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Clatsop Community College - Presidential Search and Recruitment 2024 (Astoria, OR)

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Presidential Search and Recruitment 2024

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Clatsop Community College (CCC) is a public, two-year educational institution serving northwest Oregon and southwest Washington since 1958. CCC is located near the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon and serves all of Clatsop County as well as many communities in Columbia County, Oregon. CCC extends services to Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington State.

The College district covers all of Clatsop County, bordered on the north by the Columbia River, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and the mountains of the Coast Range on the east. This magnificent natural landscape provides inspiration for the College’s art students and a living laboratory for its science students. The area’s colorful history of exploration, fishing, and maritime trading is also evident in the College’s regionally unique Maritime Science and Historic Preservation and Restoration programs. Astoria, the county seat, is the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Many Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings constructed before the turn of the 20th century have inspired the College’s degree program in Historic Preservation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • As the chief executive officer of Clatsop Community College, the President will be a servant leader and report directly to the Board of Education.
  •   The President will provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the college, including academics, finance, planning, student affairs, enrollment, advancement, and other key areas. They will operate in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board.
  • The President will build upon and enhance a history of academic, career, technical, and professional education programs and has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
  • The President will advance the vision, mission, and goals of Clatsop Community College and foster a cohesive culture by collaborating with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the extended community.
  • The President will be dedicated to and invested in the students of Clatsop Community College by advancing and providing quality education, life skills, and opportunities in the extended community.
  • The President will be a leader of impeccable integrity, vision, enthusiasm, and energy with outstanding communication, relationship-building, and change-management skills while treating all with compassion, fairness, and respect.
  • The President will possess a transparent management and communication style and be a positive catalyst for embracing bold new opportunities for the future while building upon Clatsop Community College’s tradition of innovation.
  • The President will focus on teaching and learning, emphasizing enrollment management, student retention, and completion, and advocating for the specific needs of non-traditional students.
  • The President will participate in community activities and grow educational partnerships with K-12, colleges, universities, business, and industry partners. They will ensure college programs are aligned with present and future workforce needs.
  • The President will ensure the proper balance between academic transfer, occupational, and continuing education programs and will develop course delivery structures that respond to technological innovation.
  • The President will understand current and emerging topics in higher education related to assessment, retention, and completion and demonstrate experience using data to inform strategic planning and decision-making.
  • The President will demonstrate the ability to develop legislative, community, and donor relations.

Required Characteristics

  • The successful candidate for President will be a visionary, ethical, compassionate, and intelligent leader. They have demonstrated a track record of navigating change while respecting institutional traditions and culture.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work with a governing Board of Education and assist the Board with its fiscal and policy-making responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate will understand the history, traditions, and culture of Northwest Oregon or a rural institution and community of a similar size. They must establish residency and reside in the Clatsop Community College service area.
  • The successful candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

They must demonstrate an understanding of strategic and campus master planning and have experience in accreditation, economic development, crisis management, and data analysis.

  • The successful candidate will be able to inspire optimism in others, demonstrate collaborative skills, and maintain personal courage and decisiveness.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to develop legislative, community, and donor relations.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. They will support personal growth in students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community.
  • The successful candidate will be dedicated to serving the long-term needs and success of Clatsop Community College with integral and absolute commitment as a true advocate and champion of the school.


  •  The preferred applicant will have a doctorate or other terminal degree OR a master’s and extensive experience in higher education.
  •  Applicants with at least three years of senior-level experience in higher education, including managing financial and budgeting operations, will be considered.
  • Applicants should possess the entrepreneurial and analytical skills to identify and implement new revenue opportunities.
  • Community college experience preferred.
  • Higher education teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Application Process

Applicants will submit the following for review:

  1. A current resume/vita.
  2. A detailed cover letter addressing primary duties and responsibilities, characteristics, and qualifications (limit five pages.)
  3. A list of five professional references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.
  4. Answer the following questions in addition to the cover letter. Answers should be no more than 500 words for each of the following supplemental questions:
      • Describe how you meet the minimum qualifications from the job posting.
      • Describe your experience in policy-making, economic development, and fiscal management.
      • Discuss your experience in strategic and master planning, accreditation, crisis management, and data-driven decision-making.
      • Explain your personal abilities and experience used to develop legislative, community, and donor relationships and communicate information to stakeholders.
      • Describe your experience leading personnel with DEI opportunities and challenges.

The target application date is May 24, 2024. For additional information about the search, please visit

Application materials should be submitted electronically to:

Gold Hill Associates is assisting with this search.

For additional information, nominations, or confidential inquiries, contact:

Dr. Preston Pulliams, President/CEO, Gold Hill Associates.
Phone: (503-704-3425)
Dr. Walter Nolte, Assisting Consultant
Phone: (307-262-2576)

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Cuyahoga Community College, Campus President, Western Campus (Parma, OH)

Cuyahoga Community College

Campus President, Western Campus (Parma, OH)

Department: Campus President Office
Location: Western Campus
Reports To:  EVP/Provost, A, L & S
Recruitment Type:  External/Internal
Requisition ID: req4946
Employment Type: Administration and Professionals
Union Position: Non-Union
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Evening and weekend hours as necessary)
Number of Openings:  1

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Job Description


Provides support and direction in driving academic excellence, fostering student success, and strengthening community engagement on campus and in surrounding communities. Serves as the chief administrator for the campus while working collaboratively with the Provost’s office and Cuyahoga Community College District leadership to ensure quality and consistency with enrollment services, student support services, and the teaching and learning experience on one of four urban campuses in Northeast Ohio.

Strategic Leadership:

  • Exhibits entrepreneurial leadership by seeking and identifying opportunities that promote the College’s mission, advance student successes, and contribute to the region’s economy
  • Works in collaboration with the Provost’s office on the development and implementation of a comprehensive academic plan for students, ensuring continuity between all four campuses and among the five academic schools and alignment with the College’s mission and goals
  • Fosters a positive culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement among faculty, staff, and students
  • Monitors key performance indicators, enrollment metrics, and other benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of campus operations
  • Serves as a member of the academic executive leadership team and the President’s leadership cabinet, council, and the College Labor Management Committee.
  • Manages campus relationships with members of the Board of Trustees
  • Leads campus-based strategic planning and institutional assessment programs

Academic Excellence:

  • Collaborates with the Associate Provost to ensure high-quality academic programs and services are supported and delivered at the campus level
  • Works with academic school deans to ensure all academic and non-academic programs are coordinated and effective on the campus
  • Collaborates with the Provost, campus, and school deans, and faculty to maintain accreditation standards and enhance curriculum offerings
  • Promotes and supports a culture of teaching and learning excellence

Student Success:

  • Champions and supports initiatives that enhance student recruitment, retention, and completion in support of the College-wide strategic enrollment plan
  • Supports the successful implementation of all campus student support services and programs to address the diverse needs of a campus-specific student body and culture
  • Fosters a culture of open communication and embraces the diversity of the region in support of an inclusive campus environment

Community Engagement:

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with local communities, businesses, and educational partners to support and advance the College mission
  • Seeks opportunities for partnerships, workforce development, and community outreach to support the College’s strategic goals
  • Serves as the institution’s representative in communities connected to the local campus and as an ambassador for the
  • College at various events and forums
  • Represents the College President at various events and functions across Northeast Ohio and in the campus draw area

Financial and Resource Management:

  • Oversees budget planning and resource allocation for the campus
  • Leads the campus through responsible fiscal management and effective utilization of financial and other institutional resources
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify and secure additional funding sources and grant opportunities
  • Works collaboratively with facilities management and plant operations to successfully maintain campus facilities to create and sustain a safe and positive campus environment

Personnel Management:

