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IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.

IBHE recently developed a statewide strategic plan for higher education that will help fulfill the vision that: Illinois has a higher education ecosystem that ensures individual, families, and communities across the state can thrive.


The Board has identified three goals

  • Equity - Close equity gaps for students who have been left behind.
  • Sustainability - Build a stronger financial future for individuals and institutions.
  • Growth - Increase talent and innovation that drives economic growth.


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.


Current Job Positions

Primary Position Summary

IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.

IBHE is currently developing a statewide strategic plan for higher education that will help fulfill the Board vision that:

Illinois has a higher education ecosystem that ensures individual, families, and communities across the state can thrive.

The Board has identified three goals:

  • Equity - Close equity gaps for students who have been left behind.
  • Sustainability - Build a stronger financial future for individuals and institutions.
  • Growth - Increase talent and innovation that drives economic growth.

Primary Position Summary

We are looking for a General Counsel to provide legal counsel to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the agency Executive Director, and agency staff.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about public service and education
  • Experienced in higher education finance policy
  • Analytic, a good communicator, and intellectually curious
  • Committed to continuous learning and growing
  • A supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture

Reporting to the Board of Higher Education and the Executive Director, the General Counsel provides senior leadership in all legal matters relating to the Board and agency.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides advice and counsel to the Board and Executive Director on the law, policies, and regulations applicable to the Board’s authority, starting with the Board of Higher Education Act
  • Serves as a member of the Agency’s leadership team, including helping achieve long-term strategic and annual goals, including the Agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. Helps provide leadership to the Agency, including presenting to the Board, working with Board members, assisting with annual planning, budgeting, and goal setting, and contributing to a collaborative team culture
  • Provides general legal advice and counsel relating to employees and Board members, including labor, employment, and appointment issues
  • Provides guidance to the Board and Executive Director regarding potential litigation
  • Provides oversight and guidance on matters involving postsecondary academic programs, institutions of higher education, and private vocational schools operating in Illinois; coordinates communications regarding potential violations of law, regulation, and policy; represents IBHE’s interests in pre-hearing conferences, administrative hearings, and all related meetings
  • Serves as liaison on legal matters to the Illinois Office of the Attorney General, Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel, and other agencies
  • Provides counsel on applicable administrative laws, including compliance with the Open Meetings Act, State Ethics Act, and State Procurement Act, among others
  • Provide oversight and guidance on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as it relates to the disclosure of public records and in concert with relevant laws and regulations
  • Provides legal advice and guidance on IBHE Administrative Rules and policies
  • Serves as State Records officer

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree: license to practice within Illinois; at least five or more years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge or experience with state government, higher education policy, higher education regulations and Illinois law highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to public service and passion for education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituents and stakeholders, such as Board members, senior government executives, elected officials, institutional officers and leaders, and private sector leaders.
  • Excellent problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills

Work location:

Work locations are Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL, with the possibility of some remote work. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers.

open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by June 12, 2022, will be given first consideration. Please submit your materials by e-mail to:humanresources@ibhe.org


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply¹.

Download the General Counsel (PDF).

¹ IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is seeking an Assistant Director in the Private Business and Vocational Schools unit. The Assistant Director will focus on institution approval, academic program approval, and initiatives to advance statewide goals related to the Board’s strategic plan – A Thriving Illinois.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about public service and education; a good communicator and intellectually curious; committed to continuous learning and growing; and a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and recommend approval or disapproval of requests for new operating and program authority from private entities proposing to offer career and technical education, review of approved private business and vocational schools and programs, investigate and develop cases for revocation of institutional authorizations when indicated.
  • Assist with keeping abreast of relevant federal and state laws, legislation, rules, regulations, and developments in the field of institution and program authorization and approval.
  • Support the development and implementation of policies and initiatives to advance agency and statewide goals/priorities relative to postsecondary education.
  • Investigate and resolve student complaints.
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of data for reporting purposes.
  • Collaborate with counterparts at other agencies to advance higher education initiative related to agency goals and state priorities.
  • Some travel required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in education, training, or related field. Master’s degree in related field may substitute for experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and investigate multiple sources of information to determine conclusions and make written recommendations grounded in evidence.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver professional presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to engage in collaborative work groups to advance agency and statewide goals/priorities relative to postsecondary education.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals of varying levels of responsibility and backgrounds.
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying levels of responsibility and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently balancing multiple assignments.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite software.

Work location:

Work location are Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL with a hybrid or remote work schedule. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, (3) copy of college transcript, and (4) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers.

Interviews will begin as soon as possible and will be conducted virtually. This position will remain open until it is filled. Please submit the requested materials by email to: humanresources@ibhe.org


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodation upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Assistant Director in the Private Business and Vocational Schools.

- November 10, 2022 -
Multiple positions open.

IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, who are working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.

In its strategic plan, A Thriving Illinois: Higher Education Paths to Equity, Sustainability, and Growth , IBHE has identified three goals and 25 strategies to help achieve its vision of a higher education ecosystem that ensures individuals, families, and communities across the state thrive.

  • Equity - Close equity gaps for students who have been left behind.
  • Sustainability - Build a stronger financial future for individuals and institutions.
  • Growth - Increase talent and innovation that drives economic growth.

The Position: Associate Director of Talent and Workforce Development

IBHE is undertaking a new portfolio of work to ensure that Illinois higher education continues to be a leader in developing a diverse talent pipeline that will drive Illinois’ economic growth. We are looking for a leader who can build a cohesive future-looking strategy, oversee, manage, and grow the work through the lens of equity.

Primary Responsibilities

The Associate Director provides leadership, oversight, and thought partnership to IBHE’s growing role in supporting the state’s diverse talent needs to actively foster the state’s economic growth through higher education policy.

The Associate Director will work in partnership with higher education institutions and state agencies, including the Illinois Community College Board.

The Associate Director:

  • Oversees the agency’s portfolio of grant programs that support business and employer needs or workforce shortage areas, including nursing and behavioral health.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a new Behavior Health Education Workforce Center, backboned by two public universities.
  • Supports development of programs and models for new and emerging workforce areas, such as clean jobs.
  • Develops programming, innovative models, and strategies for encouraging and assisting working adults seeking to upskill or reskill by returning to college to complete credentials and degrees.
  • Develops and supports strategies that eliminate barriers and promote seamless transfer for students between community college and four-year institutions, including efforts to validate learning across a variety of settings and leverage industry-recognized credentials as part of stackable pathways to degree.
  • Collaborates with institutional partners, state agencies, and other stakeholders to understand needs and opportunities.
  • Contributes to an agency collaborative team culture, helps achieve the agency’s strategic goals, and commits to continuous growth and learning.

The ideal candidate:

  • is passionate about public service and education
  • is a doer, a good communicator, and intellectually curious
  • is committed to continuous learning and growing
  • is a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public policy, business administration, education, or related field
  • Three years of higher education, education, government, or other related experience
  • Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
  • Postsecondary credentials/licensure or private sector talent recruitment helpful

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to public service and passion for education
  • Strong project management and program implementation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, such as college and university officials, state agency executives, and the business and employer community, among others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork
  • Grants management experience a plus

Work location:

Work locations are Chicago, IL, with a fully remote work schedule or Springfield, IL, with a hybrid schedule. Those located in other areas of Illinois will also be considered. Occasional travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $75,000 - $90,000. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers.

Interviews will begin immediately and will be conducted virtually. Please submit your materials by e-mail to: humanresources@ibhe.org


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Associate Director of Talent and Workforce Development (PDF).

