Daemen College
  • 01-Jul-2017 to 01-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • Cabinet Level Searches
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Daemen College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. The College seeks an experienced Enrollment Management professional, preferably with experience at a small, Liberal Arts institution, who will oversees the admissions operations of the College and provides strategic leadership and management for all aspects of a comprehensive admissions program to ensure achievement of the enrollment goals in a manner consistent with the College mission and strategic plan.

Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York. Its attractive suburban location offers convenient access to the cultural amenities of metropolitan Buffalo and the scenic outdoor recreation areas of Western New York, the Niagara Frontier, and the Great Lakes. In addition, the College is near Canada, with cosmopolitan Toronto in easy driving distance.

Buffalo, New York is enjoying a resurgence that has been recognized nationwide and that has energized the region, attracting capital, innovative businesses, and a highly educated populace. 

Founded on the principle that education should elevate human dignity and foster civic responsibility and compassion, Daemen College seeks to integrate the intellectual qualities acquired through study of the liberal arts with the education necessary for professional accomplishment. 

The Vice President for Enrollment Management will report to the College President; serve as a member of the President's Cabinet; and work closely with Cabinet members and other campus officials to ensure a cohesive, collaborative, and coordinated approach to enrollment activities and initiatives.  The successful candidate must also embrace the College's mission to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management shall develop enrollment plans and policies that are innovative, analytically rigorous and data-driven; and continuously assessed and refined, in partnership with the President, his Cabinet and other key campus stakeholders.  Finally, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will be expected to implement strategies and plans for carrying out the major recruitment components of the Daemen College Strategic Plan, including the recruitment of international students and work collaboratively with the Vice President for Student Affairs on matters of retention and persistence.

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university, and significant, progressive leadership experience in the field of enrollment management and admissions programs. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and demonstrated experience with financial aid leveraging and strategic planning.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  To assure full consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2017, and must include a letter of interest, CV or resume, and the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). 

The Vice President for Enrollment Management Search Committee shall accept applications electronically, through the Search Committee website (daemen.edu/VPEMsearch ) under the "President's Welcome". A "Vice President for Enrollment Management" link to the Daemen College Human Resources website is included within this the Search site (http://daemen.applicantpro.com).

Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus.

 

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Department:           Enrollment Management

Official Title:          Vice President for Enrollment Management

Work Location:      Rosary Hall

Reports to:            President

Title of Other Positions Reporting to this PositionAdmissions, Financial Aid, Marketing and Enrollment Research

 

Purpose of the Position

The Vice President for Enrollment Management oversees the Admissions operations of the College and provides strategic leadership and management for all aspects of a comprehensive admissions program to ensure achievement of the enrollment goals in a manner consistent with the College mission and strategic plan.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management shall develop enrollment plans and policies that are innovative, analytically rigorous and data-driven; and continuously assessed and refined, in partnership with the President, his Cabinet and other key campus stakeholders. Additionally, the properly credentialed VPEM will supervise the Financial Aid operation of the institution, with a dotted line to the VP of Business Affairs, to implement a financial aid leveraging model that will enable the College to use resources effectively and responsibly, while enrolling a strong, qualified, and diverse student body.

Finally, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will be expected to implement strategies and plans for carrying out the major recruitment components of the Daemen College Strategic Plan, including the recruitment of international students and work collaboratively with the Vice President for Student Affairs on matters of retention and persistence.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Vice President for Enrollment Management shall:

  • Design, implement, and maintain an annual comprehensive student recruitment plan;
  • Assist the Student Excellence and Persistence (StEP) Task Force in the development and implementation of strategies and plans for carrying out the retention and persistence components of the Daemen College Strategic Plan;
  • Take a lead role in the recruitment of international students;
  • Commit to the student-centered mission and vision of the institution;
  • Collaborate with athletic department (NCAA Division II) on financial aid and recruitment efforts;
  • Provide oversight and direction for on-campus admissions functions such   as campus tours, Visit Days, telecounseling, guidance counselor workshops, and college fairs;
  • Review admissions applications and make decisions under approved;          
  • Interview and counsel prospective students and their parents;
  • Identify qualified recipients and lead efforts to award scholarships;
  • Serve on the President's Cabinet and work closely with the President, Board of Trustees and Cabinet to provide overall leadership and direction on enrollment matters;
  • Oversee daily operations as well as the hiring, training and development of the admissions/enrollment staff members;
  • Develop annual budget requests for the enrollment enterprise of the College;
  • Play a significant role in institutional marketing and planning;
  • Provide leadership and focus regarding competitor analysis; print, electronic and media publications and communications flow; enrollment management budget; and athletic, international and diversity recruitment;
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Members of the Board of Trustees;
  • Represent the College on enrollment related matters to parents, community members and other constituents.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

The Vice President for Enrollment Management must possess a minimum of a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university, and significant, progressive leadership experience in the field of enrollment management and admissions programs. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and demonstrated experience with financial aid leveraging and strategic planning.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management must have strong leadership qualities; the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues throughout the campus community; outstanding communication skills and willingness to involve members of the extended campus community in recruitment and enrollment-related activities; the ability to learn, use, implement, evaluate and recommend current and future technologies in the enrollment management area; have strong administrative, financial management/budgeting, planning and problem solving skills; and strong working knowledge of current higher education and enrollment issues in the State of New York, nationally, and internationally.

 The Vice President for Enrollment Management should have knowledge of and expertise in:

  • Current student recruitment strategies and techniques, including those involving Web-based applications and delivery;
  • Current best practices in admissions operations, programs, and services;
  • Current State, National, and International admissions trends, issues, and strategies;
  • Basic branding and marketing strategies and techniques, specifically as applicable to student recruitment; and
  • Higher education curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular objectives and programming at the College.

 

Terms of Employment: 

Full time, exempt, thirty-five hours per week, twelve-month position, requires some evening and weekend hours on a regular basis; travel may also be required.

 

Compensation

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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