Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions

American University
Washington, District of Columbia
Not specified.
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

American University (AU), located in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is a private doctoral university that was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893. With highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty, and innovative programs, AU offers an unsurpassed educational experience in the nation’s capital, providing its highly engaged student body with opportunities for internships, research assistantships, and other real-world experience. AU enrolls more than 13,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Located on a beautiful 84-acre campus that is designated as an arboretum, AU attracts a diverse student body from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the territories, and more than 130 countries.

The Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and oversees the entire undergraduate admissions operation including recruitment, admission, merit scholarship awards, and conversion of undergraduate students. The position develops and implements freshman, transfer, and international student recruitment plans; analyzes admissions data and trends; forecasts changes in enrollment; and develops effective enrollment models and operational strategies. The Assistant Vice Provost serves as a member of the Office of Enrollment’s senior staff which, through their shared expertise, is responsible for the formulation and execution of those activities leading to the achievement of the University’s strategic enrollment goals as they relate to undergraduate students. These activities include the development of all marketing, recruitment, admission, conversion, and enrollment strategies including financial aid packaging for all entering students. The Assistant Vice Provost collaborates across the institution, serves on campus-wide committees and working groups, and represents AU to a wide range of external constituencies. The position oversees a staff of twenty-five and directly supervises four associate directors, an international admissions director, and an international admissions counselor.

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree or equivalent in training or experience; eight years of progressive experience in higher education admissions or an enrollment-related position; demonstrated ability to manage in a multi-tasking, diverse, and rapidly changing environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; and successful supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative, team-oriented, and results-driven admissions professional who has experience with predictive modeling and data analysis and a record of recruiting academically talented students from all backgrounds and identities.

Review of applications will begin March 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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American University – Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions

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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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