January 23, 2017
The Tuition Plan Consortium, sponsor of Private College 529 Plan (the only 529 plan sponsored by private colleges and universities, not by a state government), seeks an ambitious and experienced leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The President and CEO will be an experienced, entrepreneurial leader who is a skilled relationship manager, a clear and effective communicator, and experienced sales/advocacy professional with a vision for advancing the organization to the next level. The individual who will be most successful in this role will have a commitment to the value of private higher education, an appreciation of the challenges facing students and families regarding college affordability, business acumen to manage and lead the various constituencies with which he or she will interface in this complex organization, and an ability to increase sales of Private College prepaid tuition.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the President and CEO has responsibility for the continued growth and long-term success of the TPC and Private College 529 Plan. The primary role of the position is to achieve ongoing growth in the number of Private College 529 accounts and in total assets under management. Working collaboratively with educational leaders at private colleges and universities throughout the United States, the President and CEO will also lead efforts to increase the number of institutions participating in the Plan. Leadership of the TPC also involves a sustained relationship with OFI Private Investments, Inc. The President and CEO works with legal counsel, regulatory agencies (including the Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of the Treasury), and TPC board committees to continue to improve the attractiveness of the product offering and to implement and monitor the investment performance of plan assets.
The President and CEO works in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans and to set organizational goals. He or she will have responsibility for leading and maintaining an effective organization that ensures sound, prudent fiscal management and efficient, effective delivery of services to member institutions and to account owners in Private College 529 Plan.
The key accountabilities of the President and CEO include: