Director of Undergraduate Admission

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), the top-ranked university in Ohio and one of the top 50 in the nation, announces its search for a Director of Undergraduate Admission.

Interest in and excitement about CWRU is at an all-time high and continues to grow. Over the past nine years, undergraduate applications increased from approximately 7500 to over 26,000, the admit rate dropped from 70% to 29%, academic qualifications rose, national and international recruitment increased, representation from diverse populations was enhanced, and visitors to campus grew to 25,000.  Accordingly, the admission and enrollment team has had to be nimble, adaptable, efficient, and thoughtful in its response to and management of its growth. Looking ahead, the enrollment management team recognized the need for another senior-level position. The Director of Undergraduate Admission is a new position for the office and is an exciting opportunity for a rising leader in college admission.

The Director will report to the Dean of Undergraduate Admission and will be a member of the Undergraduate Admission Executive Team and provide daily leadership and oversight for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The Director is primarily responsible for implementing the strategy, programs, and initiatives using market research, analysis, and predictive modeling to ensure the University meets enrollment goals. Specifically, the Director will implement and oversee important strategic objectives related to application review, athletic and international recruitment, and promotion of the university to key national and international professional organizations.

In addition, the Director will supervise assistant directors of admission and create an environment supportive of professional development and inclusive decision making. This position will also serve as the dean in the dean’s absence and represent CWRU both internally and externally.

The ideal candidates will be: strategic and systematic thinkers who have great facility with data and CRM technology; open, warm, and collaborative in workstyle; dynamic, clear, and thoughtful communicators; capable of and interested in managing, supporting, and mentoring others; and experienced in selective and high-volume admission work. A full position description may be reviewed:

Please direct questions and inquires to Jennifer Christensen, Search Consultant, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, [email protected] All inquiries are confidential.