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President/CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Lexington, Kentucky
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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, caring, energetic, dynamic, student-focused, innovative and visionary leader to serve as the President/CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for BCTC to be the first choice for area students. This position will build upon and create partnerships with other higher education institutions, employers and the community.

 

THESYSTEMAND THECOLLEGE

KCTCS,the largestprovider of post-secondaryeducation andworkforce traininginKentucky,is a statewidecommunitycollege systemwith16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) isoneof the16 colleges. BCTC enrolls 21,645 students on an annual basis, has 7 campuses (3 in Lexington; 4 in adjacent counties and an additional site housing the North American Racing Academy (NARA)) and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.

 

THEPOSITION

KCTCS and the Board of Directors of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) seek a visionary educator with an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and an ability to foster internal and external partnerships, to serve as the next college president. The college president reports directly to the KCTCS President. The president works closely with the BCTC Board of Directors and Foundation Board comprised of a well-connected and engaged group of community leaders desirous of developing a top-in-the-country performing institution in student performance and community outcomes. The President is responsible for all aspects of the college’s operation throughout the service area and represents the college at the local and state levels. The president should have a proven track record of interacting positively and professionally with all faculty and an understanding and appreciation of a faculty promotion and tenure process.

 

OUR MISSION

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) transforms the Bluegrass Region—one student, one employer, and one community at a time.  With students at the heart of our mission, BCTC supports student access, success, and completion of educational goals through comprehensive services, high-quality career and technical education for workforce skills, transfer education for baccalaureate degrees, and life skills development.    BCTC promotes cultural awareness and inclusion, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.  Through excellence in teaching, learning and strong partnerships, BCTC supports regional economic vitality and quality of life as a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. 

 

 

OUR VISION

Bluegrass Community and Technical College aspires to teaching and learning excellence, student success, and creative solutions for educational, economic, and community challenges.

 

OUR VALUES

As an organization that serves and learns, made up of students, faculty, and staff, and supported by boards, councils, and advisors, BCTC is guided by these core values:

   Building Respect

             Authenticity - We act with integrity and uphold our commitments.

             Inclusion - We empower students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive culture through open access, shared experience, and mutual respect.

   Communicating

             Meaningful Interaction - We value considerate and productive communication, empowered listening, and diversity of thought and expression.

             •Focus on Learning - We support lifelong learning through teaching and service that nurture emotional and intellectual growth to foster meaningful lives.

   Transforming

             •Innovation - We embrace challenges using new, creative, and flexible ideas and actions that seek improvements and support educational excellence.

             Responsiveness - We assess needs, create partnerships, and take initiative to support the economic and cultural development of the communities we serve.

   Creating Community

             Positive Environment - We embrace joy and celebration in our learning and working environment.

               Collaboration - We cooperate toward common goals, striving to create positive results by being helpful, courteous, and kind.

 

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS      

Student focused with a strong commitment to student retention, achievement & recruitment                      Strategic thinker

Effective communicator                                                                                                                                 Proactive outreach to diverse populations & fosters inclusiveness, equity  

Respectful                                                                                                                                                                & social justice                                                                                          

Possesses enthusiasm and passion for community colleges                                                                        Proven track record increasing enrollment & retention

Highly visible & approachable on campus & engaged with all communities served by BCTC                Strong financial background with a thorough understanding of the budgeting

Transparent                                                                                                                                                               process

Proven leadership abilities with strong management skills & confident decision maker                                 Understand performance-based funding

Skilled advocate for the college at the State Level and within the General Assembly                                    •Ability to further develop & strengthen community, K-12, & higher education partnerships

Team player                                                                                                                                                    Experience leading a strategic planning process

Visionary                                                                                                                                                        Understand what it means to be a part of a statewide system

Passionate                                                                                                                                                      Understand facilities management, infrastructure & space utilization

Inspirational                                                                                                                                                     Nimble

Team builder                                                                                                                                                    Successful fundraising track record in both the public & private sectors

Understand & strengthen BCTC’s important role within the community & its partners                             Technology sophisticated

Aware of and responsive to workforce needs of the community                                                                   Data driven

REQUIREDQUALIFICATIONS

        1.An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university

            2.   Progressive leadership experience with 3 – 5 years Senior-levelexecutive experiencein higher education,with preference givento communityor technicalcollege experience

            3.   An approachable person of high integrity and energy, with a track record of building successful teams, inside and outside the organization.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. President with CEO experience
  2. Classroom teaching experience

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants will submitfor reviewthe following:

            1    Acurrentvitawithcover letter addressingcharacteristicsand qualifications; and

            2    Alistof fiveprofessional references,includingnames and telephone numbers(both home and business).

         3. All application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 8, 2018.

Thereviewof applications will begin October 9, 2018.Nominationsand applications willbeaccepted untiltheposition is filled.

