Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Planning and Operations.
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree.
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis is the largest of the Ivy Tech campuses, with more than 800 employees serving over 30,000 students per year in Marion, Boone, and Hendricks Counties. Of the 800 employees, 51% are full time, 57% are female, and 30% are diverse. The college enjoys a student faculty ratio of 29 to 1.
The new Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Planning and Operations (VCSPO) will have a unique opportunity to launch this new cabinet level position, which has both strategic and tactical responsibility for enhancing institutional effectiveness and strengthening student success. The VCSPO serves as a thought leader and technical advisor to the Chancellor and college administrators, faculty and staff on achieving the System Office Strategic Goals and on collaborative efforts to strengthen enrollment, student services, and educational programs. The VCSPO leads the operational planning process, working within shared governance to engage participants from across the campus. The VCSPO also guides and supports projects designed to position the college for success in meeting the needs of students across the service area. The role is that of a change agent, fostering a culture of continuous improvement informed by data, assessment, and informed risk-taking. The VCSPO will be skilled at communicating and using research, innovation design, and project management to achieve desired outcomes. Those skills will be used to support institutional well-being and student success, as well as the development of leadership at all levels of the college. Transparency and inclusive processes will become the foundation for transformational change facilitated by the VCSPO. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics within the leadership agenda, at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab or by opening the Download Profile link at the top of this announcement.
Application and Nomination Procedure
The VCSPO search is being assisted by Academic Search. To arrange a confidential conversation about this position, please contact the senior consultant facilitating the search, Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins, at Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org or consultant Krista Johns, at Krista.Johns@academicsearch.org.
The position is open until filled, but only applications received on or before April 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EST, can be assured full consideration.
Application materials should include a cover letter (no more than three pages) addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five professional references. References will not be contacted without first notifying and receiving permission from candidates. Nominations and application materials should be sent to: IvyTechVCSPO@academicsearch.org.
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 US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.