California Institute of Integral Studies, an independent, non-sectarian graduate and undergraduate university in San Francisco, welcomes applications for the position of President. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President is the chief executive officer of the University, responsible for resource development, fiscal management, strategic planning, and external relations. In close collaboration with the Provost and vice-presidents, the President partners with faculty and staff to guarantee a student experience grounded in academic rigor, high-quality supportive services, and community engagement, while ensuring that all programming and operations are in concert with the distinct mission, vision, and commitments of CIIS.

The University seeks candidates who embrace a progressive learning community premised on the interplay of mind, body, and spirit; dedicated to creating and integrating knowledge beyond the confines of traditional academic disciplines; and committed to the advancement of human rights, social justice, and ecological sustainability.  We seek an experienced and dedicated administrative leader who is also an innovator able to inspire faculty, staff, and students to apply intellectual and experiential solutions to the complex and interconnected needs of contemporary society. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to an institutional heritage of inclusivity, collegiality, compassion, versatility, and transparency. As the chief facilitator of the Institute's continuing evolution and concomitantly the prime communicator of institutional strategy and values to internal and external audiences, the President will be held to the highest standards of integrity, candor, and accuracy in the messages and conversations instrumental in forging a shared vision for the University's future vitality.

Successful candidates will also be expected to have: an accomplished record of fundraising, preferably in a college, university, or comparable organization; evidence of success in securing and maintaining the fiscal health and strategic achievement of previously managed organizational units; familiarity with spiritual and transpersonal perspectives; a commitment to lifelong learning and academic inquiry; a balance of optimism and realism accompanying a devotion to assessment measures as a basis for planning; and an ability to build consensus across constituencies.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to February 15, 2017 to receive priority consideration.  Nominators or prospective candidates may direct inquiries to Associate Provost Chip Goldstein at cbgoldstein@ciis.edu or 415.575.6259. For a full position description and to submit application materials, please click here. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.  


CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).

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