Atlantic Cape Presidential Search


The Board of Trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College invites nominations and applications for the position of President of Atlantic Cape Community College. Founded in 1964, Atlantic Cape Community College serves over 7,000 students throughout Atlantic County and Cape May County.

Atlantic Cape's dedicated faculty, staff and administrative team embrace the College's values of: integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence. It is essential that Atlantic Cape's next president also embraces these values and be fully dedicated to carrying out the College's vision of becoming the region's preferred choice for higher education and professional training and a leading catalyst for economic and workforce development. The new President will work with the College to anticipate and fulfill the regions educational needs, strengthen the community's economy, and partner with K-12 and higher education institutions to create seamless educational pathways.

The College offers more than 40 transfer and career degree programs as well as continuing education, professional development and training services. Additionally, the College operates a nationally recognized culinary arts program, casino career program and pilot training program.

Atlantic Cape Community College has three locations to serve its students: Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing Campus is situated on 541 acres in the scenic New Jersey Pine Barrens and is conveniently located 15 miles west of Atlantic City's Boardwalk, 45 miles from Philadelphia and 115 miles from New York City.

Atlantic City, a major tourist destination for the entire region, offers an abundance of entertainment and attractions. Cape May is America's oldest seaside resort and has welcomed visitors for generations with its stunning coastlines and Victorian charm. The entire city of Cape May was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

The President of Atlantic Cape Community College will embrace the entire community, possess impeccable integrity and address the following:

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Understand the region's diverse economy, increase partnerships with businesses and industry and develop programs to quickly respond to the region's changing needs.
  • Reinvigorate Atlantic Cape Community College, enhance community outreach and successfully market the College in order to increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates while simultaneously providing students with a high quality education which will equip students to excel in the workforce.
  • Inspire and engage all constituents, improve communication with stakeholders, increase college-wide accountability and address the unique needs and challenges of the College's three locations.
  • Provide accessible and relevant educational opportunities and serve as a forceful advocate on behalf of all students.
  • Expand and increase partnerships with K-12 systems, colleges and universities throughout the state and region.

Ideal Characteristics:

Atlantic Cape Community College seeks a visionary, innovative and collaborative leader who is committed to excellence and is/has:

  • A student-focused leader dedicated to providing exceptional academic offerings, transfer programs and career technical education for all students.
  • An educational leader with extensive experience developing innovative pathways to successfully recruit and retain students in order to increase enrollment, student success and completion.
  • A strategic thinker who understands workforce needs and is experienced developing programs to anticipate and meet the workforce needs of the region.
  • An innovative and successful fundraiser who is experienced working with college foundations.
  • An ambassador of the College who is experienced interacting with local, state and federal legislatures and other political entities.
  • A well-spoken champion of the College who will become involved throughout the community and build relationships with community members.
  • A strategic risk-taker who will prioritize needs and simultaneously embrace both change and continuity.
  • An inclusive leader who is focused and knowledgeable of issues regarding diversity and equity.
  • Business acumen and a track record of making sound business decisions and managing large and complex budgets.
  • An ability to relate well to all students and understand the needs of first generation students, under-represented students, veterans and students with disabilities, among others.
  • An experienced manager who will prioritize and address infrastructure, facilities and technology needs.
  • Extensive experience with regional accreditation.
  • Experience building relationships with K-12 systems and development and implementing partnerships and articulation agreements with colleges and universities.
  • A creative problem solver who is driven to achieve excellence.
  • Proven experience working effectively with unions and collective bargaining.
  • An academic leader and data-driven decision maker with an understanding of instructional delivery methods.
  • An academic leader with classroom teaching experience.
  • An administrator experienced working with a Board of Trustees.
  • A collaborative team-builder who values input, is open to new ideas and respects and supports faculty, staff and administrators.
  • A respectful, honest, approachable and open-minded leader committed to transparency and values input from faculty, staff, administrators, students and members of the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Successful senior level administrative experience, preferably at a community college.