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Regis College Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs and Enrollment in Weston, Massachusetts

Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs and Enrollment

Job Details

Level

Management

Job Location

Regis College Campus - Weston, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Master's degree

Job Category

Education

Innovative. Collaborative. Strategic. Empathetic. In a word: Leader

How did Regis College, a non-profit University near Boston, become the 9thfastest-growing college in the U.S.? Through an innovative, entrepreneurial environment and leaders at all levels that espouse our core ideals including academic excellence founded on the Catholic intellectual tradition, inclusion, access, and social justice.

 

With annual degree conferrals more than doubling over the past decade, Regis is seeking managers who lead by example to build upon our success. You will join a multifaceted university featuring an idyllic New England campus as well as almost 2,000 students across the nation online, and combining a vibrant undergraduate program with a population comprised of two-thirds graduate students.

 

We are committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body. A recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, Regis is proud to have a student population including 28% of undergraduates who are first-generation and 32% who identify as minority.

 

We value your personal and professional experience, your motivational skills, your integrity, your desire to teach and to learn, your candor and your kindness. If you are a champion of honest dialogue, innovation, advancing the common good and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students and colleagues, we look forward learning more about you.

 

Aspire Higher. Join Us.

 

 

Position Description:

The Vice President of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs and Enrollment (VP) oversees a broad suite of programs serving adult learners and totaling approximately $50M in annual revenue. They are responsible for all aspects of marketing, enrollment, and student services for close to 3,000 students across graduate, doctoral, bachelor completion, and certificate programs. Reporting directly to the President and working closely with academic leadership and other members of her cabinet, they are a primary strategist and innovator and are responsible for growing enrollment in forty existing campus-based and online programs while also launching a new Division of Professional Studies that will focus on certificate and bachelor completion programs.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Ensure that program marketing budgets are adequately developed, that campaigns are dynamic and support the annual enrollment goals for respective programs, and that best practices in digital marketing are monitored and implemented. Work closely with the AVP of Marketing and their team to ensure that the Regis brand and competitive advantage is reflected across all marketing channels and campaigns.

  • Project enrollment and revenue for each program individually and hone projections throughout the year. Analyze and adjust pricing for each program against the program’s ROI and the marketplace.

  • Work with the academic leadership to identify, research, and create new in-demand programs across all adult-serving degree categories. Integrate pathways to graduate programs within undergraduate majors to consolidate time-to-degree. 

  • Oversee admissions teams for the respective degree programs, ensuring that technology is utilized to maximize operational efficiencies and that best practices are implemented.

  • Oversee student services teams for the respective programs with a focus on retention, including but not limited to expanding the role of professional advisors, ensuring that clinical placements are adequately provided, and growing career services.

  • Serve as a primary strategist in determining ideal mix of modality (online, hybrid, and on campus learning) for the respective programs and continually hone formats to retain a competitive advantage.

  • Oversee with the AVP of Online Learning significant OPM contract that drives over half of total gross revenue in the division, including participating in significant contract renegotiations.

  • Serve as a primary contact for academic program directors and work with them to continually update programs, pricing, marketing approach, and program formats.

     

    Division of Professional Studies

  • Oversee the launch of a new division that will house existing and new certificates (credit and non-credit), bachelor degree completion, and other stackable credentials to serve the adult working population. Work closely with incoming Dean of the Division of Professional Studies to perform market analysis on new programs and ensure that the content addresses employer needs and that the format and pricing model is competitive and oriented towards working adults.

  • Work with the academic leadership to ensure that barriers to student enrollment and success are eliminated, including but not limited to streamlining transfer credit evaluation processes and credit for life experience and building clear paths from certificates to graduate and doctoral degrees.

  • Manage outside OPM and other marketing and enrollment vendors that support both B2C and B2B enrollment strategies.

  • Build new admissions and student services/advising teams to exclusively support the new programs

     

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the key tenets of Regis’ competitive advantage and mission is reflected in all programs and student services, including that they be industry focused, expand access to underserved populations, and contribute to the common good.

  • Represent the University and President at public forums and with external industry groups.

  • Serve as a primary outward face of Regis within the employer community to promote programs and to continually solicit feedback and input on evolving workforce needs.

  • Contribute to university-wide strategic and operational decisions as a member of the President’s Cabinet

  • Interface regularly with board members across multiple committees related to enrollment and student services

     

     

    SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

    Experience Required:

  • Product and brand marketing experience; higher education experience preferred

  • Experience in managing an operation of at least $25M preferred

  • Experience projecting revenue and managing operating budgets 

  • Master’s or advanced degree required.

     

    Skill Sets Required:

  • Innovator-mindset and willingness to take risks on new approaches.

  • Ability to manipulate and analyze data for continuous improvement.

  • Ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints and reach consensus with equanimity.

  • Knowledge of and interest in adopting best practices in business to higher education.

  • Strong budgeting and projection skills.

  • Effective manager of staff who avoids micromanagement and focuses on growing employees’ individual skill sets and enabling them to pursue their interests.

  • Strong administrative and technical skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and/or MS 365, Zoom and/or MS Teams, and CRM systems, (HubSpot, TargetX, Colleague).

  • Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to listen to and process issues in an unbiased manner and make sound recommendations.

  • Mastery of business English, grammatical construction, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary and the ability to write conveying ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Ability to conduct effective presentations and training sessions virtually and in-person.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Direct reports include Dean of Graduate Admission, AVP of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, and AVP of Online Learning.  Broad responsibility for the collective Graduate and Professional Studies Affairs teams: 20+ employees.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Regis College’s policies and applicable laws. Interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints; and resolve problems.

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

     

    Protecting the Regis Community 

    At Regis the safety of our campus community is our highest priority. We invite all applicants to review our health and safety protocols at our  COVID-19 Updates (https://www.regiscollege.edu/covid-19)  page. The most powerful measure we can take is vaccination, and all campus community members must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, with the exception of certain medical and religious exemptions. New employees without an approved medical or religious exemption are required to have their first dose by their date of hire. And all new employees will join the campus community in using the  CoVerified (https://www.coverified.us/download)  app to upload vaccine information, report symptoms, and schedule regular campus COVID tests. We're in this together!

     

    *External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

     

     

    In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.

     

     

     

     

     

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