Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Marietta College in its search for Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM).
For full consideration, please apply by October 19th.
Marietta College, a thriving and collegial liberal arts college set in a beautiful location, seeks a Vice President of Enrollment Management to continue their trajectory as an innovative and visionary institution with a deep understanding of trends, best practices, and data-driven approaches for strategic enrollment management. With new College leadership on the horizon and enrollment numbers steady, this is an exciting time to capitalize on several strategic initiatives that will move the community into the next phase of forward-thinking enrollment practices. This role offers an experienced enrollment leader the opportunity to mentor the next generation of enrollment professionals and inspire a new era of growth and sustainability in the Marietta community.
The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for all aspects of recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and enrollment planning. The ideal candidate will incorporate best practices into the College’s processes for recruitment, admission, and financial aid for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Goals include increasing undergraduate and graduate enrollment, meeting net tuition revenue objectives, and increasing the quality and diversity of the applicant and matriculant pools. The successful candidate will craft and implement a highly inclusive and effective institutional enrollment plan, while working collaboratively with colleagues across the College on student persistence initiatives. ???
Essential Functions of the Position:
Oversee all aspects of the enrollment management function. Develop a coordinated strategic plan with colleagues across the College to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student body. This plan should align with the values, vision, mission, and strategic goals of the College.
Establish and support the strategic direction, priorities and goals for the of the College and the enrollment management unit including making data-informed proposals and decisions, linking operational budgets and expenditures to measurable outcomes/productivity, and employing both traditional and contemporary tactics to achieve enrollment goals.
Collaborate with Communications and Marketing staff to develop a heightened awareness of Marietta College among prospective students through the optimal use of social and traditional media and expanded recruiting efforts into new or underrepresented regions.
Support efforts to enable effective institutional-level financial planning based on enrollment goals.
Ensure the delivery of quality, student-oriented and regulation compliant financial aid by developing and implementing efficient, effective, and integrated policies, procedures and systems that support student progress toward the degree.
Maintain and enhance a strong strategic and collaborative relationship with divisions across the College including academic affairs and athletics.
Continue to increase academic quality in the incoming classes; grow enrollment in specific undergraduate programs; grow geographic diversity; grow socio-economic and racial/ethnic diversity and manage the tuition discount rate to assure that the College meets its net tuition revenue goals.
Provide direction to and work productively with an outside partner as needed to model policy driven options on the use of financial aid in the recruitment process and ensure that the determination of an optimal model is incorporated into the proposed annual budget.
Coordinate with Academic Resource Center to create partnerships that result in improved student access and success.
Coordinate with the Vice President of Student Life to promote diversity and inclusiveness and support existing College programs designed to create a welcoming environment for everyone by expanding our recruiting efforts into new or underrepresented regions outside of our local area.
Provide leadership, oversight, and professional development to the admissions staff to enhance institutional effectiveness, including the use of assessment results and linking results to planning.
Ensure monitoring systems are in place to track compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations. Ensure all staff within applicable departments are properly trained and prepared to comply with relevant laws and regulations. Identify necessary training and provide/provide for ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
Work closely with the President and members of the President’s Cabinet to administer the College, including the establishment of policies, procedures, and practices. Work with the President, Cabinet and Planning Committee to assess current programs and functions and to plan future programs and functions.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated successful experience in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment and aid programs that serve the College’s strategic objectives and meet budget goals.
Proven success in planning and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management plan.
Ability to engage staff in building on past successes while fostering change.
Knowledge of best practice and contemporary trends in recruitment, retention, and financial aid.
A commitment to and appreciation of a residential liberal arts education and the ability to articulate its value.
Knowledge of NCAA Division III regulations, the recruitment of student athletes and the ability to work effectively with coaching staff.
A collaborative spirit coupled with a strong work ethic and a desire to be a visible and active member of the campus community.
Required Experience & Education:
Proven leadership and supervisory experience with a track record of success demonstrating the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the role.
Preferred Experience & Education:
A Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field is preferred.
About the Institution
For nearly two centuries, Marietta College has stood as the beacon on the hill for young adults seeking to better their lives and to turn their life's passions into actionable good in the world. One of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, Marietta offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs, including the best liberal arts-based Petroleum Engineering curriculum in the nation and an Education program that boasts a 100 percent job placement for its graduates. The College also offers graduate programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology and Athletic Training.
At Marietta, students learn from talented faculty members who are respected in their fields and wholly dedicated to teaching the next generation of leaders. These professors share their knowledge with students and challenge them to develop their skillsets through serious research, experiential opportunities, and internships. Every student completes Marietta's rigorous General Education Curriculum, which builds strong communication skills and exposes students to new ideas and interests.
Our varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III and against some of the best in the nation as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Marietta has won six national championships and 61 conference titles, including an OAC-record four consecutive men's basketball titles (2014-18).
More than 25,000 living members of The Long Blue Line proudly support their alma mater and help current students gain internships and connections into their chosen industries. This support, in addition to the vibrant growth on campus, is one of the reasons why The Chronicle of Higher Education named Marietta College one of the Great Colleges to Work For.
Marietta's timeless education began in 1797, when descendants of pioneers of the Northwest Territory established the Muskingum Academy. The institution was chartered in 1835 by the state of Ohio, making Marietta College one of 37 Revolutionary Colleges and home to the 16th oldest chapter of the most prestigious academic honorary, Phi Beta Kappa. From its earliest moments until well into the future, Marietta College cherishes its role in educating individuals and inspiring them to Bring Forth a Pioneer!
Living in the Area
With a population of 13,559, Marietta, OH offers a rich history and beautiful area with two rivers, parks, and a vibrant downtown always bustling with activity. Brick streets lined with lush hardwood trees and ornate Victorian homes make Marietta one of the most idyllic cities in the Midwest. National Geographic magazine named Marietta “One of the Best Places to Live” and “Best Adventure Town.” In 2019, the Travel Channel selected Marietta as the most charming small town in Ohio to visit. Described as beautiful and charming, the town offers something for everyone from the walkable downtown district with stores, boutiques, antique shops and galleries, as well as local restaurants, cozy cafes, historic theatres, and museums. Outdoor activities include hiking, cycling, boating, and kayaking. Marietta's cost of living is 22.7% lower than the U.S. average.
Marietta is part of a much larger Mid-Ohio Valley metropolitan area that includes nearby Parkersburg, West Virginia. This area sustains a combined population of around 133,000. Marietta is only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh.
For full consideration, please apply by October 19th.
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Institution’s EEO Statement
Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. The College seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Marietta College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.