Project Director

Yorkville University & Toronto Film School

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville Education Company as a leading provider of post-secondary education also makes us an exceptional place to work. We are a modern and progressive institution that prioritizes diversity, opens doors to those often overlooked and provides pathways to successful careers.

Yorkville Education LP launched in 2004 with a simple idea: to offer people in search of a purposeful path with the flexible, rigorous and career-focused degrees they need to succeed. With campuses in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick, we equip our online and on-campus graduates from both Yorkville University and Toronto Film School with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers seek out. Every member of our team – from the President, right on down to the newest hire – shares a passion for learning, teaching and growing, both as individuals and as a collective. While our focus remains on providing our students with transformative, accessible and flexible higher education pathways, we also nurture an inclusive, supportive and genuinely kind work environment for our employees in three provinces.

If you want to help transform the Canadian post-secondary education landscape and shine a light on academic excellence, please join us.

Who we need:

Our university is actively seeking a Project Director to join the Transformation team. The successful candidate will be responsible for various projects that will transform our organization.

The position works with the Chief Transformation Officer in all activities related to Toronto Film School and Yorkville University. The ideal candidate for this position has extensive experience in Project Management in matrix organizations

If you want to take on a role in an environment that makes a profound difference on the experience of students, we would love to talk to you.

What’s in it for you:

We provide a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our team shares a passion for learning, teaching, and growing. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and diverse work environment throughout our three campus locations.

– Health Benefits
– Dental Coverage
– Competitive Salary
– Fun, competitive, and challenging work environment
– Incentives and rewards
– Career growth
– Free Tuition for all Yorkville University Programs
– Employee and Family Assistance Program

What you will do:

– Collaborate & partner with all departments to manage various projects across all campuses
– Develop processes to manage multiple projects simultaneously ensuring teams are held accountable to meet deadlines and achieve project milestones
– Manage multiple projects / initiatives concurrently
– Collaborate with functional experts to ensure proper change management including communication strategy and training
– Partner with senior leaders to ensure success of project

What you bring:

– Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business Administration
– 10+ years in project management in large/matrix organizations
– Ability to develop and present
– Experience leading multi-functional teams in a matrix setting
– Excellent written and oral communication
– Proven track record of Introduction, Implementation and follow through of change

What you bring:

– You are dedicated to student success and have experience working in a post-secondary environment (e.g. registrars office, student services, career services etc). Preferred qualifications and skills are:
– Bachelor’s degree required
– 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role
– Demonstrated ability to apply technology to records, registration and reports
– Ability to collaborate with Deans, Directors and Chairs to achieve University goals
– Strong interpersonal, oral and communications skills
– Excellent systems and computer skills
– A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail
– Demonstrated project management, organization and supervisory skills
– Strong customer service orientation

What does the best of all worlds mean at Yorkville Education?

– An atmosphere that successfully blends an entrepreneurial culture with education. We value innovation and continuously look towards expanding our programming, working with the latest research, tools, and solutions. As a private school with government approval of our offerings, we have the opportunity to do more, stay current, and be future-forward.
– The chance to accelerate your career and disrupt education by responding to the needs you see and purposefully challenging the status quo. Everything we do here is about delighting and engaging our employees – and ultimately our students- from mentorship to teaching, from creative outlets to analytical ones.
– A place where all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments and can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres. We celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access.
– The opportunity to grow with access to free courses, certifications, and programs – right up to our Doctorate offerings.
– An appreciation for the insights and skills you bring to work with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a wide breadth of wellness services, and a work-life balance.

Join us

We welcome and appreciate candidates with a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, express your interest now.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville Education Company and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability, please notify Human Resources at 1-877- 429-4029.

Job Type: Full-time

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