The Assistant Vice Chancellor will provide administrative leadership and oversight for UIC Extended Campus (UIC EC) and be part of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation’s leadership team that will develop and implement strategies to enhance UIC’s position as an innovative and entrepreneurial university. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will have a dual report to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for academic matters.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor will work to position UIC as a leader in online and blended education and as the premier destination for continuing education and professional development and work with the UIC EC team, UIC colleges, and external stakeholders to develop and deliver innovative programming for credit and non-credit, and in online, blended, and other formats. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will define the vision for UIC’s distance and adult learning programs and establish and implement strategies promoting the unit’s enrollment growth and revenue generation. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will allocate human and fiscal resources for UIC EC and create and maintain critical internal and external relationships to support the UIC EC’s mission.
Candidates must have at minimum a masters or professional degree and minimum of seven years of experience in a leadership role, with at least five years in higher education administration. Experience in managing substantial budgets, developing and managing a staff whose functions include finance, human resources, marketing, student services, and program development and management. Prior work in developing creative, leading-edge educational programs in online and/or blended formats. Ability to collaborate across internal university colleges, departments, and offices; and to motivate faculty and academic leaders in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial program development.
Demonstrated ability to utilize financial, marketing, and enrollment data to inform decision making to create and maintain successful programs.
An earned doctoral or terminal degree. Experience in initiating, establishing, and sustaining partnerships with external organizations for the delivery of innovative programs.
Involvement in national conversation regarding higher education, particularly related to student outcomes, workforce needs and different learning modalities, such as competency-based education. Active participation in online and continuing education professional associations.
For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by February 28, 2019 via the electronic application. Application materials should include a letter, addressed to search committee chair Dr. Bo Fernhall, outlining qualifications and interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information, including email and telephone numbers, for at least three references. Nominations should include the name, position, email address, and telephone number. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Margot Wosko Pietrusiewicz, search coordinator, at email@example.com
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The UIC Extended Campus provides learners of all ages with innovative and transformative programs to further their growth as individuals and to assist them in more fully participating in and contributing to society. Extended Campus offers quality, multi-generational programming—credit and noncredit programs, certificates, courses, and workshops—that helps individuals gain knowledge, build skills, acquire tools, access resources, and develop networks that provide scaffolding to new and self-fulfilling opportunities.