Vice President for Student Success and Engagement
Company: Marymount Manhattan College
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), on New York's Upper East Side,
seeks a visionary, collaborative, and student-centered leader to
become its next Vice President for Student Success and Engagement
(VPSSE). The VPSSE is responsible for strategic leadership of a
Division that takes a fully coordinated approach to supporting MMC
students and their success, from admission through graduation. The
VPSSE reports directly to the President, serves on her senior
leadership team, and acts as a liaison to the Board of
In July 2019, the President merged two administrative
Divisions-Enrollment Management and Student Affairs-to form the new
Division of Student Success and Engagement with the goal of
providing seamless support of the student lifecycle, from
attracting prospective students to the College, to transforming and
empowering MMC students during their years at the College, to
launching their post-graduate endeavors and engagement as alumni.
The VPSSE oversees and coordinates a wide range of functional
areas, including Admissions, Financial Aid, International Student
Services, Residence Life, Career Services, Student Development and
Activities, Disability Services, Counseling and Wellness, Student
Accounts, and such enrollment-related initiatives as high-touch
student success advisement, enrollment marketing and
communications, and enrollment modeling, reporting, and analysis.
The VPSSE also regularly collaborates with leaders and
constituencies across the College to provide a personalized,
wraparound education to each MMC student.
The ideal candidate will have the imagination, knowledge, and
experience to develop and implement an effective strategy that
drives up enrollments of a diverse and qualified applicant pool,
enhances the student experience throughout the college years, and
promotes student success in all its dimensions, such as academic
accomplishment, co-curricular engagement, pre-professional
involvement, robust persistence and completion, and strong
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:
* Provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the
Division of Student Success and Engagement (SSE) in support of the
educational mission of the College.
* Develop, manage, and support the growth of a diverse leadership
team dedicated to a holistic and coordinated approach to the
* Develop strategies for effectively attracting, retaining,
educating, and graduating students in collaboration with the
College's senior leadership and other stakeholders. Strategies
include tuition pricing, financial aid awarding, brand development
and messaging, student success advisement, and persistence and
* Work closely with academic leadership and faculty to plan for,
establish, and facilitate co-curricular offerings that align with
the College curriculum. Cultivate excellent relationships with
students, faculty, and staff to enhance planning and implementation
of strategic initiatives.
* Develop and maintain a culture of service excellence,
communication transparency, collegiality, and accountability.
* Manage data effectively, engage in data-informed strategic
decision-making, and prepare, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate
reports relating to enrollment, persistence, engagement,
completion, and post-graduate outcomes.
* Oversee and manage the operational and personnel budget within
the SSE Division. Collaborate with other divisional Vice Presidents
on the strategic allocation of resources across the College.
* Represent the SSE Division on College-wide standing and special
committees as requested.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Advanced degree
* A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible supervisory
experience in relevant areas of higher education.
* Experience developing and implementing effective strategies and
initiatives that support the entire student lifecycle, from
admission to graduation.
* Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and an
ability to radiate integrity, build trust, collaborate effectively,
and inspire multiple constituencies to action around a shared
vision for student success and engagement.
* Strong planning, organizational, problem-solving, and project
* Experience using data analytics to set priorities, forecast,
measure outcomes, and drive change.
* Up-to-date knowledge of research and practice in relevant
* Adept at using technology. A working knowledge of Colleague and
Slate, or other ERP and CRM software, is a plus.
Marymount Manhattan College is being assisted by the partners of
Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to
mmm@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Applications include an in-depth cover
letter that addresses the candidate's qualifications and
accomplishments in the areas identified above, a detailed rsum, and
a list of up to five professional references with titles and
contact information. All applications and nominations will be
considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as
they are received.
Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action and equal
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