Vice President and Dean of Enrollment

Vice President and Dean of Enrollment
Northwestern University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for vice president and dean of enrollment.

Northwestern is a comprehensive, AAU, global research university with a distinguished and distinctive interdisciplinary tradition. Reporting to the provost and as a member of a deeply collaborative academic affairs leadership team, the vice president will work with University leaders and others to expand Northwestern's impact through leadership of all aspects of undergraduate recruitment and selection and ensuring admission and financial aid policies and processes reflect University priorities.

This is a critical leadership position that offers the opportunity to influence the continued enrollment trajectory of a world-class university and the students it serves and to build on strengths that have attracted increasingly diverse classes of exceptionally talented students. The new vice president will provide ambitious, strategic leadership to Northwestern's outstanding admission and financial aid teams, building on current strengths and amplifying Northwestern's reach and impact. The vice president will develop and enact enrollment plans and policies that are inventive, analytically rigorous, technically sophisticated, and continuously assessed and refined, often in collaboration with senior colleagues from units and divisions that are impacted by these decisions. The University will also rely on the vice president to help it navigate the new and emerging complexities that significantly impact student enrollment.

The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking leader who cares deeply about students, demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and possesses an inclusive work style along with a generous outlook toward colleagues and peers. The new leader will bring a record of advancing diversity, access, and inclusion; the ability to manage a highly intricate set of annual enrollment goals; a desire to continuously improve upon every metric on the enrollment spectrum; and the intercultural fluency to engage diverse audiences from around the globe. Integrity, significant strategic and analytical capacity, and technological savvy are imperative. An advanced degree is strongly preferred.

Northwestern University has 12 schools and colleges integrated throughout three campuses - the primary campus in Evanston; the Chicago campus; and the campus situated in Doha, Qatar. Ranked in the top 10 among national universities by U.S. News and World Report , Northwestern has approximately 4,000 faculty, more than 12,000 staff, and more than 23,000 students, including approximately 8,800 undergraduates and more than 14,000 graduate and professional students. As a premier research university, sponsored research funding is core to achieving the institution's mission and impact. In 2022, Northwestern achieved a record high of $923.8 million and is on a clear trajectory to exceed $1 billion by the end of the year. Northwestern's endowment stands at approximately $14.4 billion, placing Northwestern among the best endowed institutions in the world.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile available on this page .

WittKieffer is assisting Northwestern University in this search. Candidate review has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be submitted as soon as possible.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal .

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Robin Mamlet and Ashlee Winters Musser

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency