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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.

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

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
  • Prepares and/or reviews requests for proposals, contracts, grants, inter-governmental agreements, and other agreements and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and protocols
  • Serves as the agency's Ethics Officer, including review of complaints and investigative referrals made to or from the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) and conducting or supervising investigations and providing recommendations to the Executive Director or Board
  • 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 in State of Illinois governmental entities
  • Knowledge or experience with higher education policy and regulatory areas 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.

Interviews will begin as soon as possible and will be conducted virtually. This posting will remain open until filled. 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 General Counsel (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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

IBHE is seeking a Data Warehouse Manager to provide expertise as the Board implements its strategic plan and builds out an accountability system.

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

Reporting to the Enterprise Systems Manager, this position is responsible for maintaining, optimizing, and managing various IBHE enterprise and business level databases and acting as primary administrator for multiple servers and versions of database software and support tools which host data for enterprise and business applications along with custom data warehouses

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining a data warehouse, including overseeing the data design, the creation of database architecture, and data repositories.
  • Administers SQL Databases including capacity planning, warehouse configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, patch management systems as well as backup and data recovery plans, encrypting/decrypting, replication, linked servers, and shadowing.
  • Oversees implementation of databases, coordinating tests and observing initiation of the data systems to validate performance
  • Consults with internal clients and other team members to design and develop database solutions
  • Ensuring data security and integrity though data auditing and data quality measures. Data should be in third normal form and relational.
  • Ensures proper balance between front-end system and back-end data processing capabilities.
  • Creates and maintains data dictionaries for key data elements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a computer science-related field.
  • Minimum of one year of experience creating and using data warehouse platforms.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in the MS SQL server and newer platforms.
  • Minimum of one year experience with server monitoring tools for health and performance monitoring
  • Two years of experience using one or more common query/reporting tools (SSMS, SQL development, TOAD, Cognos, SSRS, Crystal Reports, exporting to MS Excel)
  • Minimum of one year of experience using TSQL in SSMS to query, insert, and update tables including complex joins and connections

Skills

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure hardware as it relates to DB architecture such as servers, storage, networking, backups.
  • SQL knowledge and ability to query data; solid understanding of data systems and concepts (data warehousing)
  • Strong organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
  • Working knowledge or relational and dimensional data structures
  • Understanding of common technologies used by database applications such as backups and event monitoring.
  • Proficient in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Strong oral and written communications and the ability to describe technical solutions to non-technical staff
  • Able to handle multiple projects at one time and be results-oriented
  • Highly motivated and work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service; and Detail-oriented and able to accurately document projects, processes, and solutions

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.

To Apply:

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, 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 accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Data Warehouse Manager (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

IBHE is seeking a Deputy Director of Budget and Fiscal Affairs to play a leadership role in establishing the Board’s higher education fiscal policy, overseeing the agency’s financial operations, and in supporting implementation of A Thriving Illinois.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about public service and education; bring experience in higher education finance policy and financial operations; be analytic, a good communicator, and intellectually curious; be committed to continuous learning and growing; will be a supportive colleague, reinforcing a strong team-focused culture.

Primary Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director for Budget and Fiscal Affairs provides senior leadership in higher education finance, analytics, budgeting, grants administration, and financial operations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the senior leader for all statewide higher education budget and fiscal policy and oversees the agency’s fiscal operations.
  • In this capacity, provides oversight and leadership that:
    • Supports the Board’s higher education strategic planning and implementation efforts, analyzes issues, and develops reports, analysis, presentations, and papers pertaining to higher education finance and related policy issues.
    • Leads, conducts, and explains complex financial analyses and modeling in support of funding policy and recommendations, increased efficiency and effectiveness, and strategies to close gaps in access and attainment of low-income students, students of color, adult students, and rural students.
    • Leads the development of the Board’s annual higher education operating and capital budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.
    • Oversees the development and publication of key agency reports.
    • Provides information and analysis to the Governor’s Office and General Assembly regarding budget, financial, and policy-related issues. Provides fiscal analysis on pending or proposed legislation.
    • Develops and provides analytic support for other teams within the agency and collaborates to produce thoughtful agency reports.
  • Oversees the agency’s fiscal operations, including accounting, financial reporting, audits, purchasing, contracting, payroll and benefits, grants administration, and agency budgeting. Provides hands-on support, as needed.
  • Leads and develops a staff team, overseeing their work, professional development, and success
  • Contributes to the Agency’s leadership team, including helping achieve the long-term strategic and annual goals, including Diversity Equity, and Inclusion goals. Helps provide leadership to the organization, including presenting to the Board, working with Board members, assisting with the agency’s annual planning, budgeting, and goal setting, and contributing to a collaborative team culture.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in business or public administration, public policy, finance, data analytics, or similar; higher education finance policy a plus
  • Five years or more years of related experience. At least two years of supervision of professional staff 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 private sector leaders.
  • Intellectually curious, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support and develop professional staff

