Vice President, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Twin Cities, Minnesota
Not specified + Full Benefits
Apr 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northwestern Health Sciences University ("Northwestern"), a leader in natural health care education, patient care and research for over 75 years and located in the Bloomington suburb of the Twin Cities, seeks a Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.  Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President will build, lead and manage the Offices of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Career Services and will also serve as the Student Title IX Coordinator. 

As a member of the President's cabinet, the Vice President will participate in institution-wide strategy planning and policy development.  The Vice President will provide specific hands-on leadership in developing and implementing programs and policies that enhance student life, collaborating with other campus leaders to deliver a superior student experience and advancing a student-centered culture throughout the University, while ensuring a campus climate supportive of students coming from diverse backgrounds.   The Vice President will also provide strategic oversight of Northwestern's successful enrollment management operation.  The Vice President will work closely with alumni, whose continuing involvement in campus matters plays a key role in the University's student recruitment and engagement efforts.

Founded in 1941, Northwestern is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals in what have been traditionally described as complementary and alternative medicine.  As the demand for graduates in chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and massage therapy continues to grow, Northwestern is uniquely positioned to offer training in a range of patient care options that are natural, evidence based, non-invasive and integrated with traditional medicine.  The University enrolls approximately 1,000 students across both degree and certificate programs.  Some 35% receive grant assistance from the University.  While 95% of its students receive federal and state loan assistance, Northwestern has a consistently low federal student default rate.  The University is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Its 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a record of at least ten years of professional experience within higher education student affairs and/or enrollment management, including at least five years in a managerial role.  Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of current best practices in student affairs.  An affinity for small, tuition-driven institutions is essential.  Technical sophistication, familiarity with enrollment analytics and expertise in financial aid leveraging strategies are preferred.  A graduate, professional or terminal degree in a relevant discipline is required.

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment.  A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three-five professional referees who can speak about the candidate's qualifications for this position.  Application materials should be submitted to  Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Northwestern's search consultant, Mr. Chuck O'Boyle of C. V. O'Boyle, LLC, at

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