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Vice President of Enrollment Management
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA - United States
Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, seeks a forward-thinking, strategic, and experienced leader to join this renowned institution as the next Vice President of Enrollment Management (VPEM).
Chartered in 1912, Loyola is uniquely defined by a diverse student body, an impressive array of academic offerings, and its picturesque campus in the heart of New Orleans — a city infused with inherent creativity and matchless cultural traditions. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s vision of finding God in all things, Loyola strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. The University consists of six colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing & Health, Law, Music & Media, and City College (online & professional education). The current enrollment of 4,468 students consists of 3,253 undergraduates, 494 graduate students, 53 doctoral students, 599 law students, and 69 continuing education students. Loyola competes in Division 1 of the NAIA with 18 varsity sports.
Loyola’s campus consists of 26 acres on historic oak-lined St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans, with its main campus directly across from Audubon Park, which includes 350 acres of green space, sports fields, lagoons, a golf course, and a zoo. The campus is 20 minutes from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans.
Reporting to President Xavier Cole, an experienced academic leader who began his tenure as Loyola’s 18th President on June 1, 2023, the successful candidate will build upon Loyola’s notable recent progress and bold plans for the future in establishing an ambitious vision for enrollment management that encompasses a concern for students from recruitment to graduation. The VPEM will lead the overall enrollment activities for Loyola and provide leadership in the development and execution of effective admissions and financial aid strategies. In executing this work, the VPEM will partner especially closely with Academic Affairs in developing admission requirements, involving faculty in recruitment efforts, and achieving goals related to retention and outcomes.
Loyola’s next VPEM will possess a leadership style that is highly collaborative and transparent. The VPEM will be a strategist with a clear vision for how to develop and advance a best-in-class enrollment operation. This includes hard skills in understanding data and technology but also soft skills to work effectively with colleagues and partners internally and externally. Equally important, the VPEM will embrace Loyola’s mission to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue and to work for a more just world. A commitment to serving Loyola’s student population and embracing the values of diversity and access are essential, as is impeccable integrity, authenticity, and honesty.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.
WittKieffer is assisting Loyola University New Orleans in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 25, 2024.
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Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.