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Vice President for Recruitment and Enrollment Management

Company:
Ivy Tech Community College
Job Location:
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment
Type:
Full-Time

Ivy Tech Community College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Recruitment and Enrollment Management. Based at the college’s systems office in Indianapolis and leading the largest and fastest-growing college in Indiana that serves over 198,000 students annually, the Vice President of Recruitment and Enrollment Management serves as the chief strategist on Ivy Tech’s recruitment and enrollment matters. This position is a critical leadership role responsible for creating, leading, and managing a comprehensive recruitment and enrollment program that incorporates best practices in recruitment, admissions, and lead-based management through engagement with the college’s 19 campuses and systems office. This role is one of five Vice Presidents on the Provost Office team.

Responsibilities:

  • Command of all aspects of the recruitment operations.
  • Champion a recurring training program supporting campus recruiters and enrollment specialists focused on relationship building and conversion.
  • Strategically produce annual admissions forecasts, predictive models, and budgets; build, lead, and motivate the appropriate teams to meet enrollment goals.
  • Lead the college’s use of the Ivy Connect (Salesforce) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) support recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Supervise teams that manage campaigns and contracted services for inbound and outbound contact centers.
  • Support the college’s transition to Workday Student. Leverage emerging technologies to reach students, families, employers, working adults, and secondary school leadership.
  • Foster relationships with key influencers, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, industry leaders, employers, and community partners.
  • Identify barriers to equitable access to enrollment and create solutions to serve all Hoosiers.
  • Optimize the use of available federal, state, and institutional resources in the recruitment and retention of students ensuring campus compliance with all federal and state agencies’ regulations and policies.
  • Support and integrate Skills Training (the College’s non-credit/non-degree offerings) and employer-sponsored student recruitment and enrollment into overall College efforts working cross-collaboratively with the Vice President of Ivy+ CareerLink.
  • Partner with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications to develop an integrated plan and toolkit for recruitment and enrollment.
  • Engage with the College’s business intelligence team to provide comprehensive and data-informed analyses.
  • Monitor and evaluate the specific programs, services, and functions designed to meet institutional objectives related to enrollment management to optimize net tuition revenue.
  • Collaborate with the College’s Vice President for Student Financial Aid to streamline financial aid practices as it pertains to recruitment and enrollment.
  • Strategize with K14 leadership teams to grow dual credit and dual enrollment programs supporting overall educational attainment goals and state initiatives.
  • Work closely with other departments, including Student Affairs and Workforce and Careers, to enhance the student experience and support the retention of students throughout the lifecycle.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, business, or other related area, Master’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • A minimum of five years leading a sales or recruitment function required; higher education recruitment and enrollment experience recommended.
  • Demonstrated leadership in sales management, including developing and implementing data-driven programs, budgetary and personnel responsibilities, sales management planning, contract management, and program development required.
  • Highly efficient, effective, and results-oriented individual with strong business acumen, proven experience leading, motivating, and managing a team.
  • Experience with current and emerging technology (hardware and software solutions) related to sales. Expertise with web-based recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Knowledge of national and state issues related to higher education policies and practices that influence enrollment management.
  • A passion for the mission and values of Ivy Tech Community College.

Required Attributes and Abilities:

  • A communicator: sharing multiple times a week the enrollment trends to campus and system’s office leadership.
  • A champion: visible and engaged at college events and statewide meetings
  • A coach: convening at system’s office and traveling frequently to visit campuses in all parts of the state to support and strategize
  • A problem-solver: troubleshooting daily concerns as they arise. Communicate challenges and provide solutions to appropriate stakeholders.
  • A visionary: promoting and representing the important work of this department system-wide.

About Ivy Tech Community College:

Ivy Tech Community College was founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, the College focused primarily on technical and vocational education. In the more than 50 years since, Ivy Tech has gone through enormous changes. Today, the College is Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering programs in the following schools (and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools):

  • School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain
  • School of Public Affairs & Social Services
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Arts, Sciences & Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science

The College offers hands-on experience with some of the state’s most advanced technologies and training facilities, plus the convenience of more than 1,000 online classes, and the attention that comes with small, average class sizes. Ivy Tech has 19 campuses with 40 locations. The College has grown to become the largest, public postsecondary institution in Indiana and the largest, singly accredited statewide community college system in the country.

Ivy Tech shapes their curriculum to align with the needs of Indiana’s economy. The College’s affordable tuition rates (annual full-time tuition just over $4,300) keep higher education accessible for those communities’ residents, a consideration that results in 91% of our graduates staying in Indiana. All those elements combine to make Ivy Tech a true engine of Indiana’s workforce, training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy.

About the Community:

Indianapolis, the largest city in Indiana is a thriving city with burgeoning healthcare and technology sectors. It also serves as the state capital. The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies, two major league sports clubs, four university campuses and numerous museums, including the world’s largest children’s museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indianapolis boats more than 200 public parks covering over 11,000 acres of green space. Eagle Creek Park is the largest of these parks and ranks among the largest municipal parks in the country covering 4,766 acres. 

The city boasts several neighborhoods including Center Township, Broad Ripple, Irvington, University Heights. The North Meridian Street Historic District is home to various festivals and cultural events including the “Month of May”, a series of celebrations leading up to the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

Application and Nomination Process:

All correspondence relating to the position of Vice President of Recruitment and Enrollment Management at Ivy Tech Community College should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive search consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

adam@scotthealy.com

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position (not to exceed 2 pages);
  2. Updated Resume or CV (not to exceed 4 pages);
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by August 9, 2024, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Ivy Tech Community College is an accredited, equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or veteran status. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Ivy Tech Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

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