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The Centre for Christian Studies is advertising for the position of Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies.

The Centre for Christian Studies is seeking a Principal

The Centre for Christian Studies (CCS) is a national theological school, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with roots in The Anglican Church of Canada and The United Church of Canada.  Our mission is “to educate leaders for justice, compassion, and transformation.”  We prepare people for diverse ministries of diakonia (service) in both the church and world.

The principal of the Centre for Christian Studies will be a person who is deeply formed by Biblical values with a commitment to justice, to the empowering of others through transformative learning, and to a collaborative, collegial, and non-hierarchical work-style.  The principal will build upon a valued history of visionary leadership.  Familiarity with the Anglican and United Church communities and a strong understanding and commitment to diaconal ministry will also be essential.

The chosen candidate for principal of the Centre for Christian Studies will have the following skills and qualities:

  • The ability to provide visionary and transformational leadership
  • An academic background with graduate work in theology and diaconal training preferred
  • Knowledge of United Church and Anglican Church theology and governance
  • Competence in program design and implementation
  • Dedication to innovative adult education methods
  • Development and fundraising expertise
  • Good networking skills for recruitment, development, and building partnerships
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • Effective written and oral communication

This full-time permanent position is based in Winnipeg.  Remuneration is on a flat salary scale for program staff and principal.  The salary will be communicated with the submission of an application.  The benefit package is the standard staff benefit program through The United Church of Canada or The Anglican Church of Canada.

The Centre for Christian Studies staff, students, and volunteers are expected to uphold the school’s commitment to be an inclusive organization and community in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.  CCS has been recognized by Integrity as a Proud Anglican Ministry and by Affirm United as an Affirming Ministry of The United Church of Canada.

See below for a detailed position description and information package.

Applications and references should be e-mailed by February 15, 2017 to the Centre for Christian Studies Principal Search Committee at with the subject line “CCS Principal Search”.  Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (at least one of which is an academic reference).  The referees should be asked to e-mail their letters of reference directly to the Centre for Christian Studies Principal Search Committee by the application deadline.

Interviews will be held mid-March.

The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2017

CCS Principal Info Package