The City Colleges of Chicago has opened the search for the president of Harold Washington College. Located in the city’s downtown “Loop” area, Harold Washington is one of seven colleges comprising the City Colleges. The president of Harold Washington College reports to the Chancellor.
In keeping with its mission, Harold Washington College strives to empower all members of the college community through accessible and affordable opportunities for academic advancement, career development, and personal enrichment. A talented faculty and staff work diligently to respond to the living and learning needs of 12,740 students in a student and learner-centered environment. The foundational core values of the college embody and honor the vision of Harold Washington, former mayor of Chicago. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Chancellor and the college’s community seek a seasoned administrator who will navigate the important internal and external relationships essential to the future of Harold Washington College. This individual must be the chief advocate and a bold voice on behalf of the college. The applicant must present stable and innovative leadership while exhibiting integrity and inspiring trust. The president will have a transparent open-door, open-mind management style, one that will foster an increased sense of mission, camaraderie, and service. Additional attributes follow:
Senior level administrative and/or teaching experience at an urban community college is preferred. To assure best consideration, nominations and applications should be received by February 2, 2018. The application must include a letter of interest (not more than three pages); a current résumé (or curriculum vitae); and the names of five professional references with each person's position, office or home address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. All applications will remain confidential pending the selection of finalists. The new president may assume office on or about July 1, 2018.
The search is being assisted by James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Search Consultants, AGB Search, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-238-5188, email@example.com, 717-580-0663. Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the City Colleges of Chicago and Harold Washington College may be found at www.ccc.edu.