Under the general direction of the President, the Vice President of Enrollment Management is responsible for the overall supervision of enrollment services, which includes the offices of admissions and financial aid for the campus. The VP of Enrollment Management will provide the necessary leadership to insure the availability of outstanding recruitment, admissions, financial aid and transfer student services to all prospective students in residential programs. This includes broad oversight as well as a hands-on management style, with a working knowledge of current best-practices in student recruitment, and strategic management of financial aid. Effective communication—directly with small and large groups on and off campus, and indirectly through written communication—is of utmost importance. Leading change/innovation, strategic planning, and project management are essential skills.
Lead the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan.
Lead the process of developing annual enrollment goals and an action plan to achieve the goals.
Oversee the planning and management of all admissions and recruitment efforts, including budget/resource allocation, campus visit days, publications and web presence, prospect communication, and follow-up and data systems.
Manage all aspects of the enrollment funnel and pipelines (development of the prospect and inquiry pools, conversion, application processing and review, and yield).
Hire, train/motivate, supervise, and evaluate the admissions and financial aid teams by developing and retaining a team of committed, results-oriented professionals.
Supervise the admissions team to provide accountability for performance as well as assistance and advise in matters related to personnel management in the admissions department.
Supervise the director of financial aid in managing all aspects of the financial aid process from high-level planning to awarding, including compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.
Supervise the calling counselor to provide accountability for performance of the calling program and provide advice and assistance in matters related to leading the student ambassador program.
Collaborate with the financial aid staff and admissions staff to provide prospective students/families with a clear and timely financial aid package that emphasizes value and affordability.
Collaborate with the financial aid committee to plan pricing and financial aid strategies that balance value, price, and discount rate.
Coordinate with Bethel College to benchmark for nursing programs, devise improvement strategies, and collaborate on campus recruitment efforts in order to enroll the desired number and type of students in each program.
Collaborate with the marketing team to develop an admissions marketing strategy that presents a consistent marketing position for the college which effectively generates broad interest from prospective student markets.
Approves and monitors accomplishment of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid activities intended to fulfill the strategic plan.
Advise senior administrators and Board of Trustees regarding enrollment related issues.
Provide regular updates regarding the status of operations in all areas of enrollment, including progress toward enrollment and discounting (net revenue) goals.
Other duties as assigned.
Status: Full Time; Exempt
A completed employment application, resume/CV, 2 employment references and a spiritual life reference must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. Applications are available in the Human Resource Office or can be downloaded at http://www.grace.edu, Employment. Applications are submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace College and Seminary welcomes diversity, and makes employment opportunities available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, pregnancy, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.
Must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and support the Christian character and mission of Grace College. The candidate must also possess a clear understanding of and ability to articulate the essentials of a Christian liberal arts college.
Master’s degree required.
A minimum of 10 years of experience directing an admissions operation or in an enrollment-related setting with a variety of enrollment services functions.
Ability to recognize college-wide priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment.
Ability to own and articulate a clear vision and effectively build and guide a team to meet the goals that embody that vision.
Demonstrates leadership ability to develop other leaders through hiring, training, motivating, monitoring, and mentoring an effective team of enrollment professionals.
Excellent people skills as well as written and verbal communication skills that manifest themselves as both an ability to present the mission of the college persuasively and an ability to network with others collegially.
Good organizational skills, including the instincts and ability to gather and analyze data effectively in decision-making.
Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.
Skill in budget preparation and management.
Experience working with a variety of computer tools and admissions database.
15 years directing an admissions operations or in an enrollment-related setting with a variety of enrollment services functions.