Active College Executive Job Searches

  1. Lane Community College, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Eugene, Oregon)
  2. Alamo Colleges District – Vice Chancellor for Academic Success (San Antonio, Texas)
  3. Columbia Gorge Community College – Presidential Search (The Dalles, Oregon)
  4. Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, Oregon) Presidential Search

Pending College Executive Job Searches:

  1. Highline College, Presidential Search (Des Moines, Washington)
  2. Alamo Colleges District, Chancellor Search (San Antonio, Texas)
  3. Northeast Lakeview College (Alamo Colleges District), Vice President for Academic Success (San Antonio, Texas)

Please contact Gold Hill Associates with any questions regarding College President Job Searches.

Current College Executive Job Searches:

Lane Community College; Eugene, Oregon (Presidential Search)
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


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CV/Resume does not replace any one section of the application. Detailed CV/Resume required to be considered. To be considered a candidate the following Required Documents must be included in the application package:
1. Complete the online application -List a minimum of five (5) professional references in the application.
2. Curriculum vitae / Resume of education, professional and community experiences and accomplishments which demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position.
3. Cover Letter – Tell us how you meet minimum qualifications and discuss your experience in the below competencies. Five (5) pages (size 12 font)detailing your experience with the four topics below:
A. Accreditation
B. Curriculum, assessment, and program review
C. Teaching, learning, and student goal attainment
D. Leadership and administration
5. Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your DD214/Letter of Disability to Human Resources at Lane, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu , 541-463-5111 Questions?
* For assistance with the online program and Lane Community College general inquiries contact LynnMarie Chowdhury at 541-463-5111 or 541-463-5586, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu
* For assistance with search submission and position information contact Dr. Walter H. Nolte: Walter@goldhillassociates.com, (307) 262-2576.

Posting Details

AA/EEO Statement

AA/EEO Statement:
Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer honoring diversity. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.
  • Lane actively recruits veterans and those with disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5111

Position Information:

Posting Number:
Job Title:
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Department /Division:
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Applicant Notification:
Lane is partnering with Gold Hill Associates for the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs recruitment process.
Position Information
The Vice President (VP) for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) serves as the chief academic officer, reports to the President, and is a member of the President’s Executive Team. This position oversees the college’s instructional, instructional support, student affairs, workforce, institutional research, developmental education, and technology programs. In addition, the selected result-oriented VP will oversee a $60 million budget and more than 40 administrative and academic areas, leading work in student development and success in collaboration with the ASA Leadership Team. Lane Community College currently employs 222 full-time faculty.
The VP of ASA will ensure that the college is focused on providing quality instruction and promoting student achievement. In addition, this position will provide the leadership necessary to move the college, faculty, and staff forward in the implementation of policies and practices that promote and achieve the college core themes.
The individual selected to fill this position will collaborate with regional accrediting bodies and assessment and accreditation faculty, and will provide leadership to ensure full college compliance to standards.
As a vibrant educational institution, Lane will continue to attract and retain a diverse student population, and to seek qualified staff and educators to meet the needs of a dynamic college community. In direct support of college mission, vision, and values, the VP of ASA will be responsible for supporting an inclusive and safe campus community and culture for all employees and students.
Main Campus, Downtown Center, Cottage Grove, Florence, Aviation Academy, Dental Clinic, KLCC
Position Type:
Anticipated Start Date:
July 1, 2018
Salary/Wage Range:
Starting Salary Range: $120,000 – $160,000 Annually (Management Salary Band 6)
Salary/Compensation Statement:
In addition to salary, the Management benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability as well as paid sick leave and vacation time.
Grant Statement:
Working Schedule:
May work evenings, nights and/or weekends. Travel is incorporated into this position.
Position Status:
Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)
Annual Schedule Details:
Quicklink for Posting:


Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Applicant Pool:
Open Until Filled:


