Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, welcomes applications for an experienced and inspiring Vice President of Enrollment Management to join our institutional leadership and campus community. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Enrollment Management is a dynamic visionary and a data-driven professional who leads all aspects of the enrollment enterprise, attracting, admitting, retaining, and graduating a diverse pool of domestic and international applicants.
- Embrace current methodologies and develop new initiatives for student recruitment while implementing a strategic plan for first-year and transfer student recruitment, as well as graduate student recruitment when authorized.
- Oversee outreach activities, customer relationship management systems, data management, financial aid planning and development, scholarship programs, and staff supervision, training, and development.
- Ensure all admission decisions are made in accordance with Kentucky Wesleyan College’s core principles and strategic objectives, maintaining professional communications with senior management as well as members of the faculty and staff to ensure optimal awarding and strategic leveraging of federal, state, and institutional dollars.
- Develop, implement, and manage programmatic marketing strategies that increase both the quantity and quality of new students and enhance the retention of undergraduate students at the College.
- Direct the undergraduate application process, from cultivation, to evaluation, to decision-making, to final file reconciliation all the while ensuring optimal data management practices.
- Coordinate retention efforts in collaboration with the College’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Utilize current technology resources and adopt new systems in service to strategic objectives.
- Coordinate and supervise activities and processes related to the awarding of student financial aid.
- Ten years of professional experience in enrollment management (including recruitment, admissions, financial aid, retention, and student success). Experience in student affairs administration is desirable.
- Five years in a leadership role, including supervision/leadership of professional staff.
- Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or a related field. Terminal degree preferred.
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; a generous benefit time program; and tuition benefits. Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US Department of Education.
To apply, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Dr. Linda Keller, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. Review of application materials will begin September 19 and will continue until the position is filled.
An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the hired candidate, as will a background check. Incoming employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons is requested and approved. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan earned a #8 ranking in 2017 from U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional College in the South, along with a #3 ranking in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” which measures academic quality compared to cost of attendance.
Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. Classes have a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are charter members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference comprising teams from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees.
A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:
- We do everything with honor.
- We always support each other.
- We will compete with integrity.
- We love each other in Christ.
Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all members of our campus community. As part of our mission to prepare future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and physically, we strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all members of the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to exhibit an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences. We are committed to being a community that reflects the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our institution to actively create and maintain an inclusive learning and living environment that embraces diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and thought.
About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only available in larger cities. Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels, and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from throughout the region.
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About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, the college is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Approximately 850 students from 26 states and 7 countries are enrolled. A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:•We believe “doers” change the world, and we encourage our students to “do.”•We believe a strong spiritual foundation is the compass for greatness.•We believe the unity of co-curricular passions and academic pursuits molds the person.•We believe high character, integrity, love and competition with honor are the cornerstones of a rewarding life.Students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. Biology, business administration, communication arts, criminal justice, elementary education and exercise science are the most popular programs. Service learning is a key component of the academic experience.Classes have a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Fac...ulty members mentor and encourage their students in a close-knit campus community. A distinctive component of academic programs is the creation of personal development plans for each student, individualized roadmaps for each student’s college success and post-college goals.The college encourages scholarly research, and the Wesleyan Fellows program allows students to complete scholarly work with faculty in their discipline. Students have the opportunity for valuable internships. For example, some science students participate in internships at the Owensboro Cancer Research Program (affiliated with the University of Louisville and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville) and Kentucky Bioprocessing, a global leader in the production of plant-made pharmaceutical proteins.The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, wrestling, and track and field. Women compete in softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, track and field.About Owensboro, KentuckyLocated on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River, Owensboro is situated 32 miles from Evansville, Indiana; 109 miles from Louisville, Kentucky; and 123 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. The area offers transportation by highway, rail, river and air.The commonwealth’s fourth largest city, Owensboro is the industrial, medical, retail and cultural center of Western Kentucky. The Owensboro Medical Health System opened a new state-of-the-art hospital in 2013, which has been ranked in the nation’s top 5 percent for clinical excellence by Healthgrades for the last five years and most recently as one of the nation’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Downtown Owensboro is a premier destination which boasts the new Owensboro Convention Center, a 92,000 square foot multi-purpose facility on the banks of the Ohio River; the RiverPark Center, a world class entertainment venue; the International Bluegrass Music Museum, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, and Smothers Park, a stunning waterfront masterpiece with a waterfall, unique playground and fountains.