The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) in Springfield, Illinois invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. The IBHE is a coordinating board with major statutory responsibilities for Master Planning, Budget Development, Program Approval, Institution Approval, Grants Administration, and Information System maintenance. The Executive Director works with higher education leaders, state government officials, and other state agencies and organizations. The position offers a broad range of professional opportunities to an individual who will bring experience, vision, commitment, well-honed leadership skills, and wise counsel to the coordination and oversight of higher education in Illinois. The Executive Director is selected by, and is responsible to, the 16 members of the Board.
The next Executive Director must be a statesperson who will bring a deep knowledge of higher education management to the position. This individual will have an understanding of national higher education trends and policy issues. The selected candidate must be a decisive, skilled, and fair administrator of the highest integrity with a proven commitment to equity and attainment in education.
The Executive Director will be fully committed to what Illinois higher education offers to individuals of all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, joining with the Illinois Board of Higher Education to be an advocate for the entire higher education community.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education expects its next Executive Director to collaborate with the Board and key stakeholders in the execution of the Board’s statutory responsibilities. The Board is beginning a revision of its Master Plan, and the Director will play a critical role in analyzing the needs of Illinois’ higher education system and promoting policies to meet those needs.
To assure best consideration, nominations and applications are due by November 18, 2019. The application should include a three-page (or fewer) letter of interest; a résumé (or curriculum vitae); and the names of at least five professional references with each person's position, office or home address, e-mail address, and current telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. The new Executive Director will assume office in January 2020, or as soon as possible in the new year. Salary considerations are competitive.
All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to email@example.com. Additional IBHE information may be found at www.ibhe.org.
The search is being assisted by Executive Search Consultants:
Mr. Thomas Layzell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 691-0462
Dr. James McCormick, email@example.com, (651) 238-5188
Ms. Janice Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 580-0663