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Vice President for Healthcare

Ivy Tech Community College
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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Vice President for Healthcare


Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, in partnership with the executive search firm Scott Healy & Associates, seeks a visionary leader to serve as its Vice President for Healthcare. As it expands and increases the stature of its health professions programming, Ivy Tech Community College seeks a future-oriented leader to oversee operational aspects of the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing and support students, faculty, and staff, while achieving a bold vision for the health professions at Ivy Tech.  We seek a leader who has experience working effectively with diversified populations. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving.




The Position:


The Vice President for Healthcare is responsible for the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing and provides professional leadership in the development of quality standards and consistency in academic courses, training, and other programs to serve the healthcare sector. The Vice President works closely with the Senior Vice President of Workforce Alignment, the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Operations and Marketing, regional academic officers, applicable Ivy Tech Curriculum Committees, Sector Strategic Leadership Council and regional workforce development consultants to ensure the College is providing the level of courses and service appropriate to the communities Ivy Tech Community College serves. The Vice President will utilize voice-of-the-customer and demand-driven data to develop strategies and execute plans. The Vice President will assist and represent the Senior Vice President of Workforce Alignment in establishing strategic linkages with employers and associations related to the economic sectors that can benefit from the College’s mission to enhance the educational achievement of Hoosiers.





  • Provide committed leadership to all academic programs within the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing and work with colleagues to develop and achieve a vision for success in these Schools;
  • Ensure curricula and training are meeting the needs of employers and supporting the advancement of the healthcare sector of the state;
  • Ensure assigned programs and curricula comply with academic policies and standards as well as lead program accreditation initiatives; Network and collaborate with senior management from employers that are known to set industry demand and trends; are influential state-wide, nationwide, or globally; or who employ a significant workforce; Lead development of new applicable program proposals and credential offerings; Work cooperatively with academic affairs initiatives applicable for assigned programs; Participate in hiring new full-time faculty and part-time/adjunct instructors necessary to meet curricular offerings; Stay current with trends, opportunities, and threats related to the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing; Present to Industry groups, leaders and healthcare professionals information about Ivy Tech programs, capabilities, and resources within the healthcare sector; Provide and/or facilitate opportunities and mechanisms for chancellors, faculty, workforce development consultants and development officers to meet with industry practitioners; Study enrollment, retention, completion, success and other student data and make recommendations to appropriate senior leadership based upon analysis; Provide leadership and represent the workforce alignment and academic offices to the applicable Ivy Tech curriculum committees and workforce development team; direct change and implement policy as related to the program curriculum and workforce committees; meet with these groups and committees as appropriate; Direct statewide inventories and make recommendations for equipment acquisitions to assure quality program outcomes and promote efficiency; Review sites/locations, ensuring they are adequate and appropriate for offerings to the economic sector; Work with Career Services to facilitate opportunities for students including but not limited to internships/externships, etc.; Work with Human Resources on strategies to recruit diverse and qualified faculty; and Represent the Schools and its programs to appropriate external bodies and gatherings.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree required, preferably in a discipline related to programs housed in the School of Health Professions; 3 years related experience in healthcare, industry, training, educational administration or teaching at the post-secondary level or other related activity; Higher education experience, including understanding of academic program development and budget oversight; Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required; Evidence of successful administrative decision making (including data driven decision making) in a collaborative environment; Experience with execution of vision, ideally which has led to program growth and development; Ability to travel; and Strong relationship building skills



Systems Office Extended Cabinet Core Competencies:


The Ivy Tech Systems Office Extended Cabinet Core Competencies provide a common framework and language to be used within the College. Through these competencies, we can communicate the skills and behaviors that contribute to the success of our members of Systems Office leadership. These competencies can also be used to guide and inform the talent management processes of human resources: recruiting, interviewing, selection, performance assessment, feedback, and development.  Every member of the Systems Office Extended Cabinet is expected to be skilled in each of these seven core competencies. In addition to these core competencies, members of the Extended Cabinet may have other competencies that are required for success in their area of specialization.


  • Agility and Innovation Clear and Transparent Communications Accountability Commitment to Employee Engagement/Experience Stewards of the Mission, Vision, and Culture Decision-Making Relationships and Partnerships


About Ivy Tech Community College:

Ivy Tech was founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, the College focused primarily on technical and vocational education. In the more than 50 years since, Ivy Tech has gone through enormous changes. Today, the College is Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering programs in the following schools (and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools):

  • School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain School of Public Affairs & Social Services School of Information Technology School of Arts, Sciences & Education School of Health Sciences School of Nursing School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science


The College offer hands-on experience with some of the state’s most advanced technologies and training facilities, plus the convenience of more than 1,000 online classes, and the attention that comes with small, average class sizes. Ivy Tech has 19 campuses with 40 locations. The College has grown to become the largest, public postsecondary institution in Indiana and the largest, singly accredited statewide community college system in the country.


Ivy Tech shapes their curriculum to align with the needs of Indiana’s economy. The College’s affordable tuition rates (annual full-time tuition just over $4,300) keep higher education accessible for those communities’ residents, a consideration that results in 91% of our graduates staying in Indiana. All those elements combine to make Ivy Tech a true engine of Indiana’s workforce, training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy.


Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312-263-0456). For additional information, visit



The School of Health Sciences offers nearly twenty different programs ranging from Medical or Dental Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, Health Information Technology and many more.  Course offerings can lead to an Associates Degree and many of the programs offer seamless transfer to other four-year colleges and universities.  The School of Nursing offers both Nursing (ASN) and Practical Nursing (PN).  Students in the nursing and practical nursing programs gain valuable skills and experiences by caring for real patients in a variety of clinical settings, including lab simulations.  The VP for Healthcare will ensure that both Schools thrive while offering state-of-the art programs that students are interested in and that serve the community at large.




About Indianapolis, Indiana, and beyond:

Indianapolis, the largest city in Indiana is a thriving city with burgeoning healthcare and technology sectors. It also serves as the state capital.  The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies, two major league sports clubs, four university campuses and numerous museums, including the world’s largest children’s museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Indianapolis boats more than 200 public parks covering over 11,000 acres of green space.  Eagle Creek Park is the largest of these parks and ranks among the largest municipal parks in the country covering 4,766 acres. 


The city boats several neighborhoods including Center Township, Broad Ripple, Irvington, and University Heights.  The North Meridian Street Historic District is among the most affluent urban neighborhoods in the U.S.  Indianapolis is home to various festivals and cultural events including the “Month of May”, a series of celebrations leading up to the Indianapolis 500 auto race.  It is also becoming a destination for foodies and wine enthusiasts alike.



All correspondence relating to the position of Vice President for Healthcare at Ivy Tech should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultant:


Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

[email protected]


The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  1. A cover letter outlining your experience and interest in this position; A complete CV outlining your career in higher education, and if relevant, in professional roles; and The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers. References will not be contacted without written permission.


Applications submitted by May 13, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.


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. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

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