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COB Director of Academic Services

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022
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Position Information

Position Type
Administrative Appointment

Classification Title
Program Director

Position's Functional Title
COB Director of Academic Services

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Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary

The AACSB accredited College of Business at Governors State University seeks applications for the Director of Academic Services position beginning January 2023. The Director of Academic Services at COB provides planning, operational, and logistical support to the work of the College, especially related to student services and advising, assessment, accreditation reporting, curriculum management, and student/alumni relations.

Essential Responsibilities:

- 30%: Accreditation, Reporting, and Data Analysis
- Working with Director of Accreditation and Assessment, coordinates/facilitate ongoing effort associated with annual and other reporting requirements and activities related to unit and program accreditation
- Collaborating with the Dean, Division Chairs, Director of Accreditation and Assessment, and program coordinators, coordinate accreditation processes and team visits
- As COB’s liaison to the IRE, develop appropriate data collection and mining strategies, information analysis and creation of reports to support all academic initiatives of the college
- Maintain/develop warehouse of materials to achieve compliance with accrediting agency expectations and prepare for regular accreditation reviews

- 30%: Support Curriculum Review, Development, and Implementation
- Support COB curriculum review and revision activities
- Support course scheduling within the COB in collaboration with Division Chairs and the Dean
- Coordinate catalog development with Division Chairs
- Ensuring accuracy and update of academic documents supporting academic advising – student handbooks, fact sheets, catalog, study plans, forms, program website, major advising guides, maintaining portal sites for students

20%: Manage Student and Alumni Relations, and Serving as COB Liaison to Other Student Service Units on Campus
- Manage communications for degree programs and courses to current students
- Collect and report student internship participation and other engagement activities
- Serve as COB’s liaison to GSU Career Services Office, Student Affairs, and Academic Resource Center
- Coordinate student exit survey, retention roundtable, and other indirect assessments

15%: Supervise Graduate Academic Advisor, Admissions and Records Officer, and Coordinator of Internship and Employer Relations
- Supervise the Graduate Academic Advisor, Admissions and Records Officer, and Coordinator of Internship and Employer Relations
Act as liaison to the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

5% Other duties as assigned by Dean

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value.

The exceptionally beautiful University Park, Illinois, campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

GSU is especially interested in candidates who share our values of inclusiveness and diversity to better serve our students. As a Minority Serving Institution and an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, GSU has been selected to participate in the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative ( ILEA ), and is committed to achieving equity and inclusive excellence by building internal capacity to address inequities in student outcomes and eliminating equity gaps, and by implementing evidence-based interventions for improving student learning and success.

Minimum Qualifications

- Master’s degree in business, higher education, and related fields required
- Three to five years’ prior coordinator work experience in higher education, preferably in a College of Business
- Excellent communications skill – both written and oral
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills
- Effective human relations skills

Preferred Qualifications

- Doctorate degree in business, education, or related areas
- Familiar with HLC and AACSB accreditation standards, policies, and procedures
- Proficient in web design technology, and social networking, and have the requisite skills to serve as a webmaster
- Proficiency in data organizing, analysis, and presentation using spreadsheet and other tools

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration application materials should be submitted by December 15, 2022.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list the field(s) in which you earned your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. List of Three Professional References
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