Northwood University seeks an Assistant Vice President of Adult Degree Programs (ADP) to serve as the operating unit leader responsible for leading undergraduate operations for adult learners across the NU system in collaboration with the Executive Team and other key stakeholders. Based out of our Troy, Michigan location, the Assistant Vice President is responsible for overall planning, direction, organization and implementation of operations for undergraduate adult learners. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for developing a collaborative work environment that supports the University’s strategy.
• supports and advances Northwood’s mission, vision, values, Code of Ethics, and Outcomes;
• provides leadership, direction, advocacy, communication, coordination, assessment and evaluation of ADP operations as a whole, and the departments and/or programs within it;
• work collaboratively with the Vice Presidents of Enrollment Management and Marketing to ensure new student enrollment goals are met and the marketing strategy and plan is implemented to effectively reach adult learner segments;
• with the VP of Enrollment Management and Dean of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management leads the enrollment efforts for adult learners in the Metro-Detroit market.
• with direction from the EVP/CAO/COO develops a system and structure to assure there are qualified faculty and quality instruction online and in the classroom;
• helps create and maintain a climate that celebrates intellectual freedom, inquiry, reflection, and respect for differing/diverse opinions;
• gains feedback from and provides a voice for all ADP employees, full and part‐time;
• cultivates a cooperative, collegial work climate which enhances communication, trust, and productivity of and among all ADP stakeholders – faculty, students, and staff;
• represents the operating unit to the EVP/CAO, COO and operational unit leadership teams;
• actively participates in Trustee and Leadership Team proceedings and supports proceedings of best practice teams from throughout the University; and
• performs other duties as may be delegated or assigned.
• possess a sound understanding of higher education and enrollment management;
• have a proven track record of managing staff at a distance;
• have a minimum of 5‐7 years in a leadership position in higher education working with adult learners, with substantial and successful executive and fiscal management experience;
• have experience developing long‐term growth strategies for adult learners and online degree programs;
• have the ability to manage a complex academic organization and work effectively with colleagues across all units of the University;
• be a highly motivated team player who possesses a high level of energy and who functions effectively in a fast‐paced environment; and
• Master’s degree required; terminal degree preferred. Degrees must be earned from regionally-accredited institution(s).
• Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, and life insurance; retirement benefits; generous leave plan; flex spending plan; and tuition benefits for employee and family.
Northwood University has an institutional philosophy which emphasizes free enterprise in a context of limited government and individual responsibility. The ideal candidate will have a strong attraction to the mission and core values of Northwood University. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University’s outcomes at www.northwood.edu/aboutus/.
Please apply online at https://www.northwood.edu/human-resources.