Reporting directly to the Chief Recruitment and Admissions Officer, in today's critical challenges that include both economic and public health crises, the Director of Articulation, Transfer, and Institutional Partnerships develops and executes strategic recruitment plan and partnerships both internally and externally, to advance and expand admission, enrollment, and student success initiatives focused on transfer and non-traditional student populations, as well as direct-from-high-school students with prior college-level learning. The Director will lead a transfer team, as well as partner with senior administrators within recruitment and admissions and within the academic and service units to coordinate outreach efforts with local community colleges, four-year institutions, college access organizations, community-based organizations, and corporations in order to drive greater overall enrollment and success. The Director will be a key leader and influencer of all recruitment and admissions staff who are involved in building and sustaining relationships that help to advance Wright State’s enrollment efforts. Through a direct and strong working relationship with and support from the provost's office, the Director will, in addition, work closely and collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Higher Education/Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network as an institutional representative for all articulation and transfer related statewide compliances and initiatives, including managing the submission and revision of Wright State courses and programs that are associated with the statewide articulation and transfer guarantees and troubleshooting transfer credit issues. In order to assure the compliance on the statewide articulation and transfer policies and strengthen the community college partnerships through pathway development, the Director will not only serve on the institutional undergraduate curriculum committee as a non-voting consulting member but also work directly with faculty, chairs, deans, and the vice provost for undergraduate curriculum.
Master's Degree in Higher Education or Student Personnel Administration
7 years of direct experience in articulation and transfer, especially in the coordination of developing and maintaining articulation agreements, academic advising, admission and outreach, credit evaluation, and a similar function that requires a broad understanding of curriculum and coursework
Comprehensive knowledge of Ohio's statewide transfer guarantee programs and policies
Direct experience in and familiarity with working with community colleges
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, chairs, deans, senior academic administrators, and external constituents related to articulation and transfer of courses and programs
Experience with an ERP system
Experience in reporting and data analysis
Experience simultaneously managing multiple projects and bringing them to completion
Ability to travel
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Prior supervisory experience
Broad knowledge of promising practices in articulation and transfer
Experience in data-driven decision-making process and strategies
Proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel
Experience in using Banner, Salesforce, Transfer Evaluation System (TES), Transferology, and U Achieve (or comparable degree audit tool)
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a wide range of constituents including students, parents, faculty, staff, and professionals from other institutions
Essential Functions and percent of time::
25%Assure currency and transparency of the existing articulation agreements, as well as frequent and timely adjustment to the existing articulation agreements by maintaining up-to-date knowledge of Wright State’s curriculum and working relationships with Wright State academic advisors, faculty, chairs, deans, and the provost's office. Work directly with chairs and deans to engage in the rapid development of new proposals for academic articulations and partnerships.
25%Assure the compliance with the Ohio's Articulation and Transfer Policy by working directly with the provost's office, especially with the vice provost for undergraduate curriculum, faculty, chairs, and deans on courses and programs related to statewide articulation and transfer initiatives.
20%Provide leadership and innovation to Wright State’s transfer and non-traditional recruitment team efforts. Develop and lead the implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for increasing transfer and non-traditional student enrollment, including recruitment and communication strategies and activities to achieve annual enrollment goals. Work closely with first-year recruitment and admissions staff, chairs, deans, and senior administrators at both Wright State and partner institutions to engender ongoing innovation, support, and engagement.
10% Lead the training and professional development of key constituents (admission counselors, academic advisors, academic unit leadership, community college partners, etc.) about the benefits and value of a Wright State education, especially for transfer and non-traditional populations. Engage the campus constituents, including students, to assist in strategies to improve the student experience that leads to persistence and completion within transfer student populations.
10%In close collaboration with the recruitment and admissions staff and key constituents on campus (CATS, registrar, academic advisors, academic unit liaisons) and at partner institutions, lead the development of systematic and robust data reporting and research that will drive a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and will lead to greater enrollment outcomes. 5%Represent articulation and transfer on various committees within Wright State (i.e., undergraduate curriculum committee) and Wright State University on articulation and transfer at the statewide level (i.e., Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network Advisory Council).
5%Other Duties as Assigned
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Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.