Enrollment Management Goals- Leads efforts to set and attain all enrollment management goals for the University.
Develops strategies to successfully attract and recruit student candidates (utilizing analytical techniques, identifying appropriate student profiles, executing action plans, etc.).
Develops and executes an outreach plan that supports achievement of enrollment goals (establishing and maintaining relationships with undergraduate programs, pre-med advisors, and other recruitment sources, conducting campus visits, participating in speaking engagements, attending career fairs, following up with sources after students commence, etc.).
Oversees and/or initiates the development/production of student recruitment literature/media (determining needs, identifying content components, collaborating with Marketing, monitoring/reviewing form creation/revisions, etc.).
Produces statistics on progress and results (collecting and maintaining statistical information, analyzing data, producing reports, evaluating outcomes, making recommendations, etc.).
Achieves enrollment projections for all University colleges (monitoring activity, examining statistics, communicating results to superiors, making proposals to attain goals, etc.).
Student Recruitment Communications and Marketing- Works closely with University Relations and the Vice Provost to design and create all recruitment related protocols, communications, and social media as it relates to recruitment efforts.
Ensures attainment of standards, protocols, and adherence to compliance requirements such as accreditation, federal regulations, and reporting rules.
Ensures enhanced services through utilization of appropriate technology for student application, processing, and increases in enrollment. Conducts thorough and timely research and evaluation of electronic data processing as it relates to online applications, communications, matriculation, deposit payment, etc..
Makes certain the University’s web site is current and supportive of student recruitment by monitoring the web site, identifying improvements/enhancements, partnering with IT and University Relations to accomplish changes and updates, developing and submitting content, etc..
Serves as lead on projects, writing policy, outlining procedures, developing action/execution plan, facilitating meetings, conducting training, disseminating information, etc..
Departmental Operations and Management- Provides the day-to-day leadership over operations and the management of the admissions staff.
Directs the Office of Admissions team.
Effectively oversees the lifecycle of the student application through matriculation.
Develops and maintains a schedule of operations, including the establishment of goals, instituting time tables, assuring deadlines and general obligations are met, monitoring activity, checking progress, making appropriate adjustments, etc..
Cultivates and maintains external vendor affiliations and services.
Facilitates the transfer of information to university departments including keeping the University’s leadership apprised of Office of Admission goals and progress towards those goals.
Application Services and Programs- Plays key role in designing and implementing the University application services for all academic programs.
Designs and implements the marketing of the University’s application to prospective students.
Directs the processing of student applications for all programs.
Facilitates the execution of Interview Days, including choosing interview dates, identifying and selecting candidates to invite, overseeing the implementation of logistics and communications for the Day, providing guidance/assistance in the assigning of interviewers, communicating with department heads and faculty, corresponding with student candidates, etc..
Oversees and assists in responding to prospective student inquiries and needs including answering questions, monitoring distribution of forms, and providing information.
Leadership in Student Services-
Achieves accurate and timely completion of managerial processes, including monitoring of workflow, assigning tasks, conducting team meetings, enforcing adherence to policies, and updating job descriptions.
Manages the hiring, coaching, and development of department staff.
Manages the department’s budget and ensures adherence to University practices.
Accurately and timely maintains personnel records utilizing the University’s HR software.
Works on the Student Services Leadership Group with leaders of the Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs to meet Student Services goals and insure that KCU is student focused.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Graduate degree required, doctorate preferred, and 5-10 years of experience in enrollment management work required. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills required to communicate key University messages to prospective students and parents. Interested candidates should be able to balance multiple projects and priorities, while managing stressful deadlines, with a focus on positive results. Knowledge of legal issues in enrollment management/higher education and a demonstrated commitment to advocating for diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism are essential. Analytical abilities required to assess situations and determine the best method of dealing with such issues based on University policies.
Normal office environment.
Either directly or indirectly supervises all personnel within the Office of Admissions. Will work with the Director of Admissions to oversee all recruitment programs and systems.
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!
Internal Number: R-0000725
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.