The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is seeking applications and nominations for the System President.
As the senior system leader reporting to the CCCS Board, the System President is a skilled and visionary leader who is passionate about the transformative nature education has on students and communities. Responsible for 13 colleges in 39 locations, the System President must understand the nuances of managing and leading multiple constituencies across broad geographies. S/he will bring a vision for how CCCS can lead the nation in community college education and its impacts. Operational excellence, sound business judgment and a dedication to students will be key.
CCCS is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 138,000 students annually across Colorado. CCCS’s open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in its colleges, in more than 160 school districts and 6 other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of CCCS students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97% of CCCS students stay in state becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of its neighborhoods, businesses and communities.
While candidates may come from diverse backgrounds, a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management experience and a proven track record leading a complex, multisite entity is desired. Candidates should be skilled at working with boards and public entities. Candidates must have the experience necessary to earn the respect of academic and professional communities.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications is underway, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. Application materials should be sent electronically (two separate Word or PDF files preferred) to Carin Starcevic at [email protected] To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by February 16, 2018.
Colorado Community College System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy status, genetic information or protected veteran status. CCCS is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.