The Position: Human Resource Assistant Manager

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is seeking a Human Resource Assistant Director. The Assistant Director of Human Resources leads and directs the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department and provides advice and assistance to the Executive Director and IBHE staff on human resource issues and enforcing agency policies and practices. The Assistant Director will develop and lead the agency’s recruitment strategy with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and help lead internal strategies that foster DEI practices.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about public service and education; a good communicator and intellectually curious; committed to continuous learning and growing; and a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture. This position reports to the Chief of Staff. There are no direct reports to this position.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of the agency’s recruitment and hiring strategy, with an emphasis on DEI, and supports the agency’s work to build a strong DEI culture
  • Serves as the IBHE’s primary liaison with the Capital Development Board, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, and institutional contacts for all capital matters.
  • Oversee the agency’s hiring, promotion, and exit procedures and activities
  • Review, analyze and participate in the development and implementation of human resource policies, programs, and procedures; suggest changes in policies and procedures, as needed
  • Counsel IBHE staff on human resource policies and rules; ensure employees follow all policies and procedures; recommend courses of action or identify and resolve problems based on employee and agency needs
  • Assess reports provided to HR to determine employee performance and training needs
  • Conducts State University Civil Service System classification analysis and supports audits
  • Supervise all HR activities, communications, reports, requests and documents created and received
  • Some travel required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in human resources, business admin or management. Master’s degree in related field may substitute for experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures used in human resources.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and/or regulations affecting public human resource administration; ability to develop a broad knowledge of those of the employing institution.
  • Proficiency in working with operations managers, staff, and the public.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing reports and other materials.
  • Skill in organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data.
  • Administrative ability.
  • Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work activities of others.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to organize human resource operations and coordinate them with other organizational units.
  • Ability to review and formulate/revise human resource policies and procedures.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals of varying levels of responsibility and backgrounds.
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying levels of responsibility and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently balancing multiple assignments.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite software.

Work location

Work location are Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL with a hybrid or remote work schedule. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, (3) copy of college transcript, and (4) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers.

Interviews will begin as soon as possible and will be conducted virtually. This posting will remain open until filled. Please submit the requested materials by email to: humanresources@ibhe.org.


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Human Resource Assistant Manager (PDF).

IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, who are working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.

In its strategic plan, A Thriving Illinois: Higher Education Paths to Equity, Sustainability, and Growth , IBHE has identified three goals and 25 strategies to help achieve its vision of a higher education ecosystem that ensures individuals, families, and communities across the state thrive.

  • Equity - Close equity gaps for students who have been left behind.
  • Sustainability - Build a stronger financial future for individuals and institutions.
  • Growth - Increase talent and innovation that drives economic growth.

The Position: Associate Director of Workforce Analytics

IBHE is working to ensure that Illinois higher education continues to be a leader in developing a diverse talent pipeline that will drive Illinois’ economic growth. As part of the strategies in A Thriving Illinois, we are undertaking a new portfolio of work, in partnership with other state agencies, to assess the current and future regional and statewide employment needs, to identify the portfolio of academic programs offered throughout the state, and to determine where gaps and/or mismatch might exist.

The Associate Director, as the founder of this role and work, will be responsible for conceptualizing the project, building a methodology and conducting an annual analysis on this and in other areas that will inform Board decision-making.

Primary Responsibilities

The Associate Director provides leadership, oversight, and thought partnership to IBHE’s growing role in actively fostering the state’s economic growth through higher education policy.

  • Develops and implements a methodology for an annual statewide supply and demand analysis, assessing regional and statewide economic needs, the state’s portfolio of academic programs, and determining gaps or mismatch.
  • Analyzes earnings and employment outcome data, reporting and making policy recommendations, as well as strengthening data tools available to institutional and public users.
  • Collaborates with institutional and agency partners to carry out the work
  • Contributes to the agency’s collaborative team culture, helps achieve the agency’s strategic goals, and commits to continuous growth and learning

The ideal candidate:

  • is passionate about public service and education
  • is a thought partner, a good communicator, intellectually curious, and a doer
  • is committed to continuous learning and growing
  • is a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in economics, data analytics, public policy, business administration, or related
  • Five years of higher education, education, government, or other related experience.
  • Additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to public service and passion for education
  • Ability to conceptualize and bring a project to fruition
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, such as college and university officials, state agency executives, and the business and employer community, among others.
  • Excellent analytic skills, with strong ability to present complex information in forms accessible to non-technical audiences
  • Data visualization, mapping, and related skills a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a commitment to collaboration and teamwork

Work location

Work locations are Chicago, IL, with a fully remote work schedule or Springfield, IL, with a hybrid schedule. Those located in other areas of Illinois will also be considered. Occasional travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $75,000 - $90,000. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers. Interviews will begin immediately and will be conducted virtually. Please submit your materials by e-mail to: humanresources@ibhe.org


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Associate Director of Workforce Analytics (PDF).

