Ivy Tech Community College
Fort Wayne, IN
Ivy Tech Community College prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education. Through its affordable, open-access education and training programs, the College enhances the development of Indiana’s citizens and communities and strengthens its economy. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system.
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 workforce engine of our state and critically important in improving the trajectory for Indiana’s population in terms of social and economic mobility.
Leading at Our Campus:
Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is located in Allen County (pop. 379,000) and serves the 10 surrounding counties of: Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley. Greater Fort Wayne (pop. 780,000) is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest, located nearly equidistant between Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, and Cleveland. Strong community engagement has led to community
learning centers situated throughout the service area, as well as an Ivy Tech site located in Warsaw. The campus serves 55 high schools and career centers and has strong community connections, partnerships, and grant-funded programs. The Ft. Wayne main campus includes the Coliseum and North campuses includes comprehensive academic, student success and administrative facilities, as well as state-of-the-art skilled trade and program-specific learning labs. The campus is also located near Purdue University-Ft. Wayne and Indiana University-Ft. Wayne with student housing available. In addition to these two institutions, the service area has a rich higher education ecosystem including institutions such as Trine, Indiana Tech, Manchester University, Huntington University, and St. Francis University. The Warsaw site has full student services, labs, and administrative facilities as well. The Fort Wayne campus also attracts student athletes by offering men’s baseball and women’s volleyball through NJCAA athletics.
The primary economic sectors in the Fort Wayne campus service area include manufacturing, health care and medical devices, specialty insurance, design and craftsmanship, logistics and e-commerce, food and beverage, and advanced materials. The area has a solid base of industry, small business, and three major hospital systems. It is the headquarters for numerous national companies including Steel Dynamics, Sweetwater Sound, 80/20, Vera Bradley, and Ruoff Mortgage. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne works collaboratively with local leaders to attract and retain businesses in the communities it serves.
In response to the diverse needs of the region, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne has developed a significant focus on healthcare, advanced manufacturing, skilled trades, public services, information technology, business, and supply chain programs, as well as transfer programs that encourage students to complete their education at one of our many four-year partners. Dual credit/enrollment education arrangements with local high schools provide both on and off-campus classes that provide college and high school credit.
Leading in Our Community:
Business, industry, government, and education work together to make the Greater Fort Wayne area a thriving community, of which the college is proud to be a part. The Fort Wayne community is host to a thriving downtown with restaurants, entertainment, sports, shopping, and the arts. The region boasts an extensive network of lakes, waterways, parks, and trails, and has received many national accolades including “Top Cities for Homeowners”, “Top Cities for Work-Life Balance”, “Top 25 Most Livable Cities”, “Best-Run Cities”, “Best States for Business” and the Wall Street Journal's list of the top hottest job markets.
The campus works with numerous organizations including the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the Office of the Mayor, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., and regional chambers of commerce and economic development leaders to bring together industries, businesses, governments, education and quality of life groups to guide economic success and quality of life. Faculty, staff and students are involved in the community through a variety of organizations and events.
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.
- Master's degree required.
- Three or more years of substantial and successful leadership and management experience at the executive level.
- Must possess excellent organizational, planning, evaluation, interpersonal and communication skills and have an ability and willingness to travel.
- 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.
- Doctorate Degree
- Three or more years of substantial and successful leadership and management experience at the executive level, preferably in post-secondary education
- Evidence of working with adult students' success
Ivy Tech Community College is an accredited, equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or veteran status. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Ivy Tech Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions