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Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council – Detroit, MI
President and CEO

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) seeks a new President & CEO.  The President & CEO will provide visionary leadership to this network and be responsible for the development of a clear strategy and business plan for the organization. S/he will report to the board, direct a staff and coordinate with constituent affiliates and advisory boards.  The President & CEO will be expected to be the hub of a growing, effective network of business executives, corporate members and MBEs, domestically and internationally. S/he will help to articulate a persuasive agenda and craft new strategies and programs consistent with MMSDC’s mission.  Building on the existing momentum, the President & CEO will be expected to grow existing revenue sources, specifically, membership, the annual conference and business opportunity fair and other events and programs. S/he will support revenue growth through significant personal involvement and by helping to formulate and galvanize board, volunteer and staff efforts.  To read, the full position specification: MMSDC President and CEO Position Specification Final.   Click here to email us.

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority – North Carolina
Chief Revenue Officer

The Raleigh‐Durham Airport Authority (the Authority) in North Carolina, a governmental body responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the Raleigh‐Durham International Airport, seeks a Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer (SVP/CRO) to join its leadership team.  The position offers an incredible leadership opportunity for an innovative business leader to create and implement new revenue‐generating strategies as the Authority positions itself to become a trailblazer in the airport industry for providing a world‐class customer service experience.

Essential Duties Include:

•     Lead the Authority’s revenue management departments, which include parking, property management, business development and marketing

•     Oversee negotiation of complex real estate ground leases related to development, concession, parking, and other revenue‐generating contracts

•     Manage acquisition, leasing, and property management responsibilities related to real property, facilities, and other land development

•     Plan, assign and review work of subordinates; coordinate work with stakeholders.

Desired Training and Education:

•     10 years of extensive, increasingly responsible experience managing multiple lines of diverse business units in a major company, including revenue generation responsibility

•     Five years of experience in strategic sales planning and strategic partnering

•     Law degree or master’s degree in business, finance, marketing or a related field

All candidate application materials and inquiries should be sent electronically in Microsoft Word format and reference “SVP/CRO Search” in the e‐mail subject line.  To read, the full position specification: Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Position Specification for Chief Revenue Officer – FINAL.   Click here to email us.

Elizabeth City State University – North Carolina
Chancellor

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) was founded as a teacher training school for African American students in the historic Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina in 1891.  Today, ECSU is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.  Now at a pivotal moment in its history, ECSU seeks a Chancellor to help redefine its mission and envision its future by leading significant improvements in enrollment growth; teaching, learning and public service innovation; fiscal security and accountability; and community, regional, national and global engagement.  The Chancellor who seeks to lead ECSU into the future must have exceptional qualities and record of experiences, which must include the ability and willingness to do the following:

  • -Develop and proactively communicate a distinctive new direction that maximizes the university’s full potential, based on its strengths and past successes.
  • -Be a change agent who is willing to make bold mission-driven and structural changes for the good of the university.
  • -Differentiate the university’s value proposition, focusing on its holistic academic experience, access and affordability, educational opportunity, nurturing environment, and legacy of student success.
  • -Advance the university’s vision, mission, goals and objectives through strategic budgeting, planning, monitoring and assessment.
  • -Identify, recruit, and develop a strong leadership team that complements the strengths of individual team members.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and names of five professional references (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) by April 30, 2014, to assure full consideration. Those seeking to nominate potential candidates should send a letter of nomination. All inquiries, nominations and application materials should be sent electronically (submit Microsoft Word documents and refer to “ECSU Chancellor Search” in email subject line). Click here to email us.

Harold Washington College – Chicago, IL
President

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508 is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and 13 satellite sites city-wide. CCC is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise its programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals.  Harold Washington College, which is named after Chicago’s first African American mayor,  serves 15,469 diverse students (6,973 are FTE) and is located in a bustling Loop area of downtown Chicago on the corner of Lake and Wabash. Harold Washington offers accessible and affordable opportunities for academic advancement, career development, and personal enrichment.  The Business and Professional Services College to Careers program is headquartered at Harold Washington.

