President

first_imgSearch for The Nerman FamilyPresidentKansas City ArtInstituteKansas City,MissouriThe Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), one of the most respectedindependent colleges of art and design in the nation, seeks adynamic president to build on its current momentum and lead theinstitution to its next era of success. Starting in summer 2022,the next president will guide strategic growth, strengthen thecollege’s identity and community, deepen its relationships withexternal partners, and energize the campus community in pursuit offurther academic and artistic excellence.Founded in 1885, KCAI is a fully-accredited four-year privatecollege serving approximately 700 degree-seeking students with 115full- and part-time faculty and an operating budget of $22 million.The college offers the B.F.A. degree in 13 majors spanning the finearts, design, and the liberal arts, with a growing curricularemphasis on digital technology that balances its longstandingstrengths in traditional studio disciplines.Located on a beautiful 16-acre campus in the cultural heart ofmetropolitan Kansas City, Missouri and framed by two world-classart museums—the Nelson-Atkins Museum and theKemper Museum of ContemporaryArt—KCAI has long been a leader in the thriving art and designculture of the community. KCAI faculty and alumni have beencredited with sparking the proliferation of art galleries in thecity’s Crossroads ArtsDistrict, which in turn helped to catalyze the rebirth ofKansas City’s downtown as a vibrant center for the visual andperforming arts.This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and visionaryleader to further develop a premier art and design institution thatprepares talented students to transform the world through theircreative pursuits. Candidates should bring substantive knowledgeand passion for the visual arts; a proven capacity fororganizational and academic leadership, including developing andimplementing strategic plans; and a demonstrated track record withfundraising and fiscal management. KCAI seeks an individual with arespectful, collaborative, and accessible leadership style;excellent communication skills; a lived commitment to inclusion,diversity, equity, access, and sustainability; a penchant forcommunity engagement; and the drive to be an ambassador andadvocate for the college in the broader regional and nationallandscapes.Kansas City Art Institute has retained the national executivesearch firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the recruitment of itsnext president. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, andapplications should be submitted in confidence through theIsaacson, Miller website at http://www.imsearch.com/7469.Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to EqualEmployment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing andpromoting the most qualified employees without regard to theirrace, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability,genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or anyother characteristic prohibited by federal, state or locallaw.last_img