Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Company: Kentucky AG
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Vice President for Administrative Affairs Oakton College Des
Plaines, IL Full-time Management Vice President for Administrative
AffairsOakton College, a caring community of educators dedicated to
transforming lives through education, invites applications for Vice
President for Administrative Affairs (VPAA 23). The College is
seeking a leader who understands the VPAA role as advancing the
Institution's mission and strategy and who understands the critical
role played by all of the functions within the position's purview.A
premier comprehensive community college, Oakton is 17 miles from
downtown Chicago. Oakton serves the near northern suburbs of
Chicago with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie with buildings
totaling over 700,000 square feet of space resting on 192 acres.
These campuses serve almost 10,000 students annually that are
enrolled in over 82,000 credit hours of instruction and a wide
array of adult and continuing education classes. The College's
Operating Funds' budget (Education and Operations & Maintenance
Funds) for the academic year ending on June 30, 2023 amounts to
$77.1 million. The College is known for its academic innovation,
commitment to serving students, solid financial position, and
supportive environment for both students and employees.The VPAA
will support Oakton's strategy through its current strategic plan
and facilities master plan and will continuously improve services.
The VPAA will uphold transparency in information, service
processes, and decision making, and encourage decision making based
on collaboration and shared governance. The VPAA will be a key
player in risk management and regulatory compliance, as well as in
the building of partnerships with external service organizations in
the community.Successful candidates will posses:
- A demonstrated capacity to envision how a college like Oakton
can adapt its programs and services to new circumstances.
- Cultural competence - being able to learn about and appreciate
different experiences and perspectives.
- A Track record of success advancing diversity, equity,
inclusion, belonging and justice (DEIBJ) objectives.
- An understanding of shared governance, ideally including a
union environment, and experience working with an elected governing
- Experience leading budgeting and financial strategy for a
complex institution with multiple stakeholders.
- Experience coordinating and integrating multiple service
functions in support of an institution's mission and strategy.
- An understanding of the potential for digital tools to enhance
learning and services.
- Experience in a similar role, ideally but not necessarily in
higher education, and the public sectorThe Search Profile, with
additional information about Oakton College and the opportunities
for the Vice President for Administrative Affairs can be found
at:The application deadline for best consideration is October 17,
2023. The search will remain open until an appointment is
made.Candidates are requested to submit the following:
- A resume;
- A letter of interest;
- The contact information for five references (to be contacted
with candidate's permission at a later date).All application
materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system
accessible via this link .Nominations and expressions of interest
are encouraged. Please direct them to OaktonVPAA@agbsearch.com or
to the AGB search consultants listed below:We encourage
applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity
of Oakton's student body and community, enhance and promote
engagement with other cultures, and have demonstrated a commitment
to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse
student body and community.
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