Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

Job Description


Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

Category: Administration

Department: Enrollment and Student Success

Locations: Poughkeepsie, NY

Posted: Oct 24, 2023

Closes: Nov 30, 2023 - 11:59 PM EST

Type: Full-time

Position ID:168979

About Dutchess Community College:
Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, Dutchess Community College (DCC) is one of 64 colleges within the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country.

DCC's strategic direction is guided by four lenses through which we view our work: Students. Learning. Community. Growth. We are committed to respecting individuality, embracing diversity, being "student-ready," partnering with and serving our community inclusively. The College welcomes and seeks to grow pools of prospective employees who share and are anxious to support the institution's core values: Excellence. Collaboration. Engagement. Equity. Innovation

Job Description:
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, the Associate Vice President supports the design and implementation of strategic initiatives directly related to student enrollment and success. The Associate Vice President provides data driven strategic vision and support for recruitment, admissions, financial aid, registration, student engagement, student wellbeing and other new and continuing student enrollment priorities. The Associate Vice-President is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Associate Vice-President works collaboratively and cross-functionally within the division (Academic, Career and Transfer Center, Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, Student Engagement, Student Activities, Residence Hall, Athletics, Mental and Physical Health, Veterans, International Students) to provide critical counsel on enrollment and student success issues and initiatives.
  • Partners with the VP and the offices of Admissions, Instruction and Learning, Communications and Marketing, and Institutional Research to develop, execute, evaluate, and continuously improve on a comprehensive communication/marketing plan for the institution that employs traditional and social media to reach intended audiences.
  • In concert with the VP, the Associate Dean and other leadership, supports the implementation of a strategic enrollment plan with measurable goals and objectives.
  • Proactively advises on barriers to enrollment and student success and suggests solutions and initiatives for improvement.
  • Evaluates and recommends technology to support enrollment and student success initiatives.
  • Reviews and revises operational policies, practices, systems and facilities to ensure they support access and success across all student groups and cohorts.
  • Conducts cost/benefit analyses of enrollment and student success initiatives.
  • Suggests and evaluates student engagement and well-being programs to help create a positive environment for students.
  • Monitors concurrent enrollment and devises strategies for converting students to DCC upon their graduation from high school.
  • Stays abreast of national, state, and SUNY trends and best practices in enrollment and student success and recommends changes based on that knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to analyze data, recognize patterns, and present informed recommendations to support decision making in a clear and concise manner. Research and statistical analysis experience a plus.
  • Superior project management, organizational, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of FERPA, Title IX and other regulatory guidelines that are applicable to this area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student support systems in a challenging academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative leader with a calming presence and an adaptable approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform with a high degree of diplomacy, confidentiality, and professionalism.


Master's degree in a related field preferred, but a minimum of 7 years of experience in an Enrollment or Student Success office may substitute for a degree

Additional Information:
The performance of this work is primarily in-person and on-site.

Flexible hours required; some travel will be necessary.


Management Confidentia

Salary $125,000 - $135,000

The target date for applications is: November 30, 2023

The start date is no later than: January 1, 2024

All applicants are subject to a background check to include criminal, employment, and education.

Dutchess Community College is an AA/EOE employer. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:
Visit to submit an application, resume and cover letter.

The target date for applications is: November 30, 2023

The start date is no later than: January 1, 2024

For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, contact: Adam Rathbun, Vice President for Finance and Administration

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