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Vice President for Enrollment Management

Earlham College
Richmond, Indiana

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Founded in 1847, Earlham College, a selective, private national liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, is seeking a proven Vice President for Enrollment Management. The successful candidate for this Vice Presidency will promote the culture and community that are distinctly Earlham and lead the efforts of enrolling bright and inquisitive students who are driven to make a difference in the world.



The Vice President for Enrollment Management will be a significant strategic partner on President Anne M. Houtman’s senior leadership team. The VPEM will be expected to embrace Earlham’s strong culture of global awareness and engagement, social justice, inclusion, and creating a passion for life-long learning, while contributing to ongoing planning and institutional growth. The new VPEM will provide dynamic management and oversight of the offices of admissions and financial aid, offering a strategy for balancing the recruitment of students poised to succeed at Earlham while maintaining a healthy net revenue stream. Guided by a comprehensive knowledge of national and international demographic trends, current admissions and financial aid practices, and a sophisticated understanding of data analytics, the VPEM will communicate with transparency and integrity, and work within the guidelines of consensus as it is practiced by the Earlham community. The VPEM should possess experience in the liberal arts and a strong understanding of the global impact of an Earlham education.  The vice president will also demonstrate a record of past success in higher education enrollment.


Entire Position Announcement:



NES, a national search firm specializing in enrollment management leadership positions, is assisting Earlham College in seeking their next Vice President of Enrollment Management. For more information or to nominate someone for this position, contact Robin Reynders (, Laura Robinson ( or Mary Napier ( for a confidential conversation. Interested candidates should submit a résumé along with a cover letter expressing interest in this position and explaining how, exactly, their experience and skills match the qualities outlined in this position announcement. Additionally, candidates should provide the names and contact information of five professional references; references will not be contacted without permission. All application materials should be submitted electronically to For best consideration, submit materials by June 22, 2023. The anticipated start date is Summer/Fall, 2023.


Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women.  Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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