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VICE DEAN, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 83-27739
Posted Job Title VICE DEAN, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
School Name Provost's Center
Org Admissions
Posted to the Web 01/17/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 031
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F, 9-5, weekends & evenings as required
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House. http://provost.upenn.edu/

Duties

Reporting to the Dean of Admissions and a member of the office’s Senior Management Team, the Vice Dean, Director of Admissions, will have responsibility for planning and executing strategies over the core work of undergraduate student recruitment and enrollment for Penn’s four undergraduate schools and specialized programs. The Director will have between 4-6 direct reports and, as a member of the Senior Management Team, will have responsibility for the effective management and professional development of the admissions staff. The Director will implement cost-effective processes to meet University enrollment goals. The Director will also be responsible for managing a defined territory for recruitment, outreach and candidate selection. The Director will educate prospective students, families, college counselors and community-based organizations on educational opportunities available to students of high achievement and promise. The Director will serve as a primary liaison across campus and to professional committees and associations, including The Ivy League, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), the National Association College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and The College Board.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or more and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Progressively responsible experience in admissions, higher education or a related field; previous experience supervising professional level staff; proven experience with data-driven decision-making to inform and measure the most impactful and cost-effective processes to meet the university’s enrollment goals and the ability to prioritize projects in a high-volume and timeline-driven process. Familiarity with highly-selective college admissions, recruitment, and the evaluation and selection of college applicants are strongly preferred. A deep familiarity with Penn’s Office of Admissions and the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate experience is preferred. Strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills are required. The job requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.

Initial screening of credentials will begin in early March with interviews starting in April.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33949

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents