As chief executive officer, the president is the spiritual leader and administrator of Christ's College Taipei. In cooperation with the executive vice president, he shall plan, organize, lead, and oversee all aspects of the work of Christ's College Taipei.
The president reports to the Free China Foundation of New Taipei City (FCFNTC), also known as the board of Christ’s College Taipei.
The president shall have the necessary authority and responsibility to lead Christ's College Taipei subject to decisions and policies of the FCFNTC Board and its committees. He/she shall act as the duly authorized representative of the Board in all matters in which the Board has not formally designated some other person to act.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Institutional Values
Models Christian character and demonstrates spiritual concern for the student body.
Leads and promotes evangelistic activities on campus with the prayerful goal of winning students to Christ.
Promotes a high level of spiritual life and conduct on campus.
Leads the students, staff, and faculty in evangelistic outreach beyond the campus and into the community.
Carries out and communicates all policies established by the FCFNTC board to the faculty, staff and students.
Serves as steward of the FCCCA Board in maintaining the final authority for the property and mission of Christ's College Taipei.
Attends meetings of the FCFNTC Board, providing staff support as necessary. Attends Board committee meetings as requested.
Presents to the FCFNTC and FCCCA Boards an annual report on the college operation, an annual external audit of the financial operations and such periodic reports as may be requested.
Responsible to the Board for the operation of the college on a sound financial basis.
Ensures annual external audit is conducted, and that all recommendations resulting from the audit are implemented.
Responsible for the physical assets of the campus.
D. Campus Development Plan
Responsible for the development of the campus and facilities according to the board- approved Master Campus Development Plan.
E. Spiritual Ministry
Responsible for an educational process that is committed to the spiritual development of both students, faculty and staff, and to evangelism both on and off campus.
Presents to the board an annual review of spiritual and evangelistic programs on and off campus.
Ensures that evangelism and spiritual development are the foundation of all curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Establishes and maintains appropriate standards of achievement and conduct in all areas of education and nurture of students, within the limits of available facilities, equipment and personnel.
Responsible for the recruitment and dismissal of faculty members, ensuring that only qualified persons who are sincerely committed to the basic objectives and policies of Christ's College shall be employed.
Responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of the faculty and administrative staff and improving the total education program by both on-the-job and off-campus training programs.
5. Ensures compliance with MOE regulations and TRACS standards.
Responsible, together with the executive vice president and faculty and staff, for the development and implementation of an annual and five year strategic plan and an annual assessment plan.
Keeps abreast of trends in Christian Liberal Arts higher education in order to develop appropriate strategies to guide the planning process for Christ's College Taipei.
Monitors trends in Taiwan education to ensure that the college subscribes to applicable policies of the Ministry of Education
Organizes basic faculty and staff positions and delegates basic appropriate responsibilities and authority in consultation with the executive vice-president and academic dean.
Presides as chairman of faculty meetings, and delegates responsibilities according to the CCT organizational chart.
Reviews and updates the organizational chart annually with board approval and communication to all staff.
Ensures through the executive vice president that job descriptions and performance standards are available for each position, that these are clearly communicated to the faculty and staff and that annual performance reviews are conducted for all positions.
Maintains an organizational climate in which faculty and staff are motivated to strive for excellence in their work.
Responsible for the hiring and dismissal of the vice president subject to the approval of the FCFNTC board.
Responsible for hiring and dismissal of senior managers (directors), department heads with consultation of vice president.
Ensures that personnel policies are motivating to faculty and staff and consistent with college goals and financial constraints.
Recommends all personnel policy changes and overall salary increases to the board for approval.
J. Public Relations, Recruitment & Fundraising
Promotes the vision and goals of the college through various channels and media.
Maintains cordial relationships with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education, the New Taipei City government and local government officials in order to safeguard the college’s position, and to influence national educational policy whenever possible.
Cultivates good relations between the college and parents, alumni, churches, Christian organizations, government agencies and the general public.
Maintains good relationship with sister colleges in the U.S. and develop relationships with other colleges that will benefit the development of Christ's College Taipei.
