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Vice President, Enrollment Management

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts
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Northeastern University

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Boston MA

Northeastern, a preeminent global, experiential, research university, seeks an exceptional leader of people and programs to serve as its next vice president for enrollment management. Building on its extraordinary successes in institutional positioning and student recruitment, the new vice president will lead development of the vision and strategy that will take the university to its next level of enrollment success, joining an institution-wide leadership team that is forward-looking, energetic, collaborative and committed to excellence.

Located in the heart of Boston and a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience, Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Able to provide its students the rich and diverse intellectual, artistic, cultural and business resources of Boston – as well as of the globe – the university features a solid foundation in the liberal arts and an integration of study and practice, with the belief that the two enlighten one another. Experiential education at Northeastern includes the nation's foremost program of cooperative education, a model that provides students with paid internships related to their field of study.

An institution that has transformed itself dramatically over the last 15 years so that it now ranks among the top national universities, Northeastern cultivates a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and accomplishment. Reporting to Chancellor Kenneth W. Henderson, the new vice president for enrollment management will lead a senior team of six and a divisional staff of 275 across 11 departments, with a $47 million budget for operations and staff; serve as chief architect of the next major positioning thrust of Enrollment Management; and function as a leader in university enrollment planning and strategy.

The new vice president will be a consummate professional who embraces a team environment and works with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. This is a broad and far-reaching role for a superb communicator who is innovative, strategic and brings exceptional analytic and interpersonal skills. Immediate agenda items include further developing an exceptionally strong enrollment management team; providing leadership to Northeastern's enrollment marketing and messaging effort; building on a culture of collaboration, openness, inclusion and transparency in the division; and refining Enrollment Management structures and systems.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile available at

WittKieffer is assisting Northeastern University in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield and Shelley Arakawa

[email protected]

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment to and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


Northeastern, founded in 1898 and located in Boston, is a global university with a tradition of partnership and engagement that creates an innovative, distinctive approach to education and research.

Northeastern integrates classroom studies with unprecedented experiential-learning opportunities in 70 countries, through our world-leading cooperative education program, as well as global learning, research, and service learning.northeastern_university1.jpg

The University’s research enterprise is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern’s 1,005 full-time faculty members are leading educators and scholars who forge interdisciplinary partnerships around the world.northeastern_university3.jpg

Northeastern empowers students to chart their own academic path, enabling them to create the education that best suits their goals and aspirations. We offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in eight colleges and a School of Law.

Our students enjoy the green spaces of a traditional college campus combined with the energy and diversity of a university set in the heart of a vibrant city. A stimulating mix of social, athletic, and cultural events build a strong sense of community, enriched and enlarged by the cultural and geographic diversity of our students.northeastern_university2.jpg

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