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Job Opportunity

Director, Private Postsecondary Education

Working Title:  Director, Private Postsecondary Education
Pay Band: UG
Hiring Range: $90,000 - $110,000
Unit/Location: Richmond (City) 760
Position Number: 00010
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date:1/20/21

Job Description:

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the coordinating agency for postsecondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Among its responsibilities is the administration of policy and regulatory concerns for more than 300 private postsecondary institutions, both degree-granting and career-technical. SCHEV is seeking a highly qualified and strongly motivated individual to fill the position of Director of Private Postsecondary Education (DPPE). The DPPE will lead a staff of eight who carry out all regulatory responsibilities of SCHEV relating to private and out of state postsecondary education. S/he will serve as supervisory manager of the office as well as SCHEV’s lead on the full range of policy issues related to the regulation of private and out of state postsecondary education. The successful candidate will be fully conversant—and have substantial prior experience—with the administrative, legal, and regulatory issues involved in state regulation of postsecondary education. S/he will be a decisive and collaborative leader who is able to interact successfully with stakeholders including (but not limited to) Council members, SCHEV staff, legislators and legislative staff, Governor’s office staff, students, and school personnel. S/he will be a person of high integrity, consummate personal and communication skills, and will embody SCHEV’s values in ethically promoting education as a means of achieving individual and societal equity and success.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Deep knowledge of Virginia postsecondary education regulation, and its intersection with relevant federal regulations.
  • Considerable experience implementing policy initiatives related to state regulation of postsecondary education.
  • Work history demonstrating the ability to serve as the manager of a self-supporting state agency office, including budget management and other administrative functions.
  • Considerable experience interacting successfully with diverse constituencies, such as (but not necessarily limited to) postsecondary education institutions, students, and state government personnel.
  • Extensive experience communicating—in writing and orally—with diverse stakeholders on topics of postsecondary education regulation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Considerable experience with Virginia’s legislative processes
  • Considerable experience with Virginia’s regulatory approval processes
  • Considerable experience with the use of technology to enhance administrative processes relevant to regulating postsecondary education

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is an excepted position with a contractual agreement.

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