President, Trebas Institute

July 08, 2021

Location: Montreal

Founded in 1979, the Trebas Institute, with campuses in Montreal and Toronto, is deeply rooted in the music and entertainment industry and is distinguished by its creative and supportive environment. Trebas prides itself on comprehensive and practical hands-on training in response to the growing need for proficient and versatile music recording & business professionals, film makers, and event planners. Trebas offers students the unique combination of versatile programs, a hands-on, empathetic approach to student services, and exceptional quality in every aspect of their facilities, faculty, and staff. The College is a member of the Global University Systems (GUS) Canada network of higher education institutions. In October 2020, Trebas was recognized as one of the best institutions in the category Where to train as an artist at the Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards.

Reporting to the Managing Director of GUS Canada Colleges and the Chief Executive Officer of GUS Canada, the President is a strategic leader, directly responsible for creating and implementing the strategic plan. The President will create a strong vision for the future, expanding and building talent and leading organizational growth. The incumbent provides strategic leadership for the College and is responsible for the delivery of educational and operational services. The President will be responsible for advancing the College’s educational initiatives involving intercollegiate articulation, developmental education and learning resources systems. Comfort with making data-driven decisions is essential, as well as perseverance and a strong commitment to the College’s mission and its student success agenda.

Located in Montreal, the President will oversee the Montreal and Toronto campus and will be a part of the GUS Canada board. Externally, the President will represent the institute as an active, dynamic, and high-profile spokesperson and ambassador for Trebas in a manner that positions the institute as a leader in talent development for the music and entertainment industries. Internally, the President will build and empower a talented senior leadership team in the ongoing improvement of the organization’s programs, services, and activities to ensure maximum impact, value to students and mentors, growth, and financial sustainability.

The successful candidate whose personal and professional values mirror and build upon the core values of the College, such as student-focus, integration of individuals, respect and quality education, must have experience and proven success in innovative strategic thinking, planning and operations management. S/he will possess a toolkit for supporting a growing school and a successful track record in team building and leadership. The President must have the ability to build and maintain trusting, collegial relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Governing Board, as well as a strong ability to lead, inspire, and execute the long-term vision and strategies of Trebas Institute.

You possess a strong network and in-depth insights into the music, film, entertainment, and/or technology industries from your direct work experience within the Canadian and/or international entertainment/music ecosystem. Your success will also be contingent on the following essential qualities: Industry experience, vision and strategic foresight, organizational leadership, Inclusive leadership, communication and advocacy skills, and change management. Finally, you are thoroughly versed with the Quebec college systems and/or other complex institutions, you excel at interpersonal relationships and you are comfortable communicating in both English and French.

This is an exceptional opportunity at an exceptional Institution, at a time of significant growth. The challenge is to take the reigns and leave your hallmark of leadership with the goal of providing the students at Trebas Institute with the best educational experience possible.

To apply for this position, please submit your Resume to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Trebas Institute believes in diversity of thought and experience, and strongly encourages candidates of all backgrounds and identities to apply. Every new hire brings their own perspectives and unique qualities to the team, and Trebas is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone is empowered to do their best work.

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