Chief Enrollment Officer
Salary for Announcement:
The salary range for this position
is $165,000 - $180,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for
this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but
not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty
and training. The above salary range represents the University’s
good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible
compensation at the time of posting.
MSU Denver announces an opportunity for an innovative, strategic,
experienced Chief Enrollment Officer to implement the University's
mission as the only modified open-access institution in Colorado,
serving more Coloradans and Coloradans of color than any other
institution in our state. The right candidate will demonstrate
outside-of-the-box thinking about enrollment strategies, excellent
collaboration skills, and the ability to support our diverse
community of learners while maximizing the experience and expertise
of over 100 enrollment management professionals under their
The Chief Enrollment Officer serves as a senior member of the
President's Cabinet, exercising management of core enrollment
systems and lateral influence on University strategy, structures,
and resources. The successful Chief Enrollment Officer demonstrates
proficiency in four required competency areas: enrollment strategy,
resource management, staff development and lateral leadership to
other branches and faculty.
This leader will guide the development and implementation of a
Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, which includes the goal of
maintaining Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status. This
individual is responsible for ensuring that the budget, planning,
and operational functions and services of the Offices of
Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Orientation, Transfer, and
Re-Engagement, Testing Services, and Enrollment Systems and
Operations work in concert to support the MSU Denver mission.
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Chief
Enrollment Officer will ensure integration of these services, as
well as services across Student Engagement & Wellness and the
Classroom to Career Hub, to provide a student-centered experience
that supports all MSU Denver learners.
As a highly relational leader, the Chief Enrollment Officer works
closely with the Provost, academic unit deans and associate deans,
and the broader faculty to facilitate student recruitment,
retention, and graduation success. The role requires collaboration
with Information Technology Services to develop and implement
appropriate technology and systems to ensure a coordinated
enrollment management effort and cohesive, efficient, and effective
MSU Denver believes that student success is built on a foundation
of community engagement, including our enrollment strategies
focused on student success. The Chief Enrollment Officer will spend
significant time building relationships with communities beyond the
University as well, including school district leaders, community
organizations, scholarship foundations, and more.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be
sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.
In addition, the successful candidate will have proficiency in data
analysis with a proven record of successfully using data-informed
decision-making methods to achieve student success.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity
employer. MSU Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community
that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We
are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown
Denver. Our student population consists of over 50% first
generation students and over 50% students of color.
We strive to create an equitable learning and working environment
in collaboration with individuals who consistently demonstrate
commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities
and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize
that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity
must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry
and dialogue and a commitment to action. Our goal is to provide a
foundation for all community members to achieve personal and
30% - Lead the development and implementation of a Strategic
Enrollment Management Plan that supports the MSU Denver 2030
- Collaborate with units across the University, including
Information Technology Services, Academic and Student Affairs
offices, Administration and Finance, Marketing, Communications, and
- Lead research and analysis efforts related to enrollment
- Enrollment projections and trend analyses
- Financial aid award packaging strategy
- Student communications
- Marketing strategy
10% - Engage with external entities to build MSU Denver’s
enrollment reach and reputation within the community. Partner with
school districts, community and technical colleges, industry
leaders, and community-based organizations.
20% - Supervise and coach the leaders of Admissions, Financial Aid
and Scholarships, Testing Services, Registrar, Enrollment Systems
and Orientation, Transfer, and Re-Engagement to ensure MSU Denver
provides student-centered services. Support the work of over 100
full time staff and hundreds of student employees.
20% - Employ student-friendly enrollment processes that provide an
integrated, efficient, and effective delivery of services to our
diverse and urban prospective and continuing students.
- Ensure services and processes support the mission of the
- Through innovation and adoption of best-in-class practices,
locate technology-supported solutions to provide efficient,
effective, and responsive processes.
10% - In collaboration with academic colleagues, build and maintain
a student- and family-centered communications calendar that
supports positive enrollment outcomes.
10% - Assist with initiatives as needed by the Vice President for
Student Affairs, and other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 6+ years of experience leading new student enrollment efforts
at a college or university
- 6+ years of experience supervising staff
- Proven track record of meeting and achieving enrollment goals
through innovation and adoption of best practices
- Experience managing budgets
- Understanding of Title IV regulations. Experience ensuring
institutional compliance to these and other local, state, and
- Experience optimizing Slate or similar CRMs
- Understanding of enrollment factors driving enrollment of
non-traditional student populations
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes
clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they
meet all required qualifications.
- Master’s degree
- Experience in working with a large, non-traditional student
- Experience with external relations management, including
industry, governmental, and educational partners
- Involvement with national associations, engaging as a thought
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Please see Special Instructions for more details.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply
via this link
References refers to a list of three professional references and
their contact information.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
To apply, visit https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/20328