Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Methodist College invites applications from, and nominations of, dynamic, visionary and inspiring leaders for the position of Chancellor.



Methodist College invites applications from dedicated and dynamic leaders for the position of Chancellor. Reporting to the Board of Directors, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Regional Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Health, the Chancellor’s role at Methodist College encompasses a broad set of academic, business, and operational responsibilities. 


Methodist College’s next Chancellor must be a dynamic leader and strategic thinker who not only has clear goals and objectives in mind, but also creates a culture of productivity and accountability that drives results in a complex environment.  He or she must have both financial/organizational acumen and a long-term vision for academic excellence.


The next Chancellor will lead with humility while exhibiting the confidence and courage to take Methodist College to the next level.  She or he must be a collaborative, decisive, visionary leader with a global view who can draw on the tradition and history of Methodist College to move the institution forward through a strategic plan with clearly communicated strategic objectives.  This leader will bring new energy to the institution and passionately and articulately convey the College’s path to continued success.



Methodist College, located in Peoria, Illinois, with roots dating back more than 100 years, is a four-year college affiliated with UnityPoint Health – Peoria that provides a high-quality education to approximately 600 students in nursing, health sciences, and human services through superb programming and clinical practice.  It is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of 12 members who represent the Peoria area community. 


Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), with the baccalaureate nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).   Focused on nursing, health sciences, and human services programs, Methodist College offers academic excellence and baccalaureate degree programs that prepare students for a career in healthcare.



For more information about this opportunity, to include a complete listing of Responsibilities and Required Skills/Experience, please review the Position Profile.  If the direct link doesn’t work in this advertisement, please go to our website at and click on Open Positions and Higher Education. 



EFL Associates (, an executive search firm, is assisting Methodist College with its search for this important leadership role.  All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.  In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate.  To be considered for this opportunity, please follow the application steps outlined below:




  • Application deadline is March 12, 2021
  • Semi-Finalist Interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 6, 2021
  • Campus Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late April 2021
  • The desired start date is July 1, 2021, or sooner upon mutual agreement




Steve Waldron, JD

VP & Managing Director, Higher Education Practice

816-945-5423 (direct)






If you would like to provide a nomination, please email all pertinent information (including an email address and phone number of the nominee) to:


Ms. Angela Lilje

Practice & Project Manager, Higher Education Practice

816-945-5410 (direct)



Methodist College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, employ, evaluate, assign, promote, or dismiss employees in compliance with all federal and state legislation pertaining to non-discrimination.