                                                         *Please Note: All semi-finalists will be required to submit a 10-minute video presentation.

                                                                                          All nominations andapplications shouldbe addressed to:

KCTCS President’s Office

Attention:JackieB.Cecil,SystemDirectorof Human ResourcesJob#9830

300North Main Street,Versailles, Kentucky40383

                                                     For more information regarding this position, please visit the Bluegrass Presidential Search webpage athttps://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/presidential-search/

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry please contact our Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Search Consultant:

Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, jgolder@acct.org, 202-775-4466 (office) or 202-384-5816 (mobile)

The Kentucky Community andTechnical College System isanequal educational andemploymentopportunityinstitutionanddoes not discriminate onthebasisof;race,religion,color, sex, national origin, age, disability,
family medical history, orgenetic information. Further, we vigilantly preventdiscriminationbasedonsexualorientation,parentalstatus,marital status,political affiliation, military service, orany other non-merit based factor.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, caring, energetic, dynamic, student-focused, innovative and visionary leader to serve as the President/CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for BCTC to be the first choice for area students. This position will build upon and create partnerships with other higher education institutions, employers and the community.

 

THESYSTEMAND THECOLLEGE

KCTCS,the largestprovider of post-secondaryeducation andworkforce traininginKentucky,is a statewidecommunitycollege systemwith16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) isoneof the16 colleges. BCTC enrolls 8,777 students on an annual basis, has 7 campuses (3 in Lexington; 4 in adjacent counties and an additional site housing the North American Racing Academy (NARA)) and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.

 

THEPOSITION

KCTCS and the Board of Directors of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) seek a visionary educator with an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and an ability to foster internal and external partnerships, to serve as the next college president. The college president reports directly to the KCTCS President. The president works closely with the BCTC Board of Directors and Foundation Board comprised of a well-connected and engaged group of community leaders desirous of developing a top-in-the-country performing institution in student performance and community outcomes. The President is responsible for all aspects of the college’s operation throughout the service area and represents the college at the local and state levels. The president should have a proven track record of interacting positively and professionally with all faculty and an understanding and appreciation of a faculty promotion and tenure process.

 

OUR MISSION

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) transforms the Bluegrass Region—one student, one employer, and one community at a time.  With students at the heart of our mission, BCTC supports student access, success, and completion of educational goals through comprehensive services, high-quality career and technical education for workforce skills, transfer education for baccalaureate degrees, and life skills development.    BCTC promotes cultural awareness and inclusion, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.  Through excellence in teaching, learning and strong partnerships, BCTC supports regional economic vitality and quality of life as a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. 

 

 

OUR VISION

Bluegrass Community and Technical College aspires to teaching and learning excellence, student success, and creative solutions for educational, economic, and community challenges.

 

OUR VALUES

As an organization that serves and learns, made up of students, faculty, and staff, and supported by boards, councils, and advisors, BCTC is guided by these core values:

   Building Respect

             Authenticity - We act with integrity and uphold our commitments.

             Inclusion - We empower students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive culture through open access, shared experience, and mutual respect.

   Communicating

             Meaningful Interaction - We value considerate and productive communication, empowered listening, and diversity of thought and expression.

             •Focus on Learning - We support lifelong learning through teaching and service that nurture emotional and intellectual growth to foster meaningful lives.

   Transforming

             •Innovation - We embrace challenges using new, creative, and flexible ideas and actions that seek improvements and support educational excellence.

             Responsiveness - We assess needs, create partnerships, and take initiative to support the economic and cultural development of the communities we serve.

   Creating Community

             Positive Environment - We embrace joy and celebration in our learning and working environment.

               Collaboration - We cooperate toward common goals, striving to create positive results by being helpful, courteous, and kind.

 

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS      

Student focused with a strong commitment to student retention, achievement & recruitment                      Strategic thinker

Effective communicator                                                                                                                                 Proactive outreach to diverse populations & fosters inclusiveness, equity  

Respectful                                                                                                                                                                & social justice                                                                                          

Possesses enthusiasm and passion for community colleges                                                                        Proven track record increasing enrollment & retention

Highly visible & approachable on campus & engaged with all communities served by BCTC                Strong financial background with a thorough understanding of the budgeting

Transparent                                                                                                                                                               process

Proven leadership abilities with strong management skills & confident decision maker                                 Understand performance-based funding

Skilled advocate for the college at the State Level and within the General Assembly                                    •Ability to further develop & strengthen community, K-12, & higher education partnerships

Team player                                                                                                                                                    Experience leading a strategic planning process

Visionary  &

Posted: 2018-09-11 Expires: 2018-11-11

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