Seattle, Washington State
Oct 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Cornish College of the Arts seeks a charismatic and inspiring leader with the intellectual breadth, communication skills, and experience to manage a specialized, complex organization. The successful candidate shall be a collaborative leader with a distinguished record of outstanding professional accomplishment and leadership success. They shall have a proven track record of developing and executing a strategic vision; a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion; and must be a persuasive and sophisticated communicator who can represent the College to a broad range of stakeholders and partners.

Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts, as well as multiple public programs and extension courses. Cornish is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation, and discussion of the arts.

Applications should consist of a detailed cover letter responsive to the needs of Cornish College of the Arts and curriculum vitae. For priority consideration, please apply by December 15, 2017. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted in confidence to the attention of Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry:

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or covered veteran status. Cornish is intent on creating an enriching environment that is open to anyone looking to become members of its faculty, staff, and student body. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of varied experiences and perspectives.


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