Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management (AVP)



Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management (AVP)

Wayne State University seeks an innovative and strategic enrollment management leader to serve as the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management (AVP). Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and in close partnership with Vice President for Academic Student Affairs and Global Engagement, the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management will develop systems and operations to advance the enrollment practices of Wayne State University in the context of a compelling and forward-thinking strategic plan at one of the nation's eminent research universities. Leading a team of approximately 60 staff, the AVP is responsible for the undergraduate admission and financial aid functions of the University. As a leader on campus, the AVP will shape policies and processes that will support the University's commitment to access and degree attainment for a diverse community of learners. The AVP will join a diverse university community with demonstrated commitment to student persistence and economic impact, as evidenced by its distinction as the number one university in Michigan for upward mobility for economically disadvantaged students and the doubling of graduation rates over the last decade, now exceeding 60 percent. The AVP will be a bold, highly adaptive, and innovative leader who will design, implement, and assess new enrollment strategies that will enhance enrollment in the context of a changing demographic in an urban university.

The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management will provide leadership to the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid. The AVP will closely partner with the Vice President of Academic Student Affairs and Global Engagement, with other areas within the Provost's Office, and with the Schools and Colleges to support the University's academic achievement, academic progress, student retention, and degree attainment goals. Working collaboratively with campus stakeholders, the AVP will bring strategic focus to increasing enrollment of first year and transfer students and will optimize financial aid to support access, diversity, and quality among the undergraduate student population in the landscape of an urban university.

The Associate Vice President will design and execute a comprehensive and highly sophisticated undergraduate enrollment management strategy that is data-driven, innovative, student-centered, and consistent with the goals, mission, and resources of Wayne State University. As the senior undergraduate enrollment officer, they will define admission and financial aid policies and processes that will attract quality candidates to the University. They will leverage data to develop a multi-faceted recruitment, financial aid, and marketing strategy that aligns Wayne State University with enrollment goals in the context of the evolving landscape of higher education. The AVP is a collaborative visionary who can identify opportunities and connect campus stakeholders from across functional areas to develop cohesive enrollment initiatives. In their capacity as a strategic thinker, the AVP will identify enrollment opportunities beyond the first-year student and develop coordinated enrollment activities to enhance the composition of the applicant pool.

A full position profile is available here.

Amy Sugin and Laura Bertonazzi ofKoya Partnershave been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here.All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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