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Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Application Procedure:

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted online in the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Employment System. In order for your application to be considered complete, it must include the following four elements:

  1.  A cover letter. Please articulate clearly as to how you meet the Required and Preferred Qualifications for this position. The screening committee will be using a rubric for an initial evaluation of your application. The rubric can be reviewed here.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Graduate transcript (official or unofficial).
  4. List of four references, including their contact information.
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Job Duties

  • Provides leadership in the development of the vision, annual and long-range goals and objectives for the division of Enrollment Management (EM) and its departments and staff.
  •  Formulates and implements creative and innovative solutions to emerging EM challenges and opportunities.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for the development and implementation of recruitment, enrollment, retention, and financial aid strategies to ensure robust enrollments in UMD’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
  •  Provides leadership, advocacy, and oversight for the Office of Admissions, the Bulldog Resource Center, Enrollment Management Marketing & Communications, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and the Office of the Registrar and serves as the direct supervisor to the directors of these departments.
  •  Directs the UMD Office of Institutional Research (OIR) and sets direction for the institutional research function to enhance institutional reporting, strategic planning initiatives, policy formulation, administrative decision-making, marketing and accreditation.
  • Serves as the senior hiring authority within EM and OIR, ensuring adequate onboarding, training, performance management/evaluation, coaching, promotion, award, and disciplinary actions.
  • Works collaboratively with other areas at UMD that directly affect recruiting and retention success inside and outside the EVCAA (Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs) areas.
  • Cultivates a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all functions of EM.
  • Demonstrates and cultivates data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained overall enrollment, academic quality, and diversity of student populations.
  • Leads ongoing development, implementation, and updates to the UMD Strategic Enrollment Management Plan in alignment with the UMD Strategic Plan.
  • Articulates and directs overall tactics and strategies necessary to fulfill institutional enrollment and student success goals, including communicating the UMD Strategic Enrollment Management Plan to stakeholders.
  • Prepares short- and long-range enrollment and retention goals as part of the overall strategic planning process; monitors outcomes and analyzes progress to goals.
  • Works collaboratively with campus leadership, academic deans, and program directors to implement enrollment strategies across the chancellor and three vice chancellor units and the four collegiate units.
  • Provides oversight to undergraduate recruitment and retention marketing and communications, including collaborating with UMD’s Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer and systemwide enrollment management/marketing to strengthen campus and system recruitment marketing activities.
  • Provides advocacy and support for programs and services that foster retention and student success.
  • Reviews and evaluates policies, processes, and procedures to ensure efficient, effective, and unbiased access to the University of Minnesota Duluth.
  • Practices and fosters the use of data-informed decision making and creates and distributes appropriate reports, dashboards, and data summaries that inform decision- making.
  • Provides oversight of $100 million in annual student aid, fosters optimization of institutional aid resources, and recommends strategic tuition pricing strategies.
  • Collaborates with UMN System partners to efficiently deliver university enrollment services and to advocate for UMD needs and priorities.
  • Supports the use of technologies across all functions of EM.
  • Fosters relationships with reporting units based on trust, mutual respect, and accountability.
  • Look for other duties on the application website

Job Qualifications


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum five years of progressive administrative experience at or above the level of department head or director of a major campus / university unit
  • Previous supervisory experience managing a team of professional staff


  • Direct supervisory experience in student services or strategic enrollment management, preferably in a regional comprehensive university campus
  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A record of providing creative, consultative leadership on complex academic issues
  • Experience contributing to the formulation and implementation of strategic plans in the area of enrollment and institutional effectiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology and interpret data related to enrollment and institutional effectiveness and to present this to decision making groups
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply administrative policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated record of actions and accomplishments related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to think both long-range and strategically, bring vision and creativity, and inspire others to active engagement in a common enterprise
  • Demonstrated understanding of enrollment management strategies including best practices in student recruitment, financial aid leveraging, and college student development
  •  Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

Institution Description

The University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications from experienced, innovative, and collaborative candidates interested in serving as its next Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management (AVC EM). Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the AVC EM has primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, and administrative oversight for enhancing student access and enrollment services at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Specific areas of oversight include the Office of Admissions, the Bulldog Resource Center, Enrollment Management Marketing & Communications, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Institutional Research.

The ideal candidate for this position is a strategic thinker, enthusiastic about the role of enrollment management in higher education, knowledgeable in higher education marketing and enrollment management best practices, adept at data management and data interpretation, committed to continuous improvement, sensitive to staff’s wellbeing and work-life balance needs, collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches, and possesses strong quantitative skills.

For a complete job description and to apply go to and search for job opening 354273.

We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans to apply.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Application Due Date: 2023-03-24
Job Start Date: 2023-05-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Duluth
State/Province/Region: MN
Institution: University of Minnesota Duluth
Reports To: Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 8
Reports In Office: Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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