Assistant Vice President for Admissions

Assistant Vice President for Admissions

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of assistant vice president for admissions. Founded in 1871, West Chester is a public, regional, comprehensive university and one of the fourteen campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. WCU enrolls approximately 17,000 students, is supported by 983 full and part-time faculty, and is organized into five colleges and two schools: College of Arts and Humanities; College of Business and Public Management; College of Sciences and Mathematics; College of Education and Social Work; College of Health Sciences; School of Music; and, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The university is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia and strategically located in the center of the mid-Atlantic corridor between New York City and Washington, DC, with easy access to major cultural and commercial institutions and recreational activities. The university enjoys the benefits of both the rich cultural life of a major city and the charm of a thriving county seat.

Reporting to the associate provost for enrollment management and campus planning, the assistant vice president for admissions will be responsible for the strategic development, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of all university activities in student recruitment and enrollment. The assistant vice president for admissions serves as an important part of the enrollment management leadership team.

The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree, at least five (5) years of progressive enrollment/admission responsibilities, extensive leadership experience in admissions within an enrollment management partnership environment, and sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies, market research, social media, admissions, financial aid, and student information systems. Analytical ability as well as excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with faculty, students, alumni, and administrators across the entire university community are critical traits. An in-depth understanding of both undergraduate and graduate admissions and enrollment is preferred.

The search committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, applications and nominations should be provided before November 15, 2017. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Submission of materials as an MS Word attachment is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the university in the search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Asher, Partners

Ann Bailey, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272





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