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Associate Vice President for Admissions

National University of Health Sciences seeks an Associate Vice President for Admissions
(Hybrid Work Schedule – 3 days/week in office)
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Location: Lombard, Illinois

The Position

Reporting to the Vice President for Business Services, the Associate Vice President for Admissions (AVP) supports the mission of the institution and is responsible for the strategic assessment, organization and building of the recruitment and admissions function at NUHS. The AVP will be charged with continuous improvement in the design and implementation of policies, processes and systems geared toward enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruiting and admissions functions. The AVP is responsible for leading and motivating this critical department to attract and admit culturally diverse, qualified students through the development of ethical and personalized recruitment strategies.


  • Provides the necessary leadership and motivation to ensure that this department displays excellence and enthusiasm in all aspects of the process of admissions and communications.
  • Hires, trains, manages and evaluates admissions personnel.
  • Creates effective and sustainable recruitment programs and processes while at all times acting to ensure a student-centered, team approach to the admissions process.
  • In conjunction with the Admissions committee, selects for admission those candidates who meet or exceed all University standards for admission.
  • Establishes statistical models to accurately predict enrollment trends and class sizes.
  • Represents the University in a variety of settings, including University outreach programs as well as state, alumni and professional gatherings.
  • Collaborates with marketing to develop a strategic marketing plan for NUHS and assists with determining best practice strategies related to student recruitment and enrollment, including but not limited to website enhancements, social networking, multi-media, advertising buys, and list buys for campaigns to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Ensures effective recruitment plan by analyzing data, evaluating current trends and developing new strategies and/or taking corrective action when needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining institutional message as given by the President to prospective students that is both consistent and accurate in its representation of the University.
  • Develops and manages departmental budget for Admissions.
  • Prepares and submits admissions reports on a timely basis.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key community and educational partners such as pre-professional health advisors.
  • Serves on University committees as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years experience in admissions within higher education.
  • Familiarity with Admissions systems like CRM and SIS software.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead, motivate and manage a dynamic, energetic team of professionals.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative department.
  • Computer literacy.


  • Master’s degree.
  • Five years progressive experience in admissions.
  • Sales Force CRM experience.
  • Experience in a small tuition-dependent institution.

About the Institution

National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) was founded in 1906 as National College of Chiropractic (NCC) and remains the nation’s premier institution for health science education.

NUHS is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for its success in balancing healing arts and science, combining broad-scope integrative medicine with patient-centered care. National University sets the standard in training for careers in health care and provides a dynamic atmosphere where students, faculty and clinicians of various complementary and alternative health professions work together in an integrative environment.

National University is an established champion of research, high admission standards, accreditation, and academic excellence for its professions. That’s why students from across the globe choose NUHS to pursue higher education in health care. NUHS is forging new paths within the world of health care, based on understanding and cooperation with medical professionals from all disciplines.

NUHS has been led by Joseph P.D. Stiefel, President since 2013, who is committed to continuing the institution’s focus on broad-scope primary care practice for its graduates, and deepening its commitment to integrative medicine.

National University’s mission and goals assure that its pledge to educational excellence, advancing its professions, and striving for the best possible patient health care, will continue to keep the institution strong and focused. Click here to review NUHS’s Mission and Goals.

National University of Health Sciences is proud to be a leader in advocating for and obtaining certification and accreditation for chiropractic education institutions and continues this commitment to full accreditation of all of its programs.

Fast Facts

  • Two diverse campus locations, located in top U.S. healthcare markets
  • A 6-to-1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 100+ Internship & Preceptorships
  • Three NUHS Whole Health Centers (Clinics), two with a dedicated Veterans Clinic
  • 25+ Student Groups & Associations
  • 23,000 patients are treated at the NUHS campus clinics annually

NUHS Locatons

NUHS offers two diverse locations, both in top U.S. health care markets. The AVP of Admissions will be working within the Illinois campus community.

National University is located on a lovely, 38-acre, tree-lined campus, and prides itself on providing a campus experience that helps students excel. The Illinois facilities include:

National University’s DC program is offered at the University Partnership Center at St. Petersburg College, near the vibrant city of Tampa, Florida. Phases one and two of the program are taught at the Caruth Health Education Center and the nearby South Annex, both located in Pinellas Park.

To Apply

A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a PDF version of your letter of application outlining your interest/suitability for this position and a resume.

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For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Kristen Farha
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 316-650-0069
[email protected]

National University of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.