Opportunities

Active College President Job Searches

  1. Lone Star College- Associates Vice Chancellor Supply Management search (Woodlands, Texas)
  2. Lone Star College- Controller- Associates Vice Chancellor Financial Reporting and Operations (Woodlands, Texas)
  3. Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, Oregon) Presidential Search

Pending College President Job Searches:

  1. Lane Community College. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Eugene, Oregon)
  2. Columbia Gorge Community College, Presidential Search (The Dalles, Oregon)
  3. Northeast Lakeview College (Alamo Colleges District), Vice President for Academic Services (San Antonio, Texas)

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


Current College President Job Searches:

 

Associate Vice Chancellor, Supply Management

Position Overview

Lone Star College — a unified system of six comprehensive community campuses offering academic college education,
continuing education, business and corporate training, online learning, transitional studies, special programs, and
international educational partnerships, and serving 95,000 students — is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor for Supply
Management, reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for the System. The chosen professional will
assist in leading the College’s pursuit of excellence in academics, student life, and community service in an environment of
cultural and ethnic diversity.

Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the
position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership,
stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

• Students Matter
• Inspire Excellence
• Act Intentionally
• Better Together
• No Fear!
• Trust!

Nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused, Lone Star College is the largest college or University in
Houston and one of the fastest growing community colleges in the United States. With more than 80,000 credit students
each semester and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential
completion.

LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston
region.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University
Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

This position is located at the LSC-System Office at 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381

The selected Associate Vice Chancellor will serve as a leader for Finance and Administration and will fully support the
System’s strategic priorities including academic and workforce priorities, student success, financial responsibility and
accountability, educational partnerships, the establishment of a culture that values employees and students, the Lone Star
College Foundation, a commitment to high ethical and professional standards, and full understanding and support of Lone
Star College’s budgeting philosophies, allocation models and financial accountability. The chosen leader will combine
character, integrity and trustworthiness of the highest order with an exceptional array of skills and abilities and the vision,
initiative, passion and energy to make a decisive impact and to ensure and enhance the continued success of the College.

The selected candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with
optimal quality of life in an economically thriving and highly desirable metropolitan area. LSC’s location in vibrant, diverse
Houston allows students, faculty and staff to draw on its wealth of resources. The city is rich in the arts and culture, thanks to
its world-class performing arts organizations and renowned museum exhibitions, and is also a major economic and business
hub. Family members of all ages will find the elements that contribute to a safe and enjoyable lifestyle.

Purpose and Scope

Provides strategic vision and operational leadership for Lone Star College’s (LSC) Supply Management departments. Holds
direct authority and accountability to execute policies and operational initiatives for a group of departments, including
Accounts Payable & Fixed Assets, Contract & Supplier Management, Procurement, and the Supplier Diversity program. The
selected candidate will serve as a leader for Supply Management, fully understanding and supporting the System’s strategic
priorities related to financial responsibility and accountability, budgeting philosophies, and allocation models. In addition,
the candidate will fully support the System’s overall strategic priorities, including academic and workforce priorities, student
success, educational partnerships, the establishment of a culture that values employees and students, the Lone Star College
Foundation, and a commitment to high ethical and professional standards. The AVC serves as a key strategic advisor to the
CFO/Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration/Facilities & Construction, as well as other System executives and campus
leaders.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides vision and direction in the formulation, recommendation, implementation and evaluation of LSC’s Supply
    Management department, which includes Accounts Payable & Fixed Assets, Contract & Supplier Management,
    Procurement, and the Supplier Diversity program:

    1. Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets produces and distributes payments for system- wide expenditures and
      employee expense reimbursements, and accounts for fixed assets and construction in progress;
    2. Contract & Supplier Management systematically manages financial terms and conditions during contract
      creation and execution, establishes and maintains mutual respect and trust with suppliers, and establishes with
      suppliers a joint understanding of roles and responsibilities. Conducts contract audits;
    3. Procurement manages sourcing, negotiation, and strategic selection of goods and services from an external
      source at the best possible price and value;
    4. Supplier Diversity Program establishes a supplier diversity program for Lone Star College; encourages,
      supports and mentors local small businesses, and minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.
  2. Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating and overseeing the Managers and Directors of each area within Supply
    Management. Provides leadership and strategic direction, assisting the leadership team in setting department goals that
    align with the System’s strategic plan.
  3. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, contracts, regulations and LSC policies related to
    Supply Management.
  4. Researches and implements industry best practices related to all areas within the department. Identifies and directs
    business process improvement initiatives, which allow the System to anticipate and be proactive to LSC needs.
  5. Directs the preparation of accurate and timely monthly reports in compliance with state law and applicable standards,
    as well as periodic reports and analysis to assist the Vice Chancellor, Chancellor, or Board of Trustees on System
    financial decisions.
  6. Manages, monitors, and administers area budgets. Implements budget controls and performs needs assessments for
    development of annual budgeting recommendations.
  7. Promotes a service-oriented approach to colleges and other business units.
  8. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field and at least 10 years of related work experience, at
least 5 of them in a Manager or Director-level position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Higher Education Supply Management or related area.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

Knowledge of regulations pertaining to public entity Supply Management processes
• Knowledge of computer based Supply Management systems
• Experience in effectively managing operational departments and leadership of work teams
• Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing Supply Management requirements of various state and federal
agencies, and the ability to interpret them and effectively communicate them as needed
• Ability to develop strong, productive and collaborative teams
• Ability to identify relevant data and use it appropriately in decision-making
• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to establish strategy and direction for department
• Ability to maintain positive attitude in demanding work environment
• Ability to set priorities and successfully manage tasks with overlapping time-frames and deadlines
• Strong skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information.

Physical Abilities:

Minimal physical effort is required

Organizational Chart

Application Process

This is a confidential search process guided by an external search consultant, Dr. Dennis Michaelis, who is the ONLY
recipient of your materials. The following four items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant
via e-mail attachments:

  1. COVER LETTER, limited to no more than 4 typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background
    align with this Position Profile.
  2. RESUME, limited to no more than 6 typed pages.
  3. REFERENCES, limited to 1 typed page, and including two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members,
    and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and
    e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.
  4. TRANSCRIPT OF ALL DEGREES

Important Note: All attachments are to be in Microsoft Word format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials
(example: SBKcover, SBKres, SBKref, SBKtrans).

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that
application materials be submitted by August 18, 2017 and no later than August 23, 2017.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and Position Profile contact Search Liaison Helen Clougherty,
Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison at Helen.Clougherty@LoneStar.edu

For other questions, contact the Search Consultant via e-mail noted below (including requests for phone conversation,
in which you should also list times and number at which you may be reached).

Search Consultant
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Gold Hill Associates
DMichaelis.GoldHillAssociates@gmail.com

 


Controller/ Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Reporting and Operations

Position Overview

Lone Star College — a unified system of six comprehensive community campuses offering academic college education,
continuing education, business and corporate training, online learning, transitional studies, special programs, and
international educational partnerships, and serving 95,000 students — is seeking a Controller/Associate Vice Chancellor
for Financial Reporting and Operations, reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for the College. The
chosen professional will assist in leading the College’s pursuit of excellence in academics, student life, and community
service in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.

Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the
position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership,
stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

• Students Matter
• Inspire Excellence
• Act Intentionally
• Better Together
• No Fear!
• Trust!

Nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused, Lone Star College is the largest college or University in
Houston and one of the fastest growing community colleges in the United States. With more than 80,000 credit students
each semester and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential
completion.

LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston
region.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University
Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

This position is located at the LSC-System Office at 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381

The selected Associate Vice Chancellor will serve as a leader for Finance and Administration and will fully support the
System’s strategic priorities including academic and workforce priorities, student success, financial responsibility and
accountability, educational partnerships, the establishment of a culture that values employees and students, the Lone Star
College Foundation, a commitment to high ethical and professional standards, and full understanding and support of Lone
Star College’s budgeting philosophies, allocation models and financial accountability. The chosen leader will combine
character, integrity and trustworthiness of the highest order with an exceptional array of skills and abilities and the vision,
initiative, passion and energy to make a decisive impact and to ensure and enhance the continued success of the College.

