Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 11, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) seeks applicants and nominations of exceptional leaders for consideration as candidates for president.

Founded in 1873, MassArt has a legacy of leadership as the nation's first freestanding public college of art and design, providing an inclusive, academically excellent, rigorous curriculum that turns students into practicing professionals in their chosen fields. MassArt is designated as a university by Commonwealth of Massachusetts statute.

As MassArt approaches its 150th anniversary, it continues to lead in its extraordinary and cutting-edge impact on art, design and education. Its new president will build on its strategic plan and strong trajectory to set a course for sustainability and success. The college seeks individuals who are both independent and collaborative and who recognize the importance of both. The president will integrate the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout its educational practices.

Qualities and qualifications sought in its next leader include traits that will enable them to lead through opportunities, challenges and disruption while maintaining focus on strategic objectives. They will demonstrate passion, commitment, energy, creativity and resilience; an understanding of and ability to advocate for the value of art and design education in a modern, diverse society; evidence of commitment to creating just, compassionate and equitable learning environments; the capacity to lead successful fundraising efforts; and outstanding interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills. An earned terminal degree coupled with substantial experience relevant to MassArt’s mission and needs and significant, impactful administrative experience in a complex organization are required.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications (cover letter and CV or resume) are due by February 1, 2021. A comprehensive Presidential Profile and application and nomination links may be found at Candidate Portal. Confidential communications may be directed to the search firm at [email protected]. For more information about MassArt, please visit

MassArt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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