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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Takoma Park, MD
Job Title: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Reports To: President            
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued, and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.
The Enrollment Associate Vice President is responsible for developing the campus’ annual and long-term recruitment based on the campus vision and strategic plan, communication, and financial aid plans and will serve as part of a workforce unit designed to monitor and improve retention rates of current students.
  • Responsibilities include developing, monitoring, and acting on enrollment reports designed to increase understanding of how to respond to changing and emerging student markets.
  • Develop projections for admissions, enrollment, course sections, anticipated faculty needs, workloads and reporting trends to campus leadership.
  • Monitoring, tracking and reporting on admissions and enrollment statistics, and coordinating with other University departments to provide needed transition services as well as presenting information in a variety of forums.
  • Manage the creation and coordination of internal and external communications for consistency of message and appearance.
  • Oversee the implementation of events and projects related to the enrollment management functions of the campus and the broader University.
  • Responsible for developing strategies to effectively use financial aid to ensure student success.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education and/or Experience:
    • Master’s Degree in business, education, communications or related field strongly preferred
    • 5+ years’ experience
    • Knowledge of FERPA regulations and the ability to handle confidential information
    • Experience working with multiple demands, schedules and work styles
    • Higher education experience required preferably in an admissions or registrar’s office
    • Knowledge of CRMs and other supportive databases
    • Ability to work with a team of people
  • Language Skills:
  • Superior command of English grammar and spelling. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Exceptional presentation and public speech ability. 
  • Mathematical and Technology Skills:
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic computational skills
  • Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to deal with a variety of office situations. 
  • Applies logical or scientific methods to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Must exhibit leadership skills.
  • Possesses capacity for planning, organizing and controlling.
  • Advanced skills in team building, motivation, and conflict resolution.
  • Physical Demands: 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee will frequently be called upon and must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. If a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.

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