University of Alabama — Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is in a unique and enviable position over the next ten years. As college admission weathers one of the toughest seasons ever, UA is poised for success. With regional recruiters spread across the country and a well-funded department, the Capstone is on an aggressive enrollment track. UA seeks a leader to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management who is driven and ready to grow a sustainable enrollment model that is the envy of higher education. Regarding this search, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Matthew McLendon said “We at the University of Alabama are looking for an individual with a recruitment mindset and extensive admission knowledge who is excited to work for a large institution with a national presence. I will ask this individual to understand and leverage our core strengths, bring new ideas to our recruitment activities, and be a hands-on leader for our admission staff.”

UA is located in the city of Tuscaloosa (, and is one of the nation's premier public universities offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study. UA's more than 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and staff. UA is one of the nation's fastest-growing flagship universities. UA currently enrolls more than 38,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and attracts more than half of its students from out of state. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 700 currently on campus. UA recently achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity (formerly R1) status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UA employs more than 2,011 faculty with thirty receiving the NSF's CAREER Award, the nation's most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences. UA was recognized in 2020 by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity, the only institution of higher education in the state of Alabama to receive the honor. Faculty members work closely with students, and many involve students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in basic and applied research.

In collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management leads the overall admission and recruitment areas and when needed will serve in the place of the Associate Vice President. This position is responsible for undergraduate admission including transfer and international, orientation, travel, and events. This position continuously refines the undergraduate recruitment, admission, and enrollment processes to ensure that these operations are efficient and customer-service orientated in order to meet enrollment goals. This position works in collaboration with other members of the Enrollment Management senior staff along with campus stakeholders toward achieving the University's enrollment goals. Extensive knowledge of admission practices including NACAC rules and policies as well as NCAA admission regulations is required.

The Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management should possess the following traits: A proven track record of success in managing admission staff and meeting enrollment targets; significant managerial experience within an admission office; proven success in working with families and students as they navigate the admission process, superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; expertise in facilitating organizational development and change; competency for analyzing enrollment-related data and assessing programming activities as part of a strategic enrollment planning initiative; an understanding of the innovative uses of technology in enrollment management; and experience working with diverse populations.

A Master's degree from an accredited institution; a history of substantial and progressively responsible professional-level experience in recruiting, admissions, and enrollment management; and experience in recruiting or admissions in a higher education environment is required.

Additional information about UA and the position is available in the search profile, located at:

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to: Best consideration will be given to applications received by October 30, 2020.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Ann Die Hasselmo at or Chris Butler at, consultants with Academic Search, Washington, D.C.

Further information about the University of Alabama is available at

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.