Bevill State Community College, a comprehensive community college with four campuses and an educational center in west central Alabama, seeks a visionary and experienced senior administrator, who will provide exceptional leadership as the President. The President reports to the Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.
The review of applications begins immediately. For consideration, application materials should be received by October 17, 2014.
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The Opportunity Bevill State Community College serves nearly 3,200 students across four campuses and an educational center in west central Alabama. This presidency provides an excellent leadership opportunity for a well-experienced administrator who is committed to successfully preparing students for career paths that meet the area’s growing economic and workforce development needs.
The Responsibilities The President is the chief administrative officer of the college and is in direct reporting relationship to the Chancellor of Postsecondary Education. The President is responsible for administering and supervising the total college program of Bevill State Community College.
As chief executive officer, the President must delegate authority and yet retain final responsibility for the effective operation of the college. The President shall:
--Follow established policies and procedures of the State Board of Education and the Chancellor
--Follow established channels in relating the affairs of the college to the Chancellor and the State Board of Education
--Represent the needs of the college at the state and national levels by attending presidents’ meetings, serving on special interest committees, and attending regional and national meetings as appropriate
--Appoint all faculty and staff of the institution in prescribed procedures, assign their duties and responsibilities, and ensure periodic evaluation
--Report data and information in a timely and accurate manner to the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
--Manage the fiscal affairs of the college efficiently and economically
--Interpret the mission of the college to local business, industry, and civic interests
--Involve the community in planning programs and services to be offered at the college
--Promote the maximum utilization of the college’s facilities and resources to the benefit of the community
--Promote the articulation of the college’s programs with secondary and other postsecondary institutions
--Secure, as appropriate, governmental and other outside funding for the college projects
--Provide leadership for maintaining quality educational programs
--Create an atmosphere conducive to high faculty, staff, and student morale
--Effectively delegate responsibility and authority to appropriate administrative officers
--Maintain open channels of communication with faculty, staff, and students
--Direct long-range planning activities that include input from the faculty, staff, and students
--Support continuous professional development activities of faculty and staff
--Develop annual and long-range goals for the college
--Provide effective leadership and management for the overall direction of the institution
Qualifications Candidates must have a minimum of five years of senior-level, full-time administrative experience in an applicable institution, government agency, or industry. A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
Other requirements include:
--Experience and knowledge of the mission and role of public two-year institutions, particularly their role in academic preparation and in community economic development and workforce development
--Experience in interpreting organizational needs, programs, and activities to the employees, the community organizations and agencies, the area school systems, and the legislature
--Experience providing services training for business and industry
--Additionally, the successful candidate will possess:
--The capacity to be an energetic and highly-visible leader who can articulate and communicate the System’s mission and vision to internal and external constituencies
--A clear commitment to the System’s statutorily defined purpose, including its special emphasis on academic preparation and on workforce training and supporting economic development
--An understanding of the System’s mission as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education and the ability to inspire the support of this mission by others
--An understanding of the global dimensions of the economy and workforce issues and the role of community colleges in meeting contemporary education and training needs
--Politically astute advocacy skills, with experience in working successfully with policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels
--Bond issues and construction program support
--Skills to lead and manage a complex organization
--A record as a consensus builder
--Strong student-orientation, recognizing that all aspects of the college exist to facilitate learning and student development, so that the student obtains the optimum level of competency and is informed of progress
--An understanding of and support for the System’s open door philosophy, including a strong commitment to access for all citizens
--Demonstrated sensitivity to and an appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity, with an established record of building consensus and reaching out to various diverse groups
--A record of building partnerships and coalitions with business, government, public schools, universities, and other community groups
--An established record as an innovative and creative leader who understands the importance of technology as it relates to economic development, institutional effectiveness, and administrative support
--Evidence of being an accessible leader with responsive listening skills and an active interest in the development of all employees
--Strong evidence of being open-minded, a good listener, and a persuasive communicator with a sense of humor
--Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing
--Ability to work as a team member with all segments of the college faculty, staff, students, and governing board
Bevill State Community College Bevill State Community College was created in 1992 by the consolidation of two premier two-year colleges: Walker State Technical College and Brewer State Junior College. In 1993, the Hamilton Campus of Northwest Alabama Community College merged with Bevill State. University of Alabama Birmingham /Walker College completed the Bevill State’s four-campus system in 1998.
Today, Bevill State is an accredited, learning-centered institution dedicated to student success and provides quality educational and training opportunities that enrich lives intellectually, economically, and culturally.
With 292 full-time and 355 part-time employees, the four main campuses and the Pickens County Educational Center offer educational opportunities to over 250,000 people in a seven-county area. Bevill State’s service area spans over 4,600 square miles, from the city limits of Birmingham to the Mississippi state line.
Bevill State strives to provide its students with state-of-the-art, well-equipped campuses to meet the educational and self-developmental needs of each student. Each campus provides extensive library resources, bookstores, meeting facilities, dining facilities and much more.
The college has a total enrollment of more than 3,170 students and offers academic transfer courses, career technical education, health sciences programs, adult education classes, workforce training, corporate education and community education at each of its locations. Nearly 470 of the students attend classes online and by interactive intercampus television systems connected to all of the college’s locations.
While a third of the degrees awarded are in the academic transfer programs, 46 percent are in the health sciences. The other 21 percent are in the career tech programs.
In addition to postsecondary classes, Bevill State enrolls more than 1,000 adult education students per year. The Adult Education program offers free classes in 14 locations across the service area and include GED® Test Preparation; ESL classes; the WorkKeys® Test; employment preparation services; adult literacy; and college prep classes.
In the area of Workforce Development, the college works with existing businesses and industries through the Alabama Technology Network Center, located at the Bevill State Business Incubator. Short-term skills and workforce development training are offered.
West Central Alabama West central Alabama communities are known for their welcoming hospitality. Ranging from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the wooded plains, the region’s cities and communities provide affordable housing and quality education. With four distinct seasons, Alabama has mild winters that allow outdoor activities year-round.
Two of Alabama’s major cities are within easy driving distance of the college’s locations. Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama, is the state’s primary economic center, offering a wide range of entertainment, shopping, and cultural venues and experiences. Ranked as one of the most important business centers in the Southeast, the city is one of the largest banking centers in the United States. It also has one of the largest medical districts in the Southeast.
Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for west Alabama. Best known as being home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa boasts a diversified economy based on all sectors of manufacturing and service. In the November 2009 issue of Fortune Small Business, the city was named one of the “50 Best Places to Launch a Small Business.”
Bevill State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of Bevill State Community College that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Bevill State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants and employees. Bevill also participates in E-Verify.
Nomination and Application Process Confidential inquiries are welcomed and nominations are invited. Nominations should include the name, current position, e-mail address, and phone number of the individual being nominated.
To Apply - Application materials should include:
--a completed official presidential application form
--a letter of interest
--a comprehensive résumé or curriculum vitae
--five references, including mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses
--mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of current and immediate past employers
--unofficial college transcripts indicating degree earned
Application forms may be obtained at www.accs.cc using the link “Job Seekers” or by calling (334) 293-4609.
Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts and submit to a criminal background check.
Applications materials and nominations should be e-mailed to:
Review of materials begins immediately. For best consideration, application materials should be received by October 17, 2014.
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Bevill State Community College with this search. The consultant team leaders are Emily Parker Myers, President and CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President and COO.
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