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  • October 17, 2019 1:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Coe College seeks an outgoing and ambitious Admission Counselor!  This position is responsible for fulfilling the recruitment goals of the college by identifying, cultivating and maintaining relationships with prospective students, families and stakeholders.  This position will seek commitments of prospective students in attending Coe College through the parameters defined by the Office of Admission. 


    • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling or related field preferred.
    • College admission experience desired.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and electronic communication (text, email, social media).
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
    • Successful completion of background and driver checks in accordance with Coe College policy.

    To Apply:

    To learn more about the position and to apply please visit Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

  • October 16, 2019 2:28 PM | Anonymous member

    Northwestern University invites applications for Assistant Director of Admission –  special emphasis on Latinx recruitment. Northwestern is one of the world’s premier research institutions that is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. 

    The Assistant Director of Admissions will recruit and evaluate freshmen and transfer applicants to support enrollment goals. Exercise discretion in the review of confidential admission materials. Plan and implement strategic recruitment practices, both long-term and short-term, to achieve university undergraduate enrollment objectives. Manage a specific program or administrative function for student recruitment. Provide detailed and nuanced counseling to students, families, counselors, and alumni. Note: Some evenings and weekend work required. Frequent travel by airplane. 4-6 weeks annual travel, frequently outside Illinois required. Ability to lift 20 pound boxes of recruitment materials.


    For a complete description and application: Job # 37109

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

  • October 16, 2019 2:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Northwestern University invites applications for Assistant Director of Admission – Office of Undergraduate Admission.  Northwestern is one of the world’s premier research institutions that is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. 

    The Assistant Director of Admissions recruits and evaluates freshman and transfer applicants to support enrollment goals. Serve on Admissions Outreach and Access team, with a focus on community-based organizations (CBOs) and Native American and Indigenous student outreach. Exercise discretion in the review of confidential admission materials. Plan and implement strategic recruitment practices, both long-term and short-term, to achieve University undergraduate enrollment objectives. Provide detailed and nuanced counseling to students, families, counselors, and alumni.  

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 

    Interested individuals can apply at: Job Posting # 37168

  • October 15, 2019 3:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Eastern Illinois University, A Master’s I, regional institution, invites applicants for its Director of Admissions. The Director of Admissions is a full-time, 12-month, administrative and professional position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management in Academic Affairs. The Director of Admissions has primary responsibility for supervising, coordinating and administering the programs, activities, and staff associated with the Office of Admissions. 

    EIU's Admissions and Enrollment Management area has been experiencing great success over the past two years with significantly increasing Freshman cohorts complemented by an improved academic profile. We are looking for a proven leader to continue to support and sustain the positive momentum established.

    See Full Details Here

  • October 07, 2019 8:49 PM | Anonymous member

    Employment Opportunities at the University of Illinois Springfield

    The University of Illinois Springfield has multiple openings for Admissions Counselors in the Office of Admissions. One of the three University of Illinois campuses, UIS emphasizes excellence in teaching, small classes, and quality student life. Admissions Counselors will be responsible for recruiting new students to the Springfield campus. Positions will be based in the Chicago-area or in Springfield.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, valid driver's license, strong public speaking ability, enthusiastic approach to work and commitment to delivery of high quality service, personal schedule that accommodates the travel portion of the position, cooperative work style and strong personal initiative are all required. The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision is also required. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-directed person with good organizational, planning, and communication skills. Overnight travel and some evening/weekend work will be required. Interviewing and counseling skills are preferred to be able to provide students with proper advising, guidance, and assistance with academic planning. Previous work experience in admissions, recruitment, or higher education is a plus. Bilingual candidates and/or candidates with prior experience with recruiting will be regarded favorably.

    Review of applications will begin October 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. After the position is filled, a continuing file of outstanding applicants will be maintained in the event of any future openings. The University of Illinois Springfield is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals can apply at

  • October 06, 2019 7:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Wabash College seeks candidates for its position of Assistant/Associate Director of International Admissions. Wabash is a top-60 National Liberal Arts College, member of Colleges That Change Lives, and boasts exceptional outcomes by its students and alumni. The College invests significant resources to ensure all of its students can participate in off-campus and international immersion learning experiences, and almost 80% of all Wabash students secure paid internships as undergraduates. In addition, Wabash ranked 10th in Forbes magazine’s “Grateful Grads” list of the happiest and most successful alumni in all of US higher education.

    The Assistant/Associate Director of International Admissions is a critical member of the Enrollment Management team and is responsible for creating and implementing all strategies and tactics necessary to enroll a vibrant international student population. This position can work remotely with periodic trips to campus for training and special campus visit programs. The Assistant/Associate Director will work in close collaboration with the Director of International Programs to ensure that enrolled students have the resources required for successful integration into the College community. 


    1.            Manage an international recruitment territory that includes 6-10 weeks of travel.

    2.            Conduct off-campus information sessions that represent Wabash and the Enrollment Office to a wide range of constituents on all aspect of the College’s academic program[s] and enrollment process.

    3.            Review applications for all international first-year and transfer students.

    4.            Work with Financial Aid staff to develop merit-based and need-based financial aid award strategy.

    5.            Manage Admissions Office social media accounts focused on outreach to international students.

    6.            Maintain accurate student recruitment records within the office CRM (Slate) consistent with industry best practice.

    7.            Build and maintain working relationship with key faculty members and with key athletic staff.

    8.            Work with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations to build and maintain contact with key Wabash alumni overseas.

    9.            Participate and contribute to the overall strategy of the Enrollment Office.

    10.          Work effectively within a team environment and across multiple departments to achieve tactical goals.

    11.          Work independently to advance departmental goals and objectives.

    12.          Other duties as assigned.


    A bachelor’s degree is required with a masters preferred.  3-5 years of admissions and/or recruitment experience.  A preference will be given to those with direct overseas recruitment experience.  Prior experience within a higher education environment (or combination of experience and education) is preferred; familiarity with selective liberal arts colleges and non-profit organizations; well-developed oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational and analytical skills; ability to work independently and with a team as well as with various constituencies.

    To apply for this position please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by choosing the Apply Now option on this page. Application review will begin immediately.  Preferred start date is November 1.

    Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful diversity experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a multicultural global world. We welcome applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE.

  • October 02, 2019 5:39 PM | Anonymous member


    The mission of Kalamazoo College is to prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world.

    Welcome to Kalamazoo College

    Together in a fellowship in learning, the members of the Kalamazoo College community are developing a model of an educated citizen who combines scholarship, civic engagement and in-depth living experiences in other countries.

    As a highly selective, nationally renowned, and internationally oriented four-year college of arts and sciences, Kalamazoo College—affectionately known as “K”—has developed a tradition of excellence in the fulfillment of this mission. Located in southern Michigan in the thriving Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan area (population 335,000), K is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation, and remains highly innovative and progressive in its academic offerings. K’s open curriculum and K-Plan were developed before other such plans existed to emphasize students’ ownership of their own educational experiences. Students learn to think creatively and analytically and to bring extraordinary depth and passion to their particular fields of interest. While these programs have been copied in various forms at other institutions, K continues to evolve and clearly articulate a vision for the future.

