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Application deadline: September 10, 2020

Senior Consultant: Virginia Horvath
ginny.horvath@academicsearch.org

Senior Consultant: John Garland
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Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora
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Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, 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 of Guttman Community College, CUNY. The College seeks an experienced, visionary, innovative leader who has a passion for teaching, learning, and student success; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the ability to lead this renowned community college in the transition from its founding to its next phase.

The President serves as the College’s chief academic and administrative officer of the College, reporting to CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez and working within the policies set by the CUNY Board of Trustees. The President’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership to the College community to both conserve and enhance the high-quality educational programs. That responsibility encompasses ensuring the strength of its faculty and staff, student services, and outcomes; preparing the College budget and allocating funds; preparing and implementing the College Strategic Plan; and expanding resources of the College through fundraising and partnerships.

With the Summer 2020 retirement of Founding President Scott Evenbeck, Guttman is at an inflection point of moving from a start-up to a more mature institution, with needs for new organizational structures, financial models, and space. Guttman’s small size has been a strength, so in scaling up, the next President will need to find ways to preserve the intimate aspects of learning that have been evident in the College’s values, culture, and curriculum. Guttman Community College was founded using an experimental model based on high-impact practices in higher education. The next President will need to lead the discussions about examining and modifying this model, keeping the innovative qualities embraced by the College community even as it prepares to serve new students and strengthen its role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in New York City, and the recent racial violence have affected the Guttman community in profound ways. The College seeks an empathetic President who can lead healing and social justice commitments through education and career opportunities. This is a remarkable opportunity for an experienced leader to shape a strong, innovative institution and guide the College, in its next stage, to a more sustainable future.

The position is available on July 1, 2021. Salary and benefits are competitive. An earned doctorate or professional equivalent appropriate to leading Guttman Community College is preferred. The review of applications will begin in September, and submission of applications is encouraged by September 10, 2020, for full consideration. Complete details on this opportunity can be found by viewing the position profile at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

Applicants should send these PDF documents: (1) a letter expressing their interest in the position and addressing how they meet the listed qualifications and characteristics and how they will address the institution’s leadership challenges, as described in the search profile; (2) their curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of names, titles, and contact information for eight references (two individuals who report/reported to the applicant, two individuals to whom the applicant reports/reported, two faculty members, and two community/business leaders). References will not be contacted without applicants’ prior permission. Nominators are encouraged to send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Academic Search is assisting the Guttman Presidential Search Committee. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to Guttman Community College Presidential Search at GuttmanPresident@academicsearch.org AND executivesearch@cuny.edu.  To learn more about this opportunity, nominators, nominees, and applicants may contact executive search consultants Dr. Ginny Horvath at ginny.horvath@academicsearch.org or Mr. John Garland at john.garland@academicsearch.org.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against because of any legally protected category including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer