President, TCC Connect
Tarrant County College - Fort Worth, TX

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The President brings innovation and creativity to TCC Connect and to the administration of its alternative instructional outreach. Serves as a District-wide leader and executive officer of TCC Connect, the administrative structure overseeing distance learning (including online high school completion), Weekend College, dual credit initiatives and global studies for the District. The President is responsible for building an organization that consolidates existing distance learning offerings and innovative, collaborative, technology-focused, dynamic programs to a diverse learning community. The programs will be focused on achieving student success, governed by data-informed decision making, and will be forward-focused in responding to students’ educational and training needs with creative delivery solutions.

The President will operate from the District Office, coordinate on-campus activities in areas listed above, and collaborate closely with the five campus presidents. This position is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team ( CELT ) and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team in its initiatives, strategic commitment, and collaboration to achieve the objectives of the College’s Strategic Plan and the Achieving the Dream program.

  • Executes leadership that connects a learner-centered environment with a focus on student success, student recruitment and retention, diversity, technology, innovative academic and technical programs, and student completion of goals
  • Confers with Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to plan and initiate programs and on matters concerning organizational, operational, and academic functions of the TCC Connect organization
  • Coordinates on all TCC Connect teaching and learning functions, including staffing of faculty positions; promoting and supporting instructional innovation initiatives; implementing the College’s strategic goals and objectives; developing the semester course master schedule; developing the annual curriculum; reviewing program offerings; focusing attention on community outreach to serve the under-served populations; developing recommendations to expand distance learning, dual credit initiatives with area school districts, Weekend College, and online high school completion
  • Confers and coordinates with Vice Chancellor for Student Success to plan and develop initiatives supporting the strategic goals and student success programs of the College District including all campus-based and outreach student development and success programs
  • Cultivates the creation of learning environments that foster student success through the provision of appropriate support services
  • Confers with Vice Chancellor for Information and Technology to monitor changes in technology and instructional delivery methods to maintain an effective distance learning infrastructure
  • Connects with campus presidents and other CELT members to sustain external relationships and partnerships with business, government, and community leaders and organizations
  • Develops and maintains an organizational climate that encourages the employment, development, and retention of competent personnel who reflect the diversity of the campus student body and fosters a high level of employee morale
  • Keeps the chancellor and vice chancellor for academic affairs apprised and aware of important activities and events in the areas under the supervision of the office
  • Maintains appropriate control and oversight of budgetary matters for the support of TCC Connect personnel and operations, develops a budget, and recommends its adoption
  • Plans for program expansion, development, and organization in all areas to enhance the teaching and learning of all students
  • Supervises, coordinates, and directs the work of the administrative team for TCC Connect
  • Recommends to the chancellor the employment of faculty and staff assigned to TCC Connect
  • Serves on committees and councils as directed by the chancellor
  • Coordinates with the District administration on all community relations and public service activities
  • Sets and demonstrates exceptional personal standards of efficiency and caring for others as well as preferred traits of professional conduct including honesty, integrity, dependability, flexibility, and sound judgment
  • Attends the workplace regularly; reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Thinks, reasons, and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed in compliance with college standards and guidelines.
  • Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed with regard to faculty, staff and students
  • Performs other duties as assigned or delegated by the chancellor
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of proven, successful administrative experience, preferably at the executive level in a multi-campus community college with a record of proven student-centered success
  • Experience in online learning
  • Strong record in the development of innovative and creative teaching and learning initiatives and programs in a community college
  • Excellent communicator with highly developed oral and written skills
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative and coordinative skills, along with a sense of humor and the ability to work effectively with others
  • Experience and temperament to foster a cooperative, caring, inclusive learning environment for faculty, students, and staff
  • Experience and proven ability to promote excellent business and community relationships
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

  • Experience working with multilingual and multicultural communities
  • Terminal degree
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Special Instructions Summary

The position offers a highly competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

To be considered for this opportunity, an online employment application must be completed. The application (online), a letter of interest (cover letter), curriculum vitae, and official transcripts must be submitted.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

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