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Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
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The Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at Xavier University of Louisiana, the only HBCU and Catholic university in the United States, will develop proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to changing environments and trends in recruitment and admission of freshmen and transfer students. Working in a team-oriented, customer service-focused environment, s/he will leverage best practices and current technological solutions to manage inquiry and applicant pools; utilize appropriate social media tools to engage prospective, applicant, and admitted students; manage departmental communications, operations, and yield; and provide daily leadership and supervision of staff within the Office of Admissions. The AVP will develop an aggressive recruitment program designed to attract and retain a diverse pool of freshmen and transfer students from traditional and non-traditional markets, supervising all admissions procedures, and carrying out the academic policies of the institution. Duties will also consist of training and developing professional and support staff and promoting the role of admissions to the University community. This position reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Most Important Services and/or Results Expected from this Position:

  • Serve as the chief operations officer for the enrollment division, and assist the VPEM in meeting all University goals as related to the Strategic Plan
  • Prepare an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met regarding enrollment, retention, and graduation
  • Prepare annual admission budget in support of budget hearings, and attend meetings as requested by VPEM. Review operating budget lines and consult with VP on expenditures/cost-saving areas
  • Oversee daily operations of admissions, including data, personnel, and policy management
  • Meet established enrollment and net-tuition-revenue goals for undergraduate freshmen and transfers
  • Oversee all vendor activities, including effective Student Search and marketing strategies
  • Prepare and conduct efficient outcomes-related counselor and staff meetings
  • Hire recruiting staff and participate in enrollment management searches
  • Monitor and amend budget with VPEM to correctly identify line-item expenditures within Admissions
  • To oversee and coordinate funnel management operations, including 1) admission database management and 2) timely and accurate response to inquiries through designated communications flow management
  • To organize and administer the technology efforts of the Admission Office
  • To represent the University in a professional manner in all work-related activities. To accurately reflect and portray the mission of the University and its HBCU history

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Previous higher education administrative experience
  • Strong oral, listening, and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage with university constituents and stakeholders
  • An outgoing personality: the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a flexible attitude
  • Willingness to work frequent evenings and weekends when needed
  • Advanced knowledge of computer programs and software
  • Must be self-sufficient in decision-making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle many tasks at once
  • Creative marketing skills, including social media.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and motivating other
  • Accountability to meeting projected revenue
  • Budget experience
  • A strong work ethic
  • Good driving record
  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s strongly preferred
  • Seven to ten years of progressive enrollment management experience, with at least 1 year at the Director-level or higher
  • The candidate must be a strong supporter of the value of a private, Catholic education.

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