Vice President, Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

Prairie State College  |  Chicago Heights, IL

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Vice President, Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

Job Type: Administrative
Location: Chicago Heights, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 30711


Housing for Position:
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Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Vice President, Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness is the chief student services officer of the College.  The position is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategic planning, administrative direction, operational, fiscal, personnel management, and evaluation in the areas of enrollment services (admissions, registration and student records), financial aid, academic advising, student recruitment, student life and student recognition, veterans' affairs, TRIO programs, institutional research, disability services,  institutional effectiveness,  planning and accreditation, first-year experience and athletics. The Vice President works closely with the Chief Academic Officer to ensure coordination between student and instructional services programs that support student success. The Vice President also serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.


1.         Direct reporting relationship to the College President.

2.         Direct supervisory relationship with Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Financial Aid; Director of Athletics; Dean of Student Development and Campus Life; Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Accreditation; Director of First-Year Experience; Director of Institutional Research; Coordinator of Student Life; and Executive Assistant to the Vice President.

3.         Indirect supervisory relationship with unit support staff employees.

CLASSIFICATION: E81; Vice President.


The Vice President, Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness has duties and responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.        Plans and establishes philosophies and goals for the unit and prepares and implements them in the context of the College’s strategic plan.

2.        Oversees the effective operation and delivery of services to students for admissions, academic advising, enrollment/registration, education records, and financial aid.

3.        Proposes, justifies, and monitors all student services budgets.

4.        Oversees the effective recruitment, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all student services personnel.

5.        Oversees, addresses, and resolves problems, grievances, and complaints related to student rights and responsibilities and student grievance policies.

6.        Establishes and maintains student conduct policies and judicial due process to ensure a safe and secure campus environment; publishes the student handbook and other student affairs documents.

7.        Plans, promotes, implements and supervises all student life programs and student organizations and activities, including multicultural programming and opportunities for student orientation, leadership, volunteerism, and achievement.

8.        Oversees student events such as commencement and other recognition activities.

9.        Responds to questions from college departments and external agencies regarding complex issues or policies impacting student programs and services.

10.      Develops and maintains policies and procedures for all areas of student services.

11.      Participates as necessary in all federal and state reporting of student data and reports. 

12.      Attends Board, Cabinet, and other meetings as appropriate and prepares recommendations and supporting documentation as needed.

13.      Promotes useful research, data-gathering, and analysis related to student services, student enrollment, retention, student outcomes, assessment, and college-wide institutional effectiveness, including all reacreditation efforts.

14.      Represents the College in local, state, and national professional organizations and establishes linkages with appropriate local, regional, and state resources and agencies and public groups.

15.      Identifies sources of external grant funding, coordinates the application for grants and manages the implementation of grant-funded programs.

16.      Monitors state and federal legislation and regulatory matters which impact students.

17.      Performs other professional and administrative duties assigned by the President.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


1.       Master Degree in Student Services, Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field.

2.       At least ten years of senior level administrative experience in Student Services in Higher Education.

3.       Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the operational functions and administrative responsibilities in a community college and student affairs     environment.

4.       Prior experience leading reaccreditation efforts.

5.       Strong human relations skills.

6.       Strong written and oral communication skills.

7.       Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

8.       Knowledge of computer software applications in student affairs.

9.       Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes related to higher education and student affairs.


1.     Doctorate in Student Services, Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, Administration or related field.

2.     At least three years of prior experience as a Chief Student Services Officer.


Application Information

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