Head of College - Knox College

Reference Number: 7400aa

Location: Dunedin

  • Dunedin Location
  • Unique Opportunity to Lead a College of Residence
  • Experienced General Manager and Educational Leader

Knox College is a residential college affiliated to the University of Otago in Dunedin accommodating up to 262 residents and shares a 4.57-hectare landscaped site with Salmond College.  Privately owned and run independently from the university, it is governed by The Board of Knox College and Salmond College, a body with links to the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Knox College, Te Kāreti o Knox, founded in 1909, is one of New Zealand's oldest and best-known residential colleges, steeped in history with a reputation for academic excellence.

Working closely with the Board, the Head is responsible for the strategic leadership and administration of the College, the welfare of its students, and further development of the unique character of Knox College.  The role works in a collaborative manner with the Head of Salmond College in sharing the management responsibilities for the whole campus and the staff who work across both colleges. Key will be the development of strategies required to lead the College ensuring it remains relevant to the modern student without losing the history and traditions, whilst continuing to provide a safe supportive student environment with a strong academic reputation. 

Knox College is looking for a person with:

  • strong leadership experience and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • ability to move easily between a variety of social, educational and cultural contexts;
  • commercial acumen and strong general management skills;
  • proven experience in a senior role within an educational environment;
  • experience providing pastoral care & strong empathy with young adults.

Key to success will be your strategic leadership ability and management skills together with empathy with the Christian faith, and a strong affinity for the pastoral care of students contributing to a caring and supportive environment.  

If you are an outstanding leader, with a passion for the pastoral and academic support of students, and the ability to lead a unique community and culture of the College we would welcome your application.  This is a live-in position which includes meals for immediate family.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 14 February 2021. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click Here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

To apply use application form or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz

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