Chief Campus Operations Officer (CCOO)

Chief Campus Operations Officer (CCOO)

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

 Durham, North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$125,000-$140,000

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Friday, September 24, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Expected Work Hours

A 40-hour work week is required to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four-and-one-half-day work weeks.

Reports to

President

Employment Type

Full-Time position

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A minimum of five years management experience, with emphasis in one of the areas reporting to this position;
     
  2. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, in disciplines such as information technology, business administration, project management (certification) or related fields;
     
  3. Evidence of strong project management experience;
     

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A minimum of five years management experience, with emphasis in one of the areas reporting to this position;
     
  2. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, in disciplines such as information technology, business administration, project management (certification) or related fields;
     
  3. Evidence of strong project management experience;
     

Position Description

Chief Campus Operations Officer (CCOO) Position Profile

Durham Technical Community College seeks a strategic operational and business leader to serve as a senior officer of the College. The CCOO‘s leadership of these important areas is central to the vision of President John (J.B.) Buxton, who joined the College as President in 2019.

Challenges and Opportunities for Leadership

The CCOO will provide operational and strategic leadership for the areas of the campus for which they have responsibility. These areas include Campus Police and Public Safety, Facility Services, Information Technology Services (ITS), and Campus Operations in both Durham and Orange Counties. Separately and together, these offices provide the core infrastructure, security, and technology support for the college. The Vice President will ensure that in each of these areas, staff are supported and given the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills, as well as ensuring that key priorities are accomplished.

Providing leadership for the IT needs of the campus will be an important area of focus, as the College ensures its ability to effectively manage data security, technology capability enhancement, and support for the campus community in using the technology skills. The Vice President will also lead the College’s implementation of changes to the Ellucian ERP environment and related systems. Working in partnership with the System Office, the Vice President will ensure that the appropriate planning and implementation support is provided to ensure that the campus community can take maximum advantage of these new tools. The Vice President will ensure that the appropriate planning and implementation support is provided in order to ensure the campus community can take maximum advantage of these new tools.

Project management opportunities, particularly with IT projects and facilities projects, will give this individual the opportunity to ensure successful implementation of campus-wide plans, and appropriate support for the needs of the students, faculty and staff of Durham Tech.

As the Orange County campus continues to evolve, this individual provides leadership for the Executive Director of Orange County Services and Operations and ensures that the evolving plans for academic programs based on that campus are incorporated effectively into the ongoing planning of these operating areas. In particular, ensuring that facilities projects and IT projects needed on the Orange County campus are integrated into the larger planning for these operational units will be critically important to the success of this important institutional initiative.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

The Vice President, together with senior colleague/peers will, in addition to providing leadership and direction to the various offices reporting to them, provide support for the President in strategic planning, resource development, DEI, and stakeholder and regional engagement in order for the college to best fulfill its role in the region and the sector.  

The Vice President will be responsible for developing and maintaining policies and standards that maximize effectiveness and minimize cost of these operating units; for developing and monitoring operating and capital budgets; for ensuring that strategic priorities for these areas are addressed and goals met, and for maintaining a safe, comfortable, and welcoming campus environment that supports excellence in teaching and learning. 

The following competencies are expected in the successful candidate:

  1. A minimum of five years management experience, with emphasis in one of the areas reporting to this position;
     
  2. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, in disciplines such as information technology, business administration, project management (certification) or related fields;
     
  3. Evidence of strong project management experience;
     
  4. Evidence of effective leadership for administrative functions of a college, such as campus facilities, information technology, security, auxiliary, and contractual services;
     
  5. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the philosophy, mission, and purpose of Durham Technical Community College and the North Carolina Community College System, including the ability to effectively communicate to external stakeholders; and,
     
  6. Ability to embrace and promote a culture of equity-mindedness and anti-racism, while providing strategic direction for Durham Tech to reach its equity and anti-racism goals.The successful candidate will show evidence of the following attributes:
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills; 
     
  • Effective oral and written communication skills that connect effectively with diverse audiences; 
     
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; 
     
  • Ability to manage multiple or complex tasks, meet deadlines, and possess strong organizational skills;  
     
  • Creative thinking, ability to engage others and put ideas into action;
     
  • Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and trust; and
     
  • Ability to effectively lead, coach, develop, and supervise the team.

How to Apply

Nominations and Applications

The search committee will begin a review of applications in late September and continue its work until an appointment is made. All applications should be received by November 30 in order to be considered. Candidates should provide:

  • A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in this position profile, and including a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
     
  • Curriculum vitae/resume; and
     
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).
    Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: DurhamTechCCOO@agbsearch.com.  

Durham Tech Community College is being assisted by:
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, margaret.plympton@agbsearch.com / 484-554-4542
Dr. Phillip Clay, phillip.clay@agbsearch.com  / 617-253-6164

Durham Tech is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, ADA, Section 504 Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability. In our classrooms and campus work areas, we believe in giving everyone the opportunity to succeed and we are committed to creating a climate that is safe and welcoming for all.

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