What is the role of the Search Committee?
The Search Committee’s role includes assistance in identifying and encouraging candidates to apply for the position. The Committee develops interview questions, participates in the selection of candidates to be interviewed, and conducts semi-final interviews. The District Chancellor has hiring authority for the President of Estrella Mountain Community College and negotiates the successful candidate’s employment contract.
What is the composition of the Search Committee?
The Search Committee is composed of those who represent various constituencies of Estrella Mountain Community College and the District community at large. We have made every possible effort to make sure that the Search Committee reflects the College community at large.
Is Maricopa Community Colleges using a search consultant?
The District has retained Gold Hill Associates as its search consulting firm. Gold Hill Associates is dedicated solely to community college executive searches.
Search Firm Contact Information:
- Preston Pulliams, Ed.D., President, Gold Hill Associates, email@example.com, 503-704-3425 (mobile)
- Katherine (Kathi) Hiyane-Brown, Ph.D., Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-432-1081 (mobile)
Why is the College using a search firm?
The District is using a search firm for a number of reasons including assistance in identifying and proactively recruiting talented candidates for the Estrella Mountain Community College President position - especially those candidates who are not currently looking for a new position - and in screening and evaluating potential candidates in partnership with the Search Committee. The search firm also assists with many other aspects of the search process, including the development of the Position Profile, advertising and recruitment materials, search process Timeline, document preparation, assistance to the Search Committee in the execution of its responsibilities, and the evaluation of potential candidates and thorough background and reference checking.
All inquiries regarding this search are to be directed to the search firm whose responsibility it is to identify and attract the best possible candidates for the position, respond to all nominations and advertising inquiries, screen and evaluate backgrounds and credentials guided by the Position Profile and make recommendations to the Search Committee and the District regarding those candidates best qualified for the College President position.
What will the Search Committee and the search consultant do to ensure a diverse candidate pool?
MCCCD and Gold Hill Associates are committed to identifying a diverse pool of candidates. Gold Hill has a rich diversity network, has experience and a strong track record recruiting diverse candidates, and will provide critical access for any successful diversity recruitment effort.
How does someone apply for the position?
The application target date is April 08, 2019. View the Position Profile, then the Position Announcement, which contains all application information.
How do you nominate someone for the position?
Please get your nominations, recommendations and referrals to the search firm in advance of the application target date of April 08, 2019. You may nominate someone for the position by providing his/her name and contact information to the search consultants. The search firm will then contact the individual discuss the position using the Position Profile as a guide and assess the person as a potential candidate. All nominations will be treated with the level of confidentiality requested by the person offering the nomination, recommendation or referral. This means you can nominate someone anonymously.
How will we know how the search is progressing?
This is a confidential search process. Confidentiality ensures the integrity of the search and provides the search firm the greatest flexibility in attracting the widest range of qualified candidates for the position. Please refer periodically to this search website for any important updates.
The work of the Search Committee is also confidential and Search Committee members will not be able to share with you details of their meetings and discussions, but will respectfully refer you to this website.
All inquiries should be directed to the search consultant.
Where is the position being advertised?
- MCCCD website
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Other portals or sites to attract diverse interest
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. Diverse and inclusive, the District encourages interest from all protected class applicants.
Maricopa Community College Board Policy (6 A 12) on Ethics states "employees are responsible and accountable for their personal and professional actions as they carry out their assignments."
Information pertaining to the employee selection process is confidential. Discussion of committee deliberations and determinations with anyone other than fellow committee members and authorized administrators is considered professionally unethical.
It is recommended that you refer applicant or media inquiries regarding employment processes to your Employee Services representative.
Committee members should present any relationship/knowledge of an applicant to the committee for complete disclosure. If by virtue of a current or former friendship or other association with an applicant, a committee member cannot consider all applicants fairly and impartially, the member should not participate in the selection proceedings.
Hiring of Relatives
An employee may not initiate or participate in any institutional decision involving a direct benefit to a member or members of his/her immediate family (Board Policy 13.1), including serving as the immediate supervisor. Such involvements include, but are not limited to, participating in recommendations regarding initial employment, retention, or promotion.