Vice President, Division of People, Culture, and Equity

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Executive Search Profile

The College of Southern Maryland is seeking confidential nominations and expressions of interest for its next Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity.

Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity will drive the creation and implementation of a culture of belonging that effectively supports the College’s mission and strategic goals and elevates equity, talent retention, and development across the College. The Vice President serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing organizational change and development and human resources strategies in support of the future focused direction of the College of Southern Maryland, specifically in the areas of workforce planning, human resources policy development, succession planning, talent acquisition and development, change management, organizational and performance management, payroll operations, and total rewards. The Vice President will implement contemporary operations that will attract and retain quality employee talent and develop new or improved programs and initiatives that will advance personnel management. The Vice President will understand the critical synergies among human resources, equity, diversity, and inclusion that are necessary to shape a thriving people-centered culture throughout the college community. The Vice President will contribute to the development of equity-minded practices and policies that support talent acquisition, retention and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

About the College

Our Mission

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) enhances lives and strengthens the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region by providing affordable postsecondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.

The College of Southern Maryland, the sixth largest community college in Maryland, is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching goal to help students and the community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes. Today the College serves the tri-county area that includes Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties. The College’s history began with the establishment of Charles County Community College in 1958 as part of the continuing expansion of the community college in America. At its inception in 1958, the College was governed by the Charles County Board of Education, with the first classes conducted at La Plata High School in the evenings. The Friendly Hall Campus, which is now the La Plata Campus, was established in 1968. The College expanded its services to St. Mary’s County in 1978 and Calvert County in 1980. On July 1, 2000, the College officially became the College of Southern Maryland, a regional college serving all three counties that comprise Southern Maryland.

Today, CSM is known as a progressive, innovative, and technologically advanced institution. CSM prides itself on delivering high quality educational services and for its role as a catalyst for business, industry, and government to identify the resources needed to grow and maintain a healthy economy and community. The College is funded by the tri-counties it serves at 31.6%, by the State of Maryland at 31%, and by tuition and fees at 35.5%. CSM offers an array of associate degree programs, industry certifications, career training, personal enrichment, wellness, and fitness activities. The College prepares and provides students with the tools and resources needed to immediately succeed in a competitive marketplace.


Early September 2023  

Position announcement posted. 

October 13, 2023

Preferred deadline to apply. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Early November to Mid-November 2023:   

Preliminary interviews with the semi-finalists via Zoom.

Early December 2023 

Finalists’ interviews are conducted.  

January 2024  

The new Vice President, Division of People, Culture, and Equity, assumes position.* 

*An earlier or later start date may be considered. 

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