Delaware County Community College (The College) is seeking its fourth president to build on the outstanding work of Dr. Jerome Parker who has served as its leader since 2003.
The College seeks a dynamic and visionary leader who, reporting to the Board of Trustees, will be responsible for providing the academic and executive leadership of the College and for directing all aspects of the educational, enrollment, financial, developmental, administrative and managerial activities, and operations of the College.
As the Chief Executive Officer operating under the authority of the Board of Trustees, the President is responsible for strategic planning, fiscal management, institutional advancement and development; recruitment and admission of students; recruitment, development and retention of qualified faculty and staff; development and maintenance of academic programs, co-curricular programs and student life; expansion and maintenance of the physical plant; and governmental, community and external relations.
A two-year community college in the Philadelphia area, founded in 1967, the College has grown to serve approximately 28,000 credit and non-credit students each year in Delaware and Chester Counties. With nine locations that offer a total of 28 associate degrees, 23 transfer degrees, and 39 certificate programs, the College offers day, evening, and weekend options including on-campus, hybrid and online courses.
The College’s five academic divisions offer associate degrees and certificates in an array of academic disciplines designed to prepare students for careers in health care, business, technology, humanities, mathematics, sciences, hospitality, trades, and more.
Dual admissions agreements exist with 20 area colleges and universities, allowing students admission upon earning a specific associate degree and meeting all admissions requirements. In addition, the College has partnerships with approximately 30 additional four-year schools. Guaranteed Admission and Core-to-Core agreements with area colleges and universities are also offered.
The College has been recognized as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, and for seven years in a row has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Candidates should possess an earned terminal degree from an accredited college or university; a record of teaching in higher education; and a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience at a level with significant decision-making responsibilities affecting an entire institution or as head of a major academic or administrative unit in an academic environment, or a distinguished record of extensive senior level administrative experience in a complex business, industry, or government enterprise.
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided no later than October 24, 2016. A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, current curriculum vitae, and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses. All documents should be submitted in pdf format. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates (GAA), an executive search firm, is assisting Delaware County Community College in the search.
Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
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Delaware County Community College is an equal employment and educational opportunity institution conforming to all applicable legislation that prohibits discrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal laws in its educational programs, activities, admission or employment policies, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable statutes.