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Title:
Chancellor, UH Hilo
Position Number:
0089064
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Location:
Hilo, Hawaii
Date Posted:
January 31, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins February 28, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Permanent
Funding:
General

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. I. INTRODUCTION
  2. University of Hawai'i at Hilo (UH Hilo) seeks a strong and experienced academic leader to serve as Chancellor. The next Chancellor will ensure UH Hilo's continued excellence as an indigenous serving institution and in teaching and scholarship in order to best serve students and the State.
  3. The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UH Hilo) was founded in 1947 and has carried its name since 1970. UH Hilo is a public liberal arts and science university within the ten-campus University of Hawai‘i system, and offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum with opportunities for research and hands-on learning based on the unique environment of Hawai?i Island. With an enrollment fluctuating between 3,000 and 4,000 students, UH Hilo offers approximately 50 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and over 25 certificates in various fields of study, some of them unique in the State of Hawai‘i. UH Hilo is home to the only school of pharmacy in the state and a unique doctoral program in indigenous language and culture revitalization. UH Hilo is ranked nationally in the top 10 for student diversity among four-year public institutions. UH Hilo plays a role in islandwide and statewide economic development, civic engagement, and community outreach, and its location provides a natural living laboratory for geology, astronomy, agriculture and marine sciences. Like the UH System, UH Hilo is an indigenous serving institution and is committed to teaching and scholarship in order to best serve students and the state. UH Hilo is a land grant institution with many of these attributes and therefore, can be a leader fostering innovative solutions and approaches to solving current challenges and problems.
  4. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the institution and reports to the University of Hawai‘i President. As an Officer of the UH System, the Chancellor is a member of the President's senior executive team and of the Council of Chancellors. The Chancellor develops campus initiatives along with faculty, staff and students, and represents and promotes campus interests to the rest of the UH System and to all its stakeholders on the island and beyond.
  5. The Chancellor provides both administrative and academic leadership to the campus, and is responsible for all aspects of its operation. As the administrative leader, the Chancellor is expected to promote a system of shared governance that is based on the values of collegiality, transparency, and excellence. As the academic leader, the Chancellor is expected to foster a vibrant academic climate and support outstanding scholarship and innovation, cultivating an environment in which effective and creative teaching, research, and outreach can flourish.
  6. UH Hilo enjoys a wealth of land assets. The UH Hilo Research and Technology Park represents a future opportunity where land development and science innovation can complement each other. A current high priority for land development is the creation of a commercial mixed-use district to stimulate engaging campus life while generating at least a moderate revenue flow. Developing UH Hilo’s land assets should additionally advance the college town identity of Hilo. This initiative is an integral part of the UH Hilo vision for a University Village that will add to campus attractiveness and be a magnet to attract, recruit and retain students.
  7. UH Hilo is a campus with both challenges and immense opportunities. The Chancellor must inspire the campus and community and possess the management ability to assemble and lead a campus team that is able to work in concert to facilitate engagement of all stakeholders to advance the vision and achieve the potential of the campus.
  8. II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  9. Chief Campus Executive Officer and System Officer (40%)
  10. Serves as the chief executive officer of UH Hilo and as an officer of the University of Hawai‘i System. As CEO of UH Hilo, provides executive leadership in academic affairs, research, undergraduate and graduate/professional education, professional training, student affairs, athletics, administration, finance and budget, human resources including the promotion of diversity, equality and affirmative action, facilities management, capital improvements, and other aspects of developing, planning, administering, and managing the operations of the campus.
  11. Provides executive leadership in the development and implementation of long-range plans, goals, and objectives to improve the quality, direction and priorities of teaching, research, and administration in full compliance with accreditation standards and requirements. Designs and oversees programs to ensure student diversity, access, and support for under-represented groups.
  12. Works with the President, other Chancellors and other University executives and administrators in the coordinated planning, development and operations of all system campuses. Keeps the President, and through the President, the Board of Regents, fully informed concerning the operations, needs and priorities of UH Hilo.
  13. Operations (35%)
  14. Ensures that day-to-day operations, administration and management are executed efficiently, and allocates and reallocates resources, as appropriate, in conformity with governing institutional priorities, applicable laws, rules and policies.
  15. Works with governance bodies and advisory groups, including the UH Hilo Faculty Congress, which has primary responsibility in fundamental academic areas, representative student and staff groups, the Athletics Advisory Board, Native Hawaiian Hanakahi Council, and other constituencies to ensure effective and transparent systems of shared governance.
