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Executive Director, Kentucky Student Success Collaborative

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Student Success Collaborative (KYSSC), a new iniative that will work with higher education institutions in the state to advance and support efforts to improve student outcomes. CPE, in partnership with the James Graham Brown Foundation, created the Collaborative to advance large-scale change and help equip institutions with the tools and techniques needed to drive transformation and improvement.  KYSSC will work to increase degrees and greater career readiness for all students but with an emphasis on students of low-income status, first-generation students, and students of color.

The KYSSC Executive Director will report to the CPE president and work closely with the agency’s leadership staff and the KYSSC Advisory Committee to implement the Collaborative’s agenda. The Executive Director will hire and lead a team of two additional professionals and will develop and lead efforts to strengthen networks of student success professionals, provide high quality professional development opportunities, and collect and synthesize promising and proven practices from both within and beyond the state. In addition, this position will contribute to the development and execution of CPE’s strategic agenda, which guides state efforts to enhance the health and well-being of Kentucky’s citizens and economy through increased educational attainment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The KYSCC currently is funded for three years; however, it is expected that the Collaborative will continue to be funded long-term through external funding and/or through existing state resources. The executive director will help design and pursue a long-term funding strategy by identifying additional resource requirements, research funding sources, establish strategies to approach funders and writing grant proposals.

Education and Experience

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Rae Smith, Human Resources
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
100 Airport Road, Second Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Last Updated 4/30/2021