The selected candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with
optimal quality of life in an economically thriving and highly desirable metropolitan area. LSC’s location in vibrant, diverse
Houston allows students, faculty and staff to draw on its wealth of resources. The city is rich in the arts and culture, thanks to
its world-class performing arts organizations and renowned museum exhibitions, and is also a major economic and business
hub. Family members of all ages will find the elements that contribute to a safe and enjoyable lifestyle.

Purpose and Scope

Provides strategic vision and operational leadership for Lone Star College’s (LSC) Financial Reporting and Operations
departments. Holds direct authority and accountability to execute policies and operational initiatives for a group of
departments, including Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting and Accounting, Payroll, and Risk Management. The
selected candidate will serve as a leader for Finance and Administration, fully understanding and supporting the System’s
strategic priorities related to financial responsibility and accountability, budgeting philosophies, and allocation models.
In addition, the candidate will fully support the System’s overall strategic priorities, including academic and workforce
priorities, student success, educational partnerships, the establishment of a culture that values employees and students, the
Lone Star College Foundation, and a commitment to high ethical and professional standards. The AVC/Controller serves as
a key strategic advisor to the CFO/Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration/Facilities & Construction, as well as other
System executives and campus leaders.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides vision and direction in the formulation, recommendation, implementation and evaluation of LSC’s Financial
    Reporting & Operations department, which includes Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting and Accounting, Payroll,
    and Risk Management:
  2. Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating and overseeing the Managers and Directors of each area within Financial
    Reporting & Operations. Provides leadership and strategic direction, assisting the leadership team in setting department
    goals that align with the System’s strategic plan.
  3. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, contracts, regulations and LSC policies related to
    all areas of Financial Reporting & Operations.
  4. Researches and implements industry best practices related to all areas within the department. Identifies and directs
    business process improvement initiatives, which allow the System to anticipate and be proactive to student, campus, and
    employee needs.
  5. Directs the preparation of accurate and timely monthly reports in compliance with state law and applicable standards,
    as well as periodic reports and analysis to assist the Vice Chancellor, Chancellor, or Board of Trustees on System
    financial decisions.
  6. Directs the annual audit and preparation of the System’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) in accordance
    with applicable accounting standards and THECB guidelines. Directs the contract and scope of work of the external
    auditors.
  7. Manages, monitors, and administers area budgets. Implements budget controls and performs needs assessments for
    development of annual budgeting recommendations.
  8. Promotes a service-oriented approach to colleges and other business units.
  9. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field and at least 10 years of related work
    experience, at least 5 of them in a Manager or Director-level position.
  • Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Higher Education finance or accounting, or related area.
  • Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

• Experience in effectively managing operational departments and leadership of work teams.
• Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing the fiscal requirements of various state and federal agencies,
and the ability to interpret them and effectively communicate them as needed
• Ability to develop strong, productive and collaborative teams
• Ability to identify relevant data and use it appropriately in decision-making
• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to establish strategy and direction for department
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
• Ability to set priorities and successfully manage multiple tasks with overlapping time-frames and deadlines
• Strong skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information.

Physical Abilities:
Minimal physical effort is required

Organizational Chart

Application Process
This is a confidential search process guided by an external search consultant, Dr. Dennis Michaelis, who is the ONLY
recipient of your materials. The following four items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant
via e-mail attachments:

  1. COVER LETTER, limited to no more than 4 typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background
    align with this Position Profile.
  2. RESUME, limited to no more than 6 typed pages.
  3. REFERENCES, limited to 1 typed page, and including two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members,
    and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and
    e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.
  4. TRANSCRIPT OF ALL DEGREES

Important Note: All attachments are to be in Microsoft Word format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials
(example: SBKcover, SBKres, SBKref, SBKtrans).

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that
application materials be submitted by August 18, 2017 and no later than August 23, 2017.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and Position Profile contact Search Liaison Helen Clougherty,
Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison at Helen.Clougherty@LoneStar.edu

For other questions, contact the Search Consultant via e-mail noted below (including requests for phone conversation,
in which you should also list times and number at which you may be reached).

Search Consultant
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Gold Hill Associates
DMichaelis.GoldHillAssociates@gmail.com


 

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


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