MidAmerica Nazarene University is seeking an innovative and strategic Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management with a proven track record to join the University’s leadership team. The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Enrollment Management is to lead the traditional enrollment management functions of the University. This will include all admissions functions, retention, and coordination with marketing and financial aid. This professional, in collaboration with University leadership, will develop the strategic and tactical enrollment management plan for the University. This position works closely and collaboratively with all University constituencies in the development and implementation of policies, practices, and strategies to promote traditional student recruitment and retention. This position reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment.
The AVP for Enrollment Management leads and supervises new traditional student recruiting activities that support the enrollment and retention of students. He or she is the chairperson of the University’s Registration and Orientation Operations Group (ROOG) for traditional enrollment.
The AVP is expected to lead the Office of Admissions, including supervision of staff, planning and managing of annual budgets, oversight of the recruitment, admission, and enrollment cycles of the University, and planning and implementation of annual operational plans. This professional will coordinate with the operation and management of the Office of Financial Aid Services enabling that office to operate in a manner consistent with the University’s overall enrollment management plan.
In collaboration with appropriate MidAmerica Nazarene University leaders and staff members, the AVP implements a comprehensive, multi-year enrollment plan, identifies annual enrollment goals for new and continuing students, and implements strategies to meet enrollment goals for new students. Strategies must include registration events and pre-enrollment operations that impact new and continuing students.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design, implement, and assess admission, retention, and marketing functions as they pertain to the initial and sustained enrollment of the University’s traditional undergraduate students.
Responsible for achieving enrollment headcount, quality, and net tuition revenue goals related to traditional-age new and returning students.
Professional development, supervision and assessment of the University’s enrollment management staff.
Provide to the larger university community information regarding national, regional, and institutional trends in undergraduate student enrollment.
Strive for positive and collegial public relations with the administration, staff, students, colleagues, the Church of the Nazarene, regional and local church leadership, and community constituents.
Maintain confidentiality in all areas assigned to this position.
Serve as enrollment management leader for undergraduate, traditional-age students, transfer and international students into traditional programs.
Develop, implement, and assess plans for the new, continued, and renewed enrollment of students.
Ensures that the University’s admission, retention, and marketing plans support the strategic goals of the University.
Responsible for ensuring that all professionals within Enrollment Management provide and maintain high quality support services for all constituent audiences to include prospective students, family members, enrolled students and family members, faculty, staff and other MNU community members.
Ensure that Policy and Procedure manuals are current and that all catalog and externally released information related to enrollment is accurate.
Monitor progress to goals within the areas of new student recruitment, net tuition revenue, and continuing student enrollments.
Oversight of all campus based events pertaining to traditional enrollment management
Develop and implement systems that ensure a smooth transition to MNU or in the case of enrolled students ensure a smooth transition from one term of enrollment to the next.
Facilitate training for Enrollment Management professionals.
Serve as the enrollment management professional on Board Committees and other committees as assigned.
Supervises the Director of External Relations, the Director of Retention, and Admissions Counselors.
A bachelor’s degree and five plus years of progressive enrollment management and/or admissions experience is required.
A master’s degree is preferred.
The AVP of Enrollment Management will have demonstrated leadership ability, a proven track record in college recruitment, thorough knowledge of enrollment trends and issues in higher education, and an understanding of financial aid strategies.
An innovative, strategic approach to recruitment, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency in technological support systems are vital.
Agreement with the mission and vision of MNU is required.
Demonstrate effective communication skills, written and verbal.
Willingness and ability to work with various constituent groups.
Ability to review and assess data and to use data to inform decisions.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Ability and experience to effectively utilize required technology tools including CRM.
Possess a successful work history, supported by references, in a work setting similar to the position for which the candidate is applying.
Demonstrate the ability to practice confidentiality with sensitive information.
The successful candidate will also be expected to be a person of Christian faith, demonstrate a commitment to the mission of MidAmerica Nazarene University, and evidence of collaborative servant leadership that is focused on team building.
Application: Upload a Cover letter, a Statement of Faith, and transcript copies when applying on-line at www/mnu.edu;job (select VIEW JOBS for job listing).
Statement of Faith: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two-page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University is located in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City area offers access to the arts, quality health care, excellence in education and more, and it does so with a lower cost of living and higher employment in an accessible metropolitan area. Olathe and the surrounding community is a distinctly livable area with a very high quality of life and an excellent place for families. See the Olathe City Chamber website for more information: http://www.olathe.org/living_in_olathe.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion,* age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.