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Campus President

Location : Dallas, TX
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Job Title: Campus President

Location: Dallas, TX

Reports to: Chancellor 

This is not your typical college and this is not your typical campus president role.  Are you already in higher education and want to be a campus president? If you are an innovative leader who likes to solve problems, then this might be the role for you.  Are you outside of higher education and have never considered such a role?  Do you want to put your talent and expertise to use to have a lasting impact on the community?  Then this role might be for you.

Our Client is in the barrier busting business and we’re looking for barrier busters to join our team. They are seeking a creative, results-driven leader and collaborator, who can optimize the use of technology, regional service offerings, community leadership, and business partnership networks, to position the College as the region’s preferred education and training organization. The ideal Campus President must be capable of delivering a unified and comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing community and regional workforce needs through innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking, while keeping the best interest of our students’ prosperity. This proven leader must have a strong background in community engagement, location  leadership, and the ability to innovate, to execute strategies, and to deliver results, which are in alignment with the overall mission of the College. As one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas, they have seven campus locations and multiple community-based centers across Dallas County. They are a leader in the Community College space and place students at the center of all that they do.

Position Summary

The Campus President serves as the voice and face of the College on campus and in the surrounding community and is responsible and accountable for leading initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. Responsibilities include the following:


(1) Sector Development,

(2) Community Engagement, and

(3) Campus Leadership.


This position reports directly to the Chancellor who serves as the college CEO.


Sector Development 

The College is taking an innovative approach to employer engagement with Campus Presidents serving as sector leads for regional needs.  As the College continues to grow and add value to our students, our community, and our stakeholders, the Campus President will leverage expertise in sector development to expand and open doors to drive student success by leveraging one or more of our targeted industry sectors:

1.   Healthcare

2.   Business, Professional & Financial Services

3.   Aerospace

4.   Manufacturing

5.   Information Technology

6.   Arts & Entertainment

7.   Transportation & Logistics

8.   Construction

  • Lead assigned sector engagement for the region.

  • Develop, execute, and create outreach strategies that drive the College's growth in defined areas including sector development.

  • Research & identify community prospects and key leaders with decision-making authority over the organization’s education and training programs. Research includes opportunities for the College to provide education and training programs, and bridge students to career opportunities.

  • Build strong alliances with community and business decision-makers to articulate challenges, solutions, and problem-solving to gain support for the College and its students.

  • Stay on top of trends to continue to create and build innovative solutions to drive positive results for the College and its constituents.

  • Create and deliver compelling messaging and content that resonates with the target audiences (students, employees, customers).

  • Develop and manage an aggressive schedule of field visits to offices, professional conferences, and professional association events to advance relationships purposed to position the College as a preferred education and training provider.

  • Develop, review, monitor, and track the status of active contracts/agreements to monitor, manage, and report on customer satisfaction toward proactive renewal of contracts and agreements.

  • Review and make recommendations related to contract language for new partnerships, in collaboration with the Colleges Legal and Finance team.   

  • Model a collaborative, leadership approach beginning with the needs of students, employers, and community, that are in alignment with the vision for the College.

Community Engagement

Leaders in Community Engagement to drive their Mission.

  • Serve as the face and voice of College in the community near campus.

  • Engage in community outreach activities that broaden partnerships, expand resources, and build overall capacity in support of current and future students.

  • Active engagement with community organizations, chambers of commerce, school districts, and civic groups.

  • Be an advocate for your campus.

  • Be a visible campus leader and actively participate in campus events.

  • The ideal Campus President will be a leader and economic barrier buster for the prosperity of our stakeholders with students at the center of all that we do.

  • Engage in cross-functional teams to drive strategies that advance the College's key initiatives. Functional teams include leadership and representatives from Academics, Student Success, Operations, Workforce Development, and Community Engagement.

  • Annually, and in collaboration with the cross-functional team, develop and manage a prospect outreach plan that includes an event and contact calendar that aligns with established goals.

  • Provide leadership at the local campus and ensure alignment of key initiatives, communications, and employee engagement programs. Act as a change agent at the local campus in alignment with system initiatives and goals.

  • Inspire a values-based campus culture that aligns with and advances the College mission, values, and strategic priorities.

  • Model effective communication, both verbally and written, which promotes, transparency, professionalism, and respect.





Required Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • A well-developed sense of the student population to be served, built from a broad consideration of internal and external stakeholder input.

  • Master’s degree (required) or doctorate (preferred), as confirmed by official transcripts.

  • (15+) years of management experience, including three years of upper-level executive experience in market development or equivalent experience in higher education or relevant industries.

  • Subject matter expertise in one of the defined industry sectors.

  • Titan of Industry leader who effectively aligns and executes to strategic priorities of College.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data to inform business decisions.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience managing a budget.

  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the College community network.

  • Ability to operate in a matrix structure and influence others without direct authority to address common issues.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.





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