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Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, Ohio 43055
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Job Number             PA700273P

Job Description      The Board of Trustees of Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) announces the search for the college’s next president and invites applications for this leadership opportunity. The president, as chief executive officer, reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and administration to accomplish the established mission and goals of the college. COTC’s new president will be invited to begin work on or about January 1, 2019. 

Application Procedures

To apply, submit an online application (http://jobs.cotc.edu/postings/3540) with full work history and attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses the “Opportunity Overview” and the “Desired Presidential Attributes” as described in the presidential profile document available at (https://goo.gl/JkLDPm).    

Applications will be received until the position is filled.  However, the review of applications will begin May 1, 2018.  

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jacqueline H. Parrill, vice president for institutional planning and human resources and executive assistant to the presidential search committee chair, at Parrill.9@cotc.edu or 740.366.9407. 

Central Ohio Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Job Requirements

The next president of Central Ohio Technical College will be a student-focused, inclusive, collegial, servant-leader with knowledge of strategic planning and sound fiscal management who maintains a passion for technical higher education. The president will be a skilled advocate for the institution with the state government, external friends and donors, community and business leaders, and other COTC constituents. Demonstrated interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate across groups; a commitment to transparency, communication, and collegiality; and previous success with labor relations are vital. The successful candidate will be experienced in and/or demonstrate knowledge of effective enrollment management, academic affairs, finance, development, and multi-campus operations. An advanced degree and substantial experience in higher education as a senior leader, preferably in a technical or community college setting, are required. Leadership qualities and professional accomplishments that support the college’s presidential agenda as outlined in the Presidential profile document https://goo.gl/JkLDPm will be critical. 

Preferred Qualifications  

The ideal candidate will be:

A proven, results-driven leader that fosters a culture of integrity. A solid record of professional achievements in higher education that will earn confidence, inspire trust, and build respect of all COTC constituents, and attract and retain the best talent. The ability to lead with integrity, energy, and optimism. 

An experienced, accountable manager. The ability to build and then lead strong management teams and execute broad, ambitious, and fiscally responsible plans as well as make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions. Strong financial and business acumen.

An excellent communicator. The ability to energize and inspire students, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae, trustees, and external stakeholders, and to advocate for the college within the internal and external communities. 

COTC’s next president will demonstrate:

A firm commitment to technical education. The new president will embrace and advance the value of technical education, recognizing the unique and important role technical education plays in business and industry. The next president will articulate the ongoing significance of technical education and advocate for its future. 

Ability to build external partnerships and relationships. A leader with successful experience in partnering with K-12 organizations, colleges and institutions of higher education, business and industry, state legislators, elected officials and governmental entities. The president will nurture, expand, and build external partnerships to further address the needs of the community and to advance the mission of the college. 

A collaborative leadership style. A fair and transparent leadership style and a commitment to working collaboratively with administrative leadership, students, faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees. The ability to engage with faculty in ways that garner their support and respect. The grace, diplomacy and resolve to shepherd COTC’s many campus constituencies to build relationships and unite groups with competing needs.

Talent for fundraising. The ability to represent COTC compellingly to donors and to energize stakeholders to support and champion the college. An accomplished record and continuing capacity to build new networks and avenues for fundraising. 

Financial insight. Demonstrated skills in prudent business and financial management. The ability to establish clear budget priorities and model careful stewardship. 

A visionary, strategic thinker. A deep understanding of the higher education landscape and the issues and challenges facing technical and community colleges. The ability to anticipate and plan for changes and effectively adapt to new challenges. Judgement to shape the college’s course with the balance of vision and realism. 

Technology acuity. An understanding of the uses and opportunities of technology and the ability to apply that knowledge to keep COTC at the leading edge of effectiveness.

Interpersonal skills. An engaging personality and presence. A fair and firm disposition. Flexibility in dealing with a broad spectrum of personalities, and good humor in leading the meaningful work of the college.

Commitment to diversity. An advocate for strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion with a proven track record, who will advance COTC’s commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive institution and community that welcomes students of all backgrounds, increases student access and supports student success. The proven capacity to recruit and embrace, in the broadest terms, an inclusive workforce.

Compensation Range        Negotiable 

Posting Date (Application Deadline)        4-1-2018 to Open Until Filled 

About Central Ohio Technical College

Throughout its nearly 50 years of service, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has grown to become a recognized regional leader in providing high-quality programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. Today, this dynamic public college continues to hold steadfastly to that original mission, which not only grounds COTC’s core identity in stability, but also infuses its faculty and staff with a singularity of purpose. While decades removed from COTC’s founding in 1971, the college’s Board of Trustees believes that technical education is even more relevant today. New technologies are arising with ever-increasing rapidity and central Ohio has found itself at the nexus of emerging global markets. COTC, with its longstanding commitment to technical education and workforce development, is ideally poised for these new opportunities. 

The college’s main campus is located in Newark, Ohio, 35 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, the state’s capital. The greater Columbus area enjoys a thriving economy and boasts a population of over 2 million in its greater metropolitan area. With the college’s longstanding commitment to accessibility and affordability at the forefront, COTC implemented an aggressive plan for outreach and growth and now maintains three Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited full-service campuses in Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala, in addition to its main campus in Newark. The college is committed to providing education to all those who seek it, recognizing their diversity and needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio with four HLC accredited campuses. 

COTC’s student-centered environment is at the core of all programming—from high-quality, hands-on instruction and resources for first-generation college students and others who face personal challenges—to opportunities for continued growth, development and success. Additionally, through its integration of academics and applied career preparation, COTC continues to be well aligned with local employer needs and economic development goals. The college offers 24 associate degree programs and 14 credit certificate programs in the in-demand fields of engineering technologies, computer and business information technologies, health technologies, public services and safety, and arts & sciences. The college offers additional customized workforce training through its Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC). Programs offered through the WDIC range from professional education and training of technical skill enhancement and safety certifications, to soft skills development and professional designation exam preparation.

COTC’s longstanding reputation for excellence allows the college to attract and maintain an excellent staff and faculty dedicated to the academic success of students. Further, through strategic planning and management, the college has eliminated all debt and remains debt free. From this position of strength, the college is well positioned for the future and maintains its vision is to be recognized as Ohio’s premier technical college focused on student success as well as for excellence in workforce development and technical education.

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