    Kalamazoo College seeks a highly qualified and effective strategist for the position of vice president for admission and financial aid to lead the College in meeting its goals for undergraduate recruitment and enrollment. Currently, K has the largest enrollment since 1970 with the highest number of students coming from out of state in the history of the College. The new vice president will build on the existing strengths of a successful enrollment team and look to continue to effectively shape and enroll a class that reflects the established, yet innovative nature of the College. Reporting to President Jorge G. Gonzalez, the vice president will serve as a member of the President’s Staff.

    The Position

    The vice president for admission and financial aid will be responsible for employing best practices to enroll first year and transfer students who will flourish and persist to graduation at Kalamazoo College. To accomplish this, the vice president will supervise the offices of admission and financial aid. Further, the vice president will partner with internal constituents to include faculty, the athletic department, and students; and with external groups to include alumni, guidance staff, community-based organizations, community college staff and more.

    The expectations for this vice president require that the successful candidate has the ability and experience to accomplish the following:

    • ·Balance headcount goals to maximize campus size and resources with net tuition revenue.
    • Understand who persists at Kalamazoo College and recruit and admit students who will be successful from day one through graduation.
    • Study trend lines and data points to capture the full picture of past success and use that information to chart the course for future opportunities.
    • Consider external data and demographics to frame a strategy and give context to proposed solutions.
    • Employ a long-term view building a multiyear strategic plan, recognizing the demographic shifts and declines, particularly in K’s important Midwestern market.
    • Develop recruitment goals and strategies that will encompass the diverse environment at K and continue to increase diversity in all aspects.

    • Compile and interpret useful data in the functions of predictive modeling, leveraging, net tuition revenue, and price forecasting. Work with the external partner, EAB, to create financial aid packaging policies to optimize enrollment, both for new and for continuing students.
    • Offer innovative and sustainable ideas for connecting deeply with alumni networks.
    • Communicate to the campus the goals and objectives in recruiting and retaining students.
    • Build upon the strengths of a well-established partnership with college marketing and communications (CMAC).  Recognizing nearly half of CMAC’s time and efforts are committed to admission and financial aid related work, the vice president will participate, collaborate, and add value to all marketing and communications efforts related to enrollment management.
    • Reach in a compelling way to key community partners such as alumni, counselors, and community-based organizations on behalf of Kalamazoo College.
    • Partner with faculty. The enrollment division has had a history of connecting with faculty and listening for ways they can influence prospective students. Faculty want to continue to contribute in ways that are rewarding. The vice president will serve as an informing member of the Faculty Admissions and Financial Aid Committee.
    •  Work in collaboration with key administrative areas for the purpose of strategically providing support to retain students. Serve on the retention committee chaired through the vice president for student development and dean of students office.
    • Promote programs and opportunities that will enhance K’s ability to seek out and retain well-matched students.
    • Focus on best practices in continuing student financial aid and financial literacy programs for the benefit of student satisfaction and retention.
    • Engage a highly interested and invested alumni base in recruitment efforts and activities.
    • Work closely with athletic staff with an understanding of NCAA schedules and deadlines in an effort to walk hand-in-hand to recruit student athletes to Kalamazoo College.
    • Provide professional leadership and collaboration with colleagues serving on the President’s senior team and play an integral part in all executive-level decisions.
    • Regularly inform and interact with the Board of Trustees.
    • Develop and direct a team of 17 admission and four financial aid professionals with the goal of enhancing all aspects of student enrollment. Cultivate a senior team to ensure the day-to-day operations function to meet the goals and objectives of enrollment and of the institution.
    • Continue to attract, retain and lead a competent staff into creative and innovative recruitment strategies, while offering support and mentorship.
    • Build relationships externally—locally, regionally, and through professional organizations and networks—to connect K advantageously for recruitment and for marketing purposes.

    Qualities and Characteristics:

    The vice president will have significant progressive experience in higher education and a deep understanding of higher education enrollment management principles and practices. A bachelor’s degree is required, though an advanced degree is strongly preferred.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

    • Ability to serve Kalamazoo College with integrity and transparency.
    • Strategic mindset that is informed by analytics and a data savvy approach.
    • Leadership approach that offers great vision and forward thinking.
    • Skill to motivate as a passionate influencer, involving all campus constituents and alumni in recruitment activities.
    •  Well versed in NCAA Division III athletics and collaborative best practices for athletic recruitment.
    • Experienced in student information systems and customer relations management; direct experience in Colleague and Slate is preferred.
    • Possess a track record of developing new markets while sustaining and growing primary markets, in-state and out-of-state.
    • Proficient in recruitment practices for international students.
    • Focused and intentional in serving an institution and meeting institutional goals and objectives through enrollment practices.
    • Experienced in new and continuing financial aid strategy, and values the importance of customer service.
    • Features excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Presents an optimistic, upbeat approach.
    • Demonstrates skill as a self-starter, motivated by the importance of the work.
    • Collaborates with expressed excitement of involvement in all College business.
    • Able to manage up with wisdom, manage down with humility, manage sideways with diplomacy.
    • Displays a sense of humor at key moments.

    Institutional Strength and Competitive Advantages

    Kalamazoo College is a premier liberal arts institution that has gone through many eras of growth and change, and through it all, has maintained a tradition of excellence. K has led the way in tying liberal learning to measurable outcomes in a variety of ways.

    The K-Plan

    Since 1962, Kalamazoo College has offered a nationally recognized curriculum called the Kalamazoo Plan (often referred to as the K-Plan), an undergraduate experience of rigorous liberal arts scholarship and opportunities for experiential education in both domestic and international settings. Kalamazoo College invented the K-Plan, and though it’s now widely imitated, no one integrates its elements as well as its founder. One reason is that Kalamazoo College is not content with the status quo. K recently applied for and received an $800,000 Mellon Foundation Grant to review and ensure that the K-Plan continues to bring innovative results to today’s K students.

    At Kalamazoo College, graduating seniors know how to think critically, solve problems creatively, and collaborate across cultures and languages. Many of today’s top careers use the analytical and communication skills K’s graduates develop through this extraordinary academic rigor. The K-Plan is a four-part, integrated approach to an excellent education in the liberal arts and sciences. The K-Plan is highly customized to the needs of each student, as they customize their four-year college experience. Students configure their own elective coursework to take full advantage of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. They develop the ability to think creatively and analytically and to bring depth and passion to their particular fields of study.

    The K-Plan consists of four parts:

    • 1.     RIGOROUS ACADEMICS - Depth and Breadth: Students shape their majors and all other classes with guidance from faculty and other mentors. The flexibility and rigor of K’s curriculum provides a customized academic experience with superior lifelong value.
    • 2.     A HANDS-ON EDUCATION - Learning Through Experience: Students connect classroom learning with real-world experience by completing a career development internship or externship, participating in civic engagement and service-learning projects, and getting involved in social justice leadership work.
    • 3.     STUDY ABROAD - International and Intercultural Experience: Kalamazoo College’s study abroad programs have served as a model among U.S. colleges for more than 50 years. Students choose from 56 programs in 28 countries across six continents.
    • 4.     SENIOR INDIVIDUALIZED PROJECT - Independent Scholarship: As the culmination of student learning, students will explore a subject of their own choosing, resulting in an in-depth, graduate-level research thesis, performance or creative work.

