The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, the only community college in Brooklyn, New York. Kingsborough Community College (KCC) seeks a proven, collaborative leader who embraces its commitment to access, equity and student success and advances the innovative pathways to higher education, career and economic advancement needed by the diverse communities it serves.
Kingsborough, a comprehensive two-year college providing both liberal arts and career education, offers 50 associate degree and certificate programs enrolling over 12,000 degree-seeking students, plus an additional 3,639 students enrolled in College Now, a nationally acclaimed transition-to-college program which it pioneered. KCC maintains one of the most comprehensive adult and continuing education programs in New York City, delivering occupational, academic, and personal development to over 20,000 students from age 6 to 70+. The college has a full-time faculty of 343, 583 part-time faculty and almost 1,500 total staff. KCC’s 2016-2017 annual operating budget was $144.8 million, mostly funded through the New York City tax-levy appropriations and student tuition and fees. Over the past five years, the fundraising efforts of the Kingsborough Community College Foundation in partnership with the alumni community have exceeded $10.4 million in contributions.
Kingsborough is also nationally recognized for the number of degrees conferred, the high percentage of its graduates who continue their studies and for program innovation. It was named a finalist-with-distinction for the 2013 Aspen prize for Community College Excellence as one of the top four community colleges in the nation. As an Achieving the Dream leader college since 2015, Kingsborough takes pride in the impact of its array of programs to advance access to higher education, equity and student success. Located on a beautifully sited 71-acre campus along the waterfront in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach neighborhood, Kingsborough is a major presence in the bustling Borough of Brooklyn, serving as the borough’s community partner, academic and cultural hub and economic driver. KCC reflects the very rich diversity of the city; there isn’t a racial, ethnic, religious or cultural group not represented and one can hear over 70 languages spoken on campus.
The President serves as the chief academic and administrative officer, reporting to the Chancellor and working within policies set by the CUNY Board of Trustees. The position is available on or before September 1, 2018. Salary and benefits are competitive. The review of applications will begin in mid-April and submission of applications and/or nominations are encouraged by May 2, 2018 for full consideration, although applications are accepted until an appointment is made.
The preferred qualifications of the next president will include: an earned doctorate or professional equivalent; experience at the senior management level in an urban community college, institution of higher learning or organization with strong connections to education; accomplishments as a student advocate, who values teaching, scholarship, career training and life-long learning; demonstrated effectiveness as a skilled communicator who listens to and effectively relates to a diverse group of stakeholders; success in navigating complex, multi-layered organizations and political environments; experience working with collective bargaining units; a capacity to lead strategic conversations, inspire innovation and implement change; and the ability to partner with diverse stakeholders to attract support and diversify resources.
Nominees and prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Kingsborough Presidential Search Profile for additional information about preferred qualifications for the position and opportunities for leadership prior to submitting their applications. The search profile is available at www.kbcc.cuny.edu and on this search page.
Applications and Nominations: Applicants should send (1) a letter expressing their interest in the position that addresses how they meet the Search Committee’s preferred qualifications and the institution’s opportunities for leadership, as described in the search profile, (2) their curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for eight references (two from individuals who report to you, two from individuals to whom you report and two each from faculty members, and community/business leaders). References will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission.
Nominators should send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee’s curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
AGB Search in Washington, DC is assisting the Kingsborough Presidential Search. Nominators, nominees and applicants may contact executive search consultants Ms. Judith Ward at Judith.Ward@agbsearch.com, 202-215-8519 or Dr. Carlos Hernandez at Carlos.Hernandez@agbsearch.com, 201-850-7881.