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Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist the Dallas County Community College District in their search for President of Mountain View College. The College seeks an accomplished, motivated, student-centered CEO to provide exceptional leadership as the next President. The Dallas County Community College District is in the midst of a transformational change to develop a student-centric instructional delivery system as part of an integrated higher education network. The District is endeavoring to utilize the network to create relationships between organizations, businesses, the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District and other institutions of higher education and secondary education, with the student at the center, whereby the talent, resources and facilities of the District and its Colleges will come together to meet the needs of students and employers.
This unique opportunity is available to either a proven Academic Leader or a highly accomplished C-Suite Business Leader.
This is a remarkable opportunity to join a successful College enjoying a 15% increase in enrollment. The Dallas County Community College District system also grew 5%. The successful candidate is a passionate and involved leader and relationship builder within the community, campus, and system.
The position is ideal for a cutting-edge leader with a proven history of strong partnership and collaboration skills, commitment to student access and success, teambuilding and results focused leadership. A strong financial acumen and the ability to balance operational and financial requirements effectively are crucial. The position also requires an entrepreneurial fundraiser with the ability to develop external partnerships. The position envisions a leader who can work collaboratively across the network to develop programs and partnerships which engage students and provide access points, resources and support to enable the student to be engaged in the community, overcome obstacles and barriers to success, and pursue opportunities wherever they may find themselves on their educational journey.
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the College and reports directly to the Dallas County Community College District Chancellor. The President has responsibility for the operation of the College in consultation and coordination with the District Office.
The College President is responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County for future generations, with primary emphases in areas of:
Diversity and inclusion
Identification and implementation of academic and technical programming to support continuing education and workforce development.
Community outreach to extend partnerships, expand resources and share capacity to advance and build the District's integrated higher education network in support of current and future students.
A well-developed sense of the student population to be served, built from a broad consideration of internal and external stakeholder input
An interest in, and a successful record of, strategic risk-taking, requiring the identification and elimination of barriers to the delivery of the required result.
An ability to build an organization designed to be responsive and nimble, innovative and effective as a results-oriented culture is reinforced.
An entrepreneurial spirit – in the development of partnerships – with and without funding – to expand the capacity of the College and the District in serving the population of Dallas County.
An ability to work collaboratively with other Presidents, District leadership and business, education, and community leaders to create and foster relationships and partnerships which leverage the talents, resources and facilities of the College and the District to meet the needs of students.
Ensuring that the institution achieves high and measurably improving levels of student success in the areas of learning, completion, four-year transfer, post-graduation success in the labor markets, elimination of barriers to success, and closing gaps based on race and income.
College-based planning, development, implementation and evaluation of educational programming, consistent with the Board's strategic priorities and with a view toward engaging with and building an integrated higher education network.
Developing the College budget to support current educational programs, while pursuing additional supportive resources – individual, programmatic, agency-based, public and private channels – to fund new and emerging program initiatives.
Reviewing staffing, organizing for efficiency and effectiveness, and developing effective leadership strategies to promote the value of diversity at all levels of the organization, and in all areas of selection, training, coaching, development, evaluation and supervision of College faculty and staff.
Participating in a wide array of collaborative discussions and efforts with the Chancellor, other District administrators, K-12 leaders and College Presidents to further the progress of the District and individual colleges in meeting desired goals.
Maintaining positive relationships with accrediting agencies and other governmental and/or public entities that have an impact on approval, development and delivery of instructional student programs/services.
Building strong alliances among community and business leaders to engage in problem-solving, to articulate those challenges and leverage available resources to promote positive solutions.
Modeling an effective communication strategy designed to promote confidence and transparency.
Making decisions which are data-informed, and strategically sound for both short and long-term initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively within a larger system.
Earned Masters degree
Five years of management experience, including three years upper level administrative experience in a community college/higher education environment or in a business environment which is relatable or compatible with an integrated higher education network approach to the delivery of educational services to meet the needs of students, employers and the community.
Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or student services in an academic environment
orSimilar experience in a business environment which is devoted toward the marshalling of essential talent, resources and facilities to meet the needs of an identifiable cohort of consumers.
Demonstrated experience in oral and written communications confirming the ability to effectively research, organize and persuade diverse audiences, internal and external to the College and system.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution
Academic presidential experience
Administrative experience in a comprehensive community college systemor Business experience as an executive leader who has successfully engaged, integrated and managed a myriad of stakeholders, departments, business units, resources, facilities and assets.
The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) are Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.
The DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the State of Texas and among the largest in the United States. Since 1965, they have served more than 3 million people.
The colleges of the DCCCD work to ensure that Dallas County is vibrant, growing and economically viable for future generations. In addition, they provide economic benefits to business, taxpayers and the community.
Mountain View College is an open-access public community college with enrollment of 11,500. It opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. The school is in the Western Park, Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The surrounding area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.
In 2017, Dallas was the fastest growing city in the US likely a result of also having the second highest job growth rate just after Atlanta. The city is booming with an active downtown and every type of activity—film festivals, major sports, museums, shopping, restaurants, microbreweries, parks and outdoor activities. The area is abundant with major corporations and healthcare. The city was ranked 10th by Forbes Magazine for "Best Places for Business and Careers."
The city suburbs offer close knit communities with easy access to the cities. U.S. World News & Report ranked Dallas #18 in Best Places to Live and #9 in Best Places to Retire.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. You may
apply directly online.
Review will begin immediately. Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at
Jennifer@ACESrch.com or call 860-740-2600.
The seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Dallas County Community College District complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act. If you require special accommodations in order to apply for a position, please contact the District Human Resources Office at
***Candidates are subject to a comprehensive background check.***