    Kalamazoo College offers 30 majors and 22 minors designed to move from the broad to the specific through a sequence of core and elective courses. Upper-level major courses delve deeply into a specific topic, and students shape a particular emphasis within a major through their choice of upper-level courses. All majors and programs build skills in written and oral expression, information literacy, critical thinking and analysis, creative problem-solving and independent scholarship.

    Early Focus on Employment Outcomes

    Kalamazoo College students start preparing for employment in their first year on campus when they are introduced to a four-year career exploration plan.

    Thanks to generous alumni and friends of the College, K students can benefit from employment outcome offerings such as K-Treks.

    K-Treks were established in 2014 by alumnus and TechValidate co-founder Brad O’Neill ’93, who invited four students to San Francisco to learn firsthand about technology careers. Since then, K-Trek programs have grown and expanded to New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., providing students with hands-on, outside-the-classroom opportunities. As a result, they learn to network and discover their prospective careers.

    K-Treks are career immersion experiences in which students travel to explore careers of interest by meeting with and learning from professionals in the field, often Kalamazoo College alumni and friends. K-Treks offer rich opportunities to understand industries from the inside, to make meaningful professional connections, and to get a feel for career life in a particular organization or city.

    Other employment outcome offerings include:

    §  Handshake, the leading career platform used by over 200,000 employers, delivering a database of career-development opportunities including internships, campus jobs and thousands of entry-level, post-graduate career opportunities.

    §  Passions to Professions events, providing lunches where students share a casual meal with a visiting professional and have opportunities to learn more about a career path.

    §  Recruiting expos, involving an evening with employers and graduate schools and sessions led by recruiters.

    §  The K alumni network, extending opportunities such as Wisr, the Kalamazoo College Career Mentoring Network. Wisr is an exclusive, career-focused online platform where alumni offer advice and connections to K students, helping them prepare for Life After K.

    Measured Success

    Students come to Kalamazoo College because they want a quality education, and K delivers it. Expectations of K students are very high, and K provides support to meet those expectations. The success of K students has been noticed:

    • Kalamazoo College has one of the highest four-year graduation rates in Michigan and the nation. Students reach lofty goals in their four years and have career success when they leave.
    • Kalamazoo College ranks in the top 2 percent among all U.S. colleges and universities surveyed for students ultimately earning a doctorate, according to the National Science Foundation.
    • Forbes rates Kalamazoo College one of the top institutions in the nation for return on investment based on post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, academic success and graduation rate.
    • The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) measures how an institution contributes to student development, focusing on the areas of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and writing ability. K first administered this assessment with freshmen in 2005; these same students took the test again their senior year. The results of the longitudinal CLA study were so impressive that they were the subject of a Wall Street Journal story, “College Uses Test Data to Show Value,” published February 21, 2014. “Kalamazoo students did well on the test both as freshmen and seniors, but most importantly, the amount they improved over time was at or above the 95th percentile in each category.”
    • Kalamazoo College has been featured for its life-changing experiences in all four editions of “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges,” a book that profiles extraordinary colleges and encourages students to select institutions based on fit.

    Strategic Planning

    A recently completed 10-year strategic plan guided the re-imagination and integration of elements of the K-Plan for a more inclusive, student-focused environment. Building on a history of deliberate planning and forward thinking, Kalamazoo College is currently engaged in a five-year plan, “Advancing Kalamazoo College: A Strategic Vision for 2023.” This strategic work is centered on making K a definitive leader in integrating academic rigor with life-changing experiential education in a values-driven community.

    The Heart of Kalamazoo College

    Kalamazoo College students work very hard, and they do so in a supportive environment, where faculty, staff, and peers want everyone to succeed. K offers a shared rigor in a place where people—students, faculty and staff—seek and foster intellectual and personal transformation.


    Kalamazoo College enrolls 1,467 students (2018-19) from 39 states and 28 countries; 32.8 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and 8 percent are international students. Fifteen percent of all students are first generation college students.   

    The class of 2022 had an average ACT of 27.3, and an average SAT of 1290. Kalamazoo College is a test optional school. The College holds a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

    The First Year Experience at K is a nationally recognized program that helps students achieve academic success, identify and pursue their passions, connect with Kalamazoo College and the greater Kalamazoo communities, construct complex intercultural understandings, and develop a purpose-filled and balanced life. The program extends focused attention on new students to the entire first year rather than just the orientation period. Programs offered during orientation week focus on the dimensions of student growth in hopes that students develop lifelong learning, career readiness, intercultural understanding, leadership and social responsibility—the goals of a Kalamazoo College education. A common reading for the summer culminates with a discussion of the reading held during the orientation week. The first-year seminars start during orientation week and continue through fall quarter. Nearly all faculty participate in the first-year experience through advising and/or teaching a seminar.

    Kalamazoo College is committed to fostering a campus climate and academic experience in which the diverse community of learners can thrive. In recent years, the College has made great strides in enrolling a significantly more diverse student body in terms of race/ethnicity and country of origin. One example of this commitment has been being first in the state of Michigan to be a Posse Foundation partner. The Posse/Kalamazoo College collaboration was made possible by a grant from the Arcus Foundation, which was founded by Jon Stryker '82, Kalamazoo College trustee and alumnus. The total amount of the grant to the College will exceed $5 million over the nine-year period of the program and provides full scholarships for each Posse Scholar, as well as on-campus academic support. The student body has also become much more diverse in family income level, geography, and first-generation status. This achievement in representational diversity is indispensable and will continue.

    In 2018, 98 percent of students received need-based and/or merit-based financial aid, totaling nearly $49 million in grants and scholarships. Nearly 23 percent of students receive Federal Pell Grants. Kalamazoo College believes in both financial aid based on promise and ability, and financial aid based on need.

    When students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) receive their diplomas, 92 percent of them are eligible for an outstanding graduation gift: a tuition-free post-secondary education thanks to the Kalamazoo Promise.  Beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, as a member of the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA), a consortium of independent, liberal arts-focused colleges, Kalamazoo College enrolls and supports Kalamazoo Promise-eligible students according to the terms of the program. The Kalamazoo Promise funds K students at the level of the undergraduate average tuition and fees for the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). K has committed to covering any difference between that amount and the amount of K’s yearly tuition and fees.


    Kalamazoo College’s 100 full-time faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong learning, career readiness, intercultural understanding, social responsibility, and leadership. During the academic year, professors visit each other’s classes and discuss issues surrounding teaching and learning. The result is an amazing group of dedicated teachers who spend long hours preparing for classes, meeting with and getting to know students, and working on their craft. Ninety-eight percent of the faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree and 79 percent are tenured or tenure-track. Fifty-three percent of faculty identify as women.

    Over the last several decades, the K community has continually evolved to reflect the increasing diversity and complexity of the world. K is committed not only to building a faculty that reflects the diversity of its ever-changing student body, but to supporting its faculty as they lead in shaping K’s distinguished academic mission. The quality and content of K’s academic programs is enhanced by the presence of a diverse faculty and K actively seeks and cultivates an inclusive and supportive environment that enables and promotes success and recognition for K’s distinguished faculty.

