President, Canada

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Pearson College UWCCanada

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Founded to advance international peace and understanding, Pearson College educates global change-makers and leaders who will transform the world for the better. The College is home to a deliberately diverse community of 200 pre-university (Grade 12 and gap year) students from over 150 countries who enjoy a transformative IB and experiential educational experience in an inspiring setting along the forested shores of Vancouver Island. Pearson is part of the United World College movement, a group of 18 innovative schools and colleges around the world with a common purpose to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

The Board now seek an outstanding President to lead the College into an important and strategically critical stage in its evolution. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of an exceptional organization, to inspire a diverse educational community and to return Pearson to its roots as a distinctive, agenda-setting organization in global education.

The next President will be an experienced leader with the strategic and organizational skills to thrive in this multi-faceted post, holding in balance the internal and external dimensions of the role. He or she will bring a track record of successful change management, a strong understanding of the business dimensions of 21st century school leadership, and the capacity to creatively evaluate different pathways to financial sustainability. Authentic and engaging, the next President will inspire and energize faculty, staff and students, building strong relationships with donors, and effectively positioning Pearson UWC as a leading force for peace and international understanding on a global stage. Applications are welcome from within and outside of the education sector, but all candidates must have a deep resonance with Pearson’s heritage, mission and values.

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 4466. The closing date for applications 23:00 PT on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.

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More about Pearson College UWC
Phase: Higher Education
Gender: Mixed
Address: 650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4H7, Canada. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +1 250 391 2411