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Job Title: Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (AVP-18)
Location: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/18/2018
Expire Date: 11/18/2018
Job Categories: Government and Policy, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Executive Management
Job Description
Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (AVP-18)
Appointment to an administrator position is contingent upon approval by the College's Board of Trustees.

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence and learning, invites applications for Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning

A premier comprehensive community college, Oakton is 17 miles from downtown Chicago. Oakton serves the near northern suburbs of Chicago with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie with buildings totaling over 700,000 square feet of space resting on 192 acres. These campuses serve almost 10,000 students annually that are enrolled in over 82,000 credit hours of instruction. This position will be based out of the Des Plaines campus. The College's Operating Funds' budget (Education and Operations & Maintenance Funds) for the academic year ending on June 30, 2017 amounts to $69.3 million. The College has undertaken a five year, $68.5 million Master Plan which included the construction and recent opening of the 93,000 square foot Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers building on the Des Plaines campus.

The College is known for its academic innovations, commitment to serving students, solid financial position, and supportive environment for both students and employees. Oakton seeks a Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning who is an innovative leader and who will continue a strong tradition of excellence.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have demonstrated a commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning provides leadership and direction for institutional research and college-wide strategic planning functions. The AVP supports quality improvement through the use of data informed decision making and coordinates the preparation of required state and federal reports. Serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and oversees accreditation reports and data as required by the Higher Learning Commission. Serves as a special assistant and communicates on behalf of the President, following his/her institutional vision, strategies and direction and serves as an integral member of the Administration's senior leadership team. The AVP will assist with the management and coordination of College-wide projects and also assist in reviewing, assessing, and recommending improvements in work flow and work processes within the institution.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Champion the development of a "culture of evidence" in support of student success and achievement. Provide change management and technical training to faculty, staff and administrators related to effective use of data. Strategic advisor to the President and senior leaders to develop and implement cross-functional strategies supporting the President's long-term vision.
Direct the strategic planning process and provide leadership for, and administration of institutional effectiveness and strategic initiatives; including environmental scanning, workforce development assessments, and community needs analyses. Research, review, and summarize data and information and prepare internal reports for the President.
Develop, validate, evaluate and recommend institution-derived instruments for screening and assessing students' abilities to benefit from the College's programs and services; evaluate and recommend assessment instruments and methodologies, surveys, and other research approaches for use by the College.
Lead and oversee the coordination of various college-wide approaches and strategies to advance student success and equity. Assess, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to monitor and improve the quality of educational services.
Provide leadership for institutional research by analyzing, evaluating, and recommending action based on the results of research projects. Supports student learning outcomes assessment and program assessment including facilitating the analysis, interpretation and reporting of data.
Ensures that the College's strategic goals, objectives, and performance outcomes are effectively communicated to external and internal audiences.
Compile, interpret, present and disseminate meaningful data and analytical information related to educational planning, student learning outcomes, enrollment trends, accreditation, and required internal and state/federal external reports.
Coordinate the preparation and submission of documentation for accreditation and coordinate periodic on-site visits by the Higher Learning Commission and other accreditation commissions, the Illinois Community College Board and other agencies.
Build, lead and maintain a team of skilled analysts and support staff.
Develop and administer the budget for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness/Research.
Serve as member of appropriate College councils and committees.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

The salary range for the 2018-19 fiscal year associated with the Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning: Minimum annual salary: $101,154. Salary midpoint: $134,136 Maximum annual salary: $167,115 Placement in the salary range is based on educational qualifications, related experience, and internal equity.

Application Instructions:

To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete the online application linked from the posting found on the Oakton website. Electronic copies of a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) references with contact information and transcripts must be submitted by the applicant via uploading to the Oakton employment website. Please indicate the position code (AVP-18) on the cover letter. Uploaded documents need to be under 2 MB in size and in either .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. A total of 8 separate documents may be uploaded to an application file that has been successfully submitted to the College.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application by the applicant.

***Official transcripts for all degrees earned are only required prior to appointment.***

Official transcripts or a placement/credential file should be e-mailed to

Official transcripts or placement/credential files sent by postal mail should be sent to:

Oakton Community College
Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (AVP-18)
c/o Human Resources Department
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Please contact Matthew Robitaille, Employment Coordinator at 847.635.1868 or if you encounter any difficulties with electronic submission of these documents.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

Interviewees will be reimbursed for expenses associated with travel in excess of 50 miles to the interviews.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in a research related field is required, such as statistics, mathematics, business, economics, social science or education. Educational or Organizational Leadership experience a plus.
A minimum of seven years experience using statistical techniques and computer information systems methodologies along with expert knowledge of statistical analysis spreadsheet, relational database, query software and project management reporting.
A minimum of five years leading organization-wide strategic planning preferred with some experience as a member of the senior leadership team in either a higher education or not-for-profit environment.

Preferred: An earned doctorate is preferred. Also preferred are:

Demonstrated experience working effectively with a culturally diverse student population and workforce.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead organizational change.
Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural communication, diversity, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity and cultural competence.
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For over 40 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.
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