Vice President for Enrollment Management
Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut
|Deadline||May 08, 2017|
|Date Posted||April 11, 2017|
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Albertus Magnus College, in partnership with the national search firm of Scott Healy & Associates, announces a new search for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM). This position will report directly to the recently named 14th President of the College, Dr. Marc M. Camille, and will be a member of President Camille’s Administrative Council. Dr. Camille brings to his presidency at the College a twenty-eight year career in enrollment management and communications, defined by mission-driven successes at all enrollment levels. The new VPEM will have the opportunity to join Dr. Camille’s senior leadership team and provide visionary, cutting-edge oversight for the College’s student recruitment and retention efforts. The College is seeking experienced candidates who are proven leaders and have demonstrated records of enrollment management success, with a collaborative spirit in working across the institution to meet and exceed enrollment goals. A strategic thinker with operational expertise in a variety of enrollment areas, including recruitment, retention, marketing, and financial aid, will serve the College well.
The VPEM oversees and coordinates the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid and works in collaboration with the administration of the Professional and Graduate Studies division to achieve enrollment management goals. In addition, the VPEM will provide supervisory oversight for the College’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program. The Albertus Magnus College Falcons’ athletics program brings to life, through its coaches and student athletes, the school’s winning spirit and is defined by team and individual successes working within NCAA and College guidelines. The VPEM will have primary responsibilities to coordinate and direct the recruitment and retention efforts for all new students entering the College in undergraduate and graduate programs. The VPEM will work collaboratively with, and benefit from the support of, institutional marketing and communications personnel.
ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE:
The Mission Statement of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Albertus Magnus College, faithful to its Catholic heritage and the Judeo-Christian tradition, remains dedicated to providing an opportunity for learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and society.
The mission of Albertus Magnus College derives from the intellectual tradition of the Dominican Order, whose essential motto is the search for truth (“Veritas”). Reflective of the dedication and commitment to service of the College’s founder and sponsor—the Dominican Sisters of Peace—members of the Albertus community assume responsibility for the fulfillment of a particular service as an academic community. Principles that guide the College’s mission and purpose include the following:
- The College embraces the liberal arts tradition and is committed to a vibrant curriculum, including a general education program that is both scholarly and humanistically enlarging;
- The College encourages students to participate in academic internships, practica and relevant work experiences as preparation for meaningful careers;
- The College strives to bring together a richly diverse student body and cultivates an atmosphere of mutual respect and ethical behavior;
- The College fosters close, positive interaction between faculty and students, thereby offering broad opportunities for challenge and growth;
- The College provides an educational environment dedicated to enhancing each student’s development, both as an individual and as a member of society; and
- The College prepares students to become responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners, encouraging them to contribute to their communities and to become moral leaders in a complex world.
Today the College thrives as a diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,500 students in three distinct degree programs: traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate and master’s degrees. Since the early 1970s, Albertus has been a pioneer in the education of adults who seek to complete or begin a college degree. In 1985, the College admitted men to all programs. Albertus Magnus College welcomes veterans and their families, and participates fully in the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Through its liberal arts and professional educational offerings and its long-standing excellence in student-centered, values-based education, Albertus Magnus College is a shining example of modern day higher education, intentionally enrolling a student body that is strengthened by its inherent racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
The Albertus campus provides a distinctive environment for students, faculty and staff. The College’s 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance to downtown New Haven, is located in one of the city’s most distinguished residential neighborhoods, Prospect Hill, which features both early 20th-century mansions and modern architectural gems. On campus, mansions serve as residence halls and administrative offices. Numerous academic, student services and athletic buildings grace the campus, which serve as an attraction to prospective students. In addition, Albertus Magnus has a thriving presence in Hartford, via its East Hartford Learning Center, which will reopen this fall in new, cutting edge space.
An inclusive and student-centered community, the College serves approximately 500 full-time traditional undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 students enrolled in an array of online, graduate and accelerated degree programs. Students are supported by a caring faculty who understand the challenges students face as they juggle rigorous coursework, demanding jobs and family responsibilities.
The College’s diverse student body is currently drawn from eight states and two countries. Albertus employs 48 full-time and 79 part-time faculty members with a primary focus on teaching. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field. Albertus enjoys a 14:1 student to faculty ratio, along with the support of 130 administrators and staff, providing a highly individualized educational experience for every student.
