Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) seeks an experienced enrollment professional for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (VPEM&SA) responsible to provide leadership, supervision, and direction for all programs in enrollment management, scholarships, financial aid, and student affairs.
The Position: Reporting to the President of the University and serving as a member of the President’s cabinet, the new Vice President will work with university leadership to achieve a strategic, student-centered approach to enrollment support of the University’s mission. The Vice President will work in collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to co-supervise and direct institutional retention and career success efforts. Collaboration with the entire campus on matters of marketing and strategic planning initiatives to enhance institutional image and outreach is required.
The University and the Whittier Community: Southern California University of Health Sciences is nestled in a quiet residential area of Whittier – and yet only minutes from a wide variety of dining, shopping, recreation and entertainment options. The campus sits on 38 acres, which has a combined total of 24 educational and support services buildings. The campus can adequately maintain an enrollment of 1,200-1,500 students. You’ll find plenty of open spaces — including The Glen, the focal point of our 38-acre tree-lined campus. Add our high-tech facilities — including a 12,000-square-foot health care center, complete anatomy lab, and learning resource center and you have a campus that’s unparalleled among West Coast chiropractic and acupuncture universities.
Convenient, peaceful, yet centrally located, Whittier is easily accessible along the 605 Freeway between the 60 and the 5 Freeways. On the edge of Orange County, Whittier is within a short distance of hundreds of Southern California attractions, as well as the Los Angeles, Orange County, Ontario, and Long Beach airports.
You’ll find an abundance of reasonably priced apartments and houses within a short driving — or even walking — distance of campus. Housing costs in Whittier are considerably less than most areas of Southern and Northern California.
You’ll feel right at home in a culturally diverse, physically active, and socially attuned Southern California community where what some consider the alternative is actually the mainstream.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in enrollment management, student personnel, higher education administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university. She or he must also possess the following qualifications: progressively responsible experience in enrollment management with preference given to applicants with senior-level experience; 7 to 10 years of progressive experience in admissions, financial aid, retention, student affairs, marketing, and management; knowledge of national trends and development of admissions, retention, and financial aid; experience in budget preparation and administration; excellent communication skills, analytical/technology skills synthesizing complex and diverse information, and interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Application Process: The University has retained the search firm of Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the search process. All applications and nominations will be sent to:
Scott Healy & Associates
Attn: Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Applicants must apply electronically via a word document. Submit a cover letter outlining experience and success in the areas listed above, a current resume, and a list of five professional references with their titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Applications received by March 1, 2013 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled. The University reserves the right to consider non-traditional applications for this position. Southern California University of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.