Southern Maine Community College


The Board of Trustees and the President of the Maine Community College System invite applications and nominations for the position of President of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) located in South Portland, Maine.  Southern Maine Community College, the largest college in the Maine Community College System, is situated along Casco Bay.

SMCC is a dynamic learning environment with two campuses, offsite and online courses, more than 40 academic programs, offers both credit and noncredit offerings, and has about 6,000 students. SMCC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

As a priority, the Board of Trustees seeks a president who has the ability, and vision to continue the college’s commitment to enhancing student success through Guided Pathways and delivering high-quality education and training to include experience in creating partnerships between two- and four-year colleges. The Board also seeks a president who can lead SMCC during a period of changing student demographics and its expanding role in economic and workforce development. The president has the responsibility of institutional leadership, long-term planning, and fostering an environment that is conducive to learning.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate outstanding skills in performance-based education and training, strategic planning, and communication, as well as success in team building, participatory management, and the implementation of economic development strategies.  Candidates are also expected to understand the role of the college in economic development and be willing to play a leadership role in promoting opportunities in the region.  In addition, along with a combination of administrative, teaching, or management experience and a proven leadership record to include fiscal and facilities management, candidates must possess: a master’s degree and be currently enrolled in a doctoral program, or a master’s degree and the willingness to enter a doctoral program.  Candidates with a doctorate preferred.

The college and the system are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive working environment where diversity among students, staff and faculty is valued. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and an inclusive working and learning environment.

A review of applications will begin on or about October 13, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.  Application materials must include a cover letter that addresses how the candidate’s background and abilities meet the criteria set forth in the job posting and that includes a statement of the candidate’s management and educational philosophy (cover letter not to exceed 600 words).  Application materials must also include a resume and three references.  Application materials are uploaded when the online application is completed.

MCCS is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and non-discriminatory environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact the MCCS Affirmative Action Office (207)629-4000.  TTY Dial Maine Relay 711.

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