Reporting to the Chief Enrollment Officer of the Division of Enrollment Management, the Assistant Vice President, Admissions & Enrollment Management leads and implements strategy and operations for admission, including student recruitment, outreach and counseling; application processing; review and evaluation management; admission policy development; enrollment information systems administration (e.g., Slate, other specialized portals and platforms) for masters, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in three key disciplinary areas (education, psychology and health) across 10 departments at Teachers College, Columbia University. The position also plays a critical role in influencing, planning and implementing tactics that positively impact other student success outcomes.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Chief Enrollment Officer, the Assistant Vice President, Admission & Enrollment Management is responsible for executing an ambitious admissions operation that engages a diverse, high achieving national and international student audience from prospect through to deposit and enrollment, while also supporting the concerns and needs of influential secondary audiences to the potential graduate student population. The Assistant Vice President of Admission & Enrollment Management is a critical strategist in the Division who will assist in the development of a five-year new student enrollment plan, assist with enrollment planning and forecasting, and direct customized recruitment and review approaches to meet prioritized short- and long-term goals. S/he actively serves as a key point person to plan, train, counsel and serve faculty in admission best practices, and works to continuously streamline and improve admissions processes.
The incumbent actively seeks to collaborate with other units in the Division of Enrollment Management such as Enrollment Marketing & Communications, the Office of Financial Aid, and Enrollment Strategy & Research to support successful new and continuing student enrollment priorities. S/he engages in regular assessment and enhancement of admissions tactics, and leverages data, metrics, reporting and other utilities to make informed decisions related to setting admissions criteria, evaluating programmatic and campaign effectiveness, enrollment forecasting/modeling and other new student enrollment projection/planning requirements.
As Director of Admission, direct the daily operation of the Office of Admission, ensuring alignment with internal Enrollment Management strategic priorities and broader institutional goals. Oversight of counseling, visits and other events in on-campus, off-campus and virtual modalities for future TC students; application processing, systems and operations; student application review, selection and notification policies and approaches; admissions budget oversight; and supervising, developing and training a staff who liaise directly with faculty leadership and administrators across Teachers College.
As Assistant Vice President, under the direction of the Chief Enrollment Officer, support through leadership, expertise and relationship-building a vision of implementing an enrollment planning culture that fosters setting and realizing both short- and long-term strategic enrollment goals. Create and put into play a five-year new student enrollment plan that focuses on priority populations for Teachers College. Actively seek out and cultivate cross-functional collaborations within the Division and outside of the Division to improve the student journey, student success outcomes, and/or student service. Assist in the development and implementation of Division-wide structures, procedures and policies which create operational efficiencies and provide staff opportunity to advance. This position is expected to actively contribute to enrollment planning, forge and maintain productive collaborations with other key teams within the Division (e.g., financial aid, the registrar, etc.) and outside of the Division (e.g., institutional research, development, student affairs, academic departments) to help realize the full breadth of student success outcomes as related to enrollment (recruitment, retention, graduation, alumni etc.).
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive admissions, recruitment, and enrollment experience in higher education. Proven management, personnel development and supervisory skills. Master’s degree required.
Internal Number: 508642
About Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.