Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Relations

Meckling, Clay County / Vermillion, Clay County
Mar 27, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs


University of South Dakota

Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Relations


The Position

The University of South Dakota (USD) seeks to fill the position of Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Relations. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating enrollment and marketing plans. Working with campus leaders, the Vice President will work toward enrollment and retention goals; in addition, he/she will seek and direct branding opportunities associated with USD’s designation as a Division I institution. Responsibilities include direct supervision of the Dean of Enrollment, the Director of Financial Aid, and the Director of Marketing and Communications, along with authority over their staff of 45 professionals.



A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required, with a graduate degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and experience in the full range of enrollment management and integrated marketing responsibilities; an effective leadership and management style; an understanding of the use of data in planning and decision-making; knowledge of best practices in enrollment management and marketing; and, effective oral and written communication skills. Also desired is an understanding of current trends in higher education and a strong commitment to the values found in a public, liberal arts university.



The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive liberal arts research university with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. It has a favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 and a strong tradition of mentoring. Located in Vermillion, SD, on the bluffs of the Missouri River, USD is the state''s flagship institution. As the public liberal arts university, it provides a vibrant setting for artistry, discovery and innovation; as a research university, it offers a wide range of graduate and professional degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Beacom School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, and Sanford School of Medicine. USD was named as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2013 Princeton Review’s Best 377 Colleges.

The campus is the attractive centerpiece of the community of Vermillion, resting on 321 acres and housing more than $100 million in recently completed capital projects. The state of South Dakota topped the CNBC list for business in 2013 as a result of rankings on the economy, quality of life, cost of doing business, and cost of living.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications begins May 2, 2014. Interested candidates should apply for this position online via the Williams & Company website at: Confidential inquiries and/or nominations may be directed to Martha H. Smiles at: or (860) 245-2578.

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University of South Dakota is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.