Director, Bachelor in General Studies Degree Program
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL

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Position Announcement

School of Continuing Education

Director of the Bachelor in General Studies Degree Program

Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of the Bachelor in General Studies Degree Program in the School of Continuing Education. This person will be responsible for the expansion, supervision and administration of the Bachelor of General Studies Program.

The Director’s responsibilities include:
Ÿ Entrepreneurial leadership in the development, implementation and expansion of Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program;

Ÿ Energetic advocate for BGS Degree Program and the nontraditional student;

Ÿ Supervise and administer all aspects of programs and activities associated with the BGS;

Ÿ Refine and expand BGS online degree initiative;

Ÿ Define and expand degree program assessment plan;

Ÿ Provide leadership in maintaining quality staff through recruitment, retention and development, with special attention to achieving Affirmative Action goals;

Ÿ Conduct the evaluation of staff and make recommendations to the Dean, School of Continuing Education;

Ÿ Long range planning;

Ÿ Make BGS Degree into a model of integrative advising and be well versed in integrative learning concepts;

Ÿ Make recommendations to the Dean, concerning budgets and the appropriate use of funds in the BGS;

Ÿ Provide leadership in the development of preparation of publications and materials for the BGS Program and other SCE Programs;

Ÿ Continuous environment scanning for program growth;

Ÿ Develop degree/certificate options

Ÿ Prepare reports/analysis concerning the Program as requested; and

Ÿ Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Continuing Education.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must hold a doctorate degree; strong oral and written communication skills; experience in adult nontraditional programs/teaching; online learning issues; and, significant higher education administrative experience.

Appointment Begins: August 1, 2011

Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Application Process: Review of completed applications will begin on or about March 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. Candidates invited to continue with the search will be required to provide official transcripts showing graduate degrees and have a telephone interview.

All application materials, except for the official transcripts, must be sent as a Word or PDF document to Peggy Hickox at pahickox@eiu.edu .

Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

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