture of transparency with financial information and is personally committed to the sustainability of the University.
The ideal candidate has a minimum of 10 years demonstrated executive leadership experience as a senior finance and operational leader working within complex, unionized environments. Experience in academic, municipal, crown corporation or government organizations is an asset. They have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related discipline, with a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA)designation and proven experience in financial and capital planning, human resources, labour relations, information systems and risk management. A master communicator, they are adept at cultivating and developing trusted relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and are skilled at empowering and leading high performing teams. The successful candidate has passion and an action-orientation to lead with impact.
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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minoritized sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter, or resume. Additionally, we provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process, please contact
Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Kim West ( or Amy Reid ( in confidence at 902-422-2099.
Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring and entrepreneurial spirit.
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