NMICC Executive Director

New Mexico Independent Community Colleges (NMICC), a membership association created to support the comprehensive community college mission of the state’s independently-governed institutions, invites applications for the position of Executive Director to assume leadership of the organization on or about April 1, 2014.

Position Overview

The Executive Director reports to a board composed of the presidents of the member institutions. This individual serves as the full-time professional staff representative of the association in relationships with the legislative and executive branches of state government, and other public postsecondary institutions and organizations. NMICC seeks an experienced leader who can demonstrate a record of personal accountability, collaboration, collegiality, and teamwork.

The following are typical of the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director:

  • Provides liaison on behalf of the association, primarily at the state legislative level
  • Provides leadership on task forces and study groups regarding higher education issues in New Mexico, particularly as they impact community colleges
  • Provides proactive and professional advice and support regarding policy, regulatory and political issues to NMICC members
  • Provides NMICC members with regular, detailed and appropriate communications, analysis, and status reports during legislative sessions
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration between and among members of the organization and with the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, Council of University Presidents, New Mexico Higher Education Department, and other appropriate entities (Department of Finance & Administration, Legislative Finance Committee, etc.)
  • Prepares reports and analyses required by state agencies
  • Coordinates periodic meetings of NMICC, as well as provides appropriate pre- and post-meeting communications


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field is required and an advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will also have extensive professional work experience that demonstrates the skills and personal characteristics identified above.


The salary and benefits for the position of Executive Director will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Information

Additional information about New Mexico Independent Community Colleges and a more detailed job description can be found on the NMICC webpage: http://www.sfcc.edu/nmicc. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, resume, unofficial post-secondary transcripts, and contact information for five references who can address your qualifications for this position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by February 1, 2014. Send application to:

NMICC Executive Director Search
c/o President Steve McCleery
New Mexico Junior College
5417 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, NM 88240