Mercyhurst College invites applications and nominations for the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Provost (COO) of the North East Campus. The College and the Campus seek an experienced, enabling leader who will encourage and inspire faculty and staff to develop and improve educational programs and services for students and the community. Mercyhurst North East (MNE) is an opportunity and career college similar to a community college. The COO is responsible for the MNE campus administration and operations and for coordinating with the programs and staff of the main campus in Erie, PA. The COO reports to the Mercyhurst Provost. Please see the position “Profile” at http://www.AGBSearch.com.
Mercyhurst College is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution founded in Erie, PA, by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. Mercyhurst North East (MNE) is located in the town of North East, Pennsylvania in the heart of the largest Concord grape-growing region in the world on the shores of Lake Erie. MNE has an annual operating budget of 16.5 million dollars and offers 32 academic programs including 24 associate degrees, seven certificates and an RN to BSN completion program. There are 130 full time employees, including 45 full time faculty, dedicated to their mission of helping students be successful through individual support and attention. With 1,200 enrolled students, including 300 living on campus, MNE competes in nine NJCAA sports and supports more than 20 clubs and organizations.
The search committee will begin a review of applications immediately, and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 11, 2011, and must include a 3–5 page letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). The selected candidate will be expected to assume office no later than July 1, 2012. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to:
The search is being assisted by:
Robert E. Parilla, Ph.D.
301 869 1872
For additional information about Mercyhurst North East, Mercyhurst College, and the North East Community, please visit; http://northeast.mercyhurst.edu, http://www.mercyhurst.edu, and http://www.nechamber.org.
Mercyhurst College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.