| |Presidential Search Profile
The Board of Trustees of Columbia Basin College welcomes candidates to the position of President.
Pursuant to Board of Trustee Policy, the President is accountable to the Board with all authority and accountability of the operating organization. The President, as Chief Executive Officer, is the single official link to the College and the President's performance is synonymous with the organizational performance as a total. Contributions are stated as performance in two areas, organizational accomplishment of the provisions of Board policies on end states of the College's mission and organizational operation within the boundaries of prudence and ethics established in Board policies.
Personal and Professional Qualifications
- An ethical leader with great integrity who sets high standards and ensures balanced support for programs and services across the College.
- A leader committed to academic excellence, student access, and student success who possesses the ability to inspire and motivate faculty and staff.
- Visionary, collaborative, decisive and effective leadership with the ability to address issues and resolve problems in a timely and fair manner.
- Passion for the community college mission and programs with an ability to build consensus and work with various and diverse stakeholders both inside and outside the College.
- An appreciation of the synergy between a college and its non-profit foundation, including fundraising experience, and supporting foundation efforts and community engagement.
- An understanding of the proper delegation of authority and a commitment to empowering others and using the talents and skills of the faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders in the decision-making process.
- A commitment to and always working toward diversity, equity and inclusion and leading a college that does the same for all individuals in the campus community.
- An innovative and creative leader open to new ideas and risk taking with an understanding of the importance of technology as it relates to institutional effectiveness.
- Ability to form partnerships with business/industry, educational, and other community agencies including international partnerships.
- An active listener and outstanding communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to all elements of the College and the community.
- Commitment to capital improvement projects and other campus infrastructure initiatives for continued growth and needs of instructional programs and the community.
- An appreciation for continuous improvement, including implementation of quality concepts and practices focused on aligning the college around a set of improvement goals, as well as in the personal and professional development of all.
General Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage the entire program of activities at the College, including but not limited to, developing the institutional mission and educational program; long-range, strategic, and budget planning; managing and developing the financial, capital, and human resources of the institution; and maintaining strong and positive relations with internal and external constituencies, as well as such duties mutually agreed upon or assigned by the Board.
- Responsible for all subordinate personnel and for carrying out such duties and responsibilities as may be directed by the Board or as may be set forth in the administrative policies of the institution and/or applicable laws.
- Perform all duties and carry out all responsibilities that the Board has delegated to the President by resolution or otherwise.
- Inform the Board of significant issues affecting the College, including but not limited to, concerns related to the performance of personnel, budgetary problems, over- or under-enrollment of students, or the reputation of the institution.
- Provide special reports or other information requested by the Board.
- Respect and obey all laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Washington and to act at all times in a thoroughly professional manner so as not to bring discredit upon the President or injure the reputation of the institution.
- An earned master's degree or doctoral degree from an accredited institution;
- Academic and leadership experience, with a minimum five (5) years' senior-level progressive leadership in higher education;
- Competence in communicating education policies, goals, and objectives to faculty, staff, students and the community;
- Fiscal management experience; and
- Track record of innovation yielding impactful results.
Required Application Materials (Unique To Presidential Search)
To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by the first consideration date of April 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT), though they will continue to be accepted thereafter. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, the candidate must complete this application, which includes uploading the following:
- Current resume or curriculum vitae, including educational background, professional experience, achievements, and professional activities;
- Cover Letter of no more than five pages describing how you meet the personal and professional qualifications, the required education and experience qualifications, and addressing items on the presidential profile;
- Transcripts for highest degree attained (unofficial will be accepted as PDF from institution); and
- Reference List (5 professional references: two direct reports, three faculty members from current or former institutions).