Employment Opportunities

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  • STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR - VINCENNES, IN (Professional Staff)

  • DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) - JASPER, IN (Professional Staff)

  • SITE DIRECTOR (BUSINESS & INDUSTRY) - SCOTTSBURG, IN

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VU FOUNDATION/SR. DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT, VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - VINCENNES, IN (Professional Staff)


Student Success Coordinator – Vincennes, IN Full-Time

 

Vincennes University is seeking applicants for the position for Student Success Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Student Success. This is a full-time, Professional Staff position.

 

The Success Coordinator will work with faculty advisors and other University personnel to improve student persistence and completion. Guidance is an essential component of the job along with strategies to support students at-risk. Coordinators assist with academic advising and registration for students throughout the year. Student Success Coordinators support University College students through their first year of college and help undecided students identify reasonable pathways to graduation and employment. Beyond serving undecided and at-risk students, Success Coordinators help first-year students who seek a change of major.

 

This position is responsible for the following:

 

  • Help Create an Academic Plan in Degree Works for students, especially General Studies-Exploring Majors and University College students.

  • Advise University College Students through successful completion of Foundational Skills courses.

  • Participate in all START VU registration days to help in the advising of students, especially University College students and other new advisees

  • Coordinate methods to help students who are on academic probation/academic readmission to return to good academic standing.

  • Refer students to appropriate on-campus services to address obstacles.

  • Follow-up on TAPS reports to offer outreach and support to students receiving alerts and to increase their likelihood of academic success.

  • Participate in registration campaigns to offer support to students who have not registered for the next semester.

  • Provide encouragement and support for students who are referred or just seek help.

  • Work with Corequisite Support and Foundational Skills course instructors in the implementation of the Passport to Success and First Year Experience information.

  • Lead Study Skills (First Year Experience) classes for University College students

The successful candidate has:

  • Bachelor's degree, required
  • Master’s in Student Personnel or Counseling area, preferred
  • Experience as an academic advisor or counselor
  • Documented experience working with at-risk students
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Banner Student Information System or related system
  • Experience with formulating and analyzing data
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Must have the ability to support diverse student and faculty populations
  • Must be a quick learner with a willingness to adapt to new tasks and job responsibilities
  • Friendly and outgoing with a respectful attitude

Energy and enthusiasm are additional attributes that are essential for successful applicants. Each Student Success Coordinator supports faculty advisors across campus, including troubleshooting an array of academic issues for Student Success.

 

Anticipated start date: June 2019

 

Benefits:

The candidate will be eligible for all benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources

 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Human Resources by email to jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal history background check. Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Director, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Vincennes University Jasper—Jasper, IN

 

Vincennes University Jasper (VUJ) is looking for a dynamic individual to lead the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). As VUJ nears celebrating its 50th year of service with strong new student enrollment growth, it could not be a more exciting time to begin this position! The successful candidate will play an important role in the overall Jasper campus enrollment growth plan, while engaging the ACE team around efforts to support student retention and success.

 

The Academic Center for Excellence is located in the Habig Library Learning Center and includes Student Success Services, Academic Coaching, Testing and Library Services. The Director will develop a strategic plan for the department, and engage the entire campus community around student success best practices and strategies. The ACE Director serves on the Dean’s Council, the senior leadership team for the Jasper Campus.

 

This position is responsible for:

Program/ Facility Management and Strategic Planning

  • Create and contribute to a positive work environment through open and intentional communications.

  • Lead, implement and grow program strategies and services housed at ACE.

  • Manage an advising caseload of students ensuring timely degree completion.

  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate a team of staff and student workers.

  • Maintain departmental facilities, technology and equipment to ensure safety and availability of resources.

  • Design, implement and maintain a department strategic plan.

  • Collaborate with corresponding faculty and staff at the Vincennes Campus to ensure consistency of programming, processes and procedures.

Student Retention and Success

  • Improve student retention and completion rates through the creation, implementation, and measurement of programming and strategies.

  • Serve as the campus expert for retention and success strategies leading trainings, providing resources to faculty and staff, and guiding the campus community into best practices.

  • Train, ensure consistency of services, and serve as the Campus expert in student advising best practices.

  • Manage and implement a robust communications plan engaging and informing key constituents.