The College’s commitment to student success is evident across all aspects of campus life. With a liberal arts and sciences curriculum at its core and a strong professional focus, Albertus delivers a network of relevant undergraduate and graduate programs, including more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations; six five-year bachelor’s to master’s programs; and ten graduate and professional degree programs.
- 180 students completed internships in the 2015–2016 academic year
- 93% of traditional undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid
- 170 undergraduate students participated on an athletic team during the 2015-2016 academic year
- 190 traditional undergraduate students live on campus
- 53% of students are enrolled in business or business-related programs
- Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
- High impact practices
- Service learning/experiential learning
- Faculty-mentored student research
- Field experiences
- Career services
- Student teaching
- Study abroad
Albertus offers a welcoming environment to veterans, and is a proud participant in the
Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. There are Veterans Centers on the New Haven and East Hartford campuses. The Albertus Student Veterans Association is an approved chapter of Student Veterans of America.
ATHLETICS AND STUDENT LIFE:
Athletics and student clubs are an integral part of campus life. Albertus is a member of NCAA Division III, and the Falcons compete in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Student athletes benefit from excellent facilities, including The Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center, which features a 25-yard pool, jacuzzi, racquetball courts, a dance/aerobics space, a fully-equipped workout room, a training room, and The Nest, the home court for Falcon’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The men’s basketball team has earned bids to the NCAA Division III March Madness basketball tournament seven times during the past ten years.
Students have opportunities to participate in any of the 19 existing clubs on campus, or start their own, based on their personal interests. For example, Albertus hosts an active Student Government Association, Student Alumni Association, Breakwater literary magazine, Dominican Team and Social Justice League. Students volunteer for food banks, engage with Unified Teams, serve with Dominican Volunteers USA, commit to the Alternative Spring Break Experience and have served with Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America and the Peace Corps.
THE GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY:
Albertus Magnus College is in New Haven, Connecticut, a coastal city located approximately halfway between New York City and Boston. With a population of nearly 130,000, New Haven is considered the cultural capital of the state: site of world-class theaters (Long Wharf, Yale Repertory and Shubert); the Yale Center for British Art; the Yale University Art Gallery; and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, now in its second decade, is an annual 15-day celebration of performing arts, lectures and conversations, attracting thousands of visitors each June. The city is also known for its wide variety of highly-rated restaurants. In addition to Albertus Magnus College, New Haven is the site of Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College; Quinnipiac University in Hamden and the University of New Haven in West Haven are nearby.
New Haven offers world renowned healthcare and research facilities including Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Yale School of Medicine, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and the Pfizer Clinical Research Unit, to name a few.
A transportation hub, New Haven is home to the historic Union Station serving Amtrak and Metro North rail service, and Tweed New Haven Airport is minutes from downtown.
Candidates for this position should have substantial experience with contemporary recruitment, data analysis, financial aid leveraging, marketing, retention and enrollment management practices. He/she should be an astute observer of local, regional, national, and global market trends in higher education. Experience with traditional recruitment of freshmen, transfer and international students should be the focus of application materials. Demonstrated experience recruiting students from diverse backgrounds is essential. The preferred candidate will be analytical, team-oriented and results-driven. Candidates must have strong leadership, communication, marketing, social media, planning and organizational skills. The Vice President should also be skilled at hiring, motivating and developing staff, fostering teamwork and managing change. Experience with non-traditional and graduate recruiting is preferred. An advanced degree is preferred, as is 10 or more years of significant experience with private, tuition-dependent institutions. An understanding of the mission, Catholic identity, and Dominican tradition of Albertus Magnus College and its unique culture and the ability to effectively communicate the value of the College will be expected. A candidate who is flexible, optimistic, responsive, agile and appropriately opportunistic, along with having the ability to foster support from faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and currently enrolled students, will be a good match for this position.
Albertus Magnus College has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the College community. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are invited and encouraged to consider this opportunity and to apply. A start date of July 3, 2017 or earlier is ideal.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS:
The educational consulting firm of Scott Healy & Associates has been hired to oversee the national search process.
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President Scott Healy & Associates firstname.lastname@example.org
Send all materials electronically to include: a cover letter outlining your complete history and experience in admissions, enrollment management and financial aid; a full and complete resume; and the names, affiliation, email and direct phone numbers of five (5) professional references to: Dr. Scott F. Healy, Search Consultant for the Vice President for Enrollment Management at email@example.com by the priority deadline of
May 8, 2017. Please refer all questions to Dr. Scott F. Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries, applications and nominations will be held in the strictest confidence.
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