Marking its 50th anniversary year, the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Board of Trustees and presidential search committee invite nominations and applications for its 6th President of the College. JCCC embraces a mission of inspiring learning to transform lives and strengthen communities, a direction that has persisted since opening its doors in 1969. The President reports directly to a seven-member governing board, elected at large and serving four-year terms. JCCC is located in Johnson County, Kansas, a county of approximately 600,000 residents, located in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City metro is known for its museums, restaurants, sports, music, and art scenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts on campus. The College recently completed a $110 million-dollar facilities master plan to improve the campus experience.
Johnson County Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College is committed to offering accessible, high quality education from a single campus with multiple satellite locations. JCCC is devoted to enriching lives by meeting individual, community, and workforce needs in a supportive environment. A knowledgeable, dedicated faculty and staff work on behalf of over 38,000 credit and Continuing Education students in a stimulating academic community. With a commitment to diversity, JCCC delivers a cohesive, campus-wide support system for its student body, which includes non-traditional, military-affiliated, veteran, immigrant, international, and first-generation college students. The student body reflects the growing racial and ethnic diversity of the county. JCCC is a recognized regional and national leader, integrating sustainability into both physical campus operations and classroom curriculum. The JCCC Cavalier athletes compete in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association. In recent years these student athletes have captured 11 national championships.
The JCCC community seeks an exceptional leader in higher education who values teaching, learning, and scholarship and will demonstrate a commitment to the College's mission. The ideal candidate's leadership style will be characterized as collaborative, congenial, and transparent. Importantly, the selected candidate will articulate the values of both a liberal arts and a career/technical education. It will be important for the President to build upon established relationships with all communities throughout Johnson County and the state of Kansas while cultivating new ones.
ATTRIBUTES OF LEADERSHIP
To assure best consideration, nominations and applications should be received by January 15, 2020. The President will assume office by or before July 2020. Please review the position profile (downloadable above). The application should include a letter of interest (not more than three pages), a current curriculum vitae or résumé, a statement of contributions to diversity, and five references with each person's position, address, e-mail address and telephone numbers.
References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. All applications will remain confidential pending the selection of finalists.
Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to:
Additional position and college information may be found at:
The search is being assisted by:
James H. McCormick, D.Ed., Executive Search Consultant, (651) 238-5188, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice S. Fitzgerald, Executive Search Consultant, (717) 580-0663, email@example.com