Chief Executive Officer (click title to view digital ad)
(For information on how to apply to this role, please review the posting and use the link below to apply.)
College Employer Council (CEC) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Chief
Executive Officer (CEO). This is an excellent time to join a consortium of colleges contributing
billions to the provincial economy, all while having an indelible impact on the lives of over
500,000 students each year.
College Employer Council is a not-for-profit statutory corporation owned and operated
by Ontario’s twenty-four public colleges. It’s the bargaining agent for the institutions, and
provides the system with services and advice in areas that include human resources, collective
agreements, and benefits administration. Since its inception in 2010, CEC has become a valued
partner to Ontario’s colleges and the many stakeholders found within. Landmark initiatives have
realized success in partnership with CEC—including the first-ever collective agreement for 14,000
part-time support staff—affirming CEC’s critical role within the system.
As CEO you are chief executive for the organization and, in partnership with CEC’s Governing
Council and Management Board, are responsible for the organization’s ongoing success and relevance
to the college community. You provide leadership in shaping the mission, vision and mandate of CEC,
and carry out responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established and
approved by Governing Council and Management Board. With the college system’s commitment to
innovation and adjusting to the rapidly changing demands of the workforce, you thrive in dynamic
environments and are committed to the provision of excellence in service delivery.
You are a goals-driven leader with a strong customer service orientation, and are motivated to
participate in conversations that iteratively shape how colleges operate in the province of
Ontario. You are committed to ensuring CEC remains conversant with sectoral matters related to
human resources, labour relations, benefits, compensation, finance, and governance. As a consummate
self- starter and a model team player, you can handle multiple and demanding priorities and have
considerable collective bargaining experience. You have strong written and oral communication
skills, and the natural tendency to interact in a respectful and trustworthy manner. You are known
for articulating a position clearly and convincingly to differing audiences, are an excellent
listener who synthesizes information before providing direction, and are recognized for helping
people see opportunity where they initially saw constraint. You have a degree/diploma together with
completion of a Certified HR professional designation (CHRP) and/or a higher credential in a
relevant field (e.g. Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Law), or an acceptable equivalent
combination of education and experience.
College Employer Council is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people
of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and Indigenous peoples. CEC is
committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring
process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please
note that all qualified applicants are welcome to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority.
Consideration of candidates will begin late March 2019, with the new CEO to take office late
summer. Inquiries or applications should be directed, in confidence, to Jason Murray or Dania
Zargaran at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15364.