Vice President for Enrollment

University of North Texas in Texas

Deadline August 08, 2014
Date Posted July 9, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Since 1890, the University of North Texas (UNT) has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nations 24th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 diverse students while fueling the intellectual, economic, and cultural progress of one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing regions in the United States. A student-focused public research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT graduated 8,400 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 98 bachelors, 82 masters, and 36 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. The Universitys enrollment is about 80 percent undergraduate and 20 percent graduate students. UNT annually awards more than $320 million in financial aid, including more than $36 million in scholarships. About 78 percent of UNTs students receive financial aid and scholarships. As Dallas-Fort Worths largest and most comprehensive university, UNT is growing as an emerging nationally prominent research institution focused on providing the best undergraduate education.

The University of North Texas is seeking an energetic individual with demonstrable experience and cutting-edge proficiency in enrollment management to become the founding Vice President for Enrollment (VPE). The new Division of Enrollment is of strategic importance to the success of the University, and will afford the successful candidate an opportunity to build a complex, modern organization with the goals of improving the quality, quantity, and diversity of UNTs student population. The VPE also will be charged with maintaining strategic, sustainable enrollment growth. While the Division will be focused primarily on growing strong undergraduate enrollment and expanding the Universitys recruitment reach in Texas and nationally, the VPE also will work collaboratively with others to expand graduate and international student enrollment and improve overall student retention. The VPE will be a broadly collaborative partner to other members of the Presidents Cabinet, including leaders of the Divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and University Relations, Marketing and Communications, as well as other University units. The VPE will report to the President. The VPE will be responsible for developing and implementing the Universitys strategic enrollment plan and creating an effective enrollment management operation by providing leadership and oversight of talented teams in the existing departments of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The VPE will work with the President to identify other University units that might be integrated into the Division to create an effective, comprehensive enrollment management operation. This position also will be responsible for administrative oversight of functions in such areas as budget, personnel, policies and procedures, and new program development within the Division of Enrollment. The VPE will be charged with leveraging technology, such as customer relationship management software, and procedures to manage, improve, and facilitate successful enrollment management. Effectively leveraging technology includes, for example, developing a 360-degree view of prospective and accepted students, tracking interactions, deploying communications, managing data, providing excellent customer relations and service, and developing key performance indicators.

The successful candidate will have nine years of experience, a masters and/or doctoral degree, and demonstrated progressively responsible leadership and success in enrollment management. The candidate must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: strong understanding of how to employ technology and data to expand UNTs reach in Texas and nationally; demonstrated experience in successfully developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing strategies using a data-driven perspective; proven success in planning, implementing, and continuously improving a comprehensive enrollment management plan for a large public research university; knowledge of regulatory, professional, and ethical guidelines in enrollment management and financial aid and scholarships; strong understanding of how to leverage financial aid programs and scholarships to increase enrollment and retention; extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures related to enrollment management; demonstrated motivational and leadership skills in the supervision of large, diverse professional and support staff; experience recruiting students from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; commitment to diversity, collaborative environments, and teamwork; demonstrated initiative and productivity in a complex work environment; strong organizational, analytical, planning, and budgeting skills; strong presentation, problem-solving, and project management skills; ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations in speech and in writing; ability to lead and work independently; and the ability to foster a climate reinforcing the development and success of all students.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at ked@spelmanandjohnson.com.

SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group

University of North Texas Vice President for Enrollment

Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate

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