Vice President of Enrollment Vacancy

Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of vice president for enrollment. The vice president is responsible for working with the president and the president’s cabinet to develop and implement effective recruitment and marketing programs and material to meet enrollment goals.


  • Responsible for recruiting students to Lake Erie College that will thrive academically.

  • Builds relationships regionally and nationally that will aid in the recruitment of students.

  • Develops a data-driven and innovative strategic plan for admissions with clear metrics and measurable outcomes for incoming freshman, transfer and graduate students.

  • Provides strong direction and leadership to the Admission staff in the areas of strategic enrollment planning, admission & recruitment and marketing programs and materials, aligning with institutional goals and strategies.

  • Develops, executes and assesses Admission office policies, procedures and data processing systems, in conjunction with the admission operations manager and the director of financial aid.

  • Works collaboratively with PR & Marketing to develop effective cross-media messages and marketing plans for prospective applicants. Responsible for the communication flows with prospective students through the CRM.

  • Builds relationships with academic and co-curricular areas to enhance programming that will attract students.

  • Routinely evaluates transfer agreements and corporate partnerships to maximize existing relationships and identify new opportunities.

  • Develops and implements recruitment travel schedules for Admission staff.

  • Collaborates in the development of coordinated financial aid, advisement and registration processes for new students and assists other departments with ongoing student retention.

  • Manages and participates in recruitment and admissions activities.

  • Represents the Office of Admission on on-campus committees and in meetings and provides support for the College in fulfilling professional organization obligations.

  • Coordinates communication and all information for prospective international students.

  • Makes final admissions decisions. Counsels applicants regarding prospective educational opportunities, status of application, immigration, residency and LEC policies.

  • Represents the president as the primary staff member for the board of directors’ Enrollment Management committee. Participates in full board of directors’ meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the president.


  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred.

  • Six to eight years of progressively responsible experience in enrollment management and familiarity with best practices.

  • Demonstrated success in admission and financial aid.

  • Knowledge of today’s students and higher education trends is a necessity.

  • A strong record of building a targeted applicant pool.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to lead a team.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively across departments and with a diverse prospective student, current student and employee body.

  • Sophisticated understanding of data and analytics to make informed enrollment decisions.

  • Familiarity with social media avenues and with using a CRM for enrollment plan implementation.

  • Willingness to travel.