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Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Vice President for Enrollment Management

Posted January 4, 2018

Summary

Ursuline College seeks a committed, visionary, experienced leader to serve as Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM).  As the chief enrollment officer of the College, the VPAA reports directly to the President and serves on President’s Council.  With responsibility for setting a vision and administering the area of enrollment management, the VPEM oversees all aspects of recruitment, admissions, enrollment and financial aid, while working collaboratively across campus to achieve enrollment and budget goals.

The following report directly to the VPEM:

  • The Assistant Dean of Financial Aid
  • The Director of Graduate Admission
  • The Associate Directors in Undergraduate Admission

Information about Ursuline College

The Mission of Ursuline College is to offer holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by a Catholic and Ursuline heritage, women-centered learning, values-based curricula, and inclusive, global perspective.

Ursuline College was established in Cleveland in 1871 by Ursuline Sisters who had come from France 20 years earlier to establish Catholic schools. As the first Catholic women’s college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States, Ursuline, with an enrollment of 1,150 students, is now the single women-focused college in the state.

Diversity is an essential element of the College’s Catholic and Ursuline heritage. Nearly 33% of its undergraduate students are persons of color, and approximately 37% are the first in their family to attend college. Some 39% of Ursuline students are of non-traditional age.  Nearly 50% are eligible for federal Pell Grants, and 31% are from families whose income is below the federal poverty level.

Under an academic structure with three Schools and the Ursuline College Adult Program (UCAP), the College offers 30 undergraduate majors anchored in a well-established core curriculum, the Ursuline Studies Program (USP).  At the graduate level, it offers Master’s degrees in 10 programs, plus a Doctor of Nursing Practice, which was inaugurated in 2009.  The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by accrediting bodies in business, education, nursing, and counseling and art therapy.   The College hosts eleven athletics teams in NCAA Division II and a wide range of student activities as opportunities for student development and leadership.

Responsibilities

In colleagueship with staff, faculty and administrators, the VPEM advances the mission and strategic plan of the College.

LEADERSHIP AND VISION

  • Leading innovation and excellence in admissions, recruitment, enrollment, and financial aid
  • Formulating effective multi-dimensional recruitment plans to enroll students through various pathways: traditional, transfer, adult, second-degree, graduate
  • Championing access, diversity, and cultural competence on an inclusive campus
  • Inspiring Enrollment Management staff with a model of collaboration, team-building, and effectiveness
  • Fostering collegiality and effective communication within and among all areas, with clear expectations for accountability
  • Proactively developing external relationships to promote the College’s student recruitment, raise the College’s regional profile, and contribute to the College’s fund-raising efforts

OPERATIONS

  • Leading enrollment management budget planning in line with the College’s strategic plan to optimize potential tuition income, while maintaining access for students
  • Ensuring effective processes and oversight in all areas of Enrollment Management
  • Safeguarding student files, both academic and financial, with absolute integrity, under all FERPA guidelines
  • Maintaining all needed federal and state standards, plus NCAA requirements, especially with regard to  disbursement and record-keeping of student financial aid
  • Identifying optimal third-party vendors as consultants in Enrollment Management technologies and processes, as well as coordinating necessary contracts
  • Performing other duties as needed to accomplish the College’s goals

The Vice President for Enrollment Management is a full-time, 12-month position.  The VPEM is expected to begin no later than April 1, 2018.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field and at least eight years of administrative experience in admissions, financial aid, student-athlete recruitment, and enrollment management in higher education.
  • A proven record of success in achieving enrollment goals.
  • Substantial analytical skills, a sophisticated knowledge of recruitment strategies, market development and territory management, including effective use of enrollment software.
  • Strong statistical and predictive modeling experience.
  • A comprehensive understanding of financial aid processes and leveraging.
  • Dynamic and collaborative leadership, team-building capacity, proficient oral and written communication, and well-honed organizational skills.
  • Evidence of embracing diversity and the ability to thrive within an inclusive environment and a student-centered educational philosophy.
  • Commitment to the mission of a Catholic institution of higher education.
  • Strength in project design and execution, based on keen problem-solving ability.

How to Apply

Applications, to be submitted electronically, should include a resume, a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements above, and the names and contact information for three references.  No references will be contacted without the express permission of the applicant.  Formal review of applications will begin on 9 February 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions and applications should be directed to Kelli Knaus, Director of Human Resources at kknaus@ursuline.edu.

To apply for this job email your details to kknaus@ursuline.edu

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