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Director of Planning, Budget, & Institutional Research (INTERNAL SEARCH ONLY)

Closes: Open Until Filled Office of the Vice President for Business AffairsPlanning, Budget and Institutional Research

Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications and nominations for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to serve as the University’s Director of Institutional Research and Business Operation Unit. The Director of Institutional Research & Business Operations reports to the Vice President for Business Affairs and has responsibility for administering all aspects of programs and activities associated with the office of Institutional Research and Business operations.

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start Date: February 1, 2024, desired; appointment date negotiable.

CLOSING DATE: Review will begin immediately and continue until filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials no later than February 1, 2024, for full consideration.

APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted through the University's “Interfolio" application system Submitted materials should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate's experience and qualifications as related to the position description; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae describing the candidate's professional work history, education, and other qualifications; and 3) a list identifying the names, addresses, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references.

UNIVERSITY CONTACT: For questions regarding the search, contact Megan Wells, Screening Committee Chair at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

 Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community

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