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Oakton Community College Announces Director of Facilities and Director of Student Success Openings

DES PLAINES, IL - Oakton Community College announces two administrator level openings as Director of Facilities and Director of Student Success. Located in the near north suburban Chicago communities of Skokie and Des Plaines, Oakton employs individuals who respect, are eager to learn about, and have a willingness to accept the many ways of the world.

Individuals with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and who reflect the increasing diversity of Oaktonís student body and community are sought to fill administrator level positions as Director of Facilities and Director of Student Success. Both positions will work out of the Des Plaines campus, and have responsibilities over aspects of both Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

One of the countryís premier comprehensive community colleges, Oakton Community College is a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Oakton seeks dynamic and creative leaders for both positions, with a commitment to the values of the community college. The preferred candidates will (1) possess a proven ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; (2) a demonstrated capacity to think strategically, prioritize effectively, and act decisively; and (3) an appreciation for the cultural complexity of a richly diverse student body and community.

The Director of Facilities plans, budgets, supervises and manages the operational, staffing, and day-to-day activities of the following functional areas assigned to Facilities: maintenance, HVAC, grounds, housekeeping, new construction and remodeling for both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses. The Director serves as the point person for showcasing and promoting the campus facilities.

The successful candidate will have a bachelorís degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field. Ten years of increasingly responsible experience as a facilities/operations manager, and supervision of a large in house staff including skilled trades, grounds workers, and laborers are also required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree. Full consideration will be given to application materials received by August 31, 2009. The anticipated starting date for the successful candidate is November 1, 2009.

The Director of Student Success provides leadership and direction to college-wide advising and retention processes and programs including new student orientation, as well as the direct supervision of the Advising and Counseling and career Services departments. The director will collaborate with the Director of Student Engagement to create a comprehensive approach to supporting student success by coordinating student affairs and academic affairs services.

The successful candidate will have a masterís degree in Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field. Five years or more of higher education experience is also required, with specific experience in student affairs, preferably at a community college. Full consideration will be given to application materials received by August 31, 2009. The anticipated starting date for the successful candidate is November 1, 2009.

Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Oakton Community College website at www.oakton.edu to learn more about the college, the open positions, and to access an online application. Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
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