President – Cascade Campus
Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest institution of post-secondary education in Oregon, servicing 93,000 students. The college services more than two million residents in the metropolitan Portland area. It is located in northwest Oregon, and offers classes through four campuses and three workforce training centers, as well as in a variety of other community locations.
The President of Cascade Campus will report to the College President and serve as a member of the college executive team. Together, they will work to navigate Portland Community College in an environment of educational, economic, political, and social challenges and opportunities. In participating in college-wide planning and budget development, the campus president will also act as an advocate for the needs of Cascade Campus and its community.
Under the direction of the College President, the President of the Cascade Campus serves as the executive officer for the campus. The Campus President provides leadership to all campus-based student development and instructional programs and services including college transfer, developmental education, career technical education programs, and non-credit continuing education and community education courses, professional training for businesses, and alternative high school programs.
The candidate will report to the College President and serve as a member of the college executive team. Together, they will work to navigate Portland Community College in an environment of educational, economic, political, and social challenges and opportunities. In participating in college-wide planning and budget development, the candidate will also act as an advocate for the needs of Cascade Campus and its community.
The candidate must be a visionary person of integrity, who has demonstrated an ability to lead, inspire, and manage a complex organization within a collective bargaining environment. With experience in a diverse, urban, multi-cultural setting, the candidate will maintain and enhance outstanding relations with a variety of internal and external communities.
Candidates should present a record of:
• Progressive, senior-level leadership experience, documenting success in assisting institutions in addressing change
• Four years of progressively responsible experience in an education administration with a strong background in instruction and student development
• Experience and competency in diverse multi-cultural settings
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Initiating, promoting, and strengthening partnerships with various external constituencies including the public schools, other institutions of higher education, business community groups, and faith-based groups
• Experience in budgeting, supervision, educational planning, and assessment
• A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned doctorate is preferred.
Preferred Leadership Qualities
• Possesses an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of a comprehensive community college
• Demonstrates innovative management skills in resource development, financial management, team building, and addressing future change
• A visionary and innovative leader, with a broad world view, who is able to see and seize opportunities
• Demonstrates successful educational leadership experience with a focus on enhancing student success and completion
• Demonstrates responsible fiscal management
• Demonstrates an understanding of educational issues at the local, state, and national levels
• Demonstrates commitment to involving staff, faculty, and students in campus planning and activities
• Demonstrates strong commitment to support services that enhance student life and contribute to student success and completion
• Demonstrates a commitment to high standards of achievement for all students
• Committed to diversity and an ability to lead a campus that values and respects differences
• Possesses evidence of effective leaderships in establishing a positive campus presence and image in the community
• An ability to lead in a collegial environment, supporting and empowering faculty and staff in their efforts to educate and support students
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, a willingness to listen, and inspiring skills in both speaking and writing
For best consideration, please apply by January 31, 2014. To obtain complete position details and to apply online for any of the above listed positions (and all PCC jobs), visit our website http://jobs.pcc.edu or contact PCC Staff Employment: (971)722-5857; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; TTY: (971)722-5878
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC actively seeks qualified minorities, women, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body.