Vice President for Enrollment Management
St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public, non-sectarian liberal arts institution, seeks nominations and applications for the position of vice president for enrollment management.
Chartered by the State of Maryland and designated the state's liberal arts honors college, St. Mary's is recognized as one of the premier public liberal arts institutions in the nation. Founded on the site of Maryland's first capital, St. Mary's City, the place where the separation of church and state was first enacted as an ideal in this country, the college stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness, in a setting that continually renews its commitment to the environment.
St. Mary's College has forged a singular identity as an institution offering a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges, with commitments to affordability, access, and diversity. Its faculty excels in teaching, scholarship, creative thinking, community engagement, and an appreciation of and commitment to the study of world issues, cultures, and communities. Undergraduate and residential in nature, it has a diverse student body of approximately 1,650, emphasizes excellence in teaching, and averages a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1. In recent years, the college has greatly enhanced its facilities including a state-of-the-art academic building and student residences that enable 83 percent of the students to live on campus. It is currently in the process of designing and building a stadium complex and an academic building with a showcase auditorium-- a game changer for the college and community.
The vice president will join St. Mary's at a pivotal moment in the institution's history. Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan became the college's seventh president in 2014 and is in the process of implementing an ambitious and inclusive three-year strategic plan. Working alongside the president, provost, faculty, and other senior leaders, the vice president will help envision and create a future for St. Mary's College that reaffirms and builds upon its charter as the state's only public honors college and the first of its kind in the nation.
Reporting to the president, the vice president is an officer of the college and will join an exceptional senior team in providing leadership for the institution as a whole. The vice president leads undergraduate admissions and financial aid and serves as a key partner - along with the provost and the vice president for student affairs - in guiding retention and graduation efforts.
This is a critical position, and the leadership of St. Mary's College has made a considerable investment in the financial resources, technology, and support for the enrollment division. The new vice president will be presented with the opportunity to make a significant impact while developing and implementing a well-planned, forward-thinking, integrated, and analytically informed approach to enrollment. The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a deep commitment to and understanding of the liberal arts, and a skillful collaborator who enjoys facilitating and growing solid relationships with senior leaders, faculty, staff, and other key constituents in order to achieve institution-wide input and buy-in for the enrollment area. The new vice president will have an unwavering commitment to students and their success; a dedication to diversity in all its forms; a strong understanding of academic excellence; excellent quantitative and analytical skills; and the personal qualities to thrive in the St. Mary's community. A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Located in a beautiful waterfront setting covering 300 acres on the banks of the St. Mary's River, a tributary near the Chesapeake Bay, the college fully embraces its historic and physical geography with a commitment to sustainable development. The waterfront is a distinctive and highly attractive characteristic of the college and is fully integrated into the life of the campus for learning, recreation, and sports. The campus adjoins Historic St. Mary's City, a fully accredited outdoor museum supported by the State of Maryland and private sources. The college and Historic St. Mary's City are formally affiliated and the relationship affords students opportunities for fieldwork in archaeology and historic interpretation.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 9th. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the St. Mary's College of Maryland's consultants Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield, and Veena Abraham at SMCM-EM@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.