The Board of Trustees of Booth University College, under the auspices of the Booth University College Presidential Search Committee, invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of President. The appointment of the new President will be made with effect on 1 July 2020.
Booth University College is a vibrant, growing Christian liberal arts institution offering on campus and distance learning opportunities leading to Bachelor Degrees in Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, English and Film Studies, General Studies, Psychology, Religion and Social Work and Certificate Programs in Christian Studies and Liberal Arts.
The new President will possess an earned doctoral degree or terminal degree in a related discipline, excellent communications skills and experience in leading and managing a complex organization in a challenging financial environment. S/he will be a servant leader, who possesses a commitment to academic quality and an ability to identify, recruit, manage and nurture academic and administrative talent.
Review of applications will begin April 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a letter outlining their interest in and qualification for the position and a complete curriculum vita. The names and contact data for referees will be required once initial screening is complete.
Applications and nominations may be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Kim Wilson, at: Presidential_Search@BoothUC.ca
For more information about Booth UC and the full position profile go to: BoothUC.ca/2020-Presidential-Search
Booth University College Position Profile
Booth University College, a growing university college rooted in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition, seeks a new president for appointment with effect on 1 July 2020.
Description of Booth University College
Booth University College’s mission emphasizes teaching, research and public service in support of its motto, “Education for a Better World.” The president is expected to embrace and further refine this mission to produce greater cohesion and interaction among programs. As it implements its current strategic plan, Booth University College will need to be proactive to achieve student growth targets and to prepare students to participate in an increasingly inter-connected and challenging world.
Booth University College is a Christian liberal arts institution with an on-campus and distance learning enrolment of 500 (approximately 290 FTEs). The Booth campus is located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg is a culturally vibrant city of over 700,000 including large Indigenous, Asian, African, European and Latin American communities. Learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.winnipeg.ca.
On-campus programs include: Bachelor Degrees in Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, English and Film, General Studies, Psychology, Religion and Social Work and Certificate Programs in Christian Studies and Liberal Arts.
In addition to its on-campus programs, Booth University College includes:
The School for Continuing Studies, a modern well equipped centre of learning which focuses on on-campus and distance learning experiences for degree completion and currently offers unique certificate programs including: Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care, Not-for-Profit Management and Congregational Leadership; and
The Centre for Salvation Army Studies, a small, focused institute within Booth University College whose overall purpose is to nurture high quality research on The Salvation Army, which now operates in 130 countries around the globe.
Today, Booth University College is realizing Salvation Army founder William Booth’s dream of having a “University of Humanity.” From its establishment in 1982 as Catherine Booth Bible College, Booth sought to bring together faith and rigorous academics. In 2006, recognizing the evolving needs of The Salvation Army and society-at-large, Booth’s Board of Trustees cast a new vision for the institution. Booth would become a “growing Christian university college of choice” with an expanded mission that resembled more closely William Booth’s dream of a university of humanity. This re-cast vision led to transformational change including the development and renewal of new and existing programs. In June 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba passed legislation that gave Booth its current university status. At that time, the name of the institution was changed to Booth University College.
The Board of Trustees believes that the next president of Booth University College will be well positioned to lead the institution into a future that includes increased awareness of the institution’s programs and successes both nationally and internationally and a further name change from William and Catherine Booth University College to William and Catherine Booth University.
Position Profile and Key Accountabilities
The President reports to the Booth University College Board of Trustees and is the Chief Executive Officer of the University College. As such the President
Minimal Acceptable Qualifications and Competencies:
Candidates must have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and be able to motivate and consult widely with faculty, staff, students, alumni and The Salvation Army. As a denominational university college, Booth’s by-laws require that the next president be a Salvationist in good standing with The Salvation Army.
The President does not act alone but must develop a strong leadership team. The President must know how to consult and collaborate with faculty and staff while maintaining strong leadership of the University College.
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of the following:
1. Executive Leadership
2. Academic Credibility
Education: Earned doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant discipline
Required: Experience leading and managing a complex organization in a challenging financial environment.
Preferred: Successful leadership experience in higher education administration and a record of excellence in teaching, research and service activities.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
3. External Relations and Partnering
4. Character and Integrity
The next President of Booth University College
Applications and Nominations
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that application materials will be provided to members of the Search Committee.
Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately upon submission and continue until the completion of the search process. Applications and nominations in electronic format will be received in confidence at Presidential_Search@BoothUC.ca. As a minimum, applications should include:
Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a list of at least 3 references including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant. Submission of the list of references authorizes the committee to contact these individuals directly.
Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same e-mail address as that provided for applications.
For more information about Booth University College and the presidential search go to: BoothUC.ca/Presidential-Search