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Vice Chancellor for Strategic Institution and Student Success

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 22, 2021

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Institution and Student Success

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Strategic Institution and Student Success. UNO seeks a strategic thought leader, collaborative campus partner, and proven administrator with an innovative, consistent track record of quality improvement and data-driven decisions as Vice Chancellor.  The appointee is expected to assume the position in January 2022. 

As a metropolitan public research university with almost 16,000 enrolled students, UNO has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academically rigorous experience to a diverse community. UNO is firmly anchored in Omaha, forging partnerships with business, government, education, arts, and civic organizations, that result in an economic impact on the city of more than $605 million through direct, indirect and charitable services. Located on the eastern border of Nebraska, near the Missouri River, the city of Omaha is a center of creativity, business, and philanthropy.

Reporting directly to Chancellor Joanne Li, the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Institution and Student Success will be a highly influential leader focused on deepening UNO's ongoing efforts to create a highly connected and evidence-based model for institutional and student success.   The Vice Chancellor will be the chief strategist and provide leadership for UNO’s enrollment, retention, data collection, analysis, and governance.   The Vice Chancellor for Strategic Institution and Student Success will be a key member of Chancellor Li’s Executive Team.   As the chief enrollment and data officer, he/she will work closely with the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, the Chief Information Officer, as well as the College Deans and Student Affairs leadership.   Key characteristics include:

  • Strong leadership skills working with complex budgets, organizational development, personnel, problem solving, and conflict resolution;
  • Collaboration and relationship building within the division and with diverse campus and community partners;
  • Expertise and passion for innovative use of data analytics, technology, and predictive modeling.

Position Description:  

Oversee operations related to enrollment management, institutional effectiveness, and student success to optimize (a) prospective and current student preferences, (b) institutional objectives, as well as (c) current and future employer demand for graduates. Work in conjunction with institutional and college-level marketing units to develop and implement effective strategies targeting and enrolling prospective students. Collaborate with existing and new community college partners alongside internal constituents to streamline transfer pipelines and improve curriculum efficiencies. Promote data-driven decision-making at the institutional and college levels to improve institutional effectiveness and student success. Develop and implement strategic initiatives promoting continuous improvements in both progression and post-graduation student success outcomes. Engage external constituents and hiring entities to identify opportunities to grow current academic programs, modify existing curriculum, and launch new offerings aimed at bridging current and future market demand. Collaborate with deans and chairs to promote growth in high demand programs as well as proliferation of strategic interdisciplinary initiatives.

Required Qualifications:   Master’s degree with demonstrated expertise in data analytics; minimum of five years administrative and/or academic leadership. 

Preferred Qualifications:   Doctorate in in business, information technology, or informatics related discipline; corporate professional experience combined with on-going professional development and/or certifications in related areas; experience developing curriculum and/or academic programs.  

APPLICATIONS:  The position will remain open until filled; but, for best consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names with contact information of three references electronically by Monday, November 1, 2021 to  No hard copy applications will be accepted.  Nominations for the position and questions concerning the job requirements or hiring process should be directed to: Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, relation, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.  UNO is an AA/EEO/ADA institution.  For questions, accommodations or assistance, please call/contact the ADA/504 Coordinator (phone: 402.554.3523) or the Director of Accessibility Services Center phone: 402.554.2872).

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