The Director of Educational Partnerships serves as a facilitator for educational partnerships, military outreach, veterans, and the academics department. This role is responsible for assisting the associate vice president of educational partnerships and associate vice president (AVP) of military, Community College Outreach Team (MCCOT) in developing and maintaining open dialogue with local community colleges and related military locations, including veterans’ centers. The incumbent serves as a communication interface between the MCCOT and educational partnerships as it relates to the development and maintenance of educational partnership agreements, articulation agreements, and other collaborative efforts with community colleges. The director of educational partnerships communicates regularly with representatives from partnering institutions to maintain current partnerships and develop new partnerships. This role also works closely with the University academic staff to ensure collaboration and increase awareness of current and proposed agreements.
**This position requires engagement in student recruitment, admissions and/or financial aid activities, and therefore, is ineligible to receive certain types of incentive compensation.**
Establishes a strategic outreach plan for the increase of community college, military, and veteran enrollments in coordination with the AVP of educational partnerships and the AVP of MCCOT.
Assists AVP of educational partnerships with development of strategic priorities as it relates to establishing new partnerships.
Communicates regularly with AVP of educational partnerships and MCCOT, as it relates to community college partners and new/existing articulation agreement development issues.
Works closely with MCCOT team to provide timely updates, enrollment data, and strategic follow up in regards to community colleges in their areas.
Assists AVP of educational partnerships to provide enrollment reports from Tableau dashboard and works directly with the regional MCCOT Directors to direct efforts.
Coordinates and directs all efforts to work with veterans’ centers on selected community college campuses.
Works with community college partners following the signing of partnerships and other agreements to promote APUS and selected academic programs.
Suggests innovative ways to facilitate the transfer of credits earned by community college students to APUS.
Develops and implements key community college initiatives such as reverse transfer and dual enrollment.
Attends local community college events and maintains professional relationships with key community college faculty and staff.
Maintains a web and social media presence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of community college education programs, transfer and articulation agreements.
Experience with advising and transfer credit at a college or University.
Experience with on-line education.
Ability to establish and maintain external contacts which include: community college personnel, leaders of civic organizations, and prospective students.
Ability to interact with internal stakeholders who include: current students, alumni, and University employees up to the executive vice president (VP) level.
Ability to operate independently to accomplish the assigned mission.
Ability to operate from remote locations in the absence of specific guidance.
Ability to translate general mission guidance into specific actions.
Ability to make logical decisions that support the intended objective, considering the best interests of the University.
Ability to attend regular meetings, conferences, and events on campus on a regular basis.
Demonstrated understanding of FERPA guidelines and internal policies regarding student and employee privacy. An ability to understand and follow professional standards and University procedures.
Ability to understand and effectively explain APUS history, mission statement, vision, policies, accreditation, procedures, and programs.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.
Ability to use a computer required; experience with Microsoft Office products preferred.
Ability to organize resources efficiently to accomplish competing missions.
Ability to establish priorities among multiple tasks.
Strong attention to detail.
Master’s degree required.
Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience working with community college leaders and students to include establishing new partnership agreements and maintaining existing partnerships.
In-depth understanding of transfer policies, preferably gained through personal experience.
Minimum of five years of leadership experience within a University or college setting.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate with key influencers, faculty, administrative staff, and University leadership.
Proven problem solving and critical decision-making abilities to streamline and implement efficiency and administrative processes of enrollment management.
Ability to function within a fast-moving, dynamic environment.