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Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services


Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services. The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Enrollment Services has leadership and managerial oversight and responsibility for Enrollment Services functions, including the Offices of Admissions, Registrar and Student Financial Aid. The AVP of Enrollment Services directly supervises the Director of Admissions, the Registrar, and the Director of Financial Aid, and reports directly to the President.


The AVP of Enrollment Services will provide leadership, direction, and coordination of all aspects of Enrollment Services within the context of the College’s strategic plan. The AVP will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures and for ensuring full compliance with all standards for all areas that report to them. The College has been awarded the highest level of accreditation: 10-year distinction of Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome by the American Osteopathic Associate Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations (COCA). This position will also oversee enrollment services for all future health science degree programs as part of the College’s strategic growth plan to expand into a health sciences university as part of its process to become institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The College has received Candidate Status with HLC.



  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of enrollment services in line with institutional goals, college policies, and professional standards.
  • Oversee the administration of and coordination among the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar, and between these offices and students, faculty, staff, and external parties including the military, scholarship entities, and the community.
  • Participate actively in the development and implementation of College-level student recruitment and retention goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for Enrollment Services, including both recruitment and enrollment of students.  Ensure that underlying plans for the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid are aligned and integrated as necessary with other departments.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of marketing plans.
  • Deliver exemplary, responsive service to both applicants and enrolled students; ensure that all communication with both applicants and students meets both internal and external requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure that institutional financial aid resources meet the needs of both new and continuing students and comply fully with external requirements including Title IV.
  • Ensure that all assigned operations, policies, and processes conform to governmental requirements, and the standards set forth by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and other accreditation or regulatory bodies.
  • Generate data and interpret statistical reports; monitor admissions and enrollment activity with the responsibility for achieving key metrics as identified by executive administration; provide operational reports and analyses as required.
  • Develop and monitor budgets within department.
  • Additional responsibilities assigned at the discretion of the President.



  • Master’s degree in a related discipline; EdD, PhD or other terminal degree preferred.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in delivery of higher education administrative enrollment services, with direct experience in admissions and experience in a Title IV institution highly preferred.
  • Three (3) years' higher education enrollment services supervisory experience, demonstrating accomplishment in leadership roles.
  • Data-driven with a strong emphasis and proven results in increasing student enrollment.
  • Working knowledge of Title IV, FERPA, Title IX, Clery, and ADA requirements, with the ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment with multiple competing tasks and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in participating on and/or leading student admissions committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience in the above areas obtained in a medical school or proprietary school setting is preferred.


About The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine:

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine educates a diverse osteopathic physician workforce committed to improving the quality and access to healthcare in underserved communities. The College has been awarded the highest level of accreditation: 10-year distinction of Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome by the American Osteopathic Associate Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations (COCA).


To understand Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is to understand our mission. It starts with the words, “Para la gente y el future,” meaning, “For the people and the future.” It is embedded deep within our foundation and these words guide us as we set forth to improve the health of the underserved communities and increase the diversity of the physician workforce. We seek students, team members and supporters who not only possess the required intellectual skills to succeed but, more importantly, those that possess a service-to-society mindset. Since welcoming its inaugural class in 2016, the College has grown to include Regional Academic Centers, a new Medical Education Center and Library, and an additional campus location in Melbourne, Florida, set for matriculation in July 2024.


Every year, the College welcomes students from across the country who share the College’s passion for aiding medically underserved communities. During their time as medical students, they develop a strong sense of belonging, cultivated by a uniquely supportive campus climate, and a practice of life-long learning, compassion, respect and excellence.


Check out the College’s viewbook.


About the Community:

Las Cruces, New Mexico, offers a world filled with natural wonder. Las Cruces is a vibrant city known for its stunning desert landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Nestled in the Mesilla Valley, it boasts spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and is renowned for its agricultural bounty. The picturesque Mesilla Plaza is filled with charming shops and eateries, and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking in the Organ Mountains and enjoying the scenic beauty of Dripping Springs Natural Area. With its blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm community spirit, Las Cruces offers a delightful experience for all who visit.


Application and Nomination Process:

All correspondence relating to the position of Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive search consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates


A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)


Applications received by July 1, 2024 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Burrell College would like to thank you for your interest in joining our team. Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.


The College does not discriminate in the conduct of its academic programs based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, marital or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admission, or employment policies and practices. The College further extends its non-discrimination policies to such other protected classes as may be identified and defined by statute.

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