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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barrys Bay, Ontario
Date Posted 03/09/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, which provides an integrated Catholic liberal arts program in the beautiful Madawaska Valley, seeks to appoint a new president to begin July 2021. The new president will lead a private Canadian Catholic college, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies, in its growth to a flourishing four-year Catholic liberal arts college.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate or equivalent, have a deep understanding of, and a strong commitment to, the liberal arts, and:

-have a minimum of ten years of experience in university administration, as well as institutional development, higher education management, and fundraising;

-have a measurable record of successful and ethical academic leadership in governance, long-term planning, and fiscal responsibility;

-have experience in articulating the value of growing Catholic liberal arts institutions in the context of Canadian higher education.

Personal Skills
The candidate must have:

-the ability and conviction to promote Catholic liberal arts education as part of the “New Evangelization”;

-strong communication and public relations skills;

-the ability to relate easily to the internal groups constituting SWC, as well as other postsecondary institutions, various levels of Canadian government, clergy (including bishops), and the local community;

-the ability to lead by example in a growing Catholic institution, to initiate new developments in a collegial manner, and to be the public representative of SWC.

The president must be a faithful and prayerful Catholic who is willing to commit annually to the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and who is willing to commit to this apostolic work.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Review of applications is underway. Position is open until filled.

Start date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated.

To apply, candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Subsequently, a candidate may be invited to submit three letters of recommendation (two professional and one pastoral), and a two-page statement describing his or her vision for Catholic liberal arts education and how the faith informs and shapes his or her academic life and leadership.

Interested candidates may address a letter of application to Dr. Natasha Duquette, Coordinator of the Presidential Search Committee, and send it along with their C.V. to:

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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