BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Associate Vice President Finance & Administration

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Resume Review: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Position Start Date: As soon as suitable candidate is available
Salary: $118,936.00
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT is currently searching for an Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration at our Merritt campus, and invites applications from qualified individuals for this full-time, exempt, ongoing position.


Position Summary:

The Associate Vice President (AVP), Finance & Administration reports directly to the President and acts as the senior financial officer of the institute.  The AVP is responsible for Finance (budget management, reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bookstore, contract management and risk management), Integrated Systems and Infrastructure (enterprise software applications and information technology) areas, Human Resources and Facilities.

The AVP plays a key role in the financial management of the institute through sound strategic and financial planning as well as effective and judicious allocation of approved resources and the monitoring of the same. The AVP is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of strong financial policies, financial systems, procedures and standards.

The AVP has overall responsibility for the institute’s integrated systems and information technology infrastructure and will collaboratively develop and implement short and long-term technology plans that align with the institute’s goals and user requirements and meet provincial and national standards for integrity and security.

The AVP provides oversight and advice in all aspects of the institution’s Human Resources and Labour Relations functions, including job postings, benefits, collective bargaining, and grievances.

The AVP is responsible for funding applications and oversight of all capital expansion projects, as well as routine capital, to ensure appropriate maintenance of facilities. The AVP oversees the planning and management of installation and repairs on the buildings, systems, structures and grounds.

The AVP is responsible for the translation of institutional data related to the functional areas of finance and human resources into usable information for the institute community.

The AVP acts as the institute’s Information and Privacy Coordinator to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This position is responsible for ensuring consistent service standards, practices and expectations of quality apply across all divisional service areas.


  •     An advanced degree, an accounting designation, and a minimum of 5 years senior financial experience (preferably in the post-secondary sector).  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;

  •     Evidence of well-developed strategic thinking and project management skills in a deadline driven environment where multi-tasking and prioritizing are constantly required;

  •     Demonstrated leadership ability with a commitment to building leadership capacity within the institute;

  •     Understands the realities of managing within financial constraints, meeting provincial reporting requirements and the need to increase revenues through various initiatives (e.g. revenue generating programs, partnership agreements, etc.);

  •     Excellent communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal) combined with outstanding human relations, team building and organizational skills;

  •     Knowledge of higher education principles, policies, procedures and accreditation;

  •     Experience with integrated data base systems;

  •     Working knowledge of database and presentation software, spreadsheets, and statistical programs;

  •     Skilled in maintaining supporting business processes, including budget control and data integrity;

  •     Capacity to thrive in an educational environment with a dedication
    to student success;

  •     Capable of resolving issues in an open and participative manner; and

  •     Knowledge of Indigenous cultures.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.