The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services. Burrell College graduated its inaugural class in May of 2020 with a 100% residency placement and is seeking to continue its pursuit of excellence with the identification and hiring of an energetic, dedicated individual to lead the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, and Registrar.
The College’s mission is to improve health education and healthcare in southern New Mexico and throughout the southwestern U.S. by increasing the number of physicians trained in this region. The ideal candidate for the position will have strong leadership experience and a demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the three area(s) of admissions, registrar, and/or financial aid in a medical educational institution and will also have demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with students from underrepresented backgrounds (see Burrell’s Mission and Vision).
The successful candidate will have a clear vision of shared governance and the capacity to foster positive working partnerships with key institutional faculty, staff, and administration and a record of success as a medical educator. The Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services will report directly to the Dean of the College, Dr. William ‘Bill’ Pierrat, and provide leadership in the coordination of student recruitment, retention, and support initiatives within the context of the College’s strategic plan. Enrollment Services encompasses three departments and includes a staff of ten (10) individuals currently serving approximately 648 matriculated students. The individual selected for this position will function as a member of this collaborative team and is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures relevant to enrollment services. The Assistant Dean will ensure financial aid optimization, alignment of enrollment management initiatives with funding practices, and compliance with all federal and state regulations related to student aid funding and student record retention.
Ensure effective and efficient delivery of enrollment services in line with institutional goals, college policies, and professional Oversee the administration of and coordination among the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar, and between these offices and students, faculty, staff, and external parties including the military, scholarship entities, and the community.
Develop a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan, encompassing the crucial functions of student recruitment and
Ensure that underlying plans for admissions, financial aid, and registrar are aligned and integrated as necessary with College departments and
Collaborate with other departments and College committees to implement development goals, initiatives, standards, policies, and
Ensure functional areas develop and review standard operating procedures that align with institutional policies and regulatory compliance.
Develop and manage departmental budgets in collaboration with the College Executive Committee and monitor their
Collaborate with the Director of Financial Aid to ensure that institutional financial aid resources meet the needs of both new and continuing
Ensure that all office operations, policies, and processes conform to all governmental requirements, and the standards set forth by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and other accreditation or regulatory
Collect and process data; interpret and generate statistical reports; monitor enrollment and admissions activity with responsibility for achieving key metrics as identified by executive administration; provide operational reports as
Construct and conduct surveys, needs assessments, and evaluations of student needs in the areas of recruitment, retention, support, and
Ensure that institutional policies are in compliance with government regulations impacting students and that institutional mandates and requirements are met and
Support the efforts of the Office of Institutional
Additional responsibilities at the discretion of the
This full-time, 12-month position has a potential start date as soon as possible.
Five (5) years' supervisory experience in higher education enrollment services administrative areas of admissions, registrar, and financial aid with demonstrated accomplishment in leadership roles is Ten (10) or more years of relevant higher education experience is preferred.
In depth knowledge of FERPA, Title IV, and related federal regulations.
Demonstrated experience in participating on and/or leading institution-wide committees in the areas of admissions, registrar or financial aid initiatives, and objective and goal
Demonstrated knowledge of strategies and experience in recruiting and retaining minority applicants, through matriculation, from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds in medicine preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both small and large
Ability to maintain
Demonstrated time management and organizational
Experience in the management of institutional
Thorough knowledge of current federal and regional requirements governing financial aid, admissions, and records
Experience in a medical education institution
Working knowledge or familiarity with student records
Candidates demonstrating a record of academic accomplishments may be considered for appointment in an academic department of the College.
Internal Number: 21-01
About Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University is one of the newest medical colleges in the United States and one with a mission and vision focused on improving healthcare in the Southwestern United States and its border with Northern Mexico. BCOM’s Mission statement declares:
Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and its border with Northern Mexico through culturally respectful undergraduate, graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, research and its support of clinical service to the community.
Although the BCOM is freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated college that is not a part of New Mexico State University (NMSU), it is very closely affiliated with NMSU. Through its innovative public-private partnership with NMSU, BCOM’s students have access to many NMSU facilities and services, such as library study spaces, athletics, intramural sports, some health services and recreational facilities. Students can also utilize N...MSU’s housing and meal services, at an additional cost. BCOM’s faculty have the opportunity to receive faculty appointments and engage in joint research initiatives with NMSU.
BCOM’s 80,000 square foot newly constructed building is located at the Arrowhead Research Park on the NMSU campus. Arrowhead Center is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. BCOM also occupies 4,500 square feet of laboratory and support space located approximately 15 minutes from the main campus. The BCOM BioScience Research Laboratory (BSRL), a fully equipped BSL-2 facility, functions to support faculty driven research activities with supervised research opportunities for students.