The vision for the future for Georgian Court University includes substantial growth. The Vice President for Enrollment & Retention, as part of a broader effort, will be charged with assembling and leading an aggressive, goal-oriented team made up of several areas, Admissions, Registrar and Student Success & Retention, working together synergistically to develop and implement institutional plans to meet enrollment goals that lead to success of the University's long-term vision.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President Enrollment & Retention will take overall responsibility for the strategic development, implementation, and tracking of the University's activities in student recruitment, acquisition, enrollment and retention.
This position represents a key leadership opportunity as GCU continues to maintain a solid undergraduate enrollment and expand its graduate, online, and continuing education market enrollments. The Vice President will oversee the work with various departments and will serve on the President' senior Administrative Team while continuing to aid the University's commitment to quality education in a supportive environment.
This position requires both broad oversight as well as a hands-on management style, including a working knowledge of current best-practices in student recruitment, student retention, and strategic management of financial aid. Effective communication and networking skills are essential, and a proven track record of working effectively across departments throughout an institution would be considered a plus. Strong marketing sensibilities and the ability to work cross-departmentally with institutional advancement and marketing to develop and implement marketing plans for the University is essential.
This position is also responsible for designing and monitoring a comprehensive model of student advocacy, retention and family engagement efforts. Developing and supporting student ombudsman services for engaging families and improving retention. Managing student and family transitions into GCU from admission through the first year. Serves on the leadership team that gives direction to the integration of academic and student life.
Develop and implement an annual recruitment plan informed by data and encompassing of best practices in technology, campus-wide participation and information management, in collaboration with the other members of the university.
Leverage institutional, state and federal financial aid resources to achieve optimal entering and continuing enrollment of undergraduate and graduate students.
Develop and continuously improve enrollment services to provide students, their families and the GCU community the highest levels of efficiency, courtesy and professionalism.
Develop and achieve long-range recruitment targets in consultation with campus executive leadership.
Provide leadership, development and supervision for staff.
Demonstrate excellent understanding of marketing strategies in recruitment.
Form and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, students and staff, and with external constituencies.
Develop and manage the operating budget for recruitment and enrollment functions.
Leverage existing technology and implement emerging technologies to create and maintain the strongest possible market position and efficiency of enrollment services.
Stay abreast of best practices in enrollment management nationally and regionally, in particular among institutions of similar size and nature.
Develop interim semester enrollment opportunities which will enhance student ability to complete degree requirements in a timely fashion.
Create a student ombudsman structure to help advocate for student needs.
Develop a program of family engagement and communication.
Oversee Orientation and its connection to GEN101 including OL instructors.
Oversee aspects of student life in the absence of the Dean of Students.
Oversee early alert and probation student support.
Oversee SEVIS compliance.
Work with the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research to monitor retention efforts.
Troubleshoot problems and challenges relating to retention.
Engage the professional staff, department heads & deans in continuing retention efforts.
Engage the campus community in degree completion support opportunities for FTFT & transfer students.
Collaborate with appropriate campus departments and constituencies in support of student success
Demonstrate and support a strong commitment to diversity through recruitment and enrollment activities.
Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Serve as member of various college wide committees.
Represent the University to various organizations statewide and in the national level relating to admissions, enrollment and retention.
Experience in working with college students.
Knowledge of higher education retention research.
Demonstrated success in planning and implementing programs.
Ability to supervise department directors.
Excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Creative problem solving skills.
Success in working collaboratively.
Extensive leadership experience in college admissions and a sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies, market research, admissions, financial aid, and student information systems.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the values of the Sisters of Mercy: compassion, justice, integrity, service and respect.
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About Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum th...at is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.