Vice President for Student Development

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Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois


Joliet Junior College, the first, public community college in the United States, seeks a mission-centered, committed leader to serve as the Vice President for Student Development.


Founded in 1901, Joliet Junior College (JJC) provides a student-centered, career-enabling education to 27,000 students. Located just 40 miles outside of Chicago, JJC is an innovative and accessible institution, dedicated to student learning, community prosperity, cultural enrichment, and inclusion. The student population at the college is diverse in every sense of the word, representing a cultural plethora of gender, ethnic, racial, age, and socioeconomic status diversity. In 2023, JJC was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with 34% of the student body identifying as Hispanic/Latina/o. The College delivers quality lifelong learning opportunities empowering diverse students and the community through academic excellence, workforce training, and comprehensive support services.


The Vice President for Student Development (VPSD) has the opportunity to continue developing student development and engagement across JJC.  This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished student affairs administrator with a pulse on the national landscape of student development to join and shape the student experience. The VPSD will work collaboratively to strengthen the overall work of student development, amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster a sense of belonging and close-knit community, and prepare students for the next chapter of education or a career. To be successful, the VPSD will be expected to address a number of opportunities and challenges, including:


Provide visionary and strategic leadership

Optimize the Student Experience

Nurture the work of Student Development staff

Advocate for Student Development across the College

Foster a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion


Joliet Junior College has partnered with Isaacson, Miller, the national recruiting firm. Confidential inquiries nominations, and referrals may be directed to Dan Rodas and Stephen Kalogeras at


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Joliet Junior College is committed to equal opportunity in employment, employment actions, and in the administration of educational programs, admission of students, athletics or other sponsored activities. The College complies in letter and spirit with appropriate federal and state legislation, including but not limited to Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.


 JJC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, citizenship status, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.


JJC expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above. Improper interference with the ability of other employees to perform their expected job duties will not be tolerated.


The College has established procedures by which individuals may bring forward concerns or complaints of discrimination and harassment. The College will promptly, thoroughly and fairly investigate every issue that is brought to its attention in this area and will take disciplinary action, when appropriate, up to and including termination of employment. Retaliation against any individual who brings forward such a complaint or who cooperates or assists with an investigation of such a complaint is both unlawful and strictly prohibited by the College.


Individuals with questions or concerns regarding Equal Opportunity may contact the executive director, human resources, Joliet Junior College.