Assistant Vice Provost of Lifetime Learning

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7088394 (Ref.No. BSU27968)
Posted: November 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive portfolio of non-credit offerings to serve adult learners. New non-credit offerings will span a wide range of topics that leverage the University’s disciplinary strengths and are designed to enhance the careers and enrich the lives of learners and career professionals who seek new skills and want additional credentials.

Ball State University seeks a dynamic, experienced, and strategic leader to serve as its Assistant Vice Provost for Lifetime Learning. 

 At Ball State University, diversity is an integral part of its identity. Success depends on the University’s efforts to cultivate inclusivity within its pedagogical, scholarly, external relations, and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national, and international levels. As the University recruits and trains a diverse administration, faculty, staff, and study body, it strives to ensure its students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. 

The Assistant Vice Provost of Lifetime Learning will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive portfolio of non-credit offerings to serve adult learners. Innovative, non-credit offerings will span a wide range of topics that leverage the University’s disciplinary strengths and are designed to enhance the careers and enrich the lives of learners and career professionals who seek new skills and want additional credentials. 

The new Lifetime Learning Initiative is grounded in the University’s strategic plan, titled Destination 2040: Our Flight Path. The plan includes five primary goals, one of which is focused on graduate education and lifetime learning (Goal 2). Specifically, the plan includes strategic imperatives that focus on the development of robust educational offerings and delivery methods—including baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate micro-credentials, short-term learning modules, professional licensure workshops, and enrichment opportunities—to accelerate career fulfillment and enhance personal development and well-being. The plan asserts that Ball State will meet the diverse needs of individuals, employers, and organizations by allowing them to customize their education to specific learning objectives and interests 


Job Function:

Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive portfolio of non-credit offerings to serve adult learners. New non-credit offerings will span a wide range of topics that leverage the University’s disciplinary strengths and are designed to enhance the careers and enrich the lives of learners and career professionals who seek new skills and want additional credentials.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

Three to five years of relevant experience working with continuing education program in higher education and related areas.

Preferred Experience:

Three to five years of experience developing business models, project management, and marketing and recruitment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee marketing, student recruitment and business development for non-credit offerings including third-party partnerships of services provided in these areas.
  • Oversee needs assessment, market research, and competitor analysis for new non-credit offerings in East Central Indiana and beyond.
  • Oversee committee review and approval processes for new non-credit proposals, and develop and implement business model to support these efforts. 
     
  • Manage development of new non-credit courses and provide oversight for instructional design, course development, and instructional multimedia production.
     
  • Collaborate with college deans to establish prior learning assessment protocols, competency-based evaluation, and other means of translating non-credit experiences into academic credit.
  • Oversee quality control standards and assessment for non-credit offerings.
  • Work in partnership with the Division of Marketing and Communications to develop branding and marketing plans for non-credit offerings and the Lifetime Learning Initiative at large.
  • Serve as liaison to the Office of Information Technology to maintain the technology platforms that support non-credit initiatives.
  • Help manage CRM for lifetime learners.
  • Work in partnership with shared services within the Lifetime Learning unit to ensure that learner success coaches are trained to support non-credit learners.
     
  • Serve on core team focused on employer, corporate, industry, and organization partnerships.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.