Vice President for Enrollment Management at DePaul University

DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 20, 2019
DePaul University
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic university serving nearly 22,000 students from around the city of Chicago and around the world, invites applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. This chief enrollment officer will create a vision of how to achieve DePaul’s strategic priorities, collaborate extensively across campus, and further the storied tradition of cutting-edge enrollment management practices that have become part of the fabric of DePaul’s success. The Vice President for Enrollment Management will oversee a division of more than 215 full-time and 26 part-time employees in the following areas: undergraduate admission, graduate and adult admission, financial aid, career center, enrollment systems and operations, recruitment systems and technology, office of the university registrar, center for access and attainment, along with division planning and management. In addition, the Vice President for Enrollment Management collaborates extensively with University Marketing and Communications to effectively align and prioritize recruitment and enrollment goals with marketing initiatives that advance the university’s brand and image.

Reporting to the University’s Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment Management serves as an administrative officer of the university and sits as a member of the President’s cabinet. The Vice President will also be an integral voice on the Joint Council.


The successful candidate for Vice President for Enrollment Management should possess significant experience in higher education enrollment management, with progressive management responsibilities over time. Candidates should have a record of enrollment success, along with an ability to communicate and apply that knowledge and experience to the DePaul environment. An advanced degree is required and a terminal degree is preferred.

The Vice President will be a dynamic, data-driven, collaborative professional who is highly motivated to reach new student populations to impact enrollment and achieve greater visibility for the institution. Additionally, candidates should have strong leadership qualities with an inclusive nature and the ability to foster solutions for a complex and exciting enrollment scene. The ability to widely engage the DePaul University community in partnership is required.

As a tuition-dependent institution with approximately 87 percent of revenue generated through tuition, the importance of this role cannot be overstated. To achieve DePaul’s enrollment goals, the next Vice President of Enrollment Management will:

  • Possess knowledge of current enrollment trends and market realities (reflected locally, regionally, nationally and internationally) and can interpret the landscape in light of DePaul’s academic offerings.
  • Be ready to create differential strategies for growth based on the University’s varied programs and populations that benefit all and that foster diversified offerings consistent with DePaul and attractive in the market.
  • Hold a deep appreciation for the Urban, Vincentian and Catholic mission of DePaul, its history, and how it relates to prospective students for the undergraduate, graduate and law programs.
  • Oversee the effective allocation of need-based and merit-based financial assistance for attracting and retaining students to DePaul.
  • Use information effectively and spearhead a sophisticated data-informed framework for institutional measures of success relating to new student enrollment, leveraging financial aid and institutional resources, retention, and career outcomes.
  • Bring flexibility, fresh perspective, and deep experience in the field of enrollment management.
  • Provide clarity and transparency of purpose for the division. Serve as a mentor, engender mentorship in others and advocate for the work of the division.



Founded in 1898, DePaul continues to rise to new levels of academic achievement and national recognition. The university has 10 colleges and schools and more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and law degree programs on two major campuses: Lincoln Park Campus and the Loop Campus, both in the city of Chicago. The urban location gives rise to critical partnerships for research and study, along with significant opportunities for students to secure internships and employment.

The Vincentian mission to serve the public good and give people of all ethnicities and backgrounds the opportunity to receive a college education remains at the heart of the university. DePaul’s current strategic plan reflects those values: Grounded in Mission -- The Plan for DePaul 2024. These six strategic priorities speak to both history and a future focus of high ideals by promoting and ensuring the success of a diverse community of learners. For additional information about the university, connect to


Napier Executive Search is assisting DePaul University with the search for the Vice President for Enrollment Management. To arrange for a confidential conversation, contact Laura Robinson ([email protected]) or Mary Napier ([email protected]). Candidates who plan to apply should send a resume, a detailed letter outlining interest in DePaul University and emphasizing their track record of enrollment success, and contact information for three professional references by email to [email protected] by October 31 for best consideration. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.

You can view a full Position Announcement at


DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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