Chief Enrollment Officer

Bryn Mawr, Delaware County
Jan 12, 2014
Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania seeks a Chief Enrollment Officer with an established record demonstrating strategic and visionary enrollment leadership, as well as one who holds a deep appreciation for the liberal arts and women’s education. The successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the nature of a nationally recognized women’s college and the challenges presented. With access to ample resources, the Chief Enrollment Officer will lead a performance-driven enrollment team accustomed to a culture of evidence and data-based decision-making, coupled with a holistic approach to admission decisions. Individuals who are attracted to a campus community with abundant, full-spectrum diversity will find this opportunity attractive and rewarding. The Chief Enrollment Officer reports to the President and supervises a staff of 37 in the offices of undergraduate and graduate admissions, student financial services, student administrative support and the registrar. This person will have important collaborative relationships with the Dean of the Undergraduate College, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research, and faculty and staff in advancing the College’s academic programs, enhancing marketing and communications messages and outreach, identifying emerging markets, supporting student development efforts, and projecting short-term and long-range enrollment and net tuition revenue. To read the detailed position profile, visit THE COLLEGE: Bryn Mawr College is one of the world's most distinguished and distinctive colleges. Every year 1,300 undergraduate women and 400 graduate students (both men and women) from around the world gather on the College's historic campus to study with leading scholars, conduct advanced research, and expand the boundaries of what is possible. Located in suburban Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr’s undergraduate college attracts women who share an intense intellectual commitment, a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Bryn Mawr is unique among American liberal arts colleges with its Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, among the first schools of social work in the nation, and its nationally-regarded graduate programs in arts and sciences. For more information about the College, visit OPPORTUNITIES AND PRIORITIES: There is a sense of optimism and possibility at Bryn Mawr College, which calls for an enrollment leader who is equally optimistic and forward-thinking and can see the College in its totality. The new enrollment leader must be a strong advocate of and articulate spokesperson for the role of women’s colleges in contemporary society, while recognizing that Bryn Mawr is more than a women’s college. She or he must think creatively and expansively about how to position the College in a competitive higher education market, including capitalizing on the advantages inherent in the solid, long-standing consortial relationships with Haverford, Swarthmore and University of Pennsylvania. The new Chief Enrollment Officer should have an understanding of the complexities of achieving an appropriate balance among issues of pricing, financial aid and net tuition revenue and be able to assess the effectiveness of current approaches. Bryn Mawr has a relatively new merit aid program and there exists a need to have nuanced and insightful conversations about financial aid and leveraging. QUALIFICATIONS: Bryn Mawr College is seeking candidates with a strong and impressive combination of skills and experiences, including: an awareness of market and societal trends affecting undergraduate and graduate enrollment at selective institutions; a keen understanding of the critical role that financial aid plays in an enrollment management program; excellent organizational and planning skills; success in working with domestic and international student recruitment markets; capable of advice and consent--knows when to compromise and when to push back; familiar with current technologies and trends; sophisticated understanding of data, research and information systems; intercultural sensitivity and a commitment to access, diversity, social justice; a good understanding of organizational behavior; exemplary communication and relationship-building skills. CAMPUS AND CITY: Stately stone buildings anchor the striking 135-acre Bryn Mawr campus, which is located on Philadelphia’s Main Line, a region known for rolling hills, majestic estates, and a remarkable collection of colleges and universities. The center of town—within walking distance from campus—includes restaurants and coffee shops, bookstores and clothing stores, cafés and a movie theatre. Bryn Mawr’s close proximity to Philadelphia--just twenty minutes away by commuter rail--provides ready access to a wealth of cultural, culinary, and recreational destinations. With a population of more than 1.5 million, and home to more than 250,000 college students, Philadelphia serves as a valuable resource to Bryn Mawr students, faculty and staff. Philadelphia also serves as a major transportation hub. Philadelphia International Airport, a 45-minute drive from campus, operates 600 flights daily. Amtrak offers Acela Express service to New York City (1 hr 20 minutes) and Washington, D.C. (1 hr and 40 minutes. Learn more at: TO APPLY: Lahti Search Consultants ( is assisting Bryn Mawr College with this search for a Chief Enrollment Officer. If you wish to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity or submit nominations, please contact Mary Napier, or Terry Lahti, Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled. If you wish to apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest electronically and in confidence, to: