Executive Director

Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director.  The Association was founded in 1969 to facilitate collaborations among the six private higher education institutions of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania: Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian University, and Muhlenberg College.  In recent years, LVAIC has facilitated new academic collaborations, expanded shared administrative and business opportunities, and initiated cross college sustainability planning.

The Executive Director of LVAIC will lead the implementation of a new strategic plan and foster collaborative opportunities across a range of academic, administrative, and student-focused programs and projects.  The Executive Director works closely with the presidents of each institution and is a member of the LVAIC Board of Directors, comprised of the presidents of each member institution.  The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, comprised of cross-functional senior leadership of each member institution, will be a resource for implementing the strategic plan and new initiatives and collaborations.  Additionally, the Executive Director works with LVAIC senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students to support ongoing collaborations as well as seek new opportunities for programs, projects, and financial resources.

The Executive Director must have experience in higher education administration; and be knowledgeable of the structure, workings, and constraints facing private, independent higher education. Master’s degree or above preferred.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to higher education, and possess managerial, budgetary, and supervisory skills. The position requires the ability to build consensus and balance multiple priorities, and interpersonal skills essential to successful collaborations.  Experience with consortium activities is a plus, as is seeking, managing, and administering external funding.  The Executive Director is expected to spend significant time in the Lehigh Valley working with the staff and the colleges within the consortium.

Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Plus. Submit nominations and application materials to LVAIC@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications include a letter of interest that addresses the position requirements, a current resumé/CV, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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