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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Vice President, Administration and Finance

The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is Manitoba's newest college - a unique educational institution offering post-secondary certificates and diplomas alongside comprehensive, integrated secondary programming, all directly linked to current labour market needs.  MITT gives students a competitive edge by providing the latest technology and training for careers in the areas of Health Care and Human Services, Information and Business Technology, and Skilled Trades.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Administration and Finance (VPAF) will provide exceptional leadership and champion business partnership to a broad range of corporate support services at MITT.  You will provide leadership, strategic direction, vision and operational management to the Administration and Finance Division including finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, corporate counsel, federally contracted services (English as a Second Language Programs), campus services (cafeteria, bookstore) and security services.  You will thrive and contribute by working from both an overall MITT and a division-specific perspective. 

As a member of the Executive Council and the Strategy Implementation Team, you will provide strategic advice and recommendations to the President and the Governing Board concerning the Institute’s activities and plans.  In the combined roles of the Chief Financial Officer of the Institute and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Governing Board, you have the accountability for both the financial sustainability and all growth opportunities of the entire organization.  You will oversee ambitious capital planning and management utilizing Triple P partnerships and funding opportunities that will directly align with ambitious projected growth for diverse student enrollment coming from local, regional, national and around the globe.

You will assist with leading strategic and operational planning aspects for MITT’s overall growth strategies while overseeing the implementation and delivery of business, financial and IT systems transformation. Committed to and passionate about the goals and values of MITT, you will ensure that business, IM/IT, risk management and finance strategies interact to support the organizations goals and commitments to its Governing Board, the stakeholders and the students.  You will ensure balance of entrepreneurial understanding with judicious risk management; and interface with senior executives with vested institutional interests. With a passion for transformational excellence and innovation, you provide insight and leadership to the identification and support of new initiatives, business development ideas, revenue generation, assessment of financial merits including risks and the potential long-term impacts.  Ensuring appropriate controls are in place, you oversee the monitoring of all financial and administrative processes and stewardship of the organization.

To explore this exciting senior leadership opportunity, please contact Kimberley Puhach, Consultant, (204) 515-3828 x104 or submit your cover letter and resume in complete confidence electronically to

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