    At Kalamazoo College, student-faculty interaction goes beyond the classroom to include working together on research projects, college committees, and community projects. The connections students and faculty form last well beyond graduation.

    The Curriculum

    Kalamazoo College is on the quarter system. Some time ago, the summer session was eliminated, leaving three quarters during the academic year. Each quarter is composed of ten weeks of class plus an examination period for a total of eleven weeks. Students normally carry a course load of three academic units per quarter. In most cases, a course is equivalent to a single unit. Each Kalamazoo College unit is equivalent to 5 quarter hours or 3.33 semester hours. This course load enables a student to complete all graduation requirements (36 academic units and 1 physical education unit) within 12 quarters.

    Leadership and Governance  

    Jorge Gonzalez became the 18th president of Kalamazoo College, July 2016. Prior to becoming president, he served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college of Occidental College from 2010 until 2016; and he was a member of the Trinity University faculty from 1989 to 2010. President Gonzalez served as chair of Trinity’s economics department for nine years and as special assistant to the president from 2008 to 2010. 

    A graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico, Gonzalez earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University. He has published extensively on such topics as foreign investment, undocumented immigration, international trade in the Americas, the Mexican financial system, and the political economy of U.S. trade and immigration legislation. He has presented his research findings at professional conferences in North, Central, and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is often invited to speak to companies, organizations, and community groups about the Mexican economy, He has been on the Board of the Flintridge Preparatory School (La Cañada, CA), KIPP Aspire Academy – San Antonio, the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos – San Antonio, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. He served as the president of the International Trade and Finance Association during 2014. He is currently the president of the board of the F.W. and Elsie L. Heyl Science Scholarship Fund and serves on the boards of the Council of Independent Colleges, Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Southwest Michigan First and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

    The Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees is composed of 34 members including the president. The Board, which represents the major sectors of society, is national in composition and has strong representation from the Kalamazoo community and from alumni. Additionally, 25 individuals hold the status of Emeriti Trustee. The president and vice president of the Alumni Association Engagement Board may serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

    Kalamazoo College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Kalamazoo College is an institutional member of the American Council on Education, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

    The Campus and the Life Within

    Residential Life and Student Activities

    Kalamazoo College students are bright, energetic, highly involved and creative people. Campus life fully reflects these characteristics. At the heart of campus life is the concept of residential living that provides a vital contribution to the full education and development of students. Seventy percent of K’s students live on campus and most of the off-campus students reside within four blocks of campus. Residential living is supportive of K students’ academic preparation and plays an integral role in their experiential education, providing rich opportunities for involvement and development. This high level of residential living contributes to a lively campus atmosphere. Students live in one of the six residence halls or one of the Living Learning Housing Units.

    In the first-year halls, which include Hoben and Trowbridge halls, the focus is on assisting students in their transition to the College and making those important connections. The halls for continuing students, including Crissey, DeWaters and Severn halls provide different types of room design, including suites, and assist students in creating their own communities and continuing those connections. Harmon Hall, for both new and continuing students, is located next to Anderson Athletic Center and offers the widest variety of living and community options. Students living on campus eat at the dining hall in the student center.

    Living Learning Housing Units allow students to live with people who share similar interests. Students with a shared interest find this the best way to help educate themselves and the larger campus community on issues related to their cause. Living Learning Housing Unit themes change with each academic year and have included sustainability, wellness, music, language and culture, women’s issues, food and nutrition, business, art, global issues, volunteerism, and spirituality. 

    Student organizations include interest-based, advocacy/identity-based, social, social action, and political groups. Kalamazoo College has over 70 registered student organizations on campus. Among them are Hillel, Asian Pacific Islander Student Association, International Student Organization, Progressive Organization for Women, Black Student Organization, Cirque du K (circus arts), and the Environmental Organization. Many students participate in the fine and performing arts, and they enjoy a high level of autonomy in planning campus events. Many of the faculty and staff attend events and activities with students.

    In addition, K students publish The Index, a bi-weekly student newspaper; operate a radio station for the campus, WJMD; and run the Frelon Dance Company.

    Student organizations are expected to demonstrate cultural, social, and/or educational advantages to the Kalamazoo College community.


    Kalamazoo College offers an excellent learning environment. Its hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. At the heart of the campus is the quadrangle (fondly known as the Quad), bordered by academic and administrative buildings, the student center and Stetson Chapel. Beyond the Quad are the fine arts facilities, including theatres and recital halls, the nationally recognized Dow Science Center, classrooms, offices, living/learning houses and residence halls, an athletic center, a racquet center, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and athletic field complex.

    Prospective students begin their Kalamazoo College campus tours and visits at K’s new Admission Center, opened October, 2017. The former bed and breakfast, next to West Main and across the street from Dow Science Center, is conveniently located and conveys the high quality of a K education and comfort to visitors. The Admission Center’s homey environment provides excellent work space for the admission staff, and a welcoming place for students and families.

    The College also owns a 140-acre arboretum located in Kalamazoo County. The Lillian Anderson Arboretum is a private facility open to the public and welcomes those who share in the commitment to preserving the natural qualities of the Arboretum. It is comprised of marsh, meadow, pine plantation, and second-growth deciduous forest.


    The Kalamazoo College Hornets participate in the NCAA Division III athletics, and K is a member of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Approximately 25 percent of students are active in 18 intercollegiate athletic sports. K is committed to finding the type of student-athlete who will be successful both in the classroom as well as in our athletic programs. Women participate in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, and volleyball; Men participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, and tennis.

    The department of athletics at Kalamazoo College enhances the greater College mission by providing challenging opportunities for student-athletes to use best principles toward building a healthy balance of outstanding scholarship and winning athletic achievement as a means of realizing their full human potential. In serving this mission, all involved with the department become champions in the classroom, in competition and in life.

    Kalamazoo, MI

    Kalamazoo, a city in southern Michigan, contains all the advantages of a big city with the intimacy of a small town. The city’s downtown district is within walking distance of the campus. Kalamazoo and Portage comprise a metropolitan area with more than 335,000 people. 

    Today Kalamazoo hosts three higher learning institutions, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, diverse and affordable housing, award winning water and water reclamation systems, and many parks, lakes and golf courses. A wide variety of industries and businesses call Kalamazoo home, including major players in the pharmaceutical, medical science and craft beer industries. The City also offers an assortment of cultural attractions including music, visual art, dance and theatre.

    Kalamazoo is located approximately 136 miles west of Detroit, 73 miles southwest of Lansing, and 145 miles east of Chicago, and only 35 miles from Lake Michigan. Several major airlines serve the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, and Amtrak service is available.


    Whether renting or buying, Kalamazoo has something for everyone. From elegant historic homes to modern downtown apartments to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian homes, Kalamazoo’s diverse neighborhoods offer a wide range of options that suit all tastes.

    Kalamazoo is divided into twenty-one neighborhoods, each with unique characteristics and a shared sense of community. Seven neighborhoods are adjacent to Kalamazoo’s growing downtown, which is often the focus of community events and activities. Many neighborhoods are represented by a neighborhood association that supports the needs of their residents and acts as a liaison with the City Commission. The City also partners with a variety of public and private organizations to oversee community projects and maintain safe, clean, and vibrant neighborhoods which are essential to maintaining the strength of Kalamazoo.

