Ohio University's Division of Enrollment Management believes in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development programming to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.
At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.
Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.
We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.
With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at https://www.ohio.edu/forever and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with OHIO Online Enrollment!
With more than 60 graduate and undergraduate programs delivered fully online, Ohio University serves more online students than any other public four-year university in the state and is ranked the top college in Ohio for online education by onlinecolleges.com. More than 7,500 students from across the country choose Ohio University for their online education. OHIO Online Enrollment is a key University initiative, and the team will be comprised of 11 full-time staff members strategically positioned in Ohio and key markets throughout the U.S.
LEADERSHIPPROFILE & POSITIONSUMMARY
Position Summary: The Director, Strategic Partnerships position is primarily responsible for developing new and maintaining existing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and serving as the primary point of contact to build enrollment pipelines for OHIO online programs. The Director will manage all aspects of OHIO Online program promotion, recruitment and organizational communication efforts in an assigned territory through relationships with academic, industry, organizational and agency partners. The director will qualify new leads and collaborate with the OHIO Online enrollment advisors to provide consistent follow-up throughout the entire enrollment funnel. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division's commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this role, directors will play a critical role in OHIO's commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.
Cultivate and Maintain Relationships: The primary objective of the Director, Strategic Partnerships is to develop and maintain relationships with executives and leadership at current and prospective partner organizations including academic, industry and agency partners within an assigned territory. Execute a relevant strategic partnership plan for every assigned partnership, ensuring partnership launches, maintenance, project timelines, student impact, and enrollment results are achieved. In collaboration with the Regional Director, conducts market and competitor assessment; identifies and evaluates potential partnership opportunities through effective and data-driven territory planning. Travel to and maintain presence at college partners on a regular basis to promote OHIO's undergraduate online programs. Research, recommend, and participate in appropriate regional, professional organizations or events to represent OHIO and extend reach. Serve as initial contact for prospective students and ensure consistency of the university relationship throughout the recruiting stages. Counsel and advise constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes. Build and maintain relationships with leadership at industry partners, administrators and faculty at partner community colleges and other educational based community organizations. Facilitate appropriate university connections and ensure appropriate campus representation and engagement with the partner. Connect Ohio University staff with appropriate counterparts at these organizations to promote and grow collaborative opportunities.
Manage and Implement Strategies: Traveling extensively within an assigned territory, directors implement strategies to build and maintain enrollment pipelines for the entire OHIO Online portfolio of undergraduate programs. Present to senior leadership at industry partner and to community college partner department chairs, faculty and staff. Responsible for organizing and delivering several on-site or virtual recruiting events per month, representing OHIO online programs with the intent to drive enrollment. Qualify new leads and connect prospective students to OHIO Online enrollment advisors to provide consistent follow-up through email, phone and text. Counsel prospective students on the enrollment process and connect them to the OHIO Online enrollment advisor team for follow-up. Maintain current and thorough knowledge of the university and degree programs represented. Act as primary point of contact for employees of partner organizations who are enrolled in OHIO online programs.
Manage Recruitment and Relationship Activity: Directors are responsible for the daily management of all recruitment and relationship activity with appropriate history and account information. They will facilitate articulation agreements and the non-degree Nursing Early Start process for partner community colleges. Directors will also collaborate with Senior Director of Enrollment Marketing to ensure accurate information is maintained on partner organization websites. They will also routinely evaluate the ROI of recruitment efforts and use the data to inform future recruitment strategies in collaboration with the Regional Director.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field by start date, ability to travel independently, and at least three years of professional experience, which may be attributed to a combination of related paid employment, related student employment, relevant internships, and, in some cases, relevant experiential learning with appropriate documentation.
Candidates with a master's degree are strongly preferred, but not required. Preference also given to candidates who reside in southwest OH and who have a professional background in higher education, business development, client management or related experience.
OHIO is committed to employee success and enhancing access to education and all directors are eligible for our education benefit which provides tuition coverage to employees and eligible dependents for an array of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Planning Unit: Enrollment Management
Department: OHIO Online Enrollment
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Brenda Kinzel, email@example.com, 740-593-4110
Employment Type: full-time regular
This is a remote position based in Ohio. Extensive travel, including management of a geographic territory required. Preference given to candidates who reside in southwest OH.
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the director positions are mapped to Pay Grade CA&P17 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $51,281-$59,614. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.