Sauk Valley Community College Human Resources

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Board of Trustees






Full-time Administrator




The President of the College is the chief executive, administrative, and education officer of the Community College District #506 and derives authority from, and is accountable to, the Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The President’s primary responsibility is to provide vision and strategic direction for the College; act as the College’s principal contact with the community, government, education, and business leaders; and provide leadership and direction for the planning and operation of all aspects of the College’s programs and services in conformity with SVCC Board policies, the Higher Learning Commission, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and Federal and State laws and regulations.


  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic and long-range plan which is responsive to the needs of the College and community college district #506. The plan should detail institutional vision, mission, goals, objectives, priorities, and resources of the College.
  2. Develop, maintain, and evaluate the academic programs and services of the College and create a climate which enhances student learning, stimulates creative approaches to teaching/learning and supports students to successful completion of their academic goals.
  3. Develop and maintain an appropriate administrative organization to ensure effective and efficient management of the College and its resources.
  4. Recommend policies for Board action and implement those policies adopted by the Board.
  5. Oversee an efficient process to recruit, maintain, compensate, evaluate, and develop human resources of the College.
  6. Prepare, recommend, and administer the annual operating and capital budgets as approved by the Board of Trustees.
  7. Maintain effective and efficient internal and external communications to the Board of Trustees, to College personnel, and community stakeholders. Represent the College to the general public.
  8. Provide for the preparation and submission of all reports required by local, State, and national agencies.
  9. Represent and actively participate in appropriate local, State, and national efforts to promote the interests of the College.
  10. Manage the operational affairs of the Board of Trustees, including being its professional advisor by analyzing implications of proposed actions and making recommendations, handling agendas, minutes, policies, and other necessary records.
  11. Represent the College interests as a member of the Sauk Valley Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
  12. Delegate powers and duties listed above to appropriate staff members and committees as the President deems appropriate for the administration of the College.
  13. Use a continuous improvement process to increase efficiency of internal and external College operations and decide all other administrative matters not outlined above and for which no specific provision has been made in the law or by Board policies.
  14. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned or delegated by the Board of Trustees.


  1. Understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must have strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and analytical skills.
  3. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  4. Must be able to communicate by phone and email on a daily basis.
  5. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.


Maintain regular contact with the College staff and faculty to ensure that the College functions effectively and efficiently. The president is expected to be a community ambassador with focus on developing long-lasting positive relationships with Federal, State and local legislators, community education leaders, community business leaders, university presidents, and potential donors.


Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the Provost, Dean of Academics and Student Services, Dean of Institutional Research and Marketing, Director of Building and Grounds, Dean of Business Services, Director of Human Resources, Foundation Manager, and the Administrative Assistant to the President.


Earned doctorate or equivalent is strongly recommended. Knowledge of and commitment to the comprehensive community college concepts including vocational/technical education, university transfer, community service, developmental studies and community and workforce development. Evidence of operational/administrative skills in the areas of long-range planning, finance, institutional research, faculty development, priority determination, and the ability and attitude to work with a policy making Board of Trustees. Demonstrated skills in economic development including work with business, industry, potential donors, unions, governmental bodies, and chambers of commerce. Positive involvement in decision making with faculty, staff, students, and community groups. Evidence of successful college teaching or significant experience which demonstrates an understanding and support of the teaching/learning process. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a rural/small city/industrial setting and to communicate a sense of common purpose to the community constituencies. Commitment to effective articulation with local school districts and area colleges/universities.


1/14/00; 2/16/01; 1/22/02; 7/7/10/ 10/2/14; 7/1/15


Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.