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Marshall University

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Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Marshall University seeks an exceptional leader with proven talents to serve as the Chief Enrollment Officer and Vice President of Enrollment Management that will accelerate innovation, amplify impact, and foster engagement in attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating an increasing number of talented and diverse students drawn domestically and internationally.

Marshall University is a public comprehensive research university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Marshall advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. The university is located in Huntington, West Virginia, with additional campuses in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, and Beckley. Marshall is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity - R2 institution. The university enrolls 11,962 students: 8,776 undergraduate, 2,515 graduate, and 671 first professional. The university offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs organized into seven academic colleges and two schools. As the Thundering Herd, the university participates in the NCAA Division I, Sun Belt Conference. Marshall University is situated in a region of great natural beauty; Huntington is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain region, with the Ohio River creating the perimeter of the city.

The Chief Enrollment Officer and Vice President of Enrollment Management reports to the Provost, serves as a key member of the Academic Affairs Council, and participates in institution-wide strategic enrollment management, planning, and policy development. This position also serves as the Chief Admissions Officer. This individual will oversee the continued development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the university's strategic enrollment management initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the university in this area. The Chief Enrollment Officer and Vice President of Enrollment Management will oversee the areas of: Undergraduate, Graduate, and International Admissions and Operations; the Office of Financial Aid; the Office of Recruitment; the Office of International Student Services; and the overall enrollment work of the institution. The position will provide leadership in designing the University's future enrollment strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, while utilizing best practices in enrollment management.

Marshall University seeks an entrepreneurial Chief Enrollment Officer and Vice President with innovative knowledge, experience, and expertise in the current enrollment management landscape in higher education. A bachelor's degree is required, and additional education is preferred, especially as it relates to enrollment and current best practices and paradigms. The successful candidate will be a cutting-edge enrollment management professional with contemporary knowledge of today's changing universe in recruitment, admissions, financial aid awards, and matriculation.

The ideal candidate for Chief Enrollment Officer and Vice President for Enrollment Management will possess the following attributes:

• An entrepreneurial and creative mindset with the ability to create effective enrollment structures and teams.
• Significant, successive, and progressive leadership experience in higher education enrollment management.
• Outstanding ability to create enrollment management paradigms utilizing metrics that are data-driven, statistically verified, and informed by best practices and the current admissions environment.
• Understanding of statistics, admissions requirements and procedures, school funding, technology systems/CRMs, and financial aid application processes.
• Knowledge of ethical and legal financial aid award practices and models that result in successful enrollment, and that also comply with all institution, state, and federal policies.
• Excellent marketing, communication, and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
• Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with admission staff, faculty, staff, students, families, alumni, high schools, community colleges, community groups, and admission volunteers.
• Self-motivation and the desire for excellence and achievement.
• Superior organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
• Facilitation with online, hybrid, and traditional methods of education delivery and open to creative new options.

Additional information is available in the search profile available at:

How to Apply

Marshall University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

[email protected]

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Thursday, February 23, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and Chris Butler. To learn more about Marshall University, prospective candidates and nominators are encouraged to visit the university's website at

Marshall University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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