Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (Hammond, IN, US)

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN - Sep 02, 2022


Job Summary   Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located just southeast of Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs position.

As the chief enrollment and student affairs officer, the vice chancellor provides leadership, vision and coordination for a comprehensive enrollment and student support strategy that is consistent with the goals, mission, and resources of Purdue University Northwest.

  The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs:   Reporting to the chancellor, the vice chancellor advises the chancellor and university leadership on matters pertaining to the attraction, retention, and student success within the university’s enrollment.

The vice chancellor is responsible for meeting comprehensive enrollment goals and maintaining a favorable student experience.

The vice chancellor has 130 full-time staff across a broad range of offices and programs, including: Admissions Financial Aid and Scholarships Reporting and Operational Intelligence Welcome Centers The Registrar’s Office Housing and Residential Education Dean of Students Student Support & Advocacy and Student Conduct Student Life and Activities Student Organization & Leadership Development Student Government Counseling Center Disabilities Center TRIO/EOP programs (which include the Ronald E.

McNair Baccalaureate Program, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, College Bound, and 21st Century Scholars Program) Veterans services Education   Master’s degree is required; doctoral degree preferred.

Qualifications   The vice chancellor ensures divisional compliance with institutional mission, vision, and values; utilizes ongoing assessment plans and data to create, enhance, and modify strategies, initiatives and programming to meet enrollment goals and to fit the needs of the student body; engages in a strategic planning process that supports an environment of leadership, teamwork, and professional responsibility; maintains effective lines of communication within the division and externally; and serves as a strong advocate for the needs of students.

  The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications: A Master’s degree is required; doctoral degree preferred.

Demonstrated experience creating, implementing, and assessing strategies to recruit, enroll, retain, engage and develop students.

A demonstrated track record of success and expertise in enrollment management.

Experience in student affairs and evidence of a student-centered approach to decision making.

The ability to lead a large and diverse team within the division and effectively manage University resources.

The ability to use data appropriately to inform decision-making and strategy.

Knowledge of best practices in enrollment management and in student affairs.

An understanding of the changing landscape of higher education and the ability to shape a vision for how PNW can continue to positively impact the students and community it serves.

Demonstrated experience in using technology to implement best practices in enrollment management and to improve student retention, engagement and success.

Experience with change management as related to continuously improving business processes.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong data and technology skills, integrity, ability to motivate staff and to foster collaboration across diverse groups of constituents.

Excellent interpersonal, management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

A high degree of understanding of the complex facets of enrollment, including recruitment, strategic awarding of financial aid and merit based scholarships, student and family communication strategies, retention and course and academic planning.Demonstrated commitment to understanding and embracing PNW’s mission and commitment to supporting success for underrepresented students.

Demonstrated commitment to understanding and embracing PNW’s mission and commitment to supporting success for underrepresented students.

Experience working at a complex, public university, be forward thinking, and able to anticipate and effectively respond to all matters that influence enrollment management, retention and student success.

Nomination and Application Process   Review of candidates will begin January 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Priority consideration will be given to those who apply early.

Interested candidates should apply for this position online via the Williams & Company website at: Requested application materials include a letter of interest and a current resume.

Confidential inquiries and/or nominations may be directed to Martha H.

Smiles at: or (802) 497-0151.

  Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

FLSA Status Exempt


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