The Position: Assistant Director for Academic Affairs

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is seeking for a full-time Assistant Director for Academic Affairs to support the agency’s student access, success, and postsecondary consumer protection initiatives and to elevate the work of the IBHE to achieve the goals laid out in the state’s new higher education strategic plan, A thriving illinois higher education paths to equity, sustainability, and growth..

The ideal candidate:

  • passionate about public service and equity in education
  • knowledge of higher education: development, delivery, and accreditation; student access, retention and completion of programs, early college, transfer, and other partnerships to support student success
  • analytic, a good communicator, and intellectually curious
  • committed to continuous learning and growing
  • a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements a methodology for an annual statewide supply and demand analysis, assessing regional and statewide economic needs, the state’s portfolio of academic programs, and determining gaps or mismatch.
  • Analyzes earnings and employment outcome data, reporting and making policy recommendations, as well as strengthening data tools available to institutional and public users.
  • Collaborates with institutional and agency partners to carry out the work
  • Contributes to the agency’s collaborative team culture, helps achieve the agency’s strategic goals, and commits to continuous growth and learning

Position Overview

The Assistant Director for Academic Affairs provides direct support to the Executive Deputy Director and the Senior Associate Director for Academic Affairs. The position supports postsecondary consumer protection work to authorize institutions of higher education to operate in Illinois and grant degrees and supports agency work to advance postsecondary access and attainment initiatives with an equity focus such as student transfer, early college, and online learning. This position also contributes to advancing the IBHE role as a thought leader in the quality and integrity of postsecondary education and supports implementation of A Thriving Illinois.

Primary Responsibilities

The Assistant Director for Academic Affairs will be responsible for supporting the agency’s work to ensure student access, retention, and completion of high-quality postsecondary education options leading to graduates’ employment opportunities and further personal and professional growth. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Analyzing and recommending approval or disapproval of requests for new operating and degree authority from institutions of higher education
  • Coordinating and performing post-approval reviews of academic programs at public and private institutions
  • Analyzing the needs and priorities for higher education programs in relation to regional, state, and national workforce/employer demand; and the needs of underserved and underrepresented students including working adults
  • Supporting student transitions, access, success, and completion by coordinating related initiatives
  • Assisting to keep abreast of relevant federal and state laws, legislation, rules, regulations, and developments in the field of institution and degree program authorization and approval
  • Collaborating with counterparts at other agencies and others to advance higher education initiatives related to agency goals and state priorities
  • Researching and remaining current on higher education policy issues related to the quality and integrity of postsecondary education, student success, and equity in alignment with A Thriving Illinois.

Knowledge and Skills

Key knowledge, skills and attributes include:

  • Immense drive and strong ability to achieve outcomes, work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate understanding of higher education quality, student access, retention, and completion within equity impact
  • A strategic thinker and rapid problem-solver to effectively handle all types of institutional cases related to their current or planned operations in Illinois; ability to research, gather, and analyze evidence to effectively apply statute and administrative rules in evaluating institutional applications
  • Quickly grasp and effectively communicate complex, detailed information in a clear, concise manner for a variety of audiences
  • Support to build and maintain strong relationships with other state and national regulatory bodies, as well as related professional organizations
  • Demonstrates ability to work in collaborative work environment

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a master’s degree and three to five years related experience in higher education administration, educational administration and leadership, instructional design, curriculum and instruction, higher education policy, policy studies, college teaching, or similar
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: accreditation, academic transfer, student retention and success initiatives, online teaching and learning, academic program development and implementation, early college initiatives

Work location

Work locations are Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL, with a hybrid or remote work schedule. Those located in other areas of Illinois will also be considered. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package.

Application Process:

For full consideration, submit (1) letter describing your interest in the role and how you meet the qualifications, (2) resume, and (3) at least three professional references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers. Interviews will begin as soon as possible and will be conducted virtually. his posting will remain open until filled. Please submit your materials by e-mail to: humanresources@ibhe.org


About IBHE

IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, who are working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well- being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

IBHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodation upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs (PDF).