Required Education:
Earned Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
Required Experience:
Required Experience
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative, management, and leadership experience in higher education
  • Instructional and career technical experience
  • Demonstrated experience with regional regulatory bodies
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and assessment
  • Two (2) years teaching experience in higher education
  • Record of successful collaboration with bargaining units, faculty, staff, and/or student constituent groups
  • Experience in budget planning and sustainable fiscal management
  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education instructional and student affairs processes
  • Evidence of initiatives leading to student achievement, persistence, and retention
  • Experience or knowledge in student affairs
Conditions of Employment:


Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
Preferred Experience
  • Community college experience.
  • Ability to enhance systems that promote communication and transparency.
  • Experience working within a large-scale organization.
  • Experience teaching in multiple modalities, including face-to-face and/or hybrid/online
  • Experience working directly with students, including under-served and non-traditional student populations.
Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:
Bilingual proficiency in World languages and documented multicultural experience is preferred.
A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing equity is expected; daily work will reflect the principles and concepts of global citizenship and social justice.
Equivalency Statement:
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.
Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
Position Purpose:
The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, working with the President and the Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team, works to achieve the vision and mission for instructional and student affairs in the college while providing leadership and management for the divisions and departments they oversee.
Responsible oversight for the following divisions:
  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning
  • Academic Technology
Also oversees the following areas:
  • Regional accreditation
  • Developmental, workforce, and community education
  • Grants
Essential Functions:
  • Model, infuse, and support Lane’s values of learning, diversity, innovation, collaboration and partnership, integrity, accessibility, and sustainability at all levels of work within the college
  • Provide strategic, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence
  • Provide vision as part of engaging in college-wide administration, including the review and development of the college’s core themes, strategic directions, and budgets
  • Foster a college-wide culture of service to student learning, academic excellence, and success
  • Collaborate with college employees and students to define, build shared understanding, and implement practices that lead to student learning and success
  • Support creativity, experimentation, and institutional transformation while providing the overall leadership and management for units and resources listed above in Areas of Primary Accountability
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership development of resources, staying current with and anticipating changes in local, state, and national issues
  • Act courageously, deliberately, and systematically in relation to change
  • Maintain compliance with established college policies, procedures, and external regulations
  • Develop cross-disciplinary structures, systems, policies, practices, and support to improve collaboration and innovation in Lane’s programs and services
  • Improve communications, services, systems, and structures to maximize access and opportunity for all students
  • Promote excellence in division personnel through recruitment, selection, and evaluation, as well as acknowledgement and promotion of professional development
  • Assist in the development of collective bargaining agreements and be responsible for their administration and maintenance
  • Build partnerships in the regional business and industry community
  • Strengthen relationships with K-12 institutions to improve college readiness
  • Strengthen relationships with colleges and universities to improve transfer opportunities
  • Assure compliance with equal employment opportunity/affirmative action requirements and participates in the resolution of various legal and complaint issues.
Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Demonstrate Lane’s value of social justice by ensuring that equity and inclusion skills such as respect, reflecting, curiosity, valuing of cultural and personal differences are the basis of employee interpersonal communications and relationships, and are used in all position responsibilities
  • Perform duties inclusively in regards to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, genetics, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status
  • Strategically grow learning opportunities while minimizing financial, geographical, environmental, social, linguistic, and cultural barriers to learning
  • Provide leadership and promote faculty awareness and development of multicultural and equity-focused curricula. Provide leadership in the implementation of division and college-wide diversity initiatives.
