The University College of the Cayman Islands has officially kicked off the public portion of its search for a new President and CEO.
An advertisement for the position was posted on UCCI’s website and published in Friday’s copy of the Cayman Compass newspaper.
Former President and CEO Stacy McAfee stepped down from her position at the end of 2021 after her 3 year contract was not renewed and she declined the UCCI Board of Governors’ proposal to extend her tenure for another 6 months.
Since 1 Dec. 2021, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs J.D. Mosley-Matchett has been in the position of Acting President and CEO.
The advertised salary for the position is $121,212 to $155,148 per year. Key responsibilities include “Overall responsibility for the management of UCCI and for the attainment of strategic goals/objectives in accordance with UCCI’s mission, as set forth by the Board of Governors and Ministry of Education.”
According to the advertisement, the new President is expected to continue UCCI’s current 5-year Strategic Plan, whose adoption coincided with the beginning of McAfee’s tenure in early 2019.
Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree, with a PhD preferred, plus at least 10 years of experience in higher education, including at least 5 years in a senior executive or leadership position.
The advertisement does not include specifics on UCCI’s preferred start date or the length of the contract. However the terms of appointment do state that “Continuation of an appointment as the President and CEO is subject to a satisfactory annual performance review and is to be executed in accordance with the Public Authorities Act.”
UCCI’s “HR Consulting partners” on the recruitment process are CML Recruitment.