Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry and leadership (MML), coordinates with the MML dean, associate dean, and the director of graduate admissions to develop partnerships with outside organizations to grow the academic programs. Oversees all aspects of partnership development from initial interest through student recruitment. Maintains relationships with existing partners and leads regular assessments of partnerships.
Responsibilities & Duties
Models the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and appropriate external constituencies.
Strategy: In association with the dean and associate dean, develop an overarching vision and strategy for growing MML through partnerships.
Design and implement plans for strategic partnership initiatives with churches, denominations, parachurch ministries, and mission organizations.
Identify partnership opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their positions in the industry through research and analysis.
Work with program directors and faculty to identify potential partners from their networks of professional connections and enlist their help in recruiting partnerships.
Coordinate the partnership creation process from initial identification through implementation.
Collaborate with the director of graduate admissions.
Collaborate with the program directors for any program tailoring needed for each partner.
Work with the senior office coordinator to plan curriculum flow and degree scheduling for partnership cohorts.
Maintain ongoing relationships with existing partnerships by providing support, information, and guidance.
Ensure quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
Conduct a regular review of existing partnerships to assess the status of existing relationships and potential for further growth.
Compose partnership agreements. Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all agreements and implementation plans meet federal requirements and HLC guidelines.
Collaborate with associate dean on all necessary program and curricular changes related to a partnership.
Coordinate communication and services of the various college systems that are needed to service the partnerships such as marketing, admissions, AIT, financial aid, etc.
Prepare regular lead/lag measure reports and track effectiveness of the partnership funnel.
Identify program improvements or new program possibilities by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors’ offerings.
Other duties as assigned.
BA required, MA aligned with job requirements preferred
Leadership and project management experience. Strong team orientation.
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills; experience leading groups and managing meetings.
Strategic orientation with ability to implement projects, manage organizational processes, and other administrative detail; works autonomously with independent judgment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact professionally with a variety of constituents.
Some travel may be required.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.