Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Purdue University Calumet in Indiana

Date Posted April 23, 2012

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Purdue University Calumet, located in Hammond, Indiana, seeks an experienced and successful enrollment manager with a proven track record growing and shaping new undergraduate student enrollment using best practices in marketing, admissions, and financial aid.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services is a key member of the Enrollment Leadership Team and responsible for providing vision, strong leadership, and strategic direction to three direct reports and their staffs: the Director of Admissions, Director of Student Financial Services (financial aid and student accounts), and Registrar. This new position is responsible for leading the annual enrollment planning process to formulate and implement strategies that support the University's new undergraduate student enrollment goals. The AVC for Enrollment Services will assume a lead role in developing the University's multi-year strategic enrollment plan.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree or higher and seven or more years of experience successfully managing and mentoring staff, an understanding of higher education marketing and branding and how to build and shape an inquiry pool, experience selecting and implementing a CRM, preferably one that integrates with Banner, demonstrated success implementing best practices in student recruitment, and experience with using financial aid and scholarships to support new student enrollment goals. It is expected that the successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, use data and information effectively in planning and decision-making, and demonstrate a strong commitment to student diversity.

The ideal candidate will come prepared to serve as an agent for change in a complex organization that is part of the Purdue University System comprised of Purdue University in West Lafayette, two regional campuses in Hammond and Westville, and three campuses jointly operated by Purdue University and Indiana University. The director must work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and other administrators throughout the System. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and ability.

Purdue Calumet ( serves a diverse student population of approximately 9,800 students. More than half of the students enrolled receive some form of financial aid. The PUC campus is located three miles from the Illinois border and just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, affording easy access to the cultural, entertainment, and recreational opportunities offered by a world-class city and beautiful Lake Michigan. Its students are transformed by the University's commitment to experiential learning and by the relationships they form with caring and qualified faculty.


Review of online applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred online application date is May 25, 2012. Candidates are welcome to apply after that date, although your resume may or may not be reviewed depending on the outcome of the search. Interested candidates must complete an online application at and provide a current resume, a letter of application summarizing their qualifications and stating why they wish to be considered for the position, and contact information for three or more professional references. Purdue also offers a very generous benefit package that can be reviewed by visiting

Tom Williams of Williams & Company ( is assisting with this search. Candidates may contact him directly at or (303) 902-7250.

A check of criminal conviction and of motor vehicle records may be made for employment in this position.


Purdue University Calumet is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.