Cedar Rapids, IA
3/17/2023 5:00 PM Central
To provide executive leadership that advances the college's mission, vision,
Applications accepted until 5pm on March 17, 2023.
As part of the application process, there are three attachments required.
Letter of interest that highlights your qualifications.
Five references that includes the reference's phone number and email.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
The President is the chief executive officer of the college, reports directly
to the Board of Trustees, and provides leadership on all areas that affect the
Serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Board, remain at all times in
compliance with State, Federal and local laws , and with the policies
of the Board, and decide all matters of administrative and supervisory
detail in connection with the operation and maintenance of the College.
Provide leadership in initiating new procedures for accomplishing goals of
the College. Specifically, responsible for developing, organizing and
guiding strategic planning exercises on a college-wide basis for the
purpose of long and short range goal identification and achievement.
Be directly responsible to the Board. The President shall be expected to
initiate and develop policies for the approval of the Board, and to
delegate such responsibility to associates and sub-ordinates as
appropriate. All authority delegated to the staff is delegated through the
President; therefore, all authority and accountability of staff is
considered by the Board to be the authority and accountability of the
Be present for all deliberations of the Board, except those concerned with
the President's contract status.
Make appointments, promotions, demotions, and/or discharges, of all
employees of the College as provided by law and the policies of the Board.
The President shall further have the authority to assign, transfer and
suspend employees of the College.
The President, through the staff, shall direct, assign and assist the
faculty and all other. educational employees in the performance of their
duties; classify, assign and control the promotion of students, and
perform such other duties as the Board determines.
Direct the work of the professional staff in the evaluation of the
education programs, and upon the basis of the findings shall recommend
revision, if needed, to the Board for consideration and judgment.
Direct the preparation of an annual budget showing the estimated financial
needs for the ensuing fiscal year, including recommendations for resident
and non-resident tuition rates and the anticipated income from all
sources, and submit the budget to the Board in accordance with the
requirements of law. The President shall provide sound financial
management and leadership regarding the finances of the College, with an
emphasis on maintaining the operation of the college at its current or
greater capacity regardless of external factors.
Direct the formulation of salary recommendations for presentation to the
Board for its approval as deemed necessary for the continued improvement
of the educational program and competitive position of the College to
attract and retain highly qualified personnel.
Exercise leadership in directing necessary studies of sites and buildings,
taking into consideration population trends and the educational and
cultural needs of the district to assure timely decisions by the Board and
electorate regarding construction and renovation projects.
Keep the public informed about modern educational practices, educational
trends, and the objectives, achievements, needs and conditions of the
College. In doing this the President must keep the College in the best
public image possible by taking a very active, visible role within the
community, state, and national arena as it relates to leadership within
the community college movement.
Expand the College's resources by being directly involved in, and
providing leadership for, the fundraising initiatives of the College and
the Kirkwood Foundation. This includes but is not limited to serving in a
prominent role in order to cultivate and solicit donors, as well as
serving as an ex-officio board member of the Kirkwood Foundation and
executive director of the Kirkwood Facilities Foundation.
Specific enumeration of the duties of the president as detailed above
shall not act to limit the broad authority and responsibility of the
office of the president.
Provide a learning program of quality and excellence in all divisions of
the College and maintain an educational environment conducive to this
pursuit. The President shall promote and foster the College as a community
of learners, and lead the development of measures and assessments to
ensure the future quality and success of the College.
Represent the College as its President in all dealings with other
colleges, social institutions, business firms, agencies of government and
the general public. The President shall assume a leadership role in
governmental relations, economic development and serve as an advocate for
Be able and willing to represent the college in a positive manner with
prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, the
community, and state and national organizations.
Participate in leadership and governance programs (boards of directors,
trustees, governor appointments) of key constituencies on the local,
state and national levels, to represent the College and general education
initiatives with external organizations
Initiate and conduct research that will lead toward more effective
operation of Kirkwood Community College.
Be a creative, energetic, self-motivated individual with strong
communication skills, professional appearance, positive attitude, and
demonstrated leadership and organizational skill.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently both
verbally and in writing.
Be current in higher education research and instructional pedagogy.
Possess working knowledge of personal computers, general office equipment,
educational software applications, and educational media equipment.
Must have high ability to multi-task, assume responsibility, and deal
effectively with conflict and exercise independent judgment when making
Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, staff,
administrators, clients, and general public.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and
experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts
differences and celebrates diversity.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to
describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance
expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive
listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%)
standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and
viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%)
sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
4 or more years of Cabinet level experience at a community college or
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Prior experience as a president for an institution of higher education.
Demonstrated ability with scholarly research and professional
Teaching experience at the college level.
Ten or more years of related experience in higher education
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful
discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes
all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of
applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic
information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran
status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the
policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood
Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids,
IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the director
of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C.
Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL
60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD
(800) 877-8339 Email: [email protected]
Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here!
Do you have at least 4 or more years of cabinet level experience at a
community college/university with a Doctorate degree?
Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404
https:// www. kirkwood.edu