President of College of The Albemarle

President of College of The Albemarle


College of The Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-335-0821

Job Location

Elizabeth City, NC


Commensurate with experience


Retirement, Health Insurance, Annual Leave, Sick Leave and Holidays

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Closes: Friday, July 12, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday Some nights and weekends may be required.

Reports to

Board of Trustees

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a proven record of executive leadership, preferably in higher education at a public or private institution, with accompanying credentials and relevant experience.  A minimum credential of a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Executive skills with relevant working knowledge and experience in leading and managing a complex organization, educational policy, creating and sustaining education and workforce development programs, student success initiatives, fiscal management, and capital construction is preferred. Private sector equivalent experiences will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is preferred.

Position Description

The president serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college, and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.  In this role, it is expected that the president will operate within all policies adopted by and authority expressly delegated by the Board.  The president carries out Board policy consistent with North Carolina General Statutes, State Board of Community College Code, established COA Board of Trustee Bylaws (Article III), and administrative best practices.  In addition, the president understands and appreciates the important relationship of shared governance with the Board.

The president is responsible for the direction, administration, management, leadership and overall operations of the college.  The president initiates, directs and oversees work necessary to accomplish the college’s mission and vision through:

  • Partnering with the Board by providing them with comprehensive, data-based policy and fiscal analyses, innovative program and service recommendations, and opportunities to improve and enhance the college in its service to students and the community.
  • Managing the college’s internal operations and activities including instruction administration, finance, student success and enrollment management, continuing education and facilities.
  • Serving as an ambassador for the college by meeting with elected and appointed public officials, boards of education members and superintendents, chief executives of higher education institutions, business and industry representatives, and members of civic and cultural organizations, and by advocating for, communicating about, and establishing partnerships with constituencies for the enhancement of the institution.

How to Apply

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Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed five pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Presidential Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of College of The Albemarle.
  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: For example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

Job Post Contact

Colleen Woolard