  • Support implementation of yearly affirmative action-plan commitments and the continual training of responsible college leaders
Supervision Statement:
Reports to the Lane Community College President.
Physical Demands/Working Environment:
Work Safely, sit, stand, stoop, squat, bend, walk or move throughout the work day; climb up and down stairs; use keyboard or other equipment requiring eye-hand coordination; dexterity and fine motor movements; work in artificial light; transport up to 25 lbs with or without assistance; drive safely, follow traffic laws; Work extended hours, evenings and weekends as directed.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Ability to:
● Foster a college wide culture of service to student learning, academic excellence, and success
● Improve communications, services, systems and structures to maximize access and opportunity for all students
● Define, build shared understanding, and implement practices that support teaching, learning, assessment and innovation
● Develop cross-disciplinary structures and supports to improve collaboration and innovation in Lane’s programs and services
● Develop a culture of inclusivity and respect through dialogue, outreach, education and equitable policies and practices
● Strengthen the effectiveness of collaborative partnerships with employers, advisory boards, K-12 school districts, universities, and community organizations
● Increase adaptive capacity in staff, students, community, and the college’s built environment to create organizational and environmental resilience
Knowledge of and Skill in:
● Managing, training, and supervising faculty and staff while building collaborative relationships
● Enacting effective supervisory practices and issues in a collective bargaining environment
● Communicating effectively through professional written and verbal communications
● Developing, monitoring, and/or encouraging the negotiation of grants and contracts with potential community partners to generate revenue and enhance services
● Facilitating preparation and development of a budget for the division and administrating it within available resources
● Developing, communicating, and fostering a shared vision by setting clear, challenging, attainable, and measurable goals within and among the departments of the division
● Understanding of teaching and learning theories and practices, especially those relevant in two-year college settings
● Designing, developing, implementing, and assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs)
Demonstrated Ability to:
● Effectively lead, guide and collaborate with faculty and staff
● Manage a high degree of complexity
● Collaborate with collective bargaining units and shared governance committees
● Foster and promote a respectful environment
● Promote an environment of innovation and creativity
● Develop effective community partnerships
Applicant Instructions:
  • CV/Resume does not replace any one section of the application. Detailed CV/Resume required to be considered.
To be considered a candidate the following Required Documents must be included in the application package:
1. Complete the online application -List a minimum of five (5) professional references in the application.
2. Curriculum vitae / Resume of education, professional and community experiences and accomplishments which demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position
3. Cover Letter – Tell us how you meet minimum qualifications and discuss your experience in the below competencies. Five (5) pages (size 12 font)detailing your experience with the four topics below:
A. Accreditation
B. Curriculum, assessment, and program review
C. Teaching, learning, and student goal attainment
D. Leadership and administration
5. Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your DD214/Letter of Disability to Human Resources at Lane, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu , 541-463-5111
  • For assistance with the online program and Lane Community College general inquiries contact LynnMarie Chowdhury at 541-463-5111 or 541-463-5586, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu
  • For assistance with search submission and position information contact Dr. Walter H. Nolte: Walter@goldhillassociates.com, (307) 262-2576.
Transcript Instructions:
Official transcripts are required if selected for interview
For assistance with search submission, process and position information contact: Dr. Walter H. Nolte: Walter@goldhillassociates.com, (307) 262-2576.
College and Division Information:
Lane Community College, a comprehensive community college in beautiful Lane County, Oregon invites applications for the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.
Lane’s core values center on learning, diversity, collaboration and partnership, integrity, accessibility and sustainability to ensure successful experiences for all of our students.
More than 40,000 students take credit or noncredit classes at Lane each year. Lane has the second largest enrollment of the 17 community colleges in Oregon. Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality academic and student services. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and in 2000 was selected by the league as one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America for its outstanding record of achievement and innovation in improving learning and student success.
Union Association:
Managers Working Agreement

