Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an innovative, experienced leader to serve as its Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management will be responsible to provide leadership, vision, and strategy, for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a multi-year, enrollment management plan for UMass Lowell's on-campus, undergraduate programs. The Vice Provost will work collaboratively with senior leadership within and outside of Academic Affairs to ensure the university's success in executing this plan and will represent UMass Lowell enrollment management at the University of Massachusetts system level.
The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of contemporary best practices in enrollment management with expertise in financial aid, undergraduate admissions, the on-boarding of new students, data analysis, and the national trends impacting higher education. Further, the candidate will possess a track record of building, empowering, and leading highly successful teams in an integrated enrollment management setting.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Doctoral degree in a related field
About UMass Lowell:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public research university committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. Its enrollment of 18,300 makes it the second-largest of the five UMass campuses, trailing only UMass Amherst. A significant percentage of its growth has taken place over the past decade. Consequently, UMass Lowell is currently ranked as the fifth-fastest growing public doctoral institution in the nation by the Chronicle of Higher Education. During this period, admissions selectivity has increased substantially and the university has gone from unranked to No. 156 among national research universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Concurrently, more than $600 million of investment has been made in facilities and campus improvements. With $68.5 million in annual research, UMass Lowell is classified by Carnegie Foundation as Doctoral University–Higher Research Activity. In 2017, the university completed its transition to NCAA Division I athletics.
The university offers 122 undergraduate, 42 master's, and 36 doctoral degrees in six colleges. These programs span and interconnect the disciplines of science, business, education, engineering, health science and the liberal arts. More than 1,600 students participate in the Honors College. The university's affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs are taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. UMass Lowell has built a reputation for preparing students, many of them first-generation college students, for real-world career challenges and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment. It is perennially recognized by Payscale.com for offering students one of the highest returns on investment in the nation.
Located 30 miles north of Boston, Lowell is where the American Industrial Revolution began and where the American Dream is still going strong. Once the world leader in water-powered textile manufacturing, Lowell today is a knowledge-powered city with a rich cultural tapestry, thanks to waves of immigrants who have settled here. The red brick mills along its scenic canals have been reborn as luxury lofts, art galleries, museums and business incubators. Most of its downtown is an urban national park that celebrates Lowell's industrial heritage. UMass Lowell has been instrumental to the city's renaissance and enjoys a close relationship with its host community.
The region around Lowell overlaps Greater Boston, with its world-leading clusters in biotechnology, health science, pharmaceuticals, precision instrumentation and robotics, and defense technology.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.