Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Leading at Our College

Ivy Tech is the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system made up of 19 campuses across the state.  We serve the people of Indiana through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning and empower our students to achieve their career and transfer aspirations. We embrace our vision of economic transformation inspired by the education and earnings attainment of our citizens, the vitality of our workforce, and the prosperity of our unique and diverse communities.  Ivy Tech is the economic engine of our state and critically important in changing the trajectory for Indiana’s population in terms of social and economic mobility


Leading at Our Campus

The Indianapolis Campus is the largest Ivy Tech campus serving over 20,000 students annually.  It serves Marion, Boone and Hendricks counties with a diverse population of approximately 1.2 million.  Marion County is the center of economic development for the state of Indiana and Central Indiana.  Anchoring the United States 29th largest region, it is home to diverse sectors of industry, health care, advanced manufacturing, and information technology along with Fortune 500 companies Eli Lilly, Cummins and Rolls Royce headquartered in Central Indiana.  It is one of the nation’s fast-growing tech regions as well with regional headquarters for Salesforce and Infosys, as well as a vibrant tech start-up community.  Not only does Central Indiana possess a robust economy, but is the amateur sports capital of the world, has a significant arts community, a great food scene and entertainment. 


Leading in Our Community

With several major hospital systems based in or connected to Indianapolis including Eskenazi Health, Indiana University Health that operate University Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Riley Children’ Hospital, Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Franciscan Health Indianapolis and the Community Health Networks, healthcare programs are an important part of the Indianapolis campus.  With robust transfer agreements with the many public and private 4-year partners both in and out Marion County creates multiple opportunities for University transfer students.


The Indianapolis main campus is located near downtown and has additional sites in Lawrence, Avon and soon-to-open Plainfield.


Leading Our Strategic Focus

Ivy Tech Community College is committed to enabling our hardworking students to finish their programs and find high-value careers in growing fields. Our statewide strategic plan: Our Communities. Your College. Pathways for Student Success and a Strong Indiana outline how we will achieve our vision of students earning 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, or degrees annually.  The state of Indiana has adopted the Lumina Big Goal to have 60% of the state’s workforce equipped with a high-value, post-secondary degree or credential by 2025. Ivy Tech is leading the way with state, business, and community partners to help achieve the goal.


The College’s robust strategic plan has eight main areas of focus (1) Student Success, (2) Recruitment and Enrollment, (3) Completion, (4) Workforce, 5) Employee, (6) Financial, (7) Community and (8) Diversity, Equity and Belonging.  Each campus has metrics attached to each of the goals.


General Purpose and Scope of Position:  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.  Works closely with Vice President of Strategic Operations, campus support team and Systems Office. Reports directly to the President.



Major 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 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.


Informs and executes strategic initiatives at the campus level.


Ensures the assessment of campus facility/space needs and investigation of alternative space solutions 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 Ivy Tech Foundation (Systems 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 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 Ivy Tech Foundation (Systems 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


Supervision Given:   Campus functional area Vice Chancellors/Executive Directors/Directors, administrative support


Supervision Received: President with support of VP of Strategic Operations South Campuses


Education: 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.


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