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craig’s List
    • Employment Department
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Internal Reference
    • Lane Website
    • Oregonian (print)
    • OregonLive.com (online)
    • Register Guard (online)
    • Register Guard (print)
    • The Weekly (Lane Employees Only)
    • Trade, Discipline or Diversity Related (please provide details below)

Hiring Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Alamo Community College President Job
Vice President for Academic Success (San Antonio, Texas)


The Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District located in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Success.

The Alamo Colleges District includes Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and Northeast Lakeview College along with a number of off-campus locations throughout the San Antonio metropolitan area, serving a ten county region. We are one of the nation’s largest post-secondary institutions, with a total enrollment of over 100,000 students.

The Alamo Colleges District provides an exciting opportunity to fulfill one’s professional career goals in a progressive and stimulating environment. The colleges are located in the unique world renowned River City of Texas with a dynamic multi-cultural and diverse population.   San Antonio, the nation’s seventh-largest city, has a historical and culturally dynamic economy rapidly expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, information technology and data security. Its inland rail port is a fast-growing transshipment point for trade between China and the U. S. through Mexico’s Pacific coast. Its three major museums, local theater companies and several large venues draw national touring shows and events in art, theater and music. The San Antonio Spurs provide a focus for sports fans, families and civic pride and the Alamo is significant for its symbolic history. A moderate cost of living assures attractive options for home ownership.

The Alamo Colleges are all Hispanic Serving Institutions and one college is also recognized as a Historically Black College.  We are Texas’s largest provider of online post-secondary education. A vibrant international program brings an increasing global demand for our programs.

The successful candidate must be a person of proven integrity, with preferably a minimum of five years service as chief academic or student success officer and/or experience as a cabinet-level administrator preferably in a major, urban, multi-college or multi-campus community college district and an earned doctorate degree.  Leadership experience should include a wide span of control, coupled with a high level of responsibility in a large, complex organization.   The annual salary for this position is currently $215,656 with a 3% salary adjustment scheduled for January 2018.

In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Success should have the following:

  • Key senior team leader supporting colleagues and being supported to continuously improve student success.
  • Student-centered leadership skills in fostering program development, program evaluation, and outcome assessment;
  • An understanding of communities with high risk populations and a commitment to provide pathways into the colleges for vulnerable members of their communities;
  • An understanding and appreciation of how faculty and student affairs staff work collaboratively to better serve the educational needs of students (e.g. learning communities, service learning, international education, etc.);
  • A commitment to leading the district in developing effective P-16 initiatives;
  • An ability to make effective decisions in a position that also requires working with others in a collaborative fashion;
  • An understanding of the need to work collaboratively with the workforce education division of Alamo Colleges;
  • An understanding of the importance of working collaboratively with various constituencies across the district, including the use of participatory leadership.
  • Working knowledge of the use of and implementation of technology in the educational and administrative environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain high ethical standards;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success in working with diverse groups in an institution built on diversity;
  • Evidence of effective leadership in establishing a positive institutional presence and image in the community;

The date after which applications are not guaranteed a review is 10/27/2017. For more information about this search, the Alamo Colleges District and the application process, click on “Vice Chancellor for Academic Success Search.”

For information call Human Resources at 210-485-0843.

A Gold Hill Associates Assisted Search

Alamo Colleges is committed to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, or persons who have opposed discrimination or participated in any complaint process on campus or before a government agency.

Columbia Gorge Community College Presidential SearchPresidential Search

CGCC Presidential Search Brochure – PDF

This brochure provides the applicant with an overview of the specific requirements, preferred qualifications, application process, and timeline. It also describes the college and area. Please read this brochure prior to applying. Qualifications, Leadership, and Characteristics

Minimum qualifications

Masters required, Doctorate preferred, from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum three years of experience in a senior management-level position required
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse communities
  • Preferred qualifications and characteristics
  • Community College or University leadership experience
  • Higher Education teaching experience
  • A fiscally responsible leader with significant budget management experience
  • A strategic, innovative, and visionary planner who can set priorities, align planning and budget processes and make difficult decisions
  • Ability to work collaboratively with community stakeholders to align college strategic work plan with workforce and community needs
  • An effective communicator who is accessible, responsive, supportive and candid with the internal and external communities
  • A leader who focuses on and connects with students
  • A leader with the ability to effectively work with faculty, staff, and an elected Board of Education
  • A leader who will implement professional development

Provide strong leadership to:

  • Expand the college’s workforce development programs and partnerships while also strengthening the college’s curriculum program mix
  • Outreach to diverse populations, particularly the Latinx community; expanding and increasing enrollment and success of students
  • Evaluate and improve organizational performance
  • Proactively establish additional engagement activities with community leaders, elected officials, and potential donors
  • Foster a strong participatory shared-governance culture to create a culture of cohesiveness within the college
  • Proactively strengthen fundraising to increase external resources, including working with College’s Foundation

About Columbia Gorge Community College

Nestled in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area of Oregon and Washington State, Columbia Gorge Community College served just over 4,300 students (1,680 credit students) in 2016-17. Current FTE is 844. The college draws most students (74 percent) from its district in Wasco and Hood River counties, Oregon, but reaches a dispersed rural population, with about 13 percent of students from Klickitat County, Washington, and others from 16 additional counties in Oregon and Washington.

