Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) (www.mmm.edu), on New York’s Upper East Side, seeks a visionary, collaborative, and student-centered leader to become its next Vice President for Student Success and Engagement (VPSSE). The VPSSE is responsible for strategic leadership of a Division that takes a fully coordinated approach to supporting MMC students and their success, from pre-enrollment through graduation. The ideal candidate will have the imagination, knowledge, and experience to develop and implement an effective strategy that attracts and enrolls a diverse and qualified applicant pool, enhances the student experience throughout the college years, and promotes student success in all its dimensions, such as academic accomplishment, co-curricular engagement, pre-professional involvement, robust persistence and completion, and strong post-graduate outcomes. The VPSSE reports directly to the President, serves on her senior leadership team, and acts as a liaison to the Board of Trustees.
Established in 1936, MMC is a national small liberal arts college focused on critical inquiry, creative practice, and social justice, and is deeply embedded in the rich educational and professional landscape of a world-class city. The College welcomes students of all identities, all beliefs, and all backgrounds. Current enrollment is 1,550 full-time students, 40% of whom live in MMC residence halls. The College’s distinguished faculty and dedicated staff are committed first and foremost to student learning and success, which form the centerpiece of the College’s Strategic Plan.
In July 2019, the President merged two administrative Divisions—Enrollment Management and Student Affairs—to form the new Division of Student Success and Engagement with the goal of providing seamless support of the student lifecycle, from attracting prospective students to the College, to transforming and empowering MMC students during their years at the College, to launching their post-graduate endeavors and engagement as alumni. The VPSSE oversees and coordinates a wide range of functional areas, including Admissions, Financial Aid, International Student Services, Residence Life, Career Services, Student Development and Activities, Disability Services, Counseling and Wellness, Student Accounts, and such enrollment-related initiatives as high-touch student success advisement, enrollment marketing and communications, and enrollment modeling, reporting, and analysis. The VPSSE also regularly collaborates with leaders and constituencies across the College to provide a personalized, wraparound education to each MMC student. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in relevant areas is required, as is an advanced degree.
Marymount Manhattan College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to mmm@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Applications include an in-depth cover letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and accomplishments in the areas identified above, a detailed résumé, and a list of up to five professional references with titles and contact information. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.