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1 PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH August 2014

2 REGENT COLLEGE, a transdenominational, evangelical graduate college in Vancouver, Canada, will have a vacancy for the office of President in August The College was founded in 1968 as an innovative graduate school of theology, with education of the laity its central focus. Above all, it seeks to cultivate intelligent, vigorous and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church, and His world. Regent offers graduate degrees with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary integration of faith with scholarship, the fostering of thoughtful Christian vocation, and a vibrant witness to Christ in the church, the academy, the arts and the marketplace. Based in Vancouver, the College is engaged in global networks of theology and Christian practice through its accomplished faculty, students and alumni. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the US and Canada, the College is also affiliated with the adjacent campus of the University of British Columbia. Regent has 17 full-time faculty, and more than 30 emeritus, sessional and other instructors. Each year the student body of 1200 students includes more than 30 denominations from 40 countries. Students come from many vocations, academic fields and life experiences. The successful candidate will be a scholar who has demonstrated skills in strategic leadership, fundraising, and administration. They are looking for a President of mature Christian character including outstanding interpersonal skills.

3 YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD Now you know where to begin. The Global Mission of Regent College is to cultivate intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His Church and His world. Their Educational Mission is for students, through their time at Regent College, to become more fully integrated in Christ, so that their minds are filled with the truth of Christ, their imaginations captivated by the glory of Christ, and their characters formed according to the virtues of Christ. VALUES 1. A Graduate School of Christian Studies As a community of Christian scholars, we believe that rigorous academic study is an expression of our love for God and that it is vital to the health and mission of the church. 2. What We Believe: Historical Evangelicalism We affirm the unique authority and trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures, the supremacy of Christ, the necessity of personal repentance and faith, and the importance of bearing witness to Christ in word and deed. At the same time, we recognize the importance of holding and defending evangelical convictions graciously and reasonably. 3. Whom We Serve: The Church, the Marketplace and the Academy Regent College was founded for the purpose of providing graduate level theological education to lay believers. Through our core curriculum, we continue to strive to provide a fully integrated theological education to students from all backgrounds, including those arriving from careers in the church, the marketplace and the academy. 4. What We Look Like: People and Space The College is intentionally diverse. We value the energy and insight that come from bringing together women and men of different denominational traditions, from different ethnic and national backgrounds, and with very different vocational goals in view. Our relatively small, light-filled facility fosters personal interaction and face-to-face learning. And our location on the campus of a major university encourages us to work and think in the larger context of contemporary society and culture. 5. Prayer Regent College s core vision is not so much something that we have determined ourselves as it is the gift of God, entrusted to us for the sake of the church and the world. Everything we undertake depends entirely upon God s gracious provision.

4 GRADUATE PROGRAM OFFERINGS Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies Master of Arts in Theological Studies Master of Divinity Master of Theology Goal: Gain a foundation in the Christian faith, and find out why theological education is important for the whole body of Christ, not just those working for churches or parachurch groups. Goal: Gain vocational clarity as the student learns to integrate faith into everyday life and work, whether in the marketplace, academy, home, or church. Goal: Prepare for work as a pastor, missionary, church worker, or professional in a parachurch organization. Goal: Prepare for a doctorate and an academic vocation by pursuing focused studies in a particular area of interest. The ThM is also the perfect academic supplement to the MDiv. 24 credit hours 60 credit hours 90 credit hours Min. 24 credit hours WHY STUDENTS CHOOSE REGENT COLLEGE INTEGRATIVE THINKING The interdisciplinary approach means that Regent isn t just for pastors but for all God s people. VOCATIONAL CLARITY Students leave Regent with vocational clarity and a clearer understanding of their role in the body of Christ. INNOVATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAMS The programs are known worldwide for the calibre of content. WORLD-CLASS FACULTY Students learn from internationally respected, theologically-innovative academics. SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY Relationships formed in class develop deeply through academic and spiritual exploration. PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION Studying at Regent is transformational few leave unchanged. JUST THE RIGHT SIZE Students belong to a close-knit unit with immediate access to a much larger university campus. DIVERSE STUDENT BODY Regent s student body has representatives from 40 countries and 30 denominations. ARTS & CULTURE At Regent, all forms of arts and culture are embraced as expressions of God s creative spirit. BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS, BEAUTIFUL CITY Vancouver is rated as one of the world s most livable cities. THOUGHTFUL EVANGELICALISM Regent strives continually to be true to the historical church and to Scripture.

5 POSITION DESCRIPTION COLLEGE PRESIDENT SUMMARY The President/Chief Executive Officer of Regent College is appointed by the College s Board of Governors for a five-year term, and is eligible for a subsequent term with the agreement of the Board. The President reports and is accountable to the Board, and provides dynamic leadership to the College, its faculty, staff, and students, and to the wider Regent community of alumni, donors and supporters. The President will be committed to Regent s statement of Christian faith and its moral vision statement and ensure these are honoured in all aspects of College life. The Regent President has three roles: DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES a) As Chief Executive Officer the President is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and decision-making necessary for the effective and efficient achievement of the College s strategies and objectives, its vision, mission and culture. b) As Chief Development Officer the President provides leadership in the external relations of the College, with particular emphasis on heading the fund-raising activities of the College. c) As a member of Faculty the President provides academic leadership, supporting and directing the Faculty, teaching, lecturing and writing as appropriate, and may delegate to the Academic Dean substantial administrative responsibilities. The College is searching for a President who can lead the College through personal commitment to the Regent ethos. The President will endorse and build upon Regent s calling as a transdenominational evangelical Christian community of graduate learning, committed to the integration of faith, scholarship, vocation, the arts and the public sphere. The College expects its President to provide visionary leadership in administering and promoting Regent s academic, student, fundraising and financial activities, recognizing the creative innovation that has marked the College from its inception. Strategic insight and action concerning key issues affecting the College s future development will be a priority for the next President. Excellence is required in stewarding the human, financial and physical resources of the College, with demonstrated skills in financial management, budgeting and fund-raising. The successful candidate will be an accomplished communicator, able to convey Regent s ethos and activities, and equipped to relate and communicate effectively among the College s diverse constituencies.

6 While practised in making hard decisions, the President will simultaneously cultivate a Christian model of servant leadership, committed to the spiritual formation of the Regent assembly and nurturing a Christ-centred learning and caring community. The President will be effective in coordinating the skills and expertise of both Faculty and Staff, and will foster healthy working relationships throughout the College. Consistent with the high standards of scholarship among Regent s outstanding faculty members and students, the President will preferably hold a PhD degree and present a meritorious academic record of research achievement in a specialist field related to the College s academic programs. He or she will share in the intellectual life of the College and be an exemplar and spokesperson for its theological vision. The successful candidate will be of exemplary Christian character. The President will advance the College s status as a centre of learning within a global network of theological studies and outreach, with particular emphasis on sustaining relationships around the Pacific Basin. The new President will maintain and develop Regent s strong relations with the University of British Columbia, peer theological institutions, the Association of Theological Schools, and the broader Christian community of Greater Vancouver. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY AND WOULD LIKE TO START A CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATION, PLEASE CONTACT HUTCHINSON GROUP INC.: Larry Nelson David Hutchinson University Blvd., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2E4

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