Our mascot is the Chinook Salmon. The college’s main campus in The Dalles, Ore., (pop. 13,620) occupies 62 acres overlooking the Columbia River. The 13.5 acre Hood River campus is 30 minutes west. The college offers six Associate degrees, seven Associate of Applied Science degrees and 14 certificates. The college established its nursing program in 2001; the curriculum is being revised to reflect membership in the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Educators. The renewable energy technology program, created in 2006, is evolving into Electro-Mechanical Technology (EM-Tech), adapting its original focus on wind energy to prepare students for a broader range of careers through a National Science Foundation grant.

Most CGCC students self-designate as Caucasian, while a large number are Hispanic/Latinx (27 percent). CGCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution, the first in Oregon to join the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (March 2017). CGCC is expanding its support for the Latinx community. The campus Juntos (“Together”) Club encourages students to reach their academic and career goals, while the college encourages access to higher education through ESOL, Culture Festivals, a LatinX Advisory Council and other avenues. CGCC sponsored a “Know Your Rights Workshop” with Immigration Counseling Services and DACA presentation this past year. CGCC’s board unanimously declared the college a Sanctuary institution in 2017. About the Area

The Columbia Gorge encompasses diverse climates as the only sea-level passage through the Cascade Mountains. The western Gorge is temperate rainforest with more than 120 inches of rainfall annually; the eastern region is high desert with 20 inches or less. The college district includes both regions, a dramatic territory of waterfalls, whitewater rivers, four-season recreation and cultural history. People have lived here for at least 10,000 years, with some of the most important archaeological sites in North America a short drive from The Dalles. Lewis & Clark camped here … twice. The nearby snow-capped sentinels of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams are surrounded by national forests and wilderness. Agriculture is an important industry, featuring wheat ranches, cherry, apple and pear orchards, and myriad vineyards. There’s a robust culture of farmers’ markets and locally-grown foods, microbrews and award-winning wines.

Technology, aerospace, advanced manufacturing and wood products are other major industries, with companies such as Insitu, Google, SDS Lumber, Cardinal Glass, Sagetech and HoodTech. Year-round recreation entices visitors and residents alike with world-class boardsailing and kite-sailing, mountain and cross-country biking, hunting, rafting and kayaking. Anglers test their skills with salmon, sturgeon, trout, bass, walleye and catfish. Nordic and downhill skiers and snowboarders enjoy Mt. Hood, Oregon’s tallest mountain and North America’s only ski area open year-round, while Washington’s Mt. Adams offers a remote wilderness experience. If you prefer sun, The Dalles has more than 300 sunny days per year. And, for an urban experience, the multi-cultural City of Portland is only an hour away, with an international airport.


The Clackamas Community College president position is open. A link to the position posting can be found at http://www.clackamas.edu/jobs/opportunities/.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Application process

To be considered for this position, submit the following at www.clackamas.edu/jobs/opportunities:

  1. Online application form.
  2. Current resume.
  3. A letter of application that succinctly addresses the position profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of CCC (not to exceed five pages). Cite examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise.

Selection Timeline (Subject to change)

  • Oct. 13, 2017: Closing date for applications
  • Mid-November 2017: Semifinalists interviews
  • Mid-December 2017: Board of Education approves finalists
  • February 2018: On-campus interviews by Board and college community
  • April 2018: Announcement of new president

For confidential inquiries, contact Gold Hill Associates:
Preston Pulliams – preston@goldhillassociates.com

For further inquiries, contact:
CCC Transition Liaison Amanda Coffey – amandac@clackamas.edu