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Associate Provost ~ Show Details

ASSOCIATE PROVOST

Assessment, Scholarship, and Professional Development Programs

Butler University is seeking an experienced, accomplished, and enthusiastic Associate Provost who
will provide leadership in the areas of Assessment, Scholarship, and Professional Development.

The Associate Provost will report to the Provost and will sit on the Provost's Advisory Council.
Direct reports include the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Director of the
Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship, the Faculty Fellows for Faculty Development, the
Chair of the Staff Development committee and an administrative assistant.

Key job responsibilities include:

Providing strategic and operational leadership for academic and administrative assessment,
accreditation, and institutional reporting activities;

Ensuring effective collaborations with faculty and staff in developing and carrying out
meaningful assessment activities that evaluate student learning, document institutional
impact on student success, and promote continuous improvement;

Serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission and lead
all campus efforts related to Reaffirmation of Accreditation, including assessment policy
and planning, monitoring and reporting, and submissions for approval of new degrees and
certificates;

Supporting the scholarly mission of Butler University by promoting and facilitating research
and creative activities, including sponsored programs administration and research
compliance;

Creating an environment that supports development for faculty and academic staff to
promote continuous learning for Butler employees that dovetails with university priorities;

Overseeing the faculty development program, including new faculty orientation, fall faculty
workshop, and ongoing faculty development activities;

Providing administrative oversight for the academic staff development program;

Representing the Provost's Office and/or Academic Affairs on various committees and
workgroups, as assigned.

Representing Butler University to internal and external constituencies with enthusiasm,
professionalism and eloquence.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A terminal degree
  • Faculty status at the associate or professorial rank
  • Significant experience in academic leadership, preferably at the department chair level or above
  • Leadership skills to support the work of and foster collaboration among a diverse population of faculty and academic staff colleagues
  • Demonstrated understanding of current assessment practices, including institutional accreditation policies, procedures and processes
  • Experience in the development of, and support for, academic professional development
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision making
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to share assessment, scholarship, and professional development knowledge in an articulate and compelling way to a variety of audiences

Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges:
Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health
Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight preprofessional
programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler,
representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated
in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the
time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that
nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision
making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their
communities. Butler's overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19
percent who went on to graduate or professional school. Additional information about Butler can
be found at www.butler.edu

Butler University invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact
information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm
assisting the university. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled,
and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit
materials prior to January 12, 2015.

Ryan Crawford, Principal
Parker Executive Search
(770) 307-7031 | rcrawford@parkersearch.com

ADA Technology Compliance Analyst ~ Show Details

ADA Technology Compliance Analyst
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Position Responsibilities:
• Facilitate a technological campus-wide ADA accessibility audit
• Establish and ensure campus-wide ADA accessibility and compliance for all electronic and information technology systems, including web-based information and applications
• Collaborate with Instructional Designers within the Center for Academic Technology to create ADA accessible on-line and on-ground coursework
• Work closely with relevant faculty/staff across campus to ensure equitable  ADA access for  all technological aspects of Butler courses including their interface with learning management systems
• Develop and present training programs, and  provide individual consultations, to campus community with regards to ADA  technological/electronic access
• Create policy, under supervision of director, regarding university expectations for ADA compliance for technology, electronics, websites, captioning, and electronically presented coursework materials
• Provide technical support for assistive technology as needed
• Work with departments on campus to develop procurement policies that support the purchase of ADA accessible technological and electronic products and services
• Provide direct assistive technology and technical departmental support to students/staff members in Student Disability Services
• Research, assess, and address campus-wide compliance-based responsibilities regarding captioning
  

Position requirements:
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
• Two to four years related and progressively responsible experience required; higher education experience preferred
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in a self-directed manner under supervision
• Demonstrated organizational ability
• Demonstrated understanding of ADA requirements as they relate to technological access
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

To apply:  Please visit www.careerbuilder.com and enter keywords "Butler University".  Follow the instructions to upload your resume and a cover letter that details your interest in this position.

