CUNY Vice President for Enrollment Management in New York, New York


Founded in 1964, John Jay College is the preeminent international leader in educating for justice, offering a rich liberal arts and professional curriculum that prepares its 15,000 students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens. John Jay College has traditional criminal justice related programs and a growing portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs. Students can choose from 29 majors, 40 minors and 10 master's degree programs. The college also houses CUNY Doctoral Programs in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Law, and Clinical Psychology. Twelve centers and institutes enhance academic research and provide professional development and training at the college.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, is seeking an experienced strategic enrollment management leader for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. Reporting directly to the President and working closely with the Provost, academic unit chairs, student life staff, and the other members of the President’s leadership team, the Vice President will lead strategic recruitment and play a key role in retention initiatives across the college.

The vice president's responsibilities includes:

  • Promote the mission John Jay College and the welfare of its students.

  • Provide counsel to the President and Provost.

  • Lead John Jay's enrollment function with vision, integrity, inclusiveness, sound judgment, wisdom, and energy, engendering a team approach across the integrated functions of admissions, financial aid, as well as with the many other departments that are touched by and engaged in the enrollment effort.

  • Routinely analyze data to shape strategic directions and make appropriate adjustments to an integrated and strategic enrollment effort that clearly identifies and defines historical enrollment patterns and forecasts trends in new student markets; regularly reassess effectiveness of recruitment activities and financial aid programs and make appropriate adjustments so as to lead an effort that is continuously proactive and responsive to market forces and college needs.

  • Engage in continuously reflective, analytically rigorous, and technically sophisticated dialogues with senior leadership about enrollment realities and possibilities.

  • Work closely with the President and other senior leaders to optimize financial aid, pricing, and the leveraging of institutional resources to recruit and retain students.

  • Communicate regularly with the college community to broaden enrollment initiatives, inform progress and share results, including frequent dialogue with chairs, faculty, and senior administration, conveying the vision for enrollment goals along with the tradeoffs and complexities involved in meeting those goals.

  • Promote open conversation so as to engage and galvanize the entire John Jay community in working together to achieve the enrollment vision.

  • Establish strategic direction, priorities, and goals for the overall enrollment division and for each office within the division, making data-informed proposals and decisions, and linking budgets and expenditures to measurable outcomes while seeking both standard and creative ways to achieve enrollment goals.

  • Guide a creative, forward-thinking program of student financial aid, maintaining fiscally responsible leadership, and tending to the needs of current and new students alike.

  • Further develop a strong enrollment staff that is optimistic, excited about change, responsive, innovative, analytical, collaborative, results-oriented, and student-centered.

  • Shape and lead the development and marketing of non-traditional and international enrollment strategies.

  • Fulfill other related duties as assigned by the President.

John Jay College dedication to providing a dynamic liberal arts education focused on justice in today’s world. With one of the world’s most vibrant cities – New York – serving as an extended campus, students have unparalleled opportunities to learn to challenge the status quo, cultivate their passion for solving social problems and become positive agents of change in their communities.

As a key senior administrator, the Vice President will lead John Jay’s integrated strategic enrollment plan, including the initiation of new, revenue-generating programs. Working collaboratively with other campus leaders, the successful candidate will direct enrollment management research and provide leadership in all areas related to student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid while leading an enrollment effort that ensures student access at the same time that it expands institutional impact, strength, reach and revenue.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate should have a minimum of ten years of responsible senior level enrollment management techniques and a proven capacity to lead a wide variety of enrollment management functions. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred.


Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Position Details, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Vice President for Enrollment Management

Job ID: 15810

Regular/Temporary: Regular