Director, Bachelor of General Studies Program, Education Attainment and Outreach

EIU Center at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies, Education Attainment and Outreach. The person in this position has the overall responsibility for the supervision, administration, and expansion of the General Studies Program and for collaborating with other academic units to coordinate the University’s education attainment and outreach initiatives. This is a full-time Administrative and Professional position that reports to the Dean of the School of Continuing Education. The primary work location is in the Eastern Illinois University office at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Fulfilling job responsibilities includes primarily in-state travel, interinstitutional collaboration, student success, and promoting lifelong learning access and opportunity.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required; terminal degree preferred. At least three years of experience in higher education working in collaboration with academic units with non-traditional, off-campus, and/or online students and programs required. Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience with assessment of prior learning preferred. Experience teaching at the college level is required and preferably including teaching online. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Application Process: Review of applications begins April 2 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes a comprehensive letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three professional references via Interfolio at Applicants invited to continue in the search will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of telephone interviews.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies is available at off-campus sites and online and has 350 majors with the potential and expectation for significant growth. It is a mature program created in the 1970s, and provides opportunities for experienced adult learners to demonstrate prior college-level learning for academic credit.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.