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Vice President for Student Success & Retention Strategy

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Systems Office - Indianapolis, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management

General Description of Position: The Vice President (VP) for Student Success & Retention Strategy will provide College-wide leadership and oversight for the College’s student success and retention initiatives. The VP will lead initiatives that enable Ivy Tech to better serve its diverse student and community populations by connecting college-level data with national research on effective practices, research trends, and programs focused on student success and completion. This position works closely with Campus and Systems Office leadership (in particular Academic Affairs, Workforce and Career, Enrollment Services, and Business Intelligence) and supports the work to coordinate statewide efforts in key areas including completion, retention, advising, and student success.
Major Responsibilities:

Leads the design and implementation of a student success plan to successfully meet the statewide metrics for student retention and completion.

Collaborates with College leadership to develop and oversee implementation of college-wide student success and retention strategies.

Leads oversight for the College’s academic advising model.

Supports College-wide strategic projects related to student success and retention.

Contributes to the development of retention strategies targeted to high-risk groups and provides periodic analysis of impact.

Oversees various student engagement and supports including Student Life, wraparound services, and testing services.

Identifies national best practices pertaining to academic advising and its direct impact on student success, retention, transfer, and degree completion.

Advocates for student interests by working collaboratively with a wide variety of functional departments to advance strategic goals relating to student affairs and to support student learning and student success.

In collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Programs, maintains transfer agreements, training materials, and student resources for transfer.

Represents the College at external higher education and community events.

Serves as a member of the College’s Student Retention and Success Committee.

Coordinates with external organizations in regards to institutional research projects associated with student success.

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Sr. Vice President and Provost
SUPERVISION GIVEN: Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Executive Director for Testing Services, and Program Manager for Ivy Achieves

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree required, in higher education, education, social sciences, or policy analysis.

Experience managing projects and leading others to success.

A leader with a record of success in delivering results. Leads with integrity and inspires others.

Strong collaborative leadership style and a strategic and creative approach to issues.

Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated analytical skills.

Demonstrated skills and abilities to concurrently manage numerous tasks, some with conflicting priorities.

Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based PC environment; proficiency with software applications for data and statistical analysis.

Ability to work in fast-paced, ambiguous, team-oriented environment.

Must demonstrate 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate degree.
Other Requirements:


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Team Ivy Referral: N/A
Special Instructions to Applicants:

How to apply:

Scott Healy & Associates is assisting Ivy Tech Community College in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. All correspondence (including your application) relating to the position of Vice President for Student Success & Retention Strategy should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates  

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 31, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.


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