Vice-President (External Relations)

King's acknowledges that the campus at King's University College is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton peoples, all of whom have longstanding relationships to the land of Southwestern Ontario and the City of London. King's University College values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations, and all of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island (also known as North America).

King's is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. King’s is now seeking applications for the new role of Vice-President (External Relations). King's University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

Founded in 1954, King's University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world-class university. King's students enjoy "The Best of Both Worlds" – learning in small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university. Offering degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work, King's is home to approximately 3500 students from across Canada as well as 35 other countries.

King's is seeking an experienced leader for the role of Vice-President (External Relations). This dynamic professional will formulate strategies that advance and enhance King's University College's brand, reputation, and relationship with the public and its stakeholders, and oversee the University's fundraising, advancement, and alumni relations initiatives. The Vice-President (External Relations) provides strategic counsel to the President on all issues related to marketing, communications, stakeholder relationships, government relations and institutional reputation, and supports the President in their role as chief spokesperson for the College as well as identifies opportunities for other College leaders to communicate the institution's message and mission.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and strategic marketing, communications, and fundraising professional with particular strength in branding. Experience overseeing fundraising and government relations is highly desirable, as is knowledge of the post-secondary education environment. They will possess outstanding communications skills and a track record of successful management in a large, complex organization. Well-defined relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively in a highly collegial environment are essential.

Applications are encouraged immediately at Consideration of candidates will take place over the summer with the Vice President to take office in the fall. For more information, please write to Julia Robarts and Andrea Patrick of Odgers Berndtson at

King's University College and Odgers Berndtson are committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to King's employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Odgers Berndtson.

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