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Thomas College
04901, Waterville
Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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About Thomas College: Thomas College, located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Waterville, Maine, is a friendly, welcoming community of learners. At Thomas College education is more intimate, student experiences are more personal, and everyone knows one another by name. It’s a place where undergraduates and graduate students thrive in a close-knit and supportive setting, learning in small classes from faculty and staff with real world experience in the arts and sciences, business, and education fields.  Celebrating 130-years of innovation in education, its mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives and launch careers that meaningfully contribute to both their workplaces and communities. Learn more at      

Position Overview: Thomas College is seeking an experienced and visionary leader for the position of President to serve as the chief executive officer of the College, providing strategic direction, preserving its culture of educational innovation with a personal student experience, and ensuring the overall success of the institution.

The next successful President of the College will:

  • Grow enrollment, consistent with the mission and strategic plan,
  • Implement and execute successful strategic campaigns,
  • Advance development and long-term stability of the institution through strong relationships with key businesses, governmental and educational leaders at local, state and national levels,
  • Be an integral part of preparing students to be leaders in their chosen field(s) through educational innovation and contributing to a positive student experience,
  • Oversee the financial health of the College working closely with the COO and CFO,
  • Support the advancement team to strengthen alumni relations and leverage alumni networks for student success,
  • Foster a culture of academic excellence, and the strong sense of community and inclusivity that differentiates Thomas from others,
  • Model Thomas’ welcoming culture by being a visible presence with all communities on the campus,
  • Be committed to providing the necessary leadership, guidance, and resources to promote campus diversity, mutual respect, fairness and appreciation of differences.

Qualifications include:

  • Proven strategic and operational leadership at the senior level in a complex institution,
  •   Ability to develop, communicate and drive execution of a compelling vision,
  •   Proven success identifying and developing new sources of revenue and managing and increasing financial resources through fundraising, capital campaigns, grants, revenue growth and strong financial management,
  • Demonstrated record of building strong relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders to support growth and long-term stability,
  • Success in building teams including empowering, mentoring, delegating, and rallying the community around a common goal,
  • Strong communication skills; listening, speaking, and writing,
  • Entrepreneurial inclination and experience, innovativeness, pragmatism, and courage,
  • Proven success as a visible trusted leader, influencer, and unifier with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,
  • Approachable and empathetic,
  • Naturally operates with integrity and transparency,
  • Terminal degree in a relevant field and experience in academics preferred, master’s degree required,
  • Ability to work full-time on campus in Waterville, Maine; candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the U.S. will not be considered.


To view the full prospectus please click this link.


Benefits: Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include:  

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children. 


Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.


Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the process will remain open until the new President has been selected. Start date to be approved by the Search Committee and determined based on multiple factors including candidate selected.


Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community.


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