Winston-Salem State University — Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Winston-Salem State University Invites Applicants for the next
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Enrollment Management

Founded in 1892, WSSU enjoys a distinguished reputation as a historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina that offers a rich curriculum rooted in a high-quality, liberal education. The University is dedicated to the development of students through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Winston-Salem State University contributes to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of the region, North Carolina and beyond. These values embody our motto, “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve.”

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an established history as a transformative historically Black college and university. In its new strategic plan, WSSU aspires to attract talented employees and students who are committed to excellence and community engagement, which yields significant academic and research productivity. These efforts drive economic impact and societal contributions in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, and they bolster WSSU’s value to the Piedmont Triad and the state of North Carolina. WSSU commits to cultivate a highly responsive work environment characterized by exemplary customer service, operational and organizational efficiency, and continuous improvement to better serve our constituents. A forward-thinking, experienced university human resource leader is critical to continued success at Winston-Salem State University.

Winston-Salem State University, located in the Piedmont Triad city of Winston-Salem and is located within short drives to Charlotte and Raleigh. Winston-Salem is known as the City of Arts and Innovation and is the home to five major universities and annually celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and events. With a population of approximately 250,000 residents, it is the fifth most populous city in North Carolina. In 2021, the city ranked No. 46 out of 150 cities on the “Best Places to Live” list from U.S. News & World Report.

About the Opportunity
Winston-Salem State University seeks serious applicants for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Services who will serve as Chief Enrollment Officer. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the AVC for Enrollment Management Services must provide strong leadership, strategic direction, and fiscal oversight for three units-Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. The AVC for Enrollment Management Services has principal responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan focused on recruitment, admissions, retention, and alignment of financial support to students that is consistent with the university’s strategic goals and direction. This position requires interaction and coordination with members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the Provost’s Senior Leadership team, the academic deans and academic department chairpersons, the University College, Student Affairs, and the Department of Athletics 

The Associate Vice Chancellor will:

  • Lead Enrollment Management Services in the execution of university strategic planning objectives, including each unit articulating a mission statement and Program Level Outcomes, as well as assessing progress toward these outcomes on an annual basis.
  • Create and execute, including evaluation and analysis with campus stakeholders, a data-informed institutional Strategic Enrollment Management Plan that shapes strategic enrollment goals, including targets for diversity and academic profile that produces a diverse, intellectually stimulating campus community.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for the organization, including summer school operations, perform periodic cost and productivity analyses, and provide data-informed decisions for allocating staff and financial resources to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility and leadership for the strategic management of the financial assistance programs, while advancing the university’s need for revenue growth and maintaining a commitment to helping students and families find ways to manage their investment In a WSSU education.
  • Develop and enhance valuable partnerships with external constituents to promote a culturally competent, culturally responsive, diverse, and inclusive campus environment.
  • As a member of a community of scholars and leaders at WSSU, the AVC must participate in university-wide and community-based committees, as well as in professional activities on local, regional, and national levels to serve as one of the primary “public faces” for WSSU, representing the institution enthusiastically, passionately, and eloquently.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education
A Master’s degree in a related field or a similar/equivalent program from a regionally accredited college or university.

Experience
Five (5) years of experience in a senior administrative and leadership position in Enrollment Management Services areas (e.g., admissions, financial aid, registrar’s office) at a four-year institution of higher education.

Other Demonstrated Competencies and Expertise
Experience in enterprise system software, enrollment management systems, and data-driven analyses of enrollment information for decision making.
Documented evidence of advocating for the unit with university leadership and establishing strategic connections across the university, as well as external to the university.
Demonstrated track record of successfully attracting and retaining qualified students to a four-year institution of higher education.
Demonstrated evidence working successfully with faculty and staff in divisions, units, and departments external to Enrollment Management Services.
An established record of setting priorities and allocating resources strategically and appropriately to achieve specific goals.
Evidence of providing responsive supervision of direct reports.
Demonstrated strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse staff within the unit while concurrently investing in their professional growth and development

Preferred Qualifications:
A doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate discipline from regionally accredited institution.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
Evidence of proficiency with various technological tools that impact student engagement, staff development, and business operations.
Experience as a leader with a collaborative and consultative style.
Evidence of leading and managing complex organizations in a high-demand, team-oriented environment with timelines and due dates.

To apply for the position:
Applications must be submitted via email to wssuexecutivesearch@northcarolina.edu. Applications should consist of the following: (1) a detailed cover letter addressing the expectations of the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae (CV); and (3) a list of three professional references (references will not be contacted until later stages of the search process and upon candidate notification). The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by July 11, 2022, will be given priority consideration. 

For confidential inquiries or to request a copy of the complete position profile, please contact the UNC System Office search consultant assisting the committee: Lynn Duffy, Sr AVP for Leadership Development & Talent Acquisition: lsduffy@northcarolina.edu. 919.962.3134

Winston-Salem State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in admissions and employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation according to state and federal laws.

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