Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Academic Support

The New Jersey Institute of Technology in New Jersey

Date Posted August 11, 2014

Newark, New Jersey


Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Academic Support


New Jersey Institute of Technology, the public science and technology university of the state of New Jersey, seeks a highly accomplished and innovative associate vice president for enrollment management and academic support. This new position is designed to provide comprehensive oversight and strategic direction to the areas of admission, financial aid, registration and academic support services and resources.


The Associate Vice President will report to Charles J. Fey, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic Support and Student Affairs who joined NJIT in 2012.


The associate vice president is responsible for leading enrollment initiatives (including student retention) and for the implementation of the University's Strategic Enrollment Management Plan 2015-2020. As part of Vice President Fey's senior leadership team, the successful candidate will play a major role in implementing a comprehensive strategy for student success from pre-enrollment through graduation. A team of senior faculty and administrators recently completed phase one of the strategic plan which outlines the Institute's approach to enrollment for 2015-2020, the details of which will be made available to finalists for the position. The associate vice president oversees a full-time staff of 120.


The new associate vice president will bring proven success in leading an ambitious enrollment program with vision, energy, and strong managerial and entrepreneurial acumen, and the personal qualities to support the development of a high-quality, evidence-based enrollment program for a global university. Specific success in growing an international recruitment program is a critical skill that the successful candidate will bring to the campus and to the success of the strategic enrollment plan.


The AVP will have experience in student support areas, and will bring together the team charged with the delivery and assessment of all aspects of advising, academic support services, and the Institute's EOP and Pre-College programs. The AVP will lead the staffs responsible for learning assistance, first-year programs, and for a growing program of learning communities. The AVP will consult freely with faculty and recognize the important role of faculty engagement in the admission process. For a talented, strategic, and analytically sophisticated professional, this is a transformational position in which he or she will be centrally involved in the next phase of development for the Institute. NJIT expects that the AVP will create new links and partnerships with the enrollment and academic support functions and provide leadership for consistent institutional success in envisioning, planning for, recruiting, admitting, and graduating an increasingly talented and diverse student body.


The associate vice president should have an appropriate advanced degree (doctorate preferred); a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience; the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; exceptional analytic strength; strong administrative, financial management/budgeting, planning, and problem-solving skills; working knowledge of current academic and enrollment issues globally and nationally; experience in a culturally rich environment; and a strong commitment to working closely with faculty in providing excellent service to multiple and diverse constituents.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in mid-September and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 10, 2014. Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the New Jersey Institute of Technology consultant Sheila Murphy at AVPNJIT@wittkieffer.com. The consultant can be reached by telephone through Becky Espinoza at 630-575-6134.



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