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 Campus President, Metropolitan Campus

Department: Campus President Office

Location: Metropolitan Campus

Reports To:  Executive Vice President/Provost

Recruitment Type:  External/Internal 

Requisition ID: req1724 

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Number of Openings:  1

Job Description:


 Provides the vision and strategic direction of the assigned campus and collaboratively leads as a valued member of the local community, as well as Northeast Ohio.  Serves as the chief executive officer of a diverse, inclusive, and equally accessible campus in a multicultural urban environment.  Provides College-wide leadership to multi-campus programs and initiatives.  Serves on the Access, Learning and Success College-wide council.



·        Prioritizes student-centered learning and demonstrates a commitment to access, equity, completion and student success

·        Oversees the finances, budgeting, resource generation and planning at the assigned campus

·        Directs the campus’ career and technical education, liberal arts, transfer programs and workforce credit training

·        Fosters and supports an understanding for the role remedial education has in the college environment

·        Collaboratively and successfully works with unions representing the College’s employee groups

·        Demonstrates excellent business acumen and creates positive experiences by advocating for the College to governmental, professional and civic organizations and university partners.

·        Successful experience in Board relations, strategic planning and institutional assessment

·        Fosters a culture of open communication and embraces the diversity of the region in support of an inclusive campus environment

·        Demonstrates an unwavering passion for, appreciation of, and commitment to a continuously improving diverse, inclusive, and accessible learning environment for students, faculty, and staff

·        Demonstrates a commitment to leading and creating innovative support and services to students of color, adult learners, and Pell grant eligible students

·        Works with the entire campus community to develop campus-based student success initiatives

·        Identifies and takes action on strategic opportunities to ensure success and advancement of the College mission

·        Identifies and seeks support from internal and external constituents

·        Represents the campus community with a strong voice to internal and external audiences

·        Anticipates and effectively plans for change through strong collaboration and active communication

·        Utilizes shared decision making with various campus stakeholders to find mutually agreeable resolutions for key campus issues while supporting College-wide protocols

·        Provides a forum for the discussion of ideas and suggestions, and incorporates results into a variety of possible solutions for key campus issues

·        Actively represents the campus at College-wide leadership team meetings while supporting and collaborating in the best interests of the multi-campus institution

·        Promotes a cooperative work environment

·        Fosters an environment that encourages and promotes on-going professional development

·        Develops and maintains a high-functioning network of internal and external relationships

·        Performs other duties as assigned.



·        Possess comprehensive knowledge of higher education theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

·        Possess understanding of a large urban educational environment

·        Possess current understanding of the unique strengths and challenges facing community colleges, and an appreciation for its modern-day students

·        Possess understanding of the complexity of working in a multi-site, fast-paced environment and an ability to work collaboratively across the organization

·        Ability to develop and implement a vision for the campus that leverages its strengths and provides a strong programmatic identity within the context of the Cuyahoga Community College brand

·        Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

·        Demonstrated passion and commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning

·        Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituents

·        Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties within the industry, including partnerships with four-year institutions, as well as the local community

·        Ability to develop, organize, and coordinate a wide variety of instructional programs to achieve College and Division goals while demonstrating an understanding of their civic responsibility to the College

·        Demonstrated leadership skills

·        Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff, and faculty throughout the college and external partners while demonstrating a servant leadership focus

·        Ability to effectively maintain relationships with political leaders at the local, state, and national levels

·        Must be open-minded, an enthusiastic creative thinker and problem solver

·        Ability to envision the future in order to continually evolve the delivery of education and services to best serve students and the community

·        Demonstrated commitment to authentic leadership and the ability to create trust  amongst all levels throughout the organization

·        Ability to lead College teams in projects and the development of new programs and projects

·        Possess excellent planning, organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills

·        Demonstrated advanced Project Management skills

·        Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·        Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

·        Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

·        Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues

·        Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

·        Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population





  • Service Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement



  • Communication
  • Adaptability



·        Time Utilization

·        Quality of Work



(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

·        The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; 

·        The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

·        Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

·        Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite.






·        Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution

·        Minimum of ten years of demonstrated experience including:

o   Teaching in higher education

o   Executive-level leadership and administration

o   Successfully meeting accreditation and/or compliance standards

o   Developing and managing budgets

o   Effectively developing strategies and making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a College division (or equivalent business area)

o   Effectiveness requiring dynamic and analytical problem solving methods in a variety of situations

o   Working as part of a successful executive team in a large, multi-campus educational institution

  • Fundraising and/or grant writing and grant administration

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume.  It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application.  This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.  Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.