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Chief Enrollment Officer

Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Chief Enrollment Officer

Position Number: E00061
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for this position is $165,000 – $180,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Employee Category: Administrators
Department: Enrollment Management

Position Summary:
MSU Denver announces an opportunity for an innovative, strategic, experienced Chief Enrollment Officer to implement the University's mission as the only modified open-access institution in Colorado, serving more Coloradans and Coloradans of color than any other institution in our state. The right candidate will demonstrate outside-of-the-box thinking about enrollment strategies, excellent collaboration skills, and the ability to support our diverse community of learners while maximizing the experience and expertise of over 100 enrollment management professionals under their leadership.
The Chief Enrollment Officer serves as a senior member of the President's Cabinet, exercising management of core enrollment systems and lateral influence on University strategy, structures, and resources. The successful Chief Enrollment Officer demonstrates proficiency in four required competency areas: enrollment strategy, resource management, staff development and lateral leadership to other branches and faculty.

This leader will guide the development and implementation of a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, which includes the goal of maintaining Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status. This individual is responsible for ensuring that the budget, planning, and operational functions and services of the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Orientation, Transfer, and Re-Engagement, Testing Services, and Enrollment Systems and Operations work in concert to support the MSU Denver mission. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Chief Enrollment Officer will ensure integration of these services, as well as services across Student Engagement & Wellness and the Classroom to Career Hub, to provide a student-centered experience that supports all MSU Denver learners.

As a highly relational leader, the Chief Enrollment Officer works closely with the Provost, academic unit deans and associate deans, and the broader faculty to facilitate student recruitment, retention, and graduation success. The role requires collaboration with Information Technology Services to develop and implement appropriate technology and systems to ensure a coordinated enrollment management effort and cohesive, efficient, and effective service delivery.

MSU Denver believes that student success is built on a foundation of community engagement, including our enrollment strategies focused on student success. The Chief Enrollment Officer will spend significant time building relationships with communities beyond the University as well, including school district leaders, community organizations, scholarship foundations, and more.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population. In addition, the successful candidate will have proficiency in data analysis with a proven record of successfully using data-informed decision-making methods to achieve student success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. MSU Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of over 50% first generation students and over 50% students of color.

We strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in collaboration with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. Our goal is to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.


30% – Lead the development and implementation of a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan that supports the MSU Denver 2030 Strategic Plan.
  • Collaborate with units across the University, including Information Technology Services, Academic and Student Affairs offices, Administration and Finance, Marketing, Communications, and University Advancement.
  • Lead research and analysis efforts related to enrollment management:
    • Enrollment projections and trend analyses
    • Financial aid award packaging strategy
    • Student communications
    • Marketing strategy

10% – Engage with external entities to build MSU Denver’s enrollment reach and reputation within the community. Partner with school districts, community and technical colleges, industry leaders, and community-based organizations.

20% – Supervise and coach the leaders of Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Testing Services, Registrar, Enrollment Systems and Orientation, Transfer, and Re-Engagement to ensure MSU Denver provides student-centered services. Support the work of over 100 full time staff and hundreds of student employees.

20% – Employ student-friendly enrollment processes that provide an integrated, efficient, and effective delivery of services to our diverse and urban prospective and continuing students.
  • Ensure services and processes support the mission of the University.
  • Through innovation and adoption of best-in-class practices, locate technology-supported solutions to provide efficient, effective, and responsive processes.

10% – In collaboration with academic colleagues, build and maintain a student- and family-centered communications calendar that supports positive enrollment outcomes.

10% – Assist with initiatives as needed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6+ years of experience leading new student enrollment efforts at a college or university
  • 6+ years of experience supervising staff
  • Proven track record of meeting and achieving enrollment goals through innovation and adoption of best practices
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Understanding of Title IV regulations. Experience ensuring institutional compliance to these and other local, state, and federal regulations
  • Experience optimizing Slate or similar CRMs
  • Understanding of enrollment factors driving enrollment of non-traditional student populations

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in working with a large, non-traditional student population
  • Experience with external relations management, including industry, governmental, and educational partners
  • Involvement with national associations, engaging as a thought leader.

Posting Date: 03/15/2022
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

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Metropolitan State University of Denver provides students with a transformative academic experience and serves the community as a courageous change agent and a gateway to opportunity. The University’s broad access, affordable tuition, quality academic experience and excellent outcomes add up to a high-value education.

Founded in 1965, MSU Denver is a comprehensive university offering bachelor's and master's degrees on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. MSU Denver educates more undergraduate Coloradans than any other four-year institution in Colorado. 

Make a difference with MSU Denver

MSU Denver has served as a stepping stone toward the American dream for more than 102,000 alumni, 79% of whom stay in the state after graduation. The University injects hundreds of millions of dollars into the Colorado economy while serving a majority first-generation students, changing families and communities as the state’s third-largest public university. 

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a leader and innovator in higher education, a university committed to fostering an equitable culture while offering a high-quality, accessible college experience.

MSU Denver has one of the most diverse student bodies in Colorado. 50.3 % of MSU Denver’s undergraduate students are students of color. We are a Hispanic-Serving Institution, earned in February 2019, and are committed to serving DACA and undocumented students.

The University’s Board of Trustees issued a resolution in June of 2020 committing to engaging in the anti-racism work necessary to dismantle institutionalized create systemic change. Trustees pledged to dismantling institutionalized racism and bring together civic, industry, public and nonprofit community to address the most pressing issues of racial justice.

One of MSU Denver’s 2030 Strategic Plan goals is to be Colorado’s most desired place of employment. The University will continue to improve compensation, benefits, professional development and infrastructure while becoming a more representative workplace and enhancing the inclusive leadership environment that allows leaders to lead from all levels of the University

Fell valued

Every day we are inspired by the students we serve– many of whom are low-income or first-generation– and the impact they will make on the future of Colorado. Regardless of role, our employees lead with a collaborative approach to ensure all of our students succeed.

At MSU Denver, employees are engaged, valued, and celebrated. According to the latest MSU Denver university wide engagement survey, 84% of employees feel valued, would recommend MSU Denver as a good place to work, and take pride in their work.

The diversity of faculty, staff, and students provides a rich working and learning environment where we strive to ensure that all are valued.

Experience work life balance

MSU Denver is committed to our employees’ quality of life. We understand that work should not replace life, and offer flexibility around school schedules, family obligations, and for the moments that come up in our professional and personal lives. Our flexible work arrangements are perfect for the working parent. We offer hybrid work arrangements, completely virtual work arrangements, and even flexible work hour arrangements.

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