    Things to do in Kalamazoo!

    The Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers science, technology and history exhibits, plus a planetarium. American and European art form the core collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. To the south, the Air Zoo museum features vintage aircraft, flight simulators and rides. The multi-use Kalamazoo River Valley Trail runs through the city, linking parks and nearby communities. Dine at one of the many neighborhood favorites for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or sample beers at local breweries after a day of exploring the cultural and natural wonders of Kalamazoo. Take yourself or your family on a mural crawl. There’s no shortage of beautiful art to see while walking through Kalamazoo.

    Kalamazoo County amenities include: more than 450 restaurants, 83 lakes with public access, 69 public parks, 22 public golf courses, five wineries, 16 breweries/brewpubs, three ski resorts, two state game areas, and one toboggan/winter park. 

    Check out Discover Kalamazoo for a full list of exciting things to do in Kalamazoo!


    Napier Executive Search is assisting Kalamazoo College with the search for the vice president for admission and financial aid. To nominate someone or arrange for a confidential conversation, please contact Robin Reynders ( or Mary Napier ( For best consideration, candidates who plan to apply should electronically send a resume, a detailed letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references by email to by November 11, 2019. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.  

    An equal opportunity employer, Kalamazoo College is committed to equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal protection under the law. The College administers its programs, activities, and services without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, height, weight, marital status, familial status, physical disability as protected by law, or sexual orientation. The College’s definition of sexual orientation proscribes discrimination based on a person’s, sexuality, or gender identity, actual or presumed.

  • October 02, 2019 5:37 PM | Anonymous member

    “We have made great strides in our talent strategy, our programs, and our national stature over the last decade. Those gains give us a chance to look ahead to new horizons and new opportunities for our people, programs, and facilities. What we offer is a culture of possibility. An F&M education is worthy of the best students everywhere and the inspired support of everyone who found their voice here.”          

    Barbara K. Altmann, President of Franklin & Marshall College         

    Strongly positioned within the top tier of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges (#38 on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list), Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) has become a force for transformative change not only in the lives of individual students and the College’s student body, but also across the American higher education sector as the national model for the American Talent Initiative.

    F&M currently seeks an experienced Vice President for Enrollment Management to work with President Barbara Altmann and other leaders within the community to develop a strategy that will advance the College on its clear, upward trajectory as a leading national liberal arts college. Founded in 1787 and located in the vibrant city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, today F&M boasts 2,400 undergraduate students, a 9:1 student to faculty ratio, the strongest first-year class in College history, and the momentum created by a decade of exceptional achievement.   In the public phase of the $200 million Now to Next capital campaign and anchored in its commitment to academic excellence, the College is launching a strategic planning process and preparing for its future from a position of strength.

    The Opportunity

    F&M seeks an experienced, dynamic, creative, and innovative Vice President for Enrollment Management who will report to President Barbara Altmann, now in her second year at the college.  The successful candidate will be a crucial member of the college’s senior leadership team, overseeing the efforts of the offices of admission and financial aid and working closely with key colleagues across the institution on issues related to student affairs, including student success, retention, and graduation rate.

    The Vice President for Enrollment Management will serve as a collaborative partner in a team of deeply committed senior staff and will advise and guide the president, colleagues, and the Board of Trustees in all matters related to recruiting, enrollment, financial aid, and strategic positioning of the institution amid the rapidly evolving landscape for highly selective liberal arts colleges.  The next Vice President will develop and oversee the successful execution of the strategic enrollment plan, facilitate senior leadership discussions on matters related to enrollment and retention, and join other areas of the College where the intersections of enrollment, student learning and experience contribute to the strength and inclusive excellence of F&M and the four-year life cycle of the student.

    President Altmann will lead the College’s development of a new strategic plan during the calendar year 2020, ensuring that the new vice president will have significant input into and influence on the final product, which will be designed to guide F&M’s trajectory over the next several years. 

    Responsibilities and Goals

    The Vice President for Enrollment Management will:

          Oversee the offices of admission and financial aid and a staff of approximately 35 professionals and coordinate their work with both prospective and current F&M students.

          Integrate student retention into the overall plan for enrollment, working closely with colleagues across campus.

          Bring significant experience and a body of enrollment knowledge to Franklin & Marshall, building on the considerable strength of the institution and raising the visibility of the College.

          Maintain the superb academic quality of the student body and extend the geographic and socioeconomic reach of the recruitment efforts.

          Nurture the collegial community of F&M to inspire a culture of enrollment and emphasize the important role each and every member of the community plays in retaining students through graduation and beyond.

          Develop a strategic enrollment plan that leverages data analytics and demonstrates knowledge of demographics, best practices in enrollment and financial aid policies, market trends, and innovative thinking that will appeal to high-achieving students in the U.S. and abroad.

          Mentor, empower and lead a hard-working staff and support professional development opportunities.

          Serve as a college leader and energetically inspire others to support enrollment strategies.

    Qualifications and Skills

          An intense interest and ability to collaborate across campus.

          Creative and generous in spirit, nimble in thought and planning.

          Data savvy, strategically deft, finely tuned skills in predictive modeling and analytics.

          Passion for the liberal arts.

          Personal qualities of transparency, impeccable ethical standards, optimism and confidence.

          Desire for achieving results that can be sustained long-term and reflect a commitment to F&M both in the present and in the future.

          Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken; ability to make a compelling case to students and their families for Franklin & Marshall and the powerful experience available to students.

          Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate an outstanding staff.

          Positioned to influence national organizations and participate in national conversations on admissions, financial aid and enrollment.

          Minimum of 10 years in enrollment and/or related fields with progressively increased responsibilities and a record of success in recruitment and enrollment. Advanced degree is strongly preferred.

    About Franklin & Marshall College

    Over the past decade, Franklin & Marshall has bolstered its excellent national and international reputation by strengthening its value proposition for today’s students. The College has enhanced its impressive academic program with a vibrant new approach to general education and with new interdisciplinary major and minor programs such as Public Health and Latin American Studies. Building on the success of its student-centered College Houses, F&M has developed innovative approaches to promoting student success in and beyond college. For example, the College turned the traditional model for career services on its head and created the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development, which works intensively with students from their first weeks on campus through the years immediately after they graduate and beyond. F&M has also invested in state-of-the-art technology classrooms and new facilities including a new Student Wellness Center, the new multi-purpose Shadek Stadium and the interdisciplinary Winter Visual Arts Center designed by renowned architect Steven Holl.

