Special Assistant to the President

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Special Assistant to the President position. The Special Assistant to the President supports the President in the planning and execution of a wide range of College-wide initiatives. The Special Assistant will work collaboratively with the President's Cabinet and Board of Trustees to provide assistance, resources, and/or additional staff support for follow-up on issues/concerns, projects, or programs emanating from the Office of the President. As a member of the President's senior leadership team, this position provides operational leadership, support, and/or, supervision for high-priority projects, and ensures coordinated implementation of high-level decisions. The Special Assistant will assist the President in planning and directing all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the Office of the President, and represent the President at internal and external events when needed. The Special Assistant will maintain an informed understanding of the President's immediate priorities, deadlines, and expectations for projects and/or responses to issues and concerns; while maintaining a high level of confidentiality in discussing faculty, staff, student, and, or, Board of Trustees matters.

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at jobs.ccp.edu, or click the “Apply” button.

Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master's degree in a related field required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in higher education.

• Knowledge and experience in models of continuous improvement for large complex institutions.

• Demonstrated ability to manage and meet multiple and constantly challenging deadlines.

• Self-directed and results-oriented with the ability to work with little supervision and the ambiguity of an ever-changing set of priorities.

• Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

• Highly collaborative and strong work ethic.

• A high level of professionalism, tact, discretion, confidentiality, and integrity required.

• Proven ability to collaborate well with others required.

• Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills required.

• Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through and drive projects to completion required.

• Strong leadership skills and proven success leading projects of varying complexity required.

• Strong analytical, critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills required.

• An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate degree preferred.

• Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in higher education preferably at a community college.

• Previous experience working directly for a member of a senior leadership team, college/president's cabinet staff member preferred.


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