Monroe Community College (MCC), in Rochester, New York, a multi-campus institution and member of the League for Innovation in the Community College, seeks a qualified individual to become its next Executive Dean, Damon City Campus. The Executive Dean reports directly to the President and is the chief administrator for MCC’s downtown Damon City Campus (DCC). This position is responsible for the oversight, development, and management of DCC’s academic and student services as well as the campus’s financial operations. The Executive Dean serves on the President’s cabinet and works closely with other members of the cabinet to ensure that campus needs are met and that DCC goals and priorities align with and support the overall mission and goals of MCC. Additionally, the Executive Dean will partner with the MCC Foundation and the MCC Association in serving students and helping meet their needs.
Serving approximately 35,000 full- and part-time students, MCC is dedicated to access, excellence, and innovation in its mission to educate and prepare diverse learners to achieve scholarly, professional, and individual success within both local and global contexts. The Damon City Campus embraces a personalized atmosphere by providing creative, flexible, collaborative learning-based modalities and administrative systems. The campus fosters student success through academic and student services collaboration, utilizing its rich, urban setting to offer credit and non-credit courses, programs, and services. Diverse community and educational partnerships and creative career pathways that allow students to reach their goals are all hallmarks of DCC, which capitalizes upon its proximity to downtown internships and easy access to public and private transportation to support access and opportunity. For over 20 years, DCC has served residents of the city of Rochester, and in the coming years, a much anticipated move to a new campus built at the Kodak complex at State Street and Morrie Silver Way will usher in a new era for the downtown campus.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be committed to innovation, excellence, diversity, inclusion, and the community college mission, have an appreciation for the needs and context of an urban campus, and possess an articulated vision of student success. The winning candidate will have experience and success in managing budgets and cultivating, sustaining, and leveraging strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the community, schools, and businesses. S/he will have strong verbal, written, and planning skills. A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; a doctorate is preferred.
Environment: With a population of more than one million, the metropolitan Rochester area is a major business, export, cultural, educational, and sporting center that ranks among the most desirable places to live in the nation.
Rochester boasts multiple exceptional colleges and universities as well as urban amenities, such as the Eastman Theatre, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Lilac Festival, which add greatly to area social, cultural and economic opportunities. Housing is affordable, many public schools are ranked among the best in the nation, and there are abundant opportunities for two-career families. In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the Rochester area as the third-best metropolitan region in the country for raising a family. The region enjoys four distinct seasons, offering exceptional recreational opportunities year- round locally and in the beautiful nearby Finger Lakes region.
Application: For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Isaac Karaffa, Search Manager, or Dr. Donna Fish, Senior Consultant, RPA Inc. at 800-992-9277. Applicants may submit a letter of application and résumé only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information will be requested as needed. For guaranteed full consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2014. Monroe Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.