Fulfill your calling at Indiana Wesleyan University

Careers at IWU

Applicant Login

Work type



Director of Partner Relations & Marketing

Apply now Job no: 492465
Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Director of Partner Relations & Marketing

Reporting Relationship: Associate Vice President, Talent Ladder

Unit: National & Global

Department: N&G Talent Ladder-NGBL

Campus Location: NGM Building or Indianapolis North / Remote Flexible Work Location(s)

Summary of Position:    The Talent Ladder brings comprehensive, innovative training solutions to employers, organizations and individuals facing talent shortages and skill gaps. We create training programs that attract, develop, and retain the workforce and offer college credit toward degrees in the process. We are passionate about building a stronger workforce and creating pathways that lead to lifelong learning. We are connecting training to education in meaningful ways.

The Director of Partner Relations and Marketing is responsible for building the brand and implementing the communication strategies that connect with organizations about the opportunities to provide more options in their training programs and pathways for the employees to seek degrees. This role will also promote individual opportunities for training programs.
S/he will be primarily responsible for the messaging, marketing, and advertising through a wide range of channels. S/he will work with the TL team and the IWU marketing team to create the value proposition for companies. S/he will also coordinate activity with the IWU enrollment team and academic partners to ensure a coherent and consistent message to all of the organizational partners of IWU. S/he will facilitate the development of recruitment material for individuals and connect them with the Student Support Specialist of the TL.

This Director will assist other leaders in the TL by making sure client and customer needs are being met and understood by each appropriate partner. Duties will include assisting with client complaints, working to find solutions to any client issues and collaborating with our team as well as other university partners to ensure clients are experiencing a positive client-university relationship. This will ensure a coherent and contemporary message in promoting the TL.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate leads for certificate programs 
  • Develop networks and partnerships among organizations to build brand
  • Engage with marketing to develop specific advertising materials
  • Communicate with clients to ensure that all of their needs are understood and addressed
  • Build strong client relationships to maintain old business and attract new customers
  • Collaborate with the TL team to design training programs for partners
  • Meet regularly with the AVP to report on activity and coordinate future initiatives
  • Meet regularly with the TL team to strategize and collaborate about new messaging and networking opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the AVP, TL

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is acceptable but a Master’s Degree would be preferred in marketing or a related field or substantial experience in the business world.


  • A proven record of highly successful relationship building and collaboration.
  • A proven record of sales and marketing in both the corporate arena as well as the world of higher education.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of non-traditional adult higher education theory and practice.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Experience with the application of technology to higher education.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and able to successfully work with administrators.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work independently with little oversight.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



Advertised: US Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: US Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. Indiana Wesleyan University admits students and employees of any race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, service in the military, or any other status protected by law. These have access to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students or employees at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age, service in the military, or any other status protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other administered programs, and all phases of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.