Vice President for Enrollment Management

Job no: 496491
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Enrollment - Admissions & Financial Aid

Bucknell University seeks a strategic, articulate, and values-driven leader to serve as its next Vice President for Enrollment Management. This highly visible role offers the opportunity to capitalize on Bucknell’s unique nature as a 3,600-student national university where the liberal arts and professional programs complement one another. Bucknell offers prospective students the choice of three colleges at the point of application: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Kenneth E. Freeman College of Management. As the chief architect of enrollment strategy at a complex institution, the Vice President will be responsible for ensuring that the University optimizes and harmonizes its recruiting efforts and financial aid budget in order to continue enrolling and retaining excellent, aspirational. and diverse classes across all three of Bucknell’s colleges.

The new Vice President will be pleased to learn that in recent years Bucknell has accomplished many major milestones relevant to their work: finalizing its new strategic plan, adopting the “By Way of Bucknell” branding platform, undertaking a top-to-bottom website redesign, and completing extensive market research re its prospective students. The stage is set for a new and ambitious era, as Bucknell contemplates its next campaign, prepares to implement its ambitious plans, and aspires to become even more visible nationally and globally for its unique and significant impact on the world.

Reporting directly to President John Bravman, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will be a confident and strategic leader with a demonstrated track record of success. A personal and professional commitment to undergraduate education in a residential setting; to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to intellectual achievement is essential. The Vice President will have or be genuinely eager to develop a nuanced understanding of the distinctive values and priorities of each of the University’s three colleges.

For best consideration, please send nominations and applications to:

Sue May, Partner

Matthew Marsallo, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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