  • Recruits, mentors, and develops the campus leadership team
  • Fosters a culture of professional growth and development among staff and faculty
  • Creates a supportive and inclusive campus environment for students, faculty, and staff
  • Addresses personnel matters fairly and equitably in accordance with current Human Resources policies and guidance
  • Collaboratively and successfully works with unions representing the College’s employee groups



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


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of higher education theories, concepts, and practices with the ability to use them in complex, difficult, and/or unprecedented situations as they pertain to the departmental focus.
  • Possess an understanding of a large urban educational environment
  • Possess an understanding of the complexity of working in a multi-site environment and an ability to work collaboratively across the organization
  • 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
  • Ability to independently set goals and determine the best course of action to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituents
  • Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties with industry and the local community
  • Ability to develop, organize, and coordinate a wide variety of instructional programs to achieve College and Division goals
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff, and faculty throughout the college and with external partners
  • Must be open-minded, a creative thinker, and a problem solver
  • Ability to lead College teams in projects and the development of new programs and projects
  • Possess excellent planning, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Demonstrated advanced project management skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate, and resolve conflicts on major projects
  • Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance workflow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Dr. Preston Pulliams, Gold Hill Associates, is assisting with this search.

Applicant review will begin on April 1, 2024. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: You may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume during the application process.  It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application.  This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.  Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

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Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through recruiting and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Clark College - Vice President of Instruction (Vancouver, WA)

Clark College Est. 1933Vice President of Instruction

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Job Location: In-office at Clark College in Vancouver, WA

To apply: Clark College is partnering with Gold Hill Associates. Nominations and completed applications must be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to Dr. Preston Pulliams at


Applications should include the following items:

  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities as it relates to this position.
  • Current resume with a minimum of three (3) references.
  • Response to the supplemental question: Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by April 15, 2024.

Compensation: $139,724 – $161,786 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Benefits: Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Clark College seeks an enthusiastic visionary leader to serve as Vice President of Instruction (VPI). The VPI serves as the senior academic officer of the institution. As the senior academic officer, the Vice President of Instruction assumes responsibility for the comprehensive academic landscape, encompassing credit and non-credit program development and assessment, teaching and learning evaluation, faculty appointment, professional development, performance assessment, tenure processes, and formulation of academic policies and procedures. The incumbent should demonstrate unwavering commitment to academic and institutional excellence, prioritizing student success, and actively working towards the elimination of equity gaps.

This pivotal role requires effective collaboration as a team player and a dedicated member of the president’s executive cabinet. The VPI is expected to maintain a visible and approachable presence for faculty and academic deans. Successful candidates will contribute to a dynamic educational environment, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the institution.

The VPI assumes a leadership role in formulating and ensuring the execution of a vision that promotes equity, inclusion, and enhances student access, excellence in teaching and learning, and overall student success across all academic departments. They will play a pivotal role in guiding the College towards achieving the objectives outlined in the equity-centered strategic plan, encompassing key principles such as equitable student experiences, employee engagement and empowerment, excellence, community partner engagement, and institutional effectiveness and equity.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess significant academic experience, a strong dedication to the institution’s mission, a commitment to equity-centered and student-centered teaching and learning, and a firm belief in the potential for all students to succeed. Additionally, the candidate should have a proven track record of effecting strategic change with determination and a sense of commitment and accountability. Experience in addressing complex issues and making bold decisions for the benefit of students and the institution is crucial.

The areas under the guidance of the VPI encompass five academic divisions, non-credit and workforce training, Library Services, eLearning, Faculty development/Teaching and Learning Center, Adult/Basic Education/ESL and Adult Literacy, outcomes assessment, accreditation, Guided Pathways, and academic support services.

At Clark, we place a high importance on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our commitment extends to fostering growth, continuous learning, and providing unwavering support to our dedicated employees.


  • Serve as a member of the Executive
  • Implement measures to increase equitable student
  • In coordination with the faculty, develop a strategic academic plan for the
  • Drive change to forecast and shape the academic profile to meet student and industry
  • Oversee the alignment and execution of relevant and timely non-credit and workforce
  • Supervise instructional staff, including the Associate Vice President of Instruction, deans, and instructional office staff.
  • Serve as liaison with state and federal entities, accrediting associations, public and private schools, other higher education institutions, community agencies, and business and industry concerning instructional matters.
  • Monitor and manage expenditures of the instructional
  • Lead, inspire and ensure faculty commitment to equitable learning opportunities and
  • Ensure staff and faculty represent the diverse student population through equity-centered and data- informed approaches.
  • Serve as a key College leader in Guided Pathways and serve on the Guided Pathways Strategic Planning team and Guided Pathways Advisory Council.
  • Guide the work of the Curriculum Committee and Instructional Planning Team to systematically review policies, programs, outcomes, and course offerings.
  • Provide appropriate training and support for adjunct, probationary, and tenured
  • Foster open, inclusive, and candid communication among administration, faculty, staff, and students on matters related to Instruction.
  • Provide leadership for instructional efforts associated with accountability, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering values, tenets, and priorities of the
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the


  • Master’s degree from an accredited
  • Three (3) years of full-time teaching
  • Five (5) years in upper management in instruction (Dean-level or above) and/or educational
  • Experience developing initiatives that advance social equity working in a diverse
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Successful candidates should have knowledge of:
    • Culturally responsive, inclusive, and anti-racist practice and instruction; a strong understanding and ability to apply knowledge of the teaching and learning
    • Curriculum and Instructional
    • Implementation of student success strategies such as Guided
    • Comprehensive budget development and
    • Outcomes assessments and
    • Shared
    • Collective
    • Effective pedagogy in online and face-to-face
    • Use of educational
    • Establishing strategic
    • Creating professional development
    • Collaborative and community-building
    • Program articulations and workforce

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring that academic programs provide smooth pathways to further education and the workforce.
  • Ensures the integrity and accountability of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards.
  • Has a strategic vision for the institution.
  • Demonstrated experience providing academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to further develop and implement student success strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collegial environment.
  • Engagement and promotion in shared governance.
  • Demonstrated budget development and management experience.


Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education with an open-enrollment framework welcoming students of all ages and backgrounds pursuing their educational or career paths. With a mission to service the community and guide individuals to achieve their educational and professional goals, Clark inspires learners to excel, transforms lives, and strengthens our increasingly diverse community.

Clark College uses equity, justice, and anti-racist practices as a foundation to ensure all faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed, included, and engaged. The college employs a strong belief that diversity is critical to ensuring that multiple viewpoints are represented and considered in decision-making. They offer a great benefits package and opportunities to engage in professional development, build equity competencies, and practice wellness. Clark College strives to create a cultural climate that challenges power, privilege, and inequity. View Clark’s Commitment to Social Equity here.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision, and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. For more information on Clark College, please visit or regarding the college’s Affirmative Action Policy or Disability Accommodations, call the Director of Labor and Compliance, (360) 992-2317 or email


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

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Grand Rapids Community College - Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs




Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Department: Academic & Student Affairs
Employee Group: Executive Leadership
Schedule: Full Time, Nonexempt
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience, Competitive
Benefits: Full Time
Reports to: President
Posting Closes: January 5, 2024

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Grand Rapids Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The Provost reports directly to the President and serves as the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer with major responsibilities for strategic planning and guiding all aspects of teaching and learning in support of student success. The Provost is also charged with establishing the academic and student affairs vision for Grand Rapids Community College in pursuit of its Mission, Vision, Values, and strategic goals through the contributions of the deans, associate deans, faculty, staff, and their respective systems of support.

