Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 519010
Working Title Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement
Job Title Vice President
Job Type Full-Time
Department Enrollment Management
Job Purpose

Through effective strategic planning and assessment, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement directs the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs, services and policies designed to increase student recruitment, retention, progression towards graduation, and career placement. The purpose of this position is to manage optimal university enrollment through attracting qualified applicants, supporting their admission and registration processes, managing effective financial aid programs, and enhancing academic success, retention, and graduation. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement works collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure a full-cycle enrollment management process. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Essential Functions

Through effective strategic planning and assessment, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement directs the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs, services and policies designed to increase student recruitment, retention, progression towards graduation, and career placement. The purpose of this position is to manage optimal university enrollment through attracting qualified applicants, supporting their admission and registration processes, managing effective financial aid programs, and enhancing academic success, retention, and graduation. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement works collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure a full-cycle enrollment management process. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Establish strategic direction and priorities for enrollment management. Work collaboratively to maintain annual comprehensive student recruitment and retention plans.

• Provide strategic direction to all of Enrollment Management offices (Admissions, Records and Registration, Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Academic Services) to effectively carry out their duties in a way that best supports the University’s enrollment, retention, and student success initiatives.

• Provide leadership and direction to the financial aid operation to ensure effective leveraging strategies.

• Oversee academic monitoring and tracking of students and, in turn, develop effective strategies designed to enhance the student experience and provide the best atmosphere and advice for success.

• Direct the development of procedures, processes, materials, and training to ensure that staff and faculty are familiar with and can easily access retention, progress, and graduation data.

• Provide leadership to career services and develops relationships with community leaders and businesses to promote career placement.

• Serve on and lead appropriate University or ad hoc committees as directed to address recruitment, retention, and graduation issues.

• Plan and implement a budget to effectively carry out the procedures and processes needed to meet the enrollment goals of the University.

• Meet with students needing assistance regarding admission, registration, graduation, exception to university policies, and various other student issues.

• Review and analyze data on student enrollment and success to shape strategic direction; regularly re-evaluate the effectiveness of enrollment management programs to ensure alignment with the strategic goals of the University.

• Collaborate with campus leadership to support a culture that promotes recruitment, retention, and completion for diverse student populations through coordinated campus initiatives and resources.

• Develop, foster, and promote new opportunities for partnerships with public and private sector entities; provide leadership for establishing operational goals designed to complement the strategic goals of the University.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Five years of experience in leading a successful enrollment management program at a university. Direct experience with supervising enrollment management functions such as admissions and financial aid. Demonstrated leadership in recruitment, retention, and completion programs in higher education. Demonstrated analytical and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact and to work collaboratively across a variety of constituents towards shared objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree. Strong expertise in developing and utilizing enrollment, retention, and persistence strategies rooted in predictive analytics.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience; Executive Pay Grade EX30.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date 08/18/2017
Screening Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Application screening date extended to December 1, 2017.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have five years of experience in leading a successful enrollment management program at a university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)