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Associate Dean for Online Strategic Enrollment Management

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Kansas State University
Physical Address
103 Edwards Hall, 1801 Kerr Dr
Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Description

About This Role:

The associate dean position is responsible for leading enrollment growth in online programs offered through K-State Global Campus. The incumbent serves as a visionary strategist and change agent, reaching markets to grow enrollment in new and innovative ways. The associate dean is an innovative thinker who can critically assess Global Campus’s current position and offer a compelling vision for the future.

With a focus on online learners, the incumbent develops and deploys a comprehensive strategy that engages prospective and current students through marketing, recruitment, retention, student services, military student engagement, and academic advising. This position works closely with the dean, Global Campus leadership, university administrators, and external constituents to strategically position Global Campus to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners.

The associate dean will have a student-centered passion and drive for serving the needs of adult learners and will serve as an insightful, collaborative, and persuasive spokesperson for online learning enrollment management initiatives. The person in this position demonstrates high-level administrative capabilities, including management of competing priorities, budget management, staffing, team building, effective conflict resolution, strong communication skills, and the ability to collaborate and negotiate.

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Why Join Us:

The mission of K-State Global Campus is to extend Kansas State University’s intellectual resources worldwide through quality degree programs, lifelong learning, and professional development opportunities. K-State Global Campus is the fourth campus of Kansas State University and is located in Manhattan, Kansas.

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We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree
Five (5) years of relevant experience, to include: experience managing a full-time professional team with the ability to supervise, train, motivate, and mentor staff in a high performing organization; and experience in budget development and fiscal management with demonstrated ability to grow revenue streams
Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctoral degree
Five (5) years of relevant and progressive senior-level administrative and leadership experience in the public or private sector, with an outstanding record of achievement in high-level leadership positions
Proven leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan
Demonstrates a proven track record of success motivating teams toward a common goal in achieving enrollment growth for multiple audiences
Strong knowledge of the lead acquisition industry and persistence with paid advertising, conversion marketing, and the latest interactive technologies
Experience marketing to and recruiting local, regional, national and international audiences
Demonstrated advocacy for online and non-traditional student services
Innovative and adept at promoting current academic programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment ideas, marketing strategies, and retention initiatives
Experience administering voluntary education programs within the United States Department of Defense installations
Experience using innovative thinking, facilitation and consensus-building skills
Demonstrated success collaborating effectively with key partners, including but not limited to faculty, staff, senior administrators, students, and off-campus partners
Experience leading successful change efforts, including continuous quality improvement initiatives
Proficiency utilizing electronic technology to include Microsoft Office suite programs, constituent relationship management (CRM) and content management systems
Active participation in appropriate professional organizations
Knowledge and understanding of key performance indicators, metrics, and data/predictive analytics to support planning, decision making, and continuous improvement efforts
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify the appropriate analytical processes for addressing particular issues, arrive at supportable recommendations, build consensus, and ensure successful implementation
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
Understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues related to effective communication and interaction with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds, age ranges, social backgrounds, experience levels and more
Knowledge of higher education academic standards, policies, structure and governance
Tolerance for ambiguity and a willingness to manage diverse and frequently changing assignments, particularly the ability to do so with a positive attitude in a high-task environment
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

Cover letter addressing your qualifications and skills related to the position
Resume or curriculum vitae listing education and employment history
Three professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate) and email address
Screening of Applications Begins:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until December 8, 2019. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview on December 11, and initial interviews will take place the week of December 16, 2019.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$86,690-143,040 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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