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ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Deputy Director for Information Systems & Technology

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) seeks an innovative and energetic Deputy Director for Information Systems and Technology to support its work to remodel Illinois higher education to better serve the state’s people and economy. The Board is focused on targeting resources to improve college affordability, reduce college success gaps for underrepresented students, and increase college opportunity for adult learners.

The IBHE coordinates the State system of colleges and universities to help improve student success in college and career. The Illinois system serves nearly 845,000 students enrolled at more than 230 campuses, including public universities, community colleges, and private institutions. The Board works closely with other state education agencies, the General Assembly, the Governor, and other important stakeholder groups.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with the Executive Director and other senior staff officers to provide leadership in areas of policy and planning for data reporting, online applications, database development, network systems, and institutional data collection
  • Plan, direct and manage the division in order to ensure the development and implementation of cost-effective systems and efficient operations to meet current and future decision making requirements
  • Manage and lead staff efforts to effectively utilize technology to increase the visibility and impact of agency work to stakeholders (e.g., web site design, use of social media, dissemination of reports and analyses)
  • Assist in implementing the Board’s strategic plan for higher education, including assessing achievement of the plan’s goals and objectives

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A bachelor’s degree and significant experience in managing information systems and technology
  • Two years supervisory experience

DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS:

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively work with both technical and non-technical staff members
  • Management skills, including project management
  • Knowledge of the information industry and current trends applicable to IBHE

For full consideration, submit a cover letter, a resume with a detailed work history and educational background, the contact information of five professional references, and a copy of college transcript(s). All application materials should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015 to:

Karen Helland, Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62701-1404
helland@ibhe.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


 

ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Deputy Director for Fiscal Affairs & Budgeting

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) seeks an innovative and energetic Deputy Director for Fiscal Affairs and Budgeting to support its work to remodel Illinois higher education to better serve the state’s people and economy. The Board is focused on targeting resources to improve college affordability, reduce college success gaps for underrepresented students, and increase college opportunity for adult learners.

The IBHE provides state-level coordination for Illinois’ 12 public university campuses, 48 community college campuses, and approximately 250 private institutions and works closely with other state education agencies, the General Assembly, the Governor, and other important stakeholder groups.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with the Executive Director and other senior staff officers to provide leadership in budgeting, policy development, and administration for the Board of Higher Education
  • Assist in implementing the Board’s strategic plan for higher education, including assessing achievement of the plan’s goals and objectives
  • Coordinate the Board’s annual budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly for higher education institutions and agencies
  • Analyze complex issues relating to higher education finance
  • Promote increased efficiency and effectiveness in the higher education system

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • An earned doctorate or a combination of an appropriate graduate degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience is required
  • Three years of leadership experience in administration is required; higher education experience preferred
  • Two years of supervisory experience of professional staff is required

DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS:

  • Outstanding communication and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of policy issues and trends, particularly as they relate to finance and planning
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and stakeholders, such as elected officials, senior governmental executives, institutional officers, and private sector leaders.

For full consideration, submit a cover letter, a resume with a detailed work history and educational background, the contact information of five professional references, and a copy of college transcript(s). All application materials should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 to:

Karen Helland, Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62701-1404
helland@ibhe.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


 

 

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