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Vice President of Instruction

Institution: Kishwaukee College
Location: Malta, Illinois
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Posted: 10/17/2013
Application Due: 11/18/2013
Type: Fulltime

The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for providing leadership, vision and direction for the academic departments and programs of the College. This individual is also responsible for planning, developing, organizing and evaluating all instructional programs, the library, learning skills center, teaching and learning center, wellness center, dual credit, international education, and study abroad. This individual will oversee the assessment of student learning, faculty development, regional and program accreditation and program review; make recommendations to the President regarding the selection, retention and termination of College personnel within the unit; represent the College at various local and state meetings, seminars and workshops; continue productive relationships with partners in education, business and industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations; and provide for an effective internal communications network for staff within the unit. The ability to work cooperatively with a diverse student population, staff, faculty, and the Kishwaukee College community is important.

Job Requirements

•Completion of a master’s degree

•A minimum of five years of diverse and successful academic administrative experience as a vice president or dean (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

•A strong and active commitment to the community college mission of open access and of educational opportunity

•Demonstrated leadership in quality academic programs, program innovation, and curriculum development and renewal, in response to changing needs of the district.

•Demonstrated proficiency in curriculum development, academic planning, budget management, faculty and staff evaluation, and a broad range of teaching and learning strategies.

•Excellent organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills, and proficient in the use of technology.

•A dynamic, proactive individual who values and models teamwork, collaboration, and open communication

•Demonstrated leadership and vision with a high standard of professional and personal ethics.

•Previous college teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Application Procedure:
Nominations, applications, and inquiries will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received no later than November 18, 2013.

Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a completed copy of the Kishwaukee College application, a letter of application that address the responsibilities and requirements addressed in this announcement, and the names and contacts of five professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior knowledge and approval.

Applicants must include an official, unopened copy of their transcripts, which should be mailed and addressed to John Acardo in Human Resources, ATTN: VPI Candidate, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150.

Final application materials can be emailed, (preferred method), to openjob@kishwaukeecollege.edu, faxed to Human Resources at (815) 825-9777 or mailed to:

John Acardo, Human Resources
ATTN: VPI Candidates
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

At Kishwaukee College, we are passionate about enhancing lives and fulfilling dreams. We provide excellent, innovative, and affordable education in a welcoming environment to learners who can benefit from diverse programs and services.

Kishwaukee College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Kishwaukee College celebrates, values, and affirms a diverse workforce and enthusiastically encourages persons from diverse groups to apply.

Applicants or employees who feel they have been discriminated against may file a formal complaint with John Acardo, Director of Human Resources, at (815) 825.2086 x 2200.

Every reasonable effort tis made to preserve confidentiality of applicants until finalists are selected. Please be advised that this search is subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.


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