Vice President for Recruitment and Admissions
Department: Recruitment & Admissions
Reports to: President
Purpose: The Vice President (“VP”) for Recruitment & Admissions is the chief Recruitment officer for the University, reports to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet. The VP is responsible for the integration and management of recruitment efforts for graduate, undergraduate, traditional, non-traditional, and online students and programs. She/he is responsible for the development and implementation of annual and strategic long-range recruiting plans, working collaboratively with marketing and financial aid. She/he provides leadership for, and oversight of, the Office of Admissions and enrollment consultants, as well as leadership of the University-level “Recruitment Team,” comprised of the Provost, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the Dean of Admissions, and the Director of Student Administrative Services (i.e., Financial Aid).
- Lead development and implementation of innovative recruitment plans to meet the University’s short-term and long-term enrollment-growth objectives, consistent with the Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan.
- Work collaboratively with other University divisions and resources to achieve institutional recruitment goals, including collaborating with the Office of the Provost and the Recruitment Team to incorporate retention goals into recruitment strategies.
- Oversee the planning and implementation of integrated processes and procedures for graduate, undergraduate, traditional, non-traditional, and online student recruitment.
- Provide leadership and oversight for search marketing efforts for student recruitment, including managing the outside consultants.
- Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
- Provide leadership and oversight for the University-level “Recruitment Team,” comprised of the Provost, the CFO, and the Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the Dean of Admissions, and the Director of Student Administrative Services (i.e., Financial Aid).
- Collaborate with the Division of Marketing & Communications in the development of a comprehensive, integrated, multimedia student recruitment marketing plan for the University.
- Provide leadership in the review, evaluation, and development of printed and electronic recruiting materials, including social media.
- Oversee the optimum utilization of information systems and technology to manage recruitment processes.
- Communicate regularly with the University community to inform and broaden the understanding of, and appreciation for, recruitment initiatives, progress, results, and opportunities for collaboration.
- Develop programs and creative initiatives to engage others—faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and parents—in the efforts to attract and enroll students.
- Establish and oversee recruitment management policies, systems, and procedures.
- Research opportunities for international student recruiting, including establishing goals, objectives, and strategies.
- Maintain awareness of key recruiting trends and strategies, especially related to peer colleges and universities. Work with the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer to ensure inclusive enrollment strategies and increased student diversity.
- Assist with institutional strategic planning activities, with special attention to those having student-recruitment implications.
- Understand key points of influence in the student-decision journey for undergraduate and graduate student prospects.
- Direct recruiting-related research, including enrollment forecasting and geo-demographic studies.
- Work with the Office of Institutional Research to analyze institutional data and research and design effective recruitment initiatives.
- Report on admission strategies and results, recruitment trends, and other key indicators to, and for, the President, the Board of Trustees, the staff and faculty, and other stakeholders.
- Work closely with the CFO and Director of Student Administrative Services in determining strategic use of financial aid and other departmental resources and services in the recruitment of students -- optimizing the use of state, federal, and institutional resources.
- Assure adequate and appropriate annual and long-range budget preparation for the Division.
- Administer funds allocated through the approved annual budget or any approved extraordinary program for the Division, within established limits.
- Receive for review and recommendation the items of the annual budget for the Division.
- Manage Division staff including, maintaining up-to-date job descriptions, implementing annual evaluations and goal-setting and providing opportunities for professional development.
- Directly supervise the Dean of Admission.
- Serve on the Student Experiences Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- Represent the University at, both, on-campus and off-campus events and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Primary Contacts: President and Cabinet members, Board of Trustee members, prospective students and their families, the Division of Marketing & Communications, Department of Institutional Research, the Office of Student Administrative Services, students, division directors and staff, faculty, and other members of the University community, and local employers. Supervision Exercised: Oversees the Dean of Admissions and outside consultants and provides administrative leadership for the Recruitment & Admissions Division. Supervision Received: Reports to the President
Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required. Advanced Degree Required. Experience:
- Significant experience in higher education recruitment required.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a strategy-driven recruitment operation.
- Knowledge of strategic institutional branding, marketing, and public relations.
- Experience with budget management.
- Proven track record of effectively leading a team of professionals.
- D emonstrated ability and commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Exhibit a "customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
- Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customers) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' (or other customers) needs
- Demonstrate an ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential
- Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others
- Available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
- Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education
- Collaborate well with others and help make (Division) staff a cohesive group
- Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or University goals
- Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the (Division) Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times
- Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
- Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking (if applicable)
- Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others
- Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions
- Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
- Demonstrate creativity and high energy
- Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
- Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office
Work Environment, Physical Demands:
- Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.
To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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