President, Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Massachusetts, United States
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

to direct COFHE’s core activities, including its research agenda, policy analysis activities, and other special services/initiatives; and work collaboratively with established governance committees in support of these areas.

Responsibilities include providing strategic direction/oversight to staff; ensuring the internal culture supports the mission and promotes synergy and collaboration across member campuses; ensuring the organization is financially sound and meets its financial obligations/commitments; facilitating and championing the strategic planning process; implementing systems and processes that leverage performance indicators, policies, and procedures that continuously assess/evaluate organizational impact on member institutions and students; maintaining COFHE’s standards for in-person meetings and opportunities for effective information-sharing; partnering with the board of directors to support and guide COFHE’s governance; representing the organization to internal and external constituencies; and engaging in discussions with member presidents and institutions to ensure COFHE is achieving the right balance of innovative research and member advocacy and support.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (Ph.D. preferred); at least seven years’ senior leadership experience in an academic, administrative, or policy position at a top-ranked, independent, and/or selective liberal arts college/university; significant research skills, preferably in social sciences, including experience as a principal investigator and supervisor of highly skilled, professional research staff; and strong leadership skills, sound research acumen, exceptional execution, and success working on issues that advance research on student pre- and post-college success.  Some experience working for and with a COFHE member institution in the areas of planning, student affairs, admissions, financial aid, academic administration, institutional research, and/or other relevant area would be ideal.

COFHE has offices at two of its member campuses--MIT and Johns Hopkins University.

This position is employed at MIT.

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MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.