Cheney, Spokane County
Mar 21, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Employment Type
Full Time
THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1882, Eastern Washington University ( is a comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online. The university's beautiful 300 acre campus, NCAA Division I athletics and opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning provide a classic, yet unique college experience. THE PRESIDENT: The president is the principal administrative officer of the university and has general supervision of all operations and programs of the institution. The president is selected by and is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees. The president has the authority to act on behalf of the university in all matters except those specifically requiring direct action by the board. The president is required to perform the duties associated with the general and active management of the university guided by the principle of shared governance. The president has the primary responsibility of ensuring the university attains its strategic goals and effectively remains true to its vision, mission and values. The president must provide the university with effective vision, leadership, management and resource development. REQUIREMENTS: The next president of EWU should possess the following characteristics: • A distinguished record of accomplishment and demonstrated leadership skills at a senior management level in a comprehensive university or other organization, and an appreciation of the values and objective of a public university dedicated to quality teaching and scholarship; • A doctorate or other terminal degree and ideally a record of research, scholarly activity, and teaching that would qualify them for tenure in an academic unit; • Understanding and support of the public universities’ access and affordability mission; • Demonstrated ability to serve as a spokesperson for higher education, locally, statewide and nationally; • Experience in institutionalizing diversity and a culture of inclusiveness; • Commitment to undergraduate, graduate and professional education; • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees and implement the board’s policies; • Respect and work within a tradition of shared governance in which faculty, staff and student organizations each play a role; • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively at all levels, to include faculty, staff, students, families, alumni, legislators, community leaders and other external constituents; • Experience working with unionized employees; • Proven ability to work successfully with the internal and external constituencies, building and enhancing partnerships with other leaders of educational institutions, government, corporations and community; • Have a proven track record for attracting, recruiting and developing excellent senior administrators; • Ability to enhance and diversify the institution’s funding base including through soliciting and stewarding private support from alumni, parents, trustees, foundations, corporations, and public support from the legislature and state and federal government; and • Embrace a prominent and sustained role in fund raising, including direct solicitations from private donors and public and private entities, to expand the university’s resource base, operating funds, additions to endowments, gifts for facilities and scholarships. For more information about this position and Eastern Washington University, please review the Position Profile/Prospectus or visit our website at and go to Open Positions. NOMINATIONS and APPLICATIONS: EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting EWU with its search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in confidence. Applications should include: • A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position (this letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position). • Curriculum vitae/resume. • Contact information (email addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second a colleague, and a third an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly. • A vision statement (not to exceed 500 words) outlining her/his vision for their tenure as President of Eastern Washington University. Important information: • Screening of applications will begin on April 10, 2014. • Application deadline is April 18, 2014. • Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014 but is negotiable. • All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to: Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. EWU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Confidential inquiries, questions and nominations may be directed to: Ms. Jan M. Asnicar, Vice President Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates Office: 913.234.1561 Cell: 913.339.8928 Email: