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National Search: PIC MC Executive Director

Executive Director Search Prospectus

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Montgomery College (MC) in Maryland invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology (PIC MC).

Reporting to Dr. Michelle Campbell, the Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement, the Executive Director leads, manages, and oversees PIC MC, including the PIC MC Foundation Board and the development of the Pinkney Innovation Complex to support Montgomery College’s strategic plan, vision, and transformational aspirations.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director is the Board Relations and Marketing Director.

About the College
Our Mission
Montgomery College is where students discover their passions and unlock their potential to transform lives, enrich the community, and change the world.

Chartered in 1946, Montgomery College has served the community with distinction and achieved a position of national prominence. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland—a vibrant, diverse, and economically robust community of more than one million people—adjacent to Washington, D.C., and 30 miles south of Baltimore.

The College pursues a student-centered approach with a heightened intentional focus on equitably enhancing student access, completion, and post-completion success. Montgomery College is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor of Maryland. The College is deeply committed to equity and inclusion as a grounding for all its work and serves over 40,000 credit and noncredit students on three campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, a collegewide Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit with centers in Gaithersburg and Wheaton, an East County Education Center slated to open in FY24, a central administrative services center, community engagement sites, and other off-campus locations.

Racially and culturally diverse, the College enrolls students from Montgomery County, the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and more than 160 countries. MC has more than 470 full-time instructional and counseling faculty members, 330 part-time instructional faculty members, and 350 Workforce Development and Continuing Education faculty members. In total, more than 800 full-time and part-time well-qualified and talented faculty members and 1,100 staff members and administrators are dedicated to student success.

The Position

The responsibilities and duties of the Executive Director of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology (PIC MC) include:

  • Leading the Montgomery College Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology (PIC MC) and the PIC MC Foundation, a 509(a)(3) educational foundation.

  • Leading, managing, and overseeing PIC MC assets, including the Foundation Board and Germantown Campus real estate development. This involves securing funding and opportunities for life sciences, cybersecurity, technology, and STEM-related companies and driving projects that support an integrated academic, business, and research campus to enhance student access, completion, and post-completion success.

  • Directing initiatives to market and attract potential resident partners/companies to co-locate in PIC MC, while also overseeing and leading the development of partnerships that align with the College's mission for student success and workforce development.

In this role, the Executive Director must have board management experience. The ideal candidate will also have direct experience working in higher education, economic and workforce development, urban planning, business development, public/private partnership development, or a related field.

The Executive Director should possess strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to build relationships with senior leaders, foundation boards, the college, and the business community, knowledge of nonprofit organization guidelines, familiarity with diverse industries including bioscience, life science, and biotechnology, operational expertise in real estate development, financial and administrative management capabilities for the PIC MC Foundation, and a commitment to advancing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Executive Director should hold a business degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, finance, non-profit management, public administration, or organizational leadership. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Learn more about the role by reviewing the Executive Director Search Prospectus. 

Executive Director Search Prospectus



September 6, 2023
Position announcement posted.

October 6, 2023
The best date by which to submit application materials.

November 1–27, 2023
Candidate interviews.

January 1, 2024
A new Executive Director for the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology will assume the position.*
*An earlier or later start date may be considered.