Office of the President · Brimley, Michigan
Department Office of the President
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive
Compensation Consideration for remuneration will be based on qualifications.

Job Summary:


The President is the chief executive officer of the Bay Mills Community College and performs duties and responsibilities of a Tribally Controlled Community College President.  The President leads the campus community to provide quality educational opportunities, promote research and facilitate individual development in an accessible, community-based, and culturally diverse environment that supports and maintains the Anishinaabek culture and language.  The President will create and maintain a positive, student-centered atmosphere, integrated with traditional Native American values, to promote the preservation of customs and beliefs of Native Americans and prepare students to assume responsible roles in their respective communities.


Please watch this overview of the position:  BMCC Presidential Presentation


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Represent Bay Mills Community College as its chief executive officer and official spokesperson with tribal, local, state and federal governments, agencies, and lawmakers. And, the ability to develop collaborative partnerships with Tribal, local community, school and business leaders to carry out the mission of the College.
  • Embrace, exemplify, and lead the college's core Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and standards of practice. Ensuring that the college translates stakeholders' needs and evolving economic and demographic and technological needs into relevant programs and services.
  • Translate strategic priorities into operational reality; align communication, accountability, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
  • Exhibit commitment to excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, including leading a student-centered and student success-driven college, a commitment to relevant learning environments and technology, student access and success, institutional accreditation, career readiness, and the assessment of learning.
  • Manage, develop and coordinate all departments, divisions and functions of the college including Academics Affairs, Student Services, Business & Finance, Information Technology, Development, Land Grant Department, Charter School Offices and the Great Lakes Composites Institute. 
  • Recruitment of personnel and the appointment, promotion and dismissal of all staff members.
  • Administration and supervision of all personnel employed by the college, through the chain of command established by the Personnel Policies, and provision of a work environment which encourages active participation and feedback from all employees regarding college operations.
  • Develop and maintain outstanding leadership teams and consistently engage leaders, faculty and staff in ways that significantly improve student access, success, and retention institution wide.
  • Formulation and implementation of the college’s budget, and provision of direction to all departments’ administrative staff regarding appropriate program funding sources to further the mission and goals of the college.
  • Ensure the continued development and implementation of the college’s Strategic Plan in order to provide direction and communicate its goals to the community.
  • Formulate the planning and development of instructional and student services programs, fiscal management protocols, human resource management systems, technology utilization, facility maintenance and improvement, and community and government relations.
  • Develop funding sources to facilitate financial stability for the college and facilitate the creation of an endowment of sufficient size to support one year of college operations.
  • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to: present and explain complex information in a public forum in a clear and concise fashion, leverage negotiation and persuasion skills to maximize customer/stakeholder satisfaction and program success, and deliver difficult messages effectively.
  • Schedule quarterly meetings of the college's Board of Regents and report on all matters pertaining to the educational and operational interests of the college.
  • Make such recommendations and reports as the Board may from time to time require in order to facilitate the Board's taking such actions as may be reasonable and necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities under applicable law and it’s Charter.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Board of Regents.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and tribal laws and legislative processes, executive bodies, and regulatory agencies that support the operations of the college.
  • Ability to advocate effectively on behalf of BMCC and the knowledge of fund-raising and resource development.
  • Oral and written communication skills, personal demeanor and intellect to warrant the respect of tribal communities; peers in higher education; leadership in tribal, state, federal offices, and the chief executives of public and private sector organizations.    
  • Skills that exemplify a strong work ethic, confident decision making, and ability to promote a climate of trust, mutual respect, open inquiry and collaboration
  • Ability to meet a full schedule and travel requirement to engage with governmental agencies, educational associations, project partners, funding agencies, etc.


Education and Experience:


  • Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, in Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, Law, Business, or other relevant field is preferred. Minimum of Master’s Degree required. 
  • Extensive (10 years) experience working in a tribal community college, public school environment, or record of success as a senior-level administrator or executive required. Strong record of academic leadership in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan charter school law, the State legislative process, the State executive bodies, and federal government agencies.
  • Career experience to demonstrate expertise in making data-driven decisions, with evidence of strong financial, operational, technological, and human relation skills.
  • Educational and professional experience that demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and personal understanding of Native American culture.


To Apply:


Before the deadline of June 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EST), interested candidates should:


1.  Upload the following documents:


  • Letter of interest that addresses how the applicant meets the posted requirements
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

2.  Respond to the confirmation email you will be sent and attach the following documents:  

  • Unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees (official transcripts required at time of offer)
  • Proof of tribal enrollment, if claiming preference.
  • Writing sample of candidate’s choice.
  • References:
    • Provide a list of contact information and nature of professional relationship of at least five (5) professional references.
    • Provide a letter of reference from at least three (3) of those contacts. Letters can be uploaded with application materials, or mailed to BMCC, ATT: Human Resources, 12214 W. Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI  49715, or emailed to




The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required in said position. 


In accordance with the Clery Act, Bay Mills Community College’s Annual Security Report is available at the Receptionist's desk in the Administration Building or the Accounting Department upon request. This document provides critical safety information, such as emergency response and preparedness, crime prevention, crime reporting, and timely warnings. This report also includes crime statistics for the past three years.


 It is the policy of BMCC to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. However, BMCC Indian Preference in accordance with the spirit of the Indian Preference Act, PL 88-352-Sec. 707 (1) July 2, 1972, may grant first consideration for employment to Indians.

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  • Location
    Brimley, Michigan
  • Department
    Office of the President
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive
  • Compensation
    Consideration for remuneration will be based on qualifications.