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Vice President for Enrollment Services

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

The Vice President of Enrollment Services will be responsible for the leadership, management, and supervision of the offices involved in admissions, enrollment operations, admissions marketing and admissions information systems - these offices provide leadership in designing Dean College's enrollment, marketing, and communication strategies and are expected to make data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, and utilize best practices in enrollment management. This occurs while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals. Being an excellent listener will greatly enhance all enrollment outcomes.


The Vice President for Enrollment Services must be nimble and bring forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, understand specific market demands, and programs that match the College's Mission - The Dean Difference.


The Vice President for Enrollment Services will provide college-wide leadership and oversight as follows:

  • Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Financial Services on financial aid awarding and appeals.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive enrollment management, admissions marketing and financial aid plan that supports institutional strategic goals and leads to an integrated process of recruitment of new and transfer students.
  • Implement strategic plan objectives, utilizing current enrollment management models and best practices to meet the enrollment goals for both full-time and part-time students.
  • Manage Enrollment Services including, but not limited to, planning and evaluation, staffing, supervision, and managing the day-to-day operations.
  • Implement and oversee the Enrollment Services budget and budgeting process.
  • Develop creative recruitment and admissions programs for target, secondary and new markets, including innovative financial aid strategies.
  • Work with all College departments and programs to facilitate coordinated enrollment, financial aid, and marketing efforts.
  • Actively engage with various constituencies including Board of Trustees members, students, parents, alumni, business leaders, faculty, staff, and community leaders to meet the goals and outcomes of Enrollment Services.
  • Maintain and assess enrollment and financial aid data collection of for the College and comparable peer institutions. 
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


To be considered for the position of Vice President of Enrollment Services the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • At least 8 years of experience in enrollment management and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education or related areas;
  • Master's Degree;
  • Experience in data-driven enrollment operations;
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in enrollment and increase awareness of an institution's programs and mission;
  • Experience with developing financial aid leveraging and appropriate discounting to achieve new student enrollment, increase retention and graduation rates; 
  • Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raising its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
  • Knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
  • Experience with collegiate athletics is helpful; and
  • The ability to work with deans, faculty, students, and other partners in bringing together an enrollment management structure.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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