    F&M has also achieved significant national visibility by embracing the American imperative to create college opportunity for talented students from all backgrounds. The College’s acclaimed “talent strategy" aims to draw exceptional, high-achieving students from the full American mosaic, while simultaneously enhancing the educational experience for all F&M students. These efforts have helped the College recruit a much deeper pool of academic talent and build partnerships with strong schools, networks and college access programs serving low-income communities across the country.  As a result, F&M in recent years has:

    • Nearly tripled need-based financial aid provided to each first-year class, from $5.8 million for the Class of 2012 to $14.4 million for the Class of 2022. Our efforts have also inspired greater levels of philanthropy in support of financial aid. With this expansion of aid, F&M has held tuition, room and board increases below four percent for nine of the past ten years, and has reduced average student debt on graduation by almost 20 percent.
    • Set new records for applications, with more than 9,500 applications for the Class of 2023, surpassing the 2020-2022 average of roughly 6,700, This trend has enhanced F&M’s selectivity significantly and has strengthened the academic depth of incoming classes, with average SAT scores continuing to rise.
    • Increased the proportion of incoming students who are eligible for Pell Grants (many of whom are also first-generation college students) from 5 percent for the Class of 2012 to between 17 and 21 percent for each of the last eight incoming classes. These students are achieving average GPAs and retention and graduation rates comparable to their cohorts as a whole.
    • Expanded significantly the diversity of the student body; the Class of 2023 includes 23 percent domestic students of color, up from 11 percent in the Class of 2012.

    Building on this success, F&M led the creation of the American Talent Initiative (ATI), funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims within a decade to increase by 50,000 the enrollment of lower- and moderate-income students at the country's 270 colleges and universities that consistently graduate at least 70 percent of their students. Starting with just 30 founding institutions, already the ATI has grown to more than 120 members, including all eight Ivy League institutions and many public flagships and selective national liberal arts colleges.

    Mission Statement

    Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. 

    Academics at F&M

    The Franklin & Marshall curriculum provides a framework for their students’ intellectual development over their four years at F&M and helps them become the creative, innovative, responsible and ambitious participants in learning they need to be to best prepare for life and work beyond their years in college.

    F&M offers 60 fields of study spanning the breadth of traditional liberal arts disciplines and including many distinctive interdisciplinary programs, including biochemistry and molecular biology, scientific and philosophical studies of mind, Africana studies, international studies, and business, organizations and society.  In recent years, the College has created new major programs in computer science, film & media studies, Italian, public health, and women’s, gender & sexuality studies. More than 20 percent of F&M students build a unique educational experience tailored to their interests by declaring more than one major or designing a Special Studies or joint major.

    Called "Connections," the general education curriculum encourages students to strive beyond traditional boundaries and limits and to make connections: connections across what might be considered typical structures of study; connections between theory and practice; connections between other students and faculty; and connections between their liberal arts education and the world. Examples of the synergies inspired by the Connections curriculum include a group of students studying government, anthropology, economics and public health coming together to explore how to prevent a disease from crossing national borders, and another group of students studying sociology, computer science and world history working side by side to investigate the origins of issues of terrorism and national security to try to inform solutions.

    F&M seeks to build in our students the ability to discover, to understand the limits of knowledge and the value of evidence, to debate respectfully with others, to refine in themselves a sense of judgment, and to analyze critically, speak persuasively and listen attentively. Establishing this foundation in early seminars prepares students to do in-depth exploration in whatever major they choose.


    To prepare for global citizenship, students acquire intercultural knowledge and, in some cases, intensive language immersion through more than 200 approved off-campus study programs. The number of students participating in summer, semester or year-long programs prior to graduation is approximately 50 percent. Most benefit from off-campus study advisers who provide one-on-one mentoring to guide students towards meaningful integration of the abroad experience into the overall education experience at F&M.

    The College owns the Advanced Studies in England(ASE) program based in Bath, England, and faculty regularly teach in Bath with ASE. F&M also boasts a vibrant Summer Travel Courseprogram, offering faculty the opportunity to teach abroad, and providing students and faculty with an intensive, high-impact teaching and learning experience. Previous Summer Travel Courses have taken place in Russia, Italy, South Africa, China, Denmark and Cuba. Financial aid is available for these opportunities.

    With a view that competency in a foreign language helps students develop an informed and thoughtful awareness of language as a system and facilitates their exploration of other cultural worlds, the faculty has determined that language study should be at the core of the College’s expanding international focus. Evidence of this attention is the addition of Arabic and Chinese language instruction. The College now offers 11 languages, and all students are required to demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.

    The goal of internationalization is aided by the recruitment of a healthy percentage of international students. International students now make up roughly 18 percent of the total student population. The College offers support to international students as well as faculty interested in exploring new pedagogical strategies to best serve an internationalized student body.

    Student Life at Franklin and Marshall

    With a distinctive approach to college housing, more than 100 active student clubs and organizations, dozens of club and intramural sports teams, its own art museum, and abundant opportunities to engage in volunteer service, Franklin & Marshall provides students with a vibrant campus life experience to complement their academic pursuits. Activity in student groups, the arts, civic engagement, and athletics and recreation all enhance the culture of teaching and learning at F&M by allowing students to form new friendships, create meaningful and memorable community experiences, discover important life lessons outside of the classroom, and make the most of their years on campus.

    College House System

    Residential life at Franklin & Marshall is not separated from the academic life of the college.  Unique to F&M is the faculty-led College House system.  All first-year students are assigned to one of five residential houses, each led by a senior member of the faculty, the Dons, and by their colleagues, the House Deans, who are experienced student life professionals.  This allows for deeper programming, conversations and events that extend easily from the classroom to the residence hall and stretch the boundaries between and among academic disciplines and intellectual interests. 

    Common Hour

    The Common Hour – every Thursday at 11:30 am – is a time that allows the entire community to come together for special events, campus-wide conversations and meaningful exchange of ideas.  No classes are scheduled at this time and all members of the community are involved.  Proposals for topics are welcome from faculty, staff and students alike, and are selected by a committee that also includes representatives of all three groups.

    Student Clubs & Organizations

    The College recognizes 108 student clubs and organizations, including departmental and professional organizations; ethnic and lifestyle clubs; literary clubs; educational organizations; honorary societies; performing arts clubs; music and vocal groups; political advocacy groups; publications and media clubs; religious organizations; service groups; and other special-interest groups. Students are encouraged to form new organizations to meet emerging needs.

    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    The College hosts five fraternities and seven sororities that are all affiliated with national organizations. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, within the Office of the Dean of the College, oversees these chapters. Roughly 30 percent of the College’s men and 40 percent of F&M’s women choose to join a chapter. The chapters host social events, volunteer in the Lancaster community, participate in leadership development programs on and off campus, and actively engage in philanthropic activities. In fall 2017, F&M welcomed its first historically black sorority, creating a joint chapter of Delta Sigma Theta with nearby Millersville University.


    Franklin & Marshall competes athletically in Division III of the NCAA, sponsoring 27 varsity teams as well as five intramural sports and numerous club sports.  F&M plays in the Centennial Conference distinguished by “excellence on and off the field.”  The Centennial Conference includes 11 elite mid-Atlantic colleges and universities who share the same academic values and commitment to the spirit of competition, excellence and camaraderie.

    Admission and Financial Aid

    Franklin & Marshall offers three application plans:  Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision.  The average SAT score is 1375 and the middle 50% range for the ACT is 29-32.  Over 9,500 applications were reviewed for the class entering in Fall 2019; the acceptance rate was 30% and yield was 23%.

    Franklin & Marshall is one of only a small number of colleges and universities that offers need-based aid exclusively and meets full demonstrated need for all admitted students.  Interest in F&M continues to grow among high school students in the U.S. and overseas, and the College has set new records for applications in recent years. F&M has formed strong relationships with schools and college access organizations across the country, such as the POSSE Foundation, KIPP, Achievement First, and College Match, to recruit and enroll a talented and increasingly diverse student body. The College has also contributed to efforts to promote college enrollment among rural students via the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps. Franklin & Marshall takes pride in the degree to which students of all backgrounds are integrated fully in the life of the campus.

    By sharpening its focus on demographic challenges (first generation/first to college, middle class, and broader geographic reach), as well as boosting the yield rate and making financial aid packages more competitive, F&M continues to enhance the quality of its student body and its competitiveness with aspirant colleges.

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Lancaster is an ideal college town of 60,000 (and more than 500,000 in the surrounding region), located within steps of the campus.  Both city-sophisticated and small-town comfortable, Lancaster has a booming arts scene, an array of restaurant options, specialty foods like Hammond’s Pretzels, and is filled with historic buildings and the country’s oldest continuously operating indoor farmer’s market.   Journalist Thomas Friedman recently lauded Lancaster for its civic innovation, and the New York Times also featured its extraordinary offerings in global dining, as well as its success as a refugee resettlement area.  The city was dubbed the “new Brooklyn” by the New York Post in 2016, and consistently rates high on lists of great places to live. Lancaster is easily accessible from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. 

    To Apply

    Napier Executive Search is assisting Franklin & Marshall College with the search for the Vice President for Enrollment Management.  To arrange for a confidential conversation, please contact Laura Robinson ( or Nancy Benedict ( or Mary Napier (  For best consideration, candidates who plan to apply should send a resume, a detailed letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references by email to no later than November 5, 2019.  Review will begin immediately thereafter and the expected start date will be early summer 2020.  All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.  

    Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.  Furthermore, the College does not discriminate on the basis of the protected classes listed above in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs.

  • October 02, 2019 5:35 PM | Anonymous member

    There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause.

    D.D. Palmer

    Founder of Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Founded in 1897, Palmer College of Chiropractic is the first and largest chiropractic college in the world with more than 2,200 students across three campuses. The main campus is located in Davenport, Iowa with branch campus in Port Orange, Florida (Florida campus) and San Jose, California (West campus). Palmer is the trusted leader in chiropractic education and as such, it has played an instrumental role in and has remained at the forefront of chiropractic development. A private, non-profit institution of higher learning, Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of the chiropractic profession that will soon celebrate 125 years and offers students a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a Bachelor of Science in General Science completion degree.

    The Position

    Palmer College of Chiropractic seeks a visionary, goal-oriented and passionate professional who understands the complexity of a multi-campus institution to serve as its Vice Chancellor for Admissions. Reporting to the Chancellor Dennis Marchiori and located on the main campus in Davenport, the Vice Chancellor of Admissions will oversee all aspects of admission for all three campuses. Serving on the Chancellor’s executive leadership team, the new Vice Chancellor of Admissions will work collaboratively with key partners at the college and supervise and inspire a young, talented and hard-working team of 27 full-time admission professionals, including those located on the Florida and West campuses.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The primary duties and responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor for Admission are as follows:

         Design, implement and oversee the execution of a holistic recruitment plan that ensures enrollment growth.

         Create well-defined and measurable goals and continually frame staff work and projects within the context of Palmer’s strategic priorities and guiding principles.

         Provide a strategic view of the national landscape and forecast trends in higher education, especially as they relate to graduate and chiropractic education.

         Provide leadership, oversight, and direction to admission staff members with an openness, appreciation and transparency that allows them to feel inspired, mentored and motivated.

         Participate and encourage staff involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities to ensure admission practices are contemporary.

         Understand and navigate the complexity and nuances of a multi-campus college, appreciating the differences in regions, academic offerings, and student populations.

         In conjunction with Dr. Kevin Cunningham, Vice Chancellor for Student Services, refine the college’s scholarship matrix and strategies for the optimum utilization of college funds to maximize student scholarships, net tuition revenue and student yield.

         Partner with the Vice Chancellor of Marketing to influence strategic marketing and admissions processes to grow the prospective student funnel, and increase the size of the applicant pool.

         Strengthen and enhance relationships with key colleges and universities whose students have matriculated to Palmer in the past, while seeking additional institutions to grow prospective student interest.

         Foster the College’s impressive alumni body’s interest in student referrals, making sure to connect efficiently and deeply with that network.

    Qualifications and Characteristics:

    The successful candidate should have significant proven experience in an admission

    management position in higher education. An undergraduate degree is required, an advanced degree is highly preferred. In addition, candidates for this position should demonstrate the following characteristics, skills, abilities and understanding:

         Track record of success in the field of admission; experience and knowledge of innovative ways to further the College’s enrollment growth goals.

         Strong ability to use enrollment trend data in establishing priorities and developing strategies and objectives.

         Outstanding writing and superior spoken communication skills; appreciation for and ability to effectively articulate, educate and communicate the distinctive features of chiropractic education to prospective students and families.

         Advanced understanding of modern student recruitment strategies and the use of technology, especially as it relates to systems integration; prior use of Salesforce for data management and analysis preferred.

         Superior analytical skills including the ability to evaluate and utilize data and predictive modeling in planning and decision-making, as well as an interpersonal style that enables the sharing of that expert knowledge with the college community.

         Appreciation for an impassioned and connected alumni body; understanding of the integral relationship between alumni relations and admissions.

         Ability to engage and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and other constituents across a complex, multi-campus structure.

         Demonstrated experience and commitment to recruiting students from diverse and varied backgrounds.

         Intelligent and compassionate professional who can operate in both a high tech and high touch environment.

         Strong personal integrity and intrinsic work ethic.


    The College

    D.D. Palmer, the founder of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is known as the “The Discoverer” of chiropractic and “The Founder” of the profession. D.D Palmer’s son and early student, Bartlett Joshua (B.J.) Palmer, incorporated the school and changed the name to Palmer School of Chiropractic, which was chartered in 1907. B.J. headed the school from 1906 until his death in 1961. At that time, the Palmer presidency was passed onto his son, David Daniel Palmer. Under his leadership, the Palmer School of Chiropractic was renamed the Palmer College of Chiropractic and was designated a non-profit institution. It was accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education in 1979 and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1984.

    A Palmer College of Chiropractic education is unique in chiropractic because it is thorough and focuses on all three aspects of chiropractic: science, philosophy and art. Rather than focusing on just one area, Palmer College trains students in the philosophical foundations of chiropractic, the science behind it, and the art of adjusting. Palmer offers a Doctor of Chiropractic Program, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in General Science completion degree on the Davenport campus.  Palmer also provides post-doctoral training in areas such as orthopedic, pediatrics, family practice, chiropractic and sports injury rehabilitation, neurology, radiology and nutrition. 

    The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) curriculum blends theory with hands-on clinical skills designed to prepare students for success in a professional practice. Students will take courses in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, chiropractic technique, chiropractic philosophy, and business management. After learning the basics, students will also care for patients in the Palmer College Clinic System under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic. The D.C. curriculum is offered throughout the calendar year, which allows students to complete the program in just three and one-third years.

    Palmer's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in General Science completion degree provides students with a solid foundation for a successful chiropractic career. Designed to complement the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) coursework and prepare students for the workplace as a future health-care professional, the B.S. completion degree saves time and money because 30 credits from the D.C. program also apply to the B.S. degree. Students enroll simultaneously in the B.S. and D.C. programs and study under many of the same professors as D.C. students. The curriculum includes courses in natural/physical sciences, business, communications, psychology, mathematics and social sciences/humanities. These studies complement the Doctor of Chiropractic Program curriculum and courses are offered at convenient times to accommodate students who obtain both degrees simultaneously.

    The curriculum focuses on hands on learning experiences and promotes close relationships with faculty members. Group activities, labs, simulated patient experience, lecture and patience-scenario discussions are a regular part of the learning experience. In addition, students can take part in research under leading chiropractic scientists through the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the largest chiropractic research center in the United States. At Palmer, one can find excellence in teaching and real-world preparation from instructors that are distinguished practitioners, authors, advocates, and researchers in the chiropractic profession. Many continue to work in private practice and connect their classroom instruction directly to personal, real-life experiences.

    The Palmer faculty is a group of experienced, highly educated and credentialed men and women dedicated to providing the best possible chiropractic education to their students. Among their ranks are a number of highly published scholars and researchers who have presented their work at prestigious national and international conferences and have written textbooks in use at chiropractic colleges. They serve not only as teachers, but also as mentors who guide students through the chiropractic education process and infuse them with excitement for their chosen profession. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15-to-1 or lower, depending on the particular Palmer campus.

    Students attending the Palmer campuses are a diverse group from many different backgrounds, including about 10 percent who come to Palmer from outside the United States. Their average age is 26 years old at matriculation, but students range in age from early 20s to those in their 60s. Many have a scientific background, but others come to Palmer from careers as varied as teaching and agricultural business. To enhance the academic experience in the classroom, Palmer offers over 75 organizations for its students including intramural sports, academic associations and community outreach. Of the more than 60,000 licensed chiropractors in the United States, nearly a third are Palmer graduates; they comprise the largest chiropractic network in the world. They are passionately driven leaders influencing an ever-changing health-care field.

    The Campuses

    The Palmer campuses are located in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. Each campus has its own unique culture and environment, while still maintaining the high standards of academic excellence and thorough education in the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic that are hallmarks of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic's main campus, located in Davenport, Iowa, is where chiropractic began. That campus is a unique blend of heritage and innovation, a place for chiropractic history to meet state-of-the-art educational facilities. The largest of the three Palmer campuses, it features the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, the Palmer Family Museum, and the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. The campus sits blocks from downtown Davenport which is part of the Quad Cities region, a community with a combined population of 450,000. Within the Quad Cities, one can find all the excitement of a big city nestled within the hospitality of a small town. Its award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfront, exciting sporting events and vibrant nightlife will ensure that there is always something to do. In addition, residents will appreciate the low cost of living in this family-oriented community.

    In addition, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, headquartered on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s campus in Davenport, Iowa, is the most highly-funded chiropractic research center in the U.S. Within the past 10 years, the PCCR has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Defense, in addition to private foundation grants. Since 2000, these grants have totaled more than $35 million.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus is situated in Port Orange, Florida, a welcoming city of about 60,000. Its modern campus provides a unique learning experience in a beautiful, coastal setting. On the Florida campus, students participate in an innovative curriculum delivery that meshes small group active learning sessions, laboratory and clinical experiences with lectures designed to synthesize learning objectives. Students enjoy the Florida weather in a family-friendly, suburban beach town. The Central Florida location is a few minutes away from Daytona Beach and the Daytona International Speedway, and just over an hour from Orlando with its many concert venues, parks and attractions, theaters, restaurants and museums within close proximity.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus is in San Jose, California, a progressively diverse community of more than one million. On this smaller campus, students are exposed to many different chiropractic philosophies and approaches and are encouraged to choose the one that best fits their individual outlook. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley among the headquarters of Facebook, Apple and Google, the Palmer West campus offers a small, diverse, friendly student body. Students also find an abundant variety of recreational options in an innovative, coastal-bay community. Popular destinations such as Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Big Basin, Big Sur, the Monterey peninsula, and Napa Valley are within easy driving distance for weekend excursions and recreational outings. The area offers a year-round mild climate. Plus, two VTA Light Rail transfer stations across the street from campus make getting around easy.

    To Apply or Nominate

    Napier Executive Search is assisting Palmer College of Chiropractic with the search for the Vice Chancellor for Admissions. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone, please contact Laura Robinson via email at or Mary Napier at Interested candidates should send the following: 1) a professional resume; 2) a detailed letter of interest; and 3) the names of three professional references with their contact information including current institution, title, relationship to the candidate, and their email address and phone number. For best consideration, these materials should be emailed to no later than November 18, 2019. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive fair consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • October 02, 2019 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

    National Louis University has taken on a new approach to undergraduate education and has set the ambitious goal of becoming a local and national leader in closing the achievement gap in bachelor’s degree attainment. NLU’s mission is to provide a rigorous, technology-enhanced, affordable college education in a supportive environment that respects diversity in order to help all students meet and surpass their personal, academic, and career goals.

    As an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist I you will be responsible for supporting all recruiting activities while providing all prospective students with a high-touch holistic customer-focused experience through the enrollment pipeline. As a successful candidate, you can be described as dedicated to supporting students through the college access process. You are energetic and passionate about working with a diverse student body that includes many first-generation students. Additionally, you are committed to building authentic relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., student, parents, and your NLU colleagues) and have a deep seeded belief that all students have the right to a high quality college education.

    This is a full-time position based at the Chicago campus. It will require frequent evenings and weekend hours as well as local travel.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to provide a rigorous, affordable college education in a supportive environment that respects diversity to help all students meet and surpass their personal, academic, and career goals.

    In this role, you will:

    • Build relationships and act as the primary point of contact for high school staff to build knowledge of NLU community and generate inquiries.
    • Attend career and college fairs, family nights, and community events themed around post-secondary enrollment
    • Present at senior seminar presentations and host high school table visits to provide detailed information about NLU programs and admissions process.
    • Proactively identify new opportunities for recruitment growth.
    • Maintain a high level of knowledge of NLU’s enrollment process and timeline.
    • Communicate, both orally and in written form, our admission requirements, program offerings, basic financial aid requirements, and scholarship opportunities with any prospective students as well as stakeholders.
    • Support individual student appointments and group admissions events to guide prospective students through the process of becoming a student at National Louis University. This includes assisting in preparation and hosting of onsite admissions days, admitted student days, summer orientation, and summer melt events for prospective and incoming students.
    • Accurately document and record each contact using the CRM system to ensure a smooth transition of applicant data.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.
    • Access to reliable transportation is required
    • Ability to travel extensively (locally throughout the greater Chicago-land area including suburbs) and work extended hours and weekends on short notice as needed is required
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Experience in a sales environment
    • Experience working with students in an educational setting
    • Technology proficient; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Working knowledge of social media tools such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter is preferred
    • Experience working with data, use of a CRM system (e.g., Salesforce) and SIS (e.g., Banner) preferred

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