About Albertus Magnus College
Located on a park-like campus in a residential neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, Albertus Magnus is a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. The College is a proudly diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,300 students at the traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate, and master’s degree program levels. Championing its founding principles of access, equity, and opportunity, Albertus today fosters holistic excellence in delivering a student-centered, values-based education and is proud to provide a personalized and practically oriented liberal arts-based education to its students, for many of whom an education of the same quality might not otherwise be available.
In 1925, the Dominican Sisters of Peace (then known as the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs) realized that women did not have access to the same higher education opportunities as men, and thus they founded Albertus Magnus College as New England’s first Catholic, liberal arts, residential college for women. For nearly a century an Albertus education has been inspired by the Dominican pillars of study, prayer, community, and service. The Dominican motto, contemplata aliis tradere – to give to others the fruits of one’s contemplation – truly describes the spirit of Albertus.
Today the College continues to champion access, diversity, equity, and inclusion, thriving as a growing, diverse, and dynamic institution serving traditional age and adult learners. Since the early 1970s and continuing today, Albertus has been a pioneer in the education of adults who seek to complete or begin a college degree. In 1985, the College became fully coeducational. Recognized as a Military Friendly Gold School, Albertus welcomes veterans and their families and participates fully in the Post 9/11 GI Bill. In February 2019 Albertus Magnus became the first Purple Heart School in Connecticut, recognized by the Military Order of the Purple Heart for its efforts to create a Veteran-friendly culture on campus. Dating to its founding principles of access and opportunity, Albertus Magnus College is proud to be a leader in educating students who come from diverse backgrounds, with more than half being students of color, and nearly the same percentages of undergraduates being first generation college students and/or receiving Federal Pell Grants.
The College’s 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance to downtown New Haven, is strategically located at the intersection of three distinct communities: one of the city’s architecturally distinguished neighborhoods, Prospect Hill; Newhallville, an historic African-American neighborhood; and the Town of Hamden, which borders the north side of the College’s campus. On campus, former mansions serve as residence halls and administrative offices. A $14 million, extensive renovation of the Hubert Campus Center was recently completed, and solar panels were also recently installed across campus.
About the Role of Vice President of Enrollment Management
Albertus Magnus College seeks an energetic, talented, and collegial leader to serve as its next Vice President of Enrollment Management (VPEM). Since the arrival of Albertus President, Dr. Marc M. Camille, in June 2017, the College is enjoying a time of extraordinary growth and momentum, from which the Vice President will benefit and to which she/he will be a key strategic contributor moving forward. Demand for the College’s practical, liberal-arts and values-based education continues to grow, and full-time traditional aged undergraduate enrollments are at all-time high levels. Albertus alumni continue to achieve success in gaining employment and graduate school admission, while the long-term value of an Albertus degree also is being affirmed by external research. With its Centennial Anniversary in 2025-26 fast approaching, Albertus’ grants and fundraising have increased, with plans underway for a comprehensive campaign. Reporting directly to President Camille and serving as a Cabinet member, the VPEM will build on existing momentum and provide leadership for the next phase of the College’s growth in its undergraduate, graduate and adult education divisions.
As a direct report to President Camille, the new Vice President of Enrollment Management will be pleased to discover a strong sense of positive momentum both on the senior leadership team and across the campus as a whole. The VPEM’s primary charge will be to continue with the noticeable momentum of implementing a College-wide enrollment management philosophy and model, as well as to design a forward-looking strategic enrollment plan for the College, supporting the division’s staff in executing it by providing mentorship, resources, and hands-on assistance as required. The VPEM manages a budget of approximately $4 million and a staff of 18 admissions and financial aid professionals and 16 full-time athletics professionals, of whom the following report directly to the VPEM:
- Director of Admissions (Traditional Undergraduate)
- Director of PGS Admissions and Strategic Alliances (Professional and Graduate Studies)
- Director of Athletics
- Director of Enrollment Operations
- Director of Financial Aid
- Coordinator of International Admission
As an integral member of the President’s Cabinet, the VPEM also will be expected to work closely and collaboratively with her/his colleagues and to contribute to the overall strategic leadership of the College. The Vice Presidents are actively engaged in the life of the College and throughout the greater New Haven community. The President’s Cabinet is defined by collegial, mutually respectful relationships, where laughter, candor, innovation, excellence are encouraged, and the Vice Presidents support each other in progressing toward shared goals. The other members of the President’s Cabinet include:
- Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
- Vice President for Advancement
- Vice President for Finance and Administration
- Vice President for Marketing and Communications
- Vice President for Student Services
The VPEM also is expected to present regularly to and work closely and collaboratively with the College’s Board of Trustees, serving as primary staff to the Board’s ad hoc Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. At all times, the Vice President serves as a persuasive and credible advocate of Albertus Magnus College’s distinctive mission to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and donors, along with civic, corporate, and political leaders.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in Connecticut. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a generous benefits package.
Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to AlbertusMagnusVPEM@storbecksearch.com.