Loyola University New Orleans — Vice President for Enrollment Management

Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports to the President and provides dynamic, innovative, and collaborative leadership to the Offices of Admissions and Student Financial Services (Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Accounts) in directing and strengthening undergraduate enrollment processes, in supporting and enhancing existing graduate and continuing education processes, and in building and augmenting transfer and international processes. As a key member of the President’s senior team, the Vice President leads institutional conversations on how Loyola will best navigate the increasingly competitive higher education marketplace, promotes key institutional messages in speaking to internal and external audiences, and employs knowledge of best practices in engaging the entire campus community in embracing an enrollment-centered culture that promotes the Jesuit identity and mission of the campus. The Vice President provides the vision for enrollment operations and empowers the enrollment management team to assess and refine the strategy and tactics needed to achieve enrollment objectives in a rapidly-changing environment.

The Vice President leads the development and implementation of Loyola’s comprehensive enrollment plan; chairs an enrollment management steering committee to identify, implement, and improve programs and services; develops systemic best practices for enrolling undergraduate, graduate, transfer, continuing education, and international populations; works to diversify and solidify robust enrollment numbers and revenue streams; implements full-cycle admissions and financial aid leveraging programs, including delivery of institutional, federal, state, and private financial aid to meet enrollment goals; uses data-based analytics and market assessments to inform decision making; leads, supervises, and provides professional development for a diverse team of admissions and student financial services professionals; administers contemporary marketing, promotional, communication, and technology applications; and emphasizes innovative recruitment tactics to ensure growth-oriented enrollment trends. The position has a high public profile and requires the Vice President to partner broadly with academic affairs, student affairs, athletics, advancement, marketing and communication, information technology, alumni, regional and national high school counselors, community colleges, students and parents, and other stakeholder groups. The Vice President oversees 30 employees with four direct reports, and administers an annual administrative budget of approximately $3.5 million.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred); progressively significant experience in enrollment management; and demonstrated ability to strategically increase undergraduate enrollment. Successful candidates will also demonstrate knowledge of graduate, continuing education, international, and online enrollment practices/trends; experience in the design and implementation of admissions and enrollment management systems, data-based predictive modeling programs, student aid estimating, and student information systems; expertise in implementing strategies for marketing and outreach to new students, emphasizing historically productive locations while also developing new markets; and a successful record of administration including planning, budgeting, resource management, personnel management, and program development. The Vice President must have excellent interpersonal skills with strong written and oral communication abilities; the ability to develop a cohesive, collaborative, and high-functioning staff team; a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice; the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, staff, and administrators; and an understanding of national trends and current best practices in enrollment management.

Review of applications will begin March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Peter Rosenberg at pwr@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Loyola University New Orleans – Vice President for Enrollment Management
Peter Rosenberg, Senior Associate

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