Leech Lake Tribal College President

  • Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Cass Lake, MN, USA
  • Apr 21, 2021
Contractor Education

Job Description

The Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) is an accredited, two-year, degree-granting college. The LLTC Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified and engaging president to lead faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders in fulfilling its mission of providing quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values. 

The President of Leech Lake Tribal College will serve as the Chief Executive Officer and is the responsible agent for the total operation of the college. The President has full authority to administer and manage the day-to-day operations of the college.  As such, the President shall exercise broad discretionary powers within policies and regulations. The President will participate in policy-making in partnership with the Board of Trustees.

 The President will be entrusted to provide visionary educational leadership which fosters community both inside and outside the college, especially with tribal communities and institutions, but also with those entities that will enrich the college and its students.


  • EdD or earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution required. Masters only and all but dissertation (ABD) status candidates will not be considered.
  • Minimum of three years of successful senior-level administration experience in higher education or its equivalent
  • Experience in leading higher education accreditation processes
  • Demonstrated achievement in budgeting and financial management
  • Demonstrated success in organizational management
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and faculty
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with tribal leaders and the community members
  • Evidence of strong human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Established record of successful academic leadership
  • Experience in curriculum and program development
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Anishinabe/Indigenous nationhood’s, including land base, governance, and history; sensitivity to indigenous culture and in particular, Anishinaabe culture
  • Ability to effectively communicate the mission, philosophy, and goals of the College
  • Experience in the use of technology to promote teaching and learning
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Ability to build morale, to motivate, and relate to students, faculty, and staff

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified American Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934, (Title 25, USC Section 472).

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, one-page statement of educational philosophy, and names and contact information for three to five professional references. Additional information can be found at https://www.lltc.edu/

Applications should be directed to:

Melissa McFarlane
Human Resources Director
Leech Lake Tribal College
(218) 335-4261

Mail: Leech Lake Tribal College Presidential Search P.O. Box 905 Bemidji, MN 56619-0905