Monroe Community College (MCC) announces its national search for the Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education. This is a particularly exciting time at the college, with the recent appointment of President DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna and the opportunity to strategically strengthen the College’s involvement with economic development and workforce development across the region.
MCC has a rich history of developing a talent pipeline of skilled workers to address current and future workforce needs in the region. MCC is cited among six U.S. community colleges as national models for best practices in workforce development (The Aspen Institute), and it has been named as one of the 12 most innovative U.S. colleges for adult learners (Washington Monthly magazine, September).
The next Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education has an exciting opportunity to work with the new leadership to execute strategic initiatives and shape the division of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services. It will be critical for the Vice President to increase student access and success while addressing
enrollment and impacts on the learning environment due to the pandemic, expand the College’s partnerships with the local business community and the K-12 education system within the community, develop strong, productive internal and external relationships, identify and address emerging regional educational and training needs, and lead the College’s Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services division into the future while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and other units at the College.
The College seeks an experienced, dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative professional, with a record of successful program development and leadership in workforce development and career technical education. The successful candidate must have proven leadership ability to motivate and inspire the division to create an innovative and high-quality learning environment that
promotes academic excellence, student success, and economic development. This new leader is charged with further elevating the College’s presence and engagement in local, state, regional, and national communities as it relates to economic development, workforce and career technical education.
The successful candidate will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet with the expectation that he/she/they intentionally work collaboratively as an equal member of the Cabinet to advise the President and colleagues. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as the strategic leader, spokesperson, and advocate for the division, supervise faculty and staff within the
division, collaborate effectively with faculty, staff and other units across the college, develop new programs, support existing successful programs, and expand relationships with businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies, and the K-12 school system. This new leader must be able to anticipate emerging workforce development and educational needs within all
sectors of the community and lead innovative, strategic initiatives that address those needs and advance economic development in a global community.
The search profile may be found at: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-president-economic-and-workforce-development-and-career-technical-education-monroe
Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically to: MonroeCCVPED@agbsearch.com. Candidates are asked to submit electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF: (1) A letter of candidacy responding to the College’s leadership profile for the new Vice President, (2) a complete CV or resume and (3) The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of five (5) references, none of whom will be contacted without
permission of the candidate.
The Vice-Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in early February 2022. Although applications will be received until the position is filled, materials should be submitted by March 11, 2022, to receive the most favorable consideration. Final selection will be made in March and the new Vice President will be invited to begin work as soon as possible.
Please direct inquiries to:
Thomas Kowalik, Ed.D. Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
firstname.lastname@example.org / (607) 759-5285
Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
email@example.com / (937) 470-9068
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