Acting Director, Honors Program

Job description

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Job No: 511042
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Acting Director, Honors Program

Employee Classification: Dir Honors Program

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: Ucollege, Honors, Support Services

Department: Honors Program

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Director of the Honors Program is the primary campus leader and advocate for Honors students, staff, and program initiatives. The Director works with the offices of Enrollment Management and Academic Support Services and the academic schools and departments to recruit undergraduate applicants of the highest quality.

Additional Information

The Illinois State University Honors Program is seeking an Interim Honors Director July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
The mission of the Honors Program is to engage, challenge, and support academically motivated and diverse students from all disciplines. The seven member staff focus on advising, Honors Learning Experiences, and Dimensions of Honors Learning to customize students’ education and add value to their degrees.

Required Qualifications

1. An earned doctorate or terminal degree qualifications and eligible for, or currently maintains, the position of a tenured Associate or Full Professor in their discipline at Illinois State University.

Desired Qualifications

1. Prior experience/interactions with an Honors Program.
2. A successful history in higher education, evidence of effective community involvement and leadership,
3. A demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching, research, service, and civic engagement
4. Experience with personnel management.
5. A demonstrated ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others.
6. A demonstrated ability to manage budgets.
7. Evidence of a strong commitment to the principles of student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion.
8. Leadership and communication skills necessary to inspire others.
9. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
10. Evidence of creative, sustained, and successful extramural fundraising and grant-writing efforts.

Work Hours

Core work hours are from 8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday, with occasional evening or weekend duties to support Honors Programming needs.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
3. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations on and off campus.
4. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.

Proposed Starting Date

July 1, 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Soemer Simmons
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/05/2021 09:00 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time