Employment Opportunities at AST

AST President

Atlantic School of Theology, (AST) serves Christ’s mission by shaping effective and faithful ordained and lay leaders, and building understanding among communities of faith. Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is an ecumenical school of Theology and Christian Ministry, founded in 1971 by three institutions: the Divinity Faculty of King’s College (Anglican Church of Canada), Holy Heart Theological Seminary (the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax), and Pine Hill Divinity Hall (United Church of Canada). The School is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, offering Master of Divinity (on campus and distance programs) and Master of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies) degrees, as well as certificate and diploma programs in Theology and Ministry, Youth Ministry (distance study), and the New Evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, Continuing Professional Education Programs and Distance Education are available. The University is located in Halifax on the shores of the beautiful Northwest Arm.

Reporting to the University’s Board of Governors, the President is responsible for promoting and implementing the mission of the University, and leading the University to high levels of performance and recognition. A motivational leader, the President will bring experience in leading a complex organization and have a demonstrated passion for the impact of a faith based education on students, employers, and communities. They will be highly results oriented, working with numerous stakeholders, both internal and external, to advance AST’s mission and vision, while not straying from its history, traditions and values. The President will be able to communicate the impact of the changing external context into new strategic opportunities, raising AST’s academic profile on a regional, provincial, national, and international basis. As the University’s chief spokesperson, the President will demonstrate superior communication skills and will be a champion for academic program excellence, as well as raise the profile of the University. She/he will be able to raise funds and foster strategic partnerships that connect the University with the community, and educational partners.

A committed Christian, the President will be an astute relationship builder and catalyst for cooperation, a strategic thinker, an open and frank communicator, and a champion of change for a publicly funded ecumenical University in an environment where a changing church means a changing school. A natural collaborator, the President will bring a PhD or equivalent degree, a strong academic and teaching record and ideally, leadership experience within an academic environment. She/he will be a charismatic leader whose skills and characteristics will play an instrumental role in shaping the future development of theological education.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity for a 5 year renewable term appointment with a full benefits package and competitive salary, please contact Mr. Steve Foran, Chair of the Board and of the Presidential Search Committee at steve@steveforan.com or by calling 902-802-8494. To apply online please send your expression of interest and resume to ldyermann@kbrs.ca or http://jobs.kbrs.ca/Careers/10568/. This position will remain open until filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in this search.


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