Vice President of Enrollment Management

Posting Details

Position Title

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Job Description

The Vice President for Enrollment Management (VP) is a role that requires a creative, strategic, and energetic leader. Reporting directly to the president; the VP is the chief enrollment officer for the institution playing a critical role in shaping the University’s future. The VP will oversee the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, as well as New Student Initiatives and the Global Center (including international recruitment and international student orientation, etc.). Key responsibilities include leading our institutional efforts to strengthen student recruitment and success at all levels.

• Assess and revise goals in the strategic enrollment management plan.
• Develop an enrollment plan which focuses on traditional, adult and part-time undergraduate students.
• Create and implement graduate student recruitment strategy.
• Devise and implement methods of attracting and retaining international and out-of-state students.
• Help facilitate strong enrollment partnerships with other schools that can yield well-prepared transfer students.
• Develop partnerships with private and public entities.
• Work together with the vice presidents, deans, and faculty to recommend additional academic programs that would enhance enrollment.
• Identify and establish admission guidelines which increase access as well as provide predictive data upon indicating which students will require additional support.
• Collaborate with Communications and Marketing to develop and implement a marketing campaign that enhances enrollment.
• Oversee implementation of best practices with respect to new student orientation.
• Assist in identifying, developing, and implementing student retention initiatives.
• Strive to ensure exceptional customer service in terms of admissions, financial aid, and student retention.
• Work with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure compliance with federal and state rules, regulations, and laws.
• Continuously assess financial aid and continue to refine a financial aid model which reduces the overall discount rate yet increases enrollment and decreases time-to-degree.
• Take a leadership role in the procurement of grants that support student engagement and success.
• Develop and foster communication with students, parents, faculty, community agencies, alumni, and the general public to address student concerns.
• Enhance efforts to build a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community.
• Oversee the hiring and evaluation of professional and non-professional staff, and provide opportunities for the development of professionals in the division for personnel sustainability and growth.
• Supervises employees and serves on committees as appropriate for institutional needs.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in any academic discipline; significant higher education enrollment management (including student recruitment, retention, and financial aid) experience; five years of progressively responsible supervisory and managerial administrative experience in higher education; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

• Proactivity, drive, and commitment to excellence
• Knowledge of workings of university structure, academic programs, policies and procedures
• Knowledge of technology relevant to recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management
• Expertise in current enrollment management practices
• Leadership, supervision, planning and organization skills including team building, strategic planning, and continuous quality improvement
• Budgeting experience
• Ability to become familiar with Missouri Department of Higher Education policies and expectations
• Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively to a variety of groups
• Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies across the University and the community
• Good judgment and critical thinking skills
• Ability to operate independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
• Strong time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy while adhering to tight deadlines
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook) and ability to operate other web-based platforms for situational awareness, information management, and mass notification.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Slate and/or Banner

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds



Additional Demands

May require occasional travel
May require night and weekend work

Hours of Work

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Posting Number


Open Date


Priority Deadline


Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. Do you have experience with Slate and/or Banner?
    • yes
    • no
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. References (3-5 with contact information)
Optional Documents