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Palo Alto College, Alamo Colleges District, President ( San Antonio, TX)

Download Brochure The Alamo Colleges District is pleased to invite qualified candidates to become the seventh president of Palo Alto College, an award-winning college in San Antonio, TX, a recipient of the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a finalist for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and one of 150 community colleges across the country eligible for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Palo Alto College is seeking a transformational leader with experience in expressing a passion for public education and inspiring teamwork with our exceptionally qualified and committed faculty, staff, and students. The new president will take office no later than August 2018. View a complete Presidential Search calendar here. Interested candidates should view our Presidential Search prospectus for a thorough overview.

About Palo Alto College

In 1985, Palo Alto College opened its doors as the only public higher education option available in south San Antonio and Bexar County. We were built from the efforts of community leaders who championed for higher education in south San Antonio, and we continue to live our mission to inspire, empower, and educate our community for leadership and success. Since then, Palo Alto College has grown beyond the original 2,500 students we were built to accommodate. Today, we serve more than 10,000 students each year. Our program offerings have grown as the only public college in our region to offer career and technical programs like Cosmetology, Energy Technology, Industrial Technology, Landscape and Horticultural Science, and Veterinary Technology. Palo Alto College, part of the Alamo Colleges District, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Responsibilities

The president of Palo Alto College, who reports directly to the chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District, is responsible for supporting the philosophical tenets reflected in the Mission, Vision, and Values of the District. The president advances the strategic agenda of the District by providing a strategic philosophical focus for every aspect of the operation of the College. These tenets include the:

  • Primacy of student success
  • Accountability for institutional performance
  • Belief that all students can learn
  • Acceptance and implementation of a culture of evidence
  • The practice of collaborative leadership that integrates Baldrige principles and defines the AlamoWay

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the College.
  • Oversees the daily administration and operation of the College, interpreting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with policy and legal requirements
  • Develops and maintains academic standards and curricula in accord with community needs and accreditation standards.
  • Maintains a coordinated program of student support services designed to advance student success and improve completion.
  • Ensures effective student recruitment and retention programs, maintaining a friendly and healthy campus environment.
  • Uses collaborative leadership to achieve: the Board’s vision of becoming the best community college in the nation in student success and performance excellence, the strategic plan of the College and Alamo Colleges District.
  • Uses collaborative leadership to develop the strategic plan and its component parts, including performance measures, action plans and tasks, throughout the College and the District as a whole. Implements, monitors and improves equity performance measures to achieve the results called for by the strategic plan.
  • Uses collaborative leadership to achieve continuous improvement, innovation, implementation at scale across the District and collaboration across the District in all things to achieve district goals and WIG.
  • Actively monitors student performance gaps by ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomic, disability and veteran status. Works to improve and close performance gaps. Works collaboratively and collegially within the College and across the District promoting positive relationships, aligned strategies, and team building to benefit the entire eight county service area.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the performance budget model and executes the annual budget following approval by the chancellor and the Board of Trustees. Presents and recommends to the chancellor actions relating to personnel changes, evaluation and professional development of faculty and staff, and long-range plans. Supervises the process of annual performance reviews for all personnel.
  • Actively advances the diversity of the workforce at the Alamo Colleges District.
  • Develops college operating procedures which are consistent with Board policy and District administrative procedure, memoranda and recommends changes in District policy as appropriate.
  • Serves as the official contact person with private, local, state, and national agencies and be the principal spokesperson for the College in public activities. Responsible for meeting the accreditation and reporting requirements of the college. Promotes good working relationships and maintains personal and organizational involvement with the business, local governmental, and the secondary and post-secondary education communities.
  • Advances post-secondary access in partnership with area school districts, community based organizations, and business/industry groups. Develops and leads fund raising initiative of the college and maintains liaison with the Alamo Colleges District development office on the college-specific fund-raising activities of the Foundation.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrative knowledge of college administration.
  • Demonstrative knowledge of best practices for leadership and administration of academic personnel. Experience working with the college community to engage faculty and staff in a focus on increasing student success.
  • Demonstrative knowledge of technology and its use and best application in community colleges.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state legislation pertaining to the operation of institutions of higher education, including fair employment practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting in an academic (college/university) environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative, working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and direct major work operations and work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Experience working collaboratively in an urban, complex organization.

EDUCATION

A master’s degree from an accredited institution in higher education, management, a related field, or an academic discipline is required. A doctorate degree in higher education, management or commensurate experience, a related field or an academic discipline is preferred.

EXPERIENCE

A successful record of five years of increasingly responsible senior level administrative experience is required. Administrative experience in higher education is preferred but comparable senior level experience may be considered. Three years of full-time college teaching experience is preferred and experience in a diverse, urban community college setting is desirable.

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The application for president of Palo Alto College is now open. ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Applications may be submitted here. The posting will remain open until May 25, 2018. For questions, please contact the Alamo Colleges District Human Resources at 210-485-0200 or by email at employment@alamo.edu.

Search Committee

  • Beth Tanner, Committee Chair- Vice President of Academic Success
  • Patrick Lee – Interim Dean of Academic Success
  • Katherine Beaumont-Doss – Dean of Student Success
  • Monica Ayala-Jimenez – Dean of Pre-College Programs
  • Kayla Rodriguez – Student Government Association President
  • Malorie Vallejo – Staff Senate
  • Matilda Staudt – Faculty Senate President
  • Virginia Stowitts-Traina – Department Chair, Social Sciences
  • Michael Ximenez – Director of Academic Advising
  • Diane Lerma – Faculty Member
  • Ronnie Brannon – Faculty Member
  • Leticia De La Rosa – Project Facilitator
  • Dr. Veronica Garcia – President, Northeast Lakeview College
  • Lisa Rodriguez – AARP (Community Partner)
  • Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft – Superintendent, Southwest ISD
  • Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson – Texas A&M University at San Antonio
  • Linda Boyer-Owens – Human Resources support (non-voting)
  • Steve Kinslow – Search Consultant (non-voting)
  • Student Representative (pending)

Lone Star Colleges, Vice Chancellor, Academic Success (Woodlands, Texas)

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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.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Reporting to the Chancellor, the position serves as Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College. Works collaboratively with System Office Vice Chancellors and Campus Presidents to develop a culture based on mutual respect and decision making and to ensure the highest quality of services is provided to Academic areas at colleges. Provides oversight of multiple System-wide areas and functions, including but not limited to International Programs, Honors College, Library Services, Health Profession Programs and Bachelor’s Degrees, LSC-Online, SACS Accreditation, Pathways and Dual Credit, and curriculum and program review functions, including responsibility for new program development, review and recommendations for sunsets.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Participates in executive-level decision making and fully supports Lone Star College strategic priorities, including the following:

1. Academic and workforce • 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. 2. In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Student Success, ensures compliance with SACS and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements. 3. In collaboration with campus presidents, ensures appropriate compliance and accreditation of all academic departments. Works closely with presidents to ensure consistency, efficiency and cooperation across Lone Star College. 4. In collaboration with LSC campuses, manages Dual Credit agreements and relationships. 5. Fully understands and actively supports Lone Star College budgeting philosophies, allocation models and financial accountability for areas of responsibility. Participates in and supervises the preparation and recommendation of detailed budgets, with cost estimates, for functions and programs supervised. 6. Fully understands and actively supports Lone Star College Human Resource policies, procedures and practices. Develops and implements a plan of organization including hiring, termination and the assignment of responsibilities to personnel in accordance with Lone Star College policies. Included in this plan is a demonstrative commitment to diversity reflective of the community and student body. 7. Develops and implements a planning and evaluation system and reports the results of all such evaluations to the Chancellor in a timely manner. 8. Engages in appropriate professional development activities. Presents at least once annually at a national level professional meeting/conference and once annually at a State or regional conference. 9. Represents assigned departments in community and civic activities, supporting the programs of the LSCS Foundation and maintaining positive relationships with governmental and educational entities within the college’s service area, including members of the Legislature. 10. Oversees the development and implementation of System strategic plans. 11. Serves as member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. 12. Performs all other duties necessary to accomplish the objectives of LSC and/or as assigned by the Chancellor. Initial assignment and/or reassignment of duties consistent with that of a Vice Chancellor will be made by the Chancellor in accordance with the needs of the System

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Commitment to student success, collaboration, familiarity with challenges and opportunities in a large, multi-campus community college system, and a respect for the unique cultures of the individual campuses. • Strong reliance upon data in decision-making. • High level of integrity, creativity, the ability to follow-through and a sense of humor are key. • Knowledge, understanding, and practical application of Lone Star College policies and procedures. • Ability to work independently and make decisions based on Board policies. • Ability to direct system-wide financial and business activities through subordinate managers. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff and the public. • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy. • Ability to establish strategy and direction across LSC. • Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment. • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Excellent skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information. • Excellent written and verbal communications are critical in this position. • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

A minimal physical effort is required

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

• Equipment used includes PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment. • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position. • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Doctoral degree and at least 5 years of senior level management experience at the Vice President level or above in higher education.

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 three 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. Important Note: All attachments are to be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref.) Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that application materials are submitted by June 8, 2018, and no later than June 12, 2018. Transcripts will be required of all finalists. Official transcripts must be provided to Lone Star College by the successful candidate as a condition of hire. 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 a 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 Dennis@GoldHillAssociates.com

Ashland Community and Technical College, Presidential Search (Ashland, Kentucky)

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, personable, transparent, strategic, forward thinker, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the President/CEO of Ashland Community and Technical College in Ashland, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for ACTC to be the first choice for area students. This position will build upon and create partnerships with other higher education institutions, employers, and the community. Download Brochure

THE SYSTEM AND THE COLLEGE

KCTCS, the largest provider of post-secondary education and workforce training in Kentucky, is a statewide community college system with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) is one of the 16 colleges. ACTC enrolls 2,595 students on an annual basis, has 3 campuses and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.

THE POSITION

KCTCS and the Board of Directors of Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) seek a visionary educator with an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and an ability to foster internal and external partnerships, to serve as the next college president. The college president reports directly to the KCTCS President. The president works closely with the ACTC Board of Directors and Foundation Board comprised of a well-connected and engaged group of community leaders desirous of developing a top-in-the-country performing institution in student performance and community outcomes. The President is responsible for all aspects of the college’s operation throughout the service area and represents the college at the local and state levels. The president should have a proven track record of interacting positively and professionally with all faculty and an understanding and appreciation of a faculty promotion and tenure process.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Ashland Community and Technical College is to:

  • Teach with excellence
  • Serve with passion
  • Learn for life

OUR VISION

ACTC will become a college of excellence in providing educational pathways leading to student success in technical, transfer, and workforce education

OUR VALUES

  • Teaching and Learning Excellence
  • Access and Support
  • Community and Workforce Partnerships

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong communication skills
  • Understands performance-based funding
  • Proven leadership abilities with strong management skills
  • Ability to develop community partnerships
  • Collaborative
  • Visionary
  • Commitment to student access and success
  • Community College experience
  • Commitment to faculty & staff development
  • Experience with the establishment of workforce development programs & technical education
  • Aware of and responsive to workforce needs of the community
  • Embraces & is highly visible throughout the communities served by the ACTC tri-state area
  • Emphasis on enhancing the college’s reputation & supporting the college’s
  • Well rounded background in all functional areas of the college history & future
  • Understands what it means to be part of a statewide system
  • Commitment to business & industry with a focus on providing programs to meet their needs
  • Proven fundraising capabilities
  • Financial background with a thorough understanding of the budgeting process
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Understands the service region of the college
  • Understands facilities & space management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university
  2. Progressive leadership experience with 3 – 5 years Senior-level executive experience in higher education, with preference given to the community or technical college experience
  3. An approachable person of high integrity and energy, with a track record of building successful teams, inside and outside the organization.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants will submit for review the following:

  1. A current vita with a cover letter addressing characteristics and qualifications; and
  2. A list of five professional references, including names and telephone numbers (both home and business).
  3. All application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on May 17, 2018. The review of applications will begin May 18, 2018. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

*Please Note: All semi-finalists will be required to submit a 10-minute video presentation. All nominations and applications should be addressed to: KCTCS President’s Office Attention: Jackie B. Cecil, System Director of Human Resources Job #9800 300 North Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky 40383 For more information regarding this position, please visit the Ashland Presidential Search webpage at https://ashland.kctcs.edu/presidential-search.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of; race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus; President (Cleveland, Ohio)

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Job Description and Application Process

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) seeks a new Eastern Campus President; a visionary who is a collaborative leader and who has the background and experience to lead the campus as a valued member of the local community, as well as northeast Ohio. The Campus President is the chief executive officer of the campus and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Access, Learning & Success. The Eastern Campus President also provides College-wide leadership in multi-campus programs. The successful candidate should possess the following strengths:

  • Strong commitment to student-centered learning to ensure access, equity, completion and student success
  • Record of success in finances, budget, resource generation and planning
  • Passion for career and technical education, liberal arts, transfer programs and workforce training
  • Understanding of the role remedial education has in the community college environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with unions representing several of the College’s employee groups
  • Excellent business acumen and positive experience in advocating
  • for the College to governmental, professional and civic organizations
  • Successful experience in Board relations; strategic planning and institutional assessment
  • Ability to foster open communication and inclusivity
  • Appreciation for and supporter of a diverse environment
  • Ability to develop, lead and implement student success initiatives

The successful candidate should also demonstrate the skills of a successful campus president:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of higher education theories, concepts, and practices
  • Possess an understanding of a large urban educational environment
  • Possess a current understanding of the unique strengths and challenges facing community colleges and an appreciation for its modern-day students
  • Possess understanding of the complexity of working in a multi-site, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop and implement a vision for the campus that leverages its strengths and provides a strong programmatic identity within the context of the Cuyahoga Community College brand
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning
  • Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties within the industry, including partnerships with four-year institutions and the local community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff and faculty throughout the College and with external partners while demonstrating a servant leadership focus
  • Ability to effectively maintain relationships with political leaders at the local, state and national levels
  • Must be open-minded, an enthusiastic, creative thinker and problem-solver

Required experience/skills:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of ten years of demonstrated experience including:
    • Teaching in higher education
    • Executive-level leadership and administration
    • Accreditation and/or compliance standards
    • Developing and managing budgets
    • Fundraising and/or grant writing and grant administration
    • Effectively developing strategies and making decisions that have significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)
    • Effectiveness requiring dynamic and analytical problem-solving methods in a variety of situations

Benefits of Employment

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Standard and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Retirement plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, consulting)
  • Wireless stipend
  • Remission of fees

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply directly to Cuyahoga Community College through the online system found at www.tri-c.edu/campuspresidentTo ensure full consideration, materials should be received by Monday, May 7, 2018. Candidates should be prepared to submit the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Job Description, Qualifications, and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; (2) a current resume; and (3) name and contact information for three professional references. Please direct inquiries and nominations to: Preston Pulliams, President Gold Hill Associates 1065 Stigger Road Jackson, MS 39209 503-704-3425 preston@goldhillassociates.com Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) was the first established community college in Ohio and remains the state’s largest. The College is in the top 30 community colleges conferring associate degrees in all disciplines and first in the nation in the number of associate degree conferred in nursing and health-related programs. Fully accredited, the College has been selected as an Achieving the Dream college and is a board member college of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Each year more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students take courses at our four traditional campuses, two Corporate College locations, 50+ off-campus sites and via television and the Internet. Offering more than 1,000 credit courses and more than 200 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula, we are a highly respected academic institution.

Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus

Founded in 1971, Cuyahoga Community College’s Eastern Campus has a rich tradition of serving students who want to complete their first two years of college in a high-quality educational environment, as well as those desiring a direct-to-job educational experience leading to a family-sustaining wage. The Eastern Campus features Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. The campus has strong articulation agreements with more than 40 four-year partners, including on-site bachelor’s degree offerings from Hiram College. For direct-to-job interests, the Eastern Campus offers many programs with a focus on sustainability and personal health, including Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Massage Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Plant Science and Landscape Technology, and Sport and Exercise Studies, among others. The Eastern Campus is also home to The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center, which provides high-performing students a collaborative, problem-based learning environment with a focus on leadership development and community engagement. Our Mission, Vision and Values Our underlying mission, vision and values guide us in our work and our service. Mission To provide high-quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services — including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs —that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. Vision Cuyahoga Community College will be recognized as an exemplary teaching and learning community that fosters service and student success. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community responsiveness. Values To successfully fulfill the mission and vision, Cuyahoga Community College is consciously committed to diversity, integrity, academic excellence, and achievement of individual and institutional goals. We are dedicated to building trust, respect, and confidence among our colleagues, students, and the community. Cuyahoga Community College 2500 E 22nd St. Cleveland, Ohio 44115 216-987-4831 www.tri-c.edu

Lone Star Colleges, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Aid (Houston, Texas)

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Associate Vice Chancellor Financial Aid Upgraded to Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Financial Aid. After posting the position of Associate Vice Chancellor Financial Aid, Lone Star College upgraded the position to Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Financial Aid and moved to the appropriate salary band. The revised closing date for receiving applications has been extended to May 25, 2018.

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 99,000 students — is seeking a Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Aid. 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 89,000 credit students each semester and a total enrollment of more than 99,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential completion. LSC adds nearly $3 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 LSC-System Office, University Park at 20515 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070

Purpose and Scope

This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and provides overall strategic leadership and administration for all aspects of Financial Aid. Responsible for strategic planning, development, implementation, and review of student support operations. Works collaboratively with institutional internal and external stakeholders to ensure full regulatory compliance for student support operations. The successful candidate will be a proven higher education administrator who possesses a current and thorough knowledge of all financial aid within a college environment. Responsibilities include developing long-term goals and objectives; ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and grant requirements; approving deviations from policies and procedures and developing financial, statistical, and operational reports submitted to external funding sources and regulatory bodies; and overseeing and monitoring the critical flow of all grant, loan, and scholarship dollars to proper entities as required. Monitors and tracks operations and addresses all required Department of Education and other appropriate reporting. Resolves matters prior to escalation and is accountable for improving operational efficiencies and implementation and review of Satisfactory Academic Progress, Student Loans, and Award Student Aid.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides direct staff oversight, including prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring compliance with all institutional policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions in consultation with the EVC; identify development and support needs to facilitate appropriate training 2. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards and grant regulations; coordinating activities between multiple departments or functions among multiple campuses 3. Provide strategic vision and long-term operational leadership for Financial Aid and related programs and services; actively engages in strategic planning and strategic enrollment management planning and execution 4. Stays abreast of U.S. Department of Education (DOE) policies to ensure with local, state, and federal regulations; oversees the preparation and monitoring of fiscal and technical reports; implement strategies to positively impact key metrics i.e. student loan programs, managing applications, Pell awards and business processes supporting accuracy in Title IX, return to Title IV, SAP, ineligible high schools, grant/scholarship awards and students purged from non- payment; develop strategies to increase applications and awarding of Pell 5. Understand and maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Financial Aid, including State Authorization, accrediting bodies, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 6. Responsible for maintaining Title IV Participation Agreement with the DOE; ensures new programs and locations are submitted for approval of funding and ensures compliance with Title IV aid programs 7. Oversee coordination of all student loan processes, Title IV refunds, and repayments, including DOE and National Student Loan Data System notifications 8. Maintain a student-centered operation that anticipates and responds to potential issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will effectively resolve the issue 9. Develops and maintains internal and external relationships; actively participates in committees, task forces and advisory groups; ensure effective communication with students and all departments and campuses; provides ongoing training and development of students, faculty, and staff on related issues 10. Use of data analytics to inform and update stakeholders on progress towards enrollment and retention goals 11. Analyzes trends and metrics related to higher education Financial Aid to support quality and efficiency 12. Regularly conducts internal audits to test and improve all related business processes and systems 13. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Work Schedule & Conditions:

• PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment; online learning technology systems and leading-edge instructional technologies • Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position; may require some travel via private car • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree required and at least 10 years of related work experience, at least 5 of them in a management or director-level position • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered • Knowledge of federal and state financial aid in a higher education environment • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, campuses, college employees and the public; high level of energy and capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

• Proven expertise in Financial Aid, including the ability to identify and implement flexible, accessible oversight of comprehensive support operations for students eligible for financial aid • Knowledge of or ability to master quickly, Southern Association of Schools and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board financial aid guidelines • Thorough knowledge of available private, state, and federal financial aid programs • Proven business acumen with an understanding of how Financial Aid works together with LSC to make Lone Star College successful as a business providing high-quality education • Ability to make decisions based on available information and flexibility as circumstances change • Understanding of the business and student services sides of financial aid • Ability to establish strategy and direction for the department with strong problem solving and team building skills • Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment • Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information, including PeopleSoft and other applications along with assistive technologies • Knowledge of budgeting principles • Experience interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and /or statues related to Financial Aid • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Physical Abilities:

Minimal physical effort is required

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 three 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. Important Note: All attachments are to be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref). Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that application materials be submitted by Friday, May 25, 2018. Transcripts will be required of all finalists. Official transcripts must be provided to Lone Star College by the successful candidate as a condition of hire. 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 a 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 Dennis@GoldHillAssociates.com

Lone Star College, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Education (Houston, Texas)

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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 99,000 students — is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor for LSCOnline. 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
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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 89,000 credit students each semester and a total enrollment of more than 99,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential completion. LSC adds nearly $3 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 LSC-System Office, University Park at 20515 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070

Purpose and Scope

The Associate Vice Chancellor, LSC-Online provides overall strategic leadership and administration for all aspects of LSC-Online through a centralized model. Responsible for strategic planning, development, implementation, and review for quality assurance of online instruction and support services. Works collaboratively with institutional stakeholders to ensure support and success of faculty and students who utilize online learning. The successful candidate should demonstrate a deep working knowledge of the current online learning environment, vision to forecast trends, ability to develop a go to market strategy, comprehensive knowledge of growing channel business and growing online through a corporate college model and internet marketing.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provide strategic vision and long-term operational leadership for LSC-Online and all related programs and services; actively engages in strategic planning and strategic enrollment management planning and execution
  2. Raise the system’s local, national and international profile and bring renewed confidence to LSC-Online; serve as institutional lead for growing online programs and develop state-of-the-art practices
  3. In conjunction with institutional marketing, campuses and LSC Corporate College develop and implement strategiesthat effectively and comprehensively market LSC-Online to internal and external markets; serve as thought leader for online innovation to expand process and accessibility of online programming for a virtual high school, homeschool,and online training and development for business and industry
  4. Model exemplary leadership behavior; develop and implement annual budgets for LSC-Online and maintain a high performing team committed to collaboration, innovation, communication, continuous improvement, and informed planning
  5. Provide oversight for online student services; assure reliable and responsive technology for delivery of courses and training; research and anticipate changes impacting instruction; facilitate online course design and evaluate through regular communication with stakeholders
  6. Monitor online and video conference courses to ensure quality, ensure that faculty provide a strong, student-focused educational environment through consistent adherence to course rubrics, student competencies, and course pedagogy; lead faculty online certification through the design and delivery of online certifications; work with LSC campuses to assess and determine supports needed to improve quality of online curriculum, evaluation of courses and student readiness for online learning
  7. Communicate with college instructional deans, student support services and other stakeholders to coordinate support for online faculty, students, and potential students in an attempt to make the entire online education experience more user-friendly, effective, and seamless
  8. Develop strategic enrollment management strategies to convert prospective students from online chat inquires and other online contacts to enrollees in face-to-face, online or hybrid courses and programs
  9. Implement and evaluate online orientation to strengthen and continually develop faculty and staff to ensure greater student success, retention and completion
  10. Identify and research new revenue streams, market academic programs, lead all distance education recruitment and retention efforts, day-to-day operations, and develop and enhance external partnerships to grow and sustain key online initiatives
  11. Understand and maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to distance learning, including State Authorization, NCSARA, SACSCOC and American with Disabilities Act
  12. Successful development and management of LSC-Online training and development model (channel marketing) and provide fiscal oversight of all Internet and direct-to-consumer marketing campaign
  13. Use of data analytics to inform and update stakeholders on progress towards enrollment and retention goals
  14. Responsible for executing all duties as assigned
  15. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and at least 10 years of related work experience, at least 5 years in a management or director-level position or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Expertise in online learning technology and design
  • Curriculum design and teaching online experience
  • Strong problem solving and team building skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify and assure flexible, accessible and comprehensive support services for online learning students
  • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to establish strategy and direction for department
  • Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
  • Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
  • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstration of entrepreneurial and innovative thinking

Physical Abilities:

Minimal physical effort is required

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 or PDF format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref, ABCtrans). Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that application materials be submitted by Friday, May 4, 2018 and no later than Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 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 Dennis@GoldHillAssociates.com

Paris Junior College, Dean of Health Occupations (Paris, Texas)

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About Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College is located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas, and has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924. The College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and res­idence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning. Paris Junior College operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas. System wide PJC annually serves approximately 10,000 credit and non-credit students. Through its vision to be the educational provider of choice for the region, and mission to serve the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, so­cial and cultural life of our diverse communi­ty, PJC also brings flexibility and leadership to meeting local, regional, and statewide economic needs. After ten years of participating in Achieving the Dream and using data to improve student outcomes, PJC was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2015. PJC is recognized as a national leader in Path­ways, and was one of 30 institutions select­ed nationally for the American Association of Community Colleges Guided Pathways Project to better guide students along academic and career pathways. Students will be aided in identifying career goals to put them on the correct path to avoid unneeded classes to save both time and money. PJC faculty and administration worked to fully implement Pathways in the fall 2017 semester. PJC strongly supports the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2015-2030 Strategic Plan goal of sixty percent of all Texans 25 to 34 years of age in 2030 possessing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor degree (60x30TX). Meeting this goal is necessary for the State of Texas to have the workforce to maintain the State’s economy; this goal has also been endorsed by the Governor of Texas and the Texas Legislature.

PJC gives equal consideration of all applicants for admission, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Assistance is provided to students with limited English speaking abilities, disabilities, or academic deficiencies.

Qualifications, leadership, and characteristics

The Dean of Health Occupations supervises and coordinates all areas of Health Occupations, which includes the programs for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Medical Records Cod­ing, Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Enhanced Nurse Aide, and Radiology Technology.

Qualifications

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in a health occupation field required. Doctorate preferred.
  • Five years increasingly responsible management and supervisory expe­rience in one or more areas of health occupations.
  • Knowledge and experience in main­taining accreditation status of health occupation programs, accreditation requirements and processes; knowl­edge and experience with state or national licensing boards.
  • Clinical experiences necessary to function effectively and safely in instruction.
  • Competency in education and ad­ministration of health occupations programs.

Preferred Characteristics

  • A commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community College preparing to meet the needs of the 21st century.
  • A strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning and to pur­suing the potential of technology to support teaching, learning, and the delivery of instruction.
  • Skills as an effective oral and written communicator and as a consen­sus-builder with the ability to bring about constructive change using participatory processes.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date on changes in accreditation standards and requirements and state agency rules and regulations.
  • Skill in identifying problems, analyz­ing data and making recommenda­tions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all segments of the College.
  • Experience in the development of and revisions in the curricula of the Health Occupations Department to meet requirements of the state agencies, licensing requirements, and accrediting agencies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the assessment of stu­dent learning outcomes.
  • Experience in curriculum develop­ment and new program development; skill in developing curriculum and education programs.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in planning, budgeting, resource allo­cation, and in the development and evaluation of programs.
  • Experience in developing and en­hancing faculty skills through effec­tive evaluation and through support of faculty development programs.

Application process and timeline

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, March 19, 2018.

Application process

To be considered for this posi­tion, submit the following to: dennis@goldhillassociates.com

    1. Application form (down­load from http://www.parisjc.edu/downloads/employ_app.pdf).
    2. Current resume.
    3. A letter of application that succinctly addresses the position profile and demon­strates how the candidate’s experience and the profes­sional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of PJC (not to exceed five pages). Cite examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise.

  1. Official college transcripts required of finalists.

For confidential inquiries and to submit an application, contact: Gold Hill Associates Dennis Michaelis dennis@goldhillassociates.com Phone: 254.297.9896

Paris Junior College, Vice President for Academic Studies (Paris, Texas)

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About Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College is located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas, and has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924. The College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning. Paris Junior College operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas. System-wide PJC annually serves approximately 10,000 credit and non-credit students. Through its vision to be the educational provider of choice for the region, and mission to serve the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community, PJC also brings flexibility and leadership to meeting local, regional, and statewide economic needs. After ten years of participating in Achieving the Dream and using data to improve student outcomes, PJC was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2015. PJC is recognized as a national leader in Pathways, and was one of 30 institutions selected nationally for the American Association of Community Colleges Guided Pathways Project to better guide students along academic and career pathways. Students will be aided in identifying career goals to put them on the correct path to avoid unneeded classes to save both time and money. PJC faculty and administration worked to fully implement Pathways in the fall 2017 semester. PJC strongly supports the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2015-2030 Strategic Plan goal of sixty percent of all Texans 25 to 34 years of age in 2030 possessing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor degree (60x30TX). Meeting this goal is necessary for the State of Texas to have the workforce to maintain the State’s economy; this goal has also been endorsed by the Governor of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Paris Greenville Sulphur Springs PJC gives equal consideration of all applicants for admission, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Assistance is provided to students with limited English speaking abilities, disabilities, or academic deficiencies.

Qualifications, leadership, and characteristics

The Vice President of Academic Studies serves as the chief academic officer of Paris Junior College, and is responsible for educational policy, academic programs and support services, advancement of student success and student learning, academic personnel decisions, budget development, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the promotion and improvement of teaching and learning.