Grand Rapids Community College has a 100-year history of academic excellence and a sound reputation as a premier transfer institution. It is nationally recognized for its liberal arts and occupational programs. With approximately 250 full-time and 400 adjunct faculty, learning opportunities are provided for more than approximately 25,000 credit and non-credit students enrolled in transfer and occupational courses. GRCC has a physical presence that includes an eight-block downtown campus, a two-block presence known as the DeVos Campus, Leslie E. Tassell Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), and a state-of-the-art Lakeshore campus in Holland, Michigan. Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan.


  • Provide balanced leadership to the administration, faculty, and staff of School of Business & Industry, School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, School of STEM, Student Affairs, Student Success, Teaching, Learning and Workforce, Distance Education, Instructional Support and Institutional Research Planning.
  • Lead and collaborate with the Academic and Student Affairs administration, faculty and staff to establish and communicate clear conceptual expectations, principles, and guidelines related to the academic vision and strategic planning.
  • Model and champion GRCC’s core values; Excellence, Diversity, Responsiveness, Innovation, Accountability, Sustainability, Respect, and Integrity.
  • Work closely with the President and other College officers to provide overall internal executive leadership to, and support for, the faculty, staff, and their respective systems of support in Academic and Student Affairs through the creation, revision, and/or deletion of all policies related to Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Lead college efforts to promote and sustain a rigorous and compassionate and learning-centered environment that supports student success in both credit and non-credit areas through collaborative decision making and strategic planning.
  • Participate in the College’s internal leadership conversations to set College goals and formulate strategies for achieving the goals that arise from these conversations.
  • Guide the Academic Governing Council in the development and review of academic policies through collaborative decision making.
  • Oversee academic programs and curriculum development to ensure that GRCC remains current and viable in the educational community.
  • Ensure the primacy of the academic mission in all College decision-making including, but not limited to, physical and technological infrastructure, budget, fundraising, hiring, and internal and external communications.
  • Oversee enrollment management to provide a learning environment that is conducive to learning, sustainable and responsive to financial conditions and community needs.
  •  Assure that college policies and procedures governing academic and student issues are equitable and enhance the learning environment and reflect current needs and appropriate practices.
  •  Accountable for maintaining the College’s accreditation and standing in the academic community.
  •  Collaborate with the chief academic officers of area institutions, transfer institutions, intermediate school districts, regional school district superintendents, government agencies, and other community organizations to promote academic partnerships, scholarships, and resources.
  •  Advocate for GRCC at public forums, including local, state and national meetings.
  • Create an inclusive environment and ensure a diverse and representative population of faculty, staff and students through recruitment, enrollment and retention of all target populations who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • Ensure an overall safe, secure, and appropriate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversee, as an executive budget officer, the administration of the overall budget, and collaborate with the Deans to establish budget priorities for the responsible allocation of resources for academic and student affairs including instruction, academic support, and institutional research.
  • Identify new sources of revenue to support existing programs and create new programs that promote and advance the College’s mission.
  • Commit to the oversight of and following policies and procedures for performance evaluations of the College’s collective bargaining units within Academic and Student Affairs that include Faculty Association and Educational Support Professionals plus non-union staff (Meet and Confer).
  • Understand and administer the terms contracted with the College’s collective bargaining units.
  •  Set direction for professional development programming for faculty, staff, and their respective support systems in Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Encourage and facilitate College service, community engagement, and experiential learning by all faculty and staff.
  • Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA’s will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.


Education Credentials

  • The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Distinguished record of a minimum of three years, five years preferred, as a full-time classroom faculty member in a college or university setting
  • Experience in curriculum development and design
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in a college or university with a diverse student body
  • Experienced, creative administrator with demonstrated leadership skills needed to foster the continuing academic progress and vitality of the College
  • A record of academic and scholarly achievement sufficient to earn the respect of the academic community
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Experience in a community college is preferred (but not required)
  • Prior experience with collective bargaining in a college environment is preferred (but not required)
  • Proven record of partnership development (w/private, public, philanthropic entities)
  • Possess project management skills
  • Proven record of entrepreneurship skills
  • Possess systems thinking ability
  • Understanding of change management and enterprise leadership skills

