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Job Opportunity: Department Manager:Western University

Job description:

Department Manager

by Western University

Reference #: 32901
Employment type: Full-time
Job location: London, ON
Date Published: Nov 14, 2023

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

income Grade: 14

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western practice" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new expertise, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The Department of Sociology at Western seeks to foster and produce sociological research, to develop and enhance the research expertise of our students, and to strive towards research excellence among all researchers in the department. Moreover, we seek to educate students at the graduate and undergraduate level, to teach them critical thinking and research expertise, encourage them to think theoretically about social phenomena, and impart expertise about social institutions, social processes, social relations, and various dimensions of social practice.


The Manager is a key member of the management team in Sociology, working closely with the Department Chair, Undergraduate and Graduate Chairs, and Centre Directors to lead the current and future direction of the Department. The Manager ensures the efficient and effective functioning of administrative, strategic, operational, and financial processes and procedures to achieve the department’s educational and research goals. The Manager is responsible for the development of the Department’s Strategic Plan and Operating Budget and leads their implementation to ensure prosperous alignment with the Faculty’s and Western’s strategic goals, while providing leadership abilities, coaching, and mentorship to assist staff within the Department to achieve their expected results. The Manager coordinates many of the Chair’s administrative responsibilities and ensures compliance with appropriate collective agreements and Western policies and procedures. The Manager also supervises all departmental finances relating to administration, research, both domestic and international, and endowments.


suitable education
-    Undergraduate Degree in Business/Finance or a related field
-    Working towards or completion of a recognized financial/professional designation (e.g., CHRL, CHRP or CPA)
-    Master’s degree in Business/Finance or a related field is preferred

-    5 years’ practice in administration/operations, finance including previous budgeting, human resources, and implementation and operationalization of strategic planning, within a unionized environment
-    3-5 years leadership abilities/managery practice    
-    Work practice in an academic and unionized environment preferred

expertise, expertise & Abilities:
-    Strong leadership abilities and management expertise with the capability to develop a shared vision to lead and coach employees to excellence
-    Results-oriented with the capability to motivate and coach employees to meet high performance standards, while working effectively as a member of the leadership abilities team
-    Demonstrated advanced judgment, analytical, and problem-solving expertise with a consultative and collaborative approach to covering issues and opportunities
-    Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an capability to offer creative solutions
-    Excellent verbal and written communication expertise and confidence dealing with all levels of an organization with the capability to converse with, write reports for, and deliver presentations
-    Advanced computer expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
-    Demonstrated commitment to continuing learning and professional development
-    Strong capability to analyze sizable amounts of detail/data with analytical expertise in the areas of financial and business management to draft budget proposals, forecast expenses, and monitor significant accounts
-    Demonstrated expertise of financial budgeting, analysis and principles, Human Resources principles and practices, collective agreement language and interpretation, Employment Standards Act and other significant legislation
-    Proven capability and natural inclination to interact with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
-    Strict sense of confidentiality
-    Proven capability to take initiative and in-depth expertise of how to champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation
-    capability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities
-    practice in PeopleSoft HR and Finance, or other management/accounting software is preferred

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for candidates with disabilities all over the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, Contact Us by Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested candidates are asked to visit For more information and to apply online referencing job #32901 by midnight on November 27th 2023

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.



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