Job Description To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services reports directly to the president and is the chief student affairs officer and a member of the President's Cabinet. The VP, EMSS oversees programs and services related to creating a campus climate that promotes the academic achievement, student success and personal development of all students and fosters collaborative relationships among students, faculty and staff. Responsibilities include oversight of the enrollment management, advising, and student life departments. STRATEGIC RESPONSIBILITIES 1) Lead the planning, development and implementation of strategies and programs designed to manage enrollment and achieve greater student success, e.g., retention and completion. 2) Provide leadership and guidance for student centered approaches on campus, the delivery of student services and for student learning outside the classroom. Initiates student success and attainment objectives. 3) Help to establish Columbus State as the college of choice for high school students and adults in transition. 4) Develop a data-driven approach to enrollment planning, including a disciplined system of reporting, planning and decision-making. 5) Advocate and champion progressive and positive change through collaboration with faculty and staff across the College to identify and remove barriers that may impede students' academic success and goal attainment. 6) Lead long range planning, policy development and implementation and the general administration of student services, which includes enrollment services, advising and student life. 7) Coordinate student support services activities with the Senior VP of Academic Affairs. Keep the President and key administrative members informed on student issues and concerns. 8) Develop goals and strategies for accomplishing assigned responsibilities; actively participate in College strategy and planning processes, as well as establish personal professional development goals. OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1) Operational oversight for enrollment management, advising, student services, student conduct, student activities and student orientation. 2) Attend and/or chair College committees and maintain responsibility for being an active part of the campus community. 3) Participate in both the College and division budget planning, monitor division spending and approve expenditures according to annual spending plans and prepare budget reports as needed. 4) Conduct annual employee evaluations and recommend pay increases, promotions and other personnel actions. Approve leaves and approve overtime as appropriate. 5) Partner with and provide support to the human resources department in an effort to recruit, retain and develop diversified faculty, staff and administration. 6) Administer disciplinary actions upon approval and in collaboration with human resources, as needed. 7) Provide input into development of College policy and ensure implementation. 8) Maintain confidentiality of student records and other information. 9) Ensure compliance with diversity objectives and priorities of the College. 10) Serve as the resource responsible for assisting students in conflict resolution. 11) Supervise mentoring programs for assigned departments. Required education/experience Minimum qualifications for this position are an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate, as well as substantial experience with a proven track record of progressive career growth within an educational organization. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who also has a solid operational knowledge of, and demonstrated success in, managing student related services. The ability to innovate in the face of current issues and future trends facing higher education is critical. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Knowledge of: education; enrollment management; academic and student affairs; education administration; strategic insight into new and major trends in student life, student development; judicial affairs, legal issues and crisis/emergency management; laws and requirements affecting education; advanced management principles and practices; leadership; policy development and implementation; budget management and administration; organizational planning; Skill in: verbal/written communications and presentations; problem solving; operation of computer; solving organizational problems; managing multiple departments and functions from an executive level; managing multi-million dollar budget. Ability to: demonstrate effectiveness in enrollment management; manage the delivery of superior student services geared to the needs of the population; to motivate students toward their fullest intellectual, academic, and personal potential through forging vibrant partnerships and bridges across the college campus; work independently; be assertive; think analytically; develop and maintain partnerships with a broad array of internal and external college constituents, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and the public; a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to develop inclusive communities; apply advanced management and leadership principles to practical work situations; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand the issues facing today's college students; the ability to be innovative and incorporate best practices into student affairs programs and services; adaptability, flexibility, and a collegial and engaging interpersonal style. Preferred Qualifications Training/Certifications Required State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).