Work location:

Currently we are working fully remotely due to the pandemic and anticipate a partially remote work schedule in the future, with employees located primarily in Springfield or Chicago. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

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. Please submit your 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, 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 accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Deputy Director for Budget and Fiscal Affairs (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

The IBHE is seeking an Assistant Director for Budget and Grants in the Fiscal Affairs and Budgeting unit to oversee grants and contract management and support all fiscal operations for the agency. This position will also be responsible for designing and conducting complex financial analysis.

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:

  • Oversees the fiscal administration of the agency’s grantmaking processes, coordinating with grantee institutions and partners, programmatic staff within the agency, and serving the lead contact with the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for grants management, the Grants Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU).
  • Analyzes agency, grantee and other financial data for reports, audits, special programmatic analysis, and other needs.
  • Supports overall fiscal operations, including budget analysis, accounting, and procurement, among others.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience, with a focus on financial analysis, budgeting, accounting, and grants management or related
  • Knowledge of Illinois state accounting systems, procurement, and grant management systems or similar systems a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a teamwork orientation
  • Highly analytic, with ability to define, conduct, and communicate analysis
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Handle confidential information with professionalism and discretion
  • Extremely driven and detail-oriented

Work location:

Work location is in Springfield or Chicago, with the possibility of some remote work. Travel within Illinois may be required.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package. Note that this position is primarily funded through federal grants, which may not continue past the current expiration of September, 2024.

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.

Please submit your materials to

humanresources@ibhe.org

Interviews will begin immediately and will be conducted virtually. The position will remain open until filled.


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 accommodations 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 Budget and Grants (PDF).

- August 31, 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

IBHE ROAD TO RENEWAL

The Illinois P-20 Council established the Road to Renewal to focus institutional strategies for learning renewal and social emotional supports for students as they return to school. The Road to Renewal will kick-start the implementation of A Thriving Illinois’ goal to close equity gaps and to ensure that individuals, families, and communities thrive. Key Equity strategies include leveraging resources developed by the Illinois P-20 Council and outlined in the Learning Renewal Resource Guide (PDF).

IBHE is seeking staff to support public and private universities through the immediate needs for student learning renewal and social emotional supports as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives, while addressing the immediate needs, are also designed to lead to the systemic changes need to better serve students, families, and communities.

ROLE

IBHE is seeking an Associate Director of Learning Renewal to serve in a two-year role to lead IBHE’s learning renewal work. This will include policy and practice changes, alignment to A Thriving Illinois, allocation of the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds, and implement the High Impact Tutoring Initiative. The Associate Director will be supported by a post-graduate Fellow. The Associate Director will bring expertise in pedagogy, social emotional support, policy, and project management.

Policy and Practice Responsibilities

The Associate Director will have lead responsibility for the Learning Renewal efforts including:

  • Convene Communities of Practice, as institutions develop their strategies based on the Learning Renewal Guide, Communities of Practice will help institutions learn from each other to strengthen their work.
  • Identify Common Challenges/Innovative Solutions. This could occur both within the Communities of Practice, but also through regular contact with institutions and continual landscape scans of what is happening nationally.
  • Expand on Learning Renewal Resource Guide. As additional practices or resources are identified, make recommendations to update the Guide.
  • Assess Student Impact. Identify and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on what is working, and report on successful practices or impact on student success.
  • Institutionalize for Long-Term Change. Identify and elevate challenges or solutions that require policy or legislative changes to achieve long-term systemic change.

Programmatic Planning and Oversight

The Associate Director will support the implementation by

  • Overseeing development of the guidelines and progress monitoring to ensure institutional efforts are aligned with the academic support and social emotional support priorities as well as demonstrating how they will work to close equity gaps in enrollment, persistence, and completion.
  • Overseeing an RFP for private institution grants. Private institutions will be eligible to apply for GEER funds to support academic and social-emotional supports with a focus on closing equity gaps in enrollment, persistence, and completion.
  • Reporting and communication. Compile and collect quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate the impact of the GEER funds and communicate stories of success.

Implement High Impact Tutoring

The Associate Director will lead the statewide initiative on High Impact Tutoring. Through this initiative, universities and community colleges will partner with identified K-12 school districts to provide tutors from educator preparation programs. This initiative will require a high level of coordination across institutions, districts, and with other state leaders. Leadership will require working with the “backbone” institution that will coordinate the overall effort; managing and monitoring agreements with institutions and agencies; coordinating and trouble-shooting any operational or programmatic issues that emerge; collecting data and stories of impact; and leading the independent evaluation of the program.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or Doctorate in related field.
  • At least five or more years of relevant experience; supervisory experience a plus
  • Knowledge or experience with higher education pedagogy, policy, academic/student supports, program management or related areas

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 college and university leaders, senior government executives, elected officials, and private sector leaders.
  • Excellent problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project-management skills, excellent follow-through, and ability to organize and prioritize
  • Good judgement and discretion
  • Relationship builder

Work location:

Work location is either Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL, with the possibility of 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. Note that this position is funded through a federal grant, which runs through September 30, 2023. Candidates should have no expectation that the position will continue once the federal grant expires.

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. Please submit your 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, 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 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 Learning Renewal (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

IBHE ROAD TO RENEWAL

The Illinois P-20 Council established the Road to Renewal to focus institutional strategies for learning renewal and social emotional supports for students as they return to school. The Road to Renewal will kick-start the implementation of A Thriving Illinois’ goal to close equity gaps and to ensure that individuals, families, and communities thrive. Key Equity strategies include leveraging resources developed by the Illinois P-20 Council and outlined in the Learning Renewal Resource Guide (PDF).

IBHE is seeking staff to support public and private universities through the immediate needs for student learning renewal and social emotional supports as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives, while addressing the immediate needs, are also designed to lead to the systemic changes need to better serve students, families, and communities.

ROLE

IBHE is seeking a Learning Renewal Fellow to serve in a two-year role to support IBHE’s learning renewal work. The Learning Renewal Fellow will report to the Associate Director of Learning Renewal. The Fellow will support policy and practice changes, ensure initiative alignment to A Thriving Illinois, coordinate the programmatic aspects of the agency’s allocation of the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, and support the implementation of High Impact Tutoring Initiative.

Policy and Practice Responsibilities of Learning Renewal

  • Convene Communities of Practice, as institutions develop their strategies based on the Learning Renewal Guide, Communities of Practice will help institutions learn from each other to strengthen their work.
  • Identify Common Challenges/Innovative Solutions. This could occur both within the Communities of Practice, but also through regular contact with institutions and continual landscape scans of what is happening nationally.
  • Expand on Learning Renewal Resource Guide. As additional practices or resources are identified, make recommendations to update the Guide.
  • Communicate Stories of Success. Identify and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on what is working, and report on successful practices or impact on student success.
  • Institutionalize for Long-Term Change. Identify and elevate challenges or solutions that require policy or legislative changes to achieve long-term systemic change. .

Programmatic Planning and Oversight

  • Help develop the guidelines, review progress, and monitor the program to ensure institutional efforts are aligned with the academic support and social emotional support priorities as well as demonstrating how they will work to close equity gaps in enrollment, persistence, and completion.
  • Help oversee an RFP for private institution grants. Private institutions will be eligible to apply for funds to support academic and social-emotional supports with a focus on closing equity gaps in enrollment, persistence, and completion.
  • Reporting and communication. Compile and collect quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate the impact of the federal funds and communicate stories of success.

Implementation of High Impact Tutoring

The Fellow will support the coordination and implementation of the statewide initiative on High Impact Tutoring. Through this initiative, universities and community colleges will partner with identified K-12 school districts to provide tutors from educator preparation programs. This initiative will require a high level of coordination across institutions, districts, and with other state leaders. Support will include working with the “backbone” institution that will coordinate the overall effort; managing and monitoring agreements with institutions and agencies; coordinating and trouble-shooting any operational or programmatic issues that emerge; collecting data and stories of impact; and assisting with the independent evaluation of the program.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or Doctorate in related field.
  • Knowledge or experience with higher education pedagogy, policy, academic/student supports, program management or related areas

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 college and university leaders, senior government executives, elected officials, and private sector leaders.
  • Excellent problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project-management skills, excellent follow-through, and ability to organize and prioritize
  • Good judgement and discretion
  • Relationship builder

Work location:

Work location is either Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL, with the possibility of remote work. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary:

Salary will be $50,000 annually. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package. Note that this position is funded through a federal grant, which runs through September 30, 2023. Candidates should have no expectation that the position will continue once the federal grant expires.

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 or academic references including names, professional titles, and current emails and phone numbers.

