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Vice President Student Affairs

Kankakee Community College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Kankakee Community College is searching for a confident, innovative, and visionary leader to serve as the next Vice President for Student Affairs.  A successful candidate will be an effective communicator whose democratic leadership drives data-informed decision making to achieve the college's mission and strategic goals.

Provides and develops administrative leadership for programs, services, and activities that promote and support student development, learning, and student success. Has leadership and programmatic responsibility for all areas within student affairs. Is responsible for strategic direction, budgetary recommendations, and personnel within the areas of advising, admissions and records, athletics, career development services, disability services, financial aid, enrollment management, recruitment, registration, federal TRiO programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services), student life, new student orientation, testing center, Veterans Affairs, the Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the College Center. Is dedicated to advancing the college’s mission and strategic plan, along with delivering programs and services that are student-centered.  Also provides oversight responsibilities for the following programs/services -- Study Abroad, Dual Credit, Phi Theta Kappa, and Early College.

Essential Responsibilities:

A. Provides institutional leadership, strategic direction and planning for all areas of student affairs. Assesses effectiveness, measures progress and establishes priorities for all areas of responsibility.

B. Prepares and submits to the president short-term and long-range goals focused on student support and student success aligned with strategic planning and institutional goals.

C. Provides leadership and assistance with the college’s strategic plans as it relates to student affairs.

D. Provides leadership, supervision, evaluation and staff development of all departmental managers within student affairs division.

E. Develops, guides and administers the annual budget for all areas of responsibility with support from departmental managers.

F. Provides leadership and vision, in collaboration with Cabinet, for the college’s enrollment strategies.

G. Coordinates the development of statements and procedures related to the student and enrollment services area for the college catalog, brochures, class schedules, and other college publications.

H. Maintains awareness of local, regional, statewide and national trends and issues related to all areas of responsibility.

I. Oversees the maintenance of accurate student records and databases in the Office of Admissions and Registration.

J. Has primary responsibility for coordinating and providing state and federal reports, including but not limited to Equity in Athletics, Student-Right-To-Know, etc.

K. Administers, and updates as necessary, the college’s Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations.

L. Is responsible for overseeing the coordination/administering of the college’s student judicial process, including administering disciplinary sanctions.

M. Assists with the development and implementation of the Board of Trustees policies related to the student affairs division.

N. In cooperation with other college administrators, determines guidelines for all personnel who direct or supervise students in extracurricular capacities and those who have safety and recreational facilities management responsibilities.

O. Serves as the college’s Chief Student Affairs Officer with state and federal organizations.

P. Maintains a positive relationship with district high schools and community organizations.

Q. Provides leadership for a staff development program for student affairs staff.

R. Serves as chair and/or committee member as assigned and appropriate.

S. Serves as liaison for any partnerships with external entities that provide support systems to student affairs, including but not limited to childcare, testing and personal counseling.

T. Provides oversight and leadership for the college’s commencement activities.

U. Serves as the Title IX Coordinator, ensuing compliance activities and carries out responsibilities under Title IX of the Federal Civil Rights Act.

V. Plays a key role in the College’s Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events, and circumstances present through daily operations in the College operation and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor and/or Vice President for Business Affairs or his/her designee or taking necessary actions to prevent or reduce such occurrences if applicable.

W. Assists with grant writing or support as necessary.

X. Serves on community committees as assigned or necessary.

Y. Oversees processes related to student conduct code, academic misconduct and/or student complaints.

Z. Communicates effectively with students, parents, and the public as necessary for situations related to student affairs.


Educational and Experiential Requirements:

A. Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field is required; a doctorate’s degree is preferred.

B. Three to five years of progressively more responsible experience in student development administration at a college or university required, community college experience preferred.

C. Experience in one or more areas of student services required.

D. Knowledge of FERPA and Title IX.

E. Knowledge of conducting effective due process hearings as needed.

F. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators required.

G. Experience and skills in developing and implementing student-centered programs, demonstrable commitment to a collaborative work environment, budgetary skills including grant funds, and policy development and oversight highly desirable.

H. Excellent management, supervisory, and oral and written communication skills required.

I. Demonstrated experience in effective conflict resolution.


Additional information:

Start date will be January 4, 2022.

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a detailed cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts.

Review of application materials begins immediately and until position is filled.

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