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Executive Director, Graduate Business Enrollment and Programs

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director, Graduate Business Enrollment and Programs


University of Miami, in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Graduate Business Enrollment and Programs. The Executive Director, Enrollment and Programs leads the enrollment efforts and the enrollment taskforce for Miami Herbert Business School (MHBS) Graduate Business Programs (GBP) and oversees the creation of enrollment goals and strategies for targeted student populations to advance the School’s growth.  The executive director designs, develops, and executes integrated marketing and student recruitment strategies to further the MHBS student enrollment goals and participates in marketing plan to promote the MHBS program offerings.  The executive director oversees the enrollment management function to encompass the outcomes for student recruitment, retention, and graduation.



  • Oversees graduate business recruitment, retention, and graduation.
  • Responsible for the creation and execution of enrollment plans to meet enrollment targets.
  • Coordinate effectively with brand marketing team and lead generation partners.
  • Develop a streamlined scholarship application and review process.
  • Oversees admissions decisions for students in applicable programs.
  • Advances a support structure for student retention.
  • Hires, trains, leads, supervises, and evaluates department staff members.
  • Identifies areas of opportunity for improvement and enrollment barriers and makes recommendation to leadership.
  • Set clear goals for staff members and support them in the achievement of their goals.
  • Participates in the development of departmental budget and monitors its implementation.
  • Designs and implements research projects on recruitment and retention.
  • Analyzes enrollment data to determine department effectiveness. 
  • Ensures internal control oversight and compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with university policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Creates an effective control environment, conducts risk assessment, implements, and monitors controls.
  • Work collaboratively with career services to ensure student quality and to ensure accurate data collection for rankings.
  • Work collaboratively with other university units to source pipelines for graduate business programs.
  • Work effectively with faculty program directors to effectively engage them in the recruitment and retention process.
  • Complete other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



  • Master’s Degree in business or relevant field required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in marketing and recruitment in higher education. An equivalent and relevant combination of education and experience may be considered.


Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific marketing and enrollment trends and solutions.
  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
  • Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
  • Alignment with University DIRECCT values.


About University of Miami:

The University of Miami is one of America's top research universities, and is located in Coral Gables, Florida – one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world. More than 19,000 students from around the world are pursuing their academic goals at the University of Miami, which offers a vibrant and diverse community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, the University now comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs.


The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.


As Coral Gables’ largest employer, with more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe. The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.


The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.


Visit to learn more about our points of pride.


About Coral Gables, Florida:

Coral Gables’ founders imagined both a “City Beautiful” and a “Garden City,” with lush green avenues winding through a residential city, punctuated by civic landmarks with playful architecture. The city offers a bustling economy, thriving academic institutions, and promotes wellbeing through the extensive list of activities and cultural pursuits available to our residents. 


Coral Gables attracts national and regional retailers along with an abundance of boutiques and retail shops, and it also has many prominent restaurants – boasting more than 100 cafes and restaurants. You will also find 22 parks, a museum, an art cinema, a renowned independent bookstore, four live theaters, as well as many fine art galleries. The 230+ acre campus of the University of Miami also provides the community with access to lectures and performances, as well as an art cinema and the Lowe Art Museum. Visitors and residents also enjoy Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, as well as festivals and performances held throughout the year including the Tropical Baroque Festival and Beaux Art Festival. The city also conducts a local Farmers Market each spring in front of City Hall.


Coral Gables is one of the few cities in the area to offer a grant program supporting local non-profit cultural programming as well as a Public Art program, encouraging the investment in public art to enhance the community.


Application and Nomination Process:

All correspondence relating to the position of Executive Director, Graduate Business Enrollment and Programs at University of Miami should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates


A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)



Applications received by April 7, 2023 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

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