The University of Portland (UP) seeks a dynamic, inspiring, experienced, and entrepreneurial leader as its next Associate Provost for Admissions. Built upon an award-winning community of faculty teacher scholars and staff, the University is uniquely positioned for success in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We seek an ambitious leader to propel forward the work of our Admissions Office while maintaining the friendly, respectful, and professional culture that exists at UP. The University’s success stems from its mission to educate the hands, hearts and minds of our students in a strong intellectual and holistic environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick & vacation time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)
Or a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated, significant leadership experience in higher education admissions or enrollment management.
Able to articulate an understanding of the university mission and highlight its compatibility with personal professional values/ethos.
An understanding of U.S. higher education enrollment management trends and challenges.
Ability to research, analyze and make data-informed decisions that will result in the design and implementation of strategic and tactical recruitment and enrollment plans.
Can effectively communicate and develop the University of Portland “story” with our Marketing & Communication team that will lead to successful student recruitment.
Experience managing finances and budgets.
Ability to manage and work collaboratively with staff and leadership in a higher education setting that fosters an environment which acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences and successes.
A reputation for integrity and visionary leadership in a higher education setting.
Be both outward facing in advancing the University’s opportunities to connect with high schools and community colleges, and also highly collaborative within the University as recruitment enrollment management requires coordination and collaboration within UP.
Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.
Effective ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at level of sophistication required for the duties of the position, including, without limitation, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the internet, and computerized maintenance management systems.*
*All University of Portland positions require the ability to use and/or learn to use in a timely manner current or new technologies, software, and applications at level of proficiency and sophistication required for duties of the position. In most situations, the necessity of learning, using, and/or supporting new technologies, software, and/or applications does not change a job description nor make the position one that involves higher level duties.
About University of Portland
Since 1901, the University of Portland has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Catholic order of priests and brothers. The founder of the order, Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC, said, "The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” This commitment to educating the hands, heart, and mind are hallmarks of our belief in educating the whole person.
University of Portland is Oregon’s only comprehensive university with schools of business, education, engineering, nursing, a College of Arts and Sciences, and a graduate school. There are more than 40 undergraduate programs and 30 minors, as well as 18 graduate programs, and more than 1,300 courses. The University features small class settings (12:1 student-faculty ratio) and award-winning faculty.
At UP, immersive experiences allow for real-world work. Internships, clinical experiences, student teaching, practica, research, community service, integrated learning—these will make up a significant component of the education. UP graduates are creative, effective leaders and ethical decision makers sought by the nation's top companies and graduate schools.
The University of Portland is a thriving community of m...ore than 4,000 students, who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. UP sits on 150 acres nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River and downtown Portland, which is only a short distance away.