The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals.
CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.
This position is responsible for the administration of academic programs (college credit, Continuing Education, Adult Education, Career Programs) and student services offices (Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Placement) and the coordination of these with other college functions. This position also oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to each unit within Student Services and the daily operation and management of the unionized faculty, staff and a diverse student body.
Assists the President in planning, organizing, and directing the operation, staffing, and budgeting needs of the college in support of the following goals:
•Increasing the number of students who earn college credit credentials of economic value
•Increasing the rate of transfer to bachelor’s degree programs following CCC graduation
•Drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation
•Increasing the number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses.
Plans, establishes priorities, assigns work, monitors progress and evaluates results of all academic programs and student services at the College. Supervises, evaluates performance and develops employees that are on a direct report. Supervises all aspect of the system of academic personnel administration at the college. Oversees the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Affairs. Coordinates activities of the college academic and student programs through the supervision of the deans. Provides vision and leadership toward a seamless enrollment process for new, current, traditional, non-traditional and special interest students. Oversees efforts in identifying and implementing creative recruitment and marketing strategies designed to meet student enrollment goals.
Oversees student service-related retention efforts for the college. Ensures collaboration between offices responsible for instructional retention efforts to ensure consistency in retention efforts. Supervises the evaluation of 25% of the college credit faculty and 25% of the college programs on an annual basis. Develops, coordinates and/or implements staff and faculty development programs. Develops and initiates innovative programs within the college. Directs the production of college credit class schedules per year. Counsels, coaches, and maintains documentation on employees and performs other employee relations activities. Oversees the development of the academic department budget, student services budget, and monitors expenditures to ensure adherence to budget.
Ensures the compliance of all City Colleges of Chicago policies and procedures. Works with staff at all levels in the development, documentation, implementation and communication of policies and procedures relating to the department’s responsibilities. Continually works to improve overall management of performance within the academic areas of the College. Encourages collaborative relationships between institutional departments to develop a student-centered support process. Focuses institutional efforts to create a student-centered approach to enrollment and retention. Participates in college and district governance and strategic planning. Serves as chief administrator of the college in the absence of the President.
Performs other duties as assigned.
All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.
A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution is preferred. Five (5) years administrative experience is required, preferably in a community college setting. Experience should include program development, strategic planning, operational oversight and fiscal management. Five years teaching in higher education is preferred. Must have experience in higher education accreditation procedures, articulation processes and program review.
Demonstrated leadership in using assessment to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning. Supervisory experience in evaluation faculty and administrative personnel. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in one’s work experience. Experience in union setting preferred. Demonstrated ability to create a learning environment that fosters student success; and to develop a technologically integrated environment that fosters innovation within a learning organization.
How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.), and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, and type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading:
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.
Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!