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Tennessee Board of Regents

Location: KnoxvilleTN 37919 Document ID: AC285-54SI Posted on: 2018-07-2607/26/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
2018-09-24
 

President - TCAT Knoxville

The Tennessee Board of Regents invties applications and nominations for the position of President of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville.  The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville is one of 27 Tennessee's post-secondary technical colleges and and institution of the College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.  The President is the chief executive officer of the College and reports to the Tennessee Board of Regents through the Chancellor.

The President exercises broad delegated authority with responsibility for all aspects of campus administration.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and energetic leader with the experience, vision, skills and integrity required to guide this quality college to higher levels of achievement.

TCAT - Knoxville served over 1,700 students in FY 2016-17 (approx. 830 FTE) including approximately 200 dual enrolled students.  TCAT - Knoxville has 20 program offerings, which include Administrative Office Technology, Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Computer Information Technology, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics, Machine Tool Technology, Manicuring, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Information Technology, Nursing Aide, Pipefitting and Plumbing Technology, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Truck Driving, and Welding Technology.

In addition to existing TCAT - Knoxville locations, two new higher education facilities have been approved.  The first in in Anderson County and is a joint project with Roane State Community College.  The second is in Blount County at Pellissippi State Community College's Blount County Campus.

The college employees 69 full-time employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $7 million.  TCAT Knoxville is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.  Additional information aobut the college can be found at http://www.tcatknoxville.edu.

Required criteria for selection include the following:

A master's degree from an accredited instiution

Preferred criteria for selection include, but are not limited to, the following:

A distinguished record of teaching experience in public higher education or technical education program planning experience;

A minimum of five years of successful leadership and management experience at the executive level  with significant decision-making responsibility for supervision/managment, budgets, personnel, and/or programs in a post-secondary and/or technical educational environment;

A distinguished record of extensive seinor level administrative experience in a complex business, industry, or government enterprise;

Experience in the planning, facilitating, opening and operating new higher education sites.

Expected criteria for selection to include: 

A demonstrated commitment to serving students, faculty and staff of a post-secondary technical college;

A demonstration of experience with engaging various constituencies and buliding partnerships; 

Capable of establishing strong community college and K-12 partnerships and relationships;

A commitment to attracting traditional and non-traditional students into workforce programs (certificates/diplomas) and promoting approaches to enhance their opportunity for success;

An understanding of and commitment to enhacing student success through focused efforts on retention, persistence, and completion;

A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as core values that enhance the educational process;

A demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity;

A demonstrated strength in human relations and communication, planning, financial management, budgeting and organizational skillsto lead and inspire internal and external constituencies of the college;

A demonstrated background and understanding of and commitment to private fundraising;

Demonstrated ability to lead an instiution that is comprised of multiple campuses that meet specific needs in the communities served;

A demonstrated understanding of regional workforce education and training needs and how to strategically position TCAT - Knoxville in a highly competitive post-secondary education marketplace; and

An understanding of and commitment to the role of TCAT - Knoxville as part of a higher education system

The Tennessee Board of Regents is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and diverse educational environment and encourages applications from interested candidates who can contribute to promote, and enhance this effort.

The College System of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Under state law, applicants may request that their application and related materials be confidential and not open for public inspection until such time the candidate is selected as a finalist for the position.  The Tennesseee Open Meetings Act requires meetings of the Board of Regents to be open to the public.

Please submit application materials by September 12, 2018 and limit application materials to 20 pages.  It is anticipated that the President will be selected prior to Januray 1, 2019.

Resume/vita and cover letter should be submitted through the TBR Applicant Tracking System at https://tbr.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=43&id=1379 The cover letter should include at a minimum the following:

Largest budget you have managed;

Largest number of full-time and part-time direct report employees;

Largest donation that you personally cultivated, solicited, and made "the ask;" and 

Description of three major accomplishments of which you are most proud

 
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