Vice President for Enrollment Management

Posted:
December 9, 2021
Priority Deadline to Apply:
February 18, 2022
Institution:
Keystone College

Position Description

Keystone College, in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. This newly structured position reports directly to the President of the College. The Vice President serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development. The Vice President will be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the College’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the College in all areas of enrollment management.

The Vice President will oversee the Offices of Undergraduate, Graduate, and International Admissions, Marketing, Enrollment Processing and Operations, and Student Financial Aid. In addition, the VPEM will provide leadership oversight for the Department of Athletics.  Moreover, she/he will provide leadership in designing the College’s enrollment strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, while utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This is accomplished while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals and improving retention and graduation rates. The Vice President must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment ideas, marketing, financial aid leveraging, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match the College’s mission, resources, and market demand.

Qualifications

To be considered for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management, the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • 7-10 years of experience in enrollment management within higher education;
  • Master’s Degree;
  • Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
  • Experience providing financial aid leveraging and discounting initiatives in support of attracting, enrolling, and enhancing student persistence through to graduation;
  • Experience implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment plan;
  • Ability to work with faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together a College-wide enrollment management structure and environment.
  • Experience developing a CRM that is proactive and effective in establishing communication to all constituents;
  • Experience creating, executing, assessing, and evaluating an integrated strategic enrollment plan for the College that is based upon sound data-informed decisions and facilitating seamless transitions and high quality customer service throughout all enrollment management and marketing/communication operations;
  • Experience working closely with the Director of Athletics and coaches in setting enrollment targets for all sports teams;
  • An established leadership style that promotes shared decision-making, academic excellence, creativity, and innovation while providing a calm presence and a flexible approach to solving all enrollment challenges; and
  • Experience creating a work environment committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

About The Institution

Keystone College and the College Community:
Keystone College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located in La Plume, Pennsylvania, 15 miles west of Scranton. Founded in 1868, Keystone was the first institution of higher education in the region. Building upon this legacy, Keystone provides transformational educational experiences through interdisciplinary and integrated teaching, shared scholarship, internships, and co-curricular opportunities to allow graduates to become engaged citizens who are ready for graduate school and careers.

Keystone is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. Serving more than 1,300 students, Keystone offers more than 40 robust degree options, as well as accelerated certificate programs available to students via day, evening, summer, weekend, and online offerings. Keystone is a student-centered campus that includes a 170-acre Nature Preserve and the only Observatory in the region. Thirty-eight full-time and numerous part-time faculty members provide academically rigorous curricula that help to foster a global perspective on cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, and life-long learning. The College opens doors to rewarding careers (94% career placement rate) and have aligned career paths within the curriculum, thus highlighting the impact of liberal arts for career outcomes since so many of Keystone’s major offerings are pre-professional/professional.

Keystone contributes to the common good in the local community and the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Keystone has been named to the President’s Honor Role for Community Service, recognizing the 26,000 hours of community service performed each year by Keystone students, faculty, and staff. Keystone also plays a vital economic role, contributing approximately $13 million to the local and state economy each year. For more information about Keystone College, please explore www.keystone.edu

Application Process

Keystone College has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:

Dr. Scott F. Healy, Founder and Past President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com 

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:

  • Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
  • A complete and up-to-date Resume;
  • Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.

Applications submitted by February 18, 2022, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is May/June, 2022. The search will remain open until the position is filled.