Vice President for Enrollment Management

WHO WE ARE

The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs. Shared values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM) reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet and executive leadership team. The VPEM is responsible for leading strategic enrollment planning and meeting enrollment goals across all programs for both School of Liberal Arts (SLAS) and School of Health Professions (SHP) and oversees recruitment and admissions, and financial aid. The VPEM will execute an enrollment strategy that is progressive, data informed, goals oriented, continuously assessed and amended as needed. They are specifically responsible for undergraduate and graduate admissions strategies and programming that supports the University’s goals for residential and off-campus operations, revenue targets and financial aid.  The VPEM collaborates with University leadership, faculty, staff, students and consultant partners to promote and position the University of Providence in accordance with the University’s strategic plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Embrace and help articulate the University’s mission and brand identity in a way that is compelling to prospective students.
  • Develop and implement an enrollment strategy which supports and advances the vision and goals of the University including: execution of an annual and multi-year comprehensive enrollment plan with defined goals and strategies to recruit, enroll and retain undergraduate, transfer, graduate, international, executive and online students.
  • Shape and direct enrollment strategy to fulfill institutional mission, academic standards of excellence and financial objectives.
  • Lead, inspire, supervise, hire and evaluate the members of the Enrollment Management team. Create a collaborative work environment and empower the division to exceed expectations.
  • In collaboration with the Enrollment Management team, develop and manage the annual operational budget.
  • Plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and report on specific programs, services and functions designed to meet the University’s objectives related to enrollment management and the optimization of tuition revenue.
  • Lead development of annual recruitment plans in a data-driven context of budget parameters, market trends, demographic and market conditions and institutional strengths.
  • Collaborate with the University Marketing and Communications team to ensure development and implementation of an innovative marketing and communications strategy to attract and cultivate prospects, inquiries, applicants, and admitted students.
  • Develop and manage a pricing and financial aid strategy that addresses affordability, mission commitments and net revenue goals.
  • Collaborate with the President’s Cabinet and Finance leaders on annual and longer range budget planning including modeling and projecting enrollment results, net tuition revenue, retention and financial aid discounting.
  • Oversee the organization and delivery of integrated student services including financial aid, admissions and enrollment in collaboration with the Registrar to provide efficient and effective service to students from prospects to alumni.
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with the campus community about enrollment practices, policies, goals and progress; help the campus community to understand and engage in the enrollment process and support enrollment success.
  • Collaborate in the development of an institutional retention plan and support its execution with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs leaders.
  • Serve on appropriate University-wide committees and task forces, as needed.
  • Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the University and PSJH mission and philosophy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least seven years of progressive leadership in higher education and at least five years in admissions and/or enrollment services.

Competencies

  • Deep understanding of academic standards, assessment of student readiness and best practices in university admissions.
  • Well-read on higher education issues and attuned to the changing landscape in the higher education sector.
  • Ability to establish creditability and confidence with stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Able to represent the University effectively in public.
  • Ability to define a bold vision, comprehensive enrollment strategy, and the leadership for attainment of the plan.
  • Competence in communicating, understanding and working effectively with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Managerial competence with student information database systems and client relationship management tools.
  • Superior collaboration and coordination skills with the ability to engage others at all levels through a democratic process, build consensus, while functioning as key decision maker.
  • Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding and inspires others to bring forth their best.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
  • Balances the Common Good with the needs of the most vulnerable in decision-making.
  • Delivers results by implementing with persistence, and follows through on both strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity while driving for results.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness, respect and honesty with others at all times.
  • Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively.
  • Provides superior customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer-focused intensity.
  • Handles conflict effectively.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.

 

 

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The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.