Reporting to the Associate Dean/Director of Admission, the Assistant Dean of Admission is one of five senior managers who will manage, administer, implement and interpret university and/or department admission policies and procedures and directly supervise a team of 5-6 admission officers.
Work with Associate Dean/Director of Admission to implement long-term strategic plans for marketing and events including oversight of a comprehensive marketing strategy involving print and digital mail campaigns, social media initiatives, and the admission web presence as well as national student search and mail campaigns.
Manage and mentor staff (e.g., in oversight of all special events and programs including yearly “Admit Weekend”; admitted student yield activities; creation and implementation of print, digital, social, and web marketing strategies, etc.), develop and coordinate training programs.
Read, evaluate and make higher level recommendations on undergraduate and transfer applications.
Chair admission committees; make higher level management, evaluative and programmatic decisions.
Develop and maintain external community (e.g., prospective applicants and their families, high school guidance counselors, alumni, community-based organizations, etc.) and University liaisons related to admission programs and services.
Evaluate departmental policies and procedures and make recommendations to senior management team.
Oversee the collection of enrollment data, develop reports and analyses, manage team's program budget.
Serve as a key member of management team; represent the department/unit on University wide teams and projects.
Take leadership role at regional and national committees/conferences.
*Other duties may also be assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree highly desirable) and 7-10 years of relevant experience (higher education/highly selective admission preferable) or combination of education and relevant experience.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Personnel management experience.
Budget management experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proven reading comprehension skills.
Proven strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and make distinctions among competitive applicants.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proven experience in public speaking and presentation skills.
Evidence of program planning skills.
Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
Occasionally lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely stand, walk, use a telephone and write by hand.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local and overnight travel required.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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