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Director, Office of Academic Affairs and Licensing, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

SC Commission on Higher Education
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 30, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
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Full Time
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The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) seeks a dynamic, experienced, and strategic leader to serve as Director of the Office of Academic Affairs and Licensing (OAAL). Working with the state’s public and independent institutions higher education, the CHE is responsible for ensuring South Carolina has an accessible, affordable, and high-quality system of postsecondary education.

Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the Director of OAAL leads a staff of approximately ten and provides direction for the office's activities. The incumbent will serve on the agency's executive management team; participate in the management decision-making process of the agency; advise the agency head and board about academic program matters; and participate in the planning and implementation of policies, rules, and procedures, among other duties. Under limited supervision, the successful candidate will provide effective operational management of the office and carry out agency strategies and actions within given timeframes. The position requires:

  • Strong communication skills through regular contact with higher education representatives, representatives of state and federal agencies, and legislators and government officials.
  • extensive knowledge of state/federal programs and agency policies/procedures with the ability to apply and interpret state/federal laws/regulations governing such programs.
  • the ability to direct, coordinate, evaluate, organize, and allocate personnel, including support staff, to meet the mission of the office.
  • the ability to plan and monitor budgets.
  • the ability to understand the perspective of the populations the Commission serves.

Given the complexity of the work, the agency’s minimum requirement for this position is an earned doctorate in an academic discipline from an accredited U.S. institution (or foreign equivalent) plus five years of experience in higher education administration or teaching or other relevant senior level administrative or management experience.

To apply please refer to the job posting at, complete a State of South Carolina application for employment, provide a resume or curriculum vita and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with position expectations and requirements.

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