The George Washington University — Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success

The George Washington University (GW), a world-class research and teaching institution dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders, seeks an experienced, creative, and inspiring individual to serve as its next Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success.

GW is a destination campus for students and faculty from around the world. Envisioned by President George Washington as a university that would serve as an intellectual hub for the country and created by an act of Congress on February 9, 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. Approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 130 countries take advantage of an educational experience like no other. The University’s connections to the world’s most influential organizations and institutions, many of which are walking distance from campus, mean that a GW education is not limited to the classroom.

As GW approaches its bicentennial, the University is moving in a bold direction, securing its future as a comprehensive global research university. Within this context, a talented and accomplished enrollment professional has the opportunity to make a significant impact. Reporting to new Provost M. Brian Blake and serving on the University Leadership Council, the Vice Provost will oversee a broad portfolio comprised of Undergraduate Admissions; Graduate Enrollment; Student Financial Assistance; Student Success (which includes the Office of the Registrar, Enrollment Retention, and Summer and Non-Degree Programs); Student Systems, Services and Analytics; and University Career Services. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and strategic enrollment manager who will help the University manage future enrollment as part of GW’s strategy to enhance the overall student experience. Political acumen, exceptional communication skills, the ability to embrace and bring about change, and strategic expertise in data analytics will be important assets to forge collaborative partnerships across the University. A record of attracting a diverse student body in all its forms, capacity for embedding enrollment and student success priorities within institutional values and aspirations, and a commitment to always keeping student welfare at the forefront are essential for the new leader.

It is an exciting time to be at GW. Nestled between the White House and the Kennedy Center, GW is immersed in the community and the buzz of D.C. life. GW features 70 community-engaged scholarship courses and last year, the GW community logged 703,331 hours of community service. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Elena Kagan, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor have all presided over constitutional law moot court sessions. More information about GW may be found at www.gwu.edu/. 

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include — as two separate attachments — a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com.

WittKieffer is assisting The George Washington University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 26, 2020. 

Applications should be submitted to https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/74485.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa, J.D., and Ashlee Winters at GW_VPESS@wittkieffer.com. 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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