Acting President, Broward College

Broward College

Willis Holcombe Center, FL

ID: 7183130 (Ref.No. REQ-000041097)
Posted: September 27, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

Location: Broward County, Florida

Broward College is conducting a search for a dynamic individual to serve in the role of Acting President. We are seeking an extraordinary leader to join an exceptional culture, team, and institution. The individual selected for this critical leadership role will thrive in a culture that pursues excellence while maintaining the highest level of respect for each other as colleagues.

Broward College is a premier educational institution, deeply committed to transforming students’ lives and enriching our diverse community through academic excellence, innovation, and meaningful career opportunities. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume, cover letter, and three references. The posting will close on Sunday, October 1, 2023; applicant review will commence on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Position Overview:

The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Broward College, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and seasoned leader, working in tandem with various internal and external stakeholders. The individual will play a pivotal role in advancing the college's mission, values, and vision by leading its academic, administrative, and financial trajectories.

• Current Broward College employee; or
• Former Broward College employee; or
• Former Board of Trustee member of Broward College



Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree required.
  • An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution is highly desired.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Fifteen or more years of successful senior-level administrative experience in higher education.
  • Proficiency in planning, management, and oversight within a higher education framework.
  • Demonstrable skill in budgetary planning and strategic formulation.
  • Solid networking connections within national, regional, and state educational circles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and gain buy-in from diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the academic ecosystem, its administrative nuances, and operational best practices.
  • Strong ethical standards and a commitment to Broward College’s values and mission.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership direction ensuring the college's mission is fulfilled. This encompasses the planning, administration, and continuous improvement of college-wide programs.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Trustees in strategic planning, analysis, and evaluation of the institution's effectiveness.
  • Outline the college’s long and short-term goals, organizational structure, and staffing framework.
  • Administer and sustain programs and operations to align with the college's objectives.
  • Champion an environment that encourages staff development and high morale.
  • Strengthen relationships with faculty, students, staff, and other institutions, uplifting the college's public reputation.
  • Establish and nurture professional ties with higher education entities, seeking collaborative ventures, and liaising with legislative bodies on community college matters.

Broward College Cultural Attributes:

Care for People – Leaders who Care for People are approachable and available to their teams, create an environment of appreciation; provide support and coaching for their team members’ careers and skill development; treat everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of an individual’s position, point of view, or background.

Character – A leader’s character is expected to be ethical, fair, compassionate, and respectful of others. Demonstrates a willingness to acknowledge their own errors, as well as models equitable and fair decision-making.

Competence - Competent leaders use a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment to provide guidance, advice, constructive feedback, and resolutions to team members. Leaders deliver commitments on time and with high quality and take advantage of professional development.

Composure - Composed leaders establish and maintain effective relationships with customers; demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges and manage their own stress levels. They also welcome diversity of thought and embrace the messenger – are open to receiving bad news without getting upset at the person delivering the news.

Courage - Courageous leaders cope with change and uncertainty and adjust to unpredictable situations. Leaders spotlight their own fallibility, when necessary, by acknowledging gaps in their knowledge or skills and make decisions as required, even when lacking all the information they would have liked to have.

About Broward College

Broward College is a nationally ranked institution of higher education in Broward County, Florida, providing residents and non-residents with access to high-quality, affordable education.

The College offers several areas of study, including certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, bachelor's degrees, and continuing education courses.

Broward College is the largest institution of higher education in Broward County, serving approximately 50,000 students annually representing 150 countries of origin and 50 languages. Around half of our students are Pell grant recipients, and approximately half of our students are first generation college students.  With more than 4,000 colleagues, Broward College serves as a critical economic engine for Broward College, generating more than 1.7 billion in economic impact for Broward County, and driving opportunities for economic mobility for all of Broward County. 

Broward College has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 community colleges in America by the Aspen Institute.  The College continues to receive recognition for its transformational work to improve institutional culture and care for its employees as recognized by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2022 National HR Excellence Award.

As an equal access and employment opportunity institution, Broward College is committed to a tradition of increasing and retaining an intellectually, culturally, and ethnically diverse student body and workforce and focusing on the success of our students, faculty, and staff while strengthening our local and global communities.

Job Title

Acting President, Broward College


Position Number



Job Status

Full time Interim



Broward College



Willis Holcombe Center


Pay Grade




$250,000 - $350,000 (Salary commensurate with education and experience)


Work Shift

First Shift


Work Schedule



Hours Per Week



Posting End Date




A cover letter, resume and three references are required along with your online application. Interviews will begin on October 3, 2023.


Designated Essential Personnel



FLSA Status



Position Classification



Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7449, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.