CCC is seeking a candidate strongly committed to diversity, to building strong partnerships with local business, civic, and other institutions in support of Harold Washington’s commitment to students of all ages and backgrounds. Successful applicants should possess a minimum of 10 years of progressive senior management experience in either an academic institution, business or other organization of similar scope and complexity. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of professional achievement and demonstrated success in strategic planning and fiscal management. Applicants should have the ability to provide effective leadership of the College’s academic programs, accreditation process, and innovative instructional technology initiatives. A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution is preferred. The Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing nominations and applications immediately and will continue to accept them until a President is selected. Application materials should be submitted electronically and should include a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined above, a current resume, and contact information for at least five references. Attachments in Word format preferred.   Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.   Click here to email us.

University of Chicago
Director of Transportation and Parking

The University of Chicago, a private, non-denominational institution with an extraordinary history of world-renowned research and education programs, seeks applicants for the position of Director of Transportation and Parking (Director). The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Office of Transportation and Parking within the Department of Safety and Security. This position directs and administers university-wide commuter, parking, and transit/transportation functions to ensure safe, efficient and economical operation. The University currently has parking for over 2,300 vehicles daily, including one parking structure and 12 surface lots. The Director will oversee the University shuttle service, carpooling, park and ride, and other travel demand management programs, as well as day-to-day campus transportation services provided through contracts with providers including the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and private contractors.

The Director coordinates with University and Medical Center administration, including the Office of Campus and Student Life and works closely as a liaison to the University’s Office of Civic Engagement as directly related to parking and transit matters.   Additionally, the Director markets and promotes the parking and transit programs to the University community and various key stakeholders. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Management Operations within Safety and Security, the Director leads two Assistant Directors who in turn manage a total workforce of five.

Applicants must possess at least five years of public administration, business, parking and/or transit operations or related experience.  Requirements: at least three years of management and financial experience; strategic long-range planning; broad knowledge of parking, transportation, and transit system operation, safety and management; ability to conceptualize, design, and implement business and operating systems; excellent interpersonal and communication skills – including listening, negotiation, conflict resolution and persuasion; and a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving performance. Knowledge of economic and public policy to shape transportation behavior is preferred, as is knowledge of transportation trends, laws and regulations. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in planning, public administration, marketing or communications preferred.  To read the full position announcement, click here: Director of Transportation and Parking Position Specification.   Click here to email us.

Yale University – New Haven, CT
Director of Plant Operations
Director of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance

The Office of Facilities at Yale University seeks two outstanding leaders to serve as Directors of the Department of Plant Operations and the Department of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance.  Yale’s Central, West and School of Medicine campuses cover 1,000+ acres within the greater New Haven, Connecticut, area and include more than 440 buildings, encompassing 16.7 million square feet of space.  Yale is a “city within a city” for over 25,000 students, faculty and staff.

Director of Plant Operations: Oversee 25 supervisors with ultimate oversight for 250 service and maintenance staff responsible for the physical appearance and the daily operation of Yale’s buildings, including Physical Plant Trade Services (i.e., controls, electrical, plumbing, planned maintenance; structural trades, including carpentry, roofing, sheet metal and glazing) in addition to Fire Code Compliance Services and the Customer Service Center.  Provide a high level of customer service to the Yale community by establishing service-level agreements with departmental customers within budgetary constraints; developing procedures and processes to ensure compliance with these service agreements; and creating an organizational culture that embraces continual improvement as well as personal accountability at all levels.  To read the full position specification: Yale University Position Specification for Director of Plant Operations.

Director of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance: Oversee 34 supervisors with ultimate oversight for 300 service and maintenance staff providing grounds maintenance (landscaping, snow removal, waste collection, and recycling services activities) for all three campuses of university properties, including athletic fields, green roofs, historic trails and botanical gardens.  Develop and incorporate innovative thought, technology, and best practices to continually improve how the organization functions and delivers services required to maintain and operate Yale’s buildings, including preventive maintenance, emergency response to all weather conditions and natural disasters, landscaping and construction projects, and support of special events and activities.  Create and implement safety training programs and sustainable programs and initiatives.  Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) or Facilities Management Certification (CFM) preferred.  To read the full position specification: Yale University Position Specification for Director of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance.

Candidates for both positions must possess: Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, business administration, management or a related field; 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and demonstrated experience in a leadership position, including well-developed supervisory skills and experience with performance management and feedback.  Facilities leaders with experience participating in joint union labor/management initiatives preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining interest and how experience aligns with position responsibilities and requirements; current resume; and the names and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references.  Send all materials and/or inquiries (reference “Yale University” in the subject line) to The Hollins Group Inc. via email.  Click here to email us.