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Presidential Search

Job ID: 106519
Location: USA Bronx
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Executive
Company: Maritime College
Contact: Human Resources
Address: Apply Online
Bronx, NY 10465

Job Description
Presidential Search

The oldest and largest state maritime academy in the nation, known globally for its long legacy of producing leaders in maritime and related fields, seeks a committed new leader to assume the role of President. One of 64 institutions comprising The State University of New York System, Maritime is a residential college located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, New York City. The College is nationally acclaimed for its challenging academic programs, offering a structured cadet life in the regiment for both men and women, or a civilian option with internships. Maritime College prepares students for careers through a content-centered curriculum and a hands-on, team building approach to learning. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, 18 varsity sports, summer training voyages to various countries, ROTC options, and U.S. Coast Guard license and intern programs. Please explore for more information about SUNY Maritime.

SUNY Maritime seeks a new President to serve as the chief executive officer responsible for promoting SUNY Maritime’s unique mission and fulfilling its enormous potential for students and the maritime industries. The new President will report directly to the Chancellor of the SUNY System and play an active role advocating for the College at the state, federal, and international levels. Serving as the face of SUNY Maritime College, the new President will lead the College in defining and achieving an ambitious vision for the future, in fostering strategic relationships that will enhance the College's visibility, strength, and beneficial impact throughout the world, and lead fundraising initiatives that will advance the institution’s strategic goals and priorities.

The new President will also be expected to foster productive relationships within the SUNY Maritime community, to understand and promote shared governance with SUNY Maritime faculty, and to work collaboratively with the public employee unions on campus. In addition, the President will be an active role model to the SUNY Maritime students and be committed to working toward student success.

The successful candidate should possess an advanced degree, a demonstrated record of strong leadership in senior level positions, and evidence of significant accomplishments in his/her chosen field. Preference will be given to candidates who have the potential and interest to understand the maritime industries that undergird the curriculum and employ many of the graduates of the College. The new President should demonstrate success in strategic planning, creating and managing budgets for a complex organization, and promoting academic quality in alignment with the unique mission of SUNY Maritime. The President must be able to become familiar with the various licensing and certifications required by the Maritime Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization. The new President of SUNY Maritime must exhibit the ability to engage these national and international maritime organizations, industries, alumnae/i, and donors in pursuit of successful fundraising initiatives and mutually beneficial partnerships. In addition, the President should possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

SUNY Maritime is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the Throggs Neck peninsula. Fort Schuyler houses the Stephen B. Luce Library, Maritime Industry Museum, Fort Schuyler Press, and the Center for Simulation and Marine Operations, including a bridge simulator, electronics navigation, and the radar simulator. The Fort is flanked by a state of the art academic building now under construction, dining halls, residence halls, lecture halls, recreational and athletic facilities, science and engineering laboratories, and the President’s residence. Empire State VI, SUNY Maritime’s training ship, provides essential hands-on training for students.

Application: For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Gary Lowe, Senior Consultant, or Vicky Ayers, Senior Director of Executive Recruitment, RPA Inc. at 800-992-9277. Applicants may submit a letter of application and CV/resume only to Additional information will be requested as needed. The first review of candidates will begin on February 10, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SUNY Maritime College is committed to policies of affirmative action, diversity, and equal opportunity. The College is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons at all employment levels without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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