University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for a visionary and inspiring leader to serve as the of Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services (AVP). The next AVP must be an experienced leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing university-wide enrollment management plans and student success initiatives supported by effective marketing and recruitment strategies.

The University
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new School of Medicine.

UNLV on the Move
For more than a decade, UNLV has pursued an ambitious and aggressive agenda aimed at firmly placing the University on a trajectory that would elevate the university’s teaching, research, and community impact and establish it as one of our nation’s distinguished universities. Recent accomplishments include achieving R1 status (seven years ahead of schedule), launching a new medical school, improving six-year graduation rates, building better student support systems, and establishing collaborations that position UNLV students to participate in projects with national and global impact.

To achieve its institutional goals and continue its upward progression, UNLV has recently recruited a talented and visionary group of leaders who along with the existing cadre of visionary administrators guided by Dr. Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs, are challenging conventional thinking and establishing a pathway for UNLV’s future growth, academic and research innovation, and student success. Although UNLV is in the process of recruiting new senior leaders, its trajectory will not change and all new administrators will be expected to make significant contributions toward advancing UNLV’s commitment to becoming a top 100 American research university.

The next Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services will join a team of passionate and accomplished leaders who are energized by what could be, embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, welcome challenges and enjoy the flexibility to chart their own course. There is no doubt the next Associate Vice President will have the opportunity to make a dramatic imprint on UNLV’s changing landscape.

Position Summary
The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) is responsible for providing leadership and vision for the comprehensive administration of functions and services related to the oversight of undergraduate enrollment growth and retention efforts at UNLV. The AVP is expected to provide management and budgetary oversight for the Office of the Registrar; Student Financial Aid and Scholarships; Undergraduate Admissions; Enterprise Application Services; Enrollment and Student Services Marketing and Communications; International Students and Scholars; and, Military and Veteran Services. The Enrollment and Student Services unit is comprised of 125 FTE and a budget of $15.5 million.

The Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services provides institutional leadership for undergraduate recruitment and enrollment management; serves as a member of the Student Affairs Vice President’s Council and the President’s and Provost’s Academic Council; serves as the primary liaison with internal and external constituents for issues related to access, admissions policies, and student financial aid and scholarship guidelines. The AVP is expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Student Affairs Council and advise the Vice President for Student Affairs on divisional, university, and external matters, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 
  • Ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in higher education administration including experience in higher education enrollment management; 
  • A minimum of five (5) years direct supervisory experience as a Director or above in enrollment services is required; 
  • Experience with the implementation of comprehensive college or university enrollment management plans with evidence of effectiveness in marketing and recruitment;
  • A clear understanding of enrollment management theory and practice;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of data-driven strategic plans; 
  • Ability to organize administrative units to maximize achievement of recruiting and enrollment goals; 
  • Demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Emy Pena, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA  90601
Refer to code “UNLV-AVPESS” in subject line

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.