Vice President for Advancement ~ Show Details

Vice President for Advancement
Advancement, Butler University

Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, 8 pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs to a student body of approximately 4,700. The student-to-faculty ratio at Butler is 11:1 and the average undergraduate class size is 20. The University supports over 44,000 active alumni living in all 50 states and nearly 80 countries worldwide. Butler's endowment is valued at $186.4M and its alumni giving rate is 23%. Having recently concluded The Campaign for Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler University is now poised to begin the largest capital campaign in its history.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will provide leadership for all areas of the University Advancement division, which include: development; alumni and parent programs; corporate and foundation relations; annual giving; planned giving; constituent services; and donor relations. In collaboration with the President and other members of the University's leadership team, the Vice President for Advancement will develop an unprecedented culture of philanthropy at Butler University and create and implement approaches to raising the financial resources required to achieve the University's strategic plan, Butler 2020. In addition to her/his leadership role, the Vice President will manage a portfolio of high-level donors and prospects. As a leading representative of University, s/he will exemplify The Butler Way, earn the trust of Butler constituents, and inspire them to share their time, talent, and treasure with the University in transformative and sustainable ways. S/he will demonstrate and demand the highest standards of excellence; build a cohesive, creative, and high-performing staff; and optimize Butler's use of analytics and relationship-management technology to ensure that the division aggressively sets and achieves its objectives.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in advancement, including at least 7 years of senior leadership experience within a large, complex organization. S/he will also have demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and closing major capital campaigns; effectively managing successful teams; and personally identifying, cultivating, and closing gifts in the seven and eight-figure range. S/he must possess exceptionally strong analytical and financial skills; must lead with integrity; and must be an innovative, decisive, and collaborative leader who empowers and inspires others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Advises the President, Board of Trustees, and Executive Council on all matters related to advancement, development, and the capital campaign.
• Provides leadership for all areas of the University Advancement division, which include: development; alumni and parent programs; corporate and foundation relations; annual giving; planned giving; constituent services; and donor relations.
• Oversees the successful development, implementation, and closing of the University's next major capital campaign.
• Creates and implements mission-appropriate approaches to raising the financial resources required to achieve the University's strategic plan, Butler 2020.
• Develops an unprecedented culture of philanthropy at Butler University.
• Manages a portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
• Builds a cohesive, creative, and high-performing staff team.
• Skillfully utilizes analytics to ensure that the division aggressively sets and achieves its objectives.
• Ensures that Butler's data and relationship-management technology is optimal in functionality, efficiency, and security as it supports the University's advancement goals.
• Publicly represents Butler as a key University leader and spokesperson.
• Is willing to subscribe to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and the Donor's Bill of Rights endorsed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
• Other duties as assigned.

Extensive travel is required. The Vice President for Advancement must be willing to travel, both domestically and internationally, to successfully fulfill this leadership role.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
 1015 years of advancement experience with increasing levels of leadership, including at least 7 years of senior leadership experience within a large, complex organization.
 Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and closing major capital campaigns.
 Proven ability to effectively manage successful teams and retain talented employees.
 Demonstrated success in personally identifying, cultivating, and closing gifts in the seven and eight-figure range.
 Exceptionally strong analytical skills.
 Proven ability to influence and gain consensus through input from many sources. Must be a collaborator who empowers and inspires others, while also being a decisive leader who takes action to drive the University forward.
 Proven ability to engage and foster a diverse community of University constituents.
 Demonstrated interest in higher education; desire to work closely with faculty and staff across the University; prior experience in higher education valued.
 Outstanding relational, verbal, written, speaking, and listening skills. Ability to articulate a bold strategic vision for the future and to build a division capable of achieving and sustaining that vision.
 Outstanding leadership qualities: good judgment, honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information or to have a confidential conversation please contact:
Search Consultant: Laurie Woodhouse at lauriewoodhouse@yahoo.com

Alternately, interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to:
president@butler.edu

Vice President for Enrollment ~ Show Details

Butler University
Vice President for Enrollment

Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally recognized master's comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University's six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision-making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities.

