The Board of Trustees of Bloomfield College, an independent institution of higher education, invites applications and nominations for the position of President. The new President will take office on June 1, 2019.

Located in northern New Jersey just 15 miles from New York City in historic Bloomfield, the College offers academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, attracting both commuter and residential students to its tree-lined, urban 12-acre campus.

Bloomfield is a "workforce-ready" institution, with a strong commitment to serving first- generation students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Enrollment stands at 1,691 students, with 92% as full-time undergraduates. Ninety-one percent of all students are from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, including 50% African-American and another 29% Hispanic. More than half of Bloomfield students identify themselves as first-generation and are the first in their families to enroll in college. Recognized as one of the most diverse national liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College offers the lowest tuition rate of the private four-year institutions in New Jersey.

Building on a strong liberal arts core, its academic programs are organized into seven areas of study: Business, Creative Arts and Technology, Education, Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Nursing. Graduate programs are offered in teacher education, early childhood education, special education, fine arts and accounting.

The next President of Bloomfield College will be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader who will be able to advance innovation while embracing the rich heritage and values of the institution. It is expected that the new President will inspire, foster, and promote a strong sense of community on campus and within the Bloomfield community. The College seeks a new a President who possesses both a deep commitment to diversity and the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community.

The 17th president of Bloomfield College should ideally possess an earned doctorate, a comparable terminal degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. S/he must have an established record of successful institutional leadership in complex institutions or organizations and the capacity to inspire others to embrace change. The successful candidate must be a dynamic leader with demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, finance, and institutional advancement combined with an established record of success in building strong leadership teams, fostering institutional engagement, and embracing technology and innovation.

The full search profile can be found at:

To apply, a candidate should prepare a detailed letter of interest addressing the issues and desired attributes for Bloomfield College. The candidate should also include a full resume (CV) with relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments along with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references with the relationship for each reference. References will not be contacted until later and only with the candidate's knowledge.

By College's policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence. For full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be submitted by November 9, 2018.

Send applications and nominations to:

Additional information about the institution can be found at

Assisting in the search for Bloomfield College are:
Maya Ranchod Kirkhope
Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc. or (703) 380-9195

Cynthia Patterson
Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc. or (561) 901-9272

Bloomfield College is an equal opportunity employer.

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