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Dean of Enrollment Management
DATE:   4/3/2013
JOB TITLE:   Dean of Enrollment Management
DEPARTMENT:   Enrollment Management


Under general supervision, the Dean of Enrollment Management provides leadership in the development and coordination of enrollment management activities across the institution including systems development and analysis, recruitment programs, undergraduate and graduate admissions, targeted financial aid, and retention programs as well as providing direction regarding specific types of marketing and recruitment materials. 

Provide administrative leadership for the offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Retention;        

Co-Chair of Student Success and Retention Committee; 

Plan, organize and execute a recruitment and admissions plan, and marketing materials for the university; 

Serve as liaison to internal and external constituencies including faculty, staff, alumni, high school counselors, prospective students and parents in matters pertaining to recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management; 

Develop cross sector programs and committees that promote recruitment and retention; 

Develop and implement a plan to recruit culturally diverse and non traditional students; 

Develop enrollment targets for the university and for each academic program in consultation with appropriate parties including the VP of Academic Affairs and College Deans; 

evelop and coordinate implementation of enrollment management policies and services; 

Oversee enrollment management related to international students; 

Develop and implement a targeted financial aid and discounting program; 

Provide leadership, coordination and assistance in college wide student orientation and retention programs in collaboration with the Offices of Student Life and Academic Affairs; 

Co-Chair Student Success and Retention Committee; 

Serve as an ex-officio member of the Council of Deans and the Senate committee on Standards, Planning and Support; 

Perform enrollment management research and provide results of data analysis, both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective, to senior administration as well as other staff and faculty; 

Evaluate and coordinate procedures and professional staff participation in the enrollment model, and report regularly to the Executive Vice President (EVP); 

Develop a well-trained, focused and effective team providing professional development and regular performance review feedback on such essential duties including but not limited to adherence to NCAA rules and regulations and affirmative action efforts

Review and apply all policies and procedures outlined in the university Affirmative Action Plan; 

Perform all of these and other duties as assigned by the EVP aligned with Niagara’s Catholic and Vincentian mission and customer service culture.


40%    Provide administrative leadership and support to the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Records, and to the Retention Task Force;

20%    Develop and implement strategic admissions and recruitment plans;

20%    Committee work and cross sector program coordination;

10%   Develop and implement a targeted financial aid and discounting program;

10%    Data collection and analysis.

  1. Superior analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, communication, presentation and management skills.
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of an enterprise student information system, and the ability to utilize such a system for support of operational activities and reporting (Colleague/EMAS preferred);
  1. Demonstrated strong initiative as it relates to advancing efforts in the areas of undergraduate and graduate recruitment, admissions, financial aid, retention and enrollment management. Proven knowledge of issues around international student enrollment also required.
  1. Complete understanding and knowledge of advanced practices and ethics of student recruitment, including thorough knowledge of Web based approached to academic marketing.
  1. Strong working knowledge of a student integrated computer system program as well as basic use of a computer such as Microsoft Word and reporting ability such as Microsoft Excel. 
  1. Ability to work evenings and weekends as well as travel out of town when necessary.
  1. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on an as necessary basis.
  1. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  1. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: typewriter, calculator, copy machine, computer, printer and fax machine.
  2. Good understanding of data management application and use.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, typewriter, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. This position also requires the ability to travel whenever necessary. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.

  1. Master's degree required.
  2. A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible admissions experience at an institution of higher education. At least three years with direct experience in enrollment management also required.
  3. Experience with both undergraduate and graduate programs. Familiarity with regulations around the international student population.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  5. Knowledge of Noel Levitz models and a focus on customer services; “No Stop Shop or One Stop Shop” concept to consider implementation.
  6. Experience with Colleague degree audit and Ellucian Recruiter programs.
  7. Full understanding of the functions and operations of the offices of Student Financial Aid, Graduate Admissions and the Registrar.
  8. Valid driver's license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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