Chancellor

Posted:
July 7, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
August 5, 2022
Institution:
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Position Description

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, in partnership with the executive search firm Scott Healy & Associates, seeks an experienced leader to serve as its Chancellor at the Kokomo Campus. The Chancellor is the senior administrator for all campus services and is responsible for the management and oversight of the day-to-day campus operations while fostering a campus climate that is consistent with the College's core values. Focused on increasing enrollment, student success, retention, credential completions, transfer success, and career placement, the Chancellor consults with Systems Office and campus Cabinet to:

  1. Achieve strategic plan mission, vision, goals and metrics;
  2. Build new and varied employer and community outreach and partnerships;
  3. Ensure the availability of the College's instructional and student support services;
  4. Oversee fundraising for the campus; and
  5. Develop and lead a team to successfully implement strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus.

The Chancellor works closely with Vice President of Strategic Operations, campus support team and Systems Office, and reports directly to the President.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads planning and vision for the campus staff to ensure that campus enrollment, completion, retention, and student success meet the campus and system-level metrics that are established for the campus service area.
  • Communicates and creates a culture of accountability and empowerment relative to established metrics for campus enrollment (total and revenue-generating, completion, retention, and student success) to campus-level leaders.
  • Intentionally develops and expedites requests for new academic programs and services aligned with the Workforce Alignment Quadrant Analysis and guidance from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • Leads organizational change management, continuous improvement, problem solving, and innovation at the campus-level, and informs and executes strategic initiatives at the campus-level.
  • Ensures the assessment of campus facility/space needs and investigation of alternative space solutions are in alignment with the overall campus vision, key areas of focus (enrollment, completion, retention, student success), and associated metrics.
  • Employs campus-level faculty, administrative, and support staff necessary to successfully meet campus vision, key areas of focus (enrollment, completion, retention, student success), and associated campus and system-level metrics and to ensure efficient campus operations (financial and fundraising).
  • Collaborates with Systems Office and campus-level functional area leaders to lead and guide each of the functional areas (i.e., academic affairs, enrollment management, student support, finance, facilities, marketing and communications, fundraising, human resources, and workforce alignment) in order to successfully meet the campus and system-level metrics for revenue-generating enrollment, completion, retention, and student success.
  • Assures compliance with College policies and procedures in each campus-level, functional areas.
  • Ensures strong community representation on campus board of trustees and conducts regular meetings reporting on significant developments of the campus, engaging the board in planning and fundraising processes for the campus, and seeking recommendations and approvals as required by statute, local charters and/or by-laws.
  • Cultivates and fosters the development of robust educational, business and community leaders and partnerships within the service delivery area in order to successfully meet the postsecondary educational attainment and workforce needs.
  • Leads campus/community-level fundraising efforts of the College to ensure fundraising metrics (visits, asks, grant submissions, dollars raised, etc.) are met as established by the campus and the state Ivy Tech Foundation office.
  • Develops, updates, and communicates short-and-long-term goals for the campus.  At a minimum, this will include programming, facilities, financials, fundraising, enrollment, retention, completion and placement goals tied to the strategic plan.
  • Collaborates with other Ivy Tech campus chancellors and Systems Office to set strategy, goals, and direction for the College.
  • Aligns College strategy and goals to support system wide understanding, respect and support for diversity among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Leads campus-level efforts to ensure state-of-the-art technology for students, faculty, and staff.

In collaboration with Systems Office leadership:

  • Assists with administration of academic programs and student success related services in order to successfully meet the campus-level metrics for enrollment, completion, retention, and student success.
  • Develops and manages the campus budget; ensures operational costs are in line with relevant budgetary controls; manages the effective operations of the campus to deliver services to students and businesses and to achieve the agreed key performance measures.
  • Directs the assessment of facility/space needs, investigates alternative solutions, and guides the negotiations of leases and/or renovations or seeks approvals for construction, as appropriate.
  • Develops working partnerships with the community, business, industry and other educational organizations to promote the College and campus and successfully meet the campus-level metrics for enrollment, completion, retention, and student success; develops programs and services that respond to their changing needs.
  • Provides support and assistance to Workforce & Career initiatives, including relationship building with companies and making sales calls with Workforce & Career staff.
  • Provide leadership in fundraising efforts to meet College Capital Campaign and campus needs in partnership with campus/community-level development staff and the state Ivy Tech Foundation office.  Leads outreach efforts to engage alumni, education, business, local foundations, and community leaders within the campus service delivery area that result in resources to meet needs.
  • Guides the negotiation of leases and/or renovation or seeks approval for construction as aligned with the overall campus vision, key areas of focus (enrollment, completion, retention, student success), and associated metrics.
  • Assures compliance with College policies and procedures in each of the functional areas of responsibility. Provides liaison between functional staff, shared services staff, and appropriate College Officers.
  • Represents Ivy Tech Community College by participating in state and local councils, committees, boards, organizations and state and national conferences.
  • Participates in major campus events.
  • Serves on functional and ad hoc committees as assigned.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree; Doctorate preferred.
  • Three or more years of substantial and successful leadership and management experience at the executive level required, preferably in post-secondary education.
  • Must possess excellent organizational, planning, evaluation, interpersonal and communication skills and have an ability and willingness to travel.
  • Evidence of working with adult students' success preferred.
  • Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.
  • Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly.
  • Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the education, charitable, government, and business sectors.
  • Proven ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Core Competencies:

These six core competencies are deemed critically important for the role of chancellor.

  1. Culture of Student Success - Ensures that employees at all levels are focused on improving student access and success. Has an in-depth understanding of the student experience and challenges that students face. Has open and honest conversations with faculty and staff as a means to support student success.
  2. Change Management - Approaches and embraces change as a way to improve the organization. Thoughtfully researches, proposes, leads, and manages change initiatives for long-term impact. Fosters and engages in entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. Communicates to the college community the rationale for taking calculated risks and garners buy-in and support for change initiatives.
  3. Team Building - Creates a positive team environment that engages and empowers employees. Promotes effective team building practices to build trust and connects with employees through team building activities as a way to strengthen the bonds. Supports collaboration and facilitates an environment of shared problem solving and creative decision-making.
  4. External Partnerships & Public Relations - Builds and leverages external networks and partnerships to advance the mission, vision, and goals of Ivy Tech. Develops strong relationships with leaders and key partners in government, non-profit organizations, industry, K12, higher education, and media throughout the community. Considers the impact of college decisions on community anticipates needs of the community. Tailors and targets messages to the audience and influences via a variety of media platforms.
  5. Communication - Maintains consistency in messaging and exudes confidence in effectively communicating in writing and verbally. Crafts messages to a wide audience to build support. Conveys ideas and information succinctly, frequently, and inclusively to the College’s internal and external stakeholders and does so through various means, including marketing and social media channels. Is mindful of tone and message, especially when using email where misinterpretations can be likely to happen. Practices active listening and creates venues for dialogue.
  6. Fundraising - Takes an entrepreneurial stance in seeking alternative funding sources. Seeks new opportunities to support the College’s future direction and ensures that funding sources align within Ivy Tech’s mission. Demonstrates fundraising skills and effectively identifies and approaches potential donors.

About The Institution

About Ivy Tech Community College:
Ivy Tech 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 offer 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’s Kokomo Service Area has brought the opportunities of the statewide community college to the residents of Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski, and Tipton counties for the last 50 years. With campuses and instructional sites in Kokomo, Logansport, and Peru, most students can take advantage of Ivy Tech’s educational offerings with less than a 30-mile commute. The Kokomo campus offers more than 30 academic, technical and professional programs, including accounting to professional communication, homeland security/public safety, software development, nursing, structural welding, early childhood education, paralegal studies, business administration, automation and robotics technology.

Kokomo is a part of a 12-county area, ERG 4, that includes the Lafayette and Kokomo metropolitan statistical areas. EGR 4 is a center of automotive and heavy vehicle equipment manufacturing, which is the region’s premier high growth, high wage industry. The region is highly specialized in this industry, with a concentration of workers nine times greater than the U.S. as a whole. Learn more about the labor market and economy of the ERG 4 region at https://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/region4.asp.

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 their 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 the future economy.

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312-263-0456). For additional information, visit www.ncahlc.org.

About The Community

About Kokomo, Indiana and beyond:
Kokomo, Indiana is a wonderful fusion of art and history, family-friendly events, an abundance of local flavors, a vibrant downtown and trails that make exploring both easy and fun. Kokomo prides itself on a dedication to preserving the past, but also providing modern amenities and a warm community.

Live music, festivals, eclectic nightlife, diverse shopping, and art around every corner – you’ll find it all in downtown Kokomo. Set against a backdrop of historic buildings and beautiful public spaces, the city center is home to unique experiences and tastes. Enjoy a variety of local restaurants, wander down one of the many colorful, art-filled alleys, or take a self-guided tour and enjoy all nine sculptures in the Kokomo Sculpture Walk. In the summer you can cool off at the Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center, stop by the farmers market for fresh produce and homemade treats, or head to the amphitheater to take in the summer concert series.

Just 50 miles south of Kokomo lies Indianapolis – the largest city in Indiana, 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 boasts 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.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo Campus should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates
adam@scotthealy.com

The full and complete application should contain the following information: 

  1. A cover letter, not to exceed 2 pages in length, outlining your experience and interest in this position;
  2. A complete CV outlining your career in higher education, and if relevant, in professional roles; and
  3. The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers. References will not be contacted without written permission.

Applications submitted by August 5, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This 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.