Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

 

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an independent, residential, liberal arts university with approximately 1,600 students. Nestled between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, fun activities, and civic engagement opportunities.  IWU provides an exceptional educational experience and strives to build a campus environment that resembles the world that students will enter upon graduation. Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms, IWU creates a campus environment where students will engage with people from different backgrounds and encounter a plurality of experiences that will help them be prepared to navigate and lead in a changing workforce.

Under leadership of the Vice President, the AVP for Enrollment Management/Dean of Admissions provides dynamic, innovative, and collaborative leadership to the Office of Admissions in directing and strengthening undergraduate enrollment processes and in building new enrollment pipelines and territories.  The position collaborates with the VP for Enrollment Management to develop and implement the IWU comprehensive enrollment plan.  This is a full time, on-campus position. In addition to standard medical/dental/vision benefits, IWU also offers generous paid  time off, employer-paid disability and life insurance, and a substantial tuition benefit for full-time employees and their dependents. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop systemic best practices for enrolling and retaining undergraduate, transfer, and international populations; chair and manage the IWU Admissions committee
  • Implement full-cycle admissions and financial aid leveraging programs
  • Train, mentor, and manage Admissions staff; manage recruitment territories, search processes, and operations within Admissions. 
  • Manage Admissions operations, including ensuring timely and accurate data in Slate CMS; supports accurate and timely reporting; complete and evaluate recruitment funnel numbers, projections, conversions, travel and special programs
  • Perform final review of admissions applications and credential evaluation to ensure academic quality and AACRO standards
  • Apply merit based aid to admitted student packages

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with master’s degree preferred.  5-7 years of experience higher education enrollment management roles, with increasing responsibility. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully partner broadly with multiple constituents both on-campus and off; knowledge of enrollment management best practices, NACAC and AACRO guidelines, higher education administration, and understanding of databases; exceptionally strong communication skills (oral and written), strong organizational and collaboration skills.
  • Valid Driver's License

Application Information:

Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html.  Feel free to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   IWU is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. 

Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  

Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Email:  hr@iwu.edu
Fax:  309-556-1710

 

The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.  Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.

 

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at https://www.iwu.edu/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-policy.html.  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.