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
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 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 careers.sc.gov, 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