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Director of Military Engagement

Apply now Job no: 493639
Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Dayton, OH, Florence, KY, Fort Wayne, IN, Greenwood, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Kokomo, IN, Louisville, KY, Marion, IN, Merrillville, IN, Hybrid (3-4 Office / 1-2 Remote)
Categories: Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment, Academic Advising/Academic Support

Job Title: Director of Military Engagement

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director, Student Engagement

Unit: National & Global

Department: Stu Success & Engagement N&G-NGBL

Campus Location: This position can work from any of our education centers or main campus located in Kentucky, Indiana, or Ohio with 1-2 days remote.

Summary of Position:    The Director of Military Engagement will increase enrollment and retention of active duty military and veterans through unique services and support, making IWU the best place for military students to get a Christian online degree. This role will monitor, report on, and develop strategies to support and increase military student retention, graduation rate, enrollment, satisfaction, and belonging for IWU National & Global military aligned students. This includes developing and lead the successful implementation of a rolling 1, 3, and 5 year plan for student success for military students while also developing strong partnerships with university enrollment, chaplains, academic advisors, new student coaches, financial aid, and career advancement teams to increase military student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. This role will be responsible for developing partnerships with military-related organizations to help increase student enrollment, retention, and career placement of our military students. This position will also support compliance with the Department of Defense Veterans Affairs agencies to support enrollment and financial aid efforts. This role is expected to demonstrate a Christian worldview and uphold the University's Christ-centered mission in interactions with students, faculty, and staff.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor, report on, and develop strategies to support and increase military student retention, graduation rate, enrollment, satisfaction, and belonging for IWU National & Global military aligned students
  • Develop and lead the successful implementation of a rolling 1, 3, and 5 year plan for student success for military students 
  • Develop strong partnerships with university enrollment, chaplains, academic advisors, new student coaches, financial aid, and career advancement teams to increase military student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates
  • Develop partnerships with military-related organizations to help increase student enrollment, retention, and career placement of our military students
  • Utilize technology available for proactive & creative outreach, community building, and support
  • Support compliance with the Department of Defense Veterans Affairs agencies to support enrollment and financial aid efforts
  • Lead ongoing outreach to and support of IWU N&G military affiliated students
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrate a Christian worldview and upholds the University's Christ-centered mission in interactions with students, faculty, and staff

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.

Education

  • Bachelors required; Master's degree preferred

Experience

  • Five to seven (5-7) years of significant leadership experience in higher education, organizational leadership, business development, or entrepreneurial ventures working with military students and families
  • Extensive experience managing change and pivoting to alternative solutions to problems as they emerge
  • Demonstrated skills in team building and collaborative leadership
  • Record of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership experience, including responsibility for operational functions in a complex organization
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines with high urgency and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and efficiently manage operational and capital budget

Required Skills

  • Display the ability to execute fast program growth
  • Ability to lead a team of faculty, staff, and community partners
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, work autonomously, and produce results quickly
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and execute ambiguous assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills used to build an array of partners
  • Strong writing ability, including grant and report writing
  • Fast learner and inquisitive

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

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.

 

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