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4 Jun 2018

Executive Management Chair, Mir Centre for Peace

Selkirk CollegeCastlegar, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

Selkirk College seeks an established scholar with a research program in the areas of peace studies and/or reconciliation to lead the Mir Centre for Peace Under the supervision of the Dean, the Mir Centre for Peace Chair will provide leadership on the following areas: the development of a strategic plan for the Mir Centre for Peace, supporting locally based peace education, civil discourse and inquiry, and the development of relevant programming and services. Considerations in the planning include a recognition of the Mir Centre’s existing community, internal, and external educational activities and their further strategic development. In addition, the Chair will partner with other divisions in the institution to provide collaborative advice and support regarding the College’s commitment to reconciliation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The development of a strategic plan for the Mir Centre for Peace, supporting locally based peace education, civil discourse and inquiry, and the development of relevant programming and services in specific areas including:

  • Relevant responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action; Restorative Justice applied research
  • Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping; Social Equity and Poverty Reduction
  • Climate Justice, community based mediation, dialogue and civil discourse
  • Inter-cultural safety, education and competency development
  • In consultation with the advisory board, develop and implement a three-year strategi plan for the Mir Centre for Peace
  • Provide guidance and support to Selkirk College and the West Kootenay-Boundary region in research, education and capacity building in Peace Studies, related applied research relevant to the region and with external partners, and in initiatives related to Reconciliation
  • Provide leadership and consultatation with relevant advisory bodies, external partners, and community organizations
  • Involve students and community members in the development of educational and research programming in priority areas
  • Write applications for project and research funding; undertake specific teaching assignments assigned by the Dean

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Successful experience in building and implementing a strategic plan
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with (regional, provincial, national or international) stakeholders
  • Ability to develop successful grant proposals; ability to meet deadlines and work with multiple project timelines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in building and executing a research program; an excellent teaching record
  • A track record in research in the areas of peace, justice and/or reconciliation, preferably at the provincial or national level

Education and Experience

  • A Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in a relevant discipline
  • A candidate with Master’s degree and an exceptional track record may be considered
  • Experience in developing and offering curriculum

Please submit the following when applying:

  • Curriculum vitae that outlines academic, research and professional experience and primary areas of expertise
  • A professional portfolio describing activities that show the impact of your expertise and work on organizational, institutional or community transformation.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A brief concept paper (one to two pages) outlining ideas about how you will approach the role of Mir Centre for Peace Chair

Selkirk College believes in inclusivity and supports the Calls to Action under the TRC report. Candidates applying for this position who have the qualifications and Indigenous ancestry are encouraged to apply.

This is a regular, part time 80% position commencing August 1, 2018. The salary range is $2,194.04 – $3,525.58 bi-weekly (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the applicable Collective Agreement.

Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Executive Management. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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