The large, public research university in Toronto, Ontario, has opened a search for its next University Ombudsperson. The search will fill a position vacated by John D. McCamus, who served as Ombuds at York for over a decade and retired in November 2020. (Maureen Armstrong, York's former University Secretary and General Counsel, has been filling in as the Interim University Ombudsperson.) Reporting to the University President, the York Ombuds will serve faculty, staff', and students—over 62,000 stakeholders—as an independent, impartial, and confidential resource.
"The ideal candidate holds a university degree in law or a related discipline, combined with progressive leadership experience in a university environment or a large, highly complex institution or commercial organization. Experience and knowledge of labour relations, grievance procedures, and employment-related legislation is an asset, as is an understanding of university structure, governance, and policies." The search is being handled by a the firm of Odgers Berndtson. No salary indicated. Applications are due by September 15, 2022. (Odgers Berndtson, via LinkedIn.)
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