Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:34 PM
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 85 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population. The College develops in its students’ qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. Summary This position has primary responsibility for programs that enable students to combine a liberal arts education at Illinois College with professional education either through dual bachelor degrees or through preferential admissions into graduate programs. There are three essential elements of the work, approximately one-third time devoted to each: recruit prospective undergraduate students to IC’s pre-professional programs; support, advise, and instruct current students about professional opportunities and help them navigate the admission / transfer process; and the development and maintenance of articulation agreements with regional universities to facilitate transfer/graduate admissions. Essential Functions The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities. Work closely with Admission personnel to develop and share information about the IC pre-professional programs and recruit students who will succeed at Illinois College and in the program. Be accountable for annual enrollment goals set by the College, collaborating with the Office of Admission to meet specified recruitment, retention and revenue goals. Serve as liaison between the College and institutions with which it has agreements. Annually review all existing articulation agreements to ensure that the College continues to be in compliance with agreements. Represent IC in the community, cultivate strategic relationships, and develop outreach opportunities. Seek out new articulation agreement opportunities, both with institutions seeking to send students to the College (such as community colleges) and those institutions where the College wishes to send its students to complete their degrees or to receive additional education. Develop, maintain, and provide information about strategic and targeted articulation agreements with multiple universities for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Produce information sheets about transfer opportunities to be given to advisors and to students so they understand the process. Work closely with students and faculty to ensure awareness about transfer opportunities and that students meet entrance requirements for their respective programs. Provide academic and career-oriented advisement for students. As needed, teach in area of academic training and in first-year program. Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in appropriate health or science field; at least four semesters of college Physics coursework Ability and desire to work with the public both in student recruitment and in developing partnerships with universities Three to five years of relevant, progressively-responsible professional experience Some work experience in higher education; minimum two years full time preferred Dynamic public speaker with excellent writing and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational and data management skills Ability to work independently, accurately, and reliably in a fast-paced professional environment Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends as well as travel overnight (largely within Illinois and Missouri) Interculturally competent and able to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds Able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, engage in creative problem-solving, and extend enlightened hospitality when working with others Preferred Qualifications Some college teaching experience Background in the health sciences or engineering Experience working with the public Knowledge of and experience with higher education institutions in Illinois and/or the St. Louis metropolitan area Coordinator of Pre-Engineering and Pre-Health Sciences Programs This position is primarily responsible for programs that enable students to combine a liberal arts education at IC with professional education either through dual bachelor degrees or through preferential admissions into graduate programs. Elements of the work include: recruiting prospective undergraduate students to IC's pre-professional programs; supporting, advising, and instructing current students on professional opportunities and help them navigate the admission/transfer process; and developing/maintaining articulation agreements with regional universities to facilitate transfer/graduate admissions. Master's degree in health or science field; at least four semesters of college Physics coursework, required. For a detailed list of qualifications, responsibilities and information on how to apply, please visit our website at: www.ic.edu/employment. Illinois College is an EOE and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women. .
• Location: Jacksonville, Springfield
• Post ID: 64866058 springfieldil