Champlain College Online — Assistant Vice President of Online Program Enrollment

Champlain College Online invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Assistant Vice President of Online Program Enrollment.

As an innovative, regionally accredited, not-for-profit college, Champlain College Online prides itself on a long history of providing career-focused education to adult learners. One of the oldest online institutions in the United States, Champlain College Online was established in 1993 by Champlain College, a non-profit private college founded in 1878 and offering a campus undergraduate experience in Burlington, Vermont.

Today, Champlain College Online is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a leader in online higher education and serves more than 3,000 students through more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates in high-growth fields like cybersecurity, healthcare administration, and human resource management. Through the strategic alliance program known as truED, Champlain College Online has pioneered a bold reimagining of workforce development to create additional opportunities for adults, employed in government and industry, to further their education through Champlain College’s award-winning online academic programs. For more information, visit Champlain.edu/online. 

The Assistant Vice President of Online Program Enrollment is a senior-level position reporting to the Associate Vice President of Champlain College Online in the College’s largest academic division, led by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics. This critical leadership role brings strategic vision, innovation, drive, and a deep understanding of—and track record for—building performance-driven teams, infrastructure, and overall capacity for growing sustainable online enrollments in the individual adult marketplace, with active duty military service members and their families, and with corporate/public sector partners.

With responsibility for truED, Champlain College’s signature partnership program that currently accounts for approximately three-quarters of Champlain College’s online students, the AVP of Online Program Enrollment will create an overall, multi-year truED growth plan that includes, but is not limited to: (a) identification and development of new truED partner organizations that align with the Division’s mission, values, and program portfolio, (b) aggressive cultivation of current truED organizations, and (c) development of a performance-driven culture with clear strategies, goals, and leadership for as well as celebration of individual and team accomplishments across the truED team.  

Overseeing recruitment across all adult online channels—truED (partnerships), military, and standard (community college feeders, individual marketplace)—the AVP of Online Program Enrollment creates new opportunities for growth through overseeing the development of strategic partnerships with community colleges, military bases, and other organizations; the creation of referral and second-degree strategies; the mentoring and motivation of admission and sales outreach teams; and the oversight of the third-party recruitment vendor.

This position is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, talented, and enterprising online enrollment professional to provide strategic direction and leadership for recruitment across all adult online channels at an innovative, forward-looking institution. 

Requirements include:

  • seven to ten years of experience in enrollment management or closely related higher education leadership role; 
  • a strong track record in building capacity within an online admissions and sales team, and delivering on growth and revenue goals; 
  • demonstrated experience in developing operational plans within a complex environment; 
  • proven experience leading, motivating, and managing recruitment and sales teams, and in cross-departmental collaboration and institutional leadership; 
  • knowledge, understanding, and demonstrable experience working with students and employees from diverse backgrounds; and 
  • a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree or doctorate preferred).

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching, or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, or co-curricular and other College-administered programs.

Champlain College has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by July 2, 2018 will be assured full consideration. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Champlain College website at www.champlain.edu.

Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives among students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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