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Director of Professional Coaching Ventures

Indiana Wesleyan University
Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Dayton, OH, Florence, KY, Fort Wayne, IN, Greenwood, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Kokomo, IN, Louisville, KY, Marion, IN, Merrillville, IN, Other

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Job no: 493265
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, Other
Categories: Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment

Job Title: Director of Professional Coaching Ventures

Reporting Relationship: Vice President for Learner Success & Regional Ventures

Unit: National & Global

Department: N&G Regional Education

Campus Location: This position is hybrid based out of any IWU regional center in Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky (Merrillville, Ft. Wayne, Marion, Indianapolis, Kokomo, IN; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, OH; Florence, Louisville, KY)

Summary of Position: The Director of Professional Coaching Ventures creates successful new businesses and initiatives that align with IWU's strategic emphasis on life coaching and professional coaching services. This is a unique role that takes creativity and perseverance, with the opportunity to build new and dynamic initiatives in higher education.

This leader will establish new programming, encourage growth in student enrollment, and build a robust business models, specifically focused on providing coaching services to individuals and businesses, offering coaching learning and training, and integrating coaching into IWU academic programs.

This role will take existing ideas that have been scoped around the delivery of coaching to businesses and individuals inside and outside of IWU and focus on delivering results with excellence. This will include cultivating partnerships, recruit a network of coaches, creating business models, and expanding the reach of each initiative. The successful candidate will be excited by the chance to implement new ideas with excellence, adapt to new information and change directions when needed, and focus on delivering tangible, sustainable results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Through collaboration and prioritization with the Vice President and Chancellor, create successful new businesses and initiatives that align with IWU's strategic emphasis on life coaching and professional coaching services
  • Create sustainable business initiatives to provide coaching services to individuals and businesses, offer coaching learning and training, and integrate coaching into IWU academic programs
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships to build venture clients
  • Recruit and support a network of coaches to provide coaching services
  • Provide project leadership and agile team management for new coaching initiatives, ensuring significant regular progress, measuring success, and communicating updates to the Vice President and Regional Ventures leadership team
  • Coordinate across departments to launch new ventures and drive enrollment through programs and partnerships
  • Collaborate, create, and execute novel ideas quickly and at a high level of excellence
  • Serve as a convener of events and opportunities in the region, cultivating an environment where IWU's centers become learning hubs for their regions
  • Support research and development grants for funding regional initiatives. Where applicable, build relationships with foundations and granting agencies
  • Manage the coaching venture operating budget. Set venture income target goals annually and track progress toward those goals
  • Execute need-assessments and data analysis for the continuous improvement of on-going regional efforts
  • If based outside of Indianapolis, travel to Indianapolis monthly for ventures collaboration meetings
  • Demonstrate a Christian worldview and upholds the University's Christ-centered mission in interactions with students, faculty, and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred


  • Experience executing complex programs with multiple constituents
  • Experience launching new initiatives with tangible, sustainable results strongly preferred
  • Experience managing projects or developing new initiatives
  • Experience in building partnerships and working with a diverse range of people
  • Record of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with life coaching or professional coaching preferred
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines with a high degree of urgency and accuracy

Required Skills

  • 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
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks at one time and to execute ambiguous assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills used to create an effective team and build partnerships
  • Strong writing ability including grant and report writing
  • Comfort with technology, including Microsoft Suite, and the ability to learn new platforms quickly (such as Smartsheet, Salesforce, and other CRM and project management tools)
  • Willing to travel to other IWU regional sites in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky for project-based implementation, partner development, and training. Travel would be seasonal and limited
  • Fast learner and curious

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.


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.

Advertised: 10 Aug 2023 US Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Oct 2023 US Eastern Daylight Time


A vision that began over 100 years ago has taken full form as today's Indiana Wesleyan University – a Christian comprehensive university committed to liberal arts and professional education.

IWU is an energized community. Its spiritually rich learning environment, academic commitment and caring instruction develop in students the knowledge, skills and disposition to change the world for Jesus Christ.

The following profile information will help you know a little more about IWU:

  • The Indiana Wesleyan University Story is one of faithfulness, remarkable growth, innovation, and the joyful expectation of God's next chapter for the University.
  • IWU was initially accredited in 1966 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has maintained its Accreditation since then. Other agencies and associations also accredit individual IWU programs.
  • IWU is committed to several Distinctives, ranging from a Christ-centered educational experience to a commitment to comprehensive student support.
  • We are resolute in upholding our Mission and Values, including our mission to be a Christ-centered academic community committed to developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.
  • Our Academic Structure encourages innovation in education and honors academic achievements by students and faculty alike.
  • IWU is an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers with its roots in John Wesley's Methodism.

Indiana Wesleyan University is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and one of the largest employers in Grant County, Indiana.

Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University’s 350 acre residential campus in Marion, Indiana. Most buildings on the Marion campus have been built in the past 25 years, so students live and learn in a visually striking environment with well-appointed residence halls and academic facilities, all on a campus that is only an hour away from both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

IWU-Marion offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and an expanding list of graduate degree programs to residential students representing more than 80 Christian denominations and 10 foreign countries.

More than 8,000 adult learners attend classes through IWU-National & Global online or at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. IWU-National & Global offers over 100 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Wesley Seminary, founded in 2009, is headquartered on the Marion, Indiana, campus of IWU. Wesley Seminary offers a practical online path for working ministers to obtain a graduate- or doctoral-level degree while applying weekly knowledge to their local ministry contexts.

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