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Assistant Chancellor - Culture, Learning, and Engagement

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana - Champaign, Illinois
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2023

Assistant Chancellor

Culture, Learning, and Engagement

Urbana - Champaign, Illinois


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is seeking a charismatic, human resources change agent for a new role as the Assistant Chancellor for Culture, Learning, and Engagement (ACCLE).


The ACCLE provides vision and day-to-day leadership for and management of three operational HR units to ensure HR services are delivered in a timely and client-focused manner to the University community. In partnership with the Senior Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), as well as other University Administration, the ACCLE plays a pivotal role in strategic leadership and implementing HR programs and services for the UIUC campus. The ACCLE will bring and implement leading HR practices that better the UIUC community, build employee commitment and engagement, and bolster the University’s employment brand. Key areas of operational oversight include Faculty/Staff Assistance & Wellbeing Services, Employee Learning & Organizational Effectiveness, and Employee Engagement and Recognition. The ACCLE serves as a direct report to the CHRO and as a member of the CHRO’s Leadership Cabinet.


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. The university is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois and is optimally situated 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.


While candidates may come from diverse backgrounds, the ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of executive leadership experience in culture and/or development along with five years of supervisory experience. A change agent and self-starter, they will bring excellence in both verbal and written communication, including presentation skills and facilitation skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and agendas. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.


A complete position profile with instructions for application may be found at For more information about The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign please visit


To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by June 23, 2023. The Search Committee will begin a review of applications mid-June and continue its work until an appointment is made.


Candidates should provide:

  • A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).


Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:


The search is being assisted by:

Ms. Monica Burton, Principal, AGB Search / (917) 825-2961

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, Principal, AGB Search / (484) 554-4542

Dr. Alan “Al” Crist, Director, Compensation Evaluation Service, AGB Search / (608) 695-0217



The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.


Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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