You are invited to join Valencia College for an amazing leadership opportunity to continue the work of innovation and making better tomorrows possible for our students. Strengthen our long legacy of expanding access, cultivating innovation and creating impact as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Valencia College.
Valencia College is a large, diverse, multi-campus community college serving Orange and Osceola counties in Central Florida. As the second largest state college in Florida, Valencia College serves over 75,000 students per year. The College offers more than 120 programs, including two- and four-year degrees, accelerated training and continuing education.
This is the place where we understand the importance of cultivating an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and a true work/life balance. Valencia College is the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community Colleges and was recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Qualifications and Characteristics
The successful candidate finds joy in working with and serving students, in leading an open-access institution and in thinking creatively and collaboratively about the challenges our students and our community face. Leading through humor, humility, empathy, listening, integrity and character, our next president will join a team passionate about who, where and why we serve. We seek a partner who cares deeply about what makes Valencia College unique.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced and innovative leader who is intellectually curious, takes informed risks, demonstrates strong execution skills and achieves results. We seek a partner who can lead the College to accomplish our goals, explore innovative strategies and solutions and inspire the community to a collaboratively developed vision for the future that capitalizes on the institution’s history, values and commitment to outstanding education.
In addition to these qualities, the next president of Valencia College will bring many of the following qualifications and characteristics:
For more information on the qualifications, characteristics, as well as the key challenges for the new president to address, download the profile above.
The Presidential Search Committee will begin a review of applications in late October 2020 and will continue working until a selection is made. To be considered for the position, applications must be received no later than Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae and the names of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the candidate. Prospective candidates may review additional details about the search via: http://valenciacollege.edu/presidential-search
Application materials should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: ValenciaPresident2020@agbsearch.com
Please direct nominations and inquiries to:
Dr. Rod McDavis, Managing Principal, email@example.com / (804) 514-1982
Dr. Melissa Trotta, Associate Managing Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org / (202) 380-8927
Mr. Fred Moore, Executive Search Consultant, email@example.com / (712) 299-2544
Dr. Kim Bobby, Executive Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org / (253) 861-7738