Wednesday, November 10, 2010
EMPLOYMENT: Director, The Coady International Institute and Vice President, St. Francis Xavier University
The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University is Canada's leading institute
specialized in leadership education for development. Today, more than 5000 Coady graduates are
transforming communities and organizations in over 130 countries.
As Director of the Coady Institute and University Vice President you report to the President of St.
Francis Xavier University and are a member of the University’s Executive Team. You will provide
the compelling vision and strategic direction that will continue to position the Coady Institute as a
knowledge leader and innovator. Leading a team of skilled professionals, you will drive expansion
of the Coady’s educational programming, research and partnership development initiatives. You
will ensure the Institute’s fiscal health through ongoing fundraising, innovative campaigns and
donor stewardship. In your capacity as Vice President, you will contribute directly to the
University’s overall direction while cultivating opportunities to create leverage between the Coady
Institute and the University more broadly.
As the ideal candidate, you have a strong understanding of the international development arena,
familiarity with the latest innovations in development practice, and passion for the role that
leadership education plays in effecting positive change. You have significant leadership experience
with an international or internationally-focused NGO, or have held a senior government and/or
private sector position working in an international context. Your ability to see and build upon
opportunity will be highly valued, as will your impressive record of organizational leadership, fiscal
management, community development and stakeholder relations.