Director of Grants; Dean of Innovation,Adult & Continuing Education; Dir of Comm/PR; Chief of Staff

Ullin, Illinois
Commensurate with experience and education
Jul 25, 2017
4 separate job openings.
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans
Institution Type
Community College

1 Director of Grants


Has knowledge of grant proposal writing and budgeting techniques, monitoring and compliance procedures, federal funding sources, community college economic and workforce development programs and related governmental rules, guidelines and regulations. Excellent interpersonal skills with highly developed communication skills. Innovative thinking with the ability to envision programs, develop resources to fund new and existing programs and analytical ability to provide detailed reports to meet criteria for each new funding sources. Must possess the abilities and skills to effectively present information to a wide audience of potential funders using multi-media demonstrations, written materials and oral communication.


Required:             Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Fund Development, Public Relations, Education, Technical Writing, or closely related field. At least 5 years of successful grant writing experience and proven to have secured Federal, State and Foundation grants.

Preferred:             Master’s Degree in Marketing, Fund Development, Public Relations, Education, Technical writing or closely related field and at least 3 years successful grant proposal & grants management experience, preferably within a higher education setting.

2 Dean of Innovation, Adult & Continuing Education

The person in this position will lead and manage the Adult Basic and Secondary Education Department in a manner that promotes quality of student learning, fiscal sustainability, and staff. The Department includes: Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, bridge transition to credit and non-credit programs, career pathways, volunteer tutoring, corrections education programs, programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and workforce preparation classes to help students transition to college and career.

  1. REQUIRED:  Master's in Higher Ed or Related field.
  2. Experience with current trends, technologies, and initiatives related to student success and adult basic education
  3. Thorough knowledge of adult education principles, personnel and faculty supervision, curriculum development, program evaluation techniques and computer use.
  4. Broad knowledge of program management, accounting and budget development.
  5. Able to plan and implement instructional programs appropriate to adult learners, and the ability to relate to students of various ages, ethnic backgrounds and cognitive abilities.

    PREFERRED:  Doctorate in Higher Ed or Related field.Applicants with exceptional leadership and management abilities; an innovative spirit and experience in program and curriculum design, student assessment, partnership development, budget management, marketing and community college operations are preferred. Essential skills desired include ability to influence or motivate others, diplomacy, team-building, oral and written communications and problem solving. Knowledge of and experience in grants.

4 Director of Communication/Public Relations

The Director of Communications/Public Relations provides leadership and supervision for the College’s marketing operations, public and media relations and supports College development initiatives. The Director initiates, directs and sustains a college-wide comprehensive strategic marketing plan coordinating all aspects of internal and external communications including news media relations, government relations and a diverse array of publications.


Required: BA/BS in marketing, public relations, multimedia, or equivalent degree

Four year’s experience in marketing outreach, public relations in a higher education or corporate setting.

Preferred: MA/MS in marketing, public relations, multimedia, or equivalent degree

Previous successful community college experience.

5 Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff reports directly to the President and works closely with the President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives involving the President's office and its priorities. These include promoting and supporting the mission and values of the  college; overseeing the administrative, operational, and financial affairs of the Office of President; serving as a primary liaison between the President and the various Vice Presidents; developing and coordinating special and high-priority projects and initiatives; handling questions, concerns, issues and requests on the Presidents behalf; serving as an advisor to the President; coordinating communications and preparing speeches and special correspondence; and serving as a liaison to a variety of internal and external constituencies. This position is a senior administrator and serves as a member of the President's cabinet.


Required: Master’s Degree in Education Administration, English, Business or related field with successful administrative experience.  

Preferred: Successful upper-level administrative experience in a community college setting. for application and other career openings.