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University of Illinois Chicago
Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Effectiveness
Posted: 05/25/2023
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs Initiatives

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Effectiveness (VPAPE) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs Initiatives position. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals. This position works with the leadership in VPAPE to oversee the creation, implementation, and evaluation of project and/or programs that impact academic programs, assessment, academic policy and effectiveness to increase student success at the university.


Duties for the Assistant Director include:

  • Identify, evaluate and assess research literature on a variety of high-impact practices related to student
  • Collect and analyze data related to dedicated academic program initiative
  • Meet and collaborate regularly with individuals and committees tasked with creating, implementing and evaluating campus-wide initiatives.
  • Create, follow through with, assess, and revise detailed work plans, identifying specific activities needed to successfully complete projects such as the Curricular Analytics project, Collaborative Agreements, and Guaranteed Transfer Pathways between area community colleges and the university.
  • Ensure scope and direction of projects aligns with university
  • Represent the university when communication with outside groups and agencies, which may include needs analysis surveys, securing philanthropic funding for projects, or meeting with experts in subject matter from other universities, is necessary within the scope of a project.
  • Establish and maintain a communication schedule to update progress to a variety of stakeholders and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Draft proposals and maintain established project management reports, including information posted to the various project websites.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as



Master’s Degree required. Minimum of two years of project management or related experience, preferably in higher education or related fields.

Good understanding of key issues involved in undergraduate student success preferred. Strong communication and public relation skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access).

For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at jobs.uic.edu by Friday, June 16, 2023. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran, or disability status.