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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Presidents/Chancellors
The King’s College - New York City invites nominations and applications for the position of President.
The King’s College is a small, Christian, national liberal arts college located in the financial district of New York City that also serves a growing number of online students. Its mission statement reads, “Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to transform society by preparing students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually lead strategic public and private institutions, and by supporting faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical issues.”
The King’s College academic programs are all rooted in a robust core curriculum in which students study politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE), develop their understanding of Christian faith and practice, and are instructed in other disciplines of the traditional liberal arts. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in nine majors in the fields of business and the humanities. NYC students live and grow in close community with each other and regularly experience the vocational, cultural, and recreational opportunities provided by studying in lower Manhattan and living in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The new president of The King’s College will have a lively Christian faith and be able to affirm the College’s Statement of Faith. He or she will maintain a strong commitment to and ability to articulate the College’s Christian mission, academic vision, community, and New York City location within secular and Christian environments. He or she will be equipped to lead the College, effectively raise funds, and work with the Board of Trustees to expand the reach of its NYC and online programs, strengthen recent strategic collaborations, and grow its base of committed donors.
For additional information regarding the College and the desired qualifications and characteristics of the successful candidate, please see the full job description.
Nominations and Applications The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than November 14, 2022. All nominations, inquiries, and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence and remain confidential.
Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Kimberly Reeve, Dean of Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be sent electronically to Grace Gleason, Executive Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com and must include: • A letter of intent summarizing the candidate’s interest in King’s, general qualifications for a college presidency, including academic experience, suitability for the work of the King’s presidency described above, and Christian faith (including the candidate’s ability to affirm the College’s Statement of Faith); • A current CV or résumé; • The names and contact information (telephone number and email address) for three references. References will only be contacted at a later stage of the search and with the formal permission of the candidate.
All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.
JOB TITLE: President DEPARTMENT: President’s Office REPORTS TO: TKC Board of Trustees WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Executive Team DIRECT REPORTS: Provost/Chief Academic Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff, Vice President for Student Development, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer
OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
The President works closely with the Board of Trustees to set the direction and goals of the College, communicates those in appropriate ways to the faculty, staff, and students of the College, and is responsible for their accomplishment. The President oversees all divisions of the College and is responsible for maintaining their effectiveness and integrity, while managing and developing an executive team of division leaders. The President represents the College and effectively communicates its mission and academic vision to a range of external audiences, including alumni, prospective students and their parents, donors and prospective donors, regulators, and the public at large, and is a key participant in fundraising efforts. The President will lead efforts to expand the reach of both the College’s NYC and online academic offerings and maintain and develop current and future strategic partnerships. The President is expected to encourage and model a culture of Christian devotion and service, integrity, collegiality, and entrepreneurial enterprise at the College.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategic and Fundraising Leadership ? Work with the Board of Trustees to establish a financially-sound vision and strategic direction for fulfilling the mission of the College; ? Lead the implementation of that vision and strategic direction in all divisions of the College; ? Effectively communicate that vision and strategic direction to internal (faculty, staff, students and their parents) and external (prospective students and their parents, alumni, donors, partners, public at large) audiences; ? Work with the Board, the Chief Development Officer, and others on the Advancement team to engage current donors and expand the donor base of the College; ? Maintain and develop current and future strategic partnerships.
Institutional Leadership ? Encourage and model a culture of Christian devotion and service, integrity, collegiality, and entrepreneurial enterprise at the College; ? Lead, develop, and regularly meet with (individually and collectively) a strong executive leadership team; ? Convene and lead larger groups of campus leaders (faculty, staff, students) to ensure alignment across all divisions of the College; ? Work closely with the Provost to provide regular updates to the faculty; ? Direct the College’s efforts to maintain and ensure institutional compliance with regulators, including the US Department of Education, NYSED, and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.
Academic and Intellectual Leadership ? Articulate effectively the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics-based academic vision of the College to internal and external audiences; ? Work to expand the reach of the NYC and online academic programs of the College; ? Engage the ideas that animate the College in one’s own writing and speaking; ? Secure a permanent Provost committed to the vision of King’s; ? Work with the Provost and the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board, as outlined in the Faculty Handbook, in hiring and managing the faculty of the College.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: ? Ph.D. with experience in Christian higher education (preferred) ? Lively Christian faith and able to affirm the TKC Statement of Faith; connections to the evangelical Christian community of NYC a plus ? Strong commitment to and ability to articulate the Christian mission, academic vision, community, and New York City location within secular and Christian environments ? Strong management and organization skills/background ? Ability to set direction, lead others in achieving goals, and model servant leadership ? Ability to work cooperatively with the Executive Team, Board of Trustees, and other College groups and leaders ? Effective fundraiser ? Vision for expanding the reach of the King’s mission
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: General office environment: normal mental concentration
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of The King’s College to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees who share its faith and mission. The King’s College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, and/or marital status.
We educate young leaders to seamlessly integrate their faith, ethics, and morality into their lives and careers. Students are immersed in challenging academic and spiritual study that demands thinking, communicating, and problem-solving with the mind, heart, and soul. We require engagement with complex ideas to guide the strategic institutions of society — government, commerce, law, media, civil society, education, the arts, and the Church. We participate in a demanding curriculum and present unique opportunities to students in the heart of New York City. We are not a college for the timid soul — we value bravery, commitment, and action.