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President/CEO

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KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM (KCTCS)

Location

Paducah, KY

Job Description

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, caring, energetic, dynamic, student-focused, innovative and visionary leader to serve as the President/CEO of West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for WKCTC to be the first choice for area students. This position will build upon and create partnerships with other higher education institutions, employers and the community.

 

THE SYSTEM AND THE COLLEGE

KCTCS, the largest provider of post-secondary education and workforce training in Kentucky, is a statewide community college system with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is one of the 16 colleges. WKCTC enrolls 6,053 students on an annual basis, has 6 campuses (3 in Paducah; 3 in an adjacent counties) and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.

 

THE POSITION

KCTCS and the Board of Directors of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) seek a visionary educator with an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and an ability to foster internal and external partnerships, to serve as the next college president. The college president reports directly to the KCTCS President. The president works closely with the WKCTC Board of Directors and Foundation Board, comprised of a well-connected and engaged group of community leaders desirous of developing a top-in-the-country performing institution in student performance and community outcomes. The President is responsible for all aspects of the college’s operation throughout the service area and represents the college at the local and state levels.

 

OUR MISSION

The mission of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning, promote student success, and support economic development.  To accomplish this mission, the college will provide the following: 

 

   Academic, general education, and technical courses leading to certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees

   A general academic curriculum of university-parallel courses meeting transfer requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree

   Technical and occupational curricula designed to meet current and future workforce needs

   Community partnerships as an integral component in assessing and providing programs for cultural, educational, economic, and civic development

    A comprehensive program of transitional education

    Customized training to meet the changing needs of business and industry

    Adult and continuing education

   Associated services including, but not limited to, library services, cultural and enrichment opportunities, information technology resources, and student support service

 

OUR VISION

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will empower individuals to achieve excellence through innovative and equitable learning opportunities and will continue to be a nationally preeminent community college.

 

OUR VALUES

The values adopted by the institution mirror the values expressed by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and reflect the operational culture of the college.   

The West Kentucky Community and Technical College values include:

Responsiveness to students, employers, and communities

Access with innovative and flexible delivery

Trust, respect, and open communication

Continuous improvement

Inclusion, multiculturalism, and engagement

 

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS

   

  Strong communication skills

  Proven leadership skills

  Team builder                                                                                                                                  

  Demonstrated commitment to student success                                                                

  Strategic thinker                                                                                                                                

  Understands community college students                                                                                                                                

  Ability to develop community partnerships                                

  Visionary                                                                                                                             

  Financial background with an understanding of the budgeting process                           

  Embraces and is highly visible in the community                                                                                                                           

   Understands the service region of the college

   Aware of and responsive to workforce needs of the community

   Understands and embraces technology

   Proven fundraising skills

  Strengthen transfer relationships

   Develop high school partnerships

   Understands what it means to be a part of a system

   Appreciation of the arts

   Risk Taker

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

          1.  An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university

          2.  Senior-level executive experience in higher education, with preference given to community or technical college experience

          3.  An approachable person of high integrity and energy, with a track record of building successful teams, inside and outside the organization.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants will submit for review the following:

          1       A current vita with cover letter addressing characteristics and qualifications; and

          2   A list of five professional references, including names and telephone numbers (both home and business).

          3.  All application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on June 16, 2016.

The review of applications will begin June 20, 2016. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

                                                                         *Please Note:  All semi-finalists will be required to submit a 10 minute video presentation.

All nominations and applications should be emailed to jackie.cecil@kctcs.edu  or via mail and addressed to:

KCTCS President’s Office

Attention: Jackie B. Cecil, System Director of Human Resources Job #9701

300 North Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky 40383

 

For more information regarding this position, please visit the West Kentucky Presidential Search webpage at http://WestKentucky.kctcs.edu/Presidential_Search.aspx

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of; race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,
family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.



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