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As the pilot phase of Memorial's succession planning program nears completion, we are in the process of evaluating, planning and decision-making. 

The current nomination period is closed (May 2012).

The Succession Planning pool includes:

· Finance and Administration: Positions that have responsibility for departmental human resources and financial management, and the financial management of programs and services

· Senior Leadership: Positions responsible for the strategic leadership of administrative departments and services

· Information Management: Positions responsible for the collection, organization, and management of records, collections, and/or information

· Information Technology: Positions responsible for the leadership, organization, management, and strategic use of information technology

· Senior Administrative Support: Positions that provide administrative support to the Offices of the President, Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents, and other senior leaders

· Student Services: Positions that provide leadership to the area of student services and programs

· Management: Positions with an occupational skill set that require management skills

 The following process is used for nominations:

 If you are interested in being nominated or nominating a colleague as a candidate for succession planning, the following guidelines will assist you in preparing the nomination:

  1. Individuals can be nominated for succession planning by a supervisor, peer or self-nominated
  2. The employment areas for which nominations are being sought will be identified through the annual staff survey and published on this website.
  3. Complete the applicaton form. Attach a current resume including education, work history, professional development, special skills and expertise, volunteer experience and references
  4. A letter of reference from an individual (other than the nominator) outlining the candidate's suitablity for succession planning
  5. If self-nominated, provide a MAXIMUM two-page statement describing your suitability as a candidate for the succession planning process at Memorial
  6. If the candidate is being nominated by another person, the nominator should submit a two-page statement describing the person's suitability as a candidate for the succession planning process. Also, please include a letter from the candidate, in which, he/she states acceptance (of the nomination), and describes their interest. Please ensure the candidate signs the application form.
  7. Completed forms can be submitted to Susan Brown, Succession Planning Coordinator, Office of the Vice-President (Administration and Finance) A2026. Please write "CONFIDENTIAL" on the envelope.

Nomination Checklist:

Completed Application Form

  • Current Resume
  • Reference Letter
  • Statements:
    • Self-nominators: Statement of Suitability and Interest
    • Nominators: Statement of Suitability and, from candidate, Statement of Acceptance and Interest
  • Application Form signed by Nominee and Nominator