University of Iowa

Search: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

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The University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for the newly-created position of associate vice president for enrollment management.

This position will report directly to the executive vice president and provost and work in concert with the collegiate deans and other members of the executive vice president’s team. The successful candidate will provide critical leadership to the university’s effort to recruit an academically strong and diverse student body in alignment with the university’s anticipated long-term goal of enrollment growth. The associate vice president will foster partnerships across the university to position the institution for future enrollment success.

The associate vice president will develop a state-of-the-art enrollment program, communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies, envision and advise on enrollment goals and provide leadership for the offices of Admissions and Student Financial Aid. The incumbent will design and implement a structure that fosters increased coordination and cooperation to attract the best students from Iowa, the nation and the world.

The successful candidate will bring a desire to embrace the University of Iowa’s culture and to develop collaborative relationships with both internal and external constituencies. The associate vice president will be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in enrollment management, along with an ability to infuse this area with a fresh, relevant, and up-to-date perspective that reflects the latest research and thinking in the area of enrollment management and growth.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Strategic Planning

  • Contribute to the development of a strategic enrollment management plan;
  • Assume direct accountability for undergraduate enrollment goals as specified by the Executive Vice President in the strategic plan and in line with governing board directives;
  • Assume accountability for achieving multi-year and annual enrollment objectives and track progress on goals.
  • Provide recommendations, advice and input to the Executive Vice President, President, other top level administrators, and Board of Regents Office on enrollment management activities.

Operations Management

  • Analyze data related to strategic directions; proactively assess effectiveness of programs and offices in response to market forces and university objectives.
  • Provide leadership on policies and procedures relevant to enrollment management

Financial and Human Resources

  • Develop enrollment management budget scenarios and create systems for effective implementation and monitoring.
  • Assume accountability for the finances, administrative leadership, and management of the units this position oversees, including the stewardship of people, finances, and other resources.
  • Hold other leaders accountable for high performance and highly engaged culture by articulating expectations, monitoring performance and providing feedback consistently across areas of responsibility. 
  • Identify methods to increase revenue and reduce costs.
  • Assist in negotiation of budgets, tuition and fees.


  • A Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
  • At least 10 years of experience in leading a successful enrollment management program at a university
  • Experience supervising enrollment management functions such as admissions and financial aid
  • Demonstrated leadership in new student programming and a commitment to inclusive and sustainable efforts
  • Demonstrated analytical and interpersonal skills.

Learn more about how to apply or how to submit a nomination.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.