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Vice President for Student Success and Engagement

Company: Marymount Manhattan College
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description:

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 Trustees.

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 post-graduate outcomes.

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 student lifecycle.
* 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 completion initiatives.
* 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.

Education Requirements:

* Advanced degree

Other Requirements:

* 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 management skills.
* Experience using data analytics to set priorities, forecast, measure outcomes, and drive change.
* Up-to-date knowledge of research and practice in relevant fields.
* 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 opportunity employer.

Keywords: Marymount Manhattan College, New York , Vice President for Student Success and Engagement, Executive , New York, New York

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