Vice President of Enrollment Management

Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Westminster College

Search for the Vice President of Enrollment Management

Salt Lake City, Utah

Westminster College, a comprehensive private liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah serving students for nearly 150 years, is seeking a new Vice President of Enrollment Management. The Vice President will join Westminster at a transformative time, working closely with the new president, Bethami (Beth) Dobkin, to help shape an institution around pillars of academic quality, diversity, and student experience. This is an opportunity to play a lead role in a developing senior leadership team and to influence broad campus policy regarding student recruitment and retention. Working to shape incoming classes, leverage financial aid, and collaborate across the institution, the new Vice President will help guide enrollment strategy and ultimately the future of Westminster College. As the only private liberal arts institution in the state, located in a thriving multicultural city with an increasingly diverse demographic profile, Westminster occupies a truly unique niche in the crowded higher education marketplace.

Founded in 1875, Westminster was originally established as a preparatory school and became a four-year liberal arts institution in 1949. Over the last 30 years, it has added professional programs in business, nursing and health sciences, and education. The College has a strong academic reputation, deep community and alumni support, and a legacy of providing a student-centered, liberal arts and professional education that transforms lives. It offers an intimate college experience to approximately 2,570 students, including 2,030 undergraduates and 540 graduates.

Reporting to the President and as a key member of the Cabinet, the Vice President of Enrollment Management will inspire the campus around areas of recruitment, admission, and yield, strategically utilizing data to broadly enhance student matriculation and success at the College. The Vice President will bring to campus a depth of experience that guides critical campus decision-making, partnering across units to ensure a consistent and cohesive student experience. Relying on a comprehensive understanding of market trends and prospect development, the Vice President will utilize technology and data analytics to leverage resources and ensure an efficient, effective, and nimble enrollment management unit. To be successful, the Vice President will be capable of directing high-level strategy, engaging in the many fundamental pieces of the enrollment function at a private institution, while addressing the following:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive vision and strategy around undergraduate, graduate, and professional school enrollment.
  • Build and support an environment of collaboration and excellence in the enrollment management unit.
  • Attract, admit, and enroll a diverse pool of qualified students.
  • Promote inclusive excellence across the student experience.
  • Build a strong data and measurement function that leverages the use of technology.

Westminster College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Regan Gough, Courtney Wilk-Mandel, and Joseph Kralick

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.