Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. The position reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and is a key member of the Enrollment Management senior leadership team. The position is responsible for undergraduate outreach, recruitment, admission and scholarship of both first year and transfer students. This position works collaboratively across the enrollment management unit and with other areas on campus to develop enrollment strategies that are aligned with the university’s strategic objectives. Working in a team-oriented, customer service-focused environment, the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management will provide visionary leadership for the university in the area of recruitment and admissions and will be involved in decisions regarding the admissions budget and policies.
The ideal candidate should be familiar with the history, mission and vision of Xavier University of Louisiana; have the presence, interpersonal and communication skills to articulate the University’s attributes to prospective students, parents and other University stakeholders. The successful candidate should be a seasoned enrollment management professional who will combine visionary leadership with a proven record of success in recruiting and increasing the enrollment of talented students, establishing an effective recruitment plan, and building/maintaining a well-motivated and professional team. Experience with Banner student information system and Technolutions (Slate) CRM is highly desired.
The Assistant Vice President will develop proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to changing environments and trends in recruitment and admission of freshmen and transfer students; uses best-practices and current technological solutions to manage inquiry and applicant pools; utilizes appropriate social media tools to engage prospective, applicant and admitted students, maintain communication and manage yield while providing daily leadership and supervision of staff in the Office of Admissions. The Assistant Vice President will develop an aggressive recruitment program designed to attract and retain a diverse pool of freshmen and transfer students from traditional and non-traditional markets, supervising all admission’s procedures, and carrying out the academic policies of the institution. The Assistant Vice President, as part of the Enrollment Management team, will assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and retention model that supports retention and timely graduation. Duties will also consist of training and developing professional and support staff and promoting the role of admissions to the University community. The Assistant Vice President will work in tandem with the appropriate offices in developing promotional/marketing plans that support the academic mission of the institution related to undergraduate admissions.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and ten years of progressive experience in admissions administration. A Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience at the dean’s/director's level or equivalent is also preferred.
Xavier University of Louisiana offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package commensurate with experience and education.
Applications and nomination will be accepted until the position is filled; review and screening will begin March 1. Applications with a resume/curriculum vitae, statement of interest indicating how the candidate satisfies the position qualifications listed above, along with full contact information for three (3) professional references should be submitted.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Ten years of progressive leadership in Admissions with increasingly responsible experience to include highly effective interpersonal and communication skills with a strong team-orientation commitment, effective strategic planning experience, sound budget management, superior time management, personnel management and organizational skills. The candidate must be a strong supporter for the value a private, catholic education and experience will provide students as they pursue lifelong learning opportunities. Experience as a Dean, Director or Senior Associate Director is strongly preferred.
The candidate should have knowledge of and ability to administer the following:
- Ability to develop strategic recruitment and enrollment plans and procedures
- Prior experience in supervising professional staff
- Knowledge of student database systems such as BANNER and SIS PLUS
- Knowledge of CRM systems such as Technolutions (Slate) and Hobsons Connect
- Knowledge of institutional organization, policies, procedures, and administrative practices generally used in higher education
- Knowledge of federal regulations and new developments in Title programs
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff members
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is a Catholic and historically Black institution. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.