  • Master’s degree with a teaching discipline is required. Doctoral degree in higher education/leadership, teaching discipline, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Five years increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of instructional management with three years of experience at the Dean’s level (or equivalent) or higher.
  • Community college teaching experience and a thorough understanding of the teaching/learning process.
  • Knowledge and experience with accreditation requirements and processes; knowledge and experience with state system or coordinating board rules and guidelines.
  • A commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community College preparing to meet the needs of the 21st century.
  • A strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning and to pursuing the potential of technology to support teaching, learning, and the delivery of instruction.
  • Skills as an effective oral and written communicator and as a consensus-builder with the ability to bring about constructive change using participatory processes.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date on changes in accreditation standards and requirements and state agency rules and regulations.
  • Skill in identifying problems, analyzing data and making recommendations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all segments of the College.
  • Ability to be creative, innovative and willing to take risks to accomplish the goals of the institution.
  • Recent experience building collaborative programs and initiatives and demonstrated success in developing articulation agreements with universities and fostering K-12 connections.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience in curriculum development and new program development; skill in developing curriculum and education programs.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and in the development and evaluation of academic programs.
  • Experience in developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation and through support of faculty development programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to, the community college mission and purpose, teaching and learning, and student success.

Application process and timeline

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, March 19, 2018. Application process To be considered for this position, submit the following to: dennis@goldhillassociates.com

  1. Application form (download from www.parisjc.edu/downloads/employ_app.pdf).
  2. Current resume.
  3. A letter of application that succinctly addresses the position profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and the professional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of PJC (not to exceed five pages). Cite examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise.
  4. Official college transcripts required of finalists.

For confidential inquiries and to submit an application, contact: Gold Hill Associates Dennis Michaelis dennis@goldhillassociates.com  Phone: 254.297.9896

About the area

Paris Junior College’s main campus is located in Paris, Texas, which is 100 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas, and just south of the Red River. Lamar County’s cost of living makes the area one of the most affordable in the State of Texas. There are many talented and successful artists, composers, writers, producers and actors from the area. The community supports the Paris Community Band and Community Theater. The many outdoor opportunities include the Trail de Paris and Pat Mayse Lake. A strong industrial base features many great companies such as Campbell Soup and Kimberly-Clark. The area is also home to events such as the Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally and Paris Balloon Festival, antique car, tractor, and air shows, and the ASA Archery Southwest Shootout. This green and beautiful area receives an average annual rainfall of 47.82 inches with an average annual temperature of 64.6 degrees. Lamar County is home to about 50,000 people, split evenly between the county and City of Paris.

Northeast Lakeview College (Alamo Colleges District), Vice President for Academic Success (San Antonio, Texas)

Alamo Community College President Job

The President of Northeast Lakeview College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Success (VPAS). While the position remains open until filled, the preferred deadline for receipt of application materials is February 28; there is no guarantee of applicant review after March 9, 2018. The anticipated start date will be during June 2018. This confidential search process is assisted by Gold Hill Associates. For questions contact Dr. Stephen Kinslow, stephen@goldhillassociates.com. The Vice President for Academic Services reports to the President and is the chief academic officer of the college, responsible for all transfer, career/workforce education, ISD partnerships, non-credit/continuing education programs, and learning support services of the College. Development of high-performing teams focused on the AlamoINSTITUTES, AlamoENGAGE, and other strategies to create a teaching and learning environment focused on the success of all students is a high priority. The VPAS is expected to work collaboratively and respectfully with all, to collaborate with the Vice President of Student Success to integrate student programs and services, and to collaborate with the president and her leadership team, as well as VPAS colleagues across the district, and the district Vice Chancellors and Chancellor. The VPAS is expected to develop and lead a high-performance team of deans, department chairs, faculty and support staff focused on the strategic plan of the district and college; to align college resources in support of effectively meeting student, community, and business needs; to foster strong communication and collaborative processes with faculty, staff, students, and the community; to ensure integrity in all operations and processes as well as compliance with District policies, State and accrediting agencies; and to reflect the values of openness, collaboration, respect for the diversity inherent in the district and the community, and assessment and accountability in all programs and services. Application Requirements and Process:

  •  Master’s Degree; Doctorate preferred
  • 5 years of teaching (full-time and/or adjunct) and administrative experience in higher education (public community college experience is preferred)
  • Application Instructions:
  • Submit (1) a cover letter of no more than three pages indicating how your experience aligns with the responsibilities noted in this posting, (2) a response of no more than three pages to this question: The imperative for community colleges to significantly narrow student achievement gaps and to dramatically increase persistence and completion requires scaling successful innovations in teaching pedagogy and learning strategies. Please describe your vision for leading the focus on research and best practices regarding student success and how you would engage faculty in pursuing innovation in curriculum design and pedagogy. (3) a resume of no more than 8 pages, and (4) transcripts.
  • Submit all materials online

Highline College, Presidential Search (Des Moines, Washington)

