Associate Vice President for Enrollment
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and External Relations, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Enrollment is responsible for developing and implementing the plans and supporting systems to identify, recruit and enroll prospective students in the College’s Undergraduate, Graduate, Adult, and Enterprise Partnership programs, including international student recruitment. The AVP will oversee the planning, administration and evaluation of recruitment, admission, and financial aid activities to meet goals for enrollment on a cohort and annual basis.
The AVP will establish assessment plans and objectives and in the areas of supervision that are consistent with overall goals, including analyzing information and data to formulate strategic enrollment initiatives and assess enrollment outcomes based on data, enrollment forecasting and effective practices. The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated and organized, and work collaboratively with the College community and partners to meet the enrollment goals for the College.
The AVP has the following specific responsibilities and duties:
- Develop and maintain strong understanding and knowledge of the complex enrollment portfolio of the College, its academic and student life programs, and policies in order to communicate accurate and current information to prospective students and families, and high school guidance counselors and community colleges.
- Provide leadership and directly oversee the offices of Admission and Financial Aid in executing annual enrollment plans and related marketing and recruitment activities, and is expected to incorporate higher education and strategic enrollment management best practices.
- In coordination with the Senior Vice President, define the recruitment territories, and oversee and approve the annual recruitment plans for each territory. Monitor and recommend refinement to the territory plans throughout the year to reach goals.
- Oversee the Admission Operations team efforts, ensuring the integrity of data processes within the Admission office and in coordination with Financial Aid, the Slate and Banner systems and external partnerships.
- Ensure the accuracy of applicant data and prospective student information in the College’s systems for recruitment and applicant records, ensuring proper documentation and tracking of progress through the recruitment cycle and sharing of information with other College offices as appropriate.
- Monitor and analyze recruitment and enrollment data from various admission and financial aid systems including Banner and Slate, as well as external partner sources, to assess progress against goals throughout the enrollment cycle. Provide routine update reports to the Senior Vice President and senior management.
- Responsible for overseeing the approved undergraduate admission selection and scholarship program processes for all prospective students. Guide and monitor the application review process and ensure the accurate and timely notification of admission decisions, financial aid awards and enrollment process information to prospective students. Oversee the recruitment efforts for special programs including the College’s Opportunity Programs and the Premier Scholarship Programs to meet enrollment goals for those programs.
- Provide leadership direction to the Director for Financial Aid in ensuring the effectiveness and accuracy of financial aid and scholarship administration, integrating financial aid systems and outreach into overall enrollment management strategies, consistent with annual plans and models. Work closely with the Director for Financial Aid in communicating accurate, timely financial aid information and procedures to prospective students and their families to assist them with the financing of their education.
- Work in partnership across divisions to improve the College’s ability to serve students with intention and excellence, and to ensure consistency with marketing and communication.
- Collaborate with the Senior Vice President and the Director for Public Relations and Marketing on the development of marketing materials, e-communication and direct marketing campaigns.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Directors for Undergraduate and Graduate and Adult Admission; Director for Financial Aid.
- Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Five to ten years of work experience in enrollment management with increasing responsibility, including three years of supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of marketing, recruiting, outreach, financial aid and scholarship administration as well as effective communication techniques.
- A record of accomplishment leading diverse teams to meet and exceed enrollment and retention goals.
- The ability to drive change in a complex environment, and to deliver results despite obstacles and challenges. The ability to develop and implement innovative recruitment models, enrollment management practices, which are informed by national best practices.
- Experience in enrollment services planning and data management required.
- Proficiency in the use of Banner, Slate, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- Preference given to individuals with strong background and understanding of international student enrollment processes and previous work with external enrollment partners.
Candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in higher education, an appreciation of liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition, and desire a work environment which demands flexibility, encourages creativity and collegiality while emphasizing accountability for meeting goals.
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu. All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.