Board of Governors
Humber College is actively seeking diverse leaders to serve on their Board of Governors.
Located in Toronto, one of the most diverse cities in the world, Humber College is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions with six Faculties, two campuses and one downtown location. Transforming post-secondary education through global, polytechnic leadership, Humber is designated an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
A founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber College is one of the largest postsecondary institutions in Canada with over 86,000 learners. Humber emphasizes experiential, career-focused education and provides a broad range of credentials including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, apprenticeship training, certificates, and graduate certificates. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber offers both full-time and continuous professional learning programs.
Humber has provided high quality post-secondary education and a rich academic experience for its students for over 55 years. Humber’s award-winning faculty members have advanced academic credentials, industry experience and employ the latest technology and teaching methodologies in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms that simulate a real-world working environment.
The college’s polytechnic approach includes a wide range of credentials with well-established pathways between them, as well as partnerships with industry, community agencies, and other domestic and international educational institutions, providing students with access to industry leaders and work experience.
In addition to its academic excellence, Humber College is a leader in providing a learning, working and living environment that through our staff, structures and values, embeds equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into its’ programs and services. Each department and Faculty are actively implementing the Indigenous Education Plan (IEP) to achieve institutional commitments to Indigenous Education and Engagement as a means of guiding ongoing and future development of programs and services in support of Indigenous learners, families, and communities.
The Board of Governors is the highest governing body at Humber College, overseeing the College’s activities, finances and property. The Board of Governors is committed to enlightened, consistent leadership on behalf of Humber College’s students, staff, industry partners and the communities it serves. All members of the Board have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the College as a whole and to represent the public interest in the governance of the College.
Governors are expected to:
- Attend all scheduled meetings. Meetings of the Board will be held at least four (4) times per year and will be scheduled as may be required to ensure that the Board fulfills its role.
- The Board shall manage or supervise the management of the activities and affairs of the College and exercise all powers and do all such acts and things as the Board is authorized to exercise and do pursuant to the ONCA and the OCAATA.
- Act in the best interests of the College in line with a Governor’s fiduciary duty.
The Ideal Candidate Profile
As an ideal candidate for a Governor role with Humber College Board of Governors, you have an affiliation or familiarity with Humber College and a keen interest in supporting the growth and development of the College. Governors will be experienced leaders from various occupational and professional sectors with a combination of entrepreneurial skills and key competencies essential to providing leadership, sound decision-making and oversight to the College.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Experience in serving on a volunteer Board;
- Experience having served or advised a CEO/President;
- Familiarity with the GTA and, ideally, involvement in the GTA community;
- Knowledge of best practices in board governance;
- Ideally, some understanding of governance in an academic or broader public sector environment;
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Risk Management, Legal/Regulatory, Enterprise Leadership, and Infrastructure Development/Real Estate preferred; and
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Advancement/Fundraising, IT, Marketing and Communications, Community Leadership, Governance, Government/Public Sector, Human Resources and Performance/Quality Management, Financial and Accounting, Stakeholder Relations, Sustainability/Social Responsibility, and Strategic Planning considered an asset.
Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along the Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.
Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This document is available in alternate formats upon request.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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