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Review of applications will begin in December 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 1, 2017 may not receive consideration. Applicants must apply online directly at:

Position Information

Posting Details

Position Number 02180270
Division B01 General Education Administration
Department ***B01 CEO ENROLLMENT MNGMNT***
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Executive/Limited
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a doctoral research-extensive university with an access mission in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System which is broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded in 1956 with the belief that Milwaukee as a great city needed a great, urban public university. UW-Milwaukee offers 192 academic programs and serves approximately 26,000 students. The 104 acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shore of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown, which is the industrial and economic center of the state.
UWM recently received two significant recognitions. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation granted the campus the Community Engagement Classification for its significant work in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s southeast region. In February 2016, UWM was designated a Research 1 doctoral research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UWM is one of 115 universities in the country with this designation; other institutions with this honor include Harvard, Yale and the University of Michigan. This recognition attests to UWM’s efforts as a premier urban public research university.
The themes of student success, research excellence, and community engagement are echoed in all University activities. UWM boasts the most diverse student body in Wisconsin, has a $1.5B impact on the local economy, and with nearly 75% of its graduates remaining in the state, is a major supplier to the Wisconsin workforce. Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.
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Job Summary

The CEO will lead the newly created division of Enrollment Management. Reporting to the Chancellor of the University with a collaborative reporting line to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Chief Enrollment Officer serves as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide enrollment strategy planning and policy development. The Chief Enrollment Officer provides vision, leadership, policy direction and operational oversight for strategy, procedures, reporting, communications, forecasting and planning to result in the optimal mix and ultimate graduation success of the undergraduate UWM student body.

The Chief Enrollment Officer serves as a campus leader and partner on undergraduate student recruiting, retention and graduation matters to UWM’s schools, colleges, and divisions. The Chief Enrollment Officer effectively leads and manages the following Enrollment Management units: Career Planning and Resource Center, Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, Student Success Center, Undergraduate Admissions, and Trio/Pre-College Programs. The position supervises a team of 139 professional staff and 230 student employees, and manages an operating budget of $11.3 million.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications
1) A Master’s degree or other advanced degree;
2) Administrative, mid to upper level management experience in higher education or closely related industry;
3) A record of visionary leadership, guided by collaborative, team-oriented and ethical considerations;
4) Evidence of commitment to building, supporting and providing superb service to a diverse student population; and,
5) Evidence of experience with integrated student information systems, Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and innovative technologies for enrollment management.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1) Expertise in developing and utilizing enrollment, retention, and persistence strategies rooted in predictive analytics;
2) Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective public speaking and presentation skills;
3) Evidence of the ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
4) A demonstrated ability to develop a strong culture and lead effective and cohesive teams;
5) A firm grasp of current regulatory and compliance requirements for financial aid and other reporting; and
6) Evidence of the ability to manage change in a dynamic environment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin in December 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 1, 2017 may not receive consideration. Applicants must apply online directly at:

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 12/01/2017
Position Contact Name Jamie Marcus
Contact Phone 828-550-2032
Contact Email
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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