Interviews will begin as soon as possible and will be conducted virtually. Please submit your 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, 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 accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Learning Renewal Fellow (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

IBHE is seeking a Project Director to lead the development of the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity, one of the strategic plan strategies. IBHE, state agencies, and public twoand four-year institutions of higher education are launching a statewide consortium of institutions to make coursework available for members of the incumbent early childhood care and education workforce. The Consortium will ensure courses are offered when and where students need, with program delivery and student support services that are specifically targeted to meet the needs of working adults. One-time federal resources will be used to provide financial supports to students and institutions. More information can be found in legislation establishing the Consortium here.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A passion for public service and education
  • Ample experience in the field of early childhood care and education and related workforce development, systems, and policy issues
  • Knowledge of federal and state structures that impact funding and licensing in the field of early childhood care and education
  • A strong background in higher education administration or leadership of multi-institutional initiatives
  • Skill in leading large projects from inception through completion
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides overall strategic leadership for the successful establishment of the structure, governance, and operations of the Consortium and ensures timely progress towards achieving Consortium goals.
  • Acts as a liaison to and maintains regular communication with representatives from other Illinois state agencies serving on the Consortium Steering Committee to ensure success in all aspects of the Consortium’s operations.
  • Provides thought leadership in support of the Consortium Advisory Committee.
  • Coordinates with agency fiscal operations staff to ensure Consortium funds are disbursed and spent on time and in a manner consistent with the established budget and work plan.
  • Oversees the grantmaking process to public and private universities for Consortiumrelated activities from disbursement of funds to collection of reports.
  • Oversees reporting for the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Advisory Committee on the progress made by the consortium as outlined in Public Act 102-0174.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public administration, higher education, or a related field; at least five or more years of relevant project management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with higher education policy and administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in workforce development in the field of early childhood care and education.

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, private sector leaders, and community-based partners.
  • 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 and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package. This is a temporary grant-funded position with a term of up to three (3) years. Applicants should have no expectation that this position will be funded once the grant term ends.

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. Please submit your 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, 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 accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Early Childhood Consortium Project Director (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

We are looking for an Assistant Project Director to assist in the development of the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity, one of the strategic plan strategies. IBHE, state agencies, and public two- and four-year institutions of higher education are launching a statewide consortium of institutions to make coursework available for members of the incumbent early childhood care and education workforce. The Consortium will ensure courses are offered when and where students need, with program delivery and student support services that are specifically targeted to meet the needs of working adults. One-time federal resources will be used to provide financial supports to students and institutions. More information can be found in legislation establishing the Consortium here.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A passion for public service and education
  • Experience in the field of early childhood care and education and related workforce development, systems, and policy issues
  • Knowledge of higher education administration or experience working with initiatives involving multiple institutional partners
  • Experience in working on large projects from inception through completion
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Project Director in the successful establishment of the structure, governance, and operations of the Consortium and timely progress toward Consortium goals.
  • Coordinates communication with representatives from other Illinois state agencies included on the Steering Committee.
  • Conducts research as needed to inform the Project Director and other stakeholders of best practices and successful precedents with regard to higher education consortia nationally and internationally.
  • Updates work plan at the direction of the Project Director to ensure timely progress towards achieving Consortium goals.
  • Coordinates the grantmaking process for Consortium-related activities from disbursement of funds to collection of reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports for the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Advisory Committee on the progress made by the consortium.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public administration, higher education, or a related field; at least two or more years of relevant experience working in an education field.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of early childhood care and education and/or higher education.

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, private sector leaders, and community-based partners.
  • Excellent problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management 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 and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer the state’s competitive employee benefits package. This is a temporary grant-funded position with a term of up to three (3) years. Applicants should have no expectation that this position will be funded once the grant term ends.

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. Please submit your 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, 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 accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

Download the Early Childhood Consortium Assistant Project Director (PDF).

- August 2021 -

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 Board recognized that these goals are being developed in a particular context:

  • COVID-19 has shaped and will continue to reshape the educational experience
  • Racial injustice can no longer be ignored
  • Changes in the nature of work are accelerating
  • Innovative disrupters to traditional postsecondary education are growing
  • Budget challenges are exacerbated

The IBHE is seeking an Assistant Director in the Private Business and Vocational Schools unit. This State Universities Civil Service Classification for this position is Program Coordinator. The Assistant Director will focus on institution approval, academic program approval, and initiatives to advance statewide goals related to the Board’s strategic plan.

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.
  • 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 is required. 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 is in Springfield, IL with the possibility of some remote work. Travel within Illinois is expected, as required by the work.

Salary and Benefits

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.

Please submit your materials on or before October 9, 2021 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 Assistant Director (PDF).

- August 2021 -