  • Support the campus community by serving on committees, sponsoring the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society (when needed), assisting with special events and ensuring timely delivery of services.

  • Organize and implement special programming, including serving on the Jasper STARTVU planning committee.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree and/or certifications are preferred.

  • Strong belief in the Vincennes University Jasper mission and a desire to make an impact on higher education and student success.

  • Experience with leading teams and departmental strategic planning.

  • Experience in higher education, advising, and retention strategies.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Expert knowledge on student success strategies, and student engagement.

  • Can-do spirit with a visionary mind and an infectious positive attitude.

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to relate-to and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Valid driver's license.

Benefits:

 

Candidate will be eligible for most benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources.

 

How to Apply:

 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume including contact information for three references to Human Resources by email at jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period. Please note the selected candidate may be required to submit to a criminal history background check.

 

Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer #LIRM1


Site Director (Business & Industry) – Scottsburg, IN

Full-Time

Position Summary

Provide comprehensive leadership and management of Vincennes University 's training program at Mid-America Science Park, Scottsburg, IN.

This position is responsible for:

Program/ Facility Management and Strategic Planning

 

  • Coordinate, recruit, and supervise VU academic programs and partnerships housed in Mid-America Science Park.
  • Collaborate with VU Business and Industry Training faculty and staff at the Vincennes Campus to ensure consistency of academic programming.
  • Manage an advising caseload of VU MASP program students ensuring timely degree completion.
  • Create and contribute to a positive work environment through intentional communications.
  • Teach basic electricity, basic fluid power, basic PLC, and automation controls courses in addition to other subjects for which qualified (credit and non-cred it, regular semester and short-term training, any time of day).
  • Lead the selection, installation, scheduling and implementation of curriculum, equipment, and instructors.
  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate instructors and lab support staff for VU courses.

Recruitment and Community Engagement

 

  • Actively participate with the Regional Manufacturing Alliance Board for Scott County.
  • Research and identify potential new opportunities and outreach initiatives in target areas.
  • Develop and implement innovative advanced manufacturing and logistics seminars, Demonstrations, and tours.
  • Manage and implement a robust communications plan engaging and informing key constituents.
  • Cultivate and expand strong partnerships with area manufacturers and high schools.
  • Grow student enrollment in and expand Vincennes University program offerings available at the Mid­ America Science Park, Scottsburg, IN.
  • Collaborate with the VU Director of Marketing and Communications for Workforce Development and Community Services to create advertising and marketing materials as needed.
  • Represent the Mid-America Science Park and Vincennes UniversityBusiness and Industry program at approved events and recruitment opportunities (travel req u ired).
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies for the department.

Financial Management

 

  • Safeguard University assets, including but not limited to, the physical property, inventory (textbooks, equipment, etc.), academic support materials and University funds.
  • Collect and deposit tuition and fees for VU courses in a timely manner and reconcile returned checks.

Budget

 

  • Process budgeted expenses according to established University policies and procedures.
  • Supervise invoicing and collection of all tuition and fees in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Foster and initiate in partnership with VU and MASP financial support that can be acquired and managed through aligned grant funding.
  • Prevent uncollectible debt by ensuring all collections are within the current term.

Overall

 

Perform other duties as assigned by the AVP of Outreach and Engagement

Reside in Scott County or an adjacent county

The successful candidate has:

  • Bachelor 's degree required , Master 's degree in business , engineering and/or industry certifications preferred.
  • Prior experience in advanced manufacturing maintenance or engineering to include electrical , fluid power , and automation controls.
  • Ability to maintain orderly work environment ; overall excellent organizational skills.
  • Quick learners, ability to mentally organize, create solutions "on the spot" as well as long-term.
  • Experience working with diverse clientele of adult learners.
  • Proficient in Windows 7 environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office-Pro suite, and student information systems.
  • Val id driver's license.

Benefits:

The candidate will be eligible for all benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter addressing the position, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Human Resources by email to jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate may be required to submit to a criminal history background check.

Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Executive Director, Vincennes University Foundation/

Senior Director of Advancement, Vincennes University

 

The Vincennes University Foundation was established in 1975 to support the higher education and community service missions of Vincennes University. Reporting to the Vincennes University President and the Chair of the VU Foundation Board of Directors, the Executive Director of the VU Foundation will also serve as the Senior Director of Advancement for the University and will provide leadership and execution of all fund development activities; this includes but is not limited to: major gifts, planned giving, annual campaigns, capital campaigns and yearly fundraising events. This position will work closely with Senior leadership as well as individual departments to develop institutional priorities and work passionately to raise funds in support of these goals. The Executive Director must have the ability to strengthen VU’s relationship with the individuals, families, alumni, community organizations and companies that support Vincennes University. This entrepreneurial-spirited position must have a strong understanding of Vincennes University’s mission, its role in higher education and its importance to the industries and families of Indiana.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

Fund Development & Financial Management

  • Ensure a strategic and comprehensive fund development plan that identifies prospects and donors and enhances the short and long term funding base for the Foundation.
  • Ensure establishment of a diverse donor base of individual, corporate, foundation, and public donors.
  • Personally build loyal and long term relationships with key donor segments based on mission, cultivation and stewardship, program outcomes and sound fiscal management.
  • Ensure ethical standards and legal processes of fund development are adhered.

  • Work closely with investment consultants and custodians and the VU Foundation Investment Committee to ensure funds are maintained in a fiscally-responsible manner.

  • Oversee the development of all financial and operational plans with oversight of the organizational budgets and monitoring of the progress and changes related to the budgets.

Planning and Evaluation

  • Ensure programmatic excellence is achieved by establishing operational benchmarks, setting timelines, and obtaining the resources needed to achieve strategic goals.

  • In conjunction with the Vincennes University President and VU leadership, develop annual fundraising goals and priorities for specific projects and initiatives.

  • Provide regular reports to the VU President and the Chair of the VU Foundation Board of Directors on status of benchmarks and fundraising goals.

Board and Committee Organization

  • Cultivate a strong Board of Directors willing to lead and contribute to the development of prospects and cultivation of major donors.

  • Engage the Board of Directors to leverage and secure resources and contribute expertise and advice on short and long term strategic goals.

Supervision

  • Lead, motivate and develop the staff so that they are passionate about Vincennes University and are committed to working effectively toward continual improvement.
  • Ensure the organization has the caliber of staff with skills appropriate to the needs of the position with the ability to positively impact the organization’s objectives.
  • Ensure an effective performance management system for all employees that includes annual objective setting and evaluation.

Partnerships & Community Leadership

  • Raise the public profile of Vincennes University and the Foundation by serving as the spokesperson and advocate for the organization and an influential leader in the community and the State of Indiana.
  • Ensure meaningful and effective partnerships with key public and private sector entities to reinforce the Vincennes University mission and its role in higher education.
  • Provide guidance to staff on the planning of VU Foundation events including Alumni Community Series, Trailblazer Golf Tour and other special events hosted by the VU Foundation.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Inclusive leadership style that endorses delegation and collaboration with clear decision-making authority.
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong fund development, marketing, and public relations experience to successfully engage external stakeholders including funders, corporate partners, policy makers and communities.
  • Strong belief in the Vincennes University mission and a desire to make an impact on higher education and workforce development opportunities throughout Indiana.

 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, complete resume, contact information and three references to Human Resources by email to jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.


Program Manager, 21st Century Community Learning Center – Fort Wayne, IN

Full-Time

East Allen University and Paul Harding Junior High School

The Vincennes University Program Manager for the 21st Century Community Learning Center- Fort Wayne Early College Programs is responsible for the overall management of programming at a number of school sites and serves as the lead member of the Administrative Team. The Program Manager is responsible for developing program goals and supervising staff in the implementation of those goals. The Program Manager conducts outreach and overall administrative support.

