South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
The mission of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is to seek out and advance the state’s most talented and motivated students, offering them a transforming education with special focus in science, mathematics and engineering that cultivates joy in learning and builds the confidence to engage as ethical leaders with the world’s most significant issues.
GSSM is nationally recognized for the quality of its advanced academic, research, and international programs. GSSM has embarked on a visionary strategic plan to identify and challenge highly motivated and capable students, from all backgrounds in South Carolina, and help them achieve their highest potential. Our faculty come from all over the world and share a passion for their disciplines and a gift to inspire and lead their students to understanding and a joy for learning. GSSM seeks an outstanding individual to lead Enrollment Management who believes in the GSSM mission, commits themselves to the success of the students, and will set an example for joyful curiosity, hard work, and collegiality.
The Vice President for Enrollment Management provides leadership and support for advancing the overall enrollment goals of GSSM. The Vice President leads GSSM’s efforts to identify, recruit, and admit the optimal number and quality of students for GSSM. The Vice President will work collaboratively with GSSM internal and external constituencies to develop a comprehensive recruitment and admission plan and will ensure that enrollment management plans are consistent with GSSM’s strategic plan. This position reports to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Council. GSSM seeks a Vice President for Enrollment Management to be named in time to launch the fall 2019 recruiting season.
Master’s degree is required in counseling, student affairs administration, educational leadership, or related field. D. is preferred.
Eight years of related experience in admissions, including recruitment, budgetary and personnel responsibilities, strategic planning, and program development. Preference will be given to candidates with admissions experience at selective high schools or small colleges.
Experience with current best practices in admission processes/enrollment management.
A record of dynamic, collaborative, proactive, visionary, and ethical leadership.
Proven track record for creatively and effectively growing enrollment in a competitive environment.
Experience with collaborative recruitment and retention strategies.
Knowledge of admissions databases and information systems and familiarity with predictive modeling are required.
Experience in recruiting and supporting a diverse student population.
Description of Work: The major responsibilities for this position are:
Develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year institutional strategic enrollment management plan.
Ensure recruitment and enrollment priorities, goals, and objectives are aligned with GSSM’s strategic plan
Develop and recommend GSSM’s overall enrollment goals.
Facilitate communication and cooperation within and among GSSM constituents to support enrollment initiatives and goals. Build internal strategic partnerships to mobilize the campus to ensure recruiting and overall enrollment success. Develop and regularly convene a campus-wide Enrollment Committee.
Build external partnerships to support strategic enrollment objectives.
Provide oversight for all recruitment efforts and admissions processes, manage all aspects of the enrollment process, including development of the prospect and inquiry pools, conversion of prospects to completed applications, timely application processing and review, and achievement of enrollment goals.
Provide leadership of enrollment initiatives, including the prospecting and recruitment of students, the management and development of recruiting territories, the strategic use of resources, and the implementation of efforts to assure an adequate yield of admitted students
Provide leadership and supervision of recruitment and admissions personnel.
Plan and successfully execute all Admissions campus visitation programs, as well as all Preview and Shadow Days. Coordinate the May Orientation Day and work closely with other offices to ensure an effective and efficient transition to GSSM for new students.
Monitor the progress of campus-wide initiatives and complex projects that have an impact on recruitment and retention of students.
Work closely with key stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive enrollment marketing strategy to achieve recruitment goals
Oversee the quality, accuracy, and timely dissemination of all enrollment reporting.
Manage the budgets related to recruitment and admissions.
Operative knowledge of change management, and outstanding leadership in community building.
Traits of a visionary and transformational leader who possesses strong personal and professional integrity, analytical skills, and a commitment to collaboration, innovation, and creativity.
Demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory skills, including the ability to work effectively with leaders of other teams.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Ability to develop recruitment and admission initiatives to ensure student access to and success at GSSM.
Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging enrollment management trends and technology related to recruitment.
Ability to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan.
About GSSM: Located in Hartsville, SC, GSSM is a statewide, public residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, mathematics and engineering. Academic programs are offered in the residential and virtual settings. Over 80% of the faculty has earned doctoral degrees in their field of specialty. For more information, visit www.scgssm.org.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position with State benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applying: Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State Application, available on our website (www.scgssm.org/employment), to Careers@gssm.k12.sc.us Include “VP for Enrollment Management” in the subject line.