KEES has been exclusively retained by Illinois Central College in its search for a
Illinois Central College seeks an experienced professional to provide oversight and innovation to Workforce and Diversity at the institution. Reporting to the college President, The Vice President of Workforce & Diversity will join President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey in her goals to increase college and workforce readiness, as well as expanding the workforce by credentialing adults in areas of regional workforce gaps. Credentials are essential to changing the lives of individuals, families, and the workforce. 60% of all jobs require post high-school credentialing, but only 40% of Peoria residents have achieved this designation.
The Vice President of Workforce & Diversity will exercise administrative supervision or oversight of approximately 50 direct and indirect reports in administrative, management, support, and clerical positions in the College’s Workforce Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Continuing Education and College and Career Readiness programs. The Vice President of Workforce & Diversity will lead the development of vision, strategy, short and long-range goals, and the operating requirements to ensure workforce programs and initiatives meet the changing needs of ICC students, community, and businesses. The Vice President will also advocate for continuing development of EDI initiatives internally at ICC, such as College YES, Harvesting Dreams, TRiO, Diversity Retention Coordinators, and diverse recruiting initiatives. Their work will be critical to creating a culture of equity throughout the ICC community, including faculty, staff and students.
Some of the specific requirements include:
A full listing of requirements can be found in the Opportunity Guide document.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. Relocation assistance is offered. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
Illinois Central College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Protected Veteran Employer.
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To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
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About Illinois Central College
Founded in 1967, Illinois Central College (ICC) serves all or parts of a ten-county district in the heart of Illinois. The College resides in the Greater Peoria metropolitan area with approximately 380,000 residents. ICC has campuses in East Peoria, Peoria, and Pekin for in-person instruction, and has a robust virtual online learning catalog.
Today the ICC district covers 2,322 square miles and serves 38 high schools. In any given semester, the college offers more than 1,900 classes. Since the beginning, ICC has touched more than half a million lives. One out of every four graduating high school students within the district attends ICC. Every year, ICC awards approximately 1,800 certificates and degrees. With each degree or certificate conferred, a small ripple of change for the better in our world is created. As the ICC mission says, “Through learning, minds change. We believe by changing minds, we can change the world.”
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