Skills and Mental Demands

  • Articulate with the ability to embrace and promote the Community College identity and philosophy
  • Problem solver who shows foresight and initiative as the College faces change
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with an interest in helping and supporting students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Collaborator with the ability to build trust among internal stakeholders (faculty, administration, and staff) as well as college’s external stakeholders (partners, employers, and elected officials)
  • Flexible and handles pressure while possessing mature judgment in regard to interruptions and change
  • Organized with the ability to manage numerous complex task at once
  • Professional when handling sensitive or difficult situations
  • Resilient and persistent and able to effectively manage setbacks
  • Considerate of whole systems and the implications of plans, policies, and decisions
  • Approachable and builds consensus and a shared commitment from others
  • Respectful of the talents and skills of others and creates an inclusive environment

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Working Conditions

  • Highly visible academic position requiring a strong presence at the College and in the community at large.


Grand Rapids Community College offers the next Provost the opportunity to be part of a unique student-focused academic community and to build upon what already is exceptional to make it even better. Applicants must have a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, along with a substantial leadership background. Salary considerations will be competitive.

To assure best consideration, applications should be received by January 5th. The application should include a letter of interest specifically addressing the applicant’s background in relationship to qualifications described (not more than five pages); a current resume (or curriculum vitae); and the names of at least give professional references with each person’s position, office or home address, email address, and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. All applications will remain confidential. The new Provost will assume office on or about July 1, 2024.

The search is being assisted by Gold Hill Associates. Visit to submit your application. For application materials to receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 5, 2024. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.


Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

Amarillo College Presidential Search (Amarillo, Texas)


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The Amarillo College Board of Regents seeks an energetic and proven leader to build on the tradition of excellence that led the College to be named co-recipient of the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring, striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values:


Transforming our community and economy through learning, innovation, and achievement.

Position Description
This position serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Amarillo College, responsible for formulating and directing sound policies and practices in all administrative, fiscal, and academic affairs. This position reports directly to the Amarillo College Board of Regents.


• Required: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.


• Required: Five or more years of experience in executive-level positions in the public or private sector.
• Preferred: Experience in Higher Education.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Serve as executive officer of the College and implement Board policies and regulations.
• Recommend budget and policy changes to the Board of Regents.
• Inform the Board of Regents of current events relating to education and public affairs.
• Responsible for sound fiscal management that achieves efficient and effective use of the College’s resources.
• Serve as the key contact person with private, local, State, and Federal funding sources.
• Provide leadership in developing and understanding institutional objectives and priorities.
• Direct the planning efforts of the College toward meeting objectives and community expectations.
• Contribute to enhancing academic quality through a comprehensive curriculum and a well-trained faculty.
• Make hiring selections of key administrative personnel and review the hiring selections of other College personnel.
• Provide leadership and resources to other College personnel so programs and procedures are continually developed.
• Communicate with the Board of Regents, students, and employees of the College on an ongoing basis.
• Serve as the primary College representative in public activities.
• Promote good working relationships with the business community and governmental and educational agencies.
• Participate in the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC).
• Complete various reports, documentation, and evaluations in a timely fashion.
• Comply with all college, state, and local procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Observe and promote continual improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
• Perform other duties as required.
• As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring, striving to serve students, peers, and the community by embracing the AC Core Values:
Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Ability to exhibit strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to cultivate relationships built on trust and confidentiality with a diverse population.
• Proficient interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to convey information effectively.
• Effective task prioritization and organizational skills.
• Ability to demonstrate active listening and critical thinking skills.
• Knowledge and understanding of higher education policy, trends, and issues at the local, state, and national levels.
• Knowledge of budgeting, financial management, and funding sources for community colleges.
• Skilled in setting clear goals, developing a vision, and creating a strategic plan for the College.
• Skilled in strategic thinking and long-term planning for the College’s development.
• Ability to consistently maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility.
• Ability to lead and inspire faculty, staff, and students to achieve the College’s mission and vision.
• Ability to make solid recommendations, have strong attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure to meet stringent deadlines.
• A commitment to ethical and transparent leadership, including integrity, honesty, and fairness.

