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Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tuesday, December 18, 2012  
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Date Posted: 12/18/2012
Primary Category: Staff
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Master's
Experience Requirement: > 10 years
Description & Details

Rockford College ( is seeking nominations and applications for a Vice President of Enrollment Management (VPEM). Appointed by and reporting to the President, Dr. Robert Head, the Vice President serves as a member of the President’s Executive Council and is responsible for the College’s enrollment management program. This will include implementing a comprehensive admissions, financial aid, retention, athletic, and marketing program; and playing a key role in developing integrated strategies that will advance the mission and values of the institution. The Vice President collaboratively develops marketing strategies to achieve enrollment goals while providing an overall vision and leadership for the areas in which s/he manages.

Rockford College (founded 1847) is an independent, co-educational, liberal arts institution, located in Rockford, Illinois, about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The College offers over 80 majors, minors and concentrations, a return-to-college program in management studies, masters programs in business and teaching, and several community education programs. Rockford has been named a College with a Conscience and designated a Best in the Midwest college by the Princeton Review for nine years running. Rockford College strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society.

The new VPEM will supervise all areas under enrollment, including Undergraduate and International Admissions, Retention, Athletics, and Student Administrative Services (SAS), which includes registration and financial aid. These offices have more than twenty regular staff plus graduate assistants as well as the coaches of the varsity sports.

Rockford College seeks an individual with proven leadership experience working effectively in the liberal arts tradition in both professional and graduate programs. S/He should possess a master’s degree from an accredited college or university; a proven record of progressively responsible leadership and accountability in comprehensive enrollment management; exceptional communication skills; a practical and intellectual commitment to higher education; experience in the use of data and technology in the enrollment management process; and a commitment to working effectively with other administrators, staff, and faculty in communicating the mission of the college.

Rockford College seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our college community and is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply / Contact


Rockford College is being assisted by the search firm of Hyatt•Fennell. Submit nominations and application materials to: Cheryl Hyatt at Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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