Presidential Search

 

Introduction

Kevin Dion Rolle Jr., Ph.D. will demit office as the 3rd President of Cherub College at the conclusion of the Academic Year 2018-2019 after serving a 3-year term. The Board of Fellows invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to succeed Dr. Rolle as President of Cherub College. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the position sometime in June 2019. The deadline for all applications is March 1st, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The first date of review is scheduled for March 11th, 2019. Our next President will have the opportunity to lead an ambitious institution to its next level of success through a continued commitment to academic rigor, student-centered success, financial discipline, and external engagement. 

Basic Functions of The President:

Serving under the direction of The Board of Fellows, The President will oversee the administration of The College; assure The College is administered in accordance with the policies adopted by The Board of Fellows; maintain community, governmental and external College relations; develop strategic plans; assure fiscal responsibility and provide overall leadership to The College programmes and activities. The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The College and Secretary to The Board of Fellows.

Duties of The President:

  • Plan, organize, control and direct the overall administration of The College; assure The College is administered in accordance with the policies adopted by The Board of Fellows and in accordance with The College's mission of supporting and promoting student learning. 
  • Keep The Board of Fellows informed of the operations and state of The College on an ongoing basis. 
  • Provide leadership and direction in the instructional and support programmes. 
  • Oversee and participate in the overall planning and development of The College. 
  • Provide for a strategic plan to properly position The College for the future. 
  • Plan, develop, organize and administer instructional offerings, curriculum, co-curricular activities; student services including counseling, financial aid, student governance, student activities, and job placement. 
  • Study and recommend items to The Board of Fellows for policy consideration; review and approve Board agenda items prior to publication.
  • Explain various aspects of The College to the community, and assure that College staff is informed of the educational needs of the community. 
  • Plan, develop, and direct the maintenance of a continuous community relations programme, in accordance with established policies; develop and maintain communication network with all college/programme personnel regarding all aspects of operations. 
  • Consult with appropriate members of The College staff and recommend to The Board personnel for employment at The College. 
  • Submit The College budget recommendations to The Board; assure institutional fiscal responsibility. 
  • Provide leadership in research and evaluation, and stimulate improvement of The College programme. 
  • Participate as required in organizations related to postsecondary education; recommend positions on legislative and legal issues.
  • Provide leadership in maintaining registration and accreditation with appropriate oversight bodies. 
  • Direct and implement rules for student safety, health, discipline, and conduct. 
  • Assure The College operates within the bounds of College policy, national law, and Board of Fellows regulations. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of eight years of recent achievement in administration and/or management experience, preferably at the post-secondary level, involving decision-making, supervisory, and policy recommending role in any combination of finance, educational planning, student services, and personnel management. A combination of training and experience that could have provided the required knowledge and skills will be considered if clearly demonstrated by the applicant. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students.

Application Procedures:

To be considered for the position, all materials required should be received by the Presidential Search Committee by March 1st, 2019 at 5:00 pm. All applications received after the deadline or without all required documents will not be considered. All complete applications submitted by the deadline will be given the full consideration of the Search Committee. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. 

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Cherub College Application for Employment. To assist the Presidential Search Committee in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions or an applicant's present and past job descriptions should include details pertinent to the President's position. 

Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding their status. 

If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for this position from the application, the applicant will be disqualified. Therefore, the onus is on the applicant to demonstrate how he or she meets the requirements. It is not unusual to receive numerous applications. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible. 

A complete file consists of all of the following documents, compiled into ONE Adobe PDF Document:

  1. Completed, clearly legible, signed Application for Employment.
  2. One-page Candidate's Summary of Professional Career.
  3. Cover letter, not to exceed five pages, addressed to the Chair of the Board of Fellows, detailing background for the position as it relates to the desired characteristics, qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and challenges and opportunities.
  4. Copies of all postsecondary transcripts. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment. Degrees must be from an institution that is accredited by a recognized accreditation body.
  5. Current professional CV.
  6. List of Publications.
  7. List of 5 professional references, including names, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

All applications must be EMAILED to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting Links:

Application for Employment