The Board of Trustees of Big Bend Community College invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of President. The President serves as Chief Executive Officer of the College and reports to a local five-member Board of Trustess appointed by the Governor.
Due to the retirement of our long-term (17 years) president, Big Bend Community College announces the recruitment for a new visionary leader who will provide leadership in a dynamic educational environment with a multicultural student body, an outstanding faculty known for high standards of teaching, and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
�� Doctorate or granting of doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution within the initial employment contract term
�� Significant successful educational administrative experience at the Dean level or above
�� College teaching or student services experience
The Board will consider further characteristics and qualities such as
�� Ability to lead and communicate effectively within a participatory management structure that instills confidence and empowers people to do their best
�� Recent administrative experience with community college accreditation process
�� Ability to effectively advocate for the college while working with legislators, community leaders, the media, business and others
�� Understanding of Board/President relationships including the Carver model of governance
�� Ability to develop innovative and effective policies and procedures for serving a 4,600 square-mile service district in a rural setting
�� Leadership in grant writing and fund raising activities
�� Ability to evaluate trends and provide strong leadership for short and long-term planning
�� Enthusiasm for adapting to technological changes
�� Involvement with labor negotiations and human resource management
�� Ability to promote the international nature and diversity of the college and the college district
�� A commitment to the comprehensive community college concept
Salary & Benefits
Salary: Minimum of $175,000 per year for a multi-year contract. Excellent fringe benefits including health, vision and dental insurance for entire family (employee contribution), life and salary insurance and retirement benefits for employee (both employee and employer contributions); and paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave. Dependent care assistance program and medical/dental flexible spending accounts are available.
Primary Consideration Date
Applications may be considered until the position is filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 6, 2012.
Application Packet and Procedure
All completed application files must contain:
�� A completed and signed Big Bend Community College application for employment
�� Letter of application describing your interest in the position and a detailed description of how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and further characteristics listed
�� Comprehensive resume, not to exceed five pages
�� A reference list not to exceed 8 professional references. It should include names, titles, and contact information, including phone, email and addresses. Please include a cross section of persons who can tell us about your work history and relationships. Include the context of how the reference could speak to your candidacy for our position, such as a faculty member, colleague, supervisor, direct-report, community leader, etc.
�� Copies of transcripts of all college and university coursework. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the U.S., applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at time of application. Upon hire, official transcripts will need to be submitted as soon as possible.
Selection Process All inquiries and applications will be held in strictest confidence, to the extent possible. A presidential search advisory committee made up of board members, faculty, administrative/exempt and classified employees, as well as community members, will assist the Board in screening files. Final candidates will be notified and are subject to background and reference checks. The college anticipates interviews will be held in mid to late May. Changes to these dates will appear on the college website.
Expected Start Date No later than Sept. 1, 2012
Conditions of Employment
The person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S. In addition, BBCC maintains a drug-free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and vehicles. BBCC employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work and education environment.
Big Bend Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Holly Moos 509.793.2010 Vice President of Human Resources and Labor 7662 Chanute Street NE Moses Lake, WA 98837
The College strongly encourages qualified men and women of all races, religions and ancestry, veterans, including disabled veterans, and persons of disability to apply. Upon request, applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.
Please contact Holly Moos at presidentialsearchbigbend.edu; http://www.bigbend.edu.