After 14 years of successful service to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Michael Monaghan is retiring as the Executive Director. The Executive Director is critical to the success of Illinois’ community colleges and is viewed as the leader in their legislative advocacy for policy, business and industrial networking, and funding sources.While the specific qualifications and characteristics necessary for this leader are identified below, in short a leader with a vision for community colleges, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to move the community college forward in Illinois are critical for the success of ICCTA.
Full application details at https://www.paulygroup.com/Positions/ICCTA/ExecutiveDirector.aspx
Please submit (1) a cover letter that addresses the Minimum Qualifications and Desired Characteristics; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of five professional references electronically to email@example.com as Word or Adobe attachments by March 18, 2019.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; Master’s degree preferred.
Previous experience in association management or community colleges.
Lobbying experience, preferably in advancing the mission of community colleges
Experience in higher education environment, preferably a community college
Developing alternative methods for raising funds for an association
Success in renewing and further building on relationships within an organization
Ability to facilitate discussions between business and industry and institutions of higher education
Demonstrated ability to use technology in meetings, marketing and social media to increase participation and advance the mission of an association
Willingness to extensively travel to community colleges located throughout the State of Illinois
Ability to communicate and advocate for a vision for community college policy
Success in securing funding for the cause of an association
About Illinois Community College Trustees Association
Illinois’ community college system comprises a strong, comprehensive network of 39 districts and 48 colleges that educates more than 800,000 students each year. The Illinois Community College Trustees Association is a voluntary statewide organization created in 1970 to provide legislative advocacy and professional development opportunities for the state’s public community college boards. Representing trustees at the local, state and national levels, ICCTA is among the most active and influential of state education organizations.