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Job Title

President and Chief Executive Officer

Company

Texas Association of Community Colleges

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The President serves as chief executive and administrative officer and primary representative of TACC, and in partnership with the Board of Directors is responsible for the success of the organization. Together, the President and Board work to accomplish the goals of TACC.

TACC is searching for a visionary leader who excels at influencing both public opinion and political behavior in favor of community colleges, primarily working with the Texas Legislature. The Board is seeking a strategic thinker who has experience in developing and successfully executing initiatives to positively shape and influence public good will in a constantly changing political, social, and economic environment. The President of TACC will be a collaborative leader, skilled at building strong alliances with external partners, funders, and key individuals and groups.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership
  • Represent the 50 Texas public community college districts as the President of TACC;
  • Represent TACC at the national level through the American Association of Community Colleges, Association of Community College Trustees, National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, Achieving the Dream, and Aspen Institute;
  • Inspire philanthropic investment in the operations of the Association, and oversee the effective use of those investments; and
  • Oversee the functions of TACC, including the auxiliary agencies, membership services, grants, budget development, and staff supervision.
Advocacy
  • Develop and implement strategies to influence public opinion and political behavior in favor of community colleges within the Texas Legislature;
  • Facilitate the development of a legislative agenda that addresses the common issues of all Texas community colleges, while acknowledging the differences among colleges and the need to be responsive to communities served;
  • Build strong working relationships with key officials in governing offices and agencies in order to influence positive legislative outcomes at the state and federal level; and
  • Engage all TACC members as effective advocates for Texas community colleges.
Partnerships
  • Build upon the strong and collaborative relationship with the Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT) Board and membership to provide advocacy and professional development to the members of the governing boards of the 50 Community Colleges in Texas;
  • Continue and enhance TACC's partnership with the philanthropic community as investors in student success across Texas; and
  • Collaborate with public education, other sectors of higher education, the business community, and other associations with shared interests.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required, with an advanced degree preferred;
  • A proven track record in developing and successfully executing political, programmatic, non-profit, or fundraising campaigns;
  • Experience working with state and federal elected officials, governing bodies, and agencies;
  • Knowledge of higher education, preferably within the community college sector; and
  • A history of implementing an organizational structure and personnel practices that result in a cohesive staff that is exemplary, accountable and acknowledged for its accomplishments.
Application Documents

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume, a completed application for employment, at least five references, and unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary course work.
 

Position Type

Full-Time

Job Functions

Chief Executive Officer

Department/Division

Benefits

401(k), Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Training, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Travel Level

Medium

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Minimum Experience

Professional Designation

Contact Name

Marshall Campbell

Contact Phone

979-230-3126

Contact Fax

979-230-3352

Contact E-mail Address

marshall.campbell@brazosport.edu

Approved

Yes

Approval Date

9/21/2015 12:00 AM
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