Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits
experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to
enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have
different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining
agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits,
additional details are available on the Human
- Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible
plan with a health savings account option).
- A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes
coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
- Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary
retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
- Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your
- Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions
- Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal
- Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late
The Executive Director of the Lakeshore Campus is responsible
for leading the operations of GRCC's Lakeshore Campus, and working
with the Provost and Deans to support programs and courses at the
Lakeshore Campus. The Executive Director will create and sustain a
working environment on the Lakeshore Campus that demonstrates a
spirit of collaboration, innovation, access, and inclusion. The
successful candidate will have a deep understanding of and
experience with the critical role community colleges play in the
fabric of a community. The Executive Director will work in
cooperation with The Provost and Deans to sustain programs relevant
to students and the Lakeshore community. To successfully achieve
these results the Executive Director will need to cultivate
effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide operational leadership, support, and supervision for
the Lakeshore Campus.
- Collaborate with leadership across the College to recommend and
develop short and long-term goals for the Lakeshore Campus,
including working in close partnership with the Provost and Deans
to recommend the development and implementation of programs, course
offerings, and enrollment targets.
- Develop partnerships within the Lakeshore community.
- Facilitate regular meetings of the Lakeshore Advisory Council
in collaboration with the Provost and Deans.
- Actively participate and engage within the Lakeshore
- Serve as a GRCC representative within and for the Lakeshore
- Advocate to the College leadership for the needs of the
- Provide regular updates to the Provost regarding the activities
of and opportunities for the Lakeshore Campus.
- Responsible for tracking & monitoring enrollment at the
- Advance the development of equity-centered best practices to
provide access and success on the Lakeshore Campus.
- Advocate for staff and programs on the Lakeshore Campus.
- Identify new streams of revenue potential for the Lakeshore
- Ensure alignment of the Lakeshore Campus to the Provost's
vision, the College's Strategic Plan and mission of the
- Support, hire, supervise, and evaluate professional support
staff assigned to the Lakeshore Campus. Convene regular meetings,
establish work expectations, and complete annual performance
- Set standards for hiring new staff and regularly review the
hiring processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
- Allocate resources and other systemic supports to promote
professional development for staff.
- Participate in College-wide planning as appropriate, including
but not limited to planning related to the strategic plan, budget
development, emergency response, and facility master planning.
- Actively participate in and retain membership in such statewide
and national organizations and activities as are appropriate for
the maintenance and improvement of programs.
- Monitor legislative activity and best practices for student
- Participate and provide feedback in Lakeshore recruitment and
marketing initiatives as requested.
- Participates in collective bargaining teams, as needed and
assigned by the President.
- Other duties as assigned by the Provost.
- Master's degree from an accredited institution in an academic
discipline offered by the College, Higher Education Administration,
Educational Leadership, or a closely related field is
- Minimum of three years prior experience in a role responsible
for oversight of educational programming or services or of an
educational center is required.
- Demonstrated leadership is required.
- Supervisory experience of staff is required.
- Experience working in a community college is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience with developing and moving forward
initiatives that advance equity, access, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated successful leadership of complex, collaborative
- Demonstrated successful advocacy for students and students'
- The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated
for our candidates through the evidence-based selection
- Information Skills
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Getting Information
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
- Developing Objectives and Strategies
- Developing and Building Teams
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
- Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
- Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
- Interacting With Computers
- Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
- Proven ability to work effectively both as a team leader and a
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications
- Highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
- Demonstrated understanding of the significance of cultural
competency and an understanding and appreciation for equity and
- Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal
contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks according to required
deadlines, and maintain composure under high stress
- Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all
interactions with others.
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- The position requires long periods of sitting, standing,
reading, and writing, listening and speaking.
- Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated
health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our
GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.
- Must be able to attend functions off campus and work
weekends/evenings as required.
- Professional travel required.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online
applications for this position athttps://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a
cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply
for this position will close on May 19, 2023 at
11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal
opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning
and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of
each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal
educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race,
color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight,
national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial
status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities,
services, employment and advancement including admissions to,
access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required
by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all
aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment,
including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to
identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination
on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college
will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for
bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an
investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO
Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.