|Founded in 1910, Kent State University today stands as one
of the largest regional systems in the country. As a top
ranked public research university, Kent State serves the
diverse needs of Northeast Ohio throughout its eight
campus network. The main campus is sited on 916
beautifully landscaped acres within the friendly,
attractive community of Kent, Ohio and is home to 18,090
undergraduates and 4,729 graduate students. The University
offers 282 undergraduate programs—big enough to offer real
choices, yet small enough to provide a truly dynamic and
personal learning environment.
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management
and Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for
Enrollment Services (AVPES) provides leadership for the
recruitment and enrollment process and administrative
direction for the offices of admissions, student financial
aid, and university registrar on the Kent campus.
Strategic enrollment planning for both traditional and non-
traditional student populations, including coordination
with Noel-Levitz consultants; personnel administration;
fiscal management; and policy decisions will be important
facets of the Associate Vice President’s responsibilities.
In addition, the AVPES will collaborate across the
University and throughout the regional campus system with
academic deans and colleagues in developing enrollment
goals and accomplishing optimal enrollment levels. The
AVPES will oversee an organization of 93 staff with three
direct reports, an operational budget of $5 million, and a
scholarship budget in excess of $20 million.
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree
and a minimum of eight years of successful, progressive
experience in the enrollment management arena. Evidence of
strong strategic planning and leadership skills,
comprehensive understanding of market-driven data
analysis, and excellent communication skills are required.
Demonstrated familiarity with integrated technology-based
information systems (Banner preferred) and their
applications for supporting college marketing, admissions,
enrollment, financial aid, registration, and retention are
Review of applications will begin on July 11, 2008 and
will continue until the position is filled. Online
applications, including a position-specific cover letter
and resume, are being accepted via the SJG website at
www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions.
Nominations for this position may be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to submit
materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
SJG — The Spelman & Johnson Group
Kent State University—AVP for Enrollment Services (SA)
Valerie Szymkowicz, Senior Associate
Visit the Kent State website at www.kent.edu
Kent State University is committed to attaining excellence
through the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a
diverse student body and workforce.