MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Manchester Community College (MCC) announces a national search for the position of President. One of the seven colleges comprising the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), MCC is a publicly supported community college serving the needs of the Merrimack Valley. Located in New Hampshire's largest city - a designated Refugee Relocation Center - MCC strives to respond to the educational and civic needs of the diverse communities in Greater Manchester through partnerships with businesses, social service agencies, non-profit and cultural organizations.
The College, the second largest in the CCSNH system, enrolls approximately 3,200 students per semester, and offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs, transfer pathways to four-year degrees, as well as workshops and professional development programs. Associate degree programs include Allied Health, Automotive Technologies, Building Construction, Business Studies, Computer Technologies, Education, HVAC, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Welding. MCC employs a staff of approximately 130, including 56 full-time faculty; additionally, it employs an average of 150 adjunct faculty per semester. MCC's operating budget for FY'09 is $13.4 million. Faculty and staff of both MCC and all in the CCSNH system are represented by a single union, the State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1984.
The next President will lead MCC at a compelling and critical time in the history of the College and the System. In July 2007 the System was granted significant autonomy by the Governor and the State Legislature, transitioning from an agency of state government to self governance modeled on the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). Union leadership remains supportive in this move towards self governance. This marks an era with the opportunity for significant innovation, strategic planning, investment, and growth.
The MCC Search Committee seeks a highly committed, innovative, and collaborative leader who will guide the College at this time of tremendous opportunity. The President will lead by example, a service leader, fostering a culture that is student-centered and fully realizing the efficiencies, responsiveness, and innovation that self governance enables. As the chief ambassador for MCC, the President will strengthen partnerships and relationships with area businesses, industry, alumni, local and state government, and other educational institutions and organizations. In this manner, s/he will also act as chief advancement officer, broadly defined, for the College.
Candidates for the position should have a track record of success in internal management, strategic planning, and finance and administration as well as a commitment to community outreach and to supporting diversity. Experience working in an institution within a multi-campus system and working with transfer issues is highly desirable, as is prior experience in a collaborative union setting. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required. Alternatively, experience working in large, complex organizations will also be considered.
MCC has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the new President. Please submit nominations, inquiries, or application material including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and references in confidence to:
email@example.com or via hard copy to Michelle Cruz-Williams, Vice President & Director or Leslie Sederlund, Consulting Associate, Isaacson, Miller, 334 Boylston Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116.
Electronic submission is strongly preferred CCSNH and Manchester Community College are EEO/AA/ADA employers and proudly value diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.