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Job Opening: St. Marks' College / Corpus Christi College

St. Mark’s College, an affiliated college of The University of British Columbia (UBC), and Corpus Christi College are conducting an extensive international search for a Principal and President, to take office July 2014, and invite expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

Located on the Vancouver campus of UBC, St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College comprise one community committed to preparing students to integrate and synthesize faith and reason to serve humanity better. Together, St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi are a centre of excellence for undergraduate and graduate Catholic education on Canada’s west coast.


St. Mark’s, the Catholic theological college at UBC, offers a range of graduate and continuing education programs to teachers, administrators, health workers and other professionals, including master’s degrees, certificates and diplomas in Religious Education, Theological Studies, Pastoral Studies, Catholic Ministry Leadership, and Educational Leadership. Through its Campus Ministry, the College provides a dynamic pastoral presence and faith development opportunities for students, faculty and staff who work and study on the university campus. For further information, please visit www.stmarkscollege.ca.

As a private, not-for-profit Catholic liberal arts college, Corpus Christi pursues its mission through its, two-year university transfer programs in arts, business, and science, which provide an Associate of Arts degree and allow students to transfer into university degree studies at UBC and across North America. The College strives to educate articulate and creative life-long learners who will be prepared to take on the intellectual, professional, and social challenges of our times. For further information, please visit www.corpuschristi.ca.

The Principal and President is the chief executive officer of both St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College and is responsible to their Executive Boards for strategic direction and the entire academic and administrative operation. The Principal and President provides leadership and works co-operatively with the Executive Boards, UBC’s Senate, faculty, staff, students and all members of the community to advance the mission and spirit of the Colleges and to raise their profiles locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Candidates must have a thorough grasp of contemporary issues in post-secondary and Catholic higher education, a collegial working style, experience or interest in advancement, and the ability to represent the interests of St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi effectively with both internal and external constituencies. The successful candidate will be a visionary and strategic academic with demonstrated administrative experience in higher education, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, a commitment to teaching, the leadership ability to guide the affairs of both institutions, and a commitment to enhancing their Catholic missions.

St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College hire on the basis of merit, are committed to employment equity, and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

The search committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate) and be forwarded electronically in confidence to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
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Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7
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