Works in partnership with the vice president, senior managers (directors), faculty and staff to recruit students both locally and internationally.
Works in partnership with the FCFNTC board to raise needed funds for the college through parents, alumni, churches, the government and the public.
K. Professional Development
Participates in local, national and international conferences and meetings on higher education, and in management workshops as appropriate.
A three-year contract will be given. An annual performance review will be conducted by the board.
2. The job description will be reviewed and revised by the board as necessary.
Respective candidates for the presidency shall meet the qualifications as specified in the relevant Ministry of Education regulations, and also possess the following characteristics:
A faithful disciple of Jesus Christ who has professed faith in Christ as the only true Savior and Lord,
A person who is committed to the vision and mission of Christ’s College which includes both the spiritual and intellectual development of students and a commitment to a Christian Liberal Arts Philosophy of education,
A person with recognized academic credentials and achievements,
A person with excellent leadership ability and interpersonal skills,
A person with a personal vision for the development of Christ’s College and the ability to inspire the faculty, staff and students to embrace that vision,
A person who is able to build and strengthen Christ’s College’s relationships with churches and society,
A person who is able to work in a bilingual (Chinese and English) institution with local and international networks,
A person who can recruit and manage financial and human resources.
Christ's College was founded in 1959 by Dr. James R. Graham ?. Dr. Graham’s parents, Jimmy and Sophie Graham served as missionaries in China from 1889 to 1940, so Dr. Graham grew up in China. After attending Hampden-Sydney college in America, he felt the call to return to China as a missionary to help the people he loved so deeply. Dr. Graham was a strong believer in Christian education and saw... the need for a college in Taiwan based on Christian foundations. In 1952, Dr. Graham began itinerating across the United States and succeeded in founding the Free China Christian College Association (FCCCA) and registered it in the State of California in September 1959. Later that year, he purchased land in Kuandu and started Christ's College with a four- year Christian Liberal Arts College program. The campus of Christ's College is situated on a beautiful plateau commanding a view of the Tamsui River and the Goddess of Mercy mountain range.
Dr. Graham also founded the Free China Foundation of Taipei County (which is now the Free China Foundation of New Taipei City) the legal non-profit foundation that controls Christ’s College and registered it with the Taipei County Government on September 18th, 1961. In the spring of 1966, the Ministry of the Interior on Taiwan recognized Christ's College as a religious institution and registered in the school (#205648), thereby officially sanctioning the school. Christ’s College came under the auspices of Presbyterian Church in America’s Mission to the World in 1977. In May 2012 Christ’s College was registered with the Ministry of Education making it the first government recognized Christian liberal arts college in Taiwan.
Christ’s College has been an affiliate member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) since 1999. Also in 1999, Christ's College began to cooperate with CCCU member schools to establish cooperative master degree programs; setting up a cooperative MBA Program with Dallas Baptist University in 1999, a cooperative M.A./TESOL Program with Azusa Pacific University in 2001 and a cooperative M.A./Mass Communication Program with Regent University in 2004. The college also became a founding member of the Alliance of Christian Colleges and Universities In Taiwan (TaiCUCA) in 2006 and a member of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE) in 2008.
Christ’s College is also a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org] having been awarded Reaffirmation I status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 8, 2011; this status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
A constant reminder of what we stand for appears on the wall of the chapel. It is the motto of the college written in both Chinese and English. It states, “The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom”. The distinctive purpose of Christ's College is to provide a Christian Liberal Arts Education for students from Taiwan and abroad. At Christ's College, Bible is a required part of the curriculum and provides the essential starting point for the branches of study and for all the vocations of the life. Our goal is to build a strong Christian faith in the lives of our students and to provide a good academic foundation for them. It is our desire to win our non-Christian students to Christ, then to disciple them and to send them out to be Christ’s ambassadors to their families, churches and communities.
The Lord has been richly blessing Christ's College since its founding, and we look forward to the future with the hope that He will continue to sustain and establish Christ's College as preeminent Christian Liberal Arts college in the Chinese speaking world as we continue to train and educate youth for society and for the church, for the glory of His Kingdom.