  16. Administers and implements Board of Regents and Executive policies and procedures; as appropriate, promulgates campus directives and instructions for UH Hilo. Makes recommendations to the President regarding system-level policies and procedures based on campus experiences or needs.
  17. External Relations (25%)
  18. Provides executive leadership in raising funds and obtaining resources for UH Hilo to enhance the ability of the institution to provide financial support for students, and to provide resources for innovative and creative enterprises, endowments, and academic programs and services.
  19. Develops and executes a vision of growth that includes land and commercial development in support of facilities and programming that enhances the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students.
  20. Develops and oversees agreements, partnerships, and exchanges with other educational institutions and organizations, within the UH System, nationally and internationally.
  21. Represents UH Hilo to the Hawai‘i legislature and other State and federal governmental bodies. Works with governmental agencies to advance UH Hilo's programs.
  22. Develops and maintains effective relations with the community, legislature, other UH campuses, and other internal and external organizations.
  23. Serves as the chief public voice, interpreter, liaison, and advocate for UH Hilo to internal and external constituencies.
  24. Represents, promotes, and advances UH Hilo by participating in state, national, and international organizations, and in civic and charitable organizations, serving as the official representative of UH Hilo as appropriate.
  25. Provides executive leadership in establishing and enhancing the image of UH Hilo’s image in community. Earns and maintains the trust of the community. Facilitates opportunities for the University and community to support each other.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Academic rank of full professor or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment.
  3. Professional experience in higher education academic and financial administration of undergraduate and graduate/professional programs as well as research or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience.
  4. Experience at the dean's level or comparable that involved designing and implementing successful programs and initiatives, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience.
  5. Demonstrated record of successful leadership in teaching, scholarship, service and community engagement.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to shared governance and collaborative leadership.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, legislators, state and federal officials, and the general public.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies.
  9. Ability to understand and work effectively with multicultural populations in higher education environments.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Administrative experience at a university with extensive undergraduate and graduate/professional programs as well as research programs.
  2. Administrative experience at a university belonging to a multi-level state university system, which included planning, developing, and articulating programs in such a system as well as coordinating programs with local K-12 education institutions.
  3. Experience with and understanding of strategic enrollment management plans and other related initiatives impacting student recruitment, retention and graduation.
  4. Demonstrated experience with successful academic and/or administrative innovation.
  5. Experience with managing large-scale funded research programs, projects, or institutes.
  6. Experience and demonstrated record of success in raising funds in support of University’s priorities.
  7. Experience with higher education finance.
  8. Demonstrated successful leadership experience in a unionized environment.
  9. Demonstrated ability and record of success to bring campus groups together around new ideas and/or initiatives.
  10. Proven track record of working effectively with faculty, students, governing boards, advisory groups, legislative bodies, local government officials, and community and business leaders.
  11. Experience working with, and understanding the importance of empowering Native Hawaiians or other indigenous people and ethnic minorities in higher education.
  12. Knowledge and appreciation of the importance of the Hawaiian language and culture, with dedication to and understanding of Hawaiian values associated with malama aina, respect and care for land and its natural resources.
  13. respect and care for land and its natural resources.
  14. Experience with international education, especially within the Asia-Pacific region.
  15. Experience with intercollegiate athletics.

To Apply:
Updated instructions 6/29/18. Nominations, inquiries and applications are being accepted for the position. Continuous recruitment; first review of applications began on February 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To view search information, go to: https://www.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/uhh-chancellor/ Witt/Kieffer has been selected to assist us with this search. To submit an application, email UHHiloChancellor@wittkieffer.com including letter of interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and names of five (5) professional references including title and contact information. References will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate. A background check will be made prior to employment.
Inquiries:
  1. Witt-Kieffer; 630-575-6929; UHHiloChancellor@wittkieffer.com
  2. Farrah-Marie Gomes, UH Hilo VC for Student Affairs; 808 932-7445; fmgomes@hawaii.edu
  3. Vassilis Symros, UH Sys VP Research & Innovation; 808 956-5006; syrmos@hawaii.edu

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