Current Leadership Opportunities

 

Vice President of Enrollment Management 

The University
The American University of Rome (AUR) is a small, regionally accredited, internationally recognized liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs of the highest quality to students from all over the world. It is a first-choice university for degree students seeking an international learning experience through well-established programs and as a destination for study-abroad students. AUR prepares students to live and work across cultures as skilled and knowledgeable citizens of an interconnected and rapidly changing world. 

Taking the best of the American approach to interdisciplinary, student-centered learning, our international faculty and staff use Rome, Italy and Europe as invaluable classroom and extra-curricular resources. AUR’s innovative programs promote intellectual excellence, personal growth and an appreciation of cultural diversity in an international environment. 

The Vice President of Enrollment Management (VPEM) will join a newly formed leadership team at AUR under a dynamic new president at a pivotal time of change and opportunity.

The Position
The American University of Rome seeks a visionary and collaborative individual to provide leadership in all aspects of enrollment management. Reporting directly to the President, the VPEM oversees and provides vision and direction to Admissions, Financial Aid, Marketing & Communications and Study Abroad enrollment. In leading this enrollment team, the VPEM will assess current practices and make recommendations where change can improve recruitment initiatives, marketing and communication practices, tuition net-revenue strategies, recruiting for a diverse student body, and potential academic and co-curricular programming—all aligned with AUR’s strategic plan, resources and market demand. As a member of the President’s Leadership Council, the VPEM works closely with university senior officers to develop institutional objectives, strategies, and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Build, lead, and motivate teams to meet enrollment goals, including student headcount and net tuition objectives. Includes both degree-seeking and study abroad (visiting student) enrollments. 
  • Oversee strategies and budget resources to convey AUR’s value proposition to potential students and families (lead generation, lead nurture, and yield).
  • Cultivate, maintain, and build new relationships with key influencers (guidance counselors, independent educational advisors, CBOs, and others) of current and potential target populations. 
  • In collaboration with CFO and institutional research and planning, develop and manage metrics and predictive models to measure and report enrollment forecasts and budget impact.
  • Oversee a cross-campus, cross-functional Strategic Enrollment Management committee (co-chaired with President).
  • Nurture a culture of strong collaboration, both cross-institutionally and within the enrollment management team itself.
  • Develop staffing and technology strategies within enrollment management to respond to changing institutional priorities and market opportunities.
  • Provide enrollment data reporting and analysis to university leadership and board.
  • Actively contribute to decision making as member of President’s Leadership Council (includes President, CFO, Dean of Academic Affairs, Sr. Director of Advancement, Dean of Student Affairs, VPEM).

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or higher.
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible and successful experience in the administration, team management, and supervision of marketing and enrollment team members, with demonstrated responsibility for growth-generating enrollment and retention strategies and programs.
  • Expertise of current enrollment management best practices in marketing, admissions, financial aid strategy, net revenue optimization, registration and student life; ideally in both US and international contexts.
  • Demonstrated success in managing individuals across a range of functions toward collaboratively achieving broader team/institutional goals. Experience developing personnel through mentoring, coaching, and prescribed learning opportunities.
  • Successful track record implementing comprehensive strategies to increase enrollment (lead generation, lead nurture, yield).
  • Experience aligning recruitment strategies with a strategic focus on DEI.
  • Evidence of strong data-informed decision making, an entrepreneurial spirit, problem-solving skills, including leveraging financial aid to optimize overall net tuition revenue and achieve enrollment goals.
  • Experience with current and emerging strategies for lead generation, lead-nurture, yield and pre-arrival communication. Must be familiar with higher education software and systems supporting lead generation and nurture, selection and notification, financial aid packaging, registration and student services.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and use of statistical modeling and other forecasting tools for the analysis of admissions/recruitment/enrollment data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, all based upon a strong foundation of ethical leadership.
  • Leadership skills to support a diverse team and student population in a multicultural organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in both US and non-US/international admission and enrollment contexts.
  • Experience with study-abroad programming.
  • Ability to use various sources of data to develop statistical modeling for effective lead generation analysis and strategy.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Jenzibar.
  • Experience living and working in various cultural contexts. 
  • Experience developing summer and off-term academic programs.
  • Marketing and communication experience; in higher education or related contexts.
  • European Union work authorization.
  • Italian language skills.

Important Dates: 
Position begins July 1, 2023. Applications are currently accepted, and the screening process is anticipated to begin January 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: 
Please send CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: applications@aur.edu.  Quote re: HR2/2022 VP of Enrollment Management in correspondence. 
  
