Executive Director for Quad Cities Outreach and Campus
Administrative, Professional & Staff
WIU QC ADMINISTRATION
Apr 3, 2023
Open Until Filled
FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review.
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional,
residential campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan,
non-residential branch campus in Moline, IL.
: June 1, 2023
: Executive Director of Quad
Cities Operations is responsible for community outreach and
partnership development that contributes to University growth and
impact in the Quad Cities region and serves as second administrator
in charge of the WIU Quad Cities campus.
- Provides strategic leadership for development and
implementation of strategic community and regional outreach and
- Builds new and strengthens existing partnerships with local
business, community organizations, government agencies, and other
stakeholders to promote the University and align University
academic programs, people, and expertise with regional innovation,
entrepreneurship, and career and workforce development
- Attends community networking opportunities, meetings, and
community events and traditions with a focus on partnership
- Provides campus leadership for outreach activities such as
summer camps, academic discipline-specific events (i.e. Engineering
Week), and special on-campus event, speakers, and workshops.
Establishes a schedule to accomplish each event cycle from
beginning to end including recruitment, interface with
participants/volunteers, providing resources and program
information, meeting event guidelines, planning logistics, engaging
in pre-event setup, event execution, and post-event tear down, and
concluding with a debrief for continuous improvement.
- Serves as a member of the WIU Quad Cities Outreach Team,
collaborating between academic affairs, advancement, enrollment,
marketing, public television and other areas to develop and
implement outreach activities that raise the profile of WIU in the
Quad Cities region, and meet the needs of the community.
- Represents the Vice President for Quad Cities Campus Operations
as needed on relevant Quad Cities community organizations.
- Provides coordination and implements academic outreach
initiatives, programs, and events on the Quad Cities campus. Serves
as a liaison between departments and schools within academic
affairs and Quad Cities regional partners and organizations.
- Generate college and program visibility strategies working with
staff on news releases, brochures, flyers, website pages,
distributions (mailing or emailing), or other means.
- Assists with initiation and implementation of educational
partnerships in collaboration with academic affairs,
colleges/schools/departments, university marketing, and
- Convenes the Quad Cities Planning Advisory Council, with
consultation and collaboration with the Vice President and Director
of Development and Corporate Relations.
RANK & SALARY
- Serves as second administrator in charge of the Quad Cities
campus and acts as administrator in charge when the Vice President
is not available. Maintains comprehensive working awareness of
university and campus operations, policies, protocols, procedures,
- Represents WIU Quad Cities to the media when the Vice President
is not available, or to provide subject matter expertise.
- Creates and maintains Quad Cities-specific data and reports to
inform decision making and planning related to university
initiatives in the Quad Cities.
- Contributes to an inclusive and collaborative work environment
that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Participates on university committees representing the Quad
- Projects and duties as assigned by the Vice President.
: Executive Director,
Administrative. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western
Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including
domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:
- An earned master's degree from an accredited institution is
- Minimum of three years of experience in higher education
administration, with increasing roles and responsibilities.
- Demonstrated understanding of the unique opportunities and
needs of a multi-campus university and organizational relationships
between internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience developing and implementing successful external
partnerships with employers, organizations, schools, and
- Experience implementing actions within a strategic plan.
- Knowledge of outreach strategies for career and workforce
development, academic affairs, student affairs, and demonstrated
ability to collaborate and implement initiatives with colleagues
- Strong interpersonal skills and exceptional oral, written, and
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a
regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher
education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time
- Strong knowledge of Quad Cities region with established
- Five years progressive experience in higher education
- Contextual awareness about historical, current, and future
opportunities and challenges in higher education.
: Western Illinois University Quad
Cities is dedicated to interactive and applied education, advanced
research and development, and invigorating public service. As the
only public four-year University serving the region, the WIU - Quad
Cities campus is a hub of innovation and educational access for
citizens in the Quad Cities and beyond and is committed to the
growth and sustainability of local and global partnerships,
personal and cultural health, and social and environmental
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding
educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois
and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential
campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and
athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities
non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only
public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
: Western's traditional, residential
main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and
graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and
post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west
central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture,
industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as
the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak
providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point
in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad
Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the
Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
: Located on the banks of the
Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus
is the only public four-year regional university that serves the
Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus,
WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb
campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of
383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and
entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied
businesses and industries.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion
for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to
anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and
diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential
element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces
individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports
broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the
educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as
integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will
- Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our
- Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social
- Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and
environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our
communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and
- Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University
facilities, programs, resources, and services.
- Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
- Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring
practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and
faculty from diverse backgrounds.
- Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation,
retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
- Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued
commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice,
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs,
two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate
programs prepare students for a successful career after
More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social,
academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other
opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership
skills, and much more.
Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural
events and more are presented and performed each year, along with
numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows,
and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a
diverse and inclusive campus environment.
The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource
centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and
the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers
promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and
inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus,
sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's
varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football
Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football
Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I
level through The Summit League.
: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three
current professional references
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by
navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB
Screening will begin on May 1, 2023 and continue until position is
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment
for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to
a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is
contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures
relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in
the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jennifer von
Kaenel at JN-Vonkaenel@wiu.edu
For assistance with the online application system contact the
Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to,
minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU
has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based
on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by
state or federal law.
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=160718&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=0