Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Denver, Colorado, USA
Jun 09, 2017
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For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest by July 21, 2017 to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Meet undergraduate enrollment objectives.

In partnership with the enrollment team and University leadership, the Vice Chancellor will develop a comprehensive recruitment and communication plan that is relevant and responsive to the marketplace and will lead the continued development of a state-of-the art enrollment approach that addresses objectives, resources and opportunities of the 21st century. He/she will offer innovation in strategy and decision making to impact the application life cycle with the intent of yield improvement to meet both the enrollment and budget goals of the University.

The Vice Chancellor will lead metrics-driven efforts to identify and measure the most desired qualities for students enrolling at the University, with the goal of meeting or exceeding annual undergraduate enrollment and revenue goals with the optimal mix of students. He/she will work with the Director of Financial Aid and senior leadership team to determine the most effective strategy to leverage need and merit aid to enroll students who will thrive at DU.

Enhance campus diversity.

The Vice Chancellor will direct efforts to identify, attract, recruit, enroll and support students from a diverse array of domestic racial, ethnic, economic and first-generation backgrounds, as well as a diverse mix of international students, representing the global community.

The Vice Chancellor will lead efforts within the division to confirm the University's promise to student access and support, increasing enrollment opportunity, persistence and graduation rates. He/she will work with University leadership to promote cultural enhancement, impacting student learning and leading at and beyond the University of Denver.

Ensure financial accessibility for qualified students.

With the goal of meeting 100% of undergraduate financial need, the Vice Chancellor will partner with University leadership to achieve fundraising goals in the approaching capital campaign to support financial aid initiatives. The Vice Chancellor will analyze data, lead metrics driven decisions and continually measure success of financial aid initiatives, ensuring every dollar is leveraged strategically.

The Vice Chancellor will work closely with the academic units to streamline and create clarity through the financial aid application, awarding and notification process for students and families. In addition, he/she will work to increase financial literacy among students, their families and the DU community and encourage responsible decision making in regards to college costs.

Create optimal team and workplace.

The Vice Chancellor will recruit, hire, develop and retain a talented staff to achieve the goals of the enrollment division and the University. He/she will cultivate a team culture that aligns with, reflects and supports the enrollment division's values and aspirations.

Additionally, the Vice Chancellor will identify, evaluate and prioritize physical and technological resources necessary to meet objectives. Through strategic planning and goal setting, the Vice Chancellor will lead a team with clear and measurable objectives.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, although an advanced degree is preferred;
  • significant experience in leading and managing complex enrollment management divisions and/or units;
  • the ability to help position the University to meet the changing demographic trends and financial realities of prospective students;
  • expertise in championing a University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence;
  • ability to leverage data and metrics to inform and shape enrollment strategy on a continuous basis;
  • strong ethical grounding with a track record of visionary and responsible leadership;
  • a firm grasp of current regulatory and compliance requirements for financial aid and other reporting;
  • a demonstrated ability to develop a strong culture and lead effective and cohesive teams;
  • a track record of building strong systems and processes to enhance long term enrollment strategies;
  • proven experience in coaching and guiding institutional leadership, to include academic administration;
  • strong communication and presentation skills;
  • a management style that builds on a strong organization and team, while requiring accountability and measurable results;
  • ability to manage change in a dynamic environment;
  • a keen ability to "sell" new ideas and initiatives to internal and external audiences;
  • a willingness to take calculated risks;
  • strong listening skills, comfortable and effective at all levels of the organization;
  • ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose, talk about possibilities, and inspire and motivate; and
  • the ability to advocate for resources, with a keen focus on demonstrable return on investment.