The Board of Tabor College is prayerfully seeking the next president to lead Tabor forward.
For 113 years, Tabor has faithfully carried out its Christ-centered mission, “preparing people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and his kingdom.” Thousands and thousands of students have come to Tabor and experienced a Christ-centered, Liberal Arts education that has been life-transforming; and, in response, have proceeded on to minister Christ’s redemptive love to a world in need. Our graduates have been recognized for their influence and accomplishment in virtually every form of endeavor. Tabor’s next president will steward this legacy and, with God’s grace, guide the school to even greater success.
We enthusiastically seek “to be the college of choice for students who seek a life-transforming, academically excellent, globally relevant, and decidedly Christian education.” We believe that Tabor is exactly the kind of school that the world needs and the kind of education that the college is uniquely positioned to offer. Building on the school’s rich history, generous constituents, beautiful campus, strong balance sheet, and talented faculty, coaches, and staff, Tabor is poised for an incredible future. Tabor’s next president will have the privilege and responsibility of charting the way toward making this vision a greater reality.
We believe that the years ahead will bring both immense opportunities and also inevitable challenges. Tabor is not alone in grappling with the structural challenges and complexities facing higher education; dealing with the increased division, partisanship, and polarization in our nation; experiencing the familiar reality of needing to do more with less; and adjusting to the rapid pace of technological change, not to mention delivering an education in the midst of a global pandemic. These challenges, and others, are very real.
Facing these headwinds and leading Tabor forward will require a special kind of person. Tabor’s next president must be a person whose deep faith and servant leadership enables him or her to lead with wisdom and courage. We are looking for a collaborative, unifying leader; a gifted fundraiser; a skilled communicator, and a business-minded executive. We’re looking for a person who authentically loves people, believes in Christian liberal arts education, is innovative and entrepreneurial, and can continue the work of building a culture of excellence, collegiality, hospitality, trust, and service.
For that person, this position represents an amazing opportunity to shape the future of an exceptional institution and to make an enormous difference – directly and indirectly – in the lives of thousands of people.
We invite you to learn more about Tabor, the position, the leadership agenda, and the qualifications required in the full Search Prospectus.
If you feel that your values, abilities, and experiences make you a good match for Tabor College, we warmly invite you to begin the inquiry process.
To apply, please provide the following documents and responses for review.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- A detailed cover letter, addressing your interest in, and perceived alignment with, the position.
- Names, contact information (telephone numbers and email addresses) for five references who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for this role. (References will not be contacted without your permission).
- A personal statement of faith. Describe your spiritual journey, and how your faith informs both your personal and professional life.
Please submit this information in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applications and nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidential inquiries may be made to email@example.com, or
Jeff Nikkel Susan Koslowsky
Search Team Chair Board Chair
The position is open until filled but only applications received by March, 1, 2021, can be assured full consideration.
Tabor College is a Christian liberal arts college whose faculty affirm a shared Statement of Faith. Tabor is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws. For more information about Tabor College, please visit www.tabor.edu.
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