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Principal SearchSt. Andrew’s College invites applicants for the position of Principal, beginning July 1, 2018.

We are a vibrant, ecumenical, intimate, justice-seeking, diverse, inclusive, affirming community of teachers, learners and supporters. A theological college of The United Church of Canada, the College is rooted in a Prairie context and housed in an historic building located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan.

The Principal provides theological vision and academic, pastoral and institutional leadership to the College, and brings life to the College’s mission.

This is a full-time position with a 5-year renewable term, beginning July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is responsible to the Board of Regents of the College, and serves ex officio on the Board, Executive and committees of the Board as provided for in the St. Andrew’s College Act and the College’s Bylaws. The Board of Regents recently approved a new Strategic Plan for the College to 2020.

The Principal provides leadership, inspiration and support to a teaching faculty of 5 and an administrative team and staff of 11, as well as to students, volunteers, board members and supporters. The College, situated in an historic building that features a chapel, residence, library, community lounge, offices and classrooms, is an affiliated college of the University of Saskatchewan, and a member of the Saskatoon Theological Union, an ecumenical association with Lutheran and Anglican partner institutions. The College has an international partnership with Hanshin Graduate School of Theology In Seoul, South Korea.

Required qualifications of the position include a graduate degree (preferably a doctorate in a theological field); a record of achievement in leadership, pastoral ministry and/or higher education; participation in a faith community; leadership excellence in financial planning and management, development and fundraising, strategic planning and managing change; demonstrated excellence in leading, inspiring, and supporting others; excellence in verbal and written communication skills with the ability to advance the College’s mission and foster effective relationships within a diverse community; personal qualities of integrity and credibility; and commitment to the values and ethos of The United Church of Canada and St. Andrew’s College. Although this is not primarily a teaching position, teaching experience in a theological college is an asset, as are a knowledge of or willingness to learn the ethos and polity of the United Church and of life in a broadly defined Prairie context, and the ability and willingness to act as an effective ambassador within the courts of the church, in ecumenical contexts, and in relationships with other institutions of learning.

According to tradition and in keeping with the College’s Justice Statement which upholds the concept of salary parity, the Principal is paid and receives professional development funds and benefits at the same level as the faculty, plus a Principal’s stipend. Faculty salaries are set at Category 8, Step 5 on The United Church of Canada’s salary scale.

Detailed information about the position of Principal and St. Andrew's College is available by downloading a copy of the position profile, the college's Strategic Plan and this notice.

Applications should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three referees, and should be submitted by June 9. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed, and primary consideration will be given, to Canadian citizens and permanent residents;however, applications are welcome from all qualified women and men.

Enquiries, applications, and nominations may be addressed to the address below, or by email to melanie.schwanbeck@usask.ca.

Dr. Lea Pennock, Chair of the Search Committee
St. Andrew’s College
1121 College Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 0W3