The Position
Reporting to the President and Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment will provide leadership in all areas of strategic enrollment management for the University. In collaboration with the President, Provost, and college deans, the Vice President for Enrollment will develop and execute a strategic enrollment plan to enhance the academic profile, diversity, and approaches to student financial assistance. The Vice President will engage and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and other constituents through the recruitment, yield, matriculation, and academic orientation processes. The Vice President will partner with Marketing and Communications to develop and execute a differentiated marketing strategy for the prospective student audience, bringing the Butler story to life through an efficient communications flow, impactful counselor-driven messaging, and unparalleled campus visit experiences. In addition, the Vice President will maintain fiscal responsibility and leadership for the strategic management of the financial assistance programs while advancing the University's need for revenue growth; and make data-informed decisions for allocating staff and financial resources to achieve enrollment goals. The Vice President leads a staff of 40 and manages a budget of $4.1 million. Direct reports to the Vice President are the Director of Admission and the Director of Financial Aid.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a master's degree or equivalent and a minimum of seven to ten years of experience in enrollment management, including a demonstration of increasing leadership across time. The successful candidate also will have a demonstrated record of success building effective collaborations with internal and external constituents to set and achieve enrollment goals, implementing financial aid strategy to attain institutional goals, and responding to market trends in higher education. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of success in recruiting diverse student populations; strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data and predictive modeling in planning and decision-making; and excellent communication skills and the ability to share enrollment management knowledge in an articulate and compelling way to a variety of audiences.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at mah@sjgsearch.com.
SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group
Butler University - Vice President for Enrollment
Mark A. Hall, Senior Associate
Visit the Butler University website at www.butler.edu

Advancement Researcher ~ Show Details

Advancement Researcher
Butler University

Position Summary:
The Advancement Researcher conducts research in support of Butler Administration and University Advancement.  In addition, this position identifies and qualifies prospects for the purpose of major gift solicitation, and sometimes higher level annual fund solicitation, for all fundraising initiatives throughout the University.  S/he must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding constituent information and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  

Position requires a well developed customer-service orientation and attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple deadlines at one time.  Proficiency in accurately identifying, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating information on university constituents and prospects, coupled with demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication are essential.  S/he should have knowledge of the APRA International Research Fundamentals Skills Set and ability to apply previous experiences to the job. 

S/he should have significant aptitude and experience with computers and relational databases.  A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with a variety of research resources and tools including but not limited to, electronic wealth-screening and data acquisition services, news databases, and business directories.  S/he will have the ability to assess quality of resources and make recommendations that are most appropriate for specific information needs.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare thoughtful, concise, relevant, research on individual, corporate and foundation prospects in a professional format.  Utilize sources of public information to gather, interpret, organize and analyze meaningful background in support of individual, corporate and foundation profiles.

• Work with assigned development/engagement officers to grow and develop a portfolio of major gift prospects in support of University fundraising priorities.
• Continually screen newspapers and periodicals for financial and background information about donors and prospects.  Work with other staff to ensure timely updates to the central database when appropriate.

• Actively look for opportunities to support the identification of prospects with capacity to give at the major gift level within assigned territory and in support of overall department projects and goals.

• Support document management and Imaging through forward scanning, and / or adjusted methods for getting documents gathered in the research process into Singularity. 
Requirements:
• Undergraduate degree is required
• Candidates with at least one year of successful prospect research experience, corporate and foundation research and experience in college/university advancement will receive the highest consideration.  Significant aptitude with research methods and experience with computers and relational databases are required. 
• Experience with Advance or other relationship database a plus. 
• Excellent written communication skills and a clear, concise writing style are key skills to this position.  A sense of curiosity and enthusiasm about learning and commitment to professional growth will serve the candidate and University well.

To apply: Please visit careerbuilder.com and search keywords "Butler University." Please include your resume and cover letter.

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.