Vice President and Dean for Enrollment Management
The Vice President and Dean for Enrollment Management reports to the President of the College and is a member of the President’s Cabinet and, as such, contributes to the overall success of Westminster College in fulfilling its mission, vision, and strategy. The Vice President and Dean for Enrollment Management plays a key role in enrollment planning, admissions, financial aid, and student retention and success. The Vice President will be expected to apply an effective combination of traditional and innovative resources and strategies to enable a highly tuition-dependent institution to achieve its enrollment goals.
o Education: An advanced degree is required, preferably in business, marketing, education or public relations is preferred, or relevant work experience in a related field. o Experience: A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in enrolment management with a significant amount of supervisory-level experience – preference will be given to candidates with more experience. o Technical Skills and Knowledge: Strong analytical, financial management, strategic planning, branding and marketing, and computer, skills; excellent writing and speaking skills. Knowledge of enrollment management practices, policies, and trends in higher education. Knowledge of admission databases and information systems and experience with predictive modeling and geo-demography are required. o Leadership Skills and Knowledge: Proven track record as a leader; collaborative style of leadership conducive to working effectively with diverse populations. Exceptional relationship-building and team-building skills, including the ability to grow and mentor staff. Exceptional vision and the ability to articulate that vision and use it to define and shape a culture committed to strong enrollment and retention across the institution. Passion for excellence, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Candidates for this position should be knowledgeable of the issues and trends in higher education and have a history of taking calculated risks to achieve goals. Candidates must have superb analytical and relational skills, knowledge of market challenges, and a spirit of optimism coupled with pragmatism. The ideal candidate will be committed to private college education, understand the importance of communicating effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, trustees and other constituents and possess and display strong public, interpersonal, and organizational communication skills."
• Manage all aspects of the financial aid process from high-level planning to awarding, including compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, and ensure the use of institutional aid as a strategic tool in meeting enrollment growth and net tuition revenue goals. • Coordinate the development and implementation of the overall enrollment management strategy and plans with all departments on campus to enhance student success and achieve annual net tuition revenue goals. • Coordinate and evaluate student retention efforts, in cooperation with the Senior Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Student Life, and the Associate Dean of the Faculty. • Build strategic partnerships with the faculty, members of the Athletic Department, and others on- and off-campus to advance enrollment efforts and to facilitate institutional understanding that enrollment is a campus-wide responsibility. • Work closely with the Academic Affairs, Student Life, and faculty and staff to implement a successful long-term retention plan. • In coordination with the College’s Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications, conduct continuous market research and analysis to ensure the enrollment management strategy remains adaptive to market forces and trends; and develop and execute effective marketing and communication plans for prospective students and their families. • Use research and information technologies in conducting market analysis and forecasting, as well as developing new markets. • Hire, train, mentor, and lead the staff members; inspire new thinking, courage and high standards of performance and teamwork. • Prepare, manage, and monitor the admission and financial aid budgets within institutionally set parameters. • Serve as an active member of the President's cabinet and an integral member of the institution's leadership team. • Serve as the primary liaison to the Enrollment Management Committee of the Westminster College Board of Trustees. • Report on admission strategies and results, enrollment trends, and other key indicators to and for the President, the Board of Trustees, the faculty, and other audiences.
How To Apply:
To apply, candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three references to: Ms. Janet Denton Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculty 501 Westminster Ave. Fulton, MO 65251 firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 592-5212 Confidential inquiries and nominations may also be directed to Ms. Denton. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2013, and will be considered until the position is filled. Desired start date is on or before July 1, 2013, but could be negotiated. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s approval.