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Monroe Community College seek Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Servi
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Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services


Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. Under the leadership of Anne Kress, the dynamic new President, MCC recently created the position of Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services. This new division responds to the future needs of the region and the diverse student population it serves. It will offer credit and noncredit programs to students in young and emerging businesses, as well as in well-established multi-national corporations. The Vice President will provide vision, leadership, management, and direction for the areas of Workforce Development, Technical Education, College Partnerships, and Grants that support the College mission. Reporting to the President, the new VP will be responsible for developing innovative, entrepreneurial, and strategic initiatives to anticipate and respond to the economic development and training needs of the region, as well as manage grants and potential funding sources. The VP supports the MCC mission through developing and implementing effective structure, policies, services, and programs, creating a culture of inquiry, evidence, assessment, improvement, and celebration of accomplishment.

MCC has emerged as an important partner in the greater Rochester community. Local leadership provides strong financial support for the College. MCC has the distinction of experiencing record enrollment and maintaining its financial stability, even in these troubled economic times. Strong support for the College is enabling construction of a new $74 million center-city campus to expand education offerings at this location, one of two campuses. To learn more about this unique institution, please visit

The successful candidate will be a mature senior management professional in or outside academia with a demonstrable understanding of and passion for the philosophy and mission of the community college and the values of MCC. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required, and the ability to create strong, collaborative work teams, build consensus, develop and execute strategic and operational plans, and relate to a variety of internal and external constituencies are essential qualifications. A style of data-driven and cooperative decision making, understanding of cutting edge teaching and learning technologies, an appreciation for the diverse needs of institutional constituents, and a commitment to partnerships within the community are key. A master's degree from an accredited institution is required; a doctorate is preferred.

With a population of more than one million, the metropolitan Rochester area is a major business, exporting, cultural, educational, and sporting center that ranks among the upper echelon of large metropolitan areas across the nation. Rochester offers a strong college and university educational community, as well as urban amenities that make living in the area desirable. Housing is affordable; many local public schools are exceptional; and there are abundant opportunities for two-career families. In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the Rochester area as the third-best metropolitan region in the country for raising a family. The region enjoys four distinct seasons, offering exceptional recreational opportunities year round.

Application: Please submit letter of application and C.V. or resume to using VP Economic Development Search in the subject line. The first review of candidates will begin August 11, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. MCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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