Qualifications, Leadership, and Characteristics

Minimum qualifications

  • Masters required, Doctorate preferred, from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum three years of experience in a senior management-level position required
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse communities

Preferred qualifications and characteristics

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

Provide strong leadership to: 

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