St Clair College
St. Clair College would like to recognize and acknowledge that it sits on the three fires confederacy’s traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations. We would also like to acknowledge the many other tribes and indigenous nations that call this beautiful land home. We give thanks to the land and surrounding Water for sustaining us.
St. Clair College is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of diverse sexuality and gender, and persons with disabilities.
St. Clair College is one of Ontario’s premier post-secondary institutions, providing accessible, dynamic, and supportive educational experiences that promote career innovation and readiness. With campuses in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Toronto, St. Clair is home to over 14,000 full-time students studying in over 120 advanced diplomas, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificate programs in the areas of Health, Technology & Trades, Business & Information Technology, Media Arts, and Social Services. The College enjoys fruitful entrepreneurship, research, and innovation partnerships with business and community stakeholders, facilitated by technologies and solutions. St. Clair College has accomplished significant growth and financial sustainability in the last decade, driven by enrolment, campus expansion, program development and new pathway agreements with institutions in Ontario and internationally. It is within this context that the College seeks an experienced and collaborative leader for its next President as it continues building its brand as a community-centered destination college graduating job-ready students.
Reporting to the Board of Governors and working in collaboration with St. Clair’s engaged community of faculty, staff, and students, the President will lead the College in optimizing new opportunities aligned with its strategic priorities of academic excellence, student success, community engagement and economic impact, staff development and wellness, campus expansion, and financial sustainability and transparency. As Chief Executive Officer of the College, the President will also successfully manage the infrastructure of human, educational, financial, and physical resources required to develop and deliver the College’s post-secondary educational programming. Nurturing reciprocal relationships with government stakeholders, industry leaders, community partners, educational institutions, parents, students, and alumni is essential in the role.
The President will possess a track record of leadership that reflects a future-focused, entrepreneurial, and relational approach. They will provide collegial leadership to a multi-faceted team, foster collaboration and a culture of empowerment and trust, and demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the student experience. The President will be energetic and accessible, with an orientation to building open and transparent relationships within the College and externally. An excellent communicator and motivator, a champion of college education, and an advocate for advancing institutional Indigeneity, equity, diversity, and inclusion are all essential in the next President. The successful candidate will fully embrace St. Clair’s culture and community, demonstrate passion and a commitment to continued success, and exhibit integrity, sound judgment, and kindness.
Applications are encouraged immediately at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/18887. For more information, please contact Andrea Patrick and Krutika Hotwani at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of candidates will begin in May 2023, with the successful candidate taking office in the spring/summer of 2024. If accommodation is required at any stage of the process, please inform Odgers Berndtson.