Commitment Statement

Amarillo College is dedicated to building a workforce that embraces a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, fostering a culturally aware team at every organizational level. Our goal is a faculty and staff that mirrors the distinctiveness of our community and continually enhances their skills and knowledge to serve our entire student population better.

Amarillo College is committed to nondiscrimination practices based on race, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, or veteran status.


The Board identified eight prioritized qualities it will seek in the next president of Amarillo College. Each of the qualities listed reflects specific language written during board meetings, followed
by a brief description that aims to capture the core ideas behind each quality:

Passionate about data-informed student success: The Board seeks a leader who is clearly driven by an abiding commitment to improve the lives and outcomes of students and to use data to craft reforms that will eliminate gaps in student success and ensure that Amarillo College fulfills its commitment to improving student outcomes.

Visionary risk-taker: The Board seeks a leader who is both (a) capable of developing a strong vision for the College—to improve student success and to strengthen the community and its economy—and (b) willing to take strategic risks to advance the College’s goals and reform strategies, such as challenging the status quo and ideas misaligned with those goals and strategies—including from the Board.

Committed to advancing the College’s established culture of care: The Board highly values—and aims to hire a president who is committed to maintaining and building on the culture of care that the College has developed. This culture is reflected in the College’s core approach to improving student success, and the student experience, in how faculty and staff are treated, and in the language used internally and externally to explain the College’s goals and strategies.

Builds strong collaborative teams: The Board seeks a leader who can maintain and further develop the many teams that have effectively collaborated to achieve the College’s successes, including a talented senior team; many strong teams of faculty, staff, and administrators; the Board of Regents; and teams within the community, including those that have helped advance the College’s culture of care and regional economic development efforts.

Establishes urgency to get things done (that deliver results): The Board values the capacity of the College to deliver systemic reforms at a larger scale and more quickly than might be typical within higher education, and it aims to hire a leader who shares the Board’s urgency for continuing the effective implementation of needed change.

Highly effective communicator and relationship builder: Citing the fact that the Amarillo community and College have accomplished goals through strong relationships, the Board aims to hire a president who is a strong communicator, capable of delivering clear and compelling messages while also listening and understanding the perspectives of internal stakeholders and external partners with diverse perspectives.

Capacity to build strong external partnerships to advance student success goals and strategies: Among the Board’s goals for Amarillo and its president over the coming years will be maintaining and building even stronger relationships with key leaders in the community that are needed to advance student success, including K-12 school administrators to improve dual enrollment, university partners to advance transfer outcomes, and employers and others in economic development to build a stronger economy.

Committed to maintaining the institution’s fiscal health: The Board aims to hire a president who will carry forward a commitment to ensure that the College is a strong steward of fiscal resources, living within its means and efficiently expending resources.


This is a confidential search process guided by external consultants Dr. Preston Pulliams and Dr. Dennis Michaelis of Gold Hill Associates. The consultants will be the only recipients of initial application
materials. To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit application materials by March 8, 2024.


1. Letter of application that addresses the position profile and board-prioritized qualities and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of Amarillo College (not to exceed five [5] pages)
2. Current resume

March 8, 2024
Closing date for applications to ensure full consideration

March 11-12, 2024
Screening committee receives a short list of applications from Gold Hill Associates

March 21, 2024
Gold Hill Associates meets with screening committee to narrow field to semi-finalists/finalists

April 1-12, 2024
Finalists interview on campus and within the community

April 22-26, 2024
Board of Regents meets to select president

Announcement of the new president by the Board of Regents

Start date set for new president

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Pending College Executive Job Searches

  • There are no pending job searches at this time.

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