Vice President for Enrollment Management
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a private academic institution located in Rochester, New York that is internationally recognized for academic excellence with a distinctive position as one of the nation’s top research universities, seeks inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of vice president for enrollment management.
Over the past ten years, freshman and graduate applications have more than doubled and enrollment has grown 20 percent to nearly 19,000 students, with student quality and diversity simultaneously on the rise. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries; the university has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. RIT is committed to the ethos and teaching traditions of an undergraduate-focused university while growing and leveraging its graduate education and doctoral programs. As one of the largest private universities in the nation in terms of full-time undergraduate enrollment, RIT counts over 125,000 alumni around the world; $73 million in sponsored research; and more than $842 million in endowment, positioning the university with the human and financial capital to play a significant leadership role in global higher education.
Reporting to David C. Munson, RIT’s 10th president, the vice president for enrollment management will join a dynamic senior leadership team during a time of great momentum and opportunity for the university. Undergraduate enrollment has become more diverse geographically, ethnically, racially and based on gender. While leading an enrollment operation that has achieved notable success, the new vice president will play a critical role in shaping the university’s future, providing the vision for an enrollment effort that is ambitious and supports the success of students. In developing that vision, the vice president will assess the enrollment opportunities and challenges for RIT as well as formulate, execute and continuously evolve an ambitious enrollment plan that stems from and is tied to the mission and strategic plan of the university.
The next vice president will be a leader with exceptional analytic, interpersonal and communication skills and the enthusiasm to partner with an engaged community, including the president, senior administration, board of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and secondary education partners, to achieve RIT’s enrollment goals. The successful candidate will have outstanding leadership and management skills; significant breadth and depth of experience in higher education enrollment management; experience in the effective use of financial aid funds; comfort, experience and familiarity with recruitment of international students and student-athletes; an innovative spirit; a willingness to take calculated risks based on sound research; a commitment to access and diversity; the ability to lead and manage large-scale, university-wide change initiatives; and demonstrated success in developing and deploying analytics and metrics-based enrollment systems, processes and technologies.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Rochester Institute of Technology’s search consultants Robin Mamlet, Pat Coleman and Ann Wright at RIT-Enrollment@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the assistant to the search, Leslie Donahue, at 630-575-6178.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by RIT’s Human Resources Department. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact RIT-Enrollment@wittkieffer.com.