Oregon State University — Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Oregon State University (OSU), an internationally recognized, innovative, and mission-driven land-grant and research university, seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Vice Provost for Enrollment Management (VPEM). 

It is an exciting time to join Oregon State University. The University continues to climb in excellence by keeping a clear focus on valuing student success, advancing and disseminating knowledge, and serving the people and state of Oregon and beyond. With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, exceptional Marine Studies research and teaching facilities in Newport, and a growing presence in Portland, OSU is one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant designations. It is also the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.

The VPEM will lead a new era of enrollment management at the University, bringing focus, vision, and coordinated strategy to recruiting, admitting, and retaining students. A highly visible and collaborative leader, the VPEM reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President and serves as a member of the Provost’s Senior Leadership Team. The VPEM will guide the University’s efforts to set and fulfill strategic enrollment goals, including identifying new and creative means to grow enrollment, harnessing data and technology, and providing access and care for students throughout their student career.

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader of people and programs with the creative vision, energy, integrity, and personal qualities and professional profile to inspire a dedicated team and garner the trust of colleagues across the University. The VPEM will demonstrate administrative ability and competence; proven experience in developing and executing a strategic enrollment plan; and exceptional technical skills including financial aid leveraging, data analysis, and systems utilization. A record of commitment to supporting a diverse and multicultural university and creating a civil and respectful environment that embraces all individuals is essential. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. For additional information, please go to www.wittkieffer.com.

The national executive search firm, Witt/Kieffer, has been retained to assist Oregon State University with this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document. To learn more about Oregon State University, visit https://oregonstate.edu/. 

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 22, 2018. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Oregon State University’s consultants, Lucy Leske, Amy Crutchfield and Pat Coleman at OSUVPEnrollment@wittkieffer.com. 

Oregon State University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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