- Robert Morris University
- Moon Township, PA
Robert Morris University (RMU), a nationally ranked, doctoral-granting university, seeks a nimble, creative and data-informed leader to serve as its next vice president, enrollment management.
Like Pittsburgh, the city in which it resides, Robert Morris University's story is one of transformation: transforming the lives of students and the region. RMU combines the best of a big research university and a small college, providing the education and experience that has helped strivers, drivers and doers launch great careers and great lives. RMU is big enough to matter, small enough to care®. RMU offers its approximately 4,200 students academic excellence with a professional focus through more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree and non-degree programs across four schools. Robert Morris University possesses nine program-related accreditations or designations in addition to its institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As RMU enters its second century, it aims to evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs of its students and the community.
Reporting to President Christopher B. Howard and serving on the President's Cabinet and RMU Leadership Council, the vice president, enrollment management will be an important thought partner as the university executes its strategic plan, RMU 100, which is built on the cornerstones of educational vitality buttressed by improving RMU’s market distinctiveness and financial sustainability. Through leadership of the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid, the vice president will lead a bold, innovative and data-informed strategy to achieve enrollment goals.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of balancing multiple, and sometimes complex, priorities including managing the discount rate, increasing net tuition revenue and enrolling a student body of the size, quality and diversity expected by the university. Experience leading undergraduate enrollment at a tuition-driven institution is highly desired; it will also be critical for the new leader to be able to consider aspects beyond traditional undergraduate enrollment in order for RMU to meet its goals. A highly collaborative, transparent, creative and nimble approach will be an essential asset to be an effective member of a deeply engaged senior leadership team committed to moving the enterprise forward. Equally critical, the new leader will greatly embrace the values of diversity, equity, access and inclusion with a proven record of helping to provide access to education to students from traditionally underserved populations.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, which can be found HERE. Professional references are not necessary at this time.
WittKieffer is assisting Robert Morris University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 12, 2020.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa, J.D., Christine Pendleton
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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