POSITION: Presidential Search (Des Moines, Washington)
Highline enjoys a distinctive location, both for its natural beauty and for the diverse region it serves. The main campus, located in the waterfront city of Des Moines, offers stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains from a tree-filled 80-acre hillside.From this scenic setting, the college serves a suburban region where countless cultures and over 130 languages are represented. With more than 70 percent students of color, Highline is the most diverse higher education institution in the state. Add to that a mix of some 800 international students each year and the campus represents a microcosm of the world. The college’s globally focused environment for higher education provides a natural fit for its diverse community, an important reflection of its core values and a perfect complement to its prime location. Just 10 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport and between the seaports of Seattle and Tacoma, Highline offers degrees and programs reflecting its global learning environment, including a four-year degree in Global Trade and Logistics, one of five applied bachelor’s degrees at the college. It is also home to the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management. Highline’s global efforts meld seamlessly with its commitment to increasing diversity and educational and social justice equity, earning the college national recognition. Highline is a four-time winner of the HEED Award, the 2016 winner of the ACCT Equity Award for the Pacific Region and the 2014 winner of the AACC’s Award of Excellence for Advancing Diversity. Signature programs include AANAPISITPSIDUmojaPuente, community college MESA, and TRiO.   DESCRIPTION:  As a public institution of higher education, Highline College serves a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy.  Highline College also promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning. The next President of Highline will be an open, inspirational leader who embodies and promotes Highline’s values of diversity, access, and community. The next president will also lead the college to academic excellence and student success while sustaining a high trust work environment, supporting faculty and staff in their efforts to innovate, collaborate across constituencies, and develop solutions informally.   The search is being assisted by Dr. Preston Pulliams of Gold Hill Associates. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to: preston@goldhillassociates.com, (503) 704-3425. For more information about Highline and the Presidential Profile visit:          https://www.highline.edu/presidential-search/
Presidential Leadership PrioritiesThe next president will build Highline College`s future by effectively addressing  the following priorities:

  • Expand the Highline College Vision by recognizing innovative opportunities and new directions complimented with the ability to take informed data-driven strategic risks;
  • Increase academic success and student access by establishing, strengthening, and supporting initiatives that effectively serve diverse learning communities;
  • Proactively address diversity by actively promoting and supporting a learning and work environment which ensures social justice, mutual respect, understanding, civility, and non-violence;
  • Promote student centeredness by hearing the student voice regarding, academic success, and transferability to four-year institutions and/or workforce development efforts;
  • Build community partnerships by leveraging the College`s reputation and community connections to secure or strengthen long-lasting partnerships which will be vital to the success of what we do, what our students achieve and how our area thrives;
  • Strengthening the College`s international programs by visioning and establishing initiatives that will increase international student enrollment;
  • Develop and strengthen professional development opportunities that will grow the campus leadership while fostering creativity as well as innovation;
  • Guide the College`s capital investments projects by facilitating master planning while proactively advocating for capital projects through legislative priorities.

Leadership Qualities:

  • An approachable leader who fosters a deep sense of community and belonging, encouraging all participate and to recognize that we are truly “all in this together.”
  • A multiplying leader who makes those around him/her better, who inspires but remains humble, real, and genuine.
  • A leader who has a clear passion for supporting others.
  • A servant leader who inspires faculty, staff, and students to achieve excellence – who is motivated to help others by providing support and creating an environment of openness and transparency.

Environmentally Astute:

  • An individual with experience and understanding of working in and serving within an urban/suburban context.

Strategic Minded:

  • A leader who will be a strategic thinker who will promote and support innovation across the college community.

Communication:

  • A person who is an engaging speaker and writer with the ability to persuade, ability to build relationships, while remaining culturally responsive and diplomatic, and an ability to truly listen and to flow information to all parties.

Social Justice and Diversity:

  • An individual who can address, strengthen, and advance the College`s commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and a community that welcome students of all backgrounds, increases student access, and supports student success.
  • A leader who has the experience and the ability to attract excellent and diverse faculty and staff.

Financial Acumen:

  • A person with the proven ability to manage budgets and capital projects, including components that require interpretation of policies at state and federal levels, procedures and regulations, and budget coordination/administration.
  • An individual who is a collaborative, consensus builder who advocates for the college continuously at the state, and federal level.
  • A person with familiarity with grants and grant processes.

Collaboration:

  • Collaborative, consensus builder who advocates for the college continuously with the legislature, college community, city, federal and international levels.

Administration and Management:

  • A leader who is accountable and approachable and who sets academic success for the institution as a priority and inspires trust among employees and students.
  • A person who provides an organizational structure that promotes collegiality and cooperation across divisions.
  • An individual who is an established, successful fundraiser and who can work with the foundation, businesses, and community members to expand Highline’s ability to provide more programs to students and others in the community. This individual will also have the ability to seek new funding and revenue generating opportunities to meet current and future College needs.

Resource Development:

  • Established, successful fundraiser. Working with the foundation, businesses, and community members to expand Highline’s ability to provide more programs to students and others in the community. (Endowments, Student Scholarships) The ability to provide leadership for funding outside of state-funded operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:•        An earned Master’s degree from an accredited university, a doctorate is preferred; •        Five (5) years of relevant administrative experience; AND, •        Teaching experience in higher education. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Your online application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete: •        Resume and contact information (email and phone) for five (5) professional references, none of whom will be contacted without the prior permission of the candidate; •        Cover Letter responding to the Presidential profile and essential tasks (No more than 5 pages.); •        Diversity response statement (found under the Supplemental Questions tab.) SALARY: Salary range is 240,000.00 to 250,000.00 (Salary may be negotiable.) CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, Highline College maintains a drug-free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and vehicles. Highline College employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work and educational environment. Must submit to and complete a National Criminal and Financial Background Check.

Pending College Executive Job Searches

  1. New River Community & Technical College, President (Beaver, West Virginia)
  2. Temple College, President (Temple, Texas)

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