President & CEO

Langara College

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September 16, 2021
Vancouver, Canada
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The Institution: Langara College

Langara College (snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓) courses and programs were first offered in 1965 at King Edward Centre as part of Vancouver City College. Since 1970, the current campus on West 49th Avenue has housed Langara's programs for almost 50 years. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. Langara College Continuing Studies was established in 1997. To provide more space, a new classroom and office building was opened in January 1997. The new library/classroom building was opened in September 2007. Langara College began the construction of the Science and Technology Building in 2013 as part of Phase II (of IV) of the Master Plan to upgrade and expand the campus. Construction was officially completed in September 2016.


To learn more, please visit Langara’s website.


The Opportunity: President & CEO

Appointed by the Board of Governors, the President and CEO (“President”) serves as the College's Chief Executive Officer and is accountable for the development and implementation of the College’s Strategic Plan, vision, mission, values and goals. The President leads the College community to preserve and enhance Langara’s reputation locally, nationally, and globally. The President is accountable for providing strategic, visionary, informed, and effective leadership and decision-making in a complex, multi-faceted, and public context. The President serves as a member of the Board of Governors, and in this capacity ensures College resources are available for Board initiatives and participates in the essential functions of the Board, including governance, compliance, and policy formulation.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:


  • A graduate degree (doctorate degree preferred) from a recognized, accredited institution;
  • At least ten years of recent, relevant senior administrative experience at a post-secondary institution; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Experience reporting to a board or serving on boards are assets; instructional experience is an asset;
  • A broad knowledge of trends in post-secondary education, in B.C., nationally and internationally;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Indigenous partners and advancing Indigenization in a post-secondary setting;
  • Experience supporting international education; committed to intercultural engagement;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion;
  • Extensive experience and knowledge to create policies and encourage practices that are congruent with best practices in HR management, risk management, and service provision; and
  • Knowledge of change management in the context of large technology transformation projects.


The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here


Contact: Nick Lay, Hannah Donovan, or Tony Kirschner

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Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

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