JOB POSTING (3.27.2023) ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) - Houston Campus
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Responsible for student recruitment and marketing, sales strategy campaign follow-up, admissions counseling, and enrollment activities for the University's programs, with emphasis on programs offered at the OLLU Houston campus. Work collaboratively with the Houston Director and appropriate faculty and staff to meet OLLU's enrollment goals. Successful candidate will identify prospective students as part of the outreach activities and will be responsible for enrolling a specific number of qualified students by meeting pre-determined enrollment goals. Create a distinctively positive enrollment experience for all adult learner prospective students. Maintain and develop professional service standards regarding timeliness and helpfulness in developing relationships with prospective students and guiding them through enrollment process thereby identifying their goals and objectives. This individual must be able to clearly articulate the value that an OLLU education will provide to prospective students' overall career and educational goals. The Admission Counselor must assist prospective students throughout the point of matriculation and transition to an academic program. Additionally, the Houston-based Admissions Counselor will have a general understanding of the University's portfolio of offerings to support overall enrollment needs for students in Houston attending OLLU.
The Admissions Counselor will report directly to the campus director for the Houston campus. While the campus director will provide day to day support and oversee all business operations, the recruitment and enrollment goals are set forth by OLLU's sponsoring campus in San Antonio in consultation with Executive Director's offering of regional insights from Greater Houston. The Admissions Counselor will receive direct support for guidelines and training from the Office of Enrollment Management, with emphasis on Graduate Admissions and will be an important member of the graduate team. The Executive Director of the Houston Campus will set goals and expectations for the Counselor. However, due to the unique needs of the off-campus location in contributing to overall university enrollment, the Admissions Counselor will also support undergraduate, transfer, and non-degree earning prospects though engagement with other areas of Enrollment Management. Participation in weekly staff meetings via remote conferencing and personal visits to the San Antonio campus will be required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. Master's degree preferred.
- Strong business acumen is highly preferred.
- Experience in admissions, marketing, or recruitment in higher education required.
- Two years higher education recruiting experience with a demonstrated record of success is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of the Greater Houston region.
JOB POSTING (3.20.2023)
Vice President, Round Rock Campus
Texas State University (TXST) seeks a visionary, experienced, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and strategic leader to serve as the inaugural vice president for the Round Rock Campus (VPRR). This position is the senior administrator at the Round Rock Campus. The VPRR will report directly to the university's president – Dr. Kelly Damphousse – and serve as a trusted advisor and member of the president's cabinet. Working in close partnership with academic affairs, student affairs, information technology, university advancement, research, finance, and support service leaders, the VPRR bears primary responsibility for managing the operation of the Round Rock Campus, developing the 101-acre campus to support multidisciplinary academic and research initiatives that make a meaningful impact at the local and state levels, and building strong relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents.
TXST employs more than 7,000 faculty, staff, and students, and offers 99 bachelor's, 92 master's and specialists, and 14 doctoral degree programs to its more than 38,000 students. TXST is located in central Texas, an area that is experiencing robust growth and opportunity. TXST's San Marcos Campus is in the southern portion of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and its Round Rock Campus is in the northern portion. With 2.2 million residents, the Austin MSA is the 28th largest and fastest growing MSA in the U.S. The Austin MSA is expected to pass 3 million in 2030 and 4.3 million in 2045.
TXST's Round Rock Campus houses communication disorders, health information management, physical therapy, radiation therapy, respiratory care, and St. David's School of Nursing. The university is entering the final stage of moving the remaining departments within the College of Health Professions from the San Marcos Campus to the Round Rock Campus, making the Round Rock Campus the hub of health science teaching, research, learning, and service. In addition to the health professions programs, a number of other degrees are also offered at Round Rock, including a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, a Bachelor of Science in education, a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, a Master of business administration, and a Master of Science in data analytics and information systems. For Fall 2022, 707 students were enrolled in courses on the Round Rock Campus only and another 593 students were enrolled in courses on both campuses. An aggressive and strategic seven-year plan to grow the Round Rock Campus to 10,000 students by 2030 is currently being finalized.
The new VPRR will play a key role in helping to transform and grow the Round Rock Campus. The Round Rock Campus is adjacent to a large branch of Austin Community College, several hospitals and medical facilities, and a Texas A&M University health science center. Opportunities exist to add new programs, both in health professions and non-health professions programs, to meet the present and future local and state workforce needs. Round Rock is currently a non-residential campus, but the university's master plan calls for the addition of housing in the future.
TXST continues to grow in national prominence, and the VPRR will be expected to shape and execute strategies on the Round Rock Campus that further elevate its reputation. In research, the university is currently Carnegie classified as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity and is laser-focused on raising its national research profile and becoming an R1 university. Given its location in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor between San Antonio and Austin and its burgeoning research and development park, TXST is well-positioned for developing robust partnerships that will elevate the research enterprise to even greater heights and spur entrepreneurial activity in the region.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile at WittKieffer.com and a CV or resume.
WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by May 1, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal: https://apptrkr.com/4007911. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Bradley at TXST-VPRR@wittkieffer.com.
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.