Search for Executive Director – UIC Extended Campus

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the next Executive Director of the UIC Extended Campus. The Executive Director will foster the growth of online education at UIC as well as other innovative and transformative programs for multi-generational learners. Extended Campus oversees UIC’s online programs and offers credit and noncredit programming to adult professional audiences. It currently operates in partnership with several of UIC’s colleges.

The Executive Director provides administrative leadership and oversight in the development and expansion of Extended Campus programs. The Executive Director is responsible for managing an annual budget of $5M, a full-time staff of 19 employees and enrollments of approximately 10,000 participants annually. The responsibilities of this position include establishing strategic directions and initiatives; supervising a team of professionals; managing the budget and allocation of resources; overseeing online compliance regulations; creating and maintaining critical internal and external relationships to support implementation of the university’s mission; and developing online, professional development and certificate programs. The Executive Director reports to the Associate Provost.

Candidates must have at minimum a master’s degree with seven years of experience in an academic non-profit setting with at least three years in university-level administration. Experience with managing substantial budgets, supervising staff in varied functions, interacting with individuals at a leadership level, prior experience in online educational programming, and outreach to diverse organizations and populations is essential. Doctorate or terminal degree is preferred.

For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by December 11, 2017, via the electronic application. Application materials should include a letter, addressed to search committee chair Dr. Bo Fernhall, outlining qualifications and interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information, including email and telephone numbers, for at least three references. Nominations should include the name, position, email address, and telephone number. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Faizan Abid at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.