Director, Centre of Innovation – Health & Wellness
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If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness is committed to sharing knowledge and experience with students to help them become skilled, adaptable, compassionate and career ready graduates. Our faculty experts reinforce excellence and a commitment to social justice and transformation as students learn to work across a range of careers in the healthcare and wellness fields. Teaching and learning is student-centred with emphasis on technological innovation, diversity and integrated community and clinical industry collaborations.

Job Details

Position Title: Director, Centre of Innovation – Health & Wellness
Status: Full-Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
Campus/Location: North Campus
Salary: $90,340.99 – $135,511.48

What you will do:
The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness is responsible for leading the institution in implementing health & wellness innovation approaches into the polytechnic framework of the institution. The Director, Centre of Innovation in Health & Wellness, will be responsible for ensuring that all health & wellness innovation activity is focused on the creation of new products or processes that address issues that impact our communities on a local, national and global level. This may be done through the mobilization of fresh ideas, new technologies, and entrepreneurial thinking, while at the same time preparing Humber graduates to be the innovation leaders of the future. The Director is responsible for leveraging existing and creating new internal and external strategic networks and partnerships, which lead to the development, implementation, and delivery of a wide range of innovation projects and activities. The Director works directly with the Senior Dean, FHSW, in addition to Humber’s team of academic leaders to create an environment that supports interdisciplinary teaching and learning activity; and to ensure that Health & Wellness Innovation activities align with and support the achievement of program curriculum and experiential learning outcomes. Leveraging internal and external partnerships, the Director ensures that all activities they lead connect students, industry/community, and Humber staff in support of innovation. The Director will work with key external and internal stakeholders to ensure compliance and the appropriate alignment with the broader Humber Strategy.

What you bring to the role:
Master’s Degree required in addition to 7 years of practical, work-related experience. An understanding of the role of Health & Wellness Innovation in addressing issues impacting society at large, and the potential for the impact of applied research that leverages the breadth and depth of programming offered at Humber. Entrepreneurial experience, project management skills and designation, and a business background are considered assets. Experience managing projects (scoping, tracking, stakeholder communications, reporting) and associated budgets required. Incumbents will demonstrate sound knowledge and proven ability assessing opportunities and associated risks in a variety of disciplines. Demonstrated experience with provincial, federal, and other funding/grant opportunities; understanding of intellectual property and commercialization; excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on cross-institutional collaboration and partnership development; business development and negotiation ability; external relations and strong networking capability are required. Incumbent will possess highly developed oral, written, and presentation communication skills; proven ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple competing deadlines, and will demonstrate flexibility. Knowledge and familiarity with College structure and experience in an educational environment are highly desirable. Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and word processing software is also required.

What’s In it for you?

  • An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
  • Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
  • Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
  • Work /Life balance with extended health and dental benefits, and above-average days off due to College closure schedules
  • Amazing perks
  • Highly supportive work culture

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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.


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Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Type: FT Administration
Minimum Salary: 90,340.99
Maximum Salary: 135,511.48
Work Locations: North Campus 205 Humber College Blvd. Etobicoke M9W 5L7
Job Family: Health Sciences
Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2021
Job Posting: 9/1/21