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vice president for student affairs and enrollment manangement

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, directly and through direct reports, will provide visionary and operational leadership for the division. The VP will work to effectively manage divisional changes to meet the university's growth objectives and strategic plan. The incumbent is expected to manage operations, set benchmarks, develop best practices, and measure progress towards strategic objectives employing empirical data. Moreover, the incumbent oversees the development and coordination of enrollment processes, extra/co-curricular campus initiatives, student judicial processes, student services and activities to promote the overall academic, personal and professional development and well-being of students. The Vice President will oversee the division's strategic planning process to attract, recruit, enroll and retain undergraduate and graduate students with the goal to increase overall student engagement, persistence and graduation rates. Further, the Vice President is expected to engage professional development and successful coach staff to meet benchmarks.

The successful candidate will have experience securing and managing grant funds, innovating leadership development programs for students and have the ability to communicate at all levels including with Trustees and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management includes Enrollment Management (including Financial Aid and Admissions), Campus Housing and Auxiliary Services, Student Activities, Judicial Affairs, Academic Success Center and Student Health Services.


Doctorate is required. The selected candidate must have at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in enrollment management and/or student affairs in higher education. Evidence of knowledge and/or experience in the areas of student development, financial aid, recruitment, retention, and enrollment management is required. Support of and demonstrated success within an environment where shared governance and shared decision-making is strongly preferred. Experience leading in a bargaining unit environment is preferred.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this complex and engaging position include Project management and staff supervision, Use of empirical data to demonstrate progress, Effective personal communication, Problem solving skills, Ability to build and form relationships to advance student learning and development, Ability to envision and lead change at an institution-wide level, Strategic human resources and staff development skills, Ability to creatively develop funding strategies, Ability to lead and build a diverse team that values inclusiveness, Leadership service with local, state, regional, and/or national professional organizations, Current knowledge of best practices, legal issues and trends in higher education, Ability to assess, evaluate and measure program outcomes, Enrollment management best practices for attracting, recruiting and retaining high performing and high risk students, Ability to effectively engage diverse stakeholders including students, staff, parents, agencies and executive leadership.


Please submit the following documents to HR@CHEYNEY.EDU
1. Resume/CV
2. Application Letter
3. Copy of Transcript for highest degree earned

1. Although not required with the application packet, please note that official transcripts supporting the highest level of education earned will be required at appointment.
2. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check per Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education policy.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Office of Human Resources - VPSA

1837 University Circle
P.O. Box 200
Cheyney, PA 19319-0200