Vice President for Admissions

Newton, Harvey County / North Newton, Harvey County
Apr 09, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Bethel College, in North Newton, Kansas, is seeking a purpose-driven professional for the position of Vice President for Admissions. THE COLLEGE: Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential, liberal arts college located in North Newton, Kansas. It is the oldest Mennonite college in North America, founded in 1887 for the advancement of postsecondary education in a Christian community. It is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel is a self-governing, independent legal corporation with close ties to its constituent churches and communities and was initially accredited in 1938 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. THE VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President for Admissions, reporting to the president, is a senior administrative officer and is an engaged member of the president’s cabinet. She or he will have specific responsibilities for leading and managing student recruitment in a way fully integrated with student life, academic program, business affairs, athletics, communications, and advancement. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • An undergraduate degree is required, with an advanced degree strongly preferred. • Knowledge of best practices in admissions and recruiting. • Demonstrated record of success in recruitment, admissions and other enrollment activities. • At least 5 years of management experience. • Demonstrated ability to set goals, monitor performance, and hold the team accountable for results. • Proven ability to motivate, influence and manage a diverse array of dedicated professionals, while emphasizing a high level of quality in all deliverables. • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence both internal and external. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: • Visionary leadership that generates credibility and support from a wide range of constituencies including staff, Board members and the senior team, as well as external stakeholders. • Established, broad-based business acumen in the following areas: recruitment, enrollment, marketing, promotions, and financial and budget management. • Flexible, adaptable and innovative with an ability to envision strategic opportunities in a complex and dynamic environment. • Confident while still very open to constructive suggestions (i.e., servant leadership). • Exemplary communication skills (written, verbal, listening) with demonstrated presentation abilities. • Dynamic, decisive, firm but fair manager who is noted for inclusiveness, consensus building, collaboration, facilitation and follow through. • Enthusiastic self-starter with a high level of energy, a results-oriented personality, and the poise and maturity appropriate for a senior level administrator. For more information about the Vice President for Admissions position and Bethel College, please review the Position Profile found at this website: NOMINATIONS and APPLICATIONS: EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Bethel College with its search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in confidence. Applications should include: • A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.) • A curriculum vitae/resume. • Contact information (email addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a direct report to the applicant, a second a colleague, and a third an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly. Important information: • Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. • All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to: Bethel is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Confidential inquiries, questions and nominations may be directed to: Ms. Jan M. Asnicar, Vice President Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates Office: 913.234.1561 Cell: 913.339.8928 Email: