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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

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Application deadline: May 8, 2020

Senior Consultant: Scott Flanagan

Consultant: Bethany Zecher Sutton

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Excelsior College seeks to fill the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.  Reporting directly to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President will join a leadership team dedicated to delivering on the mission, vision, and values of the institution.

Founded in 1971, Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit distance learning institution focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners. Nationally recognized as one of the pioneers in distance learning and the assessment of learning, Excelsior offers affordable higher education opportunities for individuals looking to complete their degree. With a diverse student body and a long history of educating first-generation college students, active-duty military personnel, and veterans, the Excelsior College community is strongly committed to its mission of supporting the academic success and personal growth of their students.

The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM) oversees execution of enrollment strategy and advises senior leadership regarding initiatives to guide revenue and enrollment goals. The AVPEM is a highly visible leader, facilitating both internal and external partnerships to ensure a consistent, proactive student experience.

The AVPEM leads the development and implementation of an enrollment management strategy in pursuit of the College’s goal of expanding the size and diversity of the student body. The AVPEM is responsible for ensuring that the budget, planning, and operational functions and services of the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, and Student Financial Services are managed in an integrated manner and as a part of a consistent, proactive, student/customer experience. As a highly relational leader, the AVPEM works closely with the Provost, School deans, the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support, the Associate Vice President for Student Success, and Faculty Program Directors to facilitate student recruitment, retention, and degree completion, particularly for underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications

An earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. A doctoral degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of seven years of higher education or higher education-related experience (preferably with at least some on-line instruction), with at least three years of leadership experience including supervisory and budget responsibility.

To Apply

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A full profile for the position is available under “Open Searches” at

To arrange a confidential conversation about this position, please contact the consultants conducting the search, Dr. Scott Flanagan and Ms. Bethany Zecher Sutton, by email ( and  or by phone (202-332-4049).

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by May 8, 2020 are assured full consideration. To apply, a candidate should submit a thoughtful letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda, the required qualifications and desired characteristics; a current, long-form resume or curriculum vitae (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments); and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge.

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Excelsior College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer committed to excellence and diversity that strives to enhance our ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff to increase our potential to serve a diverse student population.