Asst to the Vice President, Quad Cities & Planning 150184-E

Moline, Rock Island County
Jul 18, 2014

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August, 2014


  • Represent and support the responsibilities of the Office of the Vice President with students, faculty, staff, community members in fulfilling institutional accreditation planning, implementation, and reporting for the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 
  • Research and analyze policy issues and prepare recommendations to the Vice President in relation to campus enrollment (projections and market demand), course demand, scheduling rotations, retention, graduation, time-to-degree, and dual enrollment partnerships.
  • Originate and prepare routine and special reports for the Vice President in relation to Quad Cities reporting (enrollment and staffing demographics and trends, retention, graduation, degrees conferred, institutional resources and characteristics), budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Oversee and conduct special projects related to new campus-based reporting, including implementing new data collection and reporting processes for the Quad Cities in relation to new state (performance based funding), federal (Title IV and Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data Systems), and Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools requirements; and for budgeting and purchasing at the Quad Cities Campus.
  • Represent the Vice President on institutional committees, as a member and/or chairperson.
  • Maintain professional currency and development by actively participating in statewide and national organizations related to institutional research and planning. Specifically, the Illinois Association of Institutional Research, Association of Institutional Research, and the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

RANK & SALARY: Annual salary is competitive and based on experience, and may be as high as $66,300. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree, with at least one degree in education, social sciences, business, economics, computing, or a closely related field; a minimum of three years of administrative experience. The position also requires expertise in computing (mainframe or distributed systems, and microcomputer software), writing, and excellent communication, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous professional experience working in an institutional research and planning office, and experience with statistical software packages.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The position is based in the Office of the Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning in the new Riverfront Campus. Western Illinois University-Quad Cities offers more than 40 programs of study, 20 student organizations, and serves as the home to WQPT-Quad Cities Public Television. Students receive personal attention with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. WIU-Quad Cities offers an impressive array of day, evening, weekend, and online classes and support services to best serve student needs. 

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.


The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.


Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts 


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on [Enter screening begin date here] and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Kristi Mindrup at


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at