St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public, non-sectarian, co-educational liberal arts institution, seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative leader to become its next director of admission.
Reporting the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the new director will serve as the day-to-day leader in helping to achieve the college's ambitious enrollment growth goals. The new director will be an internal leader and mentor in the office of admission and an enthusiastic external representative for the value of a St. Mary's College education. The person in this role will be a strategic thinker and a skilled relationship manager who develops connections with faculty, administrative staff, leadership, and current students. The director oversees an office consisting of 8 staff and is responsible for a $750,000 operating budget for the office of admission.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader of people and programs who displays progressive leadership in the admissions field. Sincere personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning and effective allocation of resources are essential to this position. St. Mary's College is seeking a leader who engages, inspires and supports staff; leads with transparency and inclusivity; makes data-informed decisions; and collaborates with others across campus. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master's degree is preferred.
St. Mary's College has forged a singular identity as an institution offering a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges, combined with its commitment as a public college to affordability, inclusive diversity, equity and access. Students benefit from the College's LEAD (Learning Through Experiential and Applied Discovery) curricular initiative and the Honors College Promise, which guarantee every student the opportunity to undertake an internship, partake in research with a faculty member, or an international experience. Undergraduate and residential in nature, St. Mary's College has a diverse student body of approximately 1,600, emphasizes excellence in teaching and averages an impressive student to teacher ratio of 10:1.
Located in a beautiful rural waterfront setting covering 360 acres on the banks of the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the College fully embraces its historic and physical geography. The area directly surrounding the College’s campus maintains a charming rural character, while the nearby Patuxent River Naval Air Station has transformed southern St. Mary’s County into a high- tech community focused on aerospace research and development. Annapolis and Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC are less than two hours from campus.
Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities andrequirements described in the Leadership Profile, available at wittkieffer.com. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received no later than August 20, 2021.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: M01704
About St. Mary's College of Maryland
As Maryland’s public honors college, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) offers an undergraduate liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. But as a state institution of higher education, St. Mary’s is also committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. By combining these virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s provides a unique alternative for students and their families. We foster a rigorous and innovative curriculum; experiential learning; scholarship and creativity; close mentoring relationships; and a community dedicated to honesty, civility, and integrity.Founded on the site of Maryland’s first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary’s River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment. The campus is 68 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south of Baltimore.