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
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.
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
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
E. Develops, guides and administers the annual budget for all
areas of responsibility with support from departmental
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
H. Maintains awareness of local, regional, statewide and
national trends and issues related to all areas of
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
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
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
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
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
A. Master's degree in higher education, student personnel,
counseling, or a related field is required; a doctorate’s degree is
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
D. Knowledge of FERPA and Title IX.
E. Knowledge of conducting effective due process hearings as
F. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and
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
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.