Chief Administrative Officer
The UNA is seeking a well-rounded leader, passionate about public service and community building to become our next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). This is a truly unique chance to play a lead role in a dynamic and growing community — large enough to need significant oversight, yet small enough to feel the direct results of decisions and get to know residents on a day-to-day basis.
The UNA is the guiding government for the 13,000 residents who live across five residential neighbourhoods located on UBC’s beautiful Point Grey campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. UNA residents enjoy living in close proximity to the thriving academic, cultural, and artistic milieu of the University and make up a diverse and growing population that is an important part of UBC’s community.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CAO will advise the Board in the development of strategy and policy, ensuring the Board is provided with relevant information necessary to make informed decisions based on sound business and governance practices.
The CAO will also manage the day-to-day activities of the UNA, providing leadership and support in developing and implementing policies and strategies that address the unique qualities and needs of the UNA. The CAO will act as the senior executive, leading a team of dedicated staff, and will be accountable for the overall administrative management of UNA. The CAO will effectively communicate and interface with a wide range of constituents, including UNA volunteers and residents, UBC partners, municipal stakeholders, staff, and other community partners and stakeholders.
This is an exciting time for an experienced and committed community-builder to join UNA as we plan for the future and manage our important resources. Collectively, the University neighbourhoods are one of the fastest growing communities in BC, with population growth over the last ten years of 135%, fifteen times higher than that of Vancouver. Its residents are on average younger than residents in the city of Vancouver, and over half the residents have a university degree.