Short-listed candidates may be requested to submit additional materials in support of application. 

The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or Vietnam-era veteran status. It conforms to all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of the operations and activities of the university generally and includes admissions and employment.


Current Faculty Opportunities

 

Microeconomics Instructor 

The American University of Rome is looking for an instructor to teach the course “Principles of Microeconomics” for the U.S.-accredited Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. The course involves teaching 3 credits hours during the period from January 30 to May 16. The course is scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.30 AM to 12:00 PM. Teaching is conducted in person at AUR’s Monteverde campus.

Required qualifications:  

  • Experience teaching economics courses at the undergraduate/graduate level, and/or relevant economics professional experience for national or international institutions
  • Excellent knowledge of English  
  • Appropriate academic background, including a minimum of a master’s degree in economics or a related discipline

Desirable qualifications  

  • Previous teaching experience with North American university programs  
  • Availability to potentially teach additional microeconomics or other economics courses in future semesters

Application & Procedure

  • All applicants must have the right to work in Italy.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application to applications@aur.edu detailing their teaching and other relevant experience, as well as a CV that includes the names of three references to be contacted should the candidate proceed to the interview stage. Please include ref: HR4/2022 Adjunct Faculty for the Principles of Microeconomics Course and the candidate's full name in the subject field.

Further details

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: January 8th, 2023 
POSITION START DATE: January 30, 2023

The American University of Rome provides equal opportunity for all qualified individuals in its educational programs and activities. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or Vietnam-era veteran status. It conforms to all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of the operations and activities of the university generally and includes admissions and employment..

 

Assistant Professor in the International Relations and Global Politics Program: Tenure-track position 

The American University of Rome (AUR) invites applications for full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the International Relations and Global Politics Program, beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in International Relations, International Political Economy, International Law, Comparative Politics, or an associated discipline.

This well-established program currently offers a BA in International Relations and Global Politics, along with minors in Peace Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Society and Culture, and Social Science. The person appointed will contribute to the further growth of the program by teaching and mentoring students, and by raising the program’s academic profile through an active program of scholarship and research.

AUR is a small, regionally accredited, internationally recognized liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs of the highest quality to students from all over the world. It is a first-choice university for degree students seeking an international learning experience through well established programs and as a destination for study-abroad students. AUR prepares students to live and work across cultures as skilled and knowledgeable citizens of an interconnected and rapidly changing world. 

Taking the best of the American approach to interdisciplinary, student-centered learning, our international faculty and staff use Rome, Italy and Europe as invaluable classroom and extra-curricular resources. AUR’s innovative programs promote intellectual excellence, personal growth and an appreciation of cultural diversity in an international environment. 

AUR offers not just a special location, but also the possibility to further relations currently established by the University and the program itself with major governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the possibility to promote initiatives in partnership with major embassies, academies and foundations based in Rome.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Carry a course load of six courses (18 cr) per year
  • Advise and monitor the progress of students
  • Contribute to the development of program curriculum (such as field trips and internships)
  • Organize and promote the program and its activities (seminars, conferences and publications)
  • Serve the University through membership on committees and other normal faculty functions
  • Maintain and pursue an active research agenda

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in International Relations, International Political Economy, International Law, Comparative Politics, or an associated discipline
  • Scholarly focus on one of the following: methodology in political science research; Energy and Security studies; Area Studies (particularly Asia, Africa, and Russia); terrorism and counter-terrorism; Comparative foreign policy
  • Demonstrated international excellence in research
  • A strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level in a small class environment with active learning techniques
  • Ability to contribute courses at the introductory level, core courses in our major, and electives in area of expertise
  • Possession of or ability to acquire obtain an Italian work permit

Desirable characteristics:

  • Demonstrated capability to work and teach across disciplines
  • Experience teaching within the American university system
  • Experience in fund-raising or obtaining grants

Application & Procedure

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their teaching and scholarly experience, as well as a CV that includes the names of three references to be contacted should the candidate proceed to the interview stage to applications@aur.edu.
Include “HR3/2022 Assistant Professor IR” and the candidate's full name in the subject field. The letter of application should include a reasoned statement of why the candidate wishes to be in Rome, and what kind of projects and activities they intend to promote.

  • First-round candidates will be interviewed remotely and will be asked for three reference letters.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview in Rome during the Spring 2023 semester, and will be required to submit three samples of recent work.

Further details

  • LEVEL: Assistant Professor
  • START DATE: August 20, 2023
  • SALARY: €40000-€45000 depending on qualifications and experience
  • APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: January 10th, 2023

The American University of Rome is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The search is aimed at candidates of both sexes.


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