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Associate Vice President Enrollment Management and Student Success

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates who apply by March 31, 2017 will be given priority consideration.

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Associate Vice President Enrollment Management and Student Success
Regular/Contingent Regular
Full or Part Time Full Time
Standard Hours 40
Job Description


Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (VPEMSA), the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success (AVPEMSS) assists in overseeing the operation of the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and provides leadership for the development of plans and procedures for accomplishing the Division’s goals. The AVPEMSS provides critical leadership to the University’s effort to recruit and retain an academically strong and diverse student body in alignment with the University’s goals for enrollment. The successful candidate will foster partnerships across the University to position the institution for future enrollment success and envision and advise on enrollment goals; will collaborate with leaders of the key enrollment departments and with the leadership in Academic Affairs; and will oversee the process for developing enrollment projections and provide enrollment projections to support institutional budget and planning. The AVPEMSS will provide leadership to the Admissions, Financial Aid, Records & Registration, New Student Orientation Programs, and Campus Information & Visitor Center areas.

The successful candidate will embrace the culture of Coppin State, develop collaborative relationships and infuse the team with fresh, relevant and innovative perspectives. Using partnerships with academic colleagues, the AVPEMSS will create a culture of collaboration to set up every student for academic success and achievement. The successful candidate will possess the following: the ability to understand and analyze complex situations and effectively develop and communicate action plans and the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and coordinate complex administrative operations. Familiarity with current trends in higher education, including best practices as well as strong writing skills in preparing and interpreting policy statements will be expected of the successful candidate. The AVPEMSS will oversee a staff of more than 20 professional and support staff and have significant budgetary responsibility.

Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree and eight years of related experience.
  • Ph.D. or other professional degree and five years of related experience.
  • Education must be in higher education or a closely related field and experience must be at a comparable level and include higher education with progressive leadership responsibilities in enrollment services and/or student programs.
  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of student recruitment, enrollment, records, financial aid, and retention strategies; knowledge of strategic planning and implementation of operational metrics; commitment to student success; and significant experience supervising professional staff is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledgeable about trends in higher education impacting student success;
  • Knowledgeable about enrollment forecasting as well as enrollment planning;
  • Ability to think strategically and to focus on retention and planning;
  • Ability to serve as a change agent and to take calculated risks;
  • Politically savvy with the ability to represent the area to senior leadership as well as to the board of regents;
  • Innovative in sustaining enrollment growth;
  • Exceptionally strong data analysis and reporting skills;
  • Awareness of, and appreciation for, cultural competency;
  • Relational and collaborative with internal Coppin State constituents as well as the external Baltimore community;
  • Ability to provide professional development opportunities to staff;
Conditions of Employment

Position Detail Information

Position Detail Information

Posting Number ST2016-0072
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 12/12/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates who apply by March 31, 2017 will be given priority consideration.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. Do you have a master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents