Executive Director and Assistant Provost of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy
Associate Provost for Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Initiatives
The Executive Director (ED) and Assistant Provost of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy provides strategic and operational direction for the Office of Admissions working closely with Michigan State University’s academic leadership team.
The ED will guide a next-generation enrollment strategy using advanced analytic's and leading technologies to transform Michigan State into a leader in admissions, recruitment, and student transitions. The ED is charged with building an enrollment strategy that accounts for the changing higher education landscape and demographics in the State of Michigan, and demonstrating a sustained commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The ED provides guidance in developing recruitment materials, strategy, and outreach activities to meet the established goals. The ED will work collaboratively with key constituencies to develop a comprehensive recruitment and admission plan and will ensure enrollment management plans are consistent with the University’s recruitment, retention, and graduation goals. This individual provides leadership in developing multi-year enrollment goals for the University based on strategic analysis of market research, program-specific and institutional capacity, and resources. The ED assists and leads in relevant outcomes-driven assessment efforts and provides reports on enrollment strategy effectiveness. The ED is also responsible for supplying direction for the graduate and international admissions processes.
Overseeing/managing the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies for multiple audiences (e.g., prospective students/families, campus constituencies, broader community), as well as overseeing/managing the development of multi-medium platforms (e.g., high-impact print, digital and social-media, website) for recruitment, enrollment, and marketing activities.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Terminal degree preferred;
At least 5 years of experience with a nationwide and global recruiting footprint;
Record of successful outcomes in the development and achievement of enrollment goals or commensurate experience;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Demonstrated evidence of building successful teams and working collaboratively with other leaders;
Evidence of strategic planning;
National leadership/engagement in enrollment management and higher education issues.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work with campus stakeholders to appropriately align recruitment and enrollment strategies with needs of academic and support units;
Advanced skills in data analytic's and ability to understand and use data to drive planning and decision-making;
Understanding of student success predictors utilized in admissions decisions;
Ability to understand and successfully use complex student information systems, CRM systems (TargetX and Salesforce preferred), and to use those systems effectively in a management capacity;
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Required Application Materials
Harris Search Associates is assisting MSU for this search. Please send your application to the address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details. Only applications submitted through the search firm will be considered for this position.
Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.
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