Young Harris College invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM). As the College's chief enrollment officer, the AVPEM is responsible for the operations of the Office of Admissions and of the Office of Financial Assistance and directly or indirectly oversees the work of nine full-time employees and a varying number of part-time student workers. The AVPEM reports directly to the Provost and serves as a key member of the Provost's Council.
Founded in 1886, YHC is a small, private, predominantly residential institution located in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, equidistant from Atlanta, Asheville, and Chattanooga. The College enrolls approximately 900 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students in a hybrid delivery MAT program, and over 500 dual enrollment students taught online and onsite at public and private high schools in the region. Its breathtaking campus at the foot of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the state, features a modern campus center, a multiuse recreation center, and multiple residential facilities constructed in the last decade. Over three-quarters of students come from in-state, with nearly half coming from the Atlanta metro area. An endowment of over $130 million ensures that the College is well-positioned to continue to grow.
The AVPEM's primary role is to ensure that the institution meets or exceeds its annual and semester undergraduate enrollment goals as part of a five-year plan to reach a sustainable undergraduate enrollment target of 1,100. To achieve this, the College has partnered with Liaison and EAB to enhance recruitment practices, and the AVPEM serves as the College's primary contact for these relationships. The AVPEM collaborates with the Dean of Professional Programs and appropriate program coordinators to recruit and admit graduate students, and with the Dean of Distance Learning & Early College to recruit and admit dual enrollment students.
Required qualifications include an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution; at least five years of relevant experience in higher education; and demonstrated effectiveness as a supervisor, communicator, team-builder, planner, and achiever of strategic goals. Preferred qualifications include an earned post-baccalaureate degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution and at least ten year of higher education enrollment management experience. The successful candidate will be expected to live in the area and become a valuable member of the campus and local communities.
Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicant must apply online using the College's HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position's expected start date is 1 January 2022 but may be negotiable.
Individuals who will diversify the campus community are highly encouraged to apply.