The Board of Trustees of Grays Harbor College (GHC) invites nominations and applications for the position of president. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the College’s faculty and staff, the President will work to fulfill the College’s mission of ensuring that Grays Harbor College “inspires our students and enriches our community by providing positive growth through learning.”
As a skillful manager with outstanding financial acumen and the ability to create organizational alignment for maximum effectiveness in mission fulfillment, the president will be central to the daily workings of the College and serve as the College’s ambassador who advocates for the mission of GHC. The president will also serve as the voice for higher education in the region and will develop relationships and community networks that will help leverage talents and resources to empower students. The president will be an individual committed to the College’s mission who will deploy the institutional assets of people, programs, and infrastructure to meet the community’s needs for economic development and social mobility through high-quality education and training.
The president will be a valued community leader who recognizes and pursues meaningful collaborations with business, industry, and government leaders; school districts; the Port; hospitals; governmental, nonprofit, and service organizations; foundations; and churches – all working for the betterment of the community. Whether as a service club lunch speaker in Ilwaco, a guest of the Quinault Indian Nation, or an educational leader at school board meetings in Aberdeen, the president will create a powerful support system to help community members access the College’s transformational contribution to social mobility and economic development. For someone who believes in the community college, this is a place to live the mission, where one can see the visible impact of the College’s work daily.
Application and Nomination Procedure
The search is being assisted by Academic Search. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics for the President at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab.
Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled, and applications received by November 29th can be assured of best consideration. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to GHCPresident@academicsearch.org.
Application materials should include a concise cover letter (no more than four pages) that addresses the expectations discussed in the Leadership Agenda, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge
Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Dr. Richard Cummins, Senior Consultant, email@example.com or Ms. Jean Floten, Senior Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grays Harbor College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations