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Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management

  

Westminster College seeks applicants or nominations for the position of Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management.  The Vice President and Dean reports directly to the President and serves as a member of both the President’s Cabinet and Deans’ Council.  This position will supervise the Senior Director of Enrollment Management/Student Financial Planning and the Director of Admissions. In addition, this position provides executive leadership and vision in planning, developing, executing, and assessing a strategic enrollment management plan for the College while focusing on the recruitment of new students.  The plan will also include partnering in the development and implementation of an effective retention and student success program.  The Vice President for Enrollment Management participates in all aspects of College wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the College, including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all the students have the opportunity to succeed. 

 

Key attributes of the successful candidate will include a history of progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education.  Experience in enrollment management for recruitment and retention purposes with traditional campus students as well as online students for undergraduate and graduate programs is required.  A record of success in increasing student enrollment is preferable.  It is essential that the Vice President and Dean of Enrollment has specific knowledge of current recruitment practices, both domestic and international, as well as in the areas of financial aid, retention and student success practices, and experience working with diverse populations while contributing to campus diversity efforts.  This candidate must have the ability to lead a strong, talented team, and be a team player that can work collaboratively with all divisions of the College.  A Bachelor’s degree is required while an Advanced degree is preferred.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Westminster College actively pursues the goal of inclusive excellence.  

 

INFORMATION ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

 

Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance, and service.

The Columns Concept and Concept for Student Development

Westminster College excels at developing young men and women to be leaders in a global community. This concise statement of our institutional identity, which we refer to as the Columns Concept, captures the transformation that takes place for Westminster students between the Columns – from freshmen convocation to senior commencement, when the students symbolically enter and depart the College through the historic columns. It is a deep, internal, collective understanding of what Westminster does best. The Columns Concept expresses succinctly what Westminster stands for, it’s enduring sense of mission, vision, goals and values, and it gives focus and direction to everything they do at Westminster College. The Concept for Student Development guides Student Life and Academic programming. Westminster targets five domains of student growth: intellectual, ethical, professional, social, and wellness. Together, these domains allow us to structure and integrate developmental programs and activities.

Institutional History

Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college with a curriculum based on the liberal arts with an emphasis on a total developmental experience. Founded as an institution for young men, the first coeducational class was admitted in 1979. The College is dedicated to teaching excellence and an education centered on key values (integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility) that prepare our graduates to become leaders of character. The fall student enrollment in 2016-2017 was approximately 850, and the student/faculty ratio is approximately 14:1. Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on the Westminster campus in 1946, and, in recent years, speakers such as Ralph Nader, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., James Baker, Sir Bob Geldof, and former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson have all participated in the college's international lecture series. Prominent on campus are the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library and the monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall.

Westminster today is a vibrant, growing institution that is clearly on the move with new programs for non-traditional students and partnerships with other institutions, both locally and internationally. With a focus on building its distinctive academic, global, and leadership programs, the College is poised to move to the next level of excellence. Situated on a beautiful 86-acre campus that includes historical buildings nestled within a picturesque, small-town setting, Westminster is home to the National Churchill Museum and Sir Christopher Wren’s 17th-century Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, relocated from London to the Westminster campus to house the memorial and museum. Over the past ten years, Westminster has invested $40 million in capital expenditures to enhance facilities. Westminster completed an $80 million fund-raising campaign in 2005 and is now embarking on a campaign to add additional endowment capital and resources.

The College has recently been widely recognized for its achievements. It has been rated in the top 20 “hidden gems” among American colleges by the Washington Post and is consistently ranked among the top 200 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Westminster has been named in the top 5 school in Missouri for graduation rate, according to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard; for starting salaries for college graduates, according to SmartAsset.com; and for, among other things, high student satisfaction and a high retention rate, according to Niche.com. Westminster also ranks high on annual NSSE results, regularly ranking in the top 10% of schools in the nation on a variety of factors related to student engagement.

The Student Body

Approximately 56% of the Westminster students are male and 44% female. Domestic minorities, principally African-American students, represent approximately 20% of the student body. The Westminster community continues to expand with students from 26 states and over 50 countries, although the majority of students originate from Missouri. The Westminster campus is truly global, with over 15% international student enrollment.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, application, and contact information for at least three references to: 

 Dr. Ingrid Ilinca, Associate Dean of Student Success 

Chair, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management Search Committee 

Westminster College 

501 Westminster Ave. 

Fulton, MO  65251 

human.resources@westminster-mo.edu 

 

Electronic submissions are preferred.  The review process for applications will begin October 22.  Note that applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Desired start date is January 3, 2018 but could be negotiated.  References will not be contacted without the applicant’s approval. 

 

 

 

 

 

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