Department: Office of the Vice President and CFOReference number: 16-091-P0263Closing date: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:00Employment status: OngoingFull or part time: Full-timeCompetition status: Completed Job description: The Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (VP&CFO) is accountable for the effective oversight of a diverse and demanding portfolio as a member of the university’s executive team. Reporting through the Senior Portfolio Director, the lead in managing and coordinating the priorities of the VP&CFO portfolio, you will provide a full range of administrative support services, and work in tandem with the Senior Portfolio Director to ensure the needs of the VP’s team are met. This includes providing a well-organized, efficient and professional front-line image when interacting with internal and external clients, direct reports, project teams and a variety of other stakeholders. You will also help to facilitate of communication and coordination of a multitude of activities with the Senior Portfolio Director, including research and analysis, the development of briefing documents, and presentation materials to support business management processes and decision-making. Through your sound interpersonal abilities you will contribute to and enhance the strong stakeholder relationships currently established, both internal and external, with the VP &CFO team. At the same time, you will build on the strategic understanding of the function of the VP&CFO’s team, and the important role it plays within the larger RRU context. Qualifications: Has completed relevant post-secondary education and at least five years of related experience providing senior administrative/coordination support within a highly complex executive or senior management office environment, or equivalent combination of education, training and experiencePossesses exceptional organizational abilities, including priority setting, time management, event planning, and project management skillsProven experience contributing to the delivery of complex multi-phase projects while managing unique and competing interests as an active and knowledgeable member to a project management teamHas the ability to think strategically, understanding priorities in relation to the university’s strategic goals and initiativesDemonstrates an ability to work both independently and on a team, with a proactive customer-service approach when liaising with clients (internal and external)Anticipates operational needs or potential issues, including the appropriate follow up to ensure goals and objectives are metAs an extension to the university’s executive support team, performs all administrative support duties proficiently, in a professional and efficient fashion, with careful attention to detailDemonstrates well-developed, effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skillsLiaises with clients and stakeholders in a positive and productive fashion, managing issues of a sensitive nature and resolving conflicts in a professional mannerPossesses strong administrative skills, with a track record for the effective management of office administrative systems and procedures, records management and correspondence trackingPresents a sense of business acumen when dealing with budget and contract management mattersDemonstrates research and analytical abilities, building on prior experience gathering relevant information from a variety of sourcesUses tact and discretion in the work place, and understands its importance in relation to the responsibilities of the VP&CFO portfolioAdvanced proficiency in the use of the MS Office suite of applications, and a strong sense of curiosity and enthusiasm in terms of using new technological tools to enhance efficiencyThe commitment to and interest in managing a broad array of duties spanning from repetitive, routine tasks to complex mattersDemonstrates a positive, professional and engaging approach to work, and the work placeAdditional assets will include:Sound knowledge of RRU’s mission, vision and current program offeringsPost-secondary education in a financial program (CGA, CMA, college certificate) or equivalentA Microsoft Excel “super user” Application submission information: This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The position has been evaluated at Grade 3 and the recruitment range starts at $42,864 per annum. Royal Roads University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of:16-091-P0263 – Last name, First nameOr mail to:Human Resources - Career OpportunitiesRoyal Roads University2005 Sooke RoadVictoria, BC V9B 5Y2Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511The competition began on January 16, 2017 and review of interest received will commence on January 30, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.