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Position Description

President, Doña Ana Community College

This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed.  It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position.  Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Purpose of Classification  

The Community College President of a large community college is an administrative position designated by the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University. The President serves as the campus Chief Executive Officer and reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost at New Mexico State University. The Community College President performs duties which include providing strong, decisive and energetic leadership that meets the mission of the campus and its satellite locations.  

Standard Duties

Provides leadership and direction in all aspects of administering a university Community College Campus or satellite location. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement. Directs and supervises Vice Presidents and Program Directors on implementing Community College Campus or satellite mission statements regarding instructional programs, community outreach programs, curriculum planning and development; oversees administration of Community College, NMSU policies and procedures, facilities, programs, and student services. Represents the university and the Community College to various internal institutional divisions as well as externally to the media, governmental agencies, state legislators/legislature, community/civic groups, prospective students and their parents, university alumni, prospective funding agencies including the New Mexico Higher Education Department, and the general public. Creates and develops avenues of communication for all community college staff, faculty, and students; serves as liaison between the Community College or satellite location and the University campus. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of academic, vocational/technical, and/or allied health program administration in branch, community and/or vocational college settings. Clear understanding of Regional and program accreditation policies/procedures and demonstrated effective assessment practices. Must be able to effectively communicate with the local community; Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be able to manage and prepare complex budgets and have a clear understanding of fiscal oversight. Effective leadership and management principles and practices. Clear understanding of programs/services available to university students. Knowledge of the range of applicable laws and regulations which impact on all facets of university policy and operations.  

Skill in large, complex budget preparation, analysis and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 

Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government. Ability to effectively develop and deliver presentations. Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies. Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising difficult situations and in making appropriate decisions. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.

Required Qualifications

  • Preferred earned Doctorate Degree or appropriate Terminal Degree
  • Five (5) years of senior and/or executive level experience is required.