Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience
After three record-breaking years of growing enrollment and increasing student diversity, selectivity, and retention, Nazareth College seeks a strategic, visionary, and student-centered leader to serve as Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience. This forward-thinking position — unusual among small colleges —provides the strategic vision and leadership for the College’s enrollment and student experience programs, ensuring an integrated and dynamic student experience from application through graduation. The Vice President reports to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth is a coeducational, independent institution serving 2,090 undergraduates and 722 graduate students on 150 scenic acres near Rochester, NY. The dynamic learning community educates students across an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, the liberal arts, and professional fields. The College is committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences that prepare students to live and work as world citizens, marked by strategic and purposeful integration of education in the liberal arts and sciences with professional studies, community engagement, and experiential learning opportunities, and development of a global perspective.
Providing executive leadership to a unit of 60 and partnering closely with the faculty and with the other members of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President is responsible for undergraduate and graduate enrollments, institutional revenue goals related to enrollment and residential room and board, financial aid, and all facets of the student experience including the teams and offices of Athletics (NCAA III), Residential Life, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Conduct, Student Wellness, and Title IX. In addition and in concert with the marketing department, the Vice President also provides leadership for the strategic marketing direction of the College.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in all the areas reporting to this post and will be a compelling advocate for undergraduate residential liberal arts, professional education, and graduate education. The Vice President will have strong communication skills – including strong listening skills – and the ability to make connections across the College to promote open dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of information. Considerable professional experience in enrollment, student development, or both is desired; an advanced degree is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available below by no later than October 10. Materials should be e-mailed to Nazareth College's consultants Robin Mamlet, Patricia Coleman, and B. Ann Wright at NazVPESE@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
Nazareth College embraces a society that is both diverse and inclusive, and values both respect for the person and freedom of speech. Respect for the dignity of all people is an essential part of the College's tradition, mission, and vision for the future as we advance a socially just and equitable community. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred, violence, and/or intolerance.
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