The Associate Provost for Enrollment Management (APEM) has
principal responsibility for crafting and implementing a
comprehensive enrollment management plan focused on recruitment,
admission, and retention. The individual in this position sets
strategic and measurable enrollment goals as part of the
university’s strategic compass, and provides leadership to units
within Enrollment Management, including the offices of Admissions,
Records & Registration/Registrar, and Financial Assistance.
- Collaborate with academic colleges, departments, Associate Vice
Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, Associate Vice Chancellor
for Graduate Education, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online
Learning to coordinate strategic recruitment targets for enrollment
of academically talented and diverse freshman and new transfer
students, graduate students, and online students.
- Provide data-driven analysis to determine enrollment targets
and project student enrollment and course availability needs for
new freshman and transfer students by each undergraduate college.
Targets include international and non-resident student goals.
- Advise University leadership on national recruitment and
admissions trends, and the changing enrollment landscape. Benchmark
and analyze competitors’ recruitment and merit scholarships
- Work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor for
Undergraduate Education and the Executive Director of the Center
for Academic Success to analyze retention and graduation data and
determine students at-risk for graduation. Discuss results and
strategies with academic and student affairs administrators.
- Engage with the Director of Marketing to create content for the
Admissions and Enrollment Management websites, including print,
electronic communications, and social media.
- Explore and benchmark new processes and technologies to improve
customer service for students and increase operational
efficiencies. Implement these processes and technologies after
appropriate consultation with university stakeholders.
- Coordinate with the staff of the Vice Chancellor for
Advancement to create and award financial packages.
- Supervise directors of Admissions, Records &
Registration/Registrar, and Financial Assistance units with
responsibilities for the recruitment and registration of freshman
and transfer students, processing and articulating credit for
domestic and international applications, maintaining student
records, and selection and awarding of University wide merit
scholarship awards and need based financial aid awards for new and
- Conduct performance evaluations, recommend salary increases,
set performance goals, recommend professional development, approve
programmatic and structural changes recommended by direct reports,
and meet with direct reports on regular basis to review status of
personal and unit goals.
- Provide information and guidance to the Senate Committee on
Admissions, Recruitment, & Retention (CARR) in developing
policy and guidelines. Ensure admissions policies and procedures
are implemented and followed, and staff operate in a fair and
- Serve as a member of the Provost’s Leadership Team (PLT), Deans
& Directors Council (DDC), and University and system-wide
committees related to areas of responsibility.
- Oversee the operating budget for areas of responsibility and
distribution of financial aid.
- Serve as the University representative to multiple external
constituents, including high school counselors and community
college personnel in the state of Illinois, nationally and
- Serve as the University spokesperson to a variety of local and
national media in topics relating on recruitment, admissions and
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Springfield was home to Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s sixteenth
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Environmental demands: Extended periods of
computer use, occasional travel.
Required qualifications/minimum education and work
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution; doctorate
- A minimum of ten years of progressively-responsible operational
experience in higher education that includes enrollment planning
and management, strategic planning, and a commitment to
data-informed decision making
- Knowledge of regulatory, professional, and ethical guidelines
in enrollment management and financial aid
- Experience with budgeting, planning, and process
- Record of success with setting, achieving, and evaluating
strategic enrollment goals
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity (defined in racial-ethnic,
cultural, socio-economic, and geographic terms) in the recruitment
of students and staff
- Ability to act with diplomacy sufficient to build and sustain
collegial relationships with diverse employees at multiple
- Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal
- Ability to work productively in a dynamic, collaborative
- Demonstrated ability to exercise care and objectivity in
- Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
- Experience with strategic use of technology to enhance student
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop creative
- Comfort level that supports innovation and managed risk
To apply, click the "How to Apply" button below to access UIS'
Hire Touch online application system, create or update your
profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter
addressing your qualifications for the responsibilities of the
position, CV/resume, and contact information (email and phone) for
three professional references. Only those applicants who complete
the online application and upload all required materials by the
January 7, 2018 application deadline will be considered; incomplete
applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and
confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to
upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin
January 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the
search is terminated.
The University of Illinois may conduct background
checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer
of employment. Background checks will be performed in
compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with
a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a
diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities,
women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.