The Renton Technical College Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of President; this appointment is available on or before July 1, 2015. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead one of the outstanding technical colleges in the nation as it faces the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the core themes that guide the teaching/learning/student success environment and the development of institutional policies and practices.
Renton Technical College (RTC), founded in 1941, is one of only five public technical colleges in Washington State, operated by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. RTC provides career training, retraining, four-year university transfer education, basic studies preparation and continuing education courses for those seeking marketable job skills or personal enrichment. Beginning in winter 2015, Renton Technical College will offer its first baccalaureate degree in computer application development.
RTC was recently identified as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the Country, by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. What sets RTC apart from other schools, are the targeted, career-focused, training programs. The majority of RTC students learn in a cohort class environment. This cohort model contributes to high graduation and transfer rates (66% compared to 40% national average) – one of the highest in the state. RTC has also been recertified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Inc., a national nonprofit that helps community college students stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Our college is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, with a goal to serving those who chose to serve.
Renton Technical College's Board of Trustees will consider educational background, professional experience and accomplishments, reputation and character in its selection of a new President. Leading candidates will have an entrepreneurial and innovative perspective and will support and encourage creativity, initiative, and risk taking at all levels of the college. Leading candidates also will demonstrate a commitment to the role of technical education in preparing learners for employment and will have a strong record of achievement, including senior level administrative experience in technical colleges, comprehensive community colleges, other post-secondary institutions, and/or business, industry, government or nonprofit organizations. Earned Doctorate preferred, Masters required.
The new President of Renton Technical College will be:
· A visionary leader with a record of successful senior-level experience in a college or other complex organization, who is able to expand the role of the college in a highly competitive environment and who can ensure that services are distributed to best meet the needs of all district citizens;
· A communicator capable of fostering and enhancing mutual respect and diversity of opinion in a climate of accessibility, trust and collegiality; a decision maker who is fair, ethical and responsive;
· An advocate for the value of diversity, inclusivity and equity;
· A partnership builder with business, industry, labor, government and educational institutions; active in the community and able to assume the role of community leader; an articulate, politically sensitive and savvy spokesperson who will seize opportunities to share Renton Technical College’s mission and successes with the broader communities;
· A risk taker who inspires creativity and innovation and who recognizes the efforts and achievements of staff, administrators and faculty; a team player and team builder who is able to develop effective teams throughout the college and to motivate others to achieve success;
· A skillful manager with business acumen who exercises thoughtful stewardship of fiscal, capital and human resources and who has experience with collective bargaining agreements; a decision maker who is able to analyze problems, develop alternatives, make difficult choices among competing interests and set a strategic course of action;
· An educational leader who is accessible and visible to students and staff, who is sensitive to the needs of others, who bases decisions on the needs of students, the college and the communities served, and who is sophisticated in the use of technology and innovative developments for learning and teaching, administration and management, and professional development of faculty and staff.
Applications and Nominations:
To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than Friday, January 2, 2015. The position will remain open until filled; however the Search Committee will commence screening shortly after the above date and proceed to select those who will be invited for an interview shortly thereafter. This is a confidential search process.
Email ALL materials directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete submissions will not be considered by the search committee.
For inquiries, contact Lesley Hogan, Executive Director of Human Resources for Renton Technical College, 425-235-7873 (direct) or email@example.com. More information may be found at http://www.rtc.edu/page/presidential-search