This position is responsible for:

Program and Staff Supervision/Evaluation:

  • Supervises school-based programming and implements planning and management of services, including allocation of resources (both staff and contractual work)
  • Oversees direct before and after-school services in multiple sites (Paul Harding Junior High School and East Allen University)
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and contracts with subcontracted service provider organizations and school staff, monitors work and submits for payment
  • Oversees implementation of evaluation measures (i.e. self-evaluation and data management) according to contract protocols, and use of data to inform programming
  • Serves as primary liaison between assigned schools and 21st CCLC administrative team
  • Develops systems to meet all contractual requirements of various funders/grantors, including reporting, compliance, data-tracking, licensing requirements, etc.
  • Serves as main point of contact with State Liaisons and Evaluators for 21st CCLC
  • Supervises site coordinators, tutors, club leaders, in both individual and group supervision
  • Creates and provides professional development programming for contracted and in-service work

Development and Outreach:

  • Research grant/contract materials for new funding opportunities
  • Helps with Hiring, Intake and Orientation of new staff
  • Cultivates and maintains effective relationships with schools, IDOE program officers, advisory group and other community partners in order to encourage consideration of future collaborative opportunities
  • Provides initial consultation and creation of school-based work plans to address individual new school needs
  • Compiles and submits required compliance reports for funders and contractors
  • Tracks trends and remains current regarding developments in the areas of mental health, SEL, and trauma-informed approaches to education and after-school.
  • Represents VU 21st CCLC in the field via presentations at panels, conferences, meetings, etc.

The University seeks an individual with a Master’s degree, involvement with institutions of higher education, and at least two years of administrative experience. Additionally, the candidate should possess effective communication, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills, and the ability to collect and evaluate assessment data. Specific requirements for the position include experience with Word, Excel, and Black Board. The successful candidate must be prepared to assume the position upon hiring.

The successful candidate has:

  • Advanced degree in Education, Social Sciences, Public and/or Education Policy Administration
  • 3-5years’ experience supervising professional field-based staff engaged in the administration of school-based programs
  • 3-5 years’ experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with state-funded regulatory requirements preferred
  • Willingness to travel to statewide meetings, participate in school meetings, and field trips
  • Ability to work 1-2 Saturdays per month, late evenings, and some overnight travel
  • College and Career Readiness (3-5 years)
  • Youth Development and Family services Program Management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Supervising: 2 years (Preferred)

Benefits:

Candidate will be eligible for all benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter addressing the position, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Human Resources by email to jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate may be required to submit to a criminal history background check. Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


 

Dean of Health Sciences and Human Performance – Vincennes, IN

Full-Time

VU is committed to supporting students in associate degree and selected bachelor degree programs. The University encourages and supports the professional development of faculty and staff to ensure excellent learning experiences for students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Dean of Health Science and Human Performance provides university curricular leadership in the disciplines/majors of the academic college, oversees the day-to-day operations of the college, and represents the college to the wider university and community. The Dean reports to the Provost of the University.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • providing leadership, supervision and support to the faculty and staff of the College

  • leading recruitment and retention efforts within the College

  • providing assistance in the development of course offerings, schedules and teaching assignments.

  • overseeing the Center for Health Sciences building

  • hiring and promotion of faculty, professional staff and staff positions

  • assisting in the acquisition of educational materials for the college

  • supporting academic advising

  • working to ensure the consistency and integrity of VU Health Science and Human Performance courses offered at all sites

  • overseeing faculty and staff evaluation processes

  • providing leadership in program and classroom assessment

  • participating in community activities

  • participating in professional development activities

  • serving as an advocate for the College of Health Sciences and Human Performance

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful Dean of Health Sciences and Human Performance candidate must possess:

  • leadership philosophy that emphasizes an environment of collegiality, open communication and accountability.

  • demonstrated ability to produce a cooperative work environment that promotes effective team work.

  • high energy level, sense of humor, diplomacy, tact.

  • passion for quality education with evidence of commitment to student success and support.

  • excellent organizational and problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns of stakeholders.

  • history of being open-minded, supportive, trustworthy and fair.

  • demonstrated time management, problem solving and priority setting skills.

  • Documented success in building collaborative relationships and partnerships.

  • Minimum of 5 years of college/university teaching experience required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of college/university administrative leadership experience required.

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field from a regionally accredited college/university required. Doctorate in a health-sciences discipline, educational leadership or higher education preferred.

SALARY:

Commensurate with qualifications

STARTING DATE:

July 15, 2019

Benefits:

Candidate will be eligible for all benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter addressing the position, current resume/ curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, to Human Resources by email to jobs@vinu.edu or mail to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

Applications Deadline is February 22, 2019. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate may be required to submit to a criminal history background check.

Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer