Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU)
Vice President for Enrollment Management Position Description
The mission of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form Franciscan servant leaders of all faiths. We honor and preserve the legacy of our founders by preparing highly skilled professionals, integrated thinkers, and faith-filled citizens. Inspired by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady to be a living witness to Jesus Christ and the Gospel message, the University is in communion with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Founded in 1923, FranU is the premier Catholic institution in the Southeast that provides dedicated students a faith-filled and formative education in preparation to serve communities with an impactful healthcare emphasis. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, FranU is one of the oldest Franciscan Universities in the United States and the only one in the Southern region.
Sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and faithful to its mission grounded in Franciscan values, FranU offers degrees in nursing, health sciences, humanities, behavioral sciences and natural sciences. As a leader in healthcare-related education in Louisiana for 100 years, we value the opportunity to serve others "with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care."
FranU’s service-related curricular and co-curricular programs foster intellectual, spiritual, social and civic development through participation in community improvement projects and service-learning. Service-learning has been a core value at FranU in traditional, liberal arts, science, and clinically-based classrooms to enhance course objectives and improve learning and engagement. FranU has been recognized for its commitment to engaged, experiential education by Colleges of Distinction and currently holds the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
VPEM Position Search
Under the guidance of its dynamic president, Tina S. Holland, PhD, FranU is currently engaged in the process of searching for a Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM). The VPEM will report directly to President Holland, serve as a member of the President's highly collaborative leadership team, provide executive leadership to Enrollment Management, which includes the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid, and impart expertise on all matters relating to the University's entering student enrollment and financial aid.
The University seeks a dynamic, strategic, and mission-driven leader who will collaborate with institutional leadership and the greater FranU community to develop and execute a comprehensive enrollment plan with realistic, yet ambitious enrollment targets and lead the implementation of leading-edge and measurable growth strategies. The VPEM will have wide latitude to engage in institution-wide efforts to ensure that FranU attracts and enrolls talented and mission-committed students and to lead the University's efforts to achieve sustainable, mission-aligned enrollment results.
The VPEM must possess successful and extensive enrollment management and financial aid experience, as well as excellent skills in the core leadership and management competencies of the role: strategic leadership; programmatic development; institutional and colleague collaboration; external relations; data and financial management; team management; exceptional communication; and other attributes associated with a cabinet-level position. This vice president, alongside President Holland, will lead the creation and implementation of a new-era enrollment management strategy that is data-informed and produces optimal coordination and analytical rigor in each phase of the enrollment process.
The Vice President for Enrollment Management is a newly remodeled position keenly focused on the successful execution of recruitment, application completion, yield, and strategic financial aid messaging. Key priorities for the VPEM are:
The successful candidate will have progressive experience leading and managing enrollment management functions and demonstrated success in meeting enrollment targets through the utilization of best practices in marketing, outreach, and recruitment. We are seeking a mission-driven entrepreneurial problem-solver comfortable with utilizing data analysis to inform their strategy. The VPEM must be willing to embrace the spirit, mission and core values of preparing “highly skilled professionals, integrated thinkers, and faith-filled citizens”.
The following qualifications, skills, and experience will be considered in the assessment of candidates:
Measures of Success
The salary for the position will be in the $125,000 - $150,000 range, commensurate with the individual’s experience level; opportunity for salary growth exists based on first year performance.
Employees of FranU enjoy a multi-option, comprehensive benefits package.
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Affirmative Action Statement
The University is committed to equality of opportunity, a basic goal of a free society. In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University also provides reasonable accommodations to disabled employees and applicants as required by law.
Applicants should submit the following two documents (in two separate PDFs):
An up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae. A brief (1-2 pages) letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Vice President for Enrollment Management; why you would be successful based upon the role description and your professional and/or lived experience; why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity; and your commitment to the ideals and concepts of a Franciscan education.
For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by May 15, 2023. The two documents should be sent directly to VPEMsearch@franu.edu. Any inquiries can be relayed to the same email address. Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however, FranU reserves the right to extend or conclude searches without notice.