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Assistant Vice President and Dean (Enrollment Management)

Job Description

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.


Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President & Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President and Dean (Enrollment Management) will collaborate across the college to ensure excellent, timely, and approachable student services and interactions, and develop, monitor, and act upon performance indicators of student recruitment, retention, and graduation. This individual will lead the design and execution of a systematic and evidence-based set of strategies and initiatives to enable SUNY Westchester Community College to target and grow its enrollments. This individual will develop, articulate, and implement a dynamic, forward-looking, metrics based, and comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan that aligns with the College's strategic initiatives ensuring a strong link between student demand and regional business/education needs. Specific areas of responsibilities include oversight over the following units: Enrollment Planning, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Records (including International Student Services).

This individual will have extensive experience working in student affairs, enrollment management, marketing, and/or related areas at an institution of higher education, preferably in administrative roles, have advanced knowledge of recruitment and retention strategies and initiatives, and a strong understanding of enrollment management best practices and emerging trends at community colleges. The Assistant Vice President and Dean (Enrollment Management) will have the following job functions and duties:

Recruitment, Retention& Enrollment Strategies:

  • Lead strategic enrollment planning responsible for creating enrollment goals and strategies for targeted student populations to advance institutional growth, diversity, and the college's mission of access.
  • Compile, analyze, interpret, and present data, in collaboration with Institutional Research, to monitor outcomes assessment of enrollment strategies, to guide future action to various constituencies including Deans, Vice Presidents, the President and the Board of Trustees.
  • Identify and recommend solutions to enrollment barriers, particularly where process reengineering and/or technology-enabled solutions can improve the student experience, student engagement, communications, and/or success initiatives.
  • In partnership with the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications and other cross-functional stakeholders, lead multi-channel annual marketing strategy planning and execution, ensuring that the WCC brand and its programs are powerfully brought to life across all major touchpoints, and to grow brand awareness, acquire new students, drive traffic-conversion, and deepen the emotional connection our students' experience with the college.
  • Develop recruitment and retention strategies with local high schools, business & industry partners, community-based organizations, area social services agencies, and other strategic sources.
  • Collaborate with academic and student services departments to develop strategies and initiatives that contribute to the retention of students using key metrics of fall to fall and fall to spring retention to measure effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs to ensure course offerings and scheduling meet current student and institutional needs.
  • Model and implement effective enrollment management strategies with employees in such areas as on-going professional development, mentoring and customer service awareness.

College Operations:

  • Serve as a member of a variety of college committees and task forces.
  • Ensure exemplary programs and initiatives are provided by direct report service units that meet unit mission/goals, current student needs and best practice trends.
  • Build and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with other College leadership, working collegially with the members of the President's cabinet, faculty, staff and others to develop and implement short- and long-term enrollment plans.
  • Serveas the primary liaison between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, including serving on the Academic Leadership Council.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging trends in student affairs and higher education, particularly as they relate to community college students.
  • Direct the activities of the Division of Student Affairs in the absence of the Vice President and Dean, at the request of the Vice President/Dean and/or President of the College.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs or a related field is required. Seven years of related experience, at least five years' experience working in student affairs/enrollment management in higher education, including three years in an administrative/supervisory position, is also required. The successful candidate must possess experience with enrollment management in a higher education setting, understanding of current philosophies and strategies, and commitment to a student learning-centered environment and a comprehensive community college mission.Knowledge and commitment to the goals and mission of the community college and evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students required, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. The demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse staff is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate is preferred.


Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS:The starting salary is $116,538. Excellent benefits include comprehensive health coverage, a choice of defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan, generous leave benefits, and access to tax shelter annuities and a deferred compensation plan.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information forthree professional references. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire.Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The priority deadline date isFebruary 3, 2023. The review of candidates will beginimmediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

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