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Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Date Posted 07/31/2019
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
Reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculties, the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management works collaboratively across the university to coordinate all enrollment activities. The candidate will engage a comprehensive long-term enrollment strategy that aligns with the university’s strategic plan along with its distinctive Lasallian Catholic educational mission. Among the key objectives for this role are to lead the recruitment of an academically strong and diverse student body in alignment with the university’s mission, emerging priorities and objectives from the strategic plan, and to design and implement enrollment strategies that promote coordination and cooperation to attract the best students regionally, nationally and globally. The well-qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:
  • Establish the strategic direction, priorities, and goals for the overall unit and for each office within the unit, with clear alignment to academic and other University priorities.
  • Design, implement and maintain an annual comprehensive student recruitment plan linking budgets and expenditures to outcomes that measure and improve yield, optimize financial aid, and leverage institutional resources.
  • Create data-informed strategies that support efforts to recruit, select, yield, enroll, retain, and graduate an academically talented and a diverse student body comprising undergraduate, graduate, transfer, and international students.
  • Maintain, analyze and generate reports on key performance indicators relevant to enrollment effectiveness to regularly reassess the effectiveness of the university’s enrollment efforts and make data-informed adjustments to enrollment strategy to achieve desired results.
  • Deliver a high-quality experience for students and families as they engage with the University from the first encounter through matriculation and beyond.
  • Develop and support enrollment staff to maximize the team’s capacities and ability to be innovative, responsive, analytical, energetic, optimistic, results oriented, and student centered.
  • Employ up-to-date technologies to effectively and efficiently reach and track students and guide them to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
  • Stay abreast of market developments, academic priorities, higher education enrollment trends, and other key strategic indicators.
  • Work closely with the Provost to ensure cross-university functionality.

A complete profile providing a full description of this opportunity can be accessed here.  Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with David Miliotis, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at dmilioti@smumn.edu.

Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Entrepreneurial and creative outlook.
  • Interpersonal savvy that enhances relationships and who come from a diverse array of partners who perform varying and divergent roles in the university community.
  • Confidence and maturity needed to mentor, coach, and direct a talented, experienced staff along with the skill to manage, motivate, and develop synergies and a sense of team among a diverse professional staff.
  • Strategic analysis of opportunities and challenges that produce forward-looking strategic plans and budgets that link expenditures to outcomes.
  • Regular and systematic comparative report generation detailing progress toward enrollment goals.
  • Exceptional leadership, listening, and communication skills.
  • Strong, persuasive speaking and writing skills to articulate a compelling vision effectively to all constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Strong digital literacy in the strategic use of information technology to develop enrollment management plans.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required, terminal or doctoral degree preferred. Significant strategic enrollment management experience as well as accomplishments in this area may be considered in partial satisfaction of degree requirements.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a strategic enrollment management leadership role in an institution of higher education; background in Catholic higher education a plus.
  • Knowledge of state, national, and international admission trends, issues, and strategies; advanced understanding of higher education branding and marketing strategies and techniques relating to student enrollment.
  • Significant professional experience managing the complex interplay of marketing and recruiting campaigns, enrollment goals, yield, and financial aid; knowledge of the strategic use of financial aid.
  • Expertise in enrollment management with a strong operational strategic outlook and demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful enrollment initiatives.
  • Must be able to advance the mission of Saint Mary's as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Letter of application/interest, CV/resume, and contact information for five professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact David Miliotis, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Contact Email dmilioti@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
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