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Director of K-14 Initiatives

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Columbus, IN
Categories: Team Ivy Referral, Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management, Other

General Description of Position: Develop and expand relationships with school corporations to further the mission of the college and the campus through initiatives and activities that support K-12 partnerships. Specifically, responsible for dual credit and dual enrollment agreements, implementation, and tracking; Early College Programs, and career pathway initiatives designed to support student credential completion. Work with Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, Advising, and Academic Leadership and Faculty to coordinate and enhance respective initiatives and activities focused on high school students. Work directly with the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services, and Chancellor.
Major Responsibilities:
  1. Identify, develop and strategically build school corporation partnerships to support the College’s Strategic Plan 3.2 goal of advancing post-secondary attainment through career and college pathways.
  2. Develop high and mid-level executive links between the campus executive leadership team and school superintendents, high school principals and high school counselors.

  3. Plan and coordinate visits with schools and deans or other faculty to facilitate awareness, build relationships, and maintain the academic rigor of courses and programs offered by Ivy Tech Columbus.

  4. Facilitate new dual credit and/or dual enrollment agreements and maintain current dual credit and/or dual enrollment agreements. 

  5. Support Admissions in outreach activities with high school partners.

  6. Communicate and educate high school partners (administrators, faculty, guidance counselors, and staff), high school students, and high school parents about dual credit/dual enrollment opportunities, including, but not limited to, the Indiana College Core, Next Level Programs of Study, workforce certificates and/or other seamless pathways into Ivy Tech Community College and stay abreast of educational and community issues.

  7. Provide oversight for processes related to the student application, admission, prerequisite testing, registration, academic advisement, course enrollment, and grade reporting process.

  8. Implement, uphold, and maintain college policy and procedures related to secondary programs, including adherence to the accreditation standards of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  9. Provide leadership for enrollment activities and advising services for high school dual credit and dual enrollment students.

  10. Consult with various offices at the College to standardize procedures.

  11. Consult with Deans and Academic Chairs to ensure dual credit teacher observations, syllabi, and credentials adhere to college policy.

  12. Collaborate with academic leadership to ensure high school dual credit teachers receive information related to onboarding, syllabi reviews, site visits, and required annual professional development.

  13. Ensure academic progress of dual credit students is monitored on a regular basis.

  14. Work to develop dual credit and dual enrollment pathways to completion from certifications to Associate degrees.

  15. Collaborate with Marketing to develop promotional and informational pieces for students and parents and manage the distribution of these materials.

  16. Oversee database maintenance of faculty and teachers involved in dual credit and dual enrollment courses in order to track and report Secondary Initiative data.

  17. Prepare reports and evaluations of Secondary Initiative programs.

  18. Serve as a liaison between campus leadership and the K-14 staff at the system office.

  19. Become competent working with Ivy Tech data and support systems (Banner, IvyLearn, MyIvy,, etc.).

  20. The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

  21. The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of 2 years related work and supervisory experience

  • Willingness and ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education or a related field

  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in the K-12 school system

  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in community colleges

  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects

Other Requirements:


Work Hours:  
Hiring Range: $53,000-$55,000
Team Ivy Referral: $250 Team Ivy Referral
Special Instructions to Applicants:  


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