North Shore Community College, located in Massachusetts with campuses in Danvers and Lynn, invites confidential nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Provost. The Provost serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer, reporting to the President and serving on the Cabinet, providing leadership and direction to the academic and student affairs divisions. The successful candidate will be a politically astute unifier with an impressive record of leading, inspiring, developing, and empowering others to accomplish strategic goals and objectives. The Provost will assume a leadership role in strengthening the shared governance process and promoting transparency and positive relationships with the College’s union leaders and the members they represent. With a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission of comprehensive community colleges and the students they serve, the Provost welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with other members of the President’s Cabinet, and faculty and staff college-wide to ensure that students receive the support they need to succeed, and the College is responsive to the needs of the communities it serves.
Founded in 1965, North Shore Community College (NSCC) is a public, non-profit, two-year institution of higher education. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges operating under the direction of the Board of Higher Education and its executive agency, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The College serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. The region is made up of both a rocky coastline, dotted with marshes and wetlands, as well as several beaches and natural harbors. The North Shore is an important historical, cultural, and economic region of Massachusetts. It contains the cities of Salem, known worldwide as the site of the Salem Witch Trials; Gloucester, site of Sebastian Junger’s 1997 creative nonfiction book The Perfect Storm and its 2000 film adaptation; and Lynn, home to a vibrant art, cuisine, and culture scene. The region is also home to prominent figures in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and those of many New England poets from T.S. Elliott to Robert Lowell.
Since its founding, NSCC has grown from offering five academic programs to offering 74 academic programs in 13 guided pathways. Students have the flexibility of attending classes during the day, evenings, weekends and online. https://www.northshore.edu
In the fall 2021 semester, 4,573 credit students and 1,200 noncredit students attended NSCC. The population served by NSCC represents a mix of urban and suburban, a diversity of ethnic and racial groups, white-and blue-collar, middle-and low-income groups, as well as growing numbers of recent immigrants. NSCC has touched the lives of more than a quarter million residents on the North Shore in its half-century of service.
The College’s campuses, curriculum, and resources are designed to provide pathways for all to access affordable higher education. For some students, that means transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree. For others, it means training for direct entry into the workforce or even changing careers, all without incurring unnecessary student debt.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate with progressively responsible administrative experience in senior academic and/or student affairs administration positions and higher education teaching experience, preferably at a community college.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by December 20, 2021. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here. Please send confidential communications to the search team at: [email protected]