Monroe Community College (MCC), in Rochester, New York, is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Under the leadership of Anne Kress, the dynamic new President, MCC seeks a new Provost and Vice President for Academic Services. This position will assume leadership of an exceptional academic program that successfully serves a diverse student population. Dedicated, student-centered faculty deliver a multitude of academic programs to over 19,000 regional students. Reporting to the President, the new Provost will support an innovative and high quality learning environment that promotes academic excellence and student success. Ensuring the quality of the academic curriculum, instruction, and student assessment, the Provost will promote and support the integration of technologies and innovative pedagogies that enhance and improve the learning environment. The Provost will also be responsive to emerging issues, trends, and community needs and will advance MCC’s regional and national reputation as an innovative leader among best practices colleges.
MCC has emerged as an important partner in the greater Rochester community. Local leadership provides strong financial support for the College. MCC has the distinction of experiencing record enrollment and maintaining its financial stability, even in these troubled economic times. Strong support for the College is enabling construction of a new $74 million center-city campus to expand education offerings at this location, one of two campuses. To learn more about this unique institution, please visit www.monroecc.edu.
The successful candidate will be a mature academic leader with a demonstrable understanding of and passion for the philosophy and mission of the community college and the values of MCC. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required, and the ability to create strong, collaborative work teams, build consensus, develop and execute strategic and operational plans, and relate to a variety of internal and external constituencies are essential qualifications. The ability to sustain a culture that empowers faculty and staff to take informed risks, be creative and collaborative, and act as full partners in helping students to achieve their academic goals is necessary. An earned doctorate and a minimum of five years teaching, as well as progressive academic administrative experience are required.
With a population of more than one million, the metropolitan Rochester area is a major business, exporting, cultural, educational, and sporting center that ranks among the upper echelon of large metropolitan areas across the nation. Rochester offers a strong college and university educational community, as well as urban amenities that make living in the area desirable. Housing is affordable; many local public schools are exceptional; and there are abundant opportunities for two-career families. In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the Rochester area as the third-best metropolitan region in the country for raising a family. The region enjoys four distinct seasons, offering exceptional recreational opportunities year-round locally and in the beautiful nearby Finger Lakes region.
Application: Please submit letter of application and C.V. or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org using Provost Search in the subject line. The first review of candidates will begin September 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. MCC is an equal opportunity employer.