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VP for Administrative Affairs

Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of Cabinet, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs is responsible for the oversight of the College's administrative support operations and related strategy so as to contribute to the development and accomplishment of the organization's strategic goals. Responsible for the central services functions of Finance, Budgeting, Business Affairs, Information Technology, Facilities, Public Safety, Risk Management, and certain Auxiliary Enterprises. In that capacity, the Vice President is responsible for the planning, coordinating and directing of these functions. Based upon the recommendation of the President of the College, the Vice President of Administrative Affairs is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The position reports to the President for evaluation and accountability.

Additional critical functions:

  • Provide strategic input on academic and operational initiatives.
  • Provide big picture view to further the success of the College in meeting district and constituency needs.
  • Contribute to strategic planning: short term and long term.
  • Provide advice on all matters related to resource management.
  • Operate with institutional integrity.



  • Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the following services: Finance, Budgeting, Business Affairs, Information Technology, Facilities, Public Safety, Risk Management, and certain auxiliary enterprises (to include the WDCB radio station).
  • Directs, coordinates, and evaluates the directors of the central service functions within Administrative Affairs.
  • Oversees the formulation of the long-range financial plans and annual budget process of the College.
  • Oversees the coordination of the annual audit, unit cost study, and financial reporting required by state and national agencies.
  • Responsible for all property, liability, vehicle, workers' compensation, and sports insurance programs and coordinates claim processing and annual review of the program through the Community College Insurance Consortium.
  • Oversees the coordination of the purchasing of all supplies, materials, capital equipment, and services for the institution and maintaining an adequate inventory of College assets.
  • Oversees the management of College funds in accordance with Board Policy and the Investment of Public Funds Act.
  • Responsible for Auxiliary Enterprise services to the College which includes: bookstore, dining services, and radio station.
  • Provides a safe environment for faculty, staff and students and security of the College's assets through oversight of the public safety (police) function.
  • Responsible for hazardous material coordination including proper procedures for acquisition, storage, utilization and disposal of such materials.
  • Serves as contract officer for the College and works with legal counsel on legal matters, litigation, contracts for clinical facilities, leases and contracts for performances.
  • Provides leadership for College-wide technology initiatives and ensures efficient integration of various systems; recommends campus-wide policies for information technology services to the President and Cabinet; maintains information technology policies; works with advisory committees, faculty, staff, administrators, students and members of the community to ensure the department maintains a high quality of services.
  • Oversees creation of the Information Technology Strategic Plan including planning for future information technology services and the requirements of the College; oversees the timely implementation of approved plans and measures progress against information technology goals.
  • Keeps the College informed of new developments, products and services in the fields on instructional and administrative information technology and articulates strategic vision in practical terms for campus students, personnel, and Trustees.
  • Oversees the facilities function to ensure that College facilities are adequate to meet the needs of the College community. This includes routine maintenance, major renovation projects, and new construction.
  • Provides executive leadership in the development of the Facilities Master Plan.
  • Attends state and national meetings to keep the College apprised of new regulations or recent developments in areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President.













  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a corporate, educational, nonprofit or public sector organization with at least five years of experience in one or more of the functions reporting to this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field.


  • Ten (10) years' experience in a complex, public sector institution, preferably in higher education.
  • Master's degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field.



General office environment.



This position requires a background check and drug screen.

Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, March 9th, 2020





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College of Dupage 
Location: Glen EllynIL 60137
Document ID: AE045-41PL  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2020-02-0602/06/2020
Minimum Education: Bachelors

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