Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services (SEES)

Norfolk, Virginia
Oct 05, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including 4,800 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in seven academic colleges, including an Honors College. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and various distance learning sites.

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services (VP) is responsible for the development, implementation, communication and maintenance of an institutional focus on student success, which includes enrollment management. In partnership with the Provost and other University leaders, the VP is responsible for the coordination of student success programs across the University and for student retention. The VP reports to the President, participates in policy decisions and is a member of the executive leadership team. The position provides creative leadership and strategic direction for a diverse array of student engagement services and programs, including Student Activities and Leadership, Student Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, Summer Camps and Conferences, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Student Outreach and Support, Intercultural Relations, Women’s Center, Assessment/Planning and Budget Management, Admissions, International Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Center for Social Mobility, New Student and Parent Programs/Preview, Career Development Services, Student Success Coaching and the Center for Major Exploration.

The successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree in student affairs, higher education or an equivalent area of study; extensive senior-level administrative experience in student affairs, student success and enrollment; and a demonstrated track record of leadership, management, resource development in a complex higher education environment with multiple stakeholders, and experience in enrollment planning and management. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, social mobility and the personal development of all students, helping them find a sense of belonging; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational units specifically related to student success; comprehensive knowledge of student development and current trends in student success; demonstrated transformational leadership skills; considerable experience in crisis and emergency management; and demonstrated working knowledge of related legal issues and student conduct and academic integrity.

Applications, including a position specific cover letter, resume, and list of professional references must be submitted online at The initial review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.