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Chief Enrollment and Student Success Officer (CESSO) Search

Western Nevada College is conducting a search for the Chief Enrollment and Student Success Officer (CESSO) position. As the chief student services officer for the College, this position serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and oversees admissions, financial aid, strategic enrollment planning, student success, and student disciplinary matters. Please see the pages below for more information.

Soft Application Deadline: February 17, 2019


Frequently Asked Questions

Role of the Search Committee

The Search Committee’s role includes assistance in identifying and encouraging candidates to apply for the position. The committee selects preliminary candidates from a slate of prospects recommended by the search consultant. The committee interviews preliminary candidates, develops interview questions for those interviews, and recommends final candidates to the President and Western Nevada College.

Search Committee Composition

The Search Committee composition includes those who represent various constituencies of Western Nevada College. Every possible effort has been made to make sure that the committee accurately reflects the college community at large.

Is Western Nevada College using a search consultant?

The college has retained Cizek Associates, Inc. as its search consulting firm. Cizek Associates is a national retained executive search and assessment firm headquartered in Phoenix, with additional Midwest and West Coast offices. Serving private and public sector client organizations, the firm has a higher education specialty practice, which is limited to the recruitment of senior level administrators.

Search Firm Contact Information:

Marti J. Cizek, President
Cizek Associates, Inc.
wnc@cizekassociates.com
602-553-1066

Why is the College using a search firm?

The college is using a search firm for a number of reasons including assistance in identifying and proactively recruiting talented candidates for the Chief Enrollment and Student Success position – especially those candidates who are not currently looking for a new position – and in screening and evaluating potential candidates in partnership with the Search Committee. The search firm also assists with many other aspects of the search process, including the development of the position profile, advertising and recruitment materials, search process timeline, document preparation, assistance to the committee in the execution of its responsibilities, the evaluation of potential candidates, and thorough background and reference checking.

All inquiries regarding this search are to be directed to the search firm whose responsibility it is to identify and attract the best possible candidates for the position, respond to all nominations and advertising inquiries, screen and evaluate backgrounds and credentials guided by the position profile and make recommendations to the Search Committee and the college regarding those candidates best qualified for the Chief Enrollment and Student Success position.

What will the Search Committee and the search consultant do to ensure a diverse candidate pool?

Western Nevada College and Cizek Associates are committed to identifying a diverse pool of candidates. Cizek Associates has a rich diversity network, has experience and a strong track record recruiting diverse candidates, and will provide critical access for any successful diversity recruitment effort.

How does someone apply for the position?

The soft application deadline is February 17, 2019. While the position is open until filled, applications received by this date are guaranteed full consideration. View the position profile and then the How to Apply section which contains all application information.

How do you nominate someone for the position?

Please get your nominations, recommendations and referrals to the search firm in advance of the soft application deadline of February 17, 2019. You may nominate someone for the position by providing his/her name and contact information to the search consultant. The search firm will then contact the individual, discuss the position using the position profile as a guide, and assess the person as a potential candidate. All nominations will be treated with the level of confidentiality requested by the person offering the nomination, recommendation or referral.
This means you can nominate someone anonymously.

How will we know how the search is progressing?

This is a confidential search process. Confidentiality ensures the integrity of the search and provides the search firm the greatest flexibility in attracting the widest range of qualified candidates for the position. Please refer periodically to the search website for any updates.

The work of the Search Committee is also confidential and its members will not be able to share with you details of their meetings and discussions, but will respectfully refer you to this website.

EEO Statement

WNC does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; disability; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans status; genetics; or religion in its programs and activities and provides equal access to facilities to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations in all programs and activities, including, but not limited to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, terminations, benefits and compensation. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of discrimination may be referred to the following individuals: Title IX Coordinator: (775) 445-4231; OR Dean of Student Services: (775) 445-3271; OR Assistant Director of Human Resources: (775) 445-4231; Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. (Rev. 09/16)

Search Consultant

Marti J. Cizek, President
Cizek Associates, Inc.
wnc@cizekassociates.com
602-553-1066


WNC does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; disability; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans status; genetics; or religion in its programs and activities and provides equal access to facilities to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations in all programs and activities, including, but not limited to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, terminations, benefits and compensation. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of discrimination may be referred to the following individuals: Title IX Coordinator: (775) 445-3219; OR Dean of Student Services: (775) 445-3271; OR Assistant Director of Human Resources: (775) 445-4235; Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. (Rev. 05/19)