President

The University College of the Caribbean

The University College of the Caribbean invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position ofPresident

JOB SUMMARY:
The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is the largest and fastest growing private higher education institution in the Caribbean.  UCC’s dynamic leadership, together with its professionally qualified, experienced and committed staff, has exemplified best practice across the institutional development horizon for more than a decade. UCC now seeks to recruit a Caribbean-origin professional with significant academic and leadership experience in higher education, for the currently vacant role of President, at competitive compensation. The selected recruit will assume duties at the beginning of January 2017 or soon thereafter. 

The President will have total responsibilities and accountability for the operations of the Institution and all its outreach centres in Jamaica; and the wider Caribbean and overall marketing of UCC’s Programme & Services, new programmes and services development and the further growth and timely expansion of the Institution in other selected Caribbean islands. 

The President should have an understanding and commitment to the mission of the Institution and student success and a demonstrated ability to work with business, industry, government and the community at large are also important attributes. 

The President is also expected to provide some degree of leadership for obtaining grants from the national corporations and international foundations and multi-laterals to support the various institutional initiatives and projects. 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • Successful record of senior-level leadership in higher education and/or business. Qualified candidates will have earned at least a Doctorate Degree with substantial experience in a senior management position.
  • Experience in Higher Education Administration and Leadership in the English Speaking Caribbean.
  • Substantial experience of effective grant acquisition capabilities and success in fundraising or in a closely comparable field with significant experience in a college, university or system setting with a comprehensive development program;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of successful administrative experience, and will exhibit a capability to recognize talent and to motivate people to excel.
  • Should have experience in i) fundraising and the ability to articulate institutional, programmatic and fundraising goals ii) identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts and helping to conduct fundraising campaigns,  and iii) some experience in proposal or grant writing for non-profit or educational institutions;
  • Effective in various situational leadership roles with a variety of constituencies;
  • Adept at revenue-based budgeting and forecasting. Ability to generate and analyze research data.  Working knowledge of appropriate financial analysis techniques. 

Applications and inquiries may be sent to hr@ucc.edu.jm, with a deadline of December 9, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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