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Chief of Staff


Summary:  The Chief of Staff reports directly to the President and works closely with the President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives involving the President's office and its priorities. These include promoting and supporting the mission and values of the college; overseeing the administrative, operational, and financial affairs of the Office of President; serving as a primary liaison between the President and the various Vice Presidents; developing and coordinating special and high-priority projects and initiatives; handling questions, concerns, issues and requests on the Presidents behalf; serving as an advisor to the President; coordinating communications and preparing speeches and special correspondence; and serving as a liaison to a variety of internal and external constituencies. This position is a senior administrator and serves as a member of the President's cabinet.



Required:  Master's Degree in Education Administration, English, Business or related field with successful administrative experience.

Preferred:  Successful upper-level administrative experience in a community college setting.


SALARY:     Commensurate with Experience and Education


Application Materials:

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, you will be notified by telephone.
  • No further information concerning the progress of the search will be available until a decision has been reached. At that time, applicants will be informed of the decision by letter.
  • All applicants must submit all of the credentials below to the Human Resource Office in order for your application to be considered complete.
    • SCC Application Form
    • Letter of Application
    • Resume
    • Official Transcript(s) (sent to SCC directly from college/university)
    • Proof of Certifications (if applicable)
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Submit materials to:

Ms. Emily Forthman, Human Resource Director
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin IL 62992

For more information, contact Emily Forthman - Human Resource Director at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3223 or e-mail

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