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Vice President for Enrollment Development

Job no: 493248
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Administration, Admissions/Financial Aid/Records & Registration

Grand Valley State University seeks an outstanding enrollment management professional to join the Senior Leadership Team as Vice President for Enrollment Development. The Vice President for Enrollment Development is the chief enrollment and retention strategist for the University, providing expertise and leadership necessary to closely align strategic objectives in pursuit of the vision of the Board of Trustees, the President, and other Executive Officers.

The Vice President for Enrollment Development is a member of the University’s senior leadership team, underscoring the importance of innovative recruitment and retention for the long-term sustainability of the University. The Vice President will be a leader with exceptional experience in evidenced-based predictive analytics to utilize data more powerfully to elevate enrollment, retention and student lifecycle experience. The Vice President for Enrollment Development will also bring strong interpersonal and communication skills and the enthusiasm to partner with an engaged community, including the president, other executive officers and academic leadership, board of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and pre-college education partners to achieve GVSU’s enrollment and retention priorities. The successful candidate will have outstanding leadership and management skills; significant breadth and depth of experience in higher education enrollment management; experience in the effective use of financial aid funds; comfort, experience and familiarity with recruitment of international students, student-athletes, and graduate students; an innovative spirit; a willingness to take calculated risks based on sound research; a commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity; the ability to lead and manage large-scale, university-wide initiatives; demonstrated success in developing and deploying analytics and metrics-based enrollment systems, processes and technologies; and an ability to enter a university centered for students and proud of its high-touch environment.

The Vice President for Enrollment Development will report directly to President Philomena Mantella, GVSU’s fifth president since the founding of the institution Dr. Mantella brings a new and fresh vision for the University coupled with a deep understanding of the critical role that innovative strategies in enrollment management play in attaining the broad goals of the University.

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The application deadline for applicants to apply is November 26, 2019.

Grand Valley State University has engaged DHR Executive Search to lead the recruiting efforts for this important role. Questions, confidential inquiries and nominations can be directed to

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