The Virginia Community College System invites applications and nominations for the President of Central Virginia Community College. The college is located in the beautiful central region of the state in historic Lynchburg, a thriving city on the James River. Lynchburg is known for its high quality of life and offers an ideal combination of small town charm and quaint historic neighborhoods, while having many of the attributes of a larger city. The area has a number of industrial and service sectors that include nuclear energy, wireless communications, higher education, health care, advanced manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
The Central Virginia area is home to five institutions of higher learning, including Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Sweet Briar College, Liberty University, as well as CVCC. Lynchburg is an hour away from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and from Roanoke. The city offers easy access to Washington, D.C. and other metropolitan areas through daily Amtrak service. The area also has a vibrant cultural arts scene with a number of community arts organizations offering venues for theater, music, and visual arts.
CVCC is a comprehensive community college serving the residents of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties, as well as the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, a total population of over 243,000. The college was founded in 1966 and has an annualized headcount enrollment of 8,007 students and 2,915 FTEs. The operating budget is approximately $21 million, and its Educational Foundation has assets of nearly $2 million. Program offerings include the associate degree and career studies certificate through the Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Technology, and Health Science & Industrial Technology divisions. The College delivers credit and non-credit course offerings through the Center for Workforce Development and addresses short term and continuing workforce training for the region’s diverse high-performance manufacturing economy.
The college seeks an accomplished leader who will complete and build upon the current strategic plan and communicate the vision of the College to grow and improve in a time of increasing enrollment and limited resources. He or she will support, promote, and maintain high academic standards, accreditation, and the college’s reputation for excellence. The new leader will engage the community and display a highly visible and positive image of the College by listening, communicating, and mobilizing the College’s resources to interpret and meet community needs. Priorities for the presidential leadership will include support and continuous improvement in existing workforce partnerships and programs and the promotion of new partnerships and programs with area industries, businesses, K-12 organizations, colleges and universities, and other community agencies. Maintaining and strengthening relationships with public and private funding sources, while developing new revenue streams to maintain fiscal soundness and generating the resources necessary to fulfill the College mission are also important areas of focus.
Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate and demonstrated successful senior executive experience at the highest levels. Previous experience must include significant responsibility for programs, budgets, personnel, facilities and other appropriate administrative duties. An understanding of the mission and goals of a comprehensive community college in the 21st Century is essential. The candidate should have proven leadership abilities along with excellent communications skills, a clear commitment to instruction, a strong belief in a collaborative administrative style as well as a servant leadership perspective. The candidate must also have a broad vision for the College together with the skills and energy for implementation in addition to the demonstrated ability to work with business, industry, government and the community at large
The salary range is $145,501 - $189,138.
The search will remain open until the position is filled.
To be considered for the initial screening, candidates should submit application materials by September 27, 2010 via our website at: www.vccs.edu/cvccsearch.
Questions may be directed to 804-819-4685.
The Virginia Community College System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applicants from women and minority candidates.
Commonwealth of Virginia Employment form and unofficial copy of college transcripts required.Apply Here