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Willamette University seeks a Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Location: Salem, Oregon

The Position:

 The Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM), reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), has responsibility for the strategic leadership and administration of all undergraduate enrollment management activities across the University, including admissions, and financial aid. The VPEM will serve as a key member of the leadership team and will assume broad leadership within the institution. In ensuring that Willamette achieves its strategic enrollment goals, the Vice President will oversee a full-time staff of approximately 25 people and an operating budget of approximately three million dollars. They will work with multiple stakeholders on the strategic positioning of the University to support increased growth and will utilize comprehensive statistics and data-informed analyses to make sound policy decisions and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the recruitment efforts.

Direct reports to the Vice President include the dean of admissions and the director of financial aid. The Vice President will have responsibility for a full range of enrollment services and bring a holistic view to the combined areas of enrollment, messaging and branding.

Candidates for the position should possess a reputation for integrity and visionary leadership in a complex institution. The ideal candidate will be recognized as a credible leader among the most competitive ranks of private liberal arts institutions. 

Willamette University Values Diversity:
Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world, one that is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates whose work furthers diversity and who bring to the campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Willamette University's educational facilities, activities, and employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability, or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations.

If you have questions, need assistance, or require special accommodations, please reach out to the Office of Human Resources at or 503-370-6210.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest and professional qualifications, as well as how they have successfully supported and advanced the values and principles of diversity and inclusion in their prior professional experiences and places of work. All inquiries will be considered confidential. Submit materials by May 25, 2021 in order to be given first priority by the search committee.

This is a full-time, year-round position. This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, retirement contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays.

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Kristen Farha
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Institution: Willamette University
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