Vice President for Enrollment Management - OACAC

Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Defiance College seeks applicants and nominations for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM).  The strongest applicants for the position will be energetic, innovative, collaborative and strategic leaders. The successful candidate will contribute to President Richanne Mankey’s vision to grow Defiance College to 1,000 students by 2025, as outlined in the strategic plan.

Reporting directly to the President, the VPEM will serve on the President’s Cabinet and be responsible for leading and managing the College’s enrollment management operations including undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid, and marketing. This professional will work closely with student life, athletics, and academic affairs to implement the strategic enrollment plan and coordinate efforts to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. The successful candidate will have demonstrated achievements and a record of progressive responsibility in the following areas: enrollment management, admissions, strategic planning and analysis, financial aid leveraging, team building, staff development, and experience with marketing. For further information, the full job description can be accessed at:

A master’s degree with at least 5 years of enrollment management experience in a college or university setting is required. The ability to assess, evaluate, and implement strategic initiatives in all operational aspects within enrollment management is essential.

Defiance College provides fulfilling and remarkable learning encounters connecting the classroom to the real world. As a United Church of Christ-related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Defiance is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs of study with graduate degrees in education and business. Building on a strong foundation of more than 150 years of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers.

To apply, send a letter of interest outlining success in the areas mentioned above, a resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to Applications will be treated confidentially and inquiries may be directed to the VPEM Search Committee Chair: Lisa Marsalek, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success and Dean of Students at Review of